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Gender unknown

Gender unknown (Japanese: 性別不明 sex unknown) is a gender designation that species of Pokémon can have. Pokémon such as Voltorb, Staryu, and Mew that display neither a nor symbol in battle or on their summary screen are gender-unknown Pokémon.

In-universe, no one has been able to determine the gender of these Pokémon, including scientists.[1][2][3]

Terminology

In English-language official media, these Pokémon are generally referred to as being gender unknown,[4][5][6][7][8][1][2][9] as having unknown gender,[10][11][12][13][14] or simply by stating that their gender is unknown[15][4][16][17][18][3][19][20][21][22][23][14][24][9][25]. As a prenominal adjective, it is generally hyphenated, such as in "gender-unknown Pokémon",[21][2][9] though it has also appeared without being hyphenated, such as in "gender unknown Pokémon"[1].

Alternate terms that have been used officially include:

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Picnicker Siena on Route 205 mentions that there are some Pokémon whose gender can't be toldDP/that are neither male nor femalePt; both of these merely correspond to usages of 「せいべつふめい」 "sex unknown" in Japanese.[35][36]

As an Egg Group

In Pokémon Stadium 2 and in official Japanese and Chinese guidebooks for the Generation II and III games, Gender unknown also refers to an Egg Group consisting of gender-unknown Pokémon that are able to breed with Ditto. In these sources, gender-unknown Pokémon are listed in this Egg Group rather than in their actual Egg Groups. While Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Official Nintendo Player's Guide also lists Gender Unknown as an Egg Group, it lists the Pokémon with their real Egg Groups in the data section.

In Pokémon Emerald: Prima's Official Strategy Guide and early Japanese official guidebooks for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, gender-unknown Pokémon are instead listed in the No Eggs group, likely due to Ditto not being available without tradingRS/until after obtaining the National Pokédex in the Desert UnderpassE. Official guidebooks since Generation IV consistently list gender-unknown Pokémon in their actual Egg Groups.

Mechanics

Gender-unknown Pokémon (except Ditto) can only breed with Ditto. However, many gender-unknown Pokémon are in the No Eggs Discovered group, meaning that those Pokémon cannot breed at all. Ditto itself can be bred with any Pokémon that can breed (except Ditto), but the Eggs produced are always based on the other Pokémon's species.

In battle, gender-unknown Pokémon are immune to gender-based effects. They cannot become infatuated nor infatuate other Pokémon. The moves Attract and Captivate fail if used by or on these Pokémon. The Abilities Cute Charm and Rivalry do not affect gender-unknown Pokémon, and have no effect if possessed by them.

Pokémon

Breedable

#   Pokémon Type Egg Groups
081   Magnemite Electric Steel Mineral
082   Magneton Electric Steel Mineral
100   Voltorb Electric Mineral
101   Electrode Electric Mineral
120   Staryu Water Water 3
121   Starmie Water Psychic Water 3
137   Porygon Normal Mineral
233   Porygon2 Normal Mineral
292   Shedinja Bug Ghost Mineral
337   Lunatone Rock Psychic Mineral
338   Solrock Rock Psychic Mineral
343   Baltoy Ground Psychic Mineral
344   Claydol Ground Psychic Mineral
374   Beldum Steel Psychic Mineral
375   Metang Steel Psychic Mineral
376   Metagross Steel Psychic Mineral
436   Bronzor Steel Psychic Mineral
437   Bronzong Steel Psychic Mineral
462   Magnezone Electric Steel Mineral
474   Porygon-Z Normal Mineral
479   Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost Amorphous
479   Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Fire Amorphous
479   Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Water Amorphous
479   Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ice Amorphous
479   Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Flying Amorphous
479   Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Grass Amorphous
489   Phione Water Water 1/Fairy
490   Manaphy Water Water 1/Fairy
599   Klink Steel Mineral
600   Klang Steel Mineral
601   Klinklang Steel Mineral
615   Cryogonal Ice Mineral
622   Golett Ground Ghost Mineral
623   Golurk Ground Ghost Mineral
703   Carbink Rock Fairy Fairy/Mineral
774   Minior Rock Flying Mineral
781   Dhelmise Ghost Grass Mineral
854   Sinistea Ghost Mineral/Amorphous
855   Polteageist Ghost Mineral/Amorphous
870   Falinks Fighting Fairy/Mineral

Unbreedable

#   Pokémon Type Egg Groups
132   Ditto Normal Ditto
144   Articuno Ice Flying No Eggs Discovered
144G   Articuno Psychic Flying No Eggs Discovered
145   Zapdos Electric Flying No Eggs Discovered
145G   Zapdos Fighting Flying No Eggs Discovered
146   Moltres Fire Flying No Eggs Discovered
146G   Moltres Dark Flying No Eggs Discovered
150   Mewtwo Psychic No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew Psychic No Eggs Discovered
201   Unown Psychic No Eggs Discovered
243   Raikou Electric No Eggs Discovered
244   Entei Fire No Eggs Discovered
245   Suicune Water No Eggs Discovered
249   Lugia Psychic Flying No Eggs Discovered
250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying No Eggs Discovered
251   Celebi Psychic Grass No Eggs Discovered
377   Regirock Rock No Eggs Discovered
378   Regice Ice No Eggs Discovered
379   Registeel Steel No Eggs Discovered
382   Kyogre Water No Eggs Discovered
383   Groudon Ground No Eggs Discovered
384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying No Eggs Discovered
385   Jirachi Steel Psychic No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic No Eggs Discovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic No Eggs Discovered
480   Uxie Psychic No Eggs Discovered
481   Mesprit Psychic No Eggs Discovered
482   Azelf Psychic No Eggs Discovered
483   Dialga Steel Dragon No Eggs Discovered
484   Palkia Water Dragon No Eggs Discovered
486   Regigigas Normal No Eggs Discovered
487   Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon No Eggs Discovered
487   Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon No Eggs Discovered
491   Darkrai Dark No Eggs Discovered
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass No Eggs Discovered
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus Normal No Eggs Discovered
494   Victini Psychic Fire No Eggs Discovered
638   Cobalion Steel Fighting No Eggs Discovered
639   Terrakion Rock Fighting No Eggs Discovered
640   Virizion Grass Fighting No Eggs Discovered
643   Reshiram Dragon Fire No Eggs Discovered
644   Zekrom Dragon Electric No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
Dragon Ice No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Dragon Ice No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
Dragon Ice No Eggs Discovered
647   Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Water Fighting No Eggs Discovered
647   Keldeo
Resolute Form
Water Fighting No Eggs Discovered
648   Meloetta
Aria Forme
Normal Psychic No Eggs Discovered
648   Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Normal Fighting No Eggs Discovered
649   Genesect Bug Steel No Eggs Discovered
716   Xerneas Fairy No Eggs Discovered
717   Yveltal Dark Flying No Eggs Discovered
718   Zygarde Dragon Ground No Eggs Discovered
719   Diancie Rock Fairy No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
Psychic Ghost No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
Psychic Dark No Eggs Discovered
721   Volcanion Fire Water No Eggs Discovered
772   Type: Null Normal No Eggs Discovered
773   Silvally Normal No Eggs Discovered
785   Tapu Koko Electric Fairy No Eggs Discovered
786   Tapu Lele Psychic Fairy No Eggs Discovered
787   Tapu Bulu Grass Fairy No Eggs Discovered
788   Tapu Fini Water Fairy No Eggs Discovered
789   Cosmog Psychic No Eggs Discovered
790   Cosmoem Psychic No Eggs Discovered
791   Solgaleo Psychic Steel No Eggs Discovered
792   Lunala Psychic Ghost No Eggs Discovered
793   Nihilego Rock Poison No Eggs Discovered
794   Buzzwole Bug Fighting No Eggs Discovered
795   Pheromosa Bug Fighting No Eggs Discovered
796   Xurkitree Electric No Eggs Discovered
797   Celesteela Steel Flying No Eggs Discovered
798   Kartana Grass Steel No Eggs Discovered
799   Guzzlord Dark Dragon No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma Psychic No Eggs Discovered
801   Magearna Steel Fairy No Eggs Discovered
802   Marshadow Fighting Ghost No Eggs Discovered
803   Poipole Poison No Eggs Discovered
804   Naganadel Poison Dragon No Eggs Discovered
805   Stakataka Rock Steel No Eggs Discovered
806   Blacephalon Fire Ghost No Eggs Discovered
807   Zeraora Electric No Eggs Discovered
808   Meltan Steel No Eggs Discovered
809   Melmetal Steel No Eggs Discovered
880   Dracozolt Electric Dragon No Eggs Discovered
881   Arctozolt Electric Ice No Eggs Discovered
882   Dracovish Water Dragon No Eggs Discovered
883   Arctovish Water Ice No Eggs Discovered
888   Zacian Fairy No Eggs Discovered
889   Zamazenta Fighting No Eggs Discovered
890   Eternatus Poison Dragon No Eggs Discovered
893   Zarude Dark Grass No Eggs Discovered
894   Regieleki Electric No Eggs Discovered
895   Regidrago Dragon No Eggs Discovered
896   Glastrier Ice No Eggs Discovered
897   Spectrier Ghost No Eggs Discovered
898   Calyrex Psychic Grass No Eggs Discovered

In the anime

In To Catch a Rotom!, after Iris tries to have her Emolga use Attract on three Rotom, Professor Oak remarks that Rotom are neither male nor female.[37]

In other languages

Gender unknown

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 性別不明 Singbiht Bātmìhng
Mandarin 性別不明 / 性别不明 Xìngbié Bùmíng
  French Sexe inconnu
  German Geschlecht unbekanntNew Pokémon Snap
Unbekanntes GeschlechtHOME
Geschlecht ?Stad2
  Italian Sesso sconosciutoHOME
Genere sconosc.Stad2
  Korean 성별 불명 Seongbyeol Bulmyeong
  Brazilian Portuguese Gênero desconhecido
  Russian Пол неизвестен Pol neizvesten
  Spanish Sexo desconocidoHOME, New Pokémon Snap
Género no conocidoStad2
  Thai เพศไม่แน่ชัด Phet Mainaechat


Unknown

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 不明 Bātmìhng
Mandarin 不明 Bùmíng
  Danish Ukendt
  Dutch Onbekend
  Finnish Tuntematon
  French Inconnu
  German Unbekannt
  Hebrew לא ידוע Lo Yadu'a
  Italian Sconosciuto
  Korean 불명 Bulmyeong
  Norwegian Ukjent
  Portuguese Desconhecido
  Russian Неизвестно Neizvestno
  Spanish Desconocido
  Swedish Okänt
  Thai ไม่แน่ชัด Mainaechat
  Turkish Belirsiz
  Vietnamese Chưa xác định


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Strategy Guide, p. 288-9; excerpt: "scientists have been unable to determine any gender for them"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide, p. 359-60; excerpt: "no one's been able to determine their gender"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pokémon Black 2 and White 2: An NPC in the Floccesy Pokémon Center, with a gender-unknown Pokémon in the first slot of the party: "Your <Pokémon>... Its gender is unknown." (Japanese: 「あなたの <Pokémon>って…… 性別が わからないのね!」 "Your <Pokémon>... I can't tell what gender it is!")
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pokémon Stadium 2: "Gender unknown" is listed as an Egg Group at Earl's Pokémon Academy; a Pokémon's gender can be described as "unknown"
  5. Pokémon Bank: "Gender Unknown" can be selected as a search option
  6. Pokémon HOME (mobile): "Gender unknown" can be selected as a search option
  7. Pokémon GO: genderunknown can be used as a search filter
  8. New Pokémon Snap: "Gender Unknown" is a possible value for the "Gender" field in the Photodex
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield: The Official Galar Region Strategy Guide, p. 234-5
  10. Pokémon X and Y: A scientist on Sycamore Pokémon Lab 2F says "There are male Pokémon, female Pokémon, and even Pokémon with unknown genders." (Japanese: 「ポケモンには オスと メス そして 性別不明が います」)
  11. The Details of Discovering Pokémon Eggs | Pokemon.com: "When Ditto is paired with a Pokémon in the Day Care, the Pokémon that hatches from the Egg you find will be the same as (or an Evolution of) the paired Pokémon, whether it is male, female, or of unknown gender."
  12. 12.0 12.1 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokédex, p. 394; excerpt: "Some Pokémon don't have a gender"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Pokémon Platinum: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 384
  14. 14.0 14.1 Pokémon Black and White Pokédex, p. 123
  15. Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal: In the party screen, the text "Male", "Female", or "Unknown" is displayed for each Pokémon when depositing a Pokémon at the Day Care
  16. Pokémon HOME (Nintendo Switch): "Unknown" can be selected as a filter under "Gender"
  17. Pokédex 3D, Pokédex 3D Pro, Pokédex for iOS: "Unknown" is a possible value for the "Gender" field
  18. Pokémon.com Pokédex: "Unknown" is a possible value for the "Gender" field
  19. Pokémon Video Game Glossary | Pokemon.com: "The gender of a Pokémon is designated as male, female, or unknown."
  20. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Pokédex, p. 10
  21. 21.0 21.1 Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 184-5
  22. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 198
  23. Pokémon Black and White Pokédex, p. 10, 212, 214, 288
  24. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 198
  25. Electric- and Steel-Type Egg Event | News | Pokémon Masters EX official site: "The gender of Pokémon listed with △ are unknown."
  26. Train, Raid, and Hatch Pokémon to Breed Victories in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield | Pokemon.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 Pokémon Gold and Silver: Official Nintendo Player's Guide, p. 95
  28. 28.0 28.1 Pokémon Crystal: Official Nintendo Player's Guide, p. 25
  29. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Official Nintendo Player's Guide, p. 32
  30. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, p. 273
  31. 31.0 31.1 Pokémon Gold and Silver: Complete Pokédex, p. 37-8
  32. Letters to the Editor! | 11/27/2003 | The Official Pokemon.com Site (archived)
  33. Letters to the Editor! | 1/17/2003 | The Official Pokemon.com Site (archived)
  34. Play! Pokémon Video Game Rules, Formats & Penalty Guidelines - October 23, 2019, February 13, 2020 (archived): "A genderless Pokémon is listed as male or female on the team list."
  35. Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: Picnicker Siena on Route 205 says "What can I tell you about Pokémon? Well, there are males and females. And some that you can't tell!" (Japanese: 「ポケモンで しってること? そうねー ポケモンには メスと オス それと せいべつふめいが いるよ!」)
  36. Pokémon Platinum: Picnicker Siena on Route 205 says "I know all sorts of things about Pokémon! Let's see... There are males and females, and some aren't either!" (Japanese: 「あたし ポケモンに くわしいよ! えっとー ポケモンには メスと オス それと せいべつふめいが いるの!」)
  37. To Catch a Rotom!: Professor Oak says "I'm afraid Rotom are neither male nor female. And that's the reason Attract had no effect on them." (Japanese: 「いや、ロトムにオスとメスの区別はないぞ。だから、メロメロの効果を受けないんじゃ。」 )


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