The Pokémon multiverse refers to a number of alternate universes in Pokémon media.
In the core series games
Pokémon Black and White
In Pokémon Black and White, it is said that Opelucid City is different in another world, with there being an alternate version of the city that is traditionalB/modernW, referencing the fact that the city differs between the two versions of the game. The character ThymeB/BachW (on the second floor in the building east of Drayden's house) requests to be shown a Pokémon that knows Charge from the alternate world and rewards the player with a Cell Battery once they show him such a Pokémon originating from the opposite version of the game.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Zinnia mentions that there is another world where the ultimate weapon was never built and Mega Evolution consequently does not exist, and that this world contains an alternate version of the Hoenn region. This is a reference to Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, which are earlier games set in Hoenn that lack Mega Evolution.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Archie mentions another world in which the player would battle Team Aqua. Similarly, in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Maxie mentions another world in which the player would battle Team Magma. These are both references to the opposite version of the game, implying that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire take place in alternate universes to each other.
Pokémon Sun and Moon
In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Anabel is mentioned to have fallen onto Poni Island from another universe via an Ultra Wormhole, and was found by Looker and Nanu ten years before the events of the game. She remembers that she came from Hoenn and was a powerful Trainer who protected a tower, referencing her role in Pokémon Emerald.
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
In Episode RR in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Giovanni comes to Alola from an alternate universe in which Team Rocket was successful in achieving its goals. He then forms Team Rainbow Rocket by summoning other villainous team leaders from alternate worlds where they each also succeeded in their goals: Maxie, Archie, Cyrus, Ghetsis, and Lysandre. All of these leaders use Legendary Pokémon in battle. Colress uses his technology to send them back to their original worlds after they are each defeated by the player. Episode RR ends with Giovanni wondering what other worlds he could attack next before vanishing on his own.
In the anime
Pokémon the Series: XY
- Main article: Mirror World
The Mirror World appeared in The Cave of Mirrors!. It is similar to the regular Pokémon world, except that the humans and Pokémon found in the Mirror World have mirrored appearances and opposite personalities compared to their regular world counterparts.
The mirror versions of some characters are seen in this world:
- Mirror Ash
- Mirror Serena
- Mirror Clemont
- Mirror Bonnie
- Mirror Team Rocket
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
In The Gates of Warp! and Showdown at the Gates of Warp!, there is another universe, which is similar to the main one.
The alternate versions of some characters are seen in this world:
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