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Generation II

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* Generation II is the smallest completed generation so far with only seven {{pkmn|games}} and three [[core series]] games.
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*** GenerationA Vnew introduced[[Pokémon {{p|Purrloin}} and {{p|Liepard}}League]].
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**** Generation VIII introduced {{p|LittenMeowth}}, {{p|Torracat}}, and {{p|IncineroarPersian}}
*** While* Generation VIIIIII didn't introduce a full new evolutionary line, [[List of Pokémon with form differences|Galarian]]introduced {{p|MeowthSkitty}} evolves into a new species,and {{p|PerrserkerDelcatty}}.
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**** Generation VI introduced {{p|Espurr}} and {{p|Meowstic}}
**** Generation VII introduced {{p|Litten}}, {{p|Torracat}}, and {{p|Incineroar}}
**** While Generation VIII didn't introduce a full new evolutionary line, [[List of Pokémon with form differences|Galarian]] {{p|Meowth}} evolves into a new species, {{p|Perrserker}}.
*** More than one {{type|Poison}} or {{type|Flying}} move.
*** Any {{type|Grass}} [[Type expert|experts]].
* In terms of release dates, Generation II is the shortest generation in Japan, with exactly three years between the release of Gold and Silver and Ruby and Sapphire.
* Generation II leaves the least extra space for Pokémon in the {{pkmn|Storage System}} if [[Living Pokédex|one of every species is caught]]. Only {{tt|280|270 Pokémon in the Japanese versions due to differences in storage}} Pokémon may be obtained at once; there are 251 different Pokémon species available in this generation.