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The third generation (Generation III) of the Pokémon franchise features 135 fictional species of creatures introduced to the core video game series in the 2002 Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. Some Pokémon in this generation were introduced in animated adaptations of the franchise before Ruby and Sapphire.

The following list details the 135 Pokémon of Generation III in order of their National Pokédex number. The first Pokémon, Treecko, is number 252 and the last, Deoxys, is number 386. Alternate forms that result in type changes are included for convenience. Mega evolutions and regional forms are included on the pages for the generation in which they were introduced.

Design and development[edit]

Nintendo Life noted in a retrospective that the third generation of Pokémon has a very different "feel" from the two generations that came before it because almost all of its 135 new Pokémon – save for Azurill and Wynaut – have no relation to those of the previous generations. Unlike the first two generations, two of the "starter" Pokémon of Ruby and Sapphire gain a secondary typing in their final form, giving them a wider range of abilities. Ruby and Sapphire features two "Mythical Pokémon" – Jirachi and Deoxys – both of which became available to coincide with their respective anime movies.[1]

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire significantly increased the amount of "Dark"- and "Steel"-type Pokémon in the series, as only a few Pokémon in previous generations used these typings. Hardcore Gamer also noted that many of the new Pokémon made use of "dual typing", where Pokémon have both a primary and a secondary type; this wasn't nearly as common in Red and Blue or Gold and Silver.[2]

List of Pokémon[edit]

List of Pokémon species introduced in Generation III (2002)[nb 1]
Name National Pokédex
number
Type(s) Evolves into Notes
English Japanese Primary Secondary
Treecko Kimori[4] 252 Grass Grovyle (#253) Treecko has claws at the bottom of its feet so it can scale walls and ceilings.
Grovyle Juptile[5] 253 Grass Sceptile (#254) The leaves growing out of Grovyle's body are convenient for camouflaging it from enemies in the forest. This Pokémon is a master at climbing trees in jungles.
Sceptile Jukain[6] 254 Grass Mega Evolution A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterpart. It is based on the Dilophosaurus.
Torchic Achamo[4] 255 Fire Combusken (#256) It can scorch foes black with its fireballs it produces in its stomach.
Combusken Wakasyamo[5] 256 Fire Fighting Blaziken (#257) It can produce about 100 kicks a second.
Blaziken Bursyamo[6] 257 Fire Fighting Mega Evolution A playable character in Pokken Tournament and its counterrparts. It can leap high in the air and deliver amazing fiery kicks.
Mudkip Mizugorou[4] 258 Water Marshtomp (#259) The fin on its head acts as a radar for its surroundings. Even in muddy water, Mudkip can sense where it's going.
Marshtomp Numacraw[5] 259 Water Ground Swampert (#260) The surface of Marshtomp's body is enveloped by a thin, sticky film that enables it to live on land. This Pokémon plays in mud on beaches when the ocean tide is low.
Swampert Laglarge[6] 260 Water Ground Mega Evolution Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water
Poochyena Pochiena[5] 261 Dark Mightyena (#262) At first sight, Poochyena takes a bite at anything that moves. This Pokémon chases after prey until the victim becomes exhausted. However, it may turn tail if the prey strikes back.
Mightyena Graena[7] 262 Dark Does not evolve Mightyena gives obvious signals when it is preparing to attack. It starts to growl deeply and then flattens its body. This Pokémon will bite savagely with its sharply pointed fangs.
Zigzagoon Jiguzaguma[5] 263 Normal Linoone (#264) It is interested in everything, curiously wondering in a zigzag pattern.
Linoone Massuguma[8] 264 Normal Obstagoon[nb 2] Linoone always runs full speed and only in straight lines. If facing an obstacle, it makes a right-angle turn to evade it. This Pokémon is very challenged by gently curving roads.
Wurmple Kemusso[9] 265 Bug Silcoon (#266)
Cascoon (#268)
Using the spikes on its rear end, Wurmple peels the bark off trees and feeds on the sap that oozes out. This Pokémon's feet are tipped with suction pads that allow it to cling to glass without slipping.
Silcoon Karasalis[8] 266 Bug Beautifly (#267) Silcoon tethers itself to a tree branch using silk to keep from falling. There, this Pokémon hangs quietly while it awaits evolution. It peers out of the silk cocoon through a small hole.
Beautifly Agehunt[6] 267 Bug Flying Does not evolve Just put a potted flower outside and you'll see a Beautifly since its favorite food is nectar.
Cascoon Mayuld[8] 268 Bug Dustox (#269) Cascoon makes its protective cocoon by wrapping its body entirely with a fine silk from its mouth. Once the silk goes around its body, it hardens. This Pokémon prepares for its evolution inside the cocoon.
Dustox Dokucale[8] 269 Bug Poison Does not evolve It is attracted to light. It can also strip forests clean.
Lotad Hassboh[10] 270 Water Grass Lombre (#271) Lotad live in ponds and lakes, where they float on the surface. It grows weak if its broad leaf dies. On rare occasions, this Pokémon travels on land in search of clean water.
Lombre Hasubrero[11] 271 Water Grass Ludicolo (#272) Lombre is nocturnal—it will get active after dusk. It is also a mischief maker. When this Pokémon spots anglers, it tugs on their fishing lines from beneath the surface and enjoys their consternation.
Ludicolo Runpappa[12] 272 Water Grass Does not evolve Ludicolo begins dancing as soon as it hears cheerful, festive music. This Pokémon is said to appear when it hears the singing of children on hiking outings.
Seedot Taneboh[8] 273 Grass Nuzleaf (#274) The more it drinks, the more gloss it has.
Nuzleaf Konohana[8] 274 Grass Dark Shiftry (#275) Nuzleaf live in densely overgrown forests. They occasionally venture out of the forest to startle people. This Pokémon dislikes having its long nose pinched.
Shiftry Dirteng[4] 275 Grass Dark Does not evolve Design inspired by the Japanese mythological creature Tengu.[13]
Taillow Subame[14] 276 Normal Flying Swellow (#277) Taillow courageously stands its ground against foes, however strong they may be. This gutsy Pokémon will remain defiant even after a loss. On the other hand, it cries loudly if it becomes hungry.
Swellow Ohsubame[6] 277 Normal Flying Does not evolve Swellow flies high above our heads, making graceful arcs in the sky. This Pokémon dives at a steep angle as soon as it spots its prey. The hapless prey is tightly grasped by Swellow's clawed feet, preventing escape.
Wingull Camome[8] 278 Water Flying Pelipper (#279) Wingull has the habit of carrying prey and valuables in its beak and hiding them in all sorts of locations. This Pokémon rides the winds and flies as if it were skating across the sky.
Pelipper Pelipper[6] 279 Water Flying Does not evolve Pelipper is a flying transporter that carries small Pokémon and eggs inside its massive bill. This Pokémon builds its nest on steep cliffs facing the sea.
Ralts Ralts[8] 280 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Kirlia (#281) It uses its horns to sense someone's emotions. When it feels threatened, it will hide and will not come out until the feeling dissipates.
Kirlia Kirlia[6] 281 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Gardevoir (#282)
Gallade (#475)[nb 4]
The happier its Trainer feels, the happier and stronger it is. It will also dance at sunrises.
Gardevoir Sirnight[15] 282 Psychic Fairy[nb 3] Mega Evolution If its Trainer is in danger, it will creates small black holes to protect them. Or when all else fails, it will even sacrifice itself for the sake of its Trainer.
Surskit Ametama[8] 283 Bug Water Masquerain (#284) From the tips of its feet, Surskit secretes an oil that enables it to walk on water as if it were skating. This Pokémon feeds on microscopic organisms in ponds and lakes.
Masquerain Amemoth[16] 284 Bug Flying Does not evolve To scare off predators or intimidate its foes, it will show off its wings which look like massive eyeballs.
Shroomish Kinococo[17] 285 Grass Breloom (#286) Shroomish live in damp soil in the dark depths of forests. They are often found keeping still under fallen leaves. This Pokémon feeds on compost that is made up of fallen, rotted leaves.
Breloom Kinogassa[12] 286 Grass Fighting Does not evolve When it fights, its hands will stretch to massive lengths for maximum punch power.
Slakoth Namakero[18] 287 Normal Vigoroth (#288) It moves so little, its daily diet only consists of 3 leaves a day.
Vigoroth Yarukimono[6] 288 Normal Slaking (#289) After it evolved, it can't sit still anymore. it has to move somehow or else it will get very stressed and attack.
Slaking Kekking[12] 289 Normal Does not evolve Slaking has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon aside from Legendary Pokémon, Mythical Pokémon, and Mega Evolutions.
Nincada Tutinin[8] 290 Bug Ground Ninjask (#291)
Shedinja (#292)
Nincada lives underground for many years in complete darkness. This Pokémon absorbs nutrients from the roots of trees. It stays motionless as it waits for evolution.
Ninjask Tekkanin[8] 291 Bug Flying Does not evolve Ninjask moves around at such a high speed that it cannot be seen, even while its crying can be clearly heard. For that reason, this Pokémon was long believed to be invisible.
Shedinja Nukenin[8] 292 Bug Ghost Does not evolve When a Nincada evolves into a Ninjask and there is an extra space in the player's party, a Shedinja is created from the Nincada's shedded exoskeleton.[19] People say if you look in the hole in the back of its body, your soul will be stolen.
Whismur Gonyonyo[20] 293 Normal Loudred (#294) If its safe you can barely hear it if you listen closely. If it's in danger, it will yell at an ear-splitting volume.
Loudred Dogohmb[8] 294 Normal Exploud (#295) Loudred's bellowing can completely decimate a wood-frame house. It uses its voice to punish its foes. This Pokémon's round ears serve as loudspeakers.
Exploud Bakuong[21] 295 Normal Does not evolve Exploud triggers earthquakes with the tremors it creates by bellowing. If this Pokémon violently inhales from the ports on its body, it's a sign that it is preparing to let loose a huge bellow.
Makuhita Makunoshita[14] 296 Fighting Hariyama (#297) Even if it gets knocked down, the power used for it to get back up is stored to use for its evolution.
Hariyama Hariteyama[22] 297 Fighting Does not evolve Hariyama practices its straight-arm slaps in any number of locations. One hit of this Pokémon's powerful, openhanded, straight-arm punches could snap a telephone pole in two.
Azurill Ruriri[18] 298 Normal Fairy[nb 5] Marill (#183) Azurill spins its tail as if it were a lasso, then hurls it far. The momentum of the throw sends its body flying, too. Using this unique action, one of these Pokémon managed to hurl itself a record 33 feet.
Nosepass Nosepass[8] 299 Rock Probopass (#476) No matter what, two Nosepasses cannot face each other due to its magnetic noses because its nose will always face north, a great Pokemon for campers.
Skitty Eneco[5] 300 Normal Delcatty (#301) Skitty will chase and play with any thing that moves so it chases its tail a lot.
Delcatty Enekororo[6] 301 Normal Does not evolve Delcatty prefers to live an unfettered existence in which it can do as it pleases at its own pace. Because this Pokémon eats and sleeps whenever it decides, its daily routines are completely random.
Sableye Yamirami[22] 302 Dark Ghost Mega Evolution Designed inspired by the Hopkinsville goblin, an alien-like creature reported to be seen in Kentucky in the 1950s.[13][19] It loves to eat gems, most of the gems are stolen by Carbink.
Mawile Kucheat[6] 303 Steel Fairy[nb 6] Mega Evolution Design inspired by the Japanese yōkai Futakuchi-onna, a woman said to have a second mouth on the back of her head in a cautionary tale about extreme dieting.[13] Its "second mouth" on the back of its head is actually two steel horns fused together. It will lure foes or prey in with its docile looking face, then use its massive jaws to bite and eat them.
Aron Cokodora[6] 304 Steel Rock Lairon (#305) Aron's love to eat metal as their diet consists of it. Sometimes it will eat railroad tracks and cause massive chaos.
Lairon Kodora[8] 305 Steel Rock Aggron (#306) This Pokémon has a body of steel. To make its body, Aron feeds on iron ore that it digs from mountains. Occasionally, it causes major trouble by eating bridges and rails.
Aggron Bossgodora[16] 306 Steel Rock Mega Evolution Aggron claims an entire mountain as its own territory. It mercilessly beats up anything that violates its environment. This Pokémon vigilantly patrols its territory at all times.
Meditite Asanan[23] 307 Fighting Psychic Medicham (#308) Meditite undertakes rigorous mental training deep in the mountains. However, whenever it meditates, this Pokémon always loses its concentration and focus. As a result, its training never ends.
Medicham Charem[14] 308 Fighting Psychic Mega Evolution It is said that through meditation, Medicham heightens energy inside its body and sharpens its sixth sense. This Pokémon hides its presence by merging itself with fields and mountains.
Electrike Rakurai[8] 309 Electric Manectric (#310) Electrike stores electricity in its long body hair. This Pokémon stimulates its leg muscles with electric charges. These jolts of power give its legs explosive acceleration performance.
Manectric Livolt[22] 310 Electric Mega Evolution Design inspired by the mythological Japanese creature Raijū, a being composed purely of lightning said to take on many quadrupedal forms.[13]
Plusle Plusle/Prasle[14][24] 311 Electric Does not evolve It will cheer with sparks made from its body.
Minun Minun[14] 312 Electric Does not evolve If things aren't going well, Minun will create a spark shower to help cheer on its teammates.
Volbeat Barubeat[8] 313 Bug Does not evolve With the arrival of night, Volbeat emits light from its tail. It communicates with others by adjusting the intensity and flashing of its light. This Pokémon is attracted by the sweet aroma of Illumise.
Illumise Illumise[25] 314 Bug Does not evolve Illumise attracts a swarm of Volbeat using a sweet fragrance. Once the Volbeat have gathered, this Pokémon leads the lit-up swarm in drawing geometric designs on the canvas of the night sky
Roselia Roselia[8] 315 Grass Poison Roserade (#407) If anyone tries to steal the flowers on its arms, they'll be met with a bunch of thorns on its arms.
Gulpin Gokulin[6] 316 Poison Swalot (#317) Most of its body consists of its powerful stomach whos acid can dissolve anything.
Swalot Marunoom[8] 317 Poison Does not evolve When Swalot spots prey, it spurts out a hideously toxic fluid from its pores and sprays the target. Once the prey has weakened, this Pokémon gulps it down whole with its cavernous mouth.
Carvanha Kibanha[8] 318 Water Dark Sharpedo (#319) Carvanha are based on the red piranha.[26] It can effortlessly rip holes in boats with one bite.
Sharpedo Samehader[18] 319 Water Dark Mega Evolution Sharpedo are based on sharks.[26] Nicknamed the "brutal Pokemon of the seas", Sharpedo will chase after ships and bite huge holes in them.
Wailmer Hoeruko[5] 320 Water Wailord (#321) Wailmer's nostrils are located above its eyes. This playful Pokémon loves to startle people by forcefully snorting out seawater it stores inside its body out of its nostrils.
Wailord Whaloh[27] 321 Water Does not evolve Currently it is the largest Pokemon in existence.
Numel Donmel[8] 322 Fire Ground Camerupt (#323) Numel is not smart. Although it can't feel much pain, it can't stand hunger for a second.
Camerupt Bakuuda[28] 323 Fire Ground Mega Evolution Camerupt has a volcano inside its body. Magma of 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit courses through its body. Occasionally, the humps on this Pokémon's back erupt, spewing the superheated magma.
Torkoal Cotoise[8] 324 Fire Does not evolve Torkoal digs through mountains in search of coal. If it finds some, it fills hollow spaces on its shell with the coal and burns it. If it is attacked, this Pokémon spouts thick black smoke to beat a retreat.
Spoink Baneboo[7] 325 Psychic Grumpig (#326) The reason it keeps bouncing on its tail is because it keeps its heart going. If it stops, it dies.
Grumpig Boopig[8] 326 Psychic Does not evolve Grumpig uses the black pearls on its body to amplify its psychic power waves for gaining total control over its foe. When this Pokémon uses its special power, its snorting breath grows labored.
Spinda Patcheel[7] 327 Normal Does not evolve Because of randomly-generated spot patterns, there can exist 4,294,967,296 different variations of Spinda in the games. Junichi Masuda has noted that much planning and discussion had to be done to make this feasible in game, and because of this, Spinda has become a favorite Pokémon of his.[29]
Trapinch Nuckrar[8] 328 Ground Vibrava (#329) Trapinch's nest is a sloped, bowl-like pit dug in sand. This Pokémon patiently waits for prey to tumble down the pit. Its giant jaws have enough strength to crush even boulders.
Vibrava Vibrava[8] 329 Ground Dragon Flygon (#330) To make prey faint, Vibrava generates ultrasonic waves by vigorously making its two wings vibrate. This Pokémon's ultrasonic waves are so powerful, they can bring on headaches in people.
Flygon Flygon[14] 330 Ground Dragon Does not evolve A Mega Evolution was supposed to be in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but they cancelled it due to design problems.[citation needed]
Cacnea Sabonea[5] 331 Grass Cacturne (#332) Cacnea lives in arid locations such as deserts. It releases a strong aroma from its flower to attract prey. When prey comes near, this Pokémon shoots sharp thorns from its body to bring the victim down.
Cacturne Noctus[4] 332 Grass Dark Does not evolve It'll wait in deserts for travelers to faint, then it will strike.
Swablu Tyltto[30] 333 Normal Flying Altaria (#334) It likes to land on people's head like fluffy hats.
Altaria Tyltalis[14] 334 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution Altaria dances and wheels through the sky among billowing, cotton-like clouds. By singing melodies in its crystal-clear voice, this Pokémon makes its listeners experience dreamy wonderment.
Zangoose Zangoose[31] 335 Normal Does not evolve Has a lifelong feud with Seviper.
Seviper Habunake[5] 336 Poison Does not evolve It will automatically fight Zangoose, its rival, until something stops them or one runs away.
Lunatone Lunatone[8] 337 Rock Psychic Does not evolve Lunatone was discovered at a location where a meteoroid fell. As a result, some people theorize that this Pokémon came from space. However, no one has been able to prove this theory so far.
Solrock Solrock[8] 338 Rock Psychic Does not evolve Solrock is a new species of Pokémon that is said to have fallen from space. It floats in air and moves silently. In battle, this Pokémon releases intensely bright light.
Barboach Dojoach[8] 339 Water Ground Whiscash (#340) Barboach are based on the pond loach.[26]
Whiscash Namazun[4] 340 Water Ground Does not evolve The design of Whiscash was inspired by the mythological Namazu, a giant catfish said to cause earthquakes.[13]
Corphish Heigani[5] 341 Water Crawdaunt (#342) Corphish were originally foreign Pokémon that were imported as pets. They eventually turned up in the wild. This Pokémon is very hardy and has greatly increased its population
Crawdaunt Shizariger[6] 342 Water Dark Does not evolve Crawdaunt has an extremely violent nature that compels it to challenge other living things to battle. Other life-forms refuse to live in ponds inhabited by this Pokémon, making them desolate places.
Baltoy Yajilon[8] 343 Ground Psychic Claydol (#344) Baltoy moves while spinning around on its one foot. Primitive wall paintings depicting this Pokémon living among people were discovered in some ancient ruins.
Claydol Nendoll[8] 344 Ground Psychic Does not evolve Claydol are said to be dolls of mud made by primitive humans and brought to life by exposure to a mysterious ray. This Pokémon moves about while levitating.
Lileep Lilyla[8] 345 Rock Grass Cradily (#346) Lileep became extinct approximately a hundred million years ago. This ancient Pokémon attaches itself to a rock on the seafloor and catches approaching prey using tentacles shaped like flower petals.
Cradily Yuradle[8] 346 Rock Grass Does not evolve It will use its petals to grab and eat its prey.
Anorith Anopth[8] 347 Rock Bug Armaldo (#348) Anorith was regenerated from a prehistoric fossil. This primitive Pokémon once lived in warm seas. It grips its prey firmly between its two large claws.
Armaldo Armaldo[8] 348 Rock Bug Does not evolve Armaldo's tough armor makes all attacks bounce off. This Pokémon's two enormous claws can be freely extended or contracted. They have the power to punch right through a steel slab.
Feebas Hinbass[8] 349 Water Milotic (#350) Feebas are based on the largemouth bass.[26]
Milotic Milokaross[32] 350 Water Does not evolve Said to be the most beautiful Pokemon in the world, many pieces of beautiful artworks contains it. Milotic are based on the oarfish.[26]
Castform Powalen[16] 351 Normal Does not evolve Capable of changing between its four forms depending on in-battle weather effects.
Fire "Sunny Form" This form occurs when the sun hits its body.
Water "Rainy Form" This form occurs when rain hits its body
Ice "Snowy Form" This form occurs when snow hits its body.
Kecleon Kakureon[8] 352 Normal Does not evolve Although it can turn invisible, the red stripe can always be seen.
Shuppet Kagebouzu[8] 353 Ghost Banette (#354) Shuppet is attracted by feelings of jealousy and vindictiveness. If someone develops strong feelings of vengeance, this Pokémon will appear in a swarm and line up beneath the eaves of that person's home.
Banette Juppeta[22] 354 Ghost Mega Evolution Banette's fictional origin story states that it used to be a plush doll that was thrown away by a child and that its "feelings of hatred were so strong that it came to life to seek revenge."[19]
Duskull Yomawaru[8] 355 Ghost Dusclops (#356) The design of Duskull and its evolution are inspired by mummies and the Japanese ghost Chōchin-obake.[19] It can go through any wall, no matter how thick it may be, to chase people until sunrise, of which the chase is abandoned.
Dusclops Samayouru[8] 356 Ghost Dusknoir (#477) It is said that anything that goes into its hollow body will never be seen again.
Tropius Tropius[31] 357 Grass Flying Does not evolve The bunches of fruit around Tropius's neck are very popular with children. This Pokémon loves fruit, and eats it continuously. Apparently, its love for fruit resulted in its own outgrowth of fruit.
Chimecho Chirean[7] 358 Psychic Does not evolve Chimecho makes its cries echo inside its hollow body. When this Pokémon becomes enraged, its cries result in ultrasonic waves that have the power to knock foes flying.
Absol Absol[5] 359 Dark Mega Evolution It can tell when horrible disasters are about to come because it can sense them with its fine hairs.
Wynaut Sohnano[7] 360 Psychic Wobbuffet (#202) Don't look at its always smiling face to tell if its mad, look at its tail. If it's mad, its will be slamming on the ground.
Snorunt Yukiwarashi[8] 361 Ice Glalie (#362)
Froslass (#478)[nb 7]
Snorunt live in regions with heavy snowfall. In seasons without snow, such as spring and summer, this Pokémon steals away to live quietly among stalactites and stalagmites deep in caverns.
Glalie Onigohri[28] 362 Ice Mega Evolution Glalie has a body made of rock, which it hardens with an armor of ice. This Pokémon has the ability to freeze moisture in the atmosphere into any shape it desires.
Spheal Tamazarashi[8] 363 Ice Water Sealeo (#364) When its time to eat, they tend to clap in appreciation. Therefore, its dinnertime's are quite noisy.
Sealeo Todoggler[8] 364 Ice Water Walrein (#365) It likes to bounce things on its nose. Sometimes, it will even balance Spheals.
Walrein Todoseruga[8] 365 Ice Water Does not evolve Walrein's two massively developed tusks can totally shatter blocks of ice weighing 10 tons with one blow. This Pokémon's thick coat of blubber insulates it from subzero temperatures.
Clamperl Pearlulu[8] 366 Water Huntail (#367)
Gorebyss (#368)
Clamperl's sturdy shell is not only good for protection—it is also used for clamping and catching prey. A fully grown Clamperl's shell will be scored with nicks and scratches all over.
Huntail Huntail[8] 367 Water Does not evolve Huntail are based on the onejaw.[26] When hunting prey, it lures prey in with its fish-like tail. Then savagely rips them apart.
Gorebyss Sakurabyss[8] 368 Water Does not evolve Although is quite pretty to some, it is very cruel. It will insert its very thin mouth it has into its prey and drink them dry. Gorebyss are based on the snipe eel.[26]
Relicanth Glanth[8] 369 Water Rock Does not evolve An ancient Pokemon that has been around for millions of years, Relicanths actually haven't changed since. Relicanth are based on the coelecanth.[26]
Luvdisc Lovecus[33] 370 Water Does not evolve Various critics consider Luvdisc among the most "useless" and "lazily designed" Pokémon.[34][35][36][37] Luvdisc are based on the kissing gourami.[26] When 2 people are out dating on the beach, you can tell if they really love each other when Luvdiscs appear.
Bagon Tatsubay[8] 371 Dragon Shelgon (#372) It has many dreams about being able to fly, so it tries to in doomed efforts by throwing itself off of high cliffs. In return, its head becomes really hard to bash its foes' skulls in.
Shelgon Komoruu[8] 372 Dragon Salamence (#373) Waiting to evolve again, Shelgon usually moves quite fast. However, If it is in cold places, its movements turn sluggish.
Salamence Bohmander[12] 373 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution Now able to fly like it once had dreamed of doing as a Bagon, it flies very high, seeing how high is can go.
Beldum Dumbber[8] 374 Steel Psychic Metang (#375) Instead of blood coursing through its veins, it has grains of metal rushing through.
Metang Metang[8] 375 Steel Psychic Metagross (#376) When 2 Beldums fuse, the result is a Metang.
Metagross Metagross[28] 376 Steel Psychic Mega Evolution Metagross is a result of 4 Beldums or 2 Metangs. It eats through its mouth on the bottom of its stomach.
Regirock Regirock[38] 377 Rock Does not evolve If it's hurt, it will attach rocks to repair itself that scientists found out come from different parts of the world.
Regice Regice[31] 378 Ice Does not evolve Regice is made of the coldest and thickest ice in the world. Magma and lava won't even partially melt it because it has the ability to cool down the air by 60 degrees.
Registeel Registeel[38] 379 Steel Does not evolve The metal its made of is an unknown type of metal that its the hardest, most scratch-resistant, and has the highest melting point than any other metal in the world. In fact, its so scratch-resistant that not even fire, cannon shots, or diamonds can hurt it.
Latias Latias[5] 380 Dragon Psychic Mega Evolution Part of the Eon duo, Latias can fly faster than a fighter jet, turn invisible, and can understand human speech.
Latios Latios[5] 381 Dragon Psychic Mega Evolution The other half of the Eon duo, Latios is very similar to its counterpart. Its a bit better though when it comes to power.
Kyogre Kaiorga/Kyogre[23][39] 382 Water Primal Reversion Legends tell of it expanding the seas. It had a devastatingly powerful fight with Groudon over control of land until Rayquaza stopped them.
Groudon Groudon[14] 383 Ground Primal Reversion It can expand the land continuously. It had a destructive with Kyogre over rule of the land until Rayquaza stopped it.
Rayquaza Rayquaza[40] 384 Dragon Flying Mega Evolution It feeds on meteorites to fuel its Mega Evolution while it lives in the ozone layer. Once it came down to stop the massive fight between the powerful Groudon and the mighty Kyogre.
Jirachi Jirachi[18] 385 Steel Psychic Does not evolve Legends have it that Jirachi sleeps every 1,000 years and if you write your wishes on the tags on its forehead, it might grant them.
Deoxys Deoxys[40] 386 Psychic Does not evolve Deoxys is capable of changing between four "formes"—Normal, Attack, Defense, and Speed—each of which differs by base stat values, effort value yield, and appearance.[41] In the Game Boy Advance games, Deoxys' forme changes depending on the game it is used in; subsequent games allow players to freely select each forme by interacting with meteorites found in specific in-game locations. Deoxys is an alien that was born when a crystal had been hit with UV rays.

Reception[edit]

Alex Carlson of Hardcore Gamer wrote in 2014 that the third generation of Pokémon games was not well received by fans of the series, with some people calling the generation the "worst in the series history".[2] This was in part because Ruby and Sapphire did not allow players to transfer in their Pokémon from previous generations, and, because of this, many older Pokémon were completely unavailable in the games until Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen were released a few years later.[42] Meanwhile, many of the new Pokémon designs, such as those for Torchic, Feebas, Luvdisc, Castform, and Clamperl, were criticized for being unoriginal.[2][42][43]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Details on Pokémon names, National Pokédex numbers, types, and evolutions are obtained from The Pokémon Company International's online Pokédex.[3]
  2. ^ Only Galarian Linoone, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, are capable of evolving into Obstagoon
  3. ^ a b c Prior to X and Y, Ralts, Kirlia, and Gardevoir were pure Psychic-types.
  4. ^ Only male Kirlia are capable of evolving into Gallade; however, both male and female Kirlia can become Gardevoir.
  5. ^ Prior to X and Y, Azurill was pure Normal-type.
  6. ^ Prior to X and Y, Mawile was a pure Steel-type
  7. ^ Only female Snorunt are capable of evolving into Froslass; however, both male and female Snorunt can become Glalie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merrick, Joe (2015-11-05). "Feature: A Pokémon Retrospective: Generation 3 - 2002 to 2006". Nintendo Life.
  2. ^ a b c Carlson, Alex (2014-05-13). "How Ruby and Sapphire Changed the Pokemon Series Forever". Hardcore Gamer.
  3. ^ "Pokédex". The Pokémon Company International. 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
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