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Game of origin

Game of origin is a value in the Pokémon data structure that indicates the game a Pokémon was obtained in.

In Generation III, this value occupies 4 bits of a two-byte word. From Generation IV onward, it occupies a whole byte.

Assignment

Pokémon caught in the wild, obtained as a gift or in-game trade, met in Entree Forest, or received from a Wonder Card have the game they were obtained in 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. Shedinja retains the Nincada's game of origin.

Pokémon obtained from My Pokémon Ranch, Pokémon Dream Radar, Pokémon Channel, and Pokémon Link use the game they were transferred to.

Pokémon from the Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc have Pokémon Ruby as their game of origin. The gift Ho-Oh from Mt. Battle in Pokémon Colosseum has Pokémon Sapphire as its game of origin.

Possible values

# Hex Game Icon Bank location
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 or 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
Blue pentagon
the Kalos region
25 19 Y
Blue pentagon
the Kalos region
26 1A Alpha Sapphire
Blue pentagon
the Hoenn region
27 1B Omega Ruby
Blue pentagon
the Hoenn region
28 1C unused
Blue pentagon
the Kalos region
29 1D unused
Blue pentagon
the Kalos region
30 1E Sun
Black clover
the Alola region
31 1F Moon
Black clover
the Alola region
32 20 Ultra Sun
Black clover
the Alola region
33 21 Ultra Moon
Black clover
the Alola region
34 22 Pokémon GO
GO icon
Pokémon GO
35 23 Red
Game Boy icon
the Kanto region in the good old days
36 24 Blue or Green
Game Boy icon
the Kanto region in the good old days
37 25 Blue (Japanese)
Game Boy icon
the Kanto region in the good old days
38 26 Yellow
Game Boy icon
the Kanto region in the good old days
39 27 Gold
Game Boy icon
the Johto region in the good old days
40 28 Silver
Game Boy icon
the Johto region in the good old days
41 29 Crystal
Game Boy icon
the Johto region in the good old days
42 2A Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go icon
N/A
43 2B Let's Go, Eevee!
Let's Go icon
N/A
44 2C Sword
Galar symbol
N/A
45 2D Shield
Galar symbol
N/A