List of nonstandard species plurals

The nonstandard species plurals are incorrect plurals of Pokémon species used in official Pokémon media. They are usually found in media from early generations, including anime episodes and Pokémon cards.

The correct plural form of a Pokémon species is invariant, as in "two Pikachu".

In the core series games

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

In the anime

Main series

Original series

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In the live-action media

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

Pocket Monsters Film Comic

Pokémon Newspaper Strip

In the TCG

In the guidebooks

The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide

In the magazines

"Digletts" and "Dugtrios" plurals
(Pokémon Power #2)
Note: The statement about their in-game stats is incorrect

Pokémon Power

See also


  1. Gambler, Route 11: "DIGLETTs dug this long tunnel! It goes right to VIRIDIAN CITY!"[sic] (Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow)
  2. Pokédex entry: Burrows at high speed in search of food. The tunnels it leaves are used as homes by DIGLETTs.[sic] (Pokémon Yellow)
  3. Ash: "Leave it alone, Spearows! [...] Spearows, do you know who I am?:[sic] (Pokémon - I Choose You!)
  4. Narrator: "Soon they found themselves fighting off a flock of fearsome Spearows."[sic] ('Pokémon Emergency!)
  5. Ash: "But Sandshrews are weakened by water."[sic] (The Path to the Pokémon League)
  6. Gary's cheerleaders: "Gary doesn't dig the Digletts!"[sic] (Dig Those Diglett!)
  7. James: "But, wait, aren't Jigglypuffs always pink?"[sic] (In The Pink)
  8. Misty: "The Swinubs help?"[sic] (Spring Fever)
  9. Ash: Hey, Chinchous, keep away from Misty and her temper attack."[sic] (Takin' It on the Chinchou'')
  10. Who's That Pokémon?: This This Pokémon is composed of three Magnemites![sic] (As Cold as Pryce)
  11. Trey: "Geodudes are way tough."[sic] (A Sneak Peek at Pokémon)
  12. Jessie: "Yeah? When Grumpigs fly."[sic] (Pokéblock, Stock, and Berry)
  13. Tim: Run! Rabid Aipoms!"[sic] (POKÉMON Detective Pikachu)
  14. Detective Pikachu: "Roger must have sent the Greninjas to cause the crash."[sic] (POKÉMON Detective Pikachu)