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.

Starting with Generation VII, several old Pokémon families were modified by introducing regional forms of older Pokémon adapted for life in different regions. While regional forms of the same family are always related via breeding, families entirely consisting of regional variant forms of the exact same species are not considered to be in the scope of this page.

Entries in each section are listed in ascending order based on the lowest National Pokédex number among the family members.

Common stage and new species

These evolutionary families have received actual new Pokémon species introduced at some point after the debut of the earliest members that either evolve into or evolve from preexisting stages. In other words, these families have at least one instance where a Pokémon can evolve into a stage introduced in a different generation and the two species in question also debut in different generations.

Pikachu family

II
 
Baby
Pichu
I
 
First evolution
Pikachu
I
 
Second evolution
Raichu
VII
 
Second evolution
Raichu

Clefairy family

II
 
Baby
Cleffa
I
 
First evolution
Clefairy
I
 
Second evolution
Clefable

Jigglypuff family

II
 
Baby
Igglybuff
I
 
First evolution
Jigglypuff
I
 
Second evolution
Wigglytuff

Zubat family

I
 
Unevolved
Zubat
I
 
First evolution
Golbat
II
 
Second evolution
Crobat

Oddish family

I
 
Unevolved
Oddish
I
 
First evolution
Gloom
I
 
Second evolution
Vileplume
II
 
Second evolution
Bellossom

Mankey family

I
 
Unevolved
Mankey
I
 
First evolution
Primeape
IX
 
Second evolution
Annihilape

Poliwag family

I
 
Unevolved
Poliwag
I
 
First evolution
Poliwhirl
I
 
Second evolution
Poliwrath
II
 
Second evolution
Politoed

Slowpoke family

I
 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
I
 
First evolution
Slowbro
II
 
First evolution
Slowking
VIII
 
Unevolved
Slowpoke
VIII
 
First evolution
Slowbro
VIII
 
First evolution
Slowking

Magnemite family

I
 
Unevolved
Magnemite
I
 
First evolution
Magneton
IV
 
Second evolution
Magnezone

Onix family

I
 
Unevolved
Onix
II
 
First evolution
Steelix

Hitmons

II
 
Baby
Tyrogue
I
 
First evolution
Hitmonlee
I
 
First evolution
Hitmonchan
II
 
First evolution
Hitmontop

Lickitung family

I
 
Unevolved
Lickitung
IV
 
First evolution
Lickilicky

Rhyhorn family

I
 
Unevolved
Rhyhorn
I
 
First evolution
Rhydon
IV
 
Second evolution
Rhyperior

Chansey family

IV
 
Baby
Happiny
I
 
First evolution
Chansey
II
 
Second evolution
Blissey

Tangela family

I
 
Unevolved
Tangela
IV
 
First evolution
Tangrowth

Horsea family

I
 
Unevolved
Horsea
I
 
First evolution
Seadra
II
 
Second evolution
Kingdra

Mr. Mime family

IV
 
Baby
Mime Jr.
I
 
First evolution
Mr. Mime
VIII
 
First evolution
Mr. Mime
VIII
 
Second evolution
Mr. Rime

Scyther family

I
 
Unevolved
Scyther
II
 
First evolution
Scizor
VIII
 
First evolution
Kleavor

Jynx family

II
 
Baby
Smoochum
I
 
First evolution
Jynx

Electabuzz family

II
 
Baby
Elekid
I
 
First evolution
Electabuzz
IV
 
Second evolution
Electivire

Magmar family

II
 
Baby
Magby
I
 
First evolution
Magmar
IV
 
Second evolution
Magmortar

Eeveelutions

I
 
Unevolved
Eevee
I
 
First evolution
Vaporeon
I
 
First evolution
Jolteon
I
 
First evolution
Flareon
II
 
First evolution
Espeon
II
 
First evolution
Umbreon
IV
 
First evolution
Leafeon
IV
 
First evolution
Glaceon
VI
 
First evolution
Sylveon

Porygon family

I
 
Unevolved
Porygon
II
 
First evolution
Porygon2
IV
 
Second evolution
Porygon-Z

Snorlax family

IV
 
Baby
Munchlax
I
 
First evolution
Snorlax

Togepi family

II
 
Baby
Togepi
II
 
First evolution
Togetic
IV
 
Second evolution
Togekiss

Marill family

III
 
Baby
Azurill
II
 
First evolution
Marill
II
 
Second evolution
Azumarill

Sudowoodo family

IV
 
Baby
Bonsly
II
 
First evolution
Sudowoodo

Aipom family

II
 
Unevolved
Aipom
IV
 
First evolution
Ambipom

Yanma family

II
 
Unevolved
Yanma
IV
 
First evolution
Yanmega

Murkrow family

II
 
Unevolved
Murkrow
IV
 
First evolution
Honchkrow

Misdreavus family

II
 
Unevolved
Misdreavus
IV
 
First evolution
Mismagius

Wobbuffet family

III
 
Baby
Wynaut
II
 
First evolution
Wobbuffet

Girafarig family

II
 
Unevolved
Girafarig
IX
 
First evolution
Farigiraf

Dunsparce family

II
 
Unevolved
Dunsparce
IX
 
First evolution
Dudunsparce

Gligar family

II
 
Unevolved
Gligar
IV
 
First evolution
Gliscor

Sneasel family

II
 
Unevolved
Sneasel
IV
 
First evolution
Weavile
VIII
 
Unevolved
Sneasel
VIII
 
First evolution
Sneasler

Teddiursa family

II
 
Unevolved
Teddiursa
II
 
First evolution
Ursaring
VIII
 
Second evolution
Ursaluna

Swinub family

II
 
Unevolved
Swinub
II
 
First evolution
Piloswine
IV
 
Second evolution
Mamoswine

Mantine family

IV
 
Baby
Mantyke
II
 
First evolution
Mantine

Stantler family

II
 
Unevolved
Stantler
VIII
 
First evolution
Wyrdeer

Ralts family

III
 
Unevolved
Ralts
III
 
First evolution
Kirlia
III
 
Second evolution
Gardevoir
IV
 
Second evolution
Gallade

Nosepass family

III
 
Unevolved
Nosepass
IV
 
First evolution
Probopass

Roselia family

IV
 
Baby
Budew
III
 
First evolution
Roselia
IV
 
Second evolution
Roserade

Duskull family

III
 
Unevolved
Duskull
III
 
First evolution
Dusclops
IV
 
Second evolution
Dusknoir

Chimecho family

IV
 
Baby
Chingling
III
 
First evolution
Chimecho

Snorunt family

III
 
Unevolved
Snorunt
III
 
First evolution
Glalie
IV
 
First evolution
Froslass

Pawniard family

V
 
Unevolved
Pawniard
V
 
First evolution
Bisharp
IX
 
Second evolution
Kingambit

Applin family

VIII
 
Unevolved
Applin
VIII
 
First evolution
Flapple
VIII
 
First evolution
Appletun
IX
 
First evolution
Dipplin
IX
 
Second evolution
Hydrapple

Duraludon familly

VIII
 
Unevolved
Duraludon
IX
 
First evolution
Archaludon

Common stage only

These families received new regional forms of existing members that can be evolved into from a common unevolved stage but no actual new species. All of these are also evolutionary families with branched evolutions.

Exeggcute family

I
 
Unevolved
Exeggcute
I
 
First evolution
Exeggutor
VII
 
First evolution
Exeggutor

Cubone family

I
 
Unevolved
Cubone
I
 
First evolution
Marowak
VII
 
First evolution
Marowak

Koffing family

I
 
Unevolved
Koffing
I
 
First evolution
Weezing
VIII
 
First evolution
Weezing

Cyndaquil family

II
 
Unevolved
Cyndaquil
II
 
First evolution
Quilava
II
 
Second evolution
Typhlosion
VIII
 
Second evolution
Typhlosion

Oshawott family

V
 
Unevolved
Oshawott
V
 
First evolution
Dewott
V
 
Second evolution
Samurott
VIII
 
Second evolution
Samurott

Petilil family

V
 
Unevolved
Petilil
V
 
First evolution
Lilligant
VIII
 
First evolution
Lilligant

Rufflet family

V
 
Unevolved
Rufflet
V
 
First evolution
Braviary
VIII
 
First evolution
Braviary

Goomy family

VI
 
Unevolved
Goomy
VI
 
First evolution
Sliggoo
VI
 
Second evolution
Goodra
VIII
 
First evolution
Sliggoo
VIII
 
Second evolution
Goodra

Bergmite family

VI
 
Unevolved
Bergmite
VI
 
First evolution
Avalugg
VIII
 
First evolution
Avalugg

Rowlet family

VII
 
Unevolved
Rowlet
VII
 
First evolution
Dartrix
VII
 
Second evolution
Decidueye
VIII
 
Second evolution
Decidueye

New species only

These families consist of evolutionary lines with regional variant forms that do not share common unevolved stage with other forms of the species involved and do not have stages introduced in different generations on each line. However, certain Pokémon species will only evolve from a specific regional form and, therefore, have no counterpart. As such, these cases do not have cross-generational evolutions in the sense where a specific Pokémon can evolve into a stage introduced in a different generation but rather these families have member species introduced in different generations.

Meowth family

I
 
Unevolved
Meowth
I
 
First evolution
Persian
VII
 
Unevolved
Meowth
VII
 
First evolution
Persian
VIII
 
Unevolved
Meowth
VIII
 
First evolution
Perrserker

Farfetch'd family

I
 
Unevolved
Farfetch'd
VIII
 
Unevolved
Farfetch'd
VIII
 
First evolution
Sirfetch'd

Wooper family

II
 
Unevolved
Wooper
II
 
First evolution
Quagsire
IX
 
Unevolved
Wooper
IX
 
First evolution
Clodsire

Qwilfish family

II
 
Unevolved
Qwilfish
VIII
 
Unevolved
Qwilfish
VIII
 
First evolution
Overqwil

Corsola family

II
 
Unevolved
Corsola
VIII
 
Unevolved
Corsola
VIII
 
First evolution
Cursola

Zigzagoon family

III
 
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
III
 
First evolution
Linoone
VIII
 
Unevolved
Zigzagoon
VIII
 
First evolution
Linoone
VIII
 
Second evolution
Obstagoon

Basculin family

V
 
Unevolved
Basculin
V
 
Unevolved
Basculin
VIII
 
Unevolved
Basculin
VIII
 
First evolution
Basculegion
VIII
 
First evolution
Basculegion

Yamask family

V
 
Unevolved
Yamask
V
 
First evolution
Cofagrigus
VIII
 
Unevolved
Yamask
VIII
 
First evolution
Runerigus

Trivia

  • Pokémon which evolve into a Pokémon of a previous generation, instead of from it, are always baby Pokémon.
    • Conversely, the only baby Pokémon introduced alongside their evolved form are Togepi, Riolu, and Toxel; the rest were introduced in generations after their evolved form was.
  • 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.
    • Generation V did not introduce any evolutionary relative to Pokémon from previous generations. Generation VII did not introduce any new species as relative to Pokémon from previous generations.
  • Some cross-generational evolution families have unique distinctions:
    • Porygon is the only Pokémon to have an evolution introduced in a later generation that was later able to evolve once again.
    • The Tyrogue family is the only one to include Pokémon (Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan) that were introduced as not being related to each other in an evolutionary family.
    • The Scyther family is the only branched evolution family to have each member species introduced in a different generation.
    • The Chansey, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Porygon families are the only families to have each member of a three-stage evolutionary family introduced in a different generation.
    • 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.
    • The Pikachu and Mr. Mime families are the only families to have received both new member species and new forms of existing member species that share common unevolved state with other forms.
    • The Pawniard family is the only family introduced in Generation V in which the evolution does not evolve from a regional form.
    • Clodsire from the Wooper family is the only regional form exclusive evolution to be introduced in Generation IX.
    • The Applin and Mr. Mime families are the only branched evolution families that branches into both two-stage and three-stage lines.

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