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Pokémon counterparts are a pair of Pokémon that bear several similarities to each other. Counterpart Pokémon usually bear similarities such as having the same Base Stat Total, similar level-up movesets, and similar evolutionary paths. Less importantly, counterparts tend to share the same experience group or catch rate. These Pokémon are usually version exclusive in at least one pair of games, but not all of them are.
The original Bug-type Pokémon. Both are usually found early in the game. Both Caterpie and Weedle evolve into their evolved forms at Level 7, then evolve further into Butterfree and Beedrill, respectively. At all stages, both Pokémon possess the same base stat total. However, unlike Butterfree, Beedrill is capable of Mega Evolution. Butterfree possesses a Gigantamax form, whereas Beedrill does not.
Both are separate species of what would technically be the same Pokémon. However, due to the lack of genders in Generation I, these two are still today counted as separate species. They evolve into Nidorina and Nidorino respectively at level 16, which then then evolve into Nidoqueen and Nidoking respectively when exposed to a Moon Stone.
Both are Grass / Poison type Pokémon that are part of a three-stage evolutionary family. They are version exclusives in Pokémon Red and Green as well as their remakes. Both Pokémon evolve at level 21 into Gloom and Weepinbell respectively. They can evolve further into Vileplume and Victreebel, respectively, when exposed to a Leaf Stone.
Both are Electric-type Pokémon that evolve at level 30. Both are commonly found in power plants and abandoned facilities such as New Mauville, the Fuego Ironworks, and the Lost Hotel. Both Pokémon are genderless species. Both Pokémon appear to be based on inanimate objects, namely magnets and Poké Balls.
Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are both Fighting-type Pokémon. Either one is chosen at the Fighting Dojo as a reward in Pokémon Red and Green and their remakes. Hitmonlee is based off of kicking, while Hitmonchan represents punching. As of Generation II, both are evolved forms of Tyrogue. In addition, their names are based off of notable martial artists, namely Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, respectively.
These Pokémon are version-exclusives in Pokémon Red and Green as well as their remakes. They are also version-exclusive in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Both Pokémon received a baby Pokémon pre-evolution in Generation II, which they evolve from at level 30. Electabuzz and Magmar also received an evolution in Generation IV, which they evolve into when traded holding the Electrizer and Magmarizer, respectively. Electivire and Magmortar have the same base stat total. Both Pokémon have similar level-up learnsets.
Ledyba and Spinarak are both Bug-type Pokémon from Generation II. They are version-exclusives in Pokémon Gold and Silver as well as their respective remakes, in which they are available at only certain times of day. Both possess the same base stat total and catch rate. Their evolved forms also have the same base stat total.
Both Espeon and Umbreon are Eeveelution introduced in Generation II. They evolve from Eevee when leveled up with high friendship during a certain time of day: Espeon at day, and Umbreon at night. Espeon can learn Morning Sun while Umbreon learns Moonlight. Espeon's highest stat is Special Attack, while Umbreon's highest stat is Special Defense. Both naturally have the ability Synchronize. Espeon and Umbreon also have typing that can be seen as opposites to each other.
Gligar and Sneasel are both Generation II Pokémon that are dual typed and physically oriented. Both Pokémon possess the same base stat total, base Special Attack, catch rate and experience group. They both received evolutions in Generation IV, which they can achieve when leveled up holding a razor item at night (Razor Fang and Razor Claw, respectively). Gliscor and Weavile also have the same base stat total and base Special Attack.
Teddiursa and Phanpy are version-exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Gold and Silver as well as their remakes. Both Pokémon evolve only once and have the same catch rate. Teddiursa and Phanpy also have the same base stat total, as do Ursaring and Donphan.
Mantine and Skarmory are version-exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Gold and Silver, as well as their remakes. They are also version exclusive in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Both Pokémon are Flying-type, and have the same base stats except swapped: Mantine is specially oriented while Skarmory is physically oriented. They possess a high defensive stat. Both Mantine and Skarmory have a catch rate of 25.
Poochyena and Zigzagoon are both early-route Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Zigzagoon is generally more common than Poochyena in said games, but this is reversed in Pokémon Emerald. Poochyena attacks Professor Birch in Ruby and Sapphire, but Zigzagoon attacks him instead in Emerald. Both evolve once, and their evolved forms have the same base stat total.
Beautifly and Dustox evolve from Silcoon and Cascoon respectively, and are hence both the final evolved forms of Wurmple. Prior to Generation VI, they had the same base stat total. They possess opposite stats, with Beautifly being offensive and Dustox being defensive. They are based off of a butterfly and a moth respectively.
Both Lotad and Seedot are version-exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as well as their remakes and Pokémon Sword and Shield. Both are Grass-type Pokémon and evolve into Lombre and Nuzleaf respectively at level 14. They can evolve further into Ludicolo and Shiftry respectively when exposed to a certain evolutionary stone. Both Pokémon possess abilities that double their speed in a certain weather condition. Both Lotad and Seedot have the same base stat total, while their evolved forms each have identical base stat totals as well.
Sableye and Mawile are version-exclusives in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as well as their remakes and Pokémon Sword and Shield. Both Pokémon possess the same base stat total, with the same HP and Speed. Prior to Generation VI, Sableye had no weaknesses while Mawile had the most resistances of any single-typed Pokémon. As of Generation VI, Sableye and Mawile have typings that can be perceived as opposites of each other. Both Pokémon received Mega Evolutions in Generation VI.
Plusle and Minun have similar base stats and are both Electric-type Pokémon. They have mirroring availability in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and are found in similar locations in all subsequent games. They are version exclusives in Pokémon Black and White. Prior to Generation V, they were the only Pokémon with the abilities Plus and Minus, which powered them up in doubles. Both Pokémon were made to promote the then new Double Battle.
Volbeat and Illumise are Bug-type Pokémon with mirroring availability in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Volbeat is exclusively male, while Illumise is exclusively female. Both Pokémon are based off of fireflies. They are version exclusives in Pokémon Black and White. They have mirroring base stats, with Volbeat being physical and Illumise being special. The two can breed, and an egg from Illumise can hatch into either Volbeat or Illumise.
Carvanha and Numel both possess the same base stat total. They are the most commonly used Pokémon of Team Aqua and Team Magma, respectively. Both can evolve once into Sharpedo and Camerupt, respectively, which have the same base stat total as well. Both Pokémon are the main Pokémon of the villainous team leaders Archie and Maxie. Both Sharpedo and Camerupt received Mega Evolutions in Generation VI as of the remakes.
Zangoose and Seviper are version-exclusives in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as well as their remakes. They have the same base stat total. Zangoose and Seviper are an almost unique case of a rivalry: it is said that both Pokémon will violently fight if they ever meet, and are widely known to be enemies by nature. In Pokémon X and Y, if featured in a horde, Zangoose and Seviper will fight each other.
Lunatone and Solrock are version-exclusve Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as well as their remakes and Pokémon Sword and Shield. They are genderless Pokémon said to have come from meteors. Their designs are based off of the moon and the sun, respectively. They have mirroring base stats and are both Rock / Psychic-type. They are also the main Pokémon of the twin Gym Leaders Tate and Liza.
Lileep and Anorith are both Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation III. They evolve at level 40 and possess the same base stat total. Their evolved forms, Cradily and Armaldo, are used by Steven Stone.
Shuppet and Duskull are both Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. Shuppet and Duskull have mirroring availability in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire: Duskull can be found on Route 121 and Route 123 in Ruby, but Shuppet can only be found in Mt. Pyre, and very infrequently. This is reversed in Sapphire. Both Pokémon evolve once at level 37, and Banette and Dusclops are version-exclusive in the wild.
Cranidos and Shieldon are Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation IV. They are version-exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and have the same base stat total. They evolve at level 30 into Rampardos and Bastiodon, respectively. They are highly polarized in terms of stats. Cranidos represents an ultimate sword, while Shieldon represents an ultimate shield.
Leafeon and Glaceon are both evolved forms of Eevee introduced in Generation IV. Both evolve from Eevee when leveled up near a certain kind of rock in the overworld, the Moss Rock and the Ice Rock, respectively. Both Pokémon have abilities that are designed to allow them to perform effectively under certain weather conditions.
Dialga and Palkia are the version mascots of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. They are rivaling members of the creation trio. They represent time and space respectively and are said to have created the universe. Any imbalances between them are corrected by Giratina. They are version exclusives in the respective games. The two occasionally clash as seen in the 10th Pokémon movie.
Cresselia and Darkrai represent the full moon and new moon respectively. Cresselia brings about sweet dreams, while Darkrai brings forth dark nightmares. They are often seen around Canalave City on an annual basis. See legendary duo for more information.
Throh and Sawk are a pair of counterpart Pokémon that are a parallel to Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. They have mirroring availability in the wild in Pokémon Black and White as well as their sequels. They are version exclusives in Pokémon X and Y as well as in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Throh represents the martial art judo, while Sawk represents karate. They possess the same base stat total and similar level-up learnsets.
Cottonee and Petilil are version-exclusive in the wild in Pokémon Black and White as well as their sequels, as well as in Pokémon Sun and Moon and their upper versions. However, both can be obtained via an in-game trade in both games. Both have similar level-up learnsets and are both Grass-type. Cottonee and Petilil can evolve into Whimsicott and Lilligant respectively when exposed to a Sun Stone. Both have the same base stat total.
Tirtouga and Archen are both fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation V. Both Pokémon evolve at level 37, into Carracosta and Archeops, respectively. They represent primordial turtles and primordial birds, respectively, and are said to be the ancestors of modern turtles and birds.
Karrablast and Shelmet are both Bug-type Pokémon with the same base stat total. They can evolve into Escavalier and Accelgor, respectively when they are traded for each other, and only if they are traded with each other. Escavalier and Accelgor have the same base stat total. Escavalier is a Karrablast in Shelmet's shell, while Accelgor is Shelmet's inside body without its shell.
Heatmor and Durant exemplify a predator-prey relationship. It is said that Heatmor eats Durant, and that Durant has developed steel armor to protect itself from Heatmor. The two clash constantly. If they are seen in a horde in Pokémon X and Y, they will attack each other.
Tornadus and Thundurus are rivaling members of the Forces of Nature. They are version exclusives in Pokémon Black and White. Tornadus brings about ferocious winds, while Thundurus brings harsh thunderstorms. The two once clashed near the Abundant Shrine and with their storms, causes much destruction, but were stopped by their internal master, Landorus.
The version mascots of Pokémon Black and White. They are rivaling members of the Tao trio. Reshiram and Zekrom represent truth and ideals, respectively, and side with those who seek a world of truth or ideals. Reshiram and Zekrom were once a single, powerful dragon who along with twin heroes, forged the Unova region. When the two brothers began to argue, the fight over whether truth or ideals was the correct path to the perfect world, the original dragon split into Reshiram and Zekrom, and the two clashed. The heroes sons continued the battle later, causing Reshiram and Zekrom to clash once more.
Spritzee and Swirlix are both Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. They are version exclusives in Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon Sword and Shield. Both can evolve when traded holding a certain item. In addition, both Pokémon have a Veil ability that renders them immune to certain moves.
Tyrunt and Amaura are both fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. They are both dual typed, and evolve at level 39 depending on the time of day: Tyrunt only evolves at day, and Amaura only at night. Tyrunt is a rash and violent Pokémon known for tantrums, while Amaura are very peaceful and friendly.
Xerneas and Yveltal are rivaling members of the aura trio and the version mascots of Pokémon X and Y. They represent life and destruction and are said to have created both aspects. They were also involved in the creation of the ultimate weapon and Mega Evolution. Xerneas and Yveltal bear the unique abilities Fairy Aura and Dark Aura respectively, powering up their STAB moves.
Oranguru and Passimian are both primate-like Pokémon who are version-exclusives in Pokémon Sun and Moon, their Ultra versions, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. Their types are direct polar opposites of one another, and they share similar level-up movesets as well as the same catch rate and base stat total. Oranguru tend to live a solitary lifestyle, while Passimian live in large groups of each other. Both are single-staged and do not evolve.
Turtonator and Drampa are both dual-type Dragon-type Pokémon who are single staged and do not evolve. They are version exclusive in Pokémon Sun and Moon, their Ultra versions, and Pokémon Sword and Shield. They share the same base stat total, catch rate, and similar level-up learnsets.
Solgaleo and Lunala are the version mascots of Pokémon Sun and Moon, and are the evolved forms of Cosmog and Cosmoem. They are said to represent the emissaries of the sun and moon, respectively, and supposedly harness their powers from such. They are said to be related to the Ultra Beasts and may have originated from another dimension, as their pre-evolution Cosmog can create an Ultra Wormhole, and both are considered foreign to the world.
Buzzwole and Pheromosa are both Ultra Beasts who share the Bug / Fighting-type combination. They are codenamed UB-02, albeit in different variations, and are version exclusive in Pokémon Sun and Moon and their upper versions. Their catch rates and availability are also direct opposites relative to the below Ultra Beast counterpart pair in said games.
Celesteela and Kartana are both Ultra Beasts who share the Steel-type. They are codenamed UB-04, albeit in different variations, and are version exclusive in Pokémon Sun and Moon and their upper versions. Their catch rates and availability are also direct opposites relative to the above Ultra Beast counterpart pair in said games.
Flapple and Appletun are both evolved forms of Applin, and are version-exclusive in Pokémon Sword and Shield, respectively. They evolve when exposed via a Tart Apple and a Sweet Apple respectively, which suggests a difference based on flavor. Both Pokémon possess a Gigantamax form, both of which bear identical appearances, albeit different G-Max moves.
Hatenna and Impidimp are both three-staged Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Hatenna is exclusively female, while Impidimp is exclusively male. Both evolve into their respective second stages, Hattrem and Morgrem, at Level 32, and further into Hatterene and Grimmsnarl respectively, at Level 42. Both evolutionary lines have the same base stat total at each stage. Hatterene and Grimmsnarl are both part Fairy-type and possess Gigantamax forms, which are both used by major rivals Bede and Marnie in Sword and Shield.
Stonjourner and Eiscue are single-staged, single-typed Pokemon that are version exclusives in Pokémon Sword and Shield. They possess the same base stat total and catch rate and possess unique signature abilities. They are used by the respective version exclusive Gym Leaders, Gordie and Melony.
Zacian and Zamazenta are the version mascots of Pokémon Sword and Shield. Both are Legendary wolf-like Pokemon, the former of which can harness a sword in its mouth, and the latter capable of conjuring a shield for a mane. Zacian's sword is said to slice through everything, while Zamazenta's shield is said to be able to ward off any attack, no matter how powerful. They are said to have been involved in the Darkest Day, having been the Pokémon that helped to stop Eternatus.
Yungoos and Rattata are both early-game Normal-type Pokémon native to the Alola region. Yungoos appear during the day, while Alolan Rattata appear at night. They have the same base stat total and catch rate, and evolve at level 20 during the time of day they are available in. Their evolved forms, Gumshoos and Alolan Raticate, are also Totem Pokémon during the first trial of the game, the former in Pokémon Sun, and the latter in Pokémon Moon, respectively.
Paras and Morelull are both dual-types, Grass-type mushroom based Pokémon. They share the same base stat total, evolve at Level 24, and their evolutions share the same base stat total as well. They are found in the same locations in Pokémon Sun and Moon as well as their Ultra versions, but at differing times of day: Paras is found during the day, while Morelull is found during the night. Both Parasect and Shiinotic share the same HP, Defense, and Speed stats.
Magikarp and Feebas are both Water-type fish Pokémon with the same base stat total, as well as the same level-up moveset, consisting only of Splash, Tackle, and Flail. Their stats are direct mirrors of each other. They evolve once into Gyarados and Milotic respectively, who have the same base stats with different arrangements. Gyarados and Milotic are both serpentine and draconic in appearance, and appear in times of conflict: Gyarados ravages towns in rage, while Milotic quells rage.
Tauros and Miltank are both Normal-type Pokémon. Tauros is exclusively male, while Miltank is exclusively female. They are based off of bovines, namely bulls and cows. They possess the same base stat total.
Surskit and Dewpider are both pond-based Water / Bug-type Pokémon that evolve at Level 22. They share the same Base Stat Total, as do their respective evolutions, Masquerain and Araquanid. They are available in Pokémon Sun and Moon as well as their upper versions in the same areas, but at different times of day: Surskit during the day, Dewpider during the night. They are said to compete with each other due to similar habitat and diet.