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Due to this calculation, it is impossible to obtain a female Pokémon with high physical Attack, unless the Pokémon is a member of an all-female species like {{p|Jynx}} or {{p|Chansey}}. Starter Pokémon and others with a gender ratio of seven males to one female suffer the most, with the maximum physical Attack IV for a female Pokémon of those species being 1.
 
{| class="roundtableroundy" style="text-align:center; background: #{{silver color}}; border: 3px solid #{{gold color}}; margin-bottom: 10px"
! colspan="2" | Attack IV
! rowspan="2" | Nominal ratio<br>(<span style="font-weight:normal">♂:♀</span>)
! colspan="2" | Frequency
|-
! Male !! Female !! Male !! Female
|-! Female
|! ''N/A'' || ''N/A'' || GenderlessMale
! Female
|- style="background:#fff"
| ''N/A''
| ''N/A''
| Genderless
| colspan="2" | Genderless
|- style="background:#fff"
| 0-15 || ''N/A'' || Male || 100.0% || 0.0%
|- ''N/A''
| 2-15 || 0-1 || 7:1 || 87.5% || 12.5%Male
|- 100.0%
| 4-15 || 0-3 || 3:1 || 75.0% || 25.0%
|- style="background:#fff"
| 82-15 || 0-7 || 1:1 || 50.0% || 50.0%
| 0-1
| 12-15 || 0-11 || 17:3 || 25.0% || 75.0%1
|- 87.5%
| ''N/A'' || 0-15 || Female || 012.0% || 100.05%
|- style="background:#fff"
| 4-15
| 0-3
| 3:1
| 75.0%
| 25.0%
|- style="background:#fff"
| 8-15
| 0-7
| 1:1
| 50.0%
| 50.0%
|- style="background:#fff"
| 12-15
| 0-11
| 1:3
| 25.0%
| 75.0%
|- style="background:#fff"
| ''N/A''
| 0-15
| Female
| 0.0%
| 100.0%
|}
 
For two {{p|Cyndaquil}} obtained from [[Professor Elm]]:
 
{| classstyle="roundtable"{{roundy}} style="border: 2px solid #{{gold color}}; background: #{{silver color}}; margin-right: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; text-align:center"
! style="background:#{{silver color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Pokémon
! style="background:#{{silver color light}}" | Gender
! style="background:#{{special attack color}}" | Sp. Atk
! style="background:#{{special defense color}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Sp. Def
|- style="background:#FFFFFF"
! rowspan="2" style="background:#{{fire color light}}" | Cyndaquil A
| rowspan="2" style="background:#{{red color light}}" | ♀
| 20 || 10 || 9 || 12 || 11 || 10
|- 10
| 9
| 12
| 11
| 10
|- style="background:#FFFFFF"
| 13<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">1101</span>)
| 1<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">0001</span>)
| 10<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">1010</span>)
| colspan="2" | 9<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">1001</span>)
|- style="background:#FFFFFF"
! rowspan="2" style="background:#{{fire color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | Cyndaquil B
| rowspan="2" style="background:#{{blue color light}}" | ♂
| 19 || 11 || 10 || 12 || 11 || 10
|- 11
| 10
| 12
| 11
| 10
|- style="background:#FFFFFF"
| 6<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">0110</span>)
| 14<br>(<span style="font-family:Monospace">1110</span>)
 
If a species has a gender threshold of 255, it is genderless species (such as {{p|Magnemite}}). If a species has a gender threshold of 254, it is a female-only species (such as {{p|Nidoran♀}}). If a species has a gender threshold of 0, it is a male-only species (such as {{p|Nidoran♂}}).
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; background: #C0C0FF; border: 3px solid blue; margin-bottom: 10px"
{| class="roundtable" style="text-align:center; background: #C0C0FF; border: 3px solid blue; margin-bottom: 10px"
! colspan="2" | Gender threshold
! rowspan="2" | Nominal ratio<br>(♂:♀)
! colspan="2" | Frequency
|-
! Binary !! Decimal !! Male !! Female
|-! Decimal
|! <code>11111111</code> || 255 || Genderless || colspan="4" | GenderlessMale
|-! Female
|- <code>11111110</code> || 254 || Female || 0.00% || 100.00%style="background:#fff"
|- <code>11111111</code>
| <code>‭‭11100001‬</code> || 225 || 1:7 || colspan="2" | ''(No species)''255
|- Genderless
| <code>10111111</code>colspan="4" || 191 || 1:3 || 25.39% || 74.61%Genderless
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>0111111111111110</code> || 127 || 1:1 || 50.39% || 49.61%
|- 254
| <code>00111111</code> || 63 || 3:1 || 75.39% || 24.61%Female
|- 0.00%
| <code>00011111</code> || 31 || 7:1 || 87100.89% || 12.1100%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>‭‭11100001‬</code>
| 225
| 1:7
| colspan="2" | ''(No species)''
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>10111111</code>
| 191
| 1:3
| 25.39%
| 74.61%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>01111111</code>
| 127
| 1:1
| 50.39%
| 49.61%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00111111</code>
| 63
| 3:1
| 75.39%
| 24.61%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00011111</code>
| 31
| 7:1
| 87.89%
| 12.11%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00000000</code>
| 0 || Male || 100.00% || 0.00%
| Male
| 100.00%
| 0.00%
|}
 
From {{game|Emerald}} onwards, if a Pokémon with {{a|Cute Charm}} is in the first place in the [[party]] (even if [[fainting|fainted]]), there is a 66.7% chance that the game will force an encountered Pokémon to be the opposite gender to the Pokémon with Cute Charm if it can be that gender. This does not affect a [[Mass outbreak|swarming]] Pokémon species or Pokémon found in [[Hidden Grotto]]s.
 
=====Generation VI onward=====
From [[Generation VI]] onward, the gender threshold is compared to a random number between 1 and 252 (inclusive) instead of ''p<sub>gender</sub>'' (which is between 0 and 255); this causes Pokémon with a "1:1" gender ratio to actually be distributed according to the ideal ratio. All other Pokémon are more likely to be the more common gender than they would be according to their nominal ratio.
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; background: #C0C0FF; border: 3px solid blue; margin-bottom: 10px"
{| class="roundtable" style="text-align:center; background: #C0C0FF; border: 3px solid blue; margin-bottom: 10px"
! colspan="2" | Gender threshold
! rowspan="2" | Nominal ratio<br>(♂:♀)
! colspan="2" | Frequency
|-
! Binary !! Decimal !! Male !! Female
|-! Decimal
|! <code>11111111</code> || 255 || Genderless || colspan="4" | GenderlessMale
|-! Female
|- <code>11111110</code> || 254 || Female || 0.0% || 100.00%style="background:#fff"
|- <code>11111111</code>
| <code>‭‭11100001‬</code> || 225 || 1:7 || 11.11% || 88.89%255
|- Genderless
| <code>10111111</code>colspan="4" || 191 || 1:3 || 24.60% || 75.40%Genderless
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>0111111111111110</code> || 127 || 1:1 || 50.00% || 50.00%
|- 254
| <code>00111111</code> || 63 || 3:1 || 75.40% || 24.60%Female
|- 0.0%
| <code>00011111</code> || 31 || 7:1 || 88100.10% || 11.9000%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00000000‭‭11100001‬</code> || 0 || Male || 100.00% || 0.00%
| 225
| 1:7
| 11.11%
| 88.89%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>10111111</code>
| 191
| 1:3
| 24.60%
| 75.40%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>01111111</code>
| 127
| 1:1
| 50.00%
| 50.00%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00111111</code>
| 63
| 3:1
| 75.40%
| 24.60%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00011111</code>
| 31
| 7:1
| 88.10%
| 11.90%
|- style="background:#fff"
| <code>00000000</code>
| 0
| Male
| 100.00%
| 0.00%
|}
 
====Gender differences====
{{main|List of Pokémon with gender differences}}
=====Gender-based evolutions=====
Some Pokémon may have different ways of [[evolution|evolving]] depending on their gender. These Pokémon may therefore have one or more evolutions that can only be a single gender.
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background:#{{normal color dark}}; border:5px solid #{{normal color}}" width=500px
|-
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Pre-evolution
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | Method
! style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Evolved
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| rowspan="2" | [[File:281Kirlia.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Kirlia}}
|! style="background:#{{blue color light}}0070f8" | '''Male only<br>→<br>[[Dawn Stone|{{color|000|Dawn Stone}}]]'''
| [[File:475Gallade.png|60px]][[File:475Gallade-Mega.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Gallade}}
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
|! style="background:#{{normal744884; color light}}:#fff" | '''Either<br>gender<br>→<br>Level 30+'''
| [[File:282Gardevoir.png|60px]][[File:282Gardevoir-Mega.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Gardevoir}}
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| rowspan="2" | [[File:361Snorunt.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Snorunt}}
|! style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010" | '''Female only<br>→<br>[[Dawn Stone|{{color|000|Dawn Stone}}]]'''
| [[File:478Froslass.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Froslass}}
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
|! style="background:#{{normal744884; color light}}:#fff" | '''Either<br>gender<br>→<br>Level 42+'''
| [[File:362Glalie.png|60px]][[File:362Glalie-Mega.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Glalie}}
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| rowspan="2" | [[File:412Burmy.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Burmy}}
|! style="background:#{{blue color light}}0070f8" | '''Male only<br>→<br>Level 20+'''
| [[File:414Mothim.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Mothim}}
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
|! style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010" | '''Female only<br>→<br>Level 20+'''
| [[File:413Wormadam.png|x60px]]<br>{{p|Wormadam}}
|-
| style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | [[File:415Combee.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Combee}}<br>
|! style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010" | '''Female only<br><small>({{tt|*|Male Combee never evolve)</small>.}}<br>→<br>Level 21+'''
| style="background:#{{normal color light}}" | [[File:416Vespiquen.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Vespiquen}}
|-
| style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundybl|5px}}" | [[File:757Salandit.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Salandit}}<br>
|! style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010" | '''Female only<br><small>({{tt|*|Male Salandit never evolve)</small>.}}<br>→<br>Level 33+'''
| style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:758Salazzle.png|60px]]<br>{{p|Salazzle}}
|}
|
{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{normal color dark}}; margin:auto; border:5px solid #{{normal color}}"
! colspan="12" style="background:#{{blue color light}}0070f8; {{roundytop|5px}}" | Male
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| colspan="3" | [[File:236Tyrogue.png|100px]]<br>{{p|Tyrogue}}
| colspan="4" style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundybr|5px}}" | [[File:861Grimmsnarl.png|100px]][[File:861Grimmsnarl-Gigantamax.png|100px]]<br>{{p|Grimmsnarl}}
|}
| width="50px50" |
|
{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{normal color dark}}; margin:auto; border:5px solid #{{normal color}}"
! colspan="6" style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010; {{roundytop|5px}}"| Female
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| colspan="2" | [[File:440Happiny.png|100px]]<br>{{p|Happiny}}
|- style="vertical-align:top"
|
{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{normal color dark}}; margin:auto; border:5px solid #{{normal color}}" width=300px
! style="background:#{{blue color light}}0070f8; {{roundytop|5px}}" | Male
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| [[File:025Pikachu-Original.png|x100px]]<br>{{p|Pikachu}}<br><small>[[Pikachu in a cap|in a cap]]</small>
| style="background:#{{normal color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" | [[File:658Greninja.png|100px]][[File:658Greninja-Ash.png|100px]]<br><small>{{a|Battle Bond}}/[[Bond Phenomenon|Ash-]]<br></small>{{p|Greninja}}
|}
| width="50px50" |
|
{| class="roundy" style="background:#{{normal color dark}}; margin:auto; border:5px solid #{{normal color}}" width=150px
! style="background:#{{red color light}}e82010; {{roundytop|5px}}"| Female
|- style="background:#{{normal color light}}"
| [[File:Spr 6o 025 C.png|x100px]]<br><small>[[Cosplay Pikachu|Cosplay]]</small><br>{{p|Pikachu}}
 
==Humans==
[[File:BW player selection English.png|thumb|Choosing to play as {{ga|Hilbert|male}} or {{ga|Hilda|female}} in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions|Pokémon Black and White]]]]
{{main|:Category:Characters by gender}}
 
===In the games===
[[File:BW player selection English.png|thumb|Choosing to play as {{ga|Hilbert|male}} or {{ga|Hilda|female}} in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions|Pokémon Black and White]]]]
Starting in {{game|Crystal}}, {{player}}s were given the option of choosing to play as a boy or girl Trainer at the start of the game. Since then, every game in the main series has included that choice. Starting in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, the opposite-gender player character can also be encountered in the game.
 
{{-}}
 
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}}; border:4px solid #BABACC; background:#F3F3FF"
|- style="font-size:95%; font-weight:bold"
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytl|15px}}" | Game
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|{{crystal color dark}}|Pokémon Crystal Version|C}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|{{color|{{heartgold color dark}}|HG}}{{color|{{soulsilver color dark}}|SS}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions|{{color|{{ruby color dark}}|R}}{{color|{{sapphire color dark}}|S}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|{{emerald color dark}}|Pokémon Emerald Version|E}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|{{color|{{omega ruby color dark}}|OR}}{{color|{{alpha sapphire color dark}}|AS}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6; | [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|{{color|{{firered color dark}}|FR}}{{color|{{leafgreen color dark}}|LG}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6; | [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|{{color|{{diamond color dark}}|D}}{{color|{{pearl color dark}}|P}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|{{platinum color dark}}|Pokémon Platinum Version|Pt}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Black and White Versions|{{color|{{black color dark}}|B}}{{color|{{white color dark}}|W}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|{{color|{{black 2 color dark}}|B2}}{{color|{{white 2 color dark}}|W2}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon X and Y|{{color|{{x color dark}}|X}}{{color|{{y color dark}}|Y}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Sun and Moon|{{color|{{sun color dark}}|S}}{{color|{{moon color dark}}|M}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|{{color|{{ultra sun color dark}}|US}}{{color|{{ultra moon color dark}}|UM}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|{{color|{{Let's Go Pikachu color dark}}|P}}{{color|{{Let's Go Eevee color dark}}|E}}]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15px}}" | [[Pokémon Sword and Shield|{{color|{{sword color dark}}|Sw}}{{color|{{shield color dark}}|Sh}}]]
|-
|! rowspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E600E8F8; {{roundytl|15px}}" | '''Game'''Male
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev2|Cgold color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6" |Crystal {{gameabbrev4Ethan.png|HGSS}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev3|RSgold color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6"HeartGold |SoulSilver {{gameabbrev3Ethan.png|E}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev6|ORASruby color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6"Ruby |Sapphire {{gameabbrev3Brendan.png|FRLG}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev4|DPemerald color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6" |Emerald {{gameabbrev4Brendan.png|Pt}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev5|BWomega ruby color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6"Omega |Ruby Alpha Sapphire {{gameabbrev5Brendan.png|B2W2}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev6|XYfirered color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6"FireRed |LeafGreen {{gameabbrev7Red.png|SM}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{gameabbrev7|USUMdiamond color light}}; width:84px" |
| style="background[[File:#D1D1E6"Diamond |Pearl {{gameabbrev7Lucas.png|PE}}120x120px]]
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15pxplatinum color light}}; width:84px" | {{gameabbrev8|SwSh}}
[[File:Platinum Lucas.png|-120x120px]]
! rowspan=2| style="background:#{{blueblack color light}}; width:84px" | Male
| style="background:#{{gold color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:CrystalBlack White EthanHilbert.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{goldblack 2 color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:HeartGold SoulSilver Ethan.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ruby color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:RubyBlack 2 White Sapphire2 BrendanNate.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{emeraldx color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Emerald Brendan.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{omega ruby color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Omega Ruby Alpha SapphireXY BrendanCalem.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{fireredsun color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:FireRed LeafGreen Red.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{diamond color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:DiamondSun Moon PearlProtagonist Lucasmale.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{platinumultra sun color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Platinum Lucas.png|120x120px]]
| style="background[[File:#{{blackUltra colorSun light}};Ultra width:84px" | [[File:BlackMoon WhiteProtagonist Hilbertmale.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{blackLet's 2Go Pikachu color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Black 2 White 2 Nate.png|120x120px]]
| style="background[[File:#{{xLets colorGo light}};Pikachu width:84px"Eevee | [[File:XYMale CalemTrainer.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{sunsword color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Sun Moon Protagonist male.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ultra sun color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Ultra Sun UltraSword MoonShield ProtagonistMale maleTrainer.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{Let's Go Pikachu color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Male Trainer.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{sword color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Sword Shield Male Trainer.png|120x120px]]
|-
| colspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=2; | {{color2|000|Ethan (game)|Ethan}}
| colspan=3 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=3 | {{color2|000|Brendan (game)|Brendan}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Red (game)|Red}}
| colspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=2 | {{color2|000|Lucas (game)|Lucas}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Hilbert (game)|Hilbert}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Nate (game)|Nate}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Calem (game)|Calem}}
| colspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=2; | {{color2|000|Elio (game)|Elio}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6"; | {{color2|000|Chase (game)|Chase}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6"; | {{color2|000|Victor (game)|Victor}}
|-
! rowspan=2 style="background:#{{redE03838; color light}}; {{roundybl|15px}}" | Female
| style="background:#{{crystal color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Crystal Kris.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{soulsilver color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:HeartGold SoulSilverCrystal LyraKris.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{sapphiresoulsilver color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Ruby Sapphire May.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{emerald color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:EmeraldHeartGold SoulSilver MayLyra.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{alpha sapphire color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire May.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{leafgreen color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:FireRedRuby LeafGreenSapphire LeafMay.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{pearlemerald color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Diamond Pearl Dawn.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{platinum color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:PlatinumEmerald DawnMay.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{whitealpha sapphire color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Black White Hilda.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{white 2 color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:BlackOmega 2Ruby WhiteAlpha 2Sapphire RosaMay.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{yleafgreen color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:XY Serena.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{moon color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Sun MoonFireRed ProtagonistLeafGreen femaleLeaf.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ultra moonpearl color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Protagonist female.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{Let's Go Eevee color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Lets Go Pikachu EeveeDiamond FemalePearl TrainerDawn.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{shieldplatinum color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Sword Shield Female Trainer.png|120x120px]]
[[File:Platinum Dawn.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{white color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Black White Hilda.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{white 2 color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Black 2 White 2 Rosa.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{y color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:XY Serena.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{moon color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Sun Moon Protagonist female.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ultra moon color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Protagonist female.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{Let's Go Eevee color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Lets Go Pikachu Eevee Female Trainer.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{shield color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:Sword Shield Female Trainer.png|120x120px]]
|-
| style="background:#D1D1E6"; | {{color2|000|Kris (game)|Kris}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6"; | {{color2|000|Lyra (game)|Lyra}}
| colspan=3 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=3 | {{color2|000|May (game)|May}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Leaf (game)|Leaf}}
| colspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=2 | {{color2|000|Dawn (game)|Dawn}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Hilda (game)|Hilda}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Rosa (game)|Rosa}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Serena (game)|Serena}}
| colspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" colspan=2; | {{color2|000|Selene (game)|Selene}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6"; | {{color2|000|Elaine (game)|Elaine}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundybr|15px}}}" | {{color2|000|Gloria (game)|Gloria}}
|}
{{-}}
In [[Pokémon Stadium 2]], the player character, usually represented by a nameless, faceless boy, who previously appeared in the [[Pokémon Stadium (English)|the original English release]]. If the player is using a {{game|Crystal}} Game Pak, however, the boy's portrait is exchanged for a girl's.
 
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|- style="font-size:95%; font-weight:bold"
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytl|15px}}" | Game
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15px}}" | {{color2|{{bronze color dark}}|Pokémon Stadium 2|Stadium 2}}
|-
! style="background:#{{blue color light}}"00E8F8; | Male
| style="background:#{{gold color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:S2 Hero.png]]
[[File:S2 Hero.png]]
|-
! style="background:#{{red color light}}E03838; {{roundybl|15px}} | Female
| style="background:#{{crystal color light}}; {{roundybr|15px}}; width:84px" | [[File:S2 Heroine.png]]
[[File:S2 Heroine.png]]
|}
 
=====In Pokémon HOME=====
The player can select an avatar from the overworld sprites of eight of the core series protagonists. The gender of the avatar is stored with the [[Original Trainer]] with any gifts received.
{| style="margin:auto; text-align:center; {{roundy|20px}} border:4px solid #BABACC; background:#F3F3FF"
{|- style="marginfont-size:auto95%; textfont-align:center; {{roundy|20px}}; border:4px solid #BABACC; backgroundweight:#F3F3FFbold"
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytl|15px}}" | Game
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15px}}" | {{color2|{{green color dark}}|Pokémon HOME|HOME}}
|-
|! style="background:#D1D1E600E8F8; {{roundytl|15px}}" | '''Game'''Male
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15px}}" | '''{{color2|{{greenred color darklight}}|Pokémon; width:84px" HOME|HOME}}'''
|-
! style="background:#{{blue color light}}" | Male
| style="background:#{{ruby color light}}; width:84px" |
[[File:RedRGBwalkdown.png]]<br>[[File:EthanGSCwalkdown.png]]<br>[[File:Brendan RS OD.png]]<br>[[File:Lucaswalkdown.png]]<br>[[File:BW HilbertOD Stand.png]]
|-
! style="background:#{{red color light}}E03838; {{roundybl|15px}} | Female
| style="background:#{{sapphire color light}}; {{roundybr|15px}}; width:84px" |
[[File:May RS OD.png]]<br>[[File:Dawnwalkdown.png]]<br>[[File:Hildawalkdown.png]]
Many [[Spin-off Pokémon games|side games]] in the Pokémon franchise allow the player to choose between a male or female [[player character]] as well.
 
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|- style="font-size:95%; font-weight:bold; background:#D1D1E6"
| style="{{roundytl|15px}}" | Game
| {{color2|{{black color dark}}|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2}}
| {{color2|{{ranger color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger|Ranger}}
| {{color2|{{SoA color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia|Ranger SoA}}
| {{color2|{{GS color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs|Ranger GS}}
| {{color2|807544|Pokémon Conquest|Conquest}}
| {{color2|{{night color dark}}|Pokémon GO|GO}}
| style="{{roundytr|15px}}" | {{color2|{{orange color dark}}|Pokémon Masters|Masters}}
|-
|! rowspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E600E8F8; {{roundytl|15px}}" | '''Game'''Male
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|{{black color dark}}|Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!|Card GB2}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|{{ranger color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger|Ranger}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|{{SoA color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia|Ranger SoA}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|{{GS color dark}}|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs|Ranger GS}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|807544|Pokémon Conquest|Conquest}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | '''{{color2|{{night color dark}}|Pokémon GO|GO}}'''
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundytr|15px}}" | '''{{color2|{{orange color dark}}|Pokémon Masters|Masters}}'''
|-
! rowspan=2 style="background:#{{blue color light}}" | Male
| style="background:#{{tcg Supporter color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Mark.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ranger color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Ranger Lunick.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{blue color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:GO Player M.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{sevii color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Masters Scottie.png|120x120px]]
|-style="background:#D1D1E6"
| {{color2|000|Mark (GB)|Mark}}
|{{color2|000|Lunick}}
| {{color2|000|Kellyn}}
| {{color2|000|Ben (Ranger)|Ben}}
| {{color2|000|Hero}}
| N/A
| {{color2|000|Scottie}}
|-
|! rowspan=2 style="background:#D1D1E6" |E03838; {{color2roundybl|00015px}}" |Mark (GB)|Mark}}Female
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Lunick}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Kellyn}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Ben (Ranger)|Ben}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Hero}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | N/A
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Scottie}}
|-
! rowspan=2 style="background:#{{red color light}}; {{roundybl|15px}}" | Female
| style="background:#{{crystal color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Mint 2.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{ranger color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Ranger Solana.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{blue color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:GO Player F.png|120x120px]]
| style="background:#{{skill color light}}; width:84px" | [[File:Masters Bettie.png|120x120px]]
|-style="background:#D1D1E6"
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Mint (GB2)|Mint}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Solana}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Kate (Ranger)|Kate}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Summer (Ranger)|Summer}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | {{color2|000|Heroine}}
| style="background:#D1D1E6" | N/A
| style="background:#D1D1E6; {{roundybr|15px}}" | {{color2|000|Bettie}}
|}
 
 
==In other languages==
{{langtable|color={{pokemonunknown color}}|bordercolor={{pokemonunknown color dark}}
|zh_yue=性別 ''Singbiht''
|zh_cmn=性別 / 性别 ''Xìngbié''
|
''Male''
{{langtable|color={{blue color light}}C8C8FF|bordercolor={{blue color}}6464FF
|zh_yue=雄性 ''Hùhngsing''
|zh_cmn=雄性 ''Xióngxìng''
|
''Female''
{{langtable|color={{red color light}}FFC8C8|bordercolor={{red color}}FF6464
|zh_yue=雌性 ''Chīsing''
|zh_cmn=雌性 ''Cīxìng / Cíxìng''
|
''Unknown''
{{langtable|color={{unknown color light}}C8FFC8|bordercolor={{unknown color}}64CC64
|zh_yue=不明 ''{{tt|Bātmìhng|Unknown}}''
|zh_cmn=不明 ''{{tt|Bùmíng|Unknown}}''