All Baby Pokemon, Listed

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Pichu in Pokemon Journeys: The Series
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Since their introduction in Gold and Silver, baby Pokemon have proven to be a cute addition to the lineup of pocket monsters. They may not be formidable in a fight — which begs the question, why are you sending an infant out on the battlefield, you sicko? — but if you want to catch ’em all, you’ll have to figure out a way to acquire them.

To help you out, or if you’re just a big fan of babies for some reason, we’ve got a quick list of every baby Pokemon out there. It’s enough to make you go gaga, googoo!

What Are Baby Pokemon? Answered

First off, it’s worth establishing what qualifies as a baby Pokemon. Most people would consider them to be newly added first-stage evolutions to existing lines, but there’s a little more to it than that. The general rules for baby Pokemon are as follows:

  • They must be unable to breed until they reach the next stage of evolution.
  • They will often evolve through reaching a high enough friendship level, and are not typically found in the wild.

Baby Pokemon have somewhat fallen out of vogue in newer generations, but there are still a few that you might not have even realized qualify for this list. Let’s take a look at who makes the cut!

Every Baby Pokemon and How to Get Them

Baby PokemonGenerationEvolutionMethod
PichuGen. 2Pikachu when leveled up with high friendshipBreed
CleffaGen. 2Clefairy when leveled up with high friendshipBreed
IgglybuffGen. 2Jigglypuff when leveled up with high friendshipBreed
TogepiGen. 2Togetic when leveled up with high friendshipBreed
TyrogueGen. 2Level 20: Hitmonlee if Attack > Defense, Hitmonchan if Defense > Attack, Hitmontop if Attack = DefenseBreed
SmoochumGen. 2Jynx at level 30Breed
ElekidGen. 2Electabuzz at level 30Breed
MagbyGen. 2Magmar at level 30Breed
AzurillGen. 3Marill when leveled up with high friendshipBreed w/ Sea Incense
WynautGen. 3Wobbuffet at level 15Breed w/ Lax Incense
BudewGen. 4Roselia when leveled up with high friendship during the daytimeBreed w/ Rose Incense
ChinglingGen. 4Chimecho when leveled up with high friendship during the nighttimeBreed w/ Pure Incense
BonslyGen. 4Sudowoodo when leveled up while knowing the move MimicBreed w/ Rock Incense
Mime Jr.Gen. 4Mr. Mime when leveled up while knowing the move Mimic (will be Galarian if bred in Galar)Breed w/ Odd Incense
HappinyGen. 4Chansey when leveled up while holding an Oval Stone during the daytimeBreed w/ Luck Incense
MunchlaxGen. 4Snorlax when leveled up with high friendshipBreed w/ Full Incense
RioluGen. 4Lucario when leveled up with high friendship during the daytimeBreed
MantykeGen. 4Mantine when leveled up with a Remoraid in the partyBreed w/ Wave Incense
ToxelGen. 8Toxtricity at level 30: Amped Form or Low Key Form dependant on its NatureBreed

As you can see, the easiest way to obtain most of these baby Pokemon is to ensure that the mother is one of its evolutions (ie. for Pichu; either a Pikachu, a Raichu or an Alolan Raichu). For male-only Pokemon like Hitmonlee and its brethren, it will have to be bred with a Ditto to receive a Tyrogue.

Some babies initially required one of the parents to be holding an incense while at the Day Care in order to ensure they would be hatched (the particular incense varietal is noted above), but this requirement has been removed as of generation 9. For anyone playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, all you have to do is breed the relevant evolved forms and a baby Pokemon is all yours!

With that, you’re such a master at knowing all of the baby Pokemon, you can open your own creche. Just be sure to follow the advice above when you’re ready to evolve them (aka when they are no longer baby and they want power).

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About the author

Tony Cocking

A miserable little pile of secrets. Unabashed Nintendo stan, Resident Evil fancier and obscure anime enthusiast who insists everything is funnier when the rule of three is applied. Oh, and once I saw a blimp!