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These are the character sheets for the various Pokémon groupings: Shout Outs, Captain Ersatz and Expy references go here.

Be warned that spoilers pertaining to the plot from games preceding Pokémon X and Y will be unmarked, for the most part. Also be aware that there are heavy spoilers in Pokémon Sun and Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, and Pokémon Sword and Shield in some of these links. Some are marked and some aren't.

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    Pokémon (Individual species) 
  • Pokémon: Generation I Families (#1-151)
    • Bulbasaur to Parasect (#1-47)note 
    • Venonat to Cloyster (#48-91)note 
    • Gastly to Miltank (#92-128)note 
    • Magikarp to Mew (#129-151)note 
      • Mew Duo (#150-151)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation II Families (#152-251)
    • Chikorita to Granbull (#152-210)note 
    • Qwilfish to Celebi (#211-251)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation III Families (#252-386)
    • Treecko to Sharpedo (#252-319)note 
    • Wailmer to Deoxys (#320-386)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation IV Families (#387-493)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation V Families (#494-649)
    • Victini to Zoroark (#494-571)note 
    • Minccino to Genesect (#572-649)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation VI Families (#650-721)
    • Chespin to Hawlucha (#650-#701)note 
    • Dedenne to Volcanion (#702-#721)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation VII Families (#722-809)
    • Rowlet to Comfey (#722-#764)note 
    • Oranguru to Melmetal (#765-792, #800-802, #807-809)note 
    • The Ultra Beasts (#793-799, #803-806)note 
  • Pokémon: Generation VIII Families (#810-898) (WARNING: Significant plot spoilers for Generation VIII games!)
    • Grookey to Hatterene (#810-858)note 
    • Impidimp to Calyrex (#859-898)note 
  • Pokémon Glitches

    Human Characters 
  • Pokémon Protagonists and Rivals
  • Pokémon ProfessorsMain Others 
  • Pokémon Gym Leaders
  • Pokémon Elite Fournote 
  • Pokémon ChampionsGen I-II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VIII 
  • Pokémon Villain Teams May contain spoilers.
  • Pokémon Frontier Brains and Other Facility HeadsFrontiers Other facilities 
  • Pokémon Trainer Classes note 
  • Pokémon Other Non-Playable CharactersStorage System Developers Kanto & Johto Hoenn Sinnoh Unova Kalos Alola Galar 
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    Spinoff and Crossover games 
  • Pokémon Snapnote  (and New Pokemon Snap)note 
  • Pokémon Stadium (and Battle Revolution)note 
  • Pokémon ColosseumProtagonists Antagonists Allies Others Final Bosses (SPOILERS) 
  • Pokémon XD: Gale of DarknessProtagonist Antagonists Allies Others Greevil & Allies (SPOILERS) 
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue TeamThe Protagonists Other Rescue Teams Pokémon Square Villagers 
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: ExplorersProtagonists Wigglytuff Guild Other Exploration Teams Treasure Town Villagers Villains Others 
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinityProtagonists Paradise Residents Friends and Allies Villains 
    • Pokémon Super Mystery DungeonProtagonists Serene Villagers Expedition Society Villains Others 
  • Pokémon Ranger
    • Original gameThe Ranger Union The Go-Rock Squad 
    • Shadows of AlmiaThe Ranger Union Team Dim Sun Spoilers 
    • Guardian SignsThe Ranger Union and Allies The Pinchers Others Spoilers 
  • Pokémon ConquestRuling Warlords Junior Warlords Other Warlords Others 
  • Pokkén Tournament
  • Pokémon Unite
  • Detective Pikachunote 
  • Pokémon GOProtagonists Antagonists 
  • Pokémon: Magikarp Jumpnote 
  • Pokémon MastersUnique to this game: 
  • Super Smash Bros.

    Anime, Manga, and Other Adaptations 

    Pokémon in General 
The wide variety of magical creatures that inhabit the Pokémon world, who can be caught in Poké Balls and serve as partners, pets and companions to humans.

  • Badass Adorable: Many species of Pokémon are just as cute and lovable as they are capable of kicking your ass.
  • Blood Knight: Regardless of size, shape or species, every Pokémon has one thing in common — they love to battle.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Although meat products are shown to exist in the Pokémon world, the franchise has never given a definitive answer to the question of what exactly they're made from. This is not helped by the existence of certain curry ingredients in Sword and Shield such as boiled eggs, bones, burgers, sausage and Slowpoke tails. Or the Pokédex entries that imply certain Pokémon such as Lapras and Farfetch'd are endangered because humans were over-hunting them.
  • Cute Critters Act Childlike: Many continuities have unevolved Pokémon acting like young human children.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: As the player, you have to beat a Pokémon into submission before you can catch it. That's the rule and always has been.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In every main series Pokémon game, the player beats the local Olympus Mons into submission before stuffing them into tiny plastic balls.
  • Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies: Many Pokémon are very small in their first forms, but huge in their fully evolved forms. For example, Aron is a little baby metal dinosaur about a foot tall while its final evolution Aggron is a colossal beast almost 7 feet tall.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: The Trope Namer. Any male and female Pokémon in the same egg group can produce offspring, which can lead to some...interesting couples.
  • Interspecies Friendship: A core theme of the franchise is the friendships formed between Pokémon and their human trainers.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Every generation adds more and more Pokémon to the roster. Red and Blue started with 151, but as of Sword and Shield, 898 individual species of Pokémon are known to exist, with no sign of the franchise slowing down any time soon. And that's not even counting the franchise's numerous human characters!
  • Mons: The archetypal example since 1997.
  • Pokémon Speak: The Trope Namer, although it tends to vary by continuity. In the main anime, most Pokémon can only say their own names, while in the games, their cries are more like computerized sounds. More "realistic" media like Pokémon Origins and Pokémon Detective Pikachu often have them making animalistic noises like roars and growls, although the latter splits the difference by having some Pokémon make animal noises and others like Psyduck saying their names.
    • A general rule of thumb is that in most media, cute Pokémon are more likely to say their names, tough-looking or scary Pokémon are more likely to make animal noises, and legendary or certain Psychic-type Pokémon are more likely to be able to talk.
  • Whale Egg: Aside from the ones that can't breed at all, every Pokémon reproduces by laying eggs. In the games, these eggs uniformly have a plain white design with green spots, similar to Yoshi eggs, but individual species have their own egg designs in other media, such as the anime.
    • Though one old man in Coumarine City in X and Y explains it's not always necessarily an "egg", and sometimes it should be understood more of as a "cradle". Make of that what you will.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: In nearly all media (games, spinoffs, anime, manga and everything else), small and cute Pokémon are more likely to serve in heroic roles, while big, scary-looking or tough Pokémon are more likely to serve in villainous roles. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity provides one of the biggest subversions, with the tiny adorable Munna being the Big Bad and the big, scary, Dark-type, three-headed Hydreigon being a hero trying to stop her.

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Alternative Title(s): Pokemon Diamond And Pearl, Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire, Pokemon Red And Blue, Pokemon Black And White, Pokemon Black 2 And White 2, Pokemon Gold And Silver, Pokemon X And Y, Pokemon Sun And Moon, Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon, Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu And Lets Go Eevee, Pokemon Sword And Shield

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