List of Pokémon by shape

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This is a list of Pokémon by their shape (Japanese: shape) according to the Pokédex. This listing is available as a search method in the Pokédex from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and in Pokémon HOME. As the games only use symbols to define each group, the titles below are simply fan-created descriptions. The concept was formerly referred to in English in-game as body style in Generation IV and form in Generation IV and V.

Shape icons

Generation IV
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon with fins Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of multiple heads or bodies
Generation V
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon with fins Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies
Generations VI and VII
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon with fins Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies
Generations VIII and IX
Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and a base Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and legs Pokémon with a quadruped body Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with a single pair of wings Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings Pokémon with fins Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies
  • Body01.png Pokémon consisting of only a head: This is the simplest body shape a Pokémon can take. This body shape is the basis from which all other body shapes stem from. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to have faces which are enormous in proportion to the rest of the body.
  • Body05.png Pokémon consisting of a head and a base: This body shape appears to be a direct distortion of Body01.png; The head has become more oblong to give off the appearance of a torso. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to have very poorly-optimized limbs if they have any at all, limiting walking and/or grasping. It also excludes Pokémon that while may have a body that extends from the head (Mismagius, for example), those bodies seem to merely have pronounced "body appendages"—like hair/fur, nails/claws/hooves, feathers, scales, and antlers/horns—or vestigial limbs, meaning other parts are allowed on the body, but only if they have a minimal use, if any use at all.
  • Body02.png Pokémon with serpentine bodies: Alternatively labeled as Pokémon consisting of a head, a base, and a tail, this body shape appears to be a direct distortion of Body05.png. The head has become even more oblong to give off the appearance of a slithering body. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to be based on snakes, gastropods, and certain elongated arthropods.
  • Body07.png Pokémon consisting of a head and legs: This body shape appears to be add legs and/or feet to a base body (Body01.png, Body05.png, or Body02.png). Legs are one of the first forms a limb could take; that are used to propel the body primarily, but can be used to attack secondarily. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to be very mobile compared to Body05.png, or at least can move without certain awkward/curious displays of bounciness or jerkiness when walking or running.
  • Body08.png Pokémon with a quadruped body: This body shape appears to be add legs and/or feet to Body07.png, for a total of four legs. This body shape is one of the most common forms a Pokémon will come in.
  • Body10.png Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body: This body shape appears to be add legs and/or feet to Body08.png, for a number of legs greater than or equal to four.
  • Body14.png Pokémon with an insectoid body: This body shape appears to be add legs and/or feet to Body08.png, in addition to other details. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to have 6-8 legs, segmented bodies, or both. It is also entirely composed of Pokémon based on arthropods.
  • Body04.png Pokémon consisting of a head and arms: This body shape appears to be add arms to a base body (Body01.png, Body05.png, or Body02.png). Arms are prehensile limbs that are used to grab primarily, attack secondarily, and can be used to propel the body finally. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to have no legs, or they have vestigial legs if they have any at all; as such, many of them travel by bouncing or floating. Curiously, almost none the Pokémon in this group use their arms as movement.
  • Body09.png Pokémon with a single pair of wings: This body shape appears to be add wings to a base body (Body01.png, Body05.png, or Body02.png). Wings are limbs that are used to propel the body off of the ground, also known as the XY axis, and allow movement in 3D spaces along the XYZ axis. If the limbs branch off from the pectoral area rather than the back, they can alternatively be seen as a distortion of Body04.png. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to have feathered or membraneous wings, but this group also include Pokémon based on coleopterans—also known as the beetle family.*
  • Body13.png Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings:This body shape appears to be add wings to Body09.png. These extra limbs are usually used to accelerate flight and add more sharp, dynamic, and precise movement to the XYZ axis. These wings are often used to perform elaborate airborne dances for communication or to more profiently hunt and/or avoid others.
  • Body03.png Pokémon with fins: This body shape appears to be add fins to a base body (Body01.png, Body05.png, or Body02.png). Fins are limbs that are used to propel the body in liquids. There is no distinction between fins—pectoral fins, pelvic fins, dorsal fins, etc.—meaning this classification can be seen as a body distortion of Body04.png, Body07.png, or Body09.png, making it the vaguest form of classification. Some noteworthy characteristics are that Pokémon within this group tend to be based on piscine, cetacean, or pinniped creatures.
  • Body12.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form: Alternatively labeled as Pokémon consisting of a head, arms, and legs or Pokémon consisting of a head, a base, arms, and legs, this body shape appears to be a combination of previously stated body shapes ((Body01.png or Body05.png), Body04.png and Body07.png). Alternatively, can be seen as a body distortion of Body08.png, given how certain lifeforms evolved from quadrupeds to four-limbed bipeds. Curiously, this body shape does not have a limit as to how many arms can be on a single body. This body shape is also one of the most common forms a Pokémon will come in.
  • Body06.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form: Alternatively labeled as Pokémon consisting of a head, a base, arms, legs, and a tail, this body shape appears to be a combination of previously stated body shapes (Body02.png, Body04.png and Body07.png). Becuase of the collection of unique body parts, this body shape, even at its most basic variation, allows a Pokémon to access a the widest range of physically-oriented moves by using the full capabilities of their body.
  • Body11.png Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies: This body shape appears to consist of any body shape previously mentioned, but multiplied in quantity. As such, this body shape will only ever be as simple or as complex as the design of the base body. A Pokémon's body consisting of any body type multiplied can qualify e.g. a group of six Body01.png, A group of three Body06.png, etc.

Changes

The following Pokémon had their shape changed in a new game. 11 Pokémon were changed in Pokémon X and Y and 1 Pokémon was changed in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokémon Old shape If unchanged New shape
Pokémon X and Y
Caterpie Caterpie Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with an insectoid body
Weedle Weedle
Wurmple Wurmple
Burmy Burmy Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon with serpentine bodies Pokémon consisting of a head and a base
Wormadam Wormadam
Shellos Shellos Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with an insectoid body Pokémon with serpentine bodies
Gastrodon Gastrodon
Cresselia Cresselia
Tornadus Tornadus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a single pair of wings
Thundurus Thundurus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form
Landorus Landorus (Therian Forme) Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon consisting of a head and arms Pokémon with a quadruped body
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Pinsir Mega Pinsir Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form N/A Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings

Prior to December 2023, several Pokémon were listed with different shapes in the mobile version of Pokémon HOME compared to the Nintendo Switch version; the mobile version was subsequently changed to match the Nintendo Switch version.

Pokémon Switch Mobile
Dipplin Dipplin Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies Pokémon consisting of only a head
Poltchageist Poltchageist Pokémon consisting of only a head Pokémon consisting of a head and arms
Sinistcha Sinistcha
Okidogi Okidogi Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form Pokémon consisting of a head and a base
Munkidori Munkidori Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form

Form differences

Starting from Generation V, the player can change which form is displayed in the main Pokédex entry for Pokémon with multiple forms. The following Pokémon have forms which differ drastically enough to be listed under different shapes.

Base form Different-shaped form
Pokémon Shape Shape Pokémon
Meowth Meowth Body08.png Body06.png Meowth (Galarian Form) Meowth
Meowth Meowth (Alolan Form)
Slowbro Slowbro Body06.png Body04.png Mega Slowbro Slowbro
Slowbro Slowbro (Galarian Form)
Pinsir Pinsir Body12.png Body13.png Mega Pinsir Pinsir
Palkia Palkia Body06.png Body08.png Palkia (Origin Forme) Palkia
Giratina Giratina (Altered Forme) Body10.png Body02.png Giratina (Origin Forme) Giratina
Tornadus Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body09.png Tornadus (Therian Forme) Tornadus
Thundurus Thundurus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body06.png Thundurus (Therian Forme) Thundurus
Landorus Landorus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body08.png Landorus (Therian Forme) Landorus
Zygarde Zygarde (50% Forme) Body02.png Body08.png Zygarde (10% Forme) Zygarde
Body06.png Zygarde (Complete Forme) Zygarde
Hoopa Hoopa (Hoopa Confined) Body04.png Body06.png Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound) Hoopa
Lycanroc Lycanroc (Midday Form) Body08.png Body06.png Lycanroc (Midnight Form) Lycanroc
Lycanroc Lycanroc (Dusk Form)
Wishiwashi Wishiwashi (Solo Form) Body03.png Body11.png Wishiwashi (School Form) Wishiwashi
Necrozma Necrozma Body04.png Body08.png Necrozma (Dusk Mane) Necrozma
Body09.png Necrozma (Dawn Wings) Necrozma
Body13.png Necrozma (Ultra Necrozma) Necrozma
Eternatus Eternatus Body09.png Body02.png Eternatus (Eternamax) Eternatus
Calyrex Calyrex Body12.png Body08.png Calyrex (Ice Rider) Calyrex
Calyrex (Shadow Rider) Calyrex
Enamorus Enamorus (Incarnate Forme) Body04.png Body08.png Enamorus (Therian Forme) Enamorus
Gimmighoul Gimmighoul (Chest Form) Body05.png Body12.png Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) Gimmighoul
Terapagos Terapagos (Normal Form) Body08.png Body01.png Terapagos (Terastal Form) Terapagos
Terapagos (Stellar Form) Terapagos

List of Pokémon by shape

Body01.png Pokémon consisting of only a head

Body05.png Pokémon consisting of a head and a base

Body02.png Pokémon with serpentine bodies

Body07.png Pokémon consisting of a head and legs

Body08.png Pokémon with a quadruped body

Venusaur
Mega Venusaur
Rattata
Alolan Form
Raticate
Alolan Form
Vulpix
Alolan Form
Ninetales
Alolan Form
Meowth
Alolan Form
Persian
Alolan Form
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
Ponyta
Galarian Form
Rapidash
Galarian Form
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
Houndoom
Mega Houndoom
Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
Linoone
Galarian Form
Manectric
Mega Manectric
Camerupt
Mega Camerupt
Absol
Mega Absol
Salamence
Mega Salamence
Dialga
Origin Forme
Palkia
Origin Forme
Shaymin
Sky Forme
Samurott
Hisuian Form
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
Darmanitan
Zen Mode
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
Zen Mode
Zorua
Hisuian Form
Landorus
Therian Forme
Keldeo
Resolute Form
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
Zygarde
10% Forme
Lycanroc
Midday Form
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
Zacian
Hero of Many Battles
Zacian
Crowned Sword
Zamazenta
Hero of Many Battles
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
Calyrex
Ice Rider
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
Enamorus
Therian Forme
Terapagos
Normal Form

Body10.png Pokémon with tentacles or a multiped body

Body14.png Pokémon with an insectoid body

Body04.png Pokémon consisting of a head and arms

Body09.png Pokémon with a single pair of wings

Body13.png Pokémon with two or more pairs of wings

Body03.png Pokémon with fins

Body12.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailless form

Alakazam
Mega Alakazam
Graveler
Alolan Form
Golem
Alolan Form
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
Heracross
Mega Heracross
Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
Sableye
Mega Sableye
Mawile
Mega Mawile
Medicham
Mega Medicham
Deoxys
Attack Forme
Deoxys
Defense Forme
Deoxys
Speed Forme
Gallade
Mega Gallade
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
Darumaka
Galarian Form
Meloetta
Pirouette Forme
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Gimmighoul
Roaming Form
Ogerpon
Teal Mask
Ogerpon
Wellspring Mask
Ogerpon
Hearthflame Mask
Ogerpon
Cornerstone Mask

Body06.png Pokémon with a bipedal, tailed form

Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Charizard
Mega Charizard Y
Blastoise
Mega Blastoise
Raichu
Alolan Form
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
Sandslash
Alolan Form
Meowth
Galarian Form
Slowbro
Galarian Form
Gengar
Mega Gengar
Marowak
Alolan Form
Kangaskhan
Mega Kangaskhan
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo Y
Mew
Ampharos
Mega Ampharos
Slowking
Galarian Form
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
Tyranitar
Mega Tyranitar
Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Blaziken
Mega Blaziken
Swampert
Mega Swampert
Aggron
Mega Aggron
Banette
Mega Banette
Groudon
Primal Groudon
Lopunny
Mega Lopunny
Garchomp
Mega Garchomp
Lucario
Mega Lucario
Abomasnow
Mega Abomasnow
Audino
Mega Audino
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
Thundurus
Therian Forme
Kyurem
White Kyurem
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Goodra
Hisuian Form
Zygarde
Complete Forme
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Toxtricity
Amped Form
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon

Body11.png Pokémon consisting of multiple bodies

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 外形 Ngoihyìhng
Mandarin 外形 Wàixíng
France Flag.png French Apparence du corps (VIII)
Corps (IV - VII)
Forme du corps (IV)
Germany Flag.png German Silhouette (VI - VIII)
Umriss (V)
Form (IV - V)
Körperform (IV)
Italy Flag.png Italian Sagoma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 형태 Hyeongtae
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Formato
Spain Flag.png Spanish Figura (VI - VIII)
Silueta (V)
Forma (IV)
Forma corporal (IV)

See also


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by regional Browser no. FioreAlmiaObliviain no regional Browserin every regional Browser
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form differences (GO) • gender differencesshapeicon (Gen I–II)
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by availability availability (GOSleep) • mutually exclusivepermanently missable
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steps to hatchwild held item (Gen II) • experience typebase friendshipcall rate
miscellaneous alphabetically • field moves (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
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