Some Pokémon of the same species may appear in different forms due to weather conditions, being from different regions, or other reasons. The difference between forms of a Pokémon species may be only visual, but can also present different evolution options, availability, types, moves, base stats and height and weight. Different forms are recorded in the corresponding Pokédex entry under different Pokémon form switches.
- 1 Alolan forms
- 2 Galarian forms
- 3 Unown
- 4 Spinda
- 5 Castform
- 6 Deoxys
- 7 Burmy and Wormadam
- 8 Cherrim
- 9 Shellos and Gastrodon
- 10 Rotom
- 11 Giratina
- 12 Shaymin
- 13 Arceus
- 14 Basculin
- 15 Darmanitan
- 16 Deerling and Sawsbuck
- 17 Forces of Nature
- 18 Kyurem
- 19 Keldeo
- 20 Meloetta
- 21 Genesect
- 22 Greninja
- 23 Vivillon
- 24 Flabébé, Floette, and Florges
- 25 Furfrou
- 26 Aegislash
- 27 Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist
- 28 Xerneas
- 29 Zygarde
- 30 Hoopa
- 31 Trivia
- 32 References
- 33 External links
Unown has twenty eight different forms, being the difference only visual. Each of these forms resembles letter of Latin alphabet with addition of exclamation (!) and question (?) marks. Unown Pokédex entry has custom form switches.
Spinda has twenty different patterns, being the difference only visual. Spinda patterns differ in regular and shiny variants. 9 Spinda patterns have been released so far. Spinda Pokédex entry has custom form switches.
Deoxys has four different forms, varying in stats and moves.
Burmy and Wormadam
Cherrim has two different forms, being the difference only visual. Sunshine form Cherrim spawns during sunny weather whilst Overcast form Cherrim spawns during every else weather condition.
Shellos and Gastrodon
Rotom has six different forms, varying in types and moves. Rotom Pokédex entry has custom form switches.
Giratina has two different forms, being the difference only in stats. Altered Forme is more defense-oriented while Origin Forme is more offense-oriented.
Shaymin has two different forms, varying in types.
Basculin has two different forms, being the difference only visual. Red-Striped form is available on the West Hemisphere and Blue-Striped form is available on the East Hemisphere.
Besides its Galarian form, Darmanitan has two different forms, being the difference only visual. Zen Mode one is not available currently.
Deerling and Sawsbuck
Forces of Nature
Each member of Forces of Nature has two distinct forms - Incarnate Forme and Therian Forme that differ in stats.
Kyurem has three different forms, varying in stats and moves.
Keldeo has two different forms namely Ordinary and Resolute formes.
Meloetta has two different forms, varying in stats, moves and types.
Genesect has five different forms depending on the drive it is using. Genesect Pokédex entry has custom form switches.
Greninja has two different forms. Only one has been released yet.
Vivillon has twenty different forms.
Flabébé, Floette, and Florges
Furfrou has ten different forms, being the difference only visual. Only Natural Trim can be caught and can be changed through the Form-change Mechanic.
Aegislash has two different forms.
Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist
Xerneas has two different forms namely Neutral and Active modes. While in bag, it stays at Neutral mode. When battling, it changes to active mode.
Zygarde has three different forms.
Hoopa has two different forms.
- On May 22nd, 2018, Alolan forms of Pokémon, originally discovered in the Kanto region, were stated to begin to appear in-game.
- Some Event Pokémon also count as different forms rather than costumed Pokémon in game, thus they count towards the Special Trades if one of Trainers don't have such Event Pokémon.
- Shadow Pokémon and Purified Pokémon are also treated as different forms in game.
- Alolan Forms of Pokémon Originally Discovered in the Kanto Region Are Coming to Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-21.
- List of Pokémon with form differences on Bulbapedia