Game of origin
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The game of origin is a value in the Pokémon data structure that indicates the game a Pokémon was originally obtained in. This value was introduced in Generation III. It determines the origin mark of the Pokémon.
From Generation III onward, Pokémon caught in the wild or obtained as a gift or in-game trade have the game they were obtained in set as their game of origin. Eggs have their game of origin set to the game in which they were obtained, not the game they were hatched. Pokémon from Mystery Gifts vary, with some having a predetermined game of origin set by the Wonder Card and others using the recipient game as the game of origin. Shedinja retains the Nincada's game of origin upon evolution.
The Generation I and II games do not track Pokémon's games of origin, so Pokémon transferred from these Virtual Console games record the game they were transferred from as their game of origin.
Uniquely, Pokémon originating from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl or Pokémon Legends: Arceus that are transferred into Pokémon Sword and Shield are assigned the game of origin value for Pokémon Sword and the met location of "the Faraway place". The original game of origin value is restored if these Pokémon are deposited back into Pokémon HOME, but the original met location is permanently lost.
Gift Pokémon from other games
All core series games, as well as Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, and Pokémon GO, have unique game of origin IDs. Pokémon received from other games determine their game of origin in different ways.
- Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc: Gift Pokémon from the Bonus Disc have Pokémon Ruby as their game of origin.
- Pokémon Channel: Pokémon obtained from Pokémon Channel have their game of origin determined randomly.
- Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire: Eggs obtained from Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire use the recipient game as their game of origin.
- My Pokémon Ranch: Pokémon traded by Hayley have Pokémon Diamond as their game of origin.
- Pokémon Dream Radar: Pokémon sent from Dream Radar have the game they were received in as their game of origin.
- Pokémon Link: Pokémon sent to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire via the Pokémon Link feature (i.e. gift Pokémon obtained from Pokémon Bank or the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version) have the game they were received in as their game of origin.
- Pokémon HOME: The game of origin of Pokémon obtained as gifts in Pokémon HOME varies. Regardless of their game of origin, these Pokémon are displayed as being met in "Pokémon HOME" rather than their corresponding region.
- Gift Pokémon that debuted prior to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have Pokémon Sword as their game of origin.
- Pokémon obtained as gifts in Pokémon HOME intended for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have Pokémon Brilliant Diamond as their game of origin.
- Pokémon obtained as gifts in Pokémon HOME intended for Pokémon Legends: Arceus have Pokémon Legends: Arceus as their game of origin.
Uniquely, in Pokémon Colosseum, the gift Ho-Oh from Mt. Battle has Pokémon Sapphire as its game of origin instead of Pokémon Colosseum.
In Generation III, this value occupies 4 bits of a two-byte word in the Pokémon data structure. From Generation IV onward, it occupies a whole byte.
|Met location following transfer|
|0||00||unused||a distant land|
|1||01||Sapphire||the Hoenn region|
|2||02||Ruby||the Hoenn region|
|3||03||Emerald||the Hoenn region|
|4||04||FireRed||the Kanto region|
|5||05||LeafGreen||the Kanto region|
|6||06||unused||a distant land|
|7||07||HeartGold||the Johto region|
|8||08||SoulSilver||the Johto region|
|9||09||unused||a distant land|
|10||0A||Diamond||the Sinnoh region|
|11||0B||Pearl||the Sinnoh region|
|12||0C||Platinum||the Sinnoh region|
|13||0D||unused||a distant land|
|14||0E||unused||a distant land|
|15||0F||Colosseum & XD||a distant land|
|16||10||unused||a distant land|
|17||11||unused||a distant land|
|18||12||unused||a distant land|
|19||13||unused||a distant land|
|20||14||White||the Unova region|
|21||15||Black||the Unova region|
|22||16||White 2||the Unova region|
|23||17||Black 2||the Unova region|
|24||18||X||the Kalos region|
|25||19||Y||the Kalos region|
|26||1A||Alpha Sapphire||the Hoenn region|
|27||1B||Omega Ruby||the Hoenn region|
|28||1C||unused||the Kalos region|
|29||1D||unused||the Kalos region|
|30||1E||Sun||the Alola region|
|31||1F||Moon||the Alola region|
|32||20||Ultra Sun||the Alola region|
|33||21||Ultra Moon||the Alola region|
|34||22||Pokémon GO||Pokémon GO|
|35||23||Red||the Kanto region in the good old days|
|36||24||Blue or Green||the Kanto region in the good old days|
|37||25||Blue (Japanese)||the Kanto region in the good old days|
|38||26||Yellow||the Kanto region in the good old days|
|39||27||Gold||the Johto region in the good old days|
|40||28||Silver||the Johto region in the good old days|
|41||29||Crystal||the Johto region in the good old days|
|42||2A||Let's Go, Pikachu!||the Kanto region|
|43||2B||Let's Go, Eevee!||the Kanto region|
|44||2C||Sword||the Galar region|
|45||2D||Shield||the Galar region|
|47||2F||Legends: Arceus||the Hisui region|
the Sinnoh region of oldBDSP
|48||30||Brilliant Diamond||the Sinnoh region|
the Sinnoh region made newLA
|49||31||Shining Pearl||the Sinnoh region|
the Sinnoh region made newLA
|50||32||Scarlet||the Paldea region|
|51||33||Violet||the Paldea region|
|unused||a distant land|
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/file/1694-ageto-celebi/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/file/330-mew/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/file/333-phione/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/category/90-dream-radar/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/file/1556-pokemon-bank-celebi-eng-pl6pk6/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/category/216-pok%C3%A9mon-home/
- ↑ https://projectpokemon.org/home/files/file/2900-mt-battle-present-room-mattle-ho-oh/
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