List of Pokémon with branched evolutions

Wurmple can evolve into either Silcoon or Cascoon.

This is a list of Pokémon which evolve differently depending on certain conditions. It does not include Pokémon with gender differences which evolve differently depending on their gender (such as Espurr). To date, no Pokémon whose pre-evolution has a branched evolution also has a branched evolution; Wurmple is the only Pokémon with a branched evolution whose evolutions can both evolve again.

The branched evolutions of a family often have different strengths in their base stats. In some cases, certain stats may be exactly the same, with the rest being distributed differently depending on the branch. One example of this is Gardevoir, with 65 for its base Attack and 125 for its base Special Attack, while Gallade's Attack and Special Attack are instead 125 and 65; the rest of their stats are exactly the same. A broader example is the Eeveelutions, whose stats all use the same numbers in different orders.

The majority of evolutionary families that have a branched evolution have only two evolutionary stages. Many evolutionary families with branched evolutions only gained a branched evolution in a generation after the family was introduced; for example, Kirlia was introduced in Generation III along with its evolution Gardevoir, and Kirlia's alternate evolution Gallade was introduced in Generation IV.

Pokémon with branched evolutions

Basic form Evolution trigger Middle evolution Evolution trigger Final evolution Stat comparison
 
Oddish
  
Level 21  
Gloom
  
 
Leaf Stone
 
Vileplume
  
Higher Special Attack
 
Sun Stone
 
Bellossom
 
Higher Special Defense
 
Poliwag
 
Level 25  
Poliwhirl
 
 
Water Stone
 
Poliwrath
  
Higher physical stats
Trade holding
 
King's Rock
 
Politoed
 
Higher special stats
 
Slowpoke
  
Level 37  
Slowbro
  
Higher Defense
Trade holding
 
King's Rock
 
Slowking
  
Higher Special Defense
 
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
 
 
Galarica Cuff
 
Slowbro
Galarian Form
  
Higher physical stats
 
Galarica Wreath
 
Slowking
Galarian Form
  
Higher special stats
 
Exeggcute
  
 
Leaf Stone
 
Exeggutor
  
Slightly lower Attack, but higher Speed
 
Leaf Stone in Alola
 
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
  
Slightly lower Speed, but higher Attack
 
Cubone
 
Level 28  
Marowak
 
No stat difference
Level 28 in AlolaNight  
Marowak
Alolan Form
  
No stat difference
 
Koffing
 
Level 35  
Weezing
 
No stat difference
Level 35 in Galar  
Weezing
Galarian Form
  
No stat difference
 
Scyther
  
Trade holding
 
Metal Coat
 
Scizor
  
Unknown
Unknown  
Kleavor
  
 
Eevee
 
 
Water Stone
 
Vaporeon
 
High HP and Special Attack
 
Thunder Stone
 
Jolteon
 
High Speed and Special Attack
 
Fire Stone
 
Flareon
 
High Attack and Special Defense
Level up with friendshipDay
or
Level up with friendship and a Sun Shard in the BagXD
 
Espeon
 
High Special Attack and Speed
Level up with friendshipNight
or
Level up with friendship and a Moon Shard in the BagXD
 
Umbreon
 
High defenses
Level up near a Moss Rock
or
 
Leaf StoneSwSh
 
Leafeon
 
High physical stats
Level up near an Ice Rock
or
 
Ice StoneSwSh
 
Glaceon
 
High Special Attack and Defense
Level up with 2 levels of Affection/High friendship SwSh
and
knowing a Fairy-type move
 
Sylveon
 
High special stats
 
Pichu
 
Friendship  
Pikachu
 
 
Thunder Stone
 
Raichu
 
Slightly higher physical stats
 
Thunder Stone
in Alola
 
Raichu
Alolan Form
  
Slightly higher special stats
 
Tyrogue
 
Level 20
(Attack > Defense)
 
Hitmonlee
 
High Attack and Speed
Most extreme stats of the Hitmons
Level 20
(Attack < Defense)
 
Hitmonchan
 
Slightly more balanced than Hitmonlee
Level 20
(Attack = Defense)
 
Hitmontop
 
Most balanced stats of the Hitmons
 
Wurmple
 
Level 7
(Personality value mod 10 < 5)
 
Silcoon
 
Level 10  
Beautifly
  
High attacking stats
Level 7
(Personality value mod 10 ≥ 5)
 
Cascoon
 
Level 10  
Dustox
  
High defenses
 
Ralts
  
Level 20  
Kirlia
  
Level 30  
Gardevoir
  
High Special Attack
 
Dawn Stone
(male only)
 
Gallade
  
High Attack
 
Nincada
  
Level 20  
Ninjask
  
High Speed
Appears when Nincada evolves if
there is a Poké Ball in the bag
and an empty space in the player's party
 
Shedinja
  
Low Speed and always has 1 HP,
but Wonder Guard nullifies any attacks
that are not super effective
 
Snorunt
 
Level 42  
Glalie
 
Perfectly balanced stats
 
Dawn Stone
(female only)
 
Froslass
  
High Speed, lower defenses
 
Clamperl
 
Trade holding
 
Deep Sea Tooth
 
Huntail
 
High Attack
Trade holding
 
Deep Sea Scale
 
Gorebyss
 
High Special Attack
 
Burmy
 
Level 20
(female , Plant Cloak)
 
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
  
High special stats
Level 20
(female , Sandy Cloak)
 
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
  
High physical stats
Level 20
(female , Trash Cloak)
 
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
  
Balanced stats
Level 20
(male )
 
Mothim
  
High HP, attacking stats and Speed
 
Mime Jr.
  
Level up knowing Mimic  
Mr. Mime
  
Does not evolve High special stats
Level up knowing Mimic
in Galar
 
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
  
Level 42  
Mr. Rime
  
High Speed
 
Rockruff
 
Level 25SUSDay  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
 
High Speed
Level 25MUMNight  
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
 
Balanced stats
Level 25 between 5:00 and 5:59 PM
(special Rockruff with Own Tempo only)
 
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
 
High Attack
 
Cosmog
 
Level 43  
Cosmoem
 
Level 53SUSSw  
Solgaleo
  
High physical stats
Level 53MUMSh  
Lunala
  
High special stats
 
Applin
  
 
Tart Apple
 
Flapple
  
High Attack and Speed
 
Sweet Apple
 
Appletun
  
High HP and special stats
 
Toxel
  
Level 30 with Hardy, Brave, Adamant, Naughty, Docile,
Impish, Lax, Hasty, Jolly, Naive, Rash, Sassy, or Quirky Nature
 
Toxtricity
Amped Form
  
No stat difference
Level 30 with Lonely, Bold, Relaxed, Timid, Serious,
Modest, Mild, Quiet, Bashful, Calm, Gentle, or Careful Nature
 
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
  
No stat difference
 
Kubfu
 
Interact with the Scroll of Darkness  
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
  
No stat difference
Interact with the Scroll of Waters  
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
  
No stat difference

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