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Game-exclusive Pokémon

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There's *still* some stuff left over from when this page was about Pokemon MISSING from certain versions. Cleaned that up.
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'''Version-exclusive Pokémon''' are Pokémon that are only found in one or two games inwithin a singleparticular [[generation]]set, to encourage trading between multiple players. For instanceexample, in the original {{game3game|RedRuby and Green|Pokémon RedSapphire|s}}, {{p|BellsproutSeedot}} wasappeared absentonly butin appearedRuby, inwhile {{game3p|RedLotad}} andappeared Green|Pokémononly Green|s}}in ({{game3|RedSapphire. andTherefore, Blue|Pokémona Blue|s}}player with Ruby would not be able to obtain Lotad without trading with a player of Sapphire, and outsidevice Japan)versa. Version-exclusive Pokémon usually complement each other in design, type, as well asand location of appearance in the wild.
 
It is typical for several [[List of Pokémon by evolution family|evolutionary families]] of Pokémon to be version exclusives in the first two games of a generationset, and then, in the third versiongame, some (but not all) version-exclusives from the first two games will be obtainable, while others are not, and some Pokémon that werecould obtainableoriginally be in both of the first two games will be unobtainable in the third game. For example, the {{p|Weedle}} and {{p|Koffing}} families were obtainable in both {{game|Red and Blue|s}}, but unobtainable in {{game|Yellow}}.
 
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==In the main series games==
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