Talk:List of recurring wild Pokémon (anime)

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Do you think Wynaut, Spoink and Hippopotas should have their own articles? --Taromon777 15:50, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

They did, and they were all merged onto this page per the new anime Pokémon policy. --rockersk08 16:35, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


Now that Gible is following Ash, shouldn't it be added? Or should we wait a few episodes? --Kimori-Hinoarashi 21:45, 21 December 2009 (UTC) User talk:Kimori-Hinoarashi

Probably wait to see if someone catches it in Thursday's episode...--Psyライダー 21:50, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
And he caught it. -- Kimori-Hinoarashi
It's not a recurring wild Pokémon though... Well, it is, but so is Aipom, and it's not listed here. ht14 18:56, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
The article says recurring wild Pokémon. The purpose of this is to list Pokémon like Jigglypuff, Snubbull, Spoink, and Hippopotas. Aipom and Gible are owned by main characters, and I don't see a need for them on the list. Maybe a trivia mention about how they used to be recurring wild Pokémon before being captured... --electAbuzzzz 19:51, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
Well then, in that case, then does Madame Muchmoney's Granbull belong here and on the template? As far as I'm concerned, it's not a wild Pokémon. I won't take it off, but if I'm right, then somebody please do that. Also, referring to the first post, there's a page on it. So if I'm wrong, the whole page should be merged to this one. --Trickyb 23:56, 12 March 2010 (UTC)


Say, since in the Hoenn saga there was a Loudred which appeared in a few episodes where in it rampaged around and all, shouldn't it also be added here? Or was it caught? --Shinytwo 13:17, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Added, but its hidden since I havent done a summary for it, Ive not seen any of the episodes it was in. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 14:37, 26 November 2011 (UTC)


Why is Snubbull/Granbull here? It was an OWNED Pokémon owned by Madame Muchmoney. Rai Marshall 23:17, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, she was technically running around as a wild Pokémon for a while before returning to her owner. Jello 23:21, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Except it wasn't like she was released back in the wild, she was still an owned Pokémon who just chose to follow someone else for that time being. She wasn't wild. Rai Marshall 23:46, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Game version of pokemon is incorrect

If Hippopotas is male, why is it shown as a female Hippopotas (game sprite)...? Chomi 14:57, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Ash's Larvitar

Surely if the Hippopotas gets an article then Ash's Larvitar should have a section, their roles are quite similar in that they are both carried by Ash to be returned to their family and constantly use a certain move (Larvitar's being Harden and Hippopotas' being Yawn), the only differences are that Larvitar debuted as an egg and was used in battle, so shouldn't it have some part in this page (given that Ash didn't truly capture Larvitar)? Azure42 15:15, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Loudred on Dewoford Island

Some raised this topic before but no one replied, an angry Laudred appeared many times throught out the Dewofard saga, however is right to assume it was the same one? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 00:36, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

I think it's the same one. The situations it got into numerous times (being surprised/stepped on/vice gripped while sleeping) all point in that direction. You might as well say the wynaut in this article is 3 or 4 completely different Pokémon, there is no more evidence to support it being the same one than the loudred. WellyDawn 00:47, 20 February 2011 (UTC)


It's notable for it's own page now? J-J-M 15:32, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


Should it be noted that its sunglasses seem to have grown with evelution?Lucariade 20:02, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


Should we put it in the recurring wild Pokemon caught by Ash when the episode airs? Chomper4 12:43, 12 January 2012 (UTC)


Palpitoad DID appear in BW034, and was caught in the next episode. Should we add Ash's Palpitoad to the list of Recurring wild Pokémon that have been caught? EvilKirikizan 00:01, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Completely different location. Completely different Palpitoad. --ケンジガール 00:08, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Lake guardians and Loundred

The lake gaurdians in the Dp searies and the Loundred on Dewoford island, shouldn't they be here ? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 09:19, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Pikachu Short Marill

Given that it appeared in no less than four shorts, should the Marill that kept using Sing in the Pikachu Shorts be included on this page? Watchermark 15:46, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

I've added it after Spoink, but I've kept it hidded because I've not written a summary, since I've not seen these shorts. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 12:44, 26 November 2011 (UTC)


Can I propose that Slowking be removed from this page? It was a main character in the movie and had one tiny extra appearance. I wouldn't call that recurring, so I'd suggest it should get its own page like character-of-the-day Pokémon Nero, Orville or other movie Pokémon main characters: Lucario (M08), Entei (M03), Zoroark (M13) or Mewtwo (anime). Its a major character with a special backstory. It never appears in any main series. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 01:53, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

I oppose. Slowking has done too little to even have its own article.--ForceFire 12:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
It was more significant than half the human characters who appeared in the second movie. I don't think classing it as "recurring" is appropriate, because its not reappearing, it was a central character and then had one extra episode which had backstory to its life. Its not "occuring again, periodically, or repeatedly", which the definition of Recurring is. If there was another page to move it to I'd be happy with that, but it can't stay here. It doesn't make sense. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 01:50, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Can I get some other opinions? I just don't think its right that Carol gets an article for her tiny role whilst Slowking, the main Pokémon besides the birds themselves, gets shoved into a combined article purely because its a Pokémon. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 13:19, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Personally, I have to support this motion. Slowking isn't a reoccuring character in the anime like the rest of the Pokémon mentioned on this page. It appeared in the movie, in the Slowking's Day short and we haven't seen it since. Plus, as Toon Ganondorf said, it did play a pretty important role in the film... far more than Melody's sister Carol did. Lauraac2110 12:19, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
I support the move, Slowking is just as notable as the Unown in the third movie Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 21:05, 2 February 2012
I also support the move. I think of Slowking as a character of the day and they all get pages. He has a speaking role too. Human characters get pages if they appear multiple times in an episode/movie and speak usually so why shouldn't it be the same for Slowking? ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 08:35, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Did we ever come to a decision on this issue? If not, can we? Just curious, as I was cruising the Wanted Pages, and stumbled upon this. Just to throw my two cents in, I would support the move. --ジェダイの騎士デジタルテレビ 00:57, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Well, then, here's a little extra info on Slowking: he, idiom-wise, broke the fourth wall. I've heard that the "breaking of the fourth wall" is a very rare event in the anime. Pressthebutton 14:55, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Not that rare. --SnorlaxMonster 15:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Sunglasses Krokorok and Ash

When BW065 airs, should we add Sunglasses Krokorok to recurring wild Pokemon that have been caught knwoing that Ash will catch it? Chomper4 16:50, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Only after it airs.--MisterE13 16:56, 31 January 2012 (UTC)


In XY054, Malamar from XY019 didn't use Hyper Beam - it was other Malamar who chased Clemont and James. - Rafi862 (talk) 10:06, 27 December 2014 (UTC)


A Blue Flower Florges appeared in XY069 and is set to appear in XY070. Should we put it on the recurring Pokémon page once XY070 airs? PattyMan 21:51, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

I believe this page is mainly for Pokemon that reappear after episode gaps, but I guess it would depend on the circumstances, in any case, best to wait till the episode airs. --Spriteit (talk) 14:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Wanted to be sure before XY070 aired. PattyMan 22:29, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

This page is getting ridiculous

We really need some guild lines on what a 'recurring' pokemon is. Groudon, Kyogre, Zekrom, Reshiram and Florges only appeared in two or three parters. In other words, while Groudon appeared in two episodes, it only appeared in one story, one forty minuet episode if you like. We don't put characters like Lewis or Ridley from the BW two partners down as tempory companions because they are no more re-occurring than A.J. or Otashi because they only 'occurred' once. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 01:33, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

That seems reasonable, but I'm not really in charge of anime, so I'd wait for a few more opinions. --Abcboy (talk) 01:59, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
It depends on how "recurring" is taken, but I disagree with removing the sections right away because there are now links on anime episode articles linking to sections that don't exist on this page anymore, so I feel like there needs to be an actual decision based on this before we leave those sections off. AGGRON989 19:42, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
I believe the editorial board needs to make decisions of edits like the one removing 14,000+ bytes of information earlier. I have reverted it and am recommending editorial board review. There is a lot to clean up if that information is ALL removed. CycloneGU (talk) 20:02, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
At the time I removed all this, the appropriate links had not been set up on other pages. The misguided decision to add all this in the first place was just as drastic an edit as mine. All of the Pokémon I mentioned only appeared once despite being in two episodes. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 16:08, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Deoxys's Protect

Where did Deoxys from the Deoxys' Crisis! two-parter use Protect? I only remember seeing it using Safeguard instead of Protect. PattyMan 21:30, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Deoxys used Protect when it was battling in its defense form. Seabiscuit2020 (talk) 22:12, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


It's probably going to appear a lot more in the anime, and has a nickname too. It should be treated more like Ash's Larvitar and some other wild Pokémon on this page and given its own article. --Abcboy (talk) 21:20, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

I agree. Squishy's clearly going to play a huge role in things to come, way more than your average recurring wild Pokémon. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 03:06, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
I have a draft for Zygarde altogether, but it can be re-purposed to focus on Puni-chan itself if need be. - Chosen of Mana 21:22, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
I have one for Puni-chan, but no one ever edits it, it can be used for Puni-chan and Chosen's could be used as a whole (for both the Zygardes) Pratik_12 Talk 05:24, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Now that a separate Puni-chan article has been established, should we adjust the Zygarde page to focus on Z-2, perhaps using the codename as its "nickname"? - Chosen of Mana 20:42, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Should we add Meowth, Ash's Caterpie and Aura Sphere Riolu.

Meowth does not have a Pokeball and was even almost caught by Iris.

Ash's Caterpie was at the end of episode 2 but not caught till episode 3.

and the Aura Sphere Riolu was in 2 episodes.- Super10ZX 11:23 (UTC)

Meowth is covered by being a part of Team Rocket, even though it has been shown Meowth is technically wild. He is associated with Team Rocket so much that it doesn't have the same meaning as a truly wild Pokémon.
Ash's Caterpie was only in 2 episodes wild (counting the episode it was captured), and if I recall correctly there's usually a minimum of three episodes preferred for a Pokémon to be considered recurring (or at least not have both episodes be back-to-back continuations of each other).
Aura Sphere Rioulu falls into the same category as Ash's Caterpie: only 2 episodes, both the same plot arc, aired back-to-back. ChE clarinetist (talk) 12:28, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Ok I understand stand all your reasons. But if Meowth is saved by being a member of Team Rocket, how come Team Rockets Delibird is listed on this page. - Super10ZX 19:29 (UTC)

I agree with your reasoning for Riolu and Caterpie, but more specifically they shouldnt be adde because they do not 're-occur' if a Pokemon appears in four consecutive episodes, it is no more a recurring Pokemon than Montgomery who appered once over the span of four episodes. However, though I've mentioned this before, Pokemon like Groudon, Kyogre and Zekrom are all still listed here despite not actually being recurring. If they are listed, Caterpie and Riolu just be listed for consistency's sake. And I might syggest changing the name of the page to 'Any Wild Pokemon in the anime that has appered in more than one episode' because a lot of the Pokemon on this page are not recurring. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 09:10, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

I agree with you 05308 but maybe instead call it 'List of Wild Pokemon in the anime that have appered in more than one episode' -Super10ZX Jun, 17, 2016 02:35:22 (UTC)

Why do people think the T___us and Landorus are the same in both episodes?

I watched both episodes (counting each 2-parter as one together), and they never mentioned the genies being the exact same ones as before. I removed it, but someone else undid it & told me to bring it here. Unowninator (talk) 23:20, 19 June 2016 (UTC)


This page seems to be nothing but an excuse to avoid giving notable wild Pokémon their own articles. They have their own infoboxes, and some even have their own trivia sections. This article is basically just a collection of smaller, unrelated articles rather than a list. If the Pokémon is a notable enough character to get a section on this page, then I think it's likely notable enough for its own article; by being on this page, it means they served a significant role in the anime. --SnorlaxMonster 11:24, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

If we were to get rid of this page completely, it would mean double-checking the notability of the Pokémon on this list. For example, I don't think Marill or Zekrom have enough information to merit its own page. - Chosen of Mana 21:38, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
We don't necessarily have to delete this page, but I don't think it should be formatted as a stack of mini-articles. If Zekrom and Marill don't have enough information for their own articles, they shouldn't have pseudo-articles here. --SnorlaxMonster 07:18, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Most of the Pokémon on here aren't even recurring anyway; Zekrom, Groudon and Kyogre for example only appeared once despite appearing in two-part episodes. Surely there is a difference between two appearances and two episodes that haven't a second of "in-world" time between them? Are Lewis and Ridley recurring characters? I agree with SnorlaxMonster!Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 11:41, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
I've drafted some pages for those definatly deserving of a split; User:05308/Lugia (anime), User:05308/Florges (anime) and User:05308/Z2. I'd also like to reaffirm, while Ive mentioned it several times above that Groudon, Kyogre, Deoxys, Zekrom and Reshiram are not recurring Pokémon! Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 16:18, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
I already have Florges drafted, and I have Wooper created as well. PattyMan 14:36, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
My Florges can be deleted then, but something really needs to be done about this page... Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 15:00, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

I definitely think that Florges, Z2, and Malamar need to be split, as they are all given more personality and characterization than many human characters who have their own articles. I'm also fine with Lugia and Wooper getting their own articles, though I find that less urgent than Florges, Z2, and Malamar. We may also want to consider splitting Wynaut, Spoink, and Hippopotas. Wynaut is a running gag similar to Jigglypuff with its own personality, while Spoink and Hippopotas both function as the main character in their respective episodes, and are easily more like characters of the day than Nero (besides the obvious fact that they appear more than once; my point is, their character is more fleshed out). The same could be said for several other Pokemon without pages IMO, such as Snover from The Lonely Snover. Nutter Butter (talk) 05:21, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Most of these Pokémon don't have enough information to get their own page, and only breaking some off would just be wierd. The page should stay how it is. Striker212 (talk) 00:41, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

We don't need a poorly defined middleground page for recurring Pokémon that haven't recurred enough to be notable; if they're not notable, then by definition they aren't notable enough to have pseudo-articles on this page either. Either way, this page shouldn't have structured mini-articles with individual trivia sections. --SnorlaxMonster 01:03, 27 December 2018 (UTC)


This one should defiantly be split from here... Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 11:41, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


Z2 at least NOW deserves its own page... The legendary PkmnTrainerV is Here! (talk) 09:45, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Z2 definitely, Florges too I suppose, but Z2 has more than enough info for a page and since it's likely to get more from the upcoming episodes... --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 11:40, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

One more reason, something I got from here ( I don't know how to link pages...) "Recurring wild Pokémon may only receive articles if they had a significant impact on the plot AND appeared in at least three episodes. An example of this would be the Snubbull/Granbull that followed Team Rocket around, and the Jigglypuff that followed around Ash and his friends. All others should have a section on the recurring wild Pokémon in the anime article."

Z2 meets both requirements. The legendary PkmnTrainerV is Here! (talk) 12:51, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Does Florges count too? It appeared in more than three episodes, and I guess she had impact on Goomy, but does that count? --Handmaiden 101 (tAlk) 17:37, 8 September 2016 (UTC)


Is it worth including Bewear to the list? It made its debut in SM001 and has been following Team Rocket since SM003. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 03:12, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

That's what makes it recurring.Rahl (talk) 03:22, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Bewear... I have reviewed Episode One quite a bit and have severe doubts that the Bewear Ash and Pikachu met was reacting to them joyfully as the article has stated. As yet I can't be certain that Jessie and James encountered the same bear (in Episode ) that Ash did. The bear they met has a very strong nurturing instinct and appears to have adopted them. The bear that Ash and Pikachu met waved and then chopped down trees with its - ahem - 'bear/bare' arms. There was a dark shadow over its eyes as it did this, so I take from this that his Bewear was being aggressive. Jaylaw (talk) 21:45, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree. There's nothing that would indicate it's the same Bewear. TheDoctorPotter (talk) 16:05, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Except that it was stated to be the same in Episode 3. Furthermore, its reaction to Ash was in excitment and broke trees by dancing around like a child, so it was joyful. Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 16:16, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Actually, it was never stated that it's the same Bewear, but it is possible since as you said, it was probably being friendly and just wanted to hug Ash. Team Rocket are kind of scared of it, but it doesn't actively hurt them. Playerking95 (talk) 16:46, 22 January 2017 (UTC)


Should Litten be added here? Sure it might be caught in a few episodes time but it's shown up from SM001 to SM004, it doesn't follow Ash and co around but it is still there Azure/ChromeVoid42 (talk) 11:05, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Tapu Koko's Electric Surge

Why was Tapu Koko's Electric Surge ability removed? As soon as its battle with Ash begun, it activated Electric Surge, which Professor Kukui and Lillie mistaken it for Electric Terrain. Weather/field based abilities always activate on the first turn the Pokémon that has them appears in battle. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 20:18, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

didn't they say it was electric terrain?--Pikablu (talk) 20:31, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
If it was called Electric Terrain we have to assume that because the anime doesn't always follow the games. If it turns out later to be Electric Surge, then it will be fixed. Nutter Butter (talk) 20:35, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
When Electric Terrain was used, the Pokémon would discharge electricity to the ground. When Tapu Koko activated Electric Surge, electric rings were emitted from its body. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 15:56, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Moves change in new series. Electric Terrain was called out, so it's Electric Terrain. If we're going to assume this was a mistake then any other move that was called out could be a mistake as well. Playerking95 (talk) 16:02, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Since this is going nowhere really fast, I think we should just let this discussion go. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 22:41, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


Is it wild or does it belong to Samson Oak? --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 22:44, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

There is no reason to believe it belongs to Samson or anyone else, except the opening, which is considered non-canon. If a future episode confirms it belongs to Samson, it will be removed from this page. ☼ BlazingFist ☼ 22:48, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Ok. The ending Pose also hinted as well that the Komala might belong to Samson Oak. In it, it showed everyone with their Pokémon and Samson Oak with a Komala in his section of the ending. --PKMNAdventurer (talk) 23:23, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
That could just be referring to the fact that it is used at the bell ringer at the Pokemon School and Samson Oak is the Principal of the school, or Samson could catch it in the future, but for now, there is nothing to suggest that Samson Oak owns it. Playerking95 (talk) 08:29, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Wait, why is Rotomdex here?

Doesn't Rotom belong to the Professor? (What's his name again?) Unowninator (talk) 02:37, 22 December 2016 (UTC)


It has appeared for more than 3 episodes. We have sufficient information on it. It even has its focus episode! Surely Litten deserves an article to itself! Just saying 'coz It has passed the notability requirements. The legendary PkmnTrainerV is Here! (talk) 13:59, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

But most of its appearances were just cameo's and there's nothing to suggest it will be appearing anytime soon, even if it's just in more cameos. Maybe later on if it appears more prominently, or if Ash catches it. Playerking95 (talk) 14:03, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Litten might just be caught by Ash in SM021, but that is completely my opinion. Cyndaquilava (talk) 02:13, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


I think it's time Bewear have its own page.--Lockheedpryde (talk) 13:18, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree completely. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 16:57, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Toucannon and family

Can't Toucannon, Trumbeak and Pikipek be merged under something like Toucannon nest? In fact, all the Wetland Pokémon are reoccurring (which is more than you can say for most of the Pokémon on this page) and yet only Flores is included... thought? Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 18:30, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Tapu Koko

I think it's time to Tapu Koko have its own page. He have the appearance same number than Florges. --Lockheedpryde (talk) 17:07, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Lillie's Garden Pokémon

Just wondering as we've got a section for Butterfree if it was worth including all the other Pokémon who appear in Lillie's Garden--BigDocFan (talk) 11:00, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Personally, I think they shouldn't be included on this page. Only wild Pokémon that actually had an impact on the plot in the episodes they appeared in should deserve a section. Although being recurring, Butterfree and the garden Pokémon only had small appearances in all of their episodes, so they are not notable in my opinion. Satsjoe (talk) 21:49, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Is anything ever going to be done to sort out this page?

Diamond Lanturn CodeName: 05308 12:38, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Such as...? What's your complaint that needs "sorting out"? Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 15:04, 25 June 2017 (UTC)


During a video promoting Voices for Fosters, there's one point where Lisa Ortiz states "sick and dying" in regards to the Stoutland with Litten. (Around the 37 second mark ). Is that enough evidence to mark its location as 'deceased'? Pikatwig (talk) 18:51, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

No. What the English VA says has no bearing on a Japanese anime.--ForceFire 05:53, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Just asking. Pikatwig (talk) 20:39, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Tapu Bulu

Didn´t Tapu Bulu look like he used Wood Hammer against Lycanroc?Robin Maximo (talk) 16:17, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

It wasn't identified by name unlike the other three, which is the tricky part about identifying moves used by wild Pokémon. It's standard practice on Bulbapedia to not assume what a move is unless it is 100% confirmed. - Chosen of Mana 17:28, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Not really my place to say this but on Bulbapedia, dialogue or closed captions are what is needed to confirm moves.--BigDocFan (talk) 17:30, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

I understand the opinion of you guys, yet i don´t know what is worst, haven´t been confirmed or the ideia that Tapu Bulu attacked Lycanroc with nothing, shouldn´t we at least have a category for non-identified attacks?--Robin Maximo (talk) 06:09, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

No one said it attacked Lycanroc with nothing, just that we don't know what the move is. It can always be confirmed later, like with Mimikyu's Wood Hammer. Ataro (talk) 06:48, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
I know but i still think that we should have a category for this undentified moves, saying what could it be by what it looks, maybe we manage to find a logical conclusion instead of waiting for a confirmation that never comes. The moves it used lokeed like Wood Hammer or a damaging Tail Whip, like Roark´s Onix´s screech.--Robin Maximo (talk) 05:31, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Those options you've given show just how much of a guessing games unidentified moves can be. Putting something like that on a page would just look bad.
People are free to speculate for themselves. If you wish, you're free to maintain a user page (which you can let anyone edit if you want) where you keep track of unidentified moves and what they might be, and you can tell anyone who's interested to look at that page. But that stuff doesn't need to be included in the mainspace. Tiddlywinks (talk) 05:45, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

That´s sad but thanks for your opinion, that way really feels like we´re saying it attacks with nothing though. That´s a bit controversial, if this isn´t deserved to be in the main space because it would be a corner for speculations, the shipping pages shouldn´t be there too, or the pages are note in the same space?--Robin Maximo (talk) 21:56, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Shipping is its own namespace separate from the mainspace. I think there may be a few pages with a link to a shipping page, but only very rarely.
If you feel you have to say something about an "attack" that is not identified as anything in particular, you can always say something simple like "Tapu Bulu swatted Pikachu with its tail" or whatever. Tiddlywinks (talk) 01:30, 21 May 2018 (UTC)


I think that a link to Silver's page should be added here. It appeared in the same 3 episodes that Lugia did, and it's on the page. - Super10ZX (talk) 21:10, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

I support this position. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 21:18, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Ditto so decided to add a link.--BigDocFan (talk) 21:21, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
Good going there. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 21:30, 18 November 2018 (UTC)


Dear other users,

I believe this page has merit as a Category page, like the "Category:Pokémon poachers" page, than in its current lengthy form. Many of the articles have separate pages and others are in the works, so an alphabetical page of links would be far more appropriate. Hope to hear from other users, as this page needs urgent reorganization. Thanks. PardescanSlowbro (talk) 09:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Alolan Exeggutor

Where are Alolan Exeggutor from treasure island and the 3 Rattata and Grubbin from Ultra ruin? ~~- unsigned comment from Daniel humberto (talkcontribs)

The Exeggutor certainly played a major role in the episodes, which I think would make them worthy of an article but I don't think the Rattata and Grubbin are worthy.--BigDocFan (talk) 18:09, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
And what about Ditto from Aether Paradise??? Daniel humberto (talk) 15:58, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
TBH, this article really need a restructuring. it is time for us to define what exactly does recurring means. is it as long as it appear in more than 1 episode that we include the pokemon, or does recurring refers to separate encounters? pokemon such as the rattata and grubbin you mentioned, groudon, kyogre, deoxys, guzzlord etc while appearing in 2 episodes, technically still count as the same encounter since the episodes they appear in count as one story. i don't think everyone will agree, but i think there is room for discussion. -Pokeant (talk) 17:40, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Added a section for the Exeggutor, Chosen has created a rather good page I feel. User:Chosen/Sandbox/Recurring_wild_Pokémon_in_the_anime--BigDocFan (talk) 21:16, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Toucannon's Japanese voice actor

I just watched the episode where Toucannon debuted, and even though his name wasn't listed in the credits, I'm 99.9% sure the voice actor is (well, was, bcause he died earlier this year) Unshō Ishizuka. I'll add it to the article despite knowing it will most probably be removed due not having a reliable source. - Nawulf (talk) 21:53, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Without a reliable source, we can't assume Unshō Ishizuka voiced Toucannon--BigDocFan (talk) 22:19, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Tapu Lele Psybeam and Psychic

Can Psybeam and Psychic be added to Tapu Lele's moveset? It used both moves in SM107. Psybeam had the exact same animation as when it was used in the XY series, while Psychic had the same animation as when it was used by Faba's Alakazam and Hypno in SM049. Since this is a highly discussed topic I figured I'd bring it up on a talk page first instead of just adding it. Satsjoe (talk) 21:04, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Unless Force Fire or another admin adds it to a the list of moves with unique animations, Psybeam won't be listed and the same goes for Psychic, seeing as Confusion has been shown to be similar. Also, Tapu Fini used psychic abilities to open Kiawe's Charizard's Poke Ball and it can't use Psychic or Confusion. Playerking95 (talk) 03:50, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Uncaught Shaymin

I think Shaymin is already qualified for creating a separate article since SM117. Despite it is not caught we could refer to Noland's Articuno. kylergiggs 22:05, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Shaymin hasn't played an important role yet, though. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:09, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
Well I think it can't be decided by the role importance. And, it is used in the Conference since SM129, isn't it? kylergiggs 11:13, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
It was shown for all of 10 seconds in the Battle Royal. I agree with GrammarFreak01, it hasn't done anything noteworthy of a page.--Rahl (talk) 11:48, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
KyleRGiggs, please familiarize yourself with the notability requirements for anime Pokémon. For recurring Pokémon, they must make more than three appearances and have had an impact in one episode, which it has not done either. Simply appearing does not make it notable.--ForceFire 12:17, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
If Shaymin does become notable for its own page, there is a page being worked on. User:Playerking95/Shaymin (anime)--BigDocFan (talk) 12:41, 9 July 2019 (UTC)


Was wondering if the Celebi that appeared in SM125 and SM126 was entitled to its own section on here--BigDocFan (talk) 09:28, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

I'm inclined to think so. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 09:29, 1 August 2019 (UTC)


Does anyone think that this page should be only a category?! Also, the pages for recurring Pokémon should be made in a User page instead of being put here, and therefore, the sections of recurring Pokémon that are already in this page but don't have a full article yet should be put in someone's user page til they're finished. TossedDwarf5019 (talk) 00:26, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Not every Pokémon featured in this article has enough content to justify an article. Those articles are saved for recurring Pokémon that nevertheless have appeared consistently throughout at least one series, not for just two episodes. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 05:13, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Mallow's Shaymin?

Should Shaymin at this point be considered an unofficial capture under Mallow like Ash's Larvitar or Misty's Togetic? While it's not officially caught in a ball, Shaymin seems as blatantly allocated to a trainer as such examples, representing Mallow in events such as the league and following her commands, something most wild or accompanying Pokemon don't regularly do.Psi001 (talk) 21:50, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

I wholeheartedly agree. I think the time has come for Shaymin to have an article of its own. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 00:43, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Even though it hasn't done anything? Best we have is five seconds in a league and an episode where it ran around.--Rahl (talk) 00:49, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
My point is more directly whether Shaymin counts as an unofficial capture as mentioned. Several captures have their own articles despite doing minimal in the long run (Sandy at this point has mostly only had the same relevance as Shaymin). With that said relevance isn't based on quality. Despite being mostly offscreen, Shaymin still qualified Mallow into one round of the league and did some other activities with her such as the TV show role, helping in Oranguru's bar, and healing the other Pokemon when they were injured. They weren't exactly frequent or deep in execution but they still count as involvement.Psi001 (talk) 01:37, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, but for a wild Pokémon it hasn't been nearly enough, not to mention it doesn't seem like Mallow's, just something that's following her around for a short time. From the getgo they said its not staying.--Rahl (talk) 01:44, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Shaymin's had a couple of major roles in episodes. It went on a search for Mallow's hair ornament in SM117 and it was used in the Manalo Conference in SM129. I'd say it did things. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 02:22, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
I think a good comparison would be with Ash's Haunter. Both Shaymin and Haunter have been in a small amount of episodes, both only travel with their trainers, and both helped their trainers win a big match. Haunter gets a page because it was the focus in both episodes it appeared in. However, I think not giving Shaymin a page is doing a disservice to it, as it shows up as a result of a pivotal moment in Mallow's development. Iml908 (talk) 02:41, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

(resetting indent)But it only has those two episodes, and the league was basically a cameo. Compare that to Haunter, which was the main focus of the episodes it appeared in and actually effected the plot. Shaymin wasn't a part of Mallow's development, it just showed up afterwards. The thing hasn't done enough to be worthy of a page.--Rahl (talk) 03:16, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

Well, I'd beg to disagree. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 03:53, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Look at Shaymin's section. It has about as much information as the recurring Passimian and even less than the Meltan. Are they deserving of a page too because they have a few paragraphs of text?--Rahl (talk) 04:17, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Per notability requirements: Recurring wild Pokémon may only receive articles if they had a significant impact on the plot AND appeared in at least three episodes. An example of this would be the Snubbull/Granbull that followed Team Rocket around, and the Jigglypuff that followed around Ash and his friends. All others should have a section on the recurring wild Pokémon in the anime article.
Shaymin has not had a significant (i.e. relevant to the plot, retrieving a hair ornament is not significant) impact on an episode. Simply appearing is not a criteria for notability. It has to do something. Shaymin is not notable for an article.--ForceFire 05:37, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Just to let members know if Shaymin does become notable enough for its own page, we do have a [[1]] that is being worked on.--BigDocFan (talk) 09:25, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Truthfully, my query was not over whether Shaymin was relevant enough to deserve its own page and more concerning whether its links to Mallow warrant it having a redirect (ie. from "Shaymin (anime)" to "Mallow's Shaymin") like some other unofficial captures have done in the past. Shaymin doesn't feel much different from Misty's Togetic and Ash's Poipole, in that in spite of only being with the trainer on temporary grounds, and even within that time not doing very much, it seems much more clearly located to that trainer than other accompanying wild Pokémon who are just sort of their own individual. It's clear that in many episodes Shaymin is there to take the role of a secondary Pokémon for Mallow and appear for her in scenes Tsareena wouldn't be so convenient, much like Sandy did for Lana as Popplio evolved. We've seen Shaymin represent Mallow in events and follow her commands and even take part in things like her "Z Move get!" shot like usually only other team Pokémon do, and just generally have a relationship like a trainer and Pokémon. Even if it's not a very active Pokémon, it feels like it maybe belongs in a different category.Psi001 (talk) 14:12, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
The problem is that it is not her Pokémon. They've made it very clear she is just babysitting it until it flies away. Yes, it does have a relationship with Mallow, but unlike Togetic, who hatched into Misty's care and was with her for hundreds of episodes, or Poipole, who was put into a Poké Ball, Shaymin is simply here for the ride. And since it is just a wild Pokémon it does not meet any kind of notability for a page nor should it be linked as Mallow's Shaymin, as she doesn't own it.--Rahl (talk) 14:22, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
Brock's Vulpix was also just there for the ride, not truly being his, yet it is still called Brock's. Iml908 (talk) 15:39, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
He put it in a Poké Ball and it was around for almost 150 episodes before being given back to Suzie.--Rahl (talk) 23:03, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I suggest we have a new article on Pokémon temporarily owned by main characters, just like the List of Pokémon temporarily owned by the Team Rocket trio article. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 19:42, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Greedy Rapooh

I just added Greedy Rapooh as a Recurring Pokémon that have been caught and it was deleted, but it is listed in the Recurring wild Pokémon characters in the anime list. --Daniel humberto (talk) 05:37, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Pelipper Team Rocket

Should we consider Pelipper from Team Rocket as the first Recurring Pokémon from New Series? --Daniel humberto (talk) 06:47, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

I agree--Lockheedpryde (talk) 06:57, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Same here. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:34, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Go for it.--ForceFire 01:37, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Sure thing. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 04:07, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Strange, I consider Pelipper to belong to Team Rocket (the organization, not the trio)--BigDocFan (talk) 09:43, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Indeed it does. At this point, it's going to need its own page like Delibird. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:26, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I don't see it getting its own page right now, two episodes where it merely delivers the Gachet and disappears. Not much personality outside of dedication--BigDocFan (talk) 22:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
Maybe not right now, but I can see it making further appearances in the future. Perhaps a sandbox article should be created in the meantime. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:38, 14 January 2020 (UTC)


Now we know Drednaw will be the first recurring wild Pokémon of new series since it set to appear next episode. --Daniel humberto (talk) 09:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

I realized the Red Gyarados was a recurring Pokémon too, since it appeared two episodes before its capture. --Daniel humberto (talk) 09:37, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Might be worth holding off on creating a section, just in case someone ends up catching it--BigDocFan (talk) 09:42, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Agreed. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 08:36, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Rotom Drone

Could Rotom Drone be a recurring wild Pokémon in the anime? Or even create its own page as Rotom Phone, and adding information about the games and manga. --Daniel humberto (talk) 01:12, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

We need some sort of confirmation that the Rotom Drone we keep seeing is in fact the same character across all the episodes instead of just individual Drones. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 22:27, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
I guess it is like Don George or Nurse Joy, that there are a lot of individual characters, but we only have a page for them in general, matbe Rotom Drone could be one of them. Also, Rotom Phone has information about all Rotom phones that has been appearing in the anime. --Daniel humberto (talk) 05:10, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
I'd say a section on them is fine for now. GrammarFreak01 (talk) 06:50, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Ash’s Meltan

Why is it still needed in the Caught list when the extent of the entry is described in the Melmetal entry in its entirety? It acts as if it’s a completely separate entity when it no longer is. Honestly, I think the best solution is actually keeping the bullet, having it incorporate the entire Meltan clan into the bulleted entry, removing the section--KnightGalarie (talk) 22:12, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Naming conventions

As some of you may know, we are planning to split this article soon. A few of these Pokémon will get their own articles and most of the others will go to 'in the anime' section of the respective species page. We have a good idea what we want the criteria for recurring Pokémon to be. One of the issues under discussion is the naming convention, and it's something we'd appreciate your input on. Currently, we have narrowed it down to this as our potential approach in the future:

Under normal circumstance, we will use "(anime)" in the title along with the Pokémon's name, provided that there is no ambiguity (further explained in the next paragraph). Among such articles, it would include:

  • Lugia (anime), Lake Guardians (anime), Forces of Nature (anime), Meloetta (anime), Malamar (anime), Wooper (anime), Florges (anime), Guardian deities (anime), Bewear (anime), Stoutland (anime), Oranguru (anime), Light trio (anime), and Ultra Beasts (anime). The new ones that will be moved from this page will also be named accordingly, if they fit. However, a limitation of using (anime) in the title is that it implies that the article includes all characters of that species in the anime, when that is not the case here, since generally it'd only include a single character.

Where using '(anime)' is insufficient, i.e. when we have two or more notable characters of the same species in the anime, then the series name can be used for the respective article. If that doesn't work, i.e. they both appear within the same series, then the region's name can be used. Or is the order of preference, b/w series & region, the other way around? Someone on staff can hopefully correct me on this. For CotDs, we can use the epicode (see Carrie (XY092) for the sake of an example).

  • The Weather trio in the anime is a good case for this. We considered naming them with '(anime)' in the title and as a single article, but that makes less sense since not all of them appeared in the same storyline. We want to group those Pokémon that were part of the same plot in an episode/set of episodes/arc together. For example, Kyogre and Groudon from Ruby and Sapphire series under one article as 'Kyogre and Groudon (Ruby & Sapphire series)', those that appeared in XY as 'Kyogre and Groudon (XY series)', and so on. We cannot name them based on regions, as all of them appeared in Hoenn. I guess one more possibility would be naming XY characters 'Primal Kyogre (Hoenn/anime)' and 'Primal Groudon (Hoenn/anime)', but yeah that's just a thought.

We are aware of the fact that both the region and the series naming conventions have limitations, if two very notable characters of the same species were to appear in the same region or the same series. Eventually, there will be some case where our pre-defined method won't work, and we'll have to come up with something new. Let us consider, if the Shaymin that appeared in DP168 was notable enough, it would have been confusing to call it both Shaymin (Sinnoh) or Shaymin (DP) because of the movie Shaymin (whose name wouldn't have been affected) who is from the same region and series. Anyway, that's just a possibility that may or may not occur in future. What we have mentioned above are the possible solutions that were brought up during our discussions.

We just wanted to be more transparent about this, so that there is less confusion as to why some articles are named one way and some are done differently. You're more than welcome to chime in and give your thoughts on this. Thank you. AdilTalk page 23:55, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

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