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Lists of Pokémon forms by year 2016201720182019

This list includes includes each different Pokémon form which is registered in the Pokédex:

Mp-Icon Pikachu New Pokémon species that were made available to be obtained for the first time either by Research tasks, egg hatching, evolving, catching wild Pokémon, or Raid Battle Bonus Challenge.
 
Unown shadow New distinct regular Pokémon forms released. For reference go to List of Pokémon with different forms.
 
Mp-Icon Shiny New distinct shiny forms released. For reference go to Shiny Pokémon and List of Shiny Pokémon.

For clarity purpose, this list doesn't include:

  • Pokémon gender differences. Both genders are made available when the Pokémon form is released. For reference go to List of Pokémon gender differences.
    • When Combee was released, for a few days, only the female version was obtainable and the Pokédex entry only had the female switch.
    • The Pokémon obtained before January 2017 had no gender and a random gender was assigned to them. The gender assigned did not activated the corresponding gender switch in the Pokédex, though. The player had to obtain another Pokémon with the corresponding gender to activate the switch.
  • Pokémon obtainable only during certain events, which are not recorded in Pokédex. For reference go to Event Pokémon.

The total number of Pokémon species and Pokémon distinct forms (regular and shiny) was raised accordingly to the following regions added to the game:

Kanto shadow On July 6th 2016Kanto-region Pokédex introduced 151 new Pokémon species and distinct forms.
Total count /151 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /151 regular forms Unown shadow/151 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Johto shadow On December 12th 2016Johto-region Pokédex introduced 100 new Pokémon species and 127 distinct forms.
Total count /251 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /278 regular forms Unown shadow/278 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Hoenn shadow On October 20th 2017Hoenn-region Pokédex introduced 135 new Pokémon species, 148 distinct regular forms and 145 distinct shiny forms.
Total count /386 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /426 regular forms Unown shadow/423 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
  • The difference between distinct regular and shiny forms numbers occurred due to 3 Castform non-normal forms that do not have shiny variants.
 
Kanto shadow May 29th 2018Alola-region forms became available rising up Kanto-region Pokédex to 169 distinct forms.
Total count /386 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /444 regular forms Unown shadow/441 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Sinnoh shadow On October 16th 2018Sinnoh-region Pokédex introduced 107 new Pokémon species and 121 distinct forms.
Total count /493 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /565 regular forms Unown shadow/562 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
? On November 16th 2018Unknown-region Pokédex became available for Meltan and Melmetal.
Total count /495 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /567 regular forms Unown shadow/564 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Hoenn shadow On March 8th 2019, 12 new Spinda forms were added to the game, rising up Hoenn-region Pokédex to 160 distinct forms.
Total count /495 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /579 regular forms Unown shadow/576 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Kanto shadow On July 10th 2019, the addition of Armored Mewtwo rose up Kanto-region Pokédex to 170 distinct forms.
Total count /495 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /580 regular forms Unown shadow/577 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny
 
Unova shadow On September 16th 2019Unova-region Pokédex introduced 156 new Pokémon species and 171 distinct forms.
Total count /651 species Mp-Icon Pikachu /751 regular forms Unown shadow/748 shiny forms Mp-Icon Shiny

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Lists of Pokémon forms by year 2016201720182019
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