List of wild Pokémon from in-game events

This is a list of wild Pokémon from in-game events. It includes battles against some Legendary Pokémon and other Pokémon visible in the overworld, as well as roaming Pokémon.

In the core series

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Several of the wild Pokémon from in-game events are unique Pokémon (including some Legendary Pokémon), in which case no other Pokémon of the same species would appear in the current game.

Starting in Generation III, if the player runs from a Legendary Pokémon, the Pokémon reappears when the player leaves and re-enters its location, but other Pokémon still become permanently unavailable. Starting in Pokémon Platinum, if the player defeats or runs from an in-game event Pokémon, then it reappears next time the player enters the Hall of Fame. In Generation IV, if the player runs from Shaymin in Flower Paradise, it will respawn once the player reenters this place.

In some games, Pokémon can be disguised as fake item balls. Voltorb, Electrode, Foongus, and Amoonguss can all appear in these ways. They do not reappear if the player defeats or runs from them. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, catching the Electrode disguised as items in Team Rainbow Rocket's castle is the only way to catch Electrode, without trading or transferring from another game.

Generation I

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation I

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

Species Location Level Notes
  Voltorb Power Plant 40 Six, as fake items
  Electrode Power Plant 43 Two, as fake items
  Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 30 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
  Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
  Zapdos Power Plant 50
  Moltres Victory Road 50
  Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Generation II

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation II

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

Species Location Level Notes
  Geodude Team Rocket's Hideout 21 Seven
Cannot be fled from
  Voltorb Team Rocket's Hideout 23 Eight
Cannot be fled from
  Electrode Team Rocket's Hideout 23 Three
  Koffing Team Rocket's Hideout 21 Seven
Cannot be fled from
  Gyarados  Lake of Rage 30 Requires Surf
  Lapras Union Cave 20 Requires Surf
Appears every Friday
  Snorlax Vermilion City 50 Requires EXPN Card
  Sudowoodo Route 36 20 Requires SquirtBottle
  Raikou Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
  Entei Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
  Suicune Roaming JohtoGS
Tin TowerC
40 After watching them flee from Burned TowerGS
Requires Clear BellC
  Lugia Whirl Islands 40S
70G
60C
Requires Silver Wing
  Ho-Oh Tin Tower 40G
70S
60C
Requires Rainbow Wing
  Celebi Ilex Forest 30 Crystal only
Requires using GS Ball after Kurt examines it
Event exclusive on cartridge

Generation III

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation III

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Species Location Level Notes
  Voltorb New Mauville 25 Three, as fake items
  Electrode Team Aqua HideoutSE
Team Magma HideoutR
30 Two, as fake items
  Kecleon Routes 119 and 120 30 Two on Route 119
Six on Route 120
Requires Devon Scope
  Regirock Desert Ruins 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires StrengthRS/Rock SmashE
  Regice Island Cave 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
  Registeel Ancient Tomb 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires FlyRS/FlashE
  Latias Roaming HoennSE
Southern IslandRE
40 After entering Hall of FameSE
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)RE
  Latios Roaming HoennRE
Southern IslandSE
40 After entering Hall of FameRE
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)SE
  Kyogre Cave of OriginS
Marine CaveE
45S
70E
  Groudon Cave of OriginR
Terra CaveE
45R
70E
  Rayquaza Sky Pillar 70 After watching Rayquaza visit Sootopolis CityE
Requires Mach Bike

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Species Location Level Notes
  Hypno Berry Forest 30
  Electrode Power Plant 34 Two, as fake items
  Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 30 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
  Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
  Zapdos Power Plant 50
  Moltres Mt. Ember 50
  Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After restoring the Network Machine of the Pokémon Network Center
  Raikou Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Squirtle)
  Entei Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Bulbasaur)
  Suicune Roaming Kanto 50 After defeating Team Rocket on Five Island
(if the player chose Charmander)
  Lugia Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
  Ho-Oh Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
  Deoxys Birth Island 30 Requires AuroraTicket (event exclusive)
Pokémon Emerald

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events that are in Pokémon Emerald but not in Ruby and Sapphire.

Species Location Level Notes
  Mew Faraway Island 30 Requires Old Sea Map (event exclusive)
  Sudowoodo Battle Frontier 40 Requires Wailmer Pail
  Lugia Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
  Ho-Oh Navel Rock 70 Requires MysticTicket (event exclusive)
  Deoxys Birth Island 30 Requires AuroraTicket (event exclusive)

Generation IV

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation IV

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, all of these Pokémon are permanently missable if the player defeats them, except for Drifloon, which appears every Friday after Mars was defeated for the first time, and Spiritomb, which appears every time the player uses an Odd Keystone and greets 32 players in the Underground. Starting from Platinum, the Pokémon respawn if the player defeats them and then defeats Cynthia, and therefore are not permanently missable anymore.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the items required to catch Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus (Member Card, Oak's Letter, and Azure Flute, respectively) were never released, therefore these Pokémon are not legitimately obtainable. If the player obtains any of these items via glitches or cheating, it works as intended. However, the Member Card and Oak's Letter (but not the Azure Flute) were normally obtainable through events in Pokémon Platinum.

Species Location Level Notes
  Drifloon Valley Windworks 22DP
15Pt
Appears every Friday
  Spiritomb Route 209 25 Appears each time player uses Odd Keystone and talks to other players in the Underground 32 times
  Rotom Old Chateau 15DP
20Pt
After receiving National PokédexDP
Night only
  Uxie Acuity Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
  Mesprit Roaming Sinnoh 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time and seeing Mesprit in Verity Cavern
  Azelf Valor Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
  Dialga Spear Pillar 47D
70Pt
After talking to Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic TownPt
  Palkia Spear Pillar 47P
70Pt
After talking to Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic TownPt
  Heatran Stark Mountain 70DP
50Pt
After talking to Buck and his grandfather in Survival Area
Requires Strength and Rock Smash
  Regigigas Snowpoint Temple 70DP
1Pt
Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
  Giratina Turnback Cave or
Distortion WorldPt
47Pt
70DP
Reappears in Turnback Cave if the player defeats it in Distortion World and then enters Hall of FamePt
  Cresselia Roaming Sinnoh 50 After bringing Lunar Wing to Eldritch's son
  Darkrai Newmoon Island 40DP
50Pt
Requires Member Card (event exclusive)
  Shaymin Flower Paradise 30 Requires Oak's Letter (event exclusive)
  Arceus Hall of Origin 80 Legitimately inaccessible
Pokémon Platinum

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events introduced in Pokémon Platinum (that is, not available in Diamond and Pearl).

Species Location Level Notes
  Articuno Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
  Zapdos Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
  Moltres Roaming Sinnoh 60 After talking to Professor Oak in Eterna City
  Regirock Rock Peak Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas
  Regice Iceberg Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas
  Registeel Iron Ruins 30 Requires event Regigigas

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Species Location Level Notes
  Geodude Team Rocket HQ 21 Five
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
  Voltorb Team Rocket HQ 23 Six
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
  Electrode Team Rocket HQ 23 Three
  Koffing Team Rocket HQ 21 Five
Do not appear after defeating or catching the three Electrode
  Gyarados  Lake of Rage 30 Requires Surf
  Lapras Union Cave 20 Requires Surf
Appears every Friday
  Snorlax Route 11 or
Route 12
50 Requires EXPN Card
Reappears on Route 12 if player defeats it on Route 11 and then enters Hall of Fame
  Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
  Zapdos Route 10 50 After obtaining 16 Badges
  Moltres Mt. Silver 50
  Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70
  Sudowoodo Route 36 20 Requires SquirtBottle
  Raikou Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
  Entei Roaming Johto 40 After watching them flee from Burned Tower
  Suicune Route 25 or
Burned Tower
40 Reappears in Burned Tower if player defeats it on Route 25 and then enters Hall of Fame
  Lugia Whirl Islands 45SS
70HG
Requires Silver Wing
Also requires Tidal BellSS
  Ho-Oh Bell Tower 45HG
70SS
Requires Rainbow Wing
Also requires Clear BellHG
  Latias Roaming KantoHG
Pewter CitySS
35HG
40SS
Requires Enigma Stone (event exclusive)SS
  Latios Roaming KantoSS
Pewter CityHG
35SS
40HG
Requires Enigma Stone (event exclusive)HG
  KyogreHG Embedded Tower 50 Requires Blue Orb
  GroudonSS Embedded Tower 50 Requires Red Orb
  Rayquaza Embedded Tower 50 Requires Jade Orb

Generation V

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation V

Pokémon Black and White

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Black and White.

Species Location Level Notes
  Victini Liberty Garden 15 Requires Liberty Pass (event exclusive)
  Musharna The Dreamyard 50 Every Friday, in basement
Has Hidden Ability Telepathy
  Darmanitan Desert Resort 35 Requires RageCandyBar
Has Hidden Ability Zen Mode
  Zoroark Lostlorn Forest 25 Requires Shiny event Raikou, Entei or Suicune
  Foongus Routes 6 and 10 20 (Route 6)
30 (Route 10)
Two on Route 6
Two on Route 10
Appear as fake items
  Amoonguss Route 10 40 Two, as fake items
  Volcarona Relic Castle 70 After beating Elite Four
  Cobalion Mistralton Cave 42
  Terrakion Victory Road 42 Must have encountered Cobalion
  Virizion Pinwheel Forest 42 Must have encountered Cobalion
  TornadusB Roaming Unova 40 Must have entered Route 10's gate
  ThundurusW Roaming Unova 40 Must have entered Route 10's gate
  ReshiramB N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower
50 Required catch unless party and Boxes are full,
in which case it is refought at Dragonspiral Tower after the credits
  ZekromW N's Castle
Dragonspiral Tower
50 Required catch unless party and Boxes are full,
in which case it is refought at Dragonspiral Tower after the credits
  Landorus Abundant Shrine 70 Requires Tornadus and Thundurus
TornadusB or ThundurusW's OT must match the player's
  Kyurem Giant Chasm 75

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

Species Location Level Notes
  Regirock Underground Ruins 65
  Regice Underground Ruins 65 Must have Iceberg Key
  Registeel Underground Ruins 65 Must have Iron Key
  LatiasW2 The Dreamyard 68
  LatiosB2 The Dreamyard 68
  Uxie Nacrene City 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
  Mesprit Celestial Tower 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
  Azelf Route 23 65 After being released from the Cave of Being
  Heatran Reversal Mountain 68 Requires Magma Stone
  Regigigas Twist Mountain 68 Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in party
  Cresselia Marvelous Bridge 68 Requires Lunar Wing
  Crustle Seaside Cave 42 Requires the Colress MCHN
  Foongus Routes 6 and 7 29 (Route 6)
36 (Route 7)
Three on Route 6
Two on Route 7
Appear as fake items
  Amoonguss Routes 11, 22, and 23 47 (Routes 11 and 22)
56 (Route 23)
Two on Route 11
Two on Route 22
Three on Route 23
Appear as fake items
  Jellicent Undella Bay 40 Male, appears every MondayB2
Female, appears every ThursdayW2
Has Hidden Ability Damp
  Haxorus  Nature Preserve 60
  BraviaryW2 Route 4 25 Only appears on Mondays
Has Hidden Ability Defiant
  MandibuzzB2 Route 4 25 Only appears on Thursdays
Has Hidden Ability Weak Armor
  Volcarona Relic Castle 35
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
  Cobalion Route 13 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
  Terrakion Route 22 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
  Virizion Route 11 45
65
Respawns at level 65 if defeated
  ReshiramW2 Dragonspiral Tower 70 Requires Light Stone
  ZekromB2 Dragonspiral Tower 70 Requires Dark Stone
  Kyurem Giant Chasm 70 After defeating or catching ReshiramW2 or ZekromB2 at Dragonspiral Tower

Generation VI

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Generation VI

Pokémon X and Y

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon X and Y.

Species Location Level Notes
  Snorlax Route 7 15 Requires Poké Flute
  Articuno Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Chespin)
  Zapdos Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Fennekin)
  Moltres Sea Spirit's Den 70 After encountering it ten times roaming Kalos
(if the player chose Froakie)
  Mewtwo Unknown Dungeon 70 After entering Hall of Fame
  Banette Pokémon Village 46-50 Shaking trash cans on Thursdays
  Rotom Lost Hotel 38 Shaking trash cans on Tuesdays
May be in one of its alternate forms
  XerneasX Team Flare Secret HQ 50 Must be captured to progress the story
(respawns immediately if defeated)
  YveltalY Team Flare Secret HQ 50 Must be captured to progress the story
(respawns immediately if defeated)
  Zygarde Terminus Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Species Location Level Notes
  Voltorb New Mauville 25 Four, as fake items
  Electrode Team Aqua HideoutAS
Team Magma HideoutOR
40 Two, as fake items
  Raikou Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 0th to 19th minute of the hour
  Entei Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 20th to 39th minute of the hour
  Suicune Trackless Forest 50 Requires Lugia or Ho-Oh in party
Appears from the 40th to 59th minute of the hour
  LugiaAS Sea Mauville 50 Requires Tidal Bell
  Ho-OhOR Sea Mauville 50 Requires Clear Bell
  Kecleon Routes 119 and 120
Lavaridge Town
Mossdeep Space Center
30 (Routes 119 and 120)
40 (Lavaridge Town)
45 (Mossdeep Space Center)
One on Route 119
Three on Route 120
One in Lavaridge Town
One in Mossdeep Space Center
Requires Devon Scope
  Regirock Desert Ruins 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires Strength
  Regice Island Cave 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
  Registeel Ancient Tomb 40 After unlocking the ruins in Sealed Chamber
Requires Fly
  Latias Southern Island 30 Given without battleAS
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)OR
  Latios Southern Island 30 Given without battleOR
Requires Eon Ticket (event exclusive)AS
  KyogreAS Cave of Origin 45 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
  GroudonOR Cave of Origin 45 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
  Rayquaza Sky Pillar 70 The player must capture it to proceed with the storyline
  Deoxys Sky Pillar 80 Respawns if not caught after entering the Hall of Fame
  Spiritomb Sea Mauville 50
  Uxie Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 8:00pm to 8:59pm
  Mesprit Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 4:00am to 7:59pm
  Azelf Nameless Cavern 50 Requires three Pokémon with maximum friendship in party
Encountered from 9:00pm to 3:59am
  DialgaAS A dimensional rift 50 Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in party
  PalkiaOR A dimensional rift 50 Requires Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in party
  Heatran Scorched Slab 50 After capturing or defeating GroudonOR/KyogreAS
  Regigigas Island Cave 50 Requires a nicknamed Regice with a "cold item" and a Regirock and Registeel in the party
Can only be encountered at daytime
  Giratina A dimensional rift 50 Requires Dialga and Palkia in party
  Cresselia Crescent Isle 50
  Cobalion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  Terrakion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  Virizion Pathless Plain 50 Requires three Pokémon with 510 EVs in party
Only appears on Mondays and Thursdays
  TornadusOR Some storm clouds 50 Requires a Castform in party
  ThundurusAS Some storm clouds 50 Requires a Castform in party
  ReshiramOR Fabled Cave 50 Requires a Level 100 Pokémon in party
  ZekromAS Fabled Cave 50 Requires a Level 100 Pokémon in party
  Landorus Some storm clouds 50 Requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party
  Kyurem Gnarled Den 50 Requires Reshiram and Zekrom in party

Generation VII

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Sun and Moon

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Species Location Level Notes
  Alolan Exeggutor Exeggutor Island 40
  Tapu Koko Ruins of Conflict 60 Battled as part of the credits
If not caught, can be re-battled when the player defends their title
  Tapu Lele Ruins of Life 60
  Tapu Bulu Ruins of Abundance 60
  Tapu Fini Ruins of Hope 60
  SolgaleoS Altar of the Sunne 55 Must be caught to proceed with the story
  LunalaM Altar of the Moone 55 Must be caught to proceed with the story
  Nihilego Diglett's Tunnel
Wela Volcano Park
55 Nihilego can be found at either location, but only one Nihilego may be obtained
  BuzzwoleS Melemele Meadow 65 Two
  PheromosaM Verdant Cavern 60 Four
  Xurkitree Lush Jungle
Memorial Hill
65 Xurkitree can be found at either location, but only two Xurkitree may be obtained
  CelesteelaM Haina Desert
Malie Garden
65 Celesteela can be found at either location, but only two Celesteela may be obtained
  KartanaS Route 17
Malie Garden
60 Kartana can be found at either location, but only four Kartana may be obtained
  Guzzlord Resolution Cave 70
  Necrozma Ten Carat Hill 75 After capturing all Ultra Beasts and finishing the Looker storyline

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Species Location Level Notes
  Gastly Trainers' School 19
  Hypno Hau'oli City 29
  Pinsir Exeggutor Island 42 (Two)
43 (One)
Three in total
  Ditto Route 9
Konikoni City
29 One on Route 9, four in Konikoni City
Have set Natures
Must be encountered in a particular order
  Articuno Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Zapdos Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Moltres Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Mewtwo Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  RaikouUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  EnteiUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Suicune Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Requires Raikou and Entei in party
  LugiaUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  Ho-OhUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Regirock Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  Regice Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  Registeel Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  LatiasUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  LatiosUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  KyogreUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  GroudonUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  Rayquaza Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Requires Groudon and Kyogre in party
  Drifloon Trainers' School 19
  Uxie Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  Mesprit Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  Azelf Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  DialgaUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  PalkiaUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
  HeatranUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  RegigigasUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
  Giratina Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cave World
Requires Dialga and Palkia in party
  Cresselia Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Frillish Route 14 34
  Cobalion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  Terrakion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  Virizion Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  TornadusUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  ThundurusUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  ReshiramUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  ZekromUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  Landorus Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
Requires Tornadus and Thundurus in party
  Kyurem Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Water World
Requires Reshiram and Zekrom in party
  XerneasUS Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Rocky World
  YveltalUM Ultra Space Wilds 60 Found in the Cliff World
  Zygarde Resolution Cave 60 Is in 50% Forme
  Bewear Hau'oli City 28
  SandygastUM Route 15 30
  Tapu Koko Ruins of Conflict 60
  Tapu Lele Ruins of Life 60
  Tapu Bulu Ruins of Abundance 60
  Tapu Fini Ruins of Hope 60
  SolgaleoUS Mahalo Trail 60
  LunalaUM Mahalo Trail 60
  Nihilego Ultra Deep Sea 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  BuzzwoleUS Ultra Jungle 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  PheromosaUM Ultra Desert 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  Xurkitree Ultra Plant 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  CelesteelaUM Ultra Crater 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  KartanaUS Ultra Forest 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  Guzzlord Ultra Ruin 60 May be encountered (and caught) unlimited times
  Necrozma Mount Lanakila 65
  StakatakaUM Poni Grove 65 Two
  BlacephalonUS Poni Grove 65 Two

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. All Pokémon must be battled before capture, with a time limit of five minutes.

Species Location Level Notes
  Electrode Power Plant 42 Four, as fake items
  Snorlax Routes 12 and 16 34 One on Route 12
One on Route 16
Requires Poké Flute
  Articuno Seafoam Islands 50
  Zapdos Power Plant 50
  Moltres Victory Road 50
  Mewtwo Cerulean Cave 70 After entering Hall of Fame

Generation VIII

Main article: List of in-game event Pokémon in Sword and Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Species Location Level Notes
  Galarian Slowpoke Wedgehurst Station 12 From Patch 1.1.0 onwards
  ZacianSw Tower Summit 70 Required to complete the post-game storyline involving Sordward and Shielbert.
  ZamazentaSh Tower Summit 70 Required to complete the post-game storyline involving Sordward and Shielbert.
  Eternatus Tower Summit 60 Fought in a Max Raid Battle in Eternamax form.
Required to progress in the main storyline, capture is guaranteed upon defeat.
Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events from the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. All of the following Pokémon appear in the second expansion, The Crown Tundra only.

Species Location Level Notes
  Articuno Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Galarian Articuno Roaming the Crown Tundra 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
  Zapdos Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Galarian Zapdos Roaming the Wild Area 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
  Moltres Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Galarian Moltres Roaming the Isle of Armor 70 Required to complete A Legendary Tree of a Legendary Three!
  Mewtwo Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Raikou Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Entei Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Suicune Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  LugiaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Lugia Adventure.
  Ho-OhSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Ho-Oh Adventure.
  Regirock Rock Peak Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
  Regice Iceberg Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
  Registeel Iron Ruins 70 Required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
  LatiasSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Latias Adventure.
  LatiosSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Latios Adventure.
  KyogreSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Kyogre Adventure.
  GroudonSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Groudon Adventure.
  Rayquaza Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Uxie Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Mesprit Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Azelf Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  DialgaSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Dialga Adventure.
  PalkiaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Palkia Adventure.
  Heatran Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Regigigas Giant's Bed 100 Fought in a solo Max Raid Battle.
Requires all five legendary titans in the party.
  Giratina Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Cresselia Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Cobalion Frigid Sea 70
  Terrakion Lakeside Cave 70
  Virizion Giant's Bed 70
  TornadusSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Tornadus Adventure.
  ThundurusSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Thundurus Adventure.
  ReshiramSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Reshiram Adventure.
  ZekromSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Sword players who join a Zekrom Adventure.
  Landorus Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Kyurem Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Keldeo
Resolute Form
Ballimere Lake 65 Requires Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion in the party.
  XerneasSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Xerneas Adventure.
  YveltalSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Yveltal Adventure.
  Zygarde Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Tapu Koko Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Tapu Lele Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Tapu Bulu Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  Tapu Fini Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70
  SolgaleoSw Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Solgaleo Adventure.
  LunalaSh Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Obtainable by Shield players who join a Lunala Adventure.
  Nihilego Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Buzzwole Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Pheromosa Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Xurkitree Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Celesteela Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Kartana Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Guzzlord Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Necrozma Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
Required to complete the extra adventure.
  Stakataka Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Blacephalon Max Lair (Dynamax Adventures) 70 Does not appear until the player starts They Came From The Ultra Beyond!
  Regieleki Split-Decision Ruins 70 The player must choose between the two. The remaining titan must be traded for.
One of them is required to complete The Terrible Titans... Lurking Locked Away!
  Regidrago
  Spiritomb Ballimere Lake 72 Requires speaking to 32 online avatars. Requires Nintendo Switch Online.
  Calyrex and
Glastrier or Spectrier
Crown Shrine 80 The player must choose between the Glastrier or Spectrier. The remaining steed must be traded for.
The player battles Calyrex in its Ice Rider (Glastrier) or Shadow Rider (Spectrier) form, battling and catching both Pokémon at the same time.
Calyrex is required to complete The Sacred Bonds of Sovereign and Steed!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

These are the wild Pokémon from in-game events in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Species Location Level Notes
  ArticunoSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
  ZapdosSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
  MoltresSP Ramanas Park
(Kanto Room)
70 Requires a Kanto Slate
  Mewtwo Ramanas Park
(Genome Room)
70 Requires a Genome Slate
  RaikouBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
  EnteiBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
  SuicuneBD Ramanas Park
(Johto Room)
70 Requires a Johto Slate
  LugiaSP Ramanas Park
(Squall Room)
70 Requires a Squall Slate
  Ho-OhBD Ramanas Park
(Rainbow Room)
70 Requires a Rainbow Slate
  Regirock Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
  Regice Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
  Registeel Ramanas Park
(Discovery Room)
70 Requires a Discovery Slate
  Latias Ramanas Park
(Soul Room)
70 Requires a Soul Slate
  Latios Ramanas Park
(Soul Room)
70 Requires a Soul Slate
  Kyogre Ramanas Park
(Oceanic Room)
70 Requires a Oceanic Slate
  Groudon Ramanas Park
(Tectonic Room)
70 Requires a Tectonic Slate
  Rayquaza Ramanas Park
(Stratospheric Room)
70 Requires a Stratospheric Slate
  Drifloon Valley Windworks 22 Appears every Friday
  Spiritomb Route 209 25 Appears each time player uses Odd Keystone and talks to NPCs and other players in the Grand Underground 32 times
  Rotom Old Chateau 15 After receiving National Pokédex
Night only
  Uxie Acuity Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
  Mesprit Roaming Sinnoh 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time and seeing Mesprit in Verity Cavern
  Azelf Valor Cavern 50 After defeating Cyrus for the last time
  DialgaBD Spear Pillar 47
  PalkiaSP Spear Pillar 47
  Heatran Stark Mountain 70 After talking to Buck and his grandfather in Survival Area
  Regigigas Snowpoint Temple 70 Requires Regirock, Regice, and Registeel
  Giratina Turnback Cave 47
  Cresselia Roaming Sinnoh 50 After bringing Lunar Feather to Eldritch's son

See also


Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalQR Codes
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Gen VII (3DSSwitch) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSP)
Wild PokémonIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes