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If you were looking for the male player character from Pokémon Trading Card Game and its sequel, see Mark (TCG GB).
If you were looking for the selectable shape markings on a Pokémon's summary screen, see Marking.
If you were looking for the mark on a Pokémon's status screen that indicates which game it came from, see Origin mark.

A mark (Japanese: あかし mark) is a special marking that a Pokémon can have when caught that was introduced in Generation VIII. As with Ribbons, they are shown on a Pokémon's summary screen and grant a particular title to a Pokémon that is shown when it is sent out in battle. However, unlike Ribbons, a mark cannot be earned by any Pokémon—it is already set when a Pokémon is caught and a Pokémon can only have one mark.

Pokémon hatched from Eggs or caught in a Max Raid Battle will never have a mark.

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Mechanics

Depending on conditions, anywhere from 5% to 10% of Pokémon encountered in the wild will have a mark.

When a Pokémon is encountered in the wild, the game checks whether to apply a mark to it, using the following rates in the following order:[1]

Mark Chance Chance with Mark Charm
Rare Mark 0.1% 0.2997001%
Rowdy Mark - Slump Mark group (28) 1% 2.9701%
Uncommon Mark 2% 5.8808%
A weather-based mark (8) 2% 5.8808%
A time-based mark (4) 2% 5.8808%
Fishing Mark 4% 11.5264%

That is, first, the game determines if the Pokémon will have a Rare Mark. If that test fails, it checks the Rowdy - Slump Mark group. If that fails, it checks Uncommon Mark, and so on.

If the Rowdy - Slump Mark group is chosen, the marks within that group all have an even chance of being selected (~3.6% each, relative to each other). If a weather-based mark is chosen and the weather is not clear, the mark corresponding to the weather will be given; if the weather is clear, the game will continue checking the following types of marks. If a time-based mark is chosen, the mark corresponding to the current time will be chosen.

If the player has the Mark Charm in their Bag, wild Pokémon are more likely to have a mark. If a wild Pokémon would not have a mark while the player has the Mark Charm, the game runs through these checks a second and third time. This approximately triples the chance of a wild Pokémon to have a mark.

The weather-based marks and the Fishing Mark are the only random marks that are not part of a group that is always possible (specifically, when the weather is clear or when encountering a Pokémon other than by fishing). This affects the overall chance of encountering a wild Pokémon with a mark, since each chance is separate (as opposed to choosing whether any mark will be received, and then choosing the mark). In clear weather and if not fishing, the overall probability of having any mark (i.e., the opposite of not having a mark) is 1 - 999/1000 * 99/100 * 49/50 * 49/50 = 0.0502; if fishing during non-clear weather, the overall probability is 1 - 999/1000 * 99/100 * 49/50 * 49/50 * 49/50 * 24/25 = 0.1064.

List of marks

# Image Name Title Description Conditions
English Japanese English Japanese
53 Lunchtime Mark.png Lunchtime Mark しょうごのあかし the Peckish はらペコの A mark for a peckish Pokémon. 1/50 chance in the afternoon (12:00 p.m to 6:59 p.m.)
54 Sleepy-Time Mark.png Sleepy-Time Mark しょうしのあかし the Sleepy おねむな A mark for a sleepy Pokémon. 1/50 chance at night (8:00 p.m to 5:59 a.m.)
55 Dusk Mark.png Dusk Mark たそがれのあかし the Dozy そろそろねむい A mark for a dozy Pokémon. 1/50 chance in the evening (7:00 p.m to 7:59 p.m.)
56 Dawn Mark.png Dawn Mark あかつきのあかし the Early Riser はやくにめざめた A mark for an early-riser Pokémon. 1/50 chance in the morning (6:00 a.m to 11:59 a.m.)
57 Cloudy Mark.png Cloudy Mark どんてんのあかし the Cloud Watcher くもをみつめる A mark for a cloud-watching Pokémon. 1/50 chance when cloudy
58 Rainy Mark.png Rainy Mark あめふりのあかし the Sodden あめにむせぶ A mark for a sodden Pokémon. 1/50 chance during rain
59 Stormy Mark.png Stormy Mark いかづちのあかし the Thunderstruck かみなりにさわぐ A mark for a thunderstruck Pokémon. 1/50 chance during a thunderstorm
60 Snowy Mark.png Snowy Mark こうせつのあかし the Snow Frolicker ゆきにころがる A mark for a snow-frolicking Pokémon. 1/50 chance during snow
61 Blizzard Mark.png Blizzard Mark ごうせつのあかし the Shivering こごえふるえる A mark for a shivering Pokémon. 1/50 chance during a blizzard
62 Dry Mark.png Dry Mark かんそうのあかし the Parched のどカラカラの A mark for a parched Pokémon. 1/50 chance during harsh sunlight
63 Sandstorm Mark.png Sandstorm Mark さじんのあかし the Sandswept すなにまみれる A mark for a sandswept Pokémon. 1/50 chance during a sandstorm
64 Misty Mark.png Misty Mark のうむのあかし the Mist Drifter きりにとまどう A mark for a mist-drifter Pokémon. 1/50 chance during fog
65 Destiny Mark.png Destiny Mark うんめいのあかし the Chosen One うんめいかんじる A mark of a chosen Pokémon. Unknown
66 Fishing Mark.png Fishing Mark つりあげられたあかし the Catch of the Day つりたてピチピチの A mark for a catch-of-the-day Pokémon. 1/25 chance while fishing
67 Curry Mark.png Curry Mark カレーのあかし the Curry Connoisseur カレーずきな A mark for a curry-connoisseur Pokémon. All Pokémon that come to camp after cooking curry
68 Uncommon Mark.png Uncommon Mark ときどきみるあかし the Sociable ひとになれてる A mark for a sociable Pokémon. 1/50 chance
69 Rare Mark.png Rare Mark みたことのないあかし the Recluse ひとをしらない A mark for a reclusive Pokémon. 1/1000 chance
70 Rowdy Mark.png Rowdy Mark わんぱくなあかし the Rowdy あばれんぼうの A mark for a rowdy Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
71 Absent-Minded Mark.png Absent-Minded Mark のうてんきなあかし the Spacey なにもかんがえてない A mark for a spacey Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
72 Jittery Mark.png Jittery Mark きんちょうのあかし the Anxious ドキドキしてる A mark for an anxious Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
73 Excited Mark.png Excited Mark きたいのあかし the Giddy ワクワクしてる A mark for a giddy Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
74 Charismatic Mark.png Charismatic Mark カリスマのあかし the Radiant オーラをかんじる A mark for a radiant Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
75 Calmness Mark.png Calmness Mark れいせいのあかし the Serene クールな A mark for a serene Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
76 Intense Mark.png Intense Mark じょうねつのあかし the Feisty アグレッシブな A mark for a feisty Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
77 Zoned-Out Mark.png Zoned-Out Mark ゆだんのあかし the Daydreamer ボーっとしてる A mark for a daydreaming Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
78 Joyful Mark.png Joyful Mark たこうのあかし the Joyful しあわせそうな A mark for a joyful Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
79 Angry Mark.png Angry Mark ふんぬのあかし the Furious プンプンおこる A mark for a furious Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
80 Smiley Mark.png Smiley Mark びしょうのあかし the Beaming ニコニコわらう A mark for a beaming Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
81 Teary Mark.png Teary Mark ひそうのあかし the Teary-Eyed メソメソなく A mark for a teary-eyed Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
82 Upbeat Mark.png Upbeat Mark かいちょうのあかし the Chipper ごきげんな A mark for a chipper Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
83 Peeved Mark.png Peeved Mark げきはつのあかし the Grumpy ふきげんな A mark for a grumpy Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
84 Intellectual Mark.png Intellectual Mark りせいのあかし the Scholar ちてきな A mark for a scholarly Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
85 Ferocious Mark.png Ferocious Mark ほんのうのあかし the Rampaging あれくるう A mark for a rampaging Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
86 Crafty Mark.png Crafty Mark こうかつのあかし the Opportunist スキをねらう A mark for an opportunistic Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
87 Scowling Mark.png Scowling Mark こわもてのあかし the Stern いかつい A mark for a stern Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
88 Kindly Mark.png Kindly Mark やさがたのあかし the Kindhearted やさしげな A mark for a kindhearted Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
89 Flustered Mark.png Flustered Mark どうようのあかし the Easily Flustered あわてんぼうの A mark for an easily flustered Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
90 Pumped-Up Mark.png Pumped-Up Mark こうようのあかし the Driven やるきまんまんの A mark for a driven Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
91 Zero Energy Mark.png Zero Energy Mark けんたいのあかし the Apathetic やるきゼロの A mark for an apathetic Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
92 Prideful Mark.png Prideful Mark じしんのあかし the Arrogant ふんぞりかえった A mark for an arrogant Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
93 Unsure Mark.png Unsure Mark ふしんのあかし the Reluctant じしんのない A mark for an unsure Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
94 Humble Mark.png Humble Mark ぼくとつのあかし the Humble そぼくな A mark for a humble Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
95 Thorny Mark.png Thorny Mark ふじゅんのあかし the Pompous きどっている A mark for a pompous Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
96 Vigor Mark.png Vigor Mark げんきのあかし the Lively げんきいっぱいの A mark for a lively Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance
97 Slump Mark.png Slump Mark ふちょうのあかし the Worn-Out どこかくたびれた A mark for a worn-out Pokémon. (1/28)/100 chance

Trivia

  • Since Pokémon hatched from Eggs or caught in a Max Raid Battle will never have a mark, it is currently impossible to have a Pokémon with both a Hidden Ability and a mark.

In other languages

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References


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