Pokémon evolution guide

Below is a list of Pokémon grouped into their evolutionary chains for easy browsing. The charts also specify the conditions by which they evolve. Note that for most conditional evolutions (such as Friendship), the Pokémon needs to level up once the condition is met in order to evolve. You can also filter by condition using the menu below right.

Pokémon with cross-generation evolutions are shown in the earliest generation its Pokémon appear - for example Pichu is shown in Generation 1 because Pikachu/Raichu are Gen 1. Alolan Forms from Pokémon Sun & Moon are also listed in Generation 1, alongside their non-Alolan counterparts.

About Pokémon evolution

Evolution is a key part of the Pokémon games. Evolving Pokémon makes them stronger and often gives them a wider movepool. Several species of Pokémon are only obtainable through evolution.

There are several methods of evolution, with more variations being added with each game. In Red/Blue/Yellow, a Pokémon might evolve by training it to a certain level, applying an elemental stone, or trading via cable link.

In Gold/Silver/Crystal, additional methods were added, namely friendship level and trading with a held item. Later games added yet more based on things such as gender, time of day or after a certain move is learned.


Generation 1

(Level 16) (Level 32)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 7) (Level 10)

(Level 7) (Level 10)

(Level 18) (Level 36)

(Level 20)
#019
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
Dark · Normal
(Level 20, Nighttime)
#020
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
Dark · Normal

(Level 20)

(Level 22)

(high Friendship)
(use Thunder Stone, outside Alola)
(use Thunder Stone, in Alola)
#026
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Electric · Psychic

(Level 22)
#027
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
Ice · Steel
(use Ice Stone)
#028
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
Ice · Steel

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

(Level 16) (use Moon Stone)

(high Friendship) (use Moon Stone)

(use Fire Stone)
#037
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
Ice
(use Ice Stone)
#038
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
Ice · Fairy

(high Friendship) (use Moon Stone)

(Level 22) (high Friendship)

(Level 21)

(Level 24)

(Level 31)

(Level 26)
#050
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
Ground · Steel
(Level 26)
#051
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
Ground · Steel

(Level 28)
#052
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
Dark
(high Friendship)
#053
Persian
Alolan Persian
Dark

(Level 33)

(Level 28)

(use Fire Stone)

(Level 25)
(trade holding Kings Rock)

(Level 16) (Trade)

(Level 28) (Trade)

(Level 21) (use Leaf Stone)

(Level 30)

(Level 25) (Trade)
#074
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
Rock · Electric
(Level 25)
#075
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
Rock · Electric
(Trade)
#076
Golem
Alolan Golem
Rock · Electric

(Level 40)

(Level 37)
(trade holding Kings Rock)

(Level 30) (level up in a Magnetic Field area)

(Level 31)

(Level 34)

(Level 38)
#088
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
Poison · Dark
(Level 38)
#089
Muk
Alolan Muk
Poison · Dark

(use Water Stone)

(Level 25) (Trade)

(trade holding Metal Coat)

(Level 26)

(Level 28)

(Level 30)

(use Leaf Stone, outside Alola)
(use Leaf Stone, in Alola)
#103
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
Grass · Dragon

(Level 28, outside Alola)
(Level 28, Nighttime, in Alola)
#105
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
Fire · Ghost

(Level 20, Attack > Defense)
(Level 20, Attack < Defense)
(Level 20, Attack = Defense)

(after Rollout learned)

(Level 35)

(Level 42) (trade holding Protector)

(hold Oval Stone, Daytime) (high Friendship)

(after Ancient Power learned)

(Level 32) (trade holding Dragon Scale)

(Level 33)

(use Water Stone)

(after Mimic learned)

(trade holding Metal Coat)

(Level 30)

(Level 30) (trade holding Electirizer)

(Level 30) (trade holding Magmarizer)

(Level 20)

(high Friendship, Daytime)
(high Friendship, Nighttime)
(level up near a Mossy Rock)
(level up near an Icy Rock)
(♥♥ Affection in Pokémon Amie, knowing Fairy move)

(trade holding Up Grade) (trade holding Dubious Disc)

(Level 40)

(Level 40)

(high Friendship)

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Generation 2

(Level 16) (Level 32)

(Level 14) (Level 36)

(Level 18) (Level 30)

(Level 15)

(Level 20)

(Level 18)

(Level 22)

(Level 27)

(high Friendship) (use Shiny Stone)

(Level 25)

(Level 15) (Level 30)

(high Friendship) (Level 18)

(after Mimic learned)

(Level 18) (Level 27)

(after Double Hit learned)

(use Sun Stone)

(after Ancient Power learned)

(Level 20)

(use Dusk Stone)

(use Dusk Stone)

(Level 15)

(Level 31)

(hold Razor Fang, Nighttime)

(Level 23)

(hold Razor Claw, Nighttime)

(Level 30)

(Level 38)

(Level 33) (after Ancient Power learned)

(Level 25)

(with Remoraid in party)

(Level 24)

(Level 25)

(Level 30) (Level 55)

Generation 3

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 18)

(Level 20)

(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)
(Level 7, random based on personality) (Level 10)

(Level 14) (use Water Stone)

(Level 14) (use Leaf Stone)

(Level 22)

(Level 25)

(Level 20)
(Level 30)

(Level 22)

(Level 23)

(Level 18) (Level 36)

(Level 20)
(Level 20, empty spot in party, Pokéball in bag) +

(Level 20) (Level 40)

(Level 24)

(level up in a Magnetic Field area)

(use Moon Stone)

(Level 32) (Level 42)

(Level 37)

(Level 26)

(high Friendship, Daytime) (use Shiny Stone)

(Level 26)

(Level 30)

(Level 40)

(Level 33)

(Level 32)

(Level 35) (Level 45)

(Level 32)

(Level 35)

(Level 30)

(Level 30)

(Level 36)

(Level 40)

(Level 40)

(trade holding Prism Scale, or level up with max Beauty)

(Level 37)

(Level 37) (trade holding Reaper Cloth)

(high Friendship, Nighttime)

(Level 42)
(use Dawn Stone, Female)

(Level 32) (Level 44)

(trade holding Deep Sea Tooth)
(trade holding Deep Sea Scale)

(Level 30) (Level 50)

(Level 20) (Level 45)

Generation 4

(Level 18) (Level 32)

(Level 14) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 14) (Level 34)

(Level 15)

(Level 10)

(Level 15) (Level 30)

(Level 30)

(Level 30)

(Level 20, Male)
(Level 20, Female, in grass)
#413
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug · Grass
(Level 20, Female, in caves)
#413
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug · Ground
(Level 20, Female, in buildings)
#413
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug · Steel

(Level 21, Female)

(Level 26)

(Level 25)

(Level 30)

(Level 28)

(high Friendship)

(Level 38)

(Level 34)

(Level 33)

(Level 24) (Level 48)

(high Friendship, Daytime)

(Level 34)

(Level 40)

(Level 37)

(Level 31)

(Level 40)

Generation 5

(Level 17) (Level 36)

(Level 17) (Level 36)

(Level 17) (Level 36)

(Level 20)

(Level 16) (Level 32)

(Level 20)

(use Leaf Stone)

(use Fire Stone)

(use Water Stone)

(use Moon Stone)

(Level 21) (Level 32)

(Level 27)

(Level 25) (Trade)

(high Friendship)

(Level 31)

(Level 25) (Trade)

(Level 25) (Level 36)

(Level 20) (high Friendship)

(Level 22) (Level 30)

(use Sun Stone)

(use Sun Stone)

(Level 29) (Level 40)

(Level 35)
#555
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
Fire

(Level 34)

(Level 39)

(Level 34)

(Level 37)

(Level 37)

(Level 36)

(Level 30)

(use Shiny Stone)

(Level 32) (Level 41)

(Level 32) (Level 41)

(Level 35)

(Level 35) (Level 47)

(Level 34)

(Trade with Shelmet)

(Level 39)

(Level 40)

(Level 36)

(Level 40)

(Level 38) (Level 49)

(Level 39) (use Thunder Stone)

(Level 42)

(Level 41) (use Dusk Stone)

(Level 38) (Level 48)

(Level 37)

(Trade with Karrablast)

(Level 50)

(Level 43)

(Level 52)

(Level 54)

(Level 54)

(Level 50) (Level 64)

(Level 59)

Generation 6

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 16) (Level 36)

(Level 20)

(Level 17) (Level 35)

(Level 9) (Level 12)

(Level 35)

(Level 19) (use Shiny Stone)

(Level 32)

(Level 32, Dark type Pokémon in party)

(Level 25)

(Level 35) (use Dusk Stone)
#681
Aegislash
Blade Forme
Steel · Ghost

(trade holding Sachet)

(trade holding Whipped Dream)

(Level 30, holding console upside down)

(Level 39)

(Level 48)

(Level 37)

(use Sun Stone)

(Level 39, Daytime)

(Level 39, Nighttime)

(Level 40) (Level 50, during rain)

(Trade)

#710
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
Ghost · Grass
(Trade)
#711
Gourgeist
Average Size
Ghost · Grass

(Level 37)

(Level 48)

Generation 7

(Level 17) (Level 34)

(Level 17) (Level 34)

(Level 17) (Level 34)

(Level 14) (Level 28)

(Level 20, Daytime)

(Level 20) (level up in a Magnetic Field area)

(at Mount Lanakila)

(Level 25)

(Level 25, Daytime, in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun)
#745
Lycanroc
Midday Form
Rock
(Level 25, Nighttime, in Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon)
#745
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Rock
#744
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
Rock
(Level 25, Dusk 5-6pm, in Ultra Sun/Moon)
#745
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
Rock

(Level 38)

(Level 30)

(Level 22)

(Level 34, Daytime)

(Level 24)

(Level 33, Female)

(Level 27)

(Level 18) (after Stomp learned)

(Level 30)

(Level 42)

(high Friendship)

(Level 35) (Level 45)

(Level 43)
(Level 53, in Pokémon Sun or Ultra Sun)
(Level 53, in Pokémon Moon or Ultra Moon)

(after Dragon Pulse learned)

(Pokémon GO only, 400 Meltan Candies)

That's all the Pokémon evolution charts! See also: