From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokmon encyclopedia. Evolution (Japanese: development) is a process in which a Pokmon modifications into a various types of Pokmon. With respect to real-world phenomena, Pokmon Advancement is more similar to metamorphosis than development. Advancement is primarily independent from the aging process, instead being triggered by external aspects, such as acquiring experience in battle or being exposed to specific products.
Pokmon may likewise alter Capability upon evolution. Professor Elm and Teacher Rowan are the leading professionals in Pokmon Development. According to Elm's research, over 90% of all Pokmon are linked to a minimum of one other through Evolution. (Presently the real percentage is 82%.) Rowan's research study focuses on whether Evolution is a form of maturity in Pokmon, and taking a look at the ramifications of the procedure on Legendary Pokmon (which could not evolve in Generation IV, when Rowan debuted).
The types at the most affordable evolutionary stage in an evolutionary family can eventually evolve into any member of the evolutionary family. Pokmon evolutionary families have anywhere between one and three phases. In a one-stage household, there is only a single Pokmon that can not develop. In a two-stage family, any family member can develop at the majority of as soon as, from the unevolved kind into one of the evolved forms.
In the Pokmon Trading Card Game, Pokmon are divided into four different categories: Baby Pokmon, Fundamental Pokmon, Stage 1 Pokmon, and Phase 2 Pokmon. Pre-evolved types introduced in a later generation than their evolved kind are categorized as Child Pokmon, so that the development phases of their evolved forms are not disrupted.
These are the most common type of evolutionary household. An example of this type of advancement family is below. These are evolutionary families in which a Pokmon can develop two times. All starter Pokmon, except Pikachu (in Pokmon Yellow) and Eevee, have this kind of evolutionary family. An example of this type of advancement household is listed below.
A number of the Pokmon that have no evolutionary family members are Famous or Mythical Pokmon, although there are some Legendary and Legendary Pokmon that can evolve (torchic evolution). Several one- and two-evolution households are also branched evolution families. A branched advancement household has a member that can evolve into among a number of various Pokmon.
An example of this kind of advancement household is below. In the core series games, Pokmon normally only evolve after among three occasions: Prior to Generation VIII, the above were the only triggers to develop Pokmon. However, Pokmon Sword and Guard introduced 3 new triggers, each only utilized by a single Pokmon types: Spinning and striking a posture with the Pokmon in the party Finishing a battle in which a Pokmon performed a specific action Traveling through a specific location with the Pokmon in the party In addition to the trigger, lots of Pokmon have several extra requirements for them to be able to evolve.
For instance, only female Combee can evolve into Vespiquenmale Combee can not progress at all. Likewise, all Snorunt can evolve into Glalie, however just female Snorunt can develop into Froslass. On the other hand, male Burmy can just develop into Mothim, while female Burmy can just develop into Wormadam. For some evolutions into Pokmon with multiple forms, the type of the progressed Pokmon depends on how it evolved.
Likewise, the type of Toxtricity which Toxel progresses into depends upon its nature. When a Pokmon progresses, it becomes a new types of Pokmon. This new species has a different Pokdex number and base statistics, and might be a different type, discover different relocations, and have a different Capability. The Pokmon's personal effects, nevertheless, such as Nature and Shininess, stay.
Furthermore, the player can prevent a Pokmon from progressing upon leveling up by pressing the B button when it would progress. In Pokmon FireRed and LeafGreen, if the gamer does not have the National Pokdex, if a Pokmon in the Kanto Pokdex meets its evolution conditions but its progressed form is not in the Kanto Pokdex (for example, Chansey's evolution into Blissey), it will attempt to progress but stop working - slakoth evolution.
Additionally, starting in Generation VII, some Pokmon have Advancement moves, which are relocations that Pokmon will constantly try to find out when progressing into that species, despite level (swinub evolution). Typically, a Pokmon will retain its Capability slot upon advancement (i.e. if it had its species second Capability before progressing, it will still have its species second Capability after evolving).
When Abilities were introduced in Generation III, some Pokmon only had one possible Capability, but were provided a second Capability in Generation IV (purrloin evolution). If a Pokmon whose species acquired a Capability after Generation III is moved to a Generation IV or V video game, it will at first maintain its initial Capability; upon developing, however, its Capability slot will be recalculated and its Capability might alter.