List of Pokémon (1-20)


List of Pokémon (1-20)

At the core of the multi-billion dollarcite web|url=http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20051004/LATU06404102005-1.html|title=Pokémon Franchise Approaches 150 Million Games Sold|publisher=PR Newswire|accessdate=] "Pokémon" media franchise of various electronic games, ongoing anime, several manga series, collectible trading card games, and other media are 493 distinctive fictional species classified as the titular Pokémon. Created by Satoshi Tajiri, "Pokémon" is one of Nintendo's flagship game franchises, which has sold over 143 million copies worldwide as of 2007. [cite web|author=David|publisher=Australia's PAL Gaming Network|year=2005|url=http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=3605&sid=4cea9e5e814470cb7ea6fd462d04a13e|title=Nintendo reveal sales figures|accessmonthday=|accessyear=] These creatures and entities reside throughout various locations of the fictional Pokémon universe and can be caught by humans designated as Pokémon Trainers often using devices called Poké Balls. These trainers use Pokémon for a variety of purposes, such as being pets and loyal companions and/or being pitted against other trained Pokémon in competitive Pokémon battles. Pokémon are potentially super-powered creatures that can employ a variety of talents such as generating fire or heat, martial arts, telekinesis, and so on. Through age and experience many of these species undergo a metamorphosis and transform into a similar but stronger species in a process referred to as Pokémon evolution.

This is a selected listing of twenty of the Pokémon species, arranged as they are in the main game series' National Pokédex.

Bulbasaur

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number = 001
type = Grass/Poison
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Ivysaur (Lv.16)

nihongo|Bulbasaur|フシギダネ|Fushigidane, known as the Seed Pokémon. Bulbasaur looks like small, rounder turquoise dicynodon, a mammal-like reptile from the Permian Period. Bulbasaur’s most distinctive feature is the green bulb planted on its back. The plant sprouts and grows with the Pokémon. The bulb synthesizes solar rays. It can later use the energy stored for recovering itself (Synthesis) or release it in the form of a SolarBeam. Because of this Bulbasaur is usually seen napping in bright sunlight. Pokédex: A strange seed was planted on its back at birth. The plant sprouts and grows with this Pokémon. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: cite video game|title=Pokémon Stadium|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-03-06 |platform=Nintendo 64 |language=English] The bulb constantly takes in nourishment from the sun, allowing both the Bulbasaur and the bulb to grow over time.Pokédex: BULBASAUR can be seen napping in bright sunlight. There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance |language=English] It also allows them to go days without eating by using the nutrients stored in the bulb.Pokédex: It can go for days without eating a single morsel. In the bulb on its back, it stores energy. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-19|platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Bulbasaur is a selectable starter Pokémon within "Pokémon Red and Blue and Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green", and is obtained by a NPC in Cerulean City in "Pokémon Yellow".Fact|date=January 2008 It is only obtainable in other games through trading with other people and other special means.Fact|date=January 2008 It also acts as one of the various playable starting characters in "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon", and cameos in various other games of the series.Fact|date=January 2008

Within the Pokémon anime, Ash Ketchum's Bulbasaur is one of his first and longest used Pokémon.Fact|date=January 2008 May also captured a female Bulbasaur while traveling with Ash.

Ivysaur

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number = 002
type = Grass/Poison
evolvesfrom = Bulbasaur (Lv.16)
evolvesto = Venusaur (Lv.32)

nihongo|Ivysaur|フシギソウ|Fushigisō, known as the Seed Pokémon. While almost the same as Bulbasaur the bulb on its back has grown. Having grown much larger, the bulb forces their legs to become stronger and thicker to accommodate the weight, and makes it harder for them to stand on their hind legs. Pokédex: As the bulb on its back grows larger, it appears to lose the ability to stand on its hind legs cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: There is a bud on this POKéMON's back. To support its weight, IVYSAUR's legs and trunk grow thick and strong. If it starts spending more time lying in the sunlight, it's a sign that the bud will bloom into a large flower soon. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance |language=English] Both the Ivysaur and the bulb grow stronger and larger from sunlight.Pokédex: Exposure to sunlight adds to its strength. Sunlight also makes the bud on its back grow larger. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold |developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15|platform=Game Boy |language=English] When the bulb is ready to bloom, they will spend more time lying in sunlight, and the bulb will give off a sweet scent.Pokédex: If the bud on its back starts to smell sweet, it is evidence that the large flower will soon bloom. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver |developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15|platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Ivysaur is featured as a playable character in "Super Smash Bros. Brawl", as part of the Pokémon Trainer's team, along with Squirtle and Charizard.cite web | url=http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/pokemon_trainer.html | title=Pokémon Trainer | work=Smash Bros. DOJO!! | publisher=Smashbros.com | accessdate=2008-02-03] Ivysaur's special attacks are Bullet Seed, which shoot seeds vertically into the air, Razor Leaf, in which Ivysaur uses a leaf as a projectile, and Vine Whip, which is used as tether recovery move. Ivysaur's part of the final smash is the move Solarbeam. Ivysaur is the only quadrepedal character in Brawl; although some others may run on four legs, Ivysaur is the only one who remains on all fours throughout the battle. It also likes to eat fruit, such as peaches, cherries, and apples.

Venusaur

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 003
type = Grass/Poison
evolvesfrom = Ivysaur (Lv.32)
evolvesto =

nihongo|Venusaur|フシギバナ|Fushigibana, known as the Seed Pokémon, is the final stage in Bulbasaur evolution. The seed finally bloomed into a huge flower, vaguely resembling a Rafflesia. The flower constantly draws in sunlight for nutrition, characterized by vivid colors and a soothing aroma, and power, which is much more substantial in the summer. They are always on the move to absorb more sunlight, though they usually remain quiet and still while absorbing it. After it rains, the aroma is much stronger, which attracts other Pokémon. Female Venusaur have a seed coming out of the flower, possibly representing a pregnancy. Being the final form of Grass starter, Venusaur can learn Hyper Beam, Giga Impact and Frenzy Plant.Pokédex: There is a large flower on VENUSAUR's back. The flower is said to take on vivid colors if it gets plenty of nutrition and sunlight. The flower's aroma soothes the emotions of people. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy Advance |language=English] Pokédex: It is able to convert sunlight into energy. As a result, it is more powerful in the summertime. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver |developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15|platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: After a rainy day, the flower on their back smells stronger. The scent attracts other Pokémon. cite video game|title=Pokémon Diamond and Pearl|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2007-04-22 |platform=Nintendo DS |language=English]

Venusaur appears in "Super Smash Brothers" as a random Pokémon on the "Saffron City" stage. It uses the "Razor Leaf" attack from its games to hurt opponents. Venusaur also appears in "Super Smash Brothers Melee" as a PokéBall Pokémon. When summoned, it repeatedly slams the ground with its body, damaging any nearby foes (Earthquake).Pokédex: The plant blooms when it is absorbing solar energy, prompting the Venusaur to keep moving in search of sunlight. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: Absorbs solar energy as nutrition. When it is catching the sun's rays, it often remains quiet and still. cite video game|title=Pokémon Stadium|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-03-06 |platform=Nintendo 64 |language=English]

Venusaur has appeared several times in the Pokémon Anime. A wild one was leading an evolution ceremony for Bulbasaur in Kanto, while another was the ruler of a forest in Hoenn where grass Pokémon lived. Besides, Venusaur has been owned by Drake of the Orange Crew, an artist called Gan Gogh, Noland the Factory Head and Spencer the Palace Maven of the Battle Frontier and a business man/guitarist called Jeremy. May also has a Venusaur.

Venusaur is also featured in the box-art of Pokémon Green and Pokémon LeafGreen.

Charmander

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number = 004
type = Fire
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Charmeleon

nihongo|Charmander|ヒトカゲ|Hitokage, known as the Lizard Pokémon, is a fire type Pokémon. They are selectable as one of three "Starter Pokémon" at the beginning of the games of the main series of Pokémon RPGs that are set primarily in the Kanto region ("Pokémon Red and Blue" for Game Boy, as well as their remakes "Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen" for Game Boy Advance). Charmander are not acquirable anywhere else in the main series aside from "Pokémon Yellow". Charmander is a Fire Dinosaur-Lizard Type Pokémon. It's name is from the words char meaning to cook and mander meaning a salamander which is a lizard-like amphibian. The end of a Charmander's tail is alight with a flame, and the flame's status reflects both the physical healthPokédex: Charmander are obedient Pokémon. The flame on its tail indicates Chamander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] and the emotions of the individual.Pokédex: The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when CHARMANDER is enjoying itself. If the POKéMON becomes enraged, the flame burns fiercely. cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-03-17 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] If the flame were to ever go out, the Charmander would die.Pokédex: From the time it is born, a flame burns at the tip of its tail. Its life would end if the flame were to go out. cite video game|title=Pokémon Fire Red|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2004-09-09 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pokédex: Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

In the anime, Ash catches a Charmander early in the Kanto journeys. Ash's Charmander was a very obedient and strong Pokémon, originally belonging to trainer named Damien, who thought Charmander was weak and abandoned it. Finally seeing Damien's true colors, Charmander joined Ash, but upon evolving into Charmeleon it became willful and difficult to control, and Charizard was no different than Charmeleon until Ash revived it from a Poliwrath's Ice Beam, and as since then, became a vital part of Ash's team, even after some training in the Charific Valley, it has come on Ash's side on his toughest and most memorable battles.

Charmeleon

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 005
type = Fire
evolvesfrom = Charmander
evolvesto = Charizard

nihongo|Charmeleon|リザード|Rizādo|"Lizard" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Flame Pokémon, is a larger and stronger form that Charmander takes when it gains enough experience. In the main Pokémon game series, a Charmeleon is only acquired when a Charmander grows past experience level 16 and is evolved into a Charmeleon. Charmeleon are excessively savage and short-tempered by nature,Pokédex: It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] and they are made to be powerful fighters as a result. The flame on its tail, carried over from its Charmander stage, may burn a bluish white when the Pokémon is excited,Pokédex: Tough fights could excite this Pokémon. When excited, it may blow out bluish-white flames. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-19 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] and the air temperature often raises to very high levels when the tail flame is waved around.Pokédex: When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the temperature to unbearably high levels. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Charizard

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 006
type = Fire/Flying
evolvesfrom = Charmeleon
evolvesto =

nihongo|Charizard|リザードン|Rizādon|"Lizardon" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Dragon Pokémon, is the final form of the Charmander species evolution line. Whereas Charmander and Charmeleon are ground-bound lizard like creatures, Charizard resembles a large traditional European dragon, and also somewhat resembles the "Jersey Devil". Despite this, Charizard is explicitly a Fire type.

Charizard are usually largely red/orange-skinned, but purple and black Charizard also exist. [http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Charizard_(Pokémon)#Sprites Charizard Sprites] , "Bulbapedia".] Equipped with a pair of strong wings, they are able to fly up to 1400 metres above the ground.Pokémon Green Pokédex entry] Its pyrokinetic abilities are in this form so well-developed, that it is able to breathe fire hot enough to melt solid rock.Pokémon Red/Blue Pokédex entry] they are also capable of crushing enimies with thie claws. In the RPGs, Charizard can not be encountered in the wild. Nevertheless, the Pokédex entries in the Ruby and Sapphire games describe wild Charizard as violent yet honorable creatures, flying proudly around the sky and constantly seeking for powerful opponents to quarrel with. It will never turn its fiery breath on opponents weaker than itself, however.Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire entry] Because of their reckless behavior, Charizard are also known to unintentionally cause wildfires.

Charizard also appears as a non-playable character in "Super Smash Bros." and "Super Smash Bros. Melee" as one of the Pokémon which can appear if one throws a Poké Ball in a fight. In "Super Smash Bros. Brawl", Charizard is a playable character as part of the team of the Pokémon Trainer.cite web | url=http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/pokemon_trainer.html | title=Pokémon Trainer | work=Smash Bros. DOJO!! | publisher=Smashbros.com | accessdate=2008-02-03]

In the anime, Ash owned a Charizard which was a major powerhouse of his team; though only after it accepted Ash. Charizard is also one of the proudest Pokémon and also seriously dangerous if angered.

Charizard is also on the box-art of "Pokémon Red" and "FireRed".

quirtle

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 007
type = Water
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Wartortle

nihongo|Squirtle|ゼニガメ|Zenigame, known as the Tiny Turtle Pokémon, are selectable as one of three "Starter Pokémon" at the beginning of the games of the main series of Pokémon RPGs that are set primarily in the Kanto region ("Pokémon Red and Blue" for Game Boy, as well as their remakes "Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen" for Game Boy Advance). Squirtle are not acquirable anywhere else in the main series aside from "Pokémon Yellow". The name "Squirtle" is a portmanteau of the words "squirrel" and "turtle".Pokédex: The shell, which hardens soon after it is born, is resilient. If you poke it, it will bounce back out. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] When feeling threatened, Squirtle withdraw their limbs into their shells and spray water from their mouth with great force, either to attack their opponent or merely to intimidate it.Pokédex: Shoots water at prey while in the water. Withdraws into its shell when in danger. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-19 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

In the anime, the best known Squirtle was Ash Ketchum's. It originally was the leader of a group of abandoned Squirtles, nicknamed the "Squirtle Squad", and they played pranks on humans because of their feeling of abandonment. They do, however, unite with Ash and his friends to rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket and help put out a wildfire. Officer Jenny makes the Squirtle Squad a firefighting squad, but their leader goes with Ash on his journey. It then returns to its squad to help them with a firefighting competition.

Squirtle is a playable character in "Super Smash Bros. Brawl", as part of the Pokémon Trainer's team. Squirtle is able to use the attacks "Waterfall" to splash up a water torrent, "Withdraw" to slide along the ground in its shell, and "Water Gun" to edge guard as it only pushes opponents and doesn't cause damage unless it is uncharged. Squirtle's part of the Final Smash "Triple Finish" is "Hydro Pump".

Wartortle

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 008
type = Water
evolvesfrom = Squirtle
evolvesto = Blastoise

nihongo|Wartortle|カメール|Kamēru|"Kameil" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Turtle Pokémon, is a larger and stronger form that Squirtle takes when it gains enough experience. In the main Pokémon game series, a Wartortle is only acquired when a Squirtle grows past experience level 16 and is evolved into a Wartortle. Wartortle are more aggressive than Squirtle, and their shells often feature scratches obtained in battles with other Pokémon. Their ability to swim is greatly aided by their long ears and long, fluffy tail for balance.Pokédex: It cleverly controls its furry ears and tail to maintain its balance while swimming. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Their tails are long enough that when a Wartortle withdraws into its shell, part of the tail still sticks out.Pokédex: When trapped, this Pokémon will pull in its head, but its tail will still stick out a little bit. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-19 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] They can apparently live for thousands of years.Pokédex: It is said to live 10,000 years. Its furry tail is popular as a symbol of longevity. cite video game|title=Pokémon Diamond|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2007-04-22 |platform=Nintendo DS |language=English] Ash's friend May owns a Wartortle.

Blastoise

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 009
type = Water
evolvesfrom = Wartortle (Lv.36)
evolvesto =

nihongo|Blastoise|カメックス|Kamekkusu|"Kamex" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Turtle Pokémon, is the fully grown and developed form of the Squirtle species evolution line. In the main Pokémon game series, a Blastoise is only acquired when a Wartortle grows past experience level 36 and evolves into a Blastoise. As a Blastoise, two sections of the hefty shell open up to reveal cannon-like spouts on the Pokémon's back that can fire pressurized water at a target with enough force that even concrete walls and thick steel can be punctured.Pokédex: The rocket cannons on its shell fire jets of water capable of punching holes through thick steel. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] The spouts are also very accurate, since a Blastoise can strike distant tin cans with the water from its spouts.Pokédex: The waterspouts that protrude from its shell are highly accurate. Their bullets of water can precisely nail tin cans from a distance of over 160 feet. cite video game|title=Pokémon Emerald|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2005-05-01 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] !

Blastoise also appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in "Super Smash Brothers" and "Super Smash Brothers Melee". When summoned, it uses the "Hydro Pump" attack from the Pokémon games; the attack deals heavy damage and each hit sends foes sailing farther and farther off the stage.

In the anime, Ash's longest-standing rival, Gary, has a Blastoise. Blastoise appears on the cover of Pokemon Blue which is the US verison of Pokemon Green in Japan.

Caterpie

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 010
type = Bug
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Metapod

nihongo|Caterpie|キャタピー|Kyatapī, known as the Worm Pokémon, are larval Pokémon found in the wild early in the Kanto and Johto regions. In main series Pokémon games set in these regions, Caterpie are among the earliest and easiest Pokémon species caught by players, as they are very weak. They can be evolved into their cocoon-like Metapod form and eventually into the butterfly-like Butterfree form. Caterpie in the wild employ biological adaptations to survive, much like real caterpillars, in that their green bodies are useful for camouflage in foliage, their eyes are patterned to scare away predators,Pokédex: It has large, eye-like patterns on its head as protection. They are used to frighten off enemies. cite video game|title=Pokémon Stadium|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-03-06 |platform=Nintendo 64 |language=English] their suction-cup feet allow them to climb any surface,Pokédex: Its short feet are tipped with suction pads that enable it to tirelessly climb slopes and walls. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] and the osmeterium on their heads can project a horrid stench to repel predators.Pokédex: For protection, it releases a horrible stench from the antenna on its head to drive away enemies. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] It bears a resemblance to the spicebush swallowtail caterpillar.

In the anime, Caterpie as the first Pokémon Ash ever caught in his trainer career, and it eventually evolved into a Butterfree and was later traded for a raticate on the s.s. saint ann.

Metapod

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 011
type = Bug
evolvesfrom = Caterpie
evolvesto = Butterfree

nihongo|Metapod|トランセル|Toranseru|"Transel" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Cocoon Pokémon, are pupal Pokémon found in the wild early in the Kanto and Johto regions, of which its larval form is the caterpillar-like Caterpie. In main series Pokémon games set in these regions, Metapod are among the earliest and easiest Pokémon species acquired by players, either by catching one in the wild or training a Caterpie past experience level 7 and evolving it into a Metapod. They can evolve into the butterfly-like Butterfree when raised past experience level 10. A Metapod's exterior is regularly hardened to protect its soft and tender innards while undergoing metamorphosis to eventually become a Butterfree.Pokédex: It prepares for evolution by hardening its shell as much as possible to protect its soft body. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] To conserve energy for this event, the Metapod barely moves.Pokédex: Inside the shell, it is soft and weak as it prepares to evolve. It stays motionless in the shell. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Butterfree

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 012
type = Bug/Flying
evolvesfrom = Metapod
evolvesto =

nihongo|Butterfree|バタフリー|Batafurī, known as the Butterfly Pokémon, are fully-developed, butterfly-like Pokémon that have hatched from their pupal Metapod forms. In main series Pokémon games, Butterfree are only acquired by training a Metapod past experience level 10 and evolving it into a Butterfree; whereas many other Pokémon evolve into their final forms at much later levels, Butterfree's early availability makes it a temporarily strong asset to Pokémon Trainers starting out on their journeys. Butterfree feed on honey from flowers, and they rub the honey onto the hairs on their legs to transport the honey back to their nests.Pokédex: It collects honey every day. It rubs honey onto the hairs on its legs to carry it back to its nest. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] A Butterfree has water-repellant wings that allow it to fly in heavy rains,Pokédex: Water-repellent powder on its wings enables it to collect honey, even in the heaviest of rains. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] something many other insect Pokémon such as Masquerain cannot do, and Butterfree wings are coated in toxic dust that can be shot at an opponent in battle through wing flapping.Pokédex: In battle, it flaps its wings at high speeds to release highly toxic dust into the air. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] In the anime, Ash's Butterfree was the first Pokémon he ever captured and released.

Weedle

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 013
type = Bug/Poison
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Kakuna

nihongo|Weedle|ビードル|Bīdoru|"Beedle" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Hairy Bug Pokémon, are larval Pokémon found in the wild early in the Kanto and Johto regions. In main series Pokémon games set in these regions, Weedle are among the earliest and easiest Pokémon species caught by players, and they are very weak Pokémon that are captured to be evolved into their cocoon-like Kakuna form and eventually into the hornet-like Beedrill form. Commonly spotted in the forests and grasslands, eating leaves, Weedle are well protected from predators by sharp two-inch barbs on their headsPokédex: It attacks using a two-inch poison barb on its head. It can usually be found under the leaves it eats. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] which secrete a strong poison, and another stinger is on each Weedle's rear. Sniffing with its big red proboscis, a Weedle uses its extremely acute sense of smell to find the types of leaves it eats.Pokédex: WEEDLE has an extremely acute sense of smell. It is capable of distinguishing its favorite kinds of leaves from those it dislikes just by sniffing with its big red proboscis (nose). cite video game|title=Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2003-04-17 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Kakuna

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 014
type = Bug/Poison
evolvesfrom = Weedle
evolvesto = Beedrill

nihongo|Kakuna|コクーン|Kokūn|"Cocoon" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Cocoon Pokémon, are pupal Pokémon found in the wild early in the Kanto and Johto regions, of which its larval form is the worm-like Weedle. In main series Pokémon games set in these regions, Kakuna are among the earliest and easiest Pokémon species acquired by players, either by catching one in the wild or training a Weedle past experience level 7 and evolving it into a Kakuna. They can evolve into the hornet-like Beedrill when raised past experience level 10. Within the shell, a Kakuna busily prepares itself for evolution into its adult form, and the amount of energy released by this process makes the shell quite hot to the touch. In the wild, Kakuna are often found near or on trees, and because their range of motion is extremely limited, they may be mistaken for dead. Carelessly approaching a Kakuna in this state would be extremely unwise because it can still extend the barb of its poisonous stinger to protect itself from threats.Pokédex: Although it is a cocoon, it can move a little. It can extend its poison barb if it is attacked. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Beedrill

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 015
type = Bug/Poison
evolvesfrom = Kakuna
evolvesto =

nihongo|Beedrill|スピアー|Supiā|"Spear" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Poison Bee Pokémon, are fully-developed, hornet-like Pokémon that have hatched from their pupal Kakuna forms. In main series Pokémon games, Beedrill are only acquired by training a Kakuna past experience level 10 and evolving it into a Beedrill; whereas many other Pokémon evolve into their final forms at much later levels, Beedrill's early availability makes it a temporarily strong asset to Pokémon Trainers starting out on their journeys. Beedrill are extremely territorial, and will be set off by anything that approaches a Beedrill nest. When angered, Beedrill attack in a furious swarm, and the sharp ends of their stingers and the poison stored in their abdomens will definitely be put to use.Pokédex: It can take down any opponent with its powerful poison stingers. It sometimes attacks in swarms. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

Beedrill appears in "Super Smash Bros." when the player uses a Poké Ball. It summons a large number of Beedrills which swarm across the screen.

Pidgey

pokeinfoboxsmall
number = 016
type = Normal/Flying
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Pidgeotto

nihongo|Pidgey|ポッポ|Poppo, known as the Tiny Bird Pokémon, is a bird-like Pokémon, whose original name in the English beta version of "Pokémon Red and Blue" was “Pidge”. Pidgey was first introduced in the United States in "Red" and "Blue". They are one of the first wild Pokémon that players encounter in those games. Pidgey does not like to fight, and will use its wings to stir up clouds of sand in an attempt to distract its would-be opponent and escape. Pidgey also uses this technique to bring its preferred prey of small insects into the open. Pidgey seems to possess magnetoception, as it is capable of returning to its nest from any location without fail.

Pidgey also appeared in the first television episode, "Pokémon, I Choose You!", when the main character, Ash Ketchum, attempts to catch one. He fails when it uses its Gust attack to blow him away and escapes. Afterwards, it uses its Sand Attack to blind Ash, allowing it to get away.

Pidgeotto

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type = Normal/Flying
evolvesfrom = Pidgey
evolvesto = Pidgeot

nihongo|Pidgeotto|ピジョン|Pijon|"Pigeon" in original Japanese language versions, known as the Bird Pokémon, is a bird-like Pokémon, is a larger and stronger form that Pidgey takes when it gains enough experience. In the main Pokémon game series, a Pidgeotto is only acquired when a Pidgey grows past experience level 18 and evolves into a Pidgeotto. A Pidgeotto is extremely territorial, generally claiming a large area with its nest built in the center. Full of vitality, it constantly patrols its territory, mercilessly attacking intruders. They fly about in circularpatterns while hunting, and can spot the movements of their prey on the ground no matter how high they fly.Pokédex: It has outstanding vision. However high it flies, it is able to distinguish the movements of its prey. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy
language=English
] The Pidgeotto attacks with its wickedly sharp talons and carries its prey, including Exeggcute and Magikarp, back to its nest from as far as 60 miles away - or more.Pokédex: It immobilizes its prey using well-developed claws, then carries the prey more than 60 miles to its nest. cite video game|title=Pokémon Silver|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy
language=English
]

Pidgeotto was the second Pokémon Ash caught in the beginning of his career, eventually evolving into Pidgeot.

Pidgeot

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number = 018
type = Normal/Flying
evolvesfrom = Pidgeotto
evolvesto =

nihongo|Pidgeot|ピジョット|Pijotto|, known as the Bird Pokémon, is a bird-like Pokémon, whose original name in the English beta version of "Pokémon Red and Blue" was "Pidgeott", is the fully grown and developed form of the Pidgey species evolution line. In the main Pokémon game series, a Pidgeot is only acquired when a Pidgeotto grows past experience level 36 and is evolved into a Pidgeot. Pidgeot are large, powerful birds admired for their glossy plumage and their battling ability. With their powerful chest muscles at work, Pidgeot can flap their wings fast enough to whip up gusts of winds to rival tornadoes.Pokédex: Its well-developed chest muscles make it strong enough to whip up a gusty windstorm with just a few flaps. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Pidgeot are very aerodynamic, capable of soaring to an altitude of 3300 feetPokédex: Its outstanding vision allows it to spot Magikarp, even while flying at 3300 feet. cite video game|title=Pokémon Crystal|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2001-07-29 |platform=Game Boy Color|language=English] and reaching speeds of up to Mach 2.Pokédex: It spreads its beautiful wings wide to frighten its enemies. It can fly at Mach 2 speed. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] Like Pidgeotto, Pidgeot feed on Magikarp by swooping from the sky and snatching them out of the water with their talons.Pokédex: Its outstanding vision allows it to spot Magikarp, even while flying at 3300 feet. cite video game|title=Pokémon Crystal|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2001-07-29 |platform=Game Boy Color|language=English] Pidgeot appear very similar to Pidgeotto, so much so that one has been easily mistaken for the other, even by official sources. [ cite video|people = Michael Haigney and Kunihiko Yuyama (Directors) |title = Pokémon: The First Movie |medium = DVD|location = United States |publisher = Kids WB! |year = 1999]

In the Pokémon anime, Ash's Pidgeotto evolves into a Pidgeot near the end of the Kanto saga. [cite episode| title = Pallet Party Panic | series = Pokémon | credits = Hideki Sonoda (writer) | network = Various | airdate = 1999-12-04 | season = 1|number = 78]

Rattata

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number = 019
type = Normal
evolvesfrom =
evolvesto = Raticate

nihongo|Rattata|コラッタ|Koratta, known as the Mouse Pokémon, are a basic Pokémon species found very commonly in the wild in the Kanto and Johto regions of the Pokémon world. Rattata are among the earliest Pokémon that can be caught by players. ,Pokédex: It eats anything. Wherever food is available, it will settle down and produce offspring continuously. cite video game|title=Pokémon Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] so much so that it is said that the presence of one Rattata indicates the presence of more than forty Rattata in the area.Pokédex: Will chew on anything with its fangs. If you see one, it is certain that 40 more live in the area. cite video game|title=Pokémon Yellow|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1999-10-01 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] They make their nests almost anywherePokédex: Bites anything when it attacks. Small and very quick, it is a common sight in many places. cite video game|title=Pokémon Red and Blue|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=1998-09-30 |platform=Game Boy |language=English] and as extreme omnivores eat anything they can scavenge. A Rattata's fangs grow continuously throughout its lifespan, so it whittles them down to a comfortable size by gnawing on hard objects.

Raticate

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number = 020
type = Normal
evolvesfrom = Rattata
evolvesto =

nihongo|Raticate|ラッタ|Ratta, known as the Mouse Pokémon, is a larger and stronger form that Rattata takes when it gains enough experience. In the main Pokémon game series, a Raticate is only acquired when a Rattata grows past experience level 20 and is evolved into a Raticate. Compared to a Rattata, a Raticate is far more of a predator, and the majority of its features are adapted for this purpose. Its whiskers give it balance and it slows down if they are cut off. Its webbed feet allow it to swim as it hunts prey,Pokédex: Gnaws on anything with its tough fangs. It can even topple concrete buildings by gnawing on them. cite video game|title=Gold|developer=Game Freak |publisher=Nintendo |date=2000-10-15 |platform=Game Boy |language=English]

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