Paldean form

Paldean form (Japanese: パルデアのすがた Paldean form) is a regional form found in Paldea.

List of Paldean forms

Ndex Pokémon Original form Paldean form Availability
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
#0128 Tauros    Normal  Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Combat Breed
 Fighting  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
Blaze Breed
 Fighting  Fire  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
Aqua Breed
 Fighting  Water  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
#0194 Wooper    Water  Ground  Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware (Hidden)
   Poison  Ground  Poison Point
Water Absorb
Unaware (Hidden)

In the core series games

Generation IX

A total of four Paldean forms were introduced in Generation IX.

In addition, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduced the ecologically similar Pokémon lines: the Wiglett, Toedscool, and Poltchageist lines, whose designs heavily resemble the Diglett, Tentacool, and Sinistea lines, respectively. Despite their similar appearances, these Pokémon are not regional forms, as their Pokédex entries confirm them to be separate species. Their resemblance to pre-existing Pokémon may be inspired by the real-world phenomenon of convergent evolution.

Generation IX also introduced the Paradox Pokémon, which are also considered to be a separate species of Pokémon despite resembling existing species, though they are theorized to be related to those species in some way.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon UNITE

Combat Breed Paldean Tauros appear as Wild Pokémon in the Panic Parade mode.

In the anime

Paldean Wooper in the anime

Main series

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Two Combat Breed Paldean Tauros made their debut in HZ009.

A Paldean Wooper made its debut in HZ011, where Liko came across an injured one. She attempted to help it only to be confronted by wild Grass Pokémon.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Scarlet & Violet arc

A Paldean Wooper made its debut in the Scarlet & Violet arc, under the ownership of Violet.

In the TCG

Paldean Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Paldean Tauros   Paldea Evolved   028/193 Triplet Beat   011/073
      ex Start Decks   012/139
Paldean Tauros   Paldea Evolved   041/193 Triplet Beat   021/073
Paldean Tauros   Paldea Evolved   108/193 Triplet Beat   046/073
Paldea Evolved   218/193 Triplet Beat   084/073
Paldean Wooper   Paldea Evolved   128/193 Triplet Beat   053/073
Paldea Evolved   221/193 Triplet Beat   085/073
Paldean Wooper   Paldea Evolved   129/193 Triplet Beat   052/073
Paldean Wooper   Obsidian Flames   126/197 ex Start Decks   069/139
Paldean Wooper   Obsidian Flames   127/197 Ruler of the Black Flame   068/108
Paldean Wooper   SVP Black Star Promos   041 Ruler of the Black Flame   067/108
Paldean Clodsire   Obsidian Flames   128/197 ex Start Decks   070/139
Paldean Clodsire   Obsidian Flames   129/197 Ruler of the Black Flame   069/108
Paldean Clodsire    Paldea Evolved   130/193 Triplet Beat   054/073
Paldea Evolved   244/193 Triplet Beat   091/073


  • Tauros has the most regional forms of all Pokémon, with three. It is also the only Pokémon to have had multiple regional forms introduced in the same generation.
  • Paldean Wooper is the only Paldean form to be revealed prior to the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
  • Clodsire is the only regional form exclusive evolution to be introduced in Generation IX.
  • There are fewer Paldean regional forms than in any other region, with a total of 4.

In other languages

Paldean form

Language Title
  French Forme de Paldea
  German Paldea-Form
  Indonesian Wujud Paldea
  Italian Forma di Paldea
  Spanish Forma de Paldea

Paldean <Pokémon>

Language Title
  French <Pokémon> de Paldea
  German Paldea-<Pokémon>
  Indonesian Paldean <Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Paldea
  Spanish <Pokémon> de Paldea

See also

Pokémon forms and variants
Permanent: Shiny Pokémon (GO) • Alternately colored Pokémon (anime)
Gender differences‎Form differences (GO)
Brilliant PokémonAlpha Pokémon
Paradox PokémonEcologically similar Pokémon
Transformations: Mega EvolutionPrimal ReversionBond PhenomenonUltra Burst
Dynamax (Gigantamax) • EternamaxTerastal phenomenon
Groups: Totem PokémonNoble PokémonTitan Pokémon
Regional forms: AlolanGalarianHisuianPaldean
Pikachu variants: Surfing PikachuFlying PikachuCosplay PikachuPikachu in a cap
Miscellaneous: Giant PokémonSpiky-eared Pichu
Spin-off original: Shadow Pokémon (GO) • Shadow Lugia
Primal DialgaToy Pokémon (Rusty Pokémon) • Shadow Mewtwo
PokéxelIllumina phenomenon
Anime original: Pink ButterfreeClone PokémonCrystal Onix
Mirage PokémonMeta GroudonGreen-crystal Deoxys
Manga original: Thu-Fi-ZerBlack FogBlack Tyranitar

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