Lists of Pokémon forms by year 20162017201820192020
These lists includes each different Pokémon form which is registered in the Pokédex:
Species.png New Pokémon species that were made available to be obtained for the first time in the gameplay.
For reference see List of Pokémon.
Regular Forms.png New distinct regular Pokémon forms released.
For reference see List of Pokémon with different forms.
Shiny Forms.png New distinct shiny forms released.
For reference see Shiny Pokémon or List of Shiny Pokémon.
Mp-Icon Mega.png New Mega-Evoled forms released.
For reference see Mega Evolution → List of Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
For clarity purpose, these lists do not include:
Gender forms.png Pokémon gender differences. Both genders are made available when the Pokémon form is released.
For reference see 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.
Event forms.png Pokémon obtainable only during certain events, sometimes called Costumed Pokémon, which are not recorded in Pokédex.
For reference see Event Pokémon.
Statistics
The total number of Pokémon species and Pokémon distinct forms (regular and shiny) was raised accordingly to the following regions added to the game:
2016
On July 6th 2016, Kanto-region Pokédex introduced 151 new Pokémon species and distinct forms.
Total count 151 species Species.png 151 regular forms Regular Forms.png 151 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 151 151

On December 12th 2016, Johto-region Pokédex introduced 100 new Pokémon species and 127 distinct forms.

Total count 251 species Species.png 278 regular forms Regular Forms.png 278 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 151 151
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
2017
On October 20th 2017, Hoenn-region Pokédex introduced 135 new Pokémon species, 148 distinct regular forms and 145 distinct shiny forms.
Total count 386 species Species.png 426 regular forms Regular Forms.png 423 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 151 151
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 148 145

The difference between distinct regular and shiny forms numbers occurred due to 3 Castform non-normal forms that do not have shiny variants.

2018
On May 29th 2018, Alola-region forms became available rising up Kanto-region Pokédex to 169 distinct forms.
Total count 386 species Species.png 444 regular forms Regular Forms.png 441 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 169 169
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 148 145

On October 16th 2018, Sinnoh-region Pokédex introduced 107 new Pokémon species and 138 distinct forms.

Total count 493 species Species.png 582 regular forms Regular Forms.png 579 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 169 169
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 148 145
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138

On November 16th 2018, Unknown-region Pokédex became available for Meltan and Melmetal.

Total count 495 species Species.png 584 regular forms Regular Forms.png 581 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 169 169
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 148 145
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2
2019
On March 8th 2019, 12 new Spinda forms were added to game files, rising up Hoenn-region Pokédex to 160 distinct forms.
Total count 495 species Species.png 596 regular forms Regular Forms.png 593 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 169 169
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 160 157
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On September 16th 2019, Unova-region Pokédex introduced 156 new Pokémon species and 175 distinct forms.

Total count 651 species Species.png 771 regular forms Regular Forms.png 768 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 169 169
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 160 157
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 175 175


Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On November 16th 2019, Galar-region forms (Weezing, Zigzagoon and Linoone) were added to game files, rising up Kanto-region Pokédex to 170 distinct forms and Hoenn-region Pokédex to 162 distinct forms.[1]

Total count 651 species Species.png 774 regular forms Regular Forms.png 771 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 170 170
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 159
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 175 175


Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2
2020
On June 3rd 2020, more Galar-region forms were added to game files (Meowth, Farfetch'd, Darumaka, Standard and Zen Darmanitan and Stunfisk), rising up Kanto-region Pokédex to 172 distinct forms and Unova-region Pokédex to 179 distinct forms. Also Galar-region introduced 3 new Pokémon species and distinct forms.[2]
Total count 654 species Species.png 783 regular forms Regular Forms.png 780 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 172 172
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 127 127
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 159
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 179 179
Galar Galar shadow.png 3 3 3
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2
On July 9th 2020, more Galar-region forms were added to game files (Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Mr. Mime, Corsola and Yamask), rising up Kanto-region Pokédex to 177 distinct forms, Johto-region Pokédex to 128 distinct forms, and Unova-region Pokédex to 180 distinct forms.[3]
Total count 654 species Species.png 790 regular forms Regular Forms.png 787 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 177 177
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 128 128
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 159
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 138
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 180 180
Galar Galar shadow.png 3 3 3
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On August 27th 2020, Mega-Evolved forms were released for the first time with the new Mega Pokédex. The total count of distinct shiny forms rose up to 192 on Kanto-region Pokédex, to 134 on Johto-region Pokédex, to 182 on Hoenn-region Pokédex, to 143 on Sinnoh-region Pokédex and to 181 on Unova-region Pokédex.

Total count 654 species Species.png 790 regular forms Regular Forms.png 47 Mega forms Mp-Icon Mega.png 834 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
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Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 177 15 192
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 128 6 134
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 20 179
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 5 143
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 180 1 181
Galar Galar shadow.png 3 3 3
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On September 18th 2020, sprite assets for shiny variants of Sunny, Rainy and Snowy Castform forms were added to the game. These shiny variants are also absent in the main core game series, until Pokémon HOME which was released back in February, 2020. The total count of distinct shiny forms rose up to 182 on Hoenn-region Pokédex.

Total count 654 species Species.png 790 regular forms Regular Forms.png 47 Mega forms Mp-Icon Mega.png 837 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 177 15 192
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 128 6 134
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 20 182
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 5 143
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 180 1 181
Galar Galar shadow.png 3 3 3
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On October 23rd 2020, Galar-region introduced 1 new Pokémon species (Runerigus) and distinct forms.

Total count 655 species Species.png 791 regular forms Regular Forms.png 47 Mega forms Mp-Icon Mega.png 838 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 177 15 192
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 128 6 134
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 20 182
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 5 143
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 180 1 181
Galar Galar shadow.png 4 4 4
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

On December 2nd 2020, Kalos-region Pokédex introduced 72 new Pokémon species, 123 distinct forms and 1 mega form.

Total count 727 species Species.png 914 regular forms Regular Forms.png 48 Mega forms Mp-Icon Mega.png 962 shiny forms Shiny Forms.png
Button Previous.png
Kanto Kanto shadow.png 151 177 15 192
Johto Johto shadow.png 100 128 6 134
Hoenn Hoenn shadow.png 135 162 20 182
Sinnoh Sinnoh shadow.png 107 138 5 143
Unova Unova shadow.png 156 180 1 181
Kalos25px 72 123 1 124
Galar Galar shadow.png 4 4 4
Unknown Scientist shadow.png 2 2 2

Visit the following pages for detailed release information:

Lists of Pokémon forms by year 20162017201820192020

References

  1. GameMaster Update (13-11-2019) - Initial Galarian traces. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-10-21.
  2. GameMaster Update - 02-06-20 - The one with the Galar Forms. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-10-21.
  3. PokeMiners' In-Depth APK Teardown of 0.181.0. r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-10-21.
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