How to Read Pokedex Entries:

At the heart of Pokemon: Tabletop Adventures are the monsters that the trainers capture and train. Their Tabletop Ordering, detailed at the end of this guide, lists the Pokemon entries.
The entries are listed as such:

Level Up Moves

Egg Moves

TM List

Move Tutor


Stats: {$stats}

Name: {$name}
Type: {$type}
Basic Abilities: {$abilities}
High Abilities: {$hiabilities}


Height : {$height}
Weight : {$weight}

Gender Ratio : {$genratio}
Egg Group : {$egggroup}
Average Hatch Rate : {$hatchtime}

Diet : {$diet}
Habitat : {$habitat}
Capability List: {$caps}

Capture Rate: {$caprate}
Experience Drop: {$expdrop}

Base Stats

Base Stats are listed in the order of Hit Points / Attack / Defense / Special Attack / Special Defense / Speed.

Species Name

Each Pokemon is part of a Species grouping. Individual stages of a single Pokemon’s evolutionary line are not part of the same Species, but are part of the Species’ family. When talking about a specific evolutionary line, or branched evolutionary tree, it is common to refer to the line or branch by the Species name of the first Stage of the line. For example to talk about the Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu evolutionary line, you can call it the Pichu evolutionary line. Likewise, to refer to the Riolu and Lucario evolutionary line you can call it the Riolu evolutionary line. The refer to the Eevee, Jolteon, Vaporeon, Flareon, Umbreon, Espeon, Glaceon and Leafeon evolutionary branch you can call it the Eevee evolutionary line.

Picture of Pokemon

In every Pokemon entry in the Pokedex, a picture is provided to show what the average Species member looks like. However, various minor differences can be seen between individual members of the Species. Sometimes, a Pokemon can look drastically different from the norm of its Species in color. These oddities are known as Shiny Pokemon and are rare treasures sought out by collectors and coordinators all around the world.

Basic Information


There are seventeen different Elemental Types in the world of Pokemon that are commonly separated into two archtypes; Physical and Special. The Physical Elemental Types are Bug, Fighting, Flying, Ghost, Ground, Normal, Rock and Steel. The Special Elemental Types are Dark, Dragon, Electric, Fire, Grass, Ice, Psychic and Water. Each Pokemon belongs to a specific Elemental Type and some Pokemon belong to two Elemental Types. Types affect how much damage a Pokemon takes when hit by Attacks and are very important factors to keep track of while battling.

Basic Abilities

Pokemon Abilities are special natural born gifts that a pokemon can utilize. Pokemon have access to at least one of their abilities from birth. Abilities are detailed in the Player’s Handbook

High Abilities

High Abilities are special natural born gifts that a Pokemon can utilize once matured. At level 40, a Pokemon may take a different Basic Ability, or their High Ability. The Dream Doctor can mess around with these mechanics and utilize High Abilities earlier than usual.


When Pokemon mature and age, their body drastically changes in mass and shape to reach a new Stage of their Evolutionary Line. Some Pokemon do not Evolve while others do and other can Evolve twice in their lifetime. Aside from learning more about the world and physically maturing, Pokemon need a great deal of emotion to urge their Evolution. Sometimes, confidence and happiness is enough for a pokemon to evolve and other times, it is a Pokemon’s frustration and hate that pushes it to change. Not all Pokemon can naturally evolve without foreign aid. Some Pokemon require the radiation found in Evolutionary Stones to mutate themselves into their next form. There are also Pokemon who require the attachment of a keepsake to promote their evolution. Next to these various ways to evolve there are even more ways for a Pokemon to meet their next level of maturity.
Detailed in the Evolution section is the Species Names of the Pokemon that can be attained by the Species in question as well as the requirements to evolve. Remember, just because a Pokemon has met their minimum requirements does not mean they will evolve. Sometimes there are personal reasons for a
Pokemon to not want to evolve.

Size Information

Height and Weight

The Height and Weights given for each Pokemon Species are averages determined by Pokemon Researchers around the world. It is not uncommon to see Pokemon who are up to 10% heavier or larger then the average or 10% lighter or smaller then the norm. When capturing Pokemon be sure to note their individual Heights and Weights. Be sure to note their changes if they evolve as well.
Pokemon sizes vary from Small, to Medium, to Large, to Huge and finally, Gigantic. On a grid, both Small and Medium Pokemon would take up one space, or a 1x1m square.
A Small Pokemon may occupy a space with up to one other Medium or Small Pokemon, or a human who is “Medium” in size.
Large Pokemon occupy 2x2 spaces or a 2x2m square. Huge Pokemon occupy 3x3 spaces or a 3x3m square.
Finally, Gigantic Pokemon occupies 4x4 spaces or a 4x4m square. Huge and Gigantic Pokemon may also occupy stranger shapes than a square provided your GM gives you some house rulings and lets you know how many spaces your Huge or Gigantic Pokemon take and How they may be placed on a board.

Weight Classes are used for several Abilities and Moves. They range from 1 to 6 and are labeled in the parenthesis after weights.

Breeding Information

When a female Pokemon is mature enough, it can produce eggs and if a male Pokemon is mature enough, it can fertilize them. When given some time alone, Pokemon of the opposite sex and appropriately matching Egg Groups can produce oval Eggs that are approximately 5.5 pounds or 2.5 kilograms. The Species of the newborn Pokemon is determined by the mother of the Egg and the Abilities, Moves, and

Gender Ratio

Not all Species of Pokemon have an equal distribution of male and female children. When finding a pokemon in the wild, knowing the gender of a particular pokemon may make or break your desire to capture the target.

Egg Groups

Pokemon are mysterious since they can cross breed between Evolutionary Stages and even Species, but not any Pokemon can mate with any Pokemon. There are limits and these limits are defined as Egg Groups. Pokemon can only produce Eggs when mating with a Pokemon that shares an Egg Group. The Egg Groups are Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ground, Humanshape, Indeterminate, Mineral, Monster, Plant, Water 1, Water 2, Water 3. There is also the Ditto Egg Group, exclusive to the Pokemon Species Ditto, who can breed with any other Pokemon to produce an Egg while acting as either the male or female.

Average Hatch Rate

Depending on what Species the mother of the Egg is, the baby will be the lowest form of that Species’ Evolutionary Line. Each Species takes a different amount of time to hatch so the Average Hatch Rate covers how quickly the Egg should hatch. The Average Hatch Rate however is only an average. Sometimes the Egg may take twice the length of time or only half of it, depending how well the Egg is kept.


The Diet entry explains what kind of food the Pokemon needs to survive. Carnivores primarily feed on other Pokemon, Herbivores will usually need leafy food, vegetables, nuts and fruits to survive, Omnivores can eat plants and other Pokemon, Phototrophs can photosynthesize their own food and energy. Some of the stranger diets some Pokemon have are that of a Terravore; one who feeds on the minerals found in rock and dirt around them, or the Nullivore; which does not need to eat anything to sustain itself for various reasons. Despite any primary feeding behavior any Pokemon can enjoy any edible Item designed for a Pokemon to consume such as Poffins, Apricorn Shakes or PokeBlocks. By keeping track of your Pokemon’s needs, you can influence their living conditions in a positive manner and make their partnership with you as Pokemon and Trainer more cooperative.


There are some places that a particular Species of Pokemon will not thrive. For obvious reason, you’ll only find fish-like Pokemon in the water or rocky Pokemon near rocky places. The Habitat entry explains what kind of terrain to look for if you intend to hunt for a particular Species of Pokemon. Keep in mind, just because you may be in the appropriate terrain to find a particular Pokemon, it doesn’t mean you are in the right region of specific location.

Capability List

Each Species of Pokemon move at different rates in various terrains. They have different capacities for jumping strength and physical strength. Some Pokemon can fly while others can breath underwater. Many Species of Pokemon can be trained for being used as a Mount. Others are too small for that but can be used for infiltration as a result of their size. The Capabilities list all keywords relating to static abilities the Pokemon has. The Capabilities Keyword list is located on page .

Move List

Each Pokemon can learn Moves. Moves define how a Pokemon can be used in combat and are separated into various Elemental Types. A Move can be used to damage a foe or to alter variables in battle to gain an upper hand in battle. There are several ways for a Pokemon to learn a Move but a Pokemon must be compatible with the Move in order to be able to learn it. A Pokemon can learn a Move while gaining levels, from a Technical or Hidden Machine, when born they already know a Move or a tutor can teach the Pokemon a Move. When a Pokemon learns a Move, it is listed in their Natural Move List or their Technical Move List.

Level Up Move List

Written into each Pokemon from birth is a list of every Move their species can learn while becoming more experienced in the world. Moves on the Level Up Move List are learned when the Pokemon reaches the specified level. These Moves are placed in the Pokemon’s Natural Move List.

TM/HM Move List

Technical Machines and Hidden Machines are expensive devices that when injected into a Pokemon, grow an organ within the Pokemon that allows them to perform specific Moves that each TM and HM teaches. The amount of pain involved with the procedure is unbearable for a Pokemon without medical attention so it is a Trainer’s best interest to apply TMs and use HMs at Pokemon Centers. Not every Pokemon is compatible with every TM or HM so this list confirms which TMS and HMs will work successfully with each Species of Pokemon. These Moves are placed in the Pokemon’s Technical Move List. If a Pokemon learned a Move through the use of a TM or HM, but the Move is on their Level Up List, they may place the Move in their Natural Move List.

Egg Move List

When a mature parent Pokemon gains access to a powerful Move, they instill the ability to use the Move in their child. Cross Species breeding can result in young Pokemon knowing bizarre, out-of-natural-typing, over powered Moves. The Egg Move List lists what Moves have been known to exist in the Species on occasion, from birth. These Moves are placed in the Pokemon’s Natural Move List.

Tutor Move List

There are masters in the world who have taken the aspect of a Move and realized how to imprint the technique in various Pokemon. If you can find one of these Tutors, this list explains which Moves the Tutors can teach to your Pokemon, if the Tutor knows how to teach that specific Move. Some Tutors even know how to teach Moves that are not learned naturally anywhere or taught by any TM or HM. These Moves are placed in the Pokemon’s Technical Move List. If a Pokemon learned a Move through the use of a Tutor, but the Move is on their Level Up List, they may place the Move in their Natural Move List. Moves listed here in bold indicate that the move is relevant to a specific Breeder Feature.

The List

Legendary Pokemon

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