There Are Over 800 Official Pokemon — We'll Be Impressed If You Can Name 40!

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Ashley Ehman

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Can you believe that Pokemon have been around since early 1996? That's over two decades of creatures to choose from! A lot has changed since the initial release of Pokemon Red and Green. With the newest generation of the universe coming out, now is the perfect chance to see if you're up to date on your Pokemon knowledge! As it stands, there are approximately 810 Pokemon listed in the Pokedex. Can you name them all?

If you grew up hearing "Who's that Pokemon?!" coming from your television during Saturday morning cartoons, then this is the perfect quiz for you! Only people who can name more than Pikachu will be successful at this quiz. Do you have what it takes? Can you recognize the difference between Mareep and Wooloo? If you consider yourself a glorified human Pokedex, then let the 40 questions of this quiz prove your skills. Will you end up as the Pokemon Identifying Champion or will you end running to your nearest Pokemon Center for a breather? Whether you play the games, watch the anime or trade the cards, only an avid Pokemon fan will be able to name all the Pokemon in this quiz, so let's see how much of a Master you truly are!

Which Pokemon has three heads and has Tangled Feet for a hidden ability?

Dodrio has three heads, which all think and act as separate individuals. The Flying-type Pokemon has a head that represents one of three feelings, which include anger, joy or sorrow.

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The Parent Pokemon is known by what name?

Kangaskhan is modeled after a kangaroo, which explains why it is a regional Pokemon in the popular mobile game, Pokemon Go. As one might expect, Kangaskhan can only be caught in Australia.

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Aggravated by the color red, which Pokemon resembles a Praying Mantis?

Scyther's most prevalent feature is its two scythes that it has on its arms. It uses them as weapons, making the Pokemon a skilled hunter. When they are dull, Scyther will sharpen them on hard objects.

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Shellder can be found attached to which Pokemon's tail?

Shellder is a necessary part to Slowbro's form. If the Bivalve Pokemon is removed from the tail, Slowbro will revert back to its previous form, Slowpoke. The two form a symbiotic relationship when paired together.

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Which Pokemon is made from programming code?

Since it is made out of computer code, Porygon has some interesting capabilities. It does not need to eat, breathe or drink. In addition, it is able to change into data, allowing it to travel over data connections.

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What is the evolved form of Spinarak?

Ariados is devious in its hunting tactics. When it catches prey, it will attach a single thread from its abdomen to the creature and then release it. The idea here is that the released Pokemon will lead Ariados back to its group.

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This Pokemon is #231 in the National Pokedex. Which one is it?

Based on the form of an elephant, the Pokemon takes on similar characteristics to its animal counterpart. It can be found in the morning using its trunk to shower in a nearby river.

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The signature move, Extrasensory, can be found in which Pokemon?

Nuzleaf's desire to frighten people can be seen in its first appearance in the Pokemon anime, "Turning Over a Nuzleaf." It typically calls tropical forests home but will leave the cover to scare others.

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Because of its similarity to a catfish, which Pokemon is known as the Whiskers Pokemon?

The most popular Whiscash in the anime goes by the name Nero. This particular Whiscash was highly desired due to its large size. When a Master Ball was used on it, instead of capturing Nero, the fish simply ate the ball and escaped.

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This Pokemon's appearance changes based on the weather. Which Pokemon is it?

Castform can be found in one of four forms, which are determined by the weather in its current environment and the Pokemon's attitude. The forms it can be are normal, hail, sunny and rain.

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Which Pokemon releases black smoke when it is being attacked?

In order to properly function, Torkoal needs to be constantly burning coal within its body. Without it, the Pokemon will be unable to move. It lives near places with volcanic activity in order to collect coal deposits.

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This Pokemon is the original water-type starter. Which Pokemon is it?

Even though Squirtle is prevalent in the anime, the Pokemon is actually extremely hard to find in the wild. The best chance of spotting one is near small ponds and other bodies of water, or on secluded islands.

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The female version of this Pokemon will evolve into a Vespiquen, while the male stays in its original form. Which Pokemon is it?

Due to their honeycomb appearance, Combees are able to form hives when they align with others of their kind. They do this in order to protect their queen, Vespiquen, from outside threats.

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Seemingly based on an Easter Island head, what Pokemon is referred to as the Compass Pokemon?

Nosepass is known as the Compass Pokemon because of its nose. At any given point, the red nose is always pointing north. Due to its magnetism, Nosepass naturally repels others of its kind.

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The evolved form of this Pokemon is based on gender. Which of the following Pokemon has this quality?

Burmy has the potential to evolve into two different Pokemon, which is determined by its gender. A male Burmy will evolve into a Mothim, while a female Burmy will change into a Wormadam.

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When baby Pokemon were introduced in Generation IV, which Pokemon was the first to be shown to the public?

Munchlax is the precursor to Snorlax and both share an affinity for food. Munchlax is very food-motivated and will not hesitate to travel long distances for the promise of a good meal. It levels up with high friendship.

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Which Pokemon resembles a bat?

Gliscor has the unique ability to achieve soundless flight, but it does not have the same stamina for flight as other Pokemon do. Its flight style resembles that of a flying squirrel. It evolves from Gligar under special circumstances.

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Which Rock-type Pokemon needs to be traded in order to evolve?

Normal iterations of Graveler are Rock- and Ground-type, however when Alolan versions of Pokemon were introduced, the type pairing was changed. The tropical version of the Pokemon can be found as a Rock- and Electric-type.

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Which Pokemon is primarily based on the ancient fish, the coelacanth?

The influence of the coelacanth on the Relicanth Pokemon goes beyond its appearance. Like the coelacanth's ability to survive over the course of 65 million years, Relicanth is aptly referred to as the Longevity Pokemon.

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Cresselia and which other Pokemon make up the Lunar duo?

Where Cresselia is able to create pleasant dreams, Darkrai is known to go into dreams and cause its target to have constant nightmares. While this seems malicious, it only acts in such a way in order to defend itself.

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Part of Generation VI, which Pokemon was the fire-type starter in Pokemon X and Y?

As its name suggests, Fennekin is based on the fennec fox that lives in the Sahara. The Pokemon's large ears are an obvious influence from the actual animal, and it can produce hot air from them to intimidate its opponents.

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Which Pokemon comes in four different sizes?

Pumpkaboo is a Ghost and Grass-type Pokemon that closely resembles a pumpkin with a bat on top. The different sizes it can be found in are Small Size, Average Size, Large Size and Super Size.

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What Pokemon is resurrected from a Claw Fossil?

Anorith is no longer able to be found in the wild and can only be resurrected from a Claw Fossil. Its inability to survive in the wild is due to the change in the water composition in present-day oceans.

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Feeding on their passengers, which Pokemon is said to drag ships underwater?

Jellicent can have a different appearance based on its gender. The female version is pink in color, with a crown-like piece on the top of its head. The males are blue and have large mustache-shaped collars.

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Yellow eyebrows and pink eyes are just two distinguishing features of which Pokemon?

While it prefers living in high elevations of mountainous regions, Drampa's primary food source is found much lower on the mountain. It will fly down in the early morning to feed on berries.

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Which Pokemon serves as the guardian of Ilex Forest?

When it comes to breeding statistics, Celebi requires anywhere between 30840 and 31096 steps to hatch an egg containing the Pokemon. However, at this point, a Celebi egg is not obtainable.

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First showing up in "Partner Promises!", what Pokemon stole Poke Beans from Ash?

Wimpod is an extremely skittish Pokemon, and will flee from loud noises or spew a poisonous liquid if it feels like it is in immediate danger. The liquid is also a warning to others in the area that there's a threat.

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Of the following Pokemon, which one is a starter in Pokemon Sword and Shield?

Sobble is the water-type starter in Pokemon Sword and Shield. It resembles a salamander and is said to be timid. Based on what has been seen of game play, Sobble appears to attack its opponents while remaining hidden in the water.

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The evolved forms of which Pokemon look like a lantern and chandelier?

Litwick may be cute, but it has malicious intent. The Pokemon pretends to be friendly and guide others around by being the light in dark areas, but it is actually drawing their life energy away from them and ushering followers to the Ghost World.

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Which Pokemon resembles a robin?

Fletchling was first seen in the anime during "A Battle of Aerial Mobility!" The small flying-type Pokemon is seen stealing berries from Bonnie. Later in the show, Ash successfully catches Fletchling.

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Which Pokemon is known as a "Beak Pokemon"?

One of Fearow's first major appearances in the Pokemon show was when Ash and Pidgeotto were battling the large bird Pokemon. In order to overcome Fearow, Ash's Pidgeotto had to evolve into Pidgeot.

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Pikipek involves into what Pokemon?

Trumbeak resembles a toucan, with its black feathers and orange-tipped nose. It primarily feeds on Berries. The Berries provide the bird with seeds to use against prey and opponents.

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Which Pokemon is known as the Nebula Pokemon?

Cosmog played a large role in the storyline in the Pokemon Sun and Moon video games. In the game, a Cosmog by the name of Nebby was a companion Pokemon that could connect different worlds.

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Which Pokemon evolves into Drapion when it reaches level 40?

Skorupi both resembles and acts like a scorpion. This Pokemon is most often found in arid climates, like deserts, and is known for attacking its prey by injecting them with poison.

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The Pokemon known as the Forces of Nature are made up of Thundurus, Landorus and what other Pokemon?

As its name suggests, Tornadus is named after the things that it creates. This Pokemon is able to travel faster than 200 miles per hour. With the speeds, as well as its tail, it is able to create tornado-like storms.

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Throh is considered the other half of which Pokemon?

Sawk is the Karate Pokemon and aptly lives up to the name. It spends its time in secluded areas, where it focuses on training in order to gain strength. Interrupting a Sawk during training never ends well.

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Which Pokemon evolves into Crustle?

Dwebble relies on its rock for shelter and protection. Because of this, when its rock breaks, it won't relax until it finds a new rock to replace the old one. When it finds a new one, it will dig a hole in the bottom for its body to fit in.

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Known as the Flycatcher Pokemon, which creature has two sharp teeth?

While other Pokemon evolve when they reach a certain level, Victreebel's first form, Weepinbell, requires a Leaf Stone to evolve into Victreebel. It can also be used to evolve Gloom, Exeggcute and Nuzleaf, to name a few.

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This Pokemon has a different appearance based on whether it's alone or with others of its kind. Which Pokemon has this ability?

When Wishiwashi is alone, its appearance is tiny and weak. However, it has the skill to change form when it reaches level 20, due to its Schooling Ability. When it's in a school, it becomes stronger and is able to better defend itself.

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Owned by Officer Jenny, which Pokemon dusts for criminal's footprints?

One of Jumpluff's notable features is the three cotton-like appendages that extend off its head. These cotton balls create spores, which Jumpluff uses to maneuver and move on seasonal winds.

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