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

By: Ashley Ehman
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10 - Ariados What is the evolved form of Spinarak?
Shuckle
Ariados
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.
Yanma
Beedrill

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16 - Torkoal Which Pokemon releases black smoke when it is being attacked?
Pansear
Torkoal
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.
Heatmor
Tepig

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12 - Phanpy This Pokemon is #231 in the National Pokedex. Which one is it?
Sandslash
Ursaring
Smeargle
Phanpy
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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22 - Combee The female version of this Pokemon will evolve into a Vespiquen, while the male stays in its original form. Which Pokemon is it?
Combee
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.
Metapod
Larvesta
Crustle

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9 - Porygon Which Pokemon is made from programming code?
Porygon
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.
Ditto
Dunsparce
Kecleon

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8 - Scyther Aggravated by the color red, which Pokemon resembles a Praying Mantis?
Pinsir
Ninjask
Weedle
Scyther
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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19 - Castform This Pokemon's appearance changes based on the weather. Which Pokemon is it?
Castform
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.
Kecleon
Ditto
Porygon

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28 - Jellicent Feeding on their passengers, which Pokemon is said to drag ships underwater?
Tentacruel
Jellicent
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.
Goldeen
Octillery

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15 - Nosepass Seemingly based on an Easter Island head, what Pokemon is referred to as the Compass Pokemon?
Cranidos
Bonsly
Roggenrola
Nosepass
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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25 - Darkrai Cresselia and which other Pokemon make up the Lunar duo?
Yveltal
Deino
Bisharp
Darkrai
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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40 - Skorupi Which Pokemon evolves into Drapion when it reaches level 40?
Cutiefly
Weedle
Venonat
Skorupi
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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29 - Fennekin Part of Generation VI, which Pokemon was the fire-type starter in Pokemon X and Y?
Charmander
Tepig
Fennekin
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.
Froakie

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4 - Graveler Which Rock-type Pokemon needs to be traded in order to evolve?
Geodude
Graveler
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.
Onix
Rhyhorn

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3 - Victreebel Known as the Flycatcher Pokemon, which creature has two sharp teeth?
Victreebel
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.
Tangela
Steenee
Petilil

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13 - Celebi Which Pokemon serves as the guardian of Ilex Forest?
Suicune
Mew
Arceus
Celebi
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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35 - Sobble Of the following Pokemon, which one is a starter in Pokemon Sword and Shield?
Sobble
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.
Mudkip
Squirtle
Buizel

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14 - Nuzleaf The signature move, Extrasensory, can be found in which Pokemon?
Grovyle
Shroomish
Nuzleaf
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.
Roselia

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5 - Slowbro Shellder can be found attached to which Pokemon's tail?
Charmander
Bidoof
Slowbro
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.
Buizel

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36 - Trumbeak Pikipek involves into what Pokemon?
Pidgey
Pidove
Trumbeak
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.
Archen

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2 - Fearow Which Pokemon is known as a "Beak Pokemon"?
Doduo
Noctowl
Natu
Fearow
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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30 - Pumpkaboo Which Pokemon comes in four different sizes?
Pumpkaboo
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.
Litwick
Vanillish
Aron

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7 - Kangaskhan The Parent Pokemon is known by what name?
Togepi
Kangaskhan
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.
Mr. Mime
Snorlax

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39 - Litwick The evolved forms of which Pokemon look like a lantern and chandelier?
Scraggy
Litwick
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.
Elgyem
Blitzle

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27 - Dwebble Which Pokemon evolves into Crustle?
Dwebble
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.
Krabby
Shuckle
Kricketot

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17 - Whiscash Because of its similarity to a catfish, which Pokemon is known as the Whiskers Pokemon?
Magikarp
Barboach
Goldeen
Whiscash
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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38 - Tornadus The Pokemon known as the Forces of Nature are made up of Thundurus, Landorus and what other Pokemon?
Volcanion
Terrakion
Tornadus
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.
Keldeo

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23 - Munchlax When baby Pokemon were introduced in Generation IV, which Pokemon was the first to be shown to the public?
Pichu
Munchlax
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.
Magby
Elekid

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32 - Wimpod First showing up in "Partner Promises!", what Pokemon stole Poke Beans from Ash?
Kabuto
Wimpod
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.
Stunfisk
Mudkip

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1 - Squirtle This Pokemon is the original water-type starter. Which Pokemon is it?
Mudkip
Vaporeon
Squirtle
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.
Sobble

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24 - Gliscor Which Pokemon resembles a bat?
Archen
Honchkrow
Landorus
Gliscor
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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11 - Jumpluff Owned by Officer Jenny, which Pokemon dusts for criminal's footprints?
Hoppip
Tropius
Jumpluff
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.
Shaymin

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34 - Cosmog Which Pokemon is known as the Nebula Pokemon?
Cresselia
Phione
Azelf
Cosmog
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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20 - Relicanth Which Pokemon is primarily based on the ancient fish, the coelacanth?
Feebas
Corsola
Relicanth
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.
Kabutops

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37 - Fletchling Which Pokemon resembles a robin?
Fletchling
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.
Braviary
Rufflet
Hawlucha

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18 - Anorith What Pokemon is resurrected from a Claw Fossil?
Aerodactyl
Anorith
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.
Kabuto
Omanyte

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31 - Wishiwashi This Pokemon has a different appearance based on whether it's alone or with others of its kind. Which Pokemon has this ability?
Tynamo
Finneon
Remoraid
Wishiwashi
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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6 - Dodrio Which Pokemon has three heads and has Tangled Feet for a hidden ability?
Girafarig
Exeggutor
Combee
Dodrio
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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26 - Sawk Throh is considered the other half of which Pokemon?
Hitmonlee
Sawk
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.
Riolu
Mienfoo

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21 - Burmy The evolved form of this Pokemon is based on gender. Which of the following Pokemon has this quality?
Caterpie
Weedle
Burmy
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.
Kakuna

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33 - Drampa Yellow eyebrows and pink eyes are just two distinguishing features of which Pokemon?
Machop
Drampa
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.
Jynx
Smoochum

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