List of cross-generational evolution families

This is a list of Pokémon families including evolutions from different generations. For example, Pichu (a Generation II Pokémon) evolves into Pikachu (a Generation I Pokémon).

A few of these Pokémon, as a result of new evolutions, become a part of evolutionary families with branched evolutions. Pokémon which evolve into a Pokémon of a previous generation, instead of from it, are always baby Pokémon.

Later generations have modified old families by introducing regional forms of older Pokémon adapted for life in different regions. Certain families entirely consist of variant forms while others share an unevolved state before diversifying, much like a branched evolution. Certain Pokémon will only evolve from a specific regional form and, therefore, have no counterpart.

Even when not related by evolution, regional forms of the same family are still related via breeding. A Pokémon species that has a regional form that is hatched from an Egg will be in the form corresponding to the region in which the Egg was produced, regardless of the parent's regional form. However, if a parent of a foreign form is holding an Everstone and is from the same evolutionary family as the offspring, then the offspring will hatch into that parent's form.

Families introduced in Generation I

Pikachu family

II
 
Baby
Pichu
I
 
Friendship
Pikachu
I
 
Thunder Stone outside of Alola
Raichu
VII
 
Thunder Stone in Alola
Raichu

Clefairy family

II
 
Baby
Cleffa
I
 
Friendship
Clefairy
I
 
Moon Stone
Clefable

Jigglypuff family

II
 
Baby
Igglybuff
I
 
Friendship
Jigglypuff
I
 
Moon Stone
Wigglytuff

Zubat family

I
 
Unevolved
Zubat
I
 
Level 22+
Golbat
II
 
Friendship
Crobat

Oddish family

I
 
Unevolved
Oddish
I
 
Level 21+
Gloom
I
 
Leaf Stone
Vileplume
II
 
Sun Stone
Bellossom

Meowth family

I
 
Unevolved
Meowth
I
 
Level 28+
Persian
VII
 
Alolan Form
Meowth
VII
 
High friendshipSMUSUM,SwSh
Level 28+PE
Persian
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Meowth
VIII
 
Level 28+
Perrserker

Poliwag family

I
 
Unevolved
Poliwag
I
 
Level 25+
Poliwhirl
I
 
Water Stone
Poliwrath
II
 
Trade with King's Rock
Politoed

Slowpoke family

I
 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
I
 
Level 37+
Slowbro
II
 
Trade with King's Rock
Slowking
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Slowpoke
VIII
 
Galarica Cuff
Slowbro
VIII
 
Galarica Wreath
Slowking

Magnemite family

I
 
Unevolved
Magnemite
I
 
Level 30+
Magneton
IV
 
Level up in a special magnetic field
Thunder StoneSwSh
Magnezone

Farfetch'd family

I
 
Unevolved
Farfetch'd
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Farfetch'd
VIII
 
Land three critical hits in one battle
Sirfetch'd

Onix family

I
 
Unevolved
Onix
II
 
Trade with Metal Coat
Steelix

Exeggcute family

I
 
Unevolved
Exeggcute
I
 
Leaf Stone outside of Alola
Exeggutor
VII
 
Leaf Stone in Alola
Exeggutor

Cubone family

I
 
Unevolved
Cubone
I
 
Level 28+ outside of Alola
Marowak
VII
 
Level 28+ in Alola (Night)
Marowak

Hitmons

II
 
Baby
Tyrogue
I
 
Level 20+ (Attack > Defense)
Hitmonlee
I
 
Level 20+ (Attack < Defense)
Hitmonchan
II
 
Level 20+ (Attack = Defense)
Hitmontop

Lickitung family

I
 
Unevolved
Lickitung
IV
 
Level up with Rollout
Lickilicky

Koffing family

I
 
Unevolved
Koffing
I
 
Level 35+ outside of Galar
Weezing
VIII
 
Level 35+ in Galar
Weezing

Rhyhorn family

I
 
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
I
 
Level 42+
Rhydon
IV
 
Trade with Protector
Rhyperior

Chansey family

IV
 
Baby
Happiny
I
 
Level up with Oval Stone
Chansey
II
 
Friendship
Blissey

Tangela family

I
 
Unevolved
Tangela
IV
 
Level up with Ancient Power
Tangrowth

Horsea family

I
 
Unevolved
Horsea
I
 
Level 32+
Seadra
II
 
Trade with Dragon Scale
Kingdra

Mr. Mime family

IV
 
Baby
Mime Jr.
I
 
Level up with Mimic outside of Galar
Mr. Mime
VIII
 
Level up with Mimic in Galar
Mr. Mime
VIII
 
Level 42+
Mr. Rime

Scyther family

I
 
Unevolved
Scyther
II
 
Trade with Metal Coat
Scizor
VIII
 
Black Augurite
Kleavor

Jynx family

II
 
Baby
Smoochum
I
 
Level 30+
Jynx

Electabuzz family

II
 
Baby
Elekid
I
 
Level 30+
Electabuzz
IV
 
Trade with Electirizer
Electivire

Magmar family

II
 
Baby
Magby
I
 
Level 30+
Magmar
IV
 
Trade with Magmarizer
Magmortar

Eeveelutions

I
 
Unevolved
Eevee
I
 
Water Stone
Vaporeon
I
 
Thunder Stone
Jolteon
I
 
Fire Stone
Flareon
II
 
Friendship (Day)
Sun ShardXD
Espeon
II
 
Friendship (Night)
Moon ShardXD
Umbreon
IV
 
Level up at Moss RockDPPt, BW-USUM
Leaf StoneSwShBDSPLA
Leafeon
IV
 
Level up at Ice RockDPPt, BW-USUM
Ice StoneSwShLA
Glaceon
VI
 
Level up with 2 AffectionXY-USUM/High FriendshipSwShLA and a Fairy-type move
Sylveon

Porygon family

I
 
Unevolved
Porygon
II
 
Trade with Up-Grade
Porygon2
IV
 
Trade with Dubious Disc
Porygon-Z

Snorlax family

IV
 
Baby
Munchlax
I
 
Friendship
Snorlax

Families introduced in Generation II

Cyndaquil family

II
 
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
II
 
Level 14+ outside of Hisui, Level 17+ in Hisui
Quilava
II
 
Level 36+ outside of Hisui
Typhlosion
VIII
 
Level 36+ inside Hisui
Typhlosion

Togepi family

II
 
Baby
Togepi
II
 
Friendship
Togetic
IV
 
Shiny Stone
Togekiss

Marill family

III
 
Baby
Azurill
II
 
Friendship
Marill
II
 
Level 18+
Azumarill

Sudowoodo family

IV
 
Baby
Bonsly
II
 
Level up with Mimic
Sudowoodo

Aipom family

II
 
Unevolved
Aipom
IV
 
Level up with Double Hit
Ambipom

Yanma family

II
 
Unevolved
Yanma
IV
 
Level up with Ancient Power
Yanmega

Murkrow family

II
 
Unevolved
Murkrow
IV
 
Dusk Stone
Honchkrow

Misdreavus family

II
 
Unevolved
Misdreavus
IV
 
Dusk Stone
Mismagius

Wobbuffet family

III
 
Baby
Wynaut
II
 
Level 15+
Wobbuffet

Gligar family

II
 
Unevolved
Gligar
IV
 
Level up with Razor Fang (Night)
Gliscor

Qwilfish family

II
 
Unevolved
Qwilfish
VIII
 
Hisuian Form
Qwilfish
VIII
 
Use Strong Style of Barb Barrage 20 times
Overqwil

Sneasel family

II
 
Unevolved
Sneasel
IV
 
Level up with Razor Claw (Night)
Weavile
VIII
 
Hisuian Form
Sneasel
VIII
 
Razor Claw (Daytime)
Sneasler

Teddiursa family

II
 
Unevolved
Teddiursa
II
 
Level 30+
Ursaring
VIII
 
Peat Block during a full moon
Ursaluna

Swinub family

II
 
Unevolved
Swinub
II
 
Level 33+
Piloswine
IV
 
Level up with Ancient Power
Mamoswine

Corsola family

II
 
Unevolved
Corsola
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Corsola
VIII
 
Level 38+
Cursola

Mantine family

IV
 
Baby
Mantyke
II
 
Level up with Remoraid in party
Mantine

Stantler family

II
 
Unevolved
Stantler
VIII
 
Use Agile Style of Psyshield Bash 20 times
Wyrdeer

Families introduced in Generation III

Zigzagoon family

III
 
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
III
 
Level 20+
Linoone
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Zigzagoon
VIII
 
Level 20+
Linoone
VIII
 
Level 35+ at Night
Obstagoon

Ralts family

III
 
Unevolved
Ralts
III
 
Level 20+
Kirlia
III
 
Level 30+
Gardevoir
IV
 
Dawn Stone (male)
Gallade

Nosepass family

III
 
Unevolved
Nosepass
IV
 
Level up in a special magnetic field
Thunder StoneLA
Probopass

Roselia family

IV
 
Baby
Budew
III
 
Friendship (Day)
Roselia
IV
 
Shiny Stone
Roserade

Duskull family

III
 
Unevolved
Duskull
III
 
Level 37+
Dusclops
IV
 
Trade with Reaper Cloth
Dusknoir

Chimecho family

IV
 
Baby
Chingling
III
 
Friendship (Night)
Chimecho

Snorunt family

III
 
Unevolved
Snorunt
III
 
Level 42+
Glalie
IV
 
Dawn Stone (female)
Froslass

Families introduced in Generation V

Oshawott family

V
 
Unevolved
Oshawott
V
 
Level 17+
Dewott
V
 
Level 36+ outside of Hisui
Samurott
VIII
 
Level 36+ in Hisui
Samurott

Petilil family

V
 
Unevolved
Petilil
V
 
Sun Stone outside of Hisui
Lilligant
VIII
 
Sun Stone in Hisui
Lilligant

Basculin family

V
 
Red-Striped Form
Basculin
V
 
Blue-Striped Form
Basculin
VIII
 
White-Striped Form
Basculin
VIII
 
Lose 294 HP from recoil (male)
Basculegion
VIII
 
Lose 294 HP from recoil (female)
Basculegion

Yamask family

V
 
Unevolved
Yamask
V
 
Level 34+
Cofagrigus
VIII
 
Galarian Form
Yamask
VIII
 
Under the stone bridge in Dusty Bowl with 49 damage
Runerigus

Rufflet family

V
 
Unevolved
Rufflet
V
 
Level 54+ outside of Hisui
Braviary
VIII
 
Level 54+ in Hisui
Braviary

Families introduced in Generation VI

Goomy family

VI
 
Unevolved
Goomy
VI
 
Level 40+ outside of Hisui
Sliggoo
VI
 
Level 50+ with rain or fog in the overworld
Goodra
VIII
 
Level 40+ in Hisui
Sliggoo
VIII
 
Level 50+ with rain or fog in the overworld
Goodra

Bergmite family

VI
 
Unevolved
Bergmite
VI
 
Level 37+ outside of Hisui
Avalugg
VIII
 
Level 37+ in Hisui
Avalugg

Families introduced in Generation VII

Rowlet family

VII
 
Unevolved
Rowlet
VII
 
Level 17+
Dartrix
VII
 
Level 34+ outside of Hisui
Decidueye
VIII
 
Level 36+ inside Hisui
Decidueye

Trivia

  • Generation IV introduced the most evolutionary relatives to Pokémon from previous generations, with 29, and Generation VI introduced the fewest evolutionary relatives to Pokémon from previous generations, with only one, Sylveon. The only generation that didn't introduce any new cross-generational evolutions is Generation V. In Generations VII and VIII, some regional forms can cross-generation evolve.
  • Roselia is the only Pokémon to have both a pre-evolution and an evolution (Budew and Roserade, respectively) introduced in the same generation outside its debut generation.
  • Porygon is the only Pokémon to have an evolution introduced in a later generation that was later able to evolve once again.

See also


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