An every green Pokémon guide is what I needed when my friends and I did a color-coded Pokémon tournament. During our tournament, we learned that, in some cases, color is subjective. Or at least, not everyone sees colors the same. Some even tried to get by by using Pokémon that had their color on them even if it was hardly noticeable. So we had to make stricter rules.
Because of this fun memory, I can’t see a Pokémon without noticing its coloring. While oftentimes, there were discrepancies, such as Bulbasaur – is he green or blue? We found out the truth is that he is cyan. Cyan is a color between green and blue. But it is more blue than green. There are dozens of cases like this in the Pokémon color spectrum, so I’ll do my best to categorize the green Pokémon properly.
Green Pokémon – Bottom Line Up Front
Categorizing green Pokémon isn’t easy. My favorite green Pokémon is Chikarita and the Pokémon I think looks better shiny (and green) is Roselia. Neither of these are exactly debatable as to whether they are green or not. Charmander has green eyes, but he’s not a green Pokémon. Leafeon is one I struggled with because he seems green. The leaves are green, but his body is yellow. Ralts and their evolutions has a similar problem.
Every Green Pokémon
After thorough research, I have categorized 59 Pokémon as green Pokémon.
The first Pokémon that hardly anyone can argue color over is Caterpie. He and Metapod are very green. Caterpie is special to me because it’s the first Pokémon that Ash catches. One ball and it was his. Not to mention, “Bye Bye Butterfree” was one of the best episodes in history.
Scyther is the only other Pokémon in the first generation that I would consider a green Pokémon. Most of the grass types in this gen have green on them, but they aren’t green Pokémon, just a lot of green leaves.
Chikorita is my favorite green Pokémon and my favorite grass-type starter. She is special to me. She and her evolutions are green, with Bayleef being the least green of the three.
Spinarak is a green spider, with Ariados being red. I love the dynamics of the two. Most of the time, the color scheme doesn’t change much with evolutions, so it’s not to see that it does this time.
Natu and Zatu always fascinated me when I was a kid. Living totem birds that can see the future are something that my supernatural-loving mind could get behind. Since then, my fascination hasn’t wavered.
Bellossom is one of my favorite Pokémon. Green body and green petals are donned with yellow and red accents to create a Pokémon I tried to replicate in real life almost as often as I did Oddish.
It takes a while to get Poliwrath, but it’s even more difficult to get a Politoed because you need a friend to trade Poliwhirl to you that has King’s Rock. I still can’t decide if I like this green guy or Poliwrath better.
Skiploom is all green aside from the yellow flower that works as a helicopter blade on top. I prefer Hoppip, but Skiploom and Jumpluff are pretty good, with Jumpluff being meta due to the Grass/Flying combo.
Larvitar isn’t one of my favorites, despite his adorable nature, but Tyranitar is too good not to love. I always named my Tyranitar Reptar – if you know, you know.
Because Mew is my favorite Mythical and Celebi reminds me of Mew, I have always loved Celebi. Of course, Pokémon4Ever is in my top three favorite Pokémon movies and I had it on repeat in the early 2000s.
This Gen 3 grass starter line has never been special to me, but I can see why one would fall in love with them. The anime helped me grow fonder of them as Treecko was a big part of the Hoenn region seasons.
Lotad and Ludicolo have green on them, and I love Lotad in the anime. But Lombre is the only one I would consider a green Pokémon. Even the cyan part of him is fairly green.
I have a friend who loves mushroom characters, from Toad to Teemo. So that’s why Breloom is one that always comes to mind when I think of Gen 3 Pokémon because he also loves Breloom.
Electrike isn’t bright green, but rather a color between seafoam and mint green. Manectric is blue rather than green, which is the color that Electrike turns whenever he is shiny.
I love Roselia. She’s one of the only Generation 3 Pokémon that I fell in love with, along with Blaziken and Ralts. I became more fond of the other two as I got older, but Roselia had me from the get-go.
Gulpin is a bit creepy to me, just like every other amorphous Pokémon that isn’t Ditto. The green blob has a large stomach and a small heart and brain, devouring anything it can with its overpowered digestive system.
Who doesn’t love dragonflies? Vibrava and Flygon are really amazing Pokémon. Flygon is never a bad one to add to the party as his only weaknesses are Ice, Dragon, and Fairy.
I learned to appreciate Cacnea and Cacturne more after spending two years living in the Chihuahuan desert. Cacti deserve credit for being nearly the only living creature that can stay green.
Lileep is all purple and pink, but Cradily is primarily green. Cradily is based on the sea lily, with the Pokémon anchoring itself with a heavy bottom that keeps it from washing away in the ocean.
To be fair, Kecleon can be any color that it wants, which can also look invisible. But it is naturally green, so it belongs on the list more than anyone else. Just make sure you pay attention because Kecleon hates to be ignored.
Tropius is such a good Pokémon. He’s very vulnerable to Ice, but his base stats are good enough to cover his weaknesses, or rather outweigh them. He may have a brown body, but he has enough green to place him in this category.
Rayquaza is a Legendary Pokémon who is the mascot for Pokémon Emerald. His purpose is to end the war between Kyogre and Groudon. As a peacemaker, Rayquaza is one of my top Legendaries, though I don’t love his aesthetics.
Turtwig is a cutie that is primarily light green with a brown shell. His evolutions – Grotle and Torterra – aren’t green though they have green on them. Turtwig is the only one of the three that is primarily green.
Budew is almost all green, while Roserade is half green. But Roserade’s body is green, with her flower hands and hair being the exception. Roserade is an absolute boss in my eyes.
Burmy and Wormadam are green Pokémon, with Burmy’s name coming from the word, “berm.” Only Burmy’s plant form is green, while the Sandy and Trash forms are tan and red, respectively.
Carnivine isn’t a Pokémon I think about much, but I am fascinated by venus-fly traps. Although when I think about venus fly trap Pokémon, I think about Victreebel. Funny enough, James had both of these Pokémon.
Although Shaymin’s body is white and his back is green, I wanted to mention it because the green is more visible. I love this Pokémon, partially because I think hedgehogs are one of the most amazing animals in existence.
The Gen 5 grass starter line all have a green base, but Serperior is the only one I would consider a fully green Pokémon. The others may qualify, but when compared to the final evolution, the yellow shines through.
Pansage and Simisage are about as green as can be. The yellow is nearly identical to Pansear/Simisear and Panpour/Simipour, but the green is the greenest green I have seen thus far.
All three of these are quite green, with Sewaddle being the least green of the three. All three of these guys are cute in their own way, and I always have thought Leavanny was quite dapper.
Petilil and Lilligant are two different shades of green. The former, Petilil, has much more yellow in the green than Lilligant does. I fell in love with both when I first saw them, so I am stoked to include them.
Basculin is a green fish – likely a largemouth bass, something I’ve caught a lot – that has three forms, each with a different color of stripe. Each form is primarily green; only the stripe changes colors.
Despite popular belief, Maractus is not related to Cacnea or Cacturne. The only similarity is that they are all cactus Pokémon. Maractus looks similar to a bloomed prickly pear cactus.
Virizion is a Legendary, one of the Swords of Justice, along with Coballion, Terrakion, and Keldeo. The group wanted to protect Pokémon against humans in a way similar to the Brotherhood of Mutants, only with less hostility.
Tornadus’ body is green even though his cloud and tail aren’t. He, along with Thundurus, Landorus, and recently Enamorous, are the Forces of Nature. Tornadus is even more green in his Therian form.
Zygarde is equally green and black. His 10% form and his complete form aren’t green aside from a few details. But his 50% form, which we see most often, is 50% green. His only strong weakness is Ice.
Charjabug is a fascinating Pokémon. First of all, he is only weak to Rock and Fire. But he’s also is based on a battery bug, most likely a 9 volt. The color may be due to a Japanese brand of battery.
Drampa is quite white, but he is also light green and medium green. The type combo of Normal and Dragon is interesting because he’s the only Pokémon with that type combo.
Celesteela is an Ultra Beast, also known as UB-04 Blaster. He is part space shuttle and part bamboo in appearance. Those familiar with Japanse lore probably recognize touches of Kayuga from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
The Gen 8 grass starter line has green touches throughout. Grookey is almost all green, Twachkey is primarily light green, and Rillaboom – the least green – has a green back and wrists.
Dreepy is an adorable tiny dragon that evolves into Draklaok, who evolves into Dragapult. The other two are blue, but the tiny Dreepy is almost all green. I love this ancient ghosty dragon.
Green Shiny Pokémon
The number of shiny green Pokémon shocked me. There are over 100 Pokémon that are green when shiny.
If you catch a shiny Bulbasaur, you may have to look twice. While the three are originally on the blue side, they are all green when shiny. I love how each of them looks, especially with the yellow flower that was previously pink.
Kakuna and Beedrill are nearly a florescent highlighter green color when shiny. They look like they glow in the dark. This isn’t that different from yellow, but it’s still much greener.
Shiny Ekans isn’t a bright green color but a pleasing light sage green. I love this green color because, as someone who doesn’t generally love green, the color is non-offensive and alluring.
Shiny Sandshrew is very bright green in some adaptions while slightly more yellow in other adaptions. Either way, there is a green hue that isn’t present in the least in non-shiny Sandshrew. Does anyone else remember the L-R digging game?
Nidoqueen may be my favorite ground Pokémon. I love her in blue, but the pink added to the green version makes me love the shiny version even more. Funny that only the first two in the line mimic the male versions in color.
Zubat and Golbat are usually blue, but the shiny versions are both green. Even the wings are more muted when shiny, making the green pop even more. The green suits the poison-type more, in my opinion.
While Gloom and Vileplume both have green bodies, Oddish is the only one that is primarily green of the three. Originally, Oddish is blue, but shiny Oddish has a green body.
I think it’s hilarious that shiny Poliwrath is green and shiny Politoed is blue, the opposite of the non-shiny forms. I prefer the blue versions of both, but I would never turn down a shiny.
Machop is tan when shiny, but Machoke is slightly green, and Machamp is very green. Shiny Mega Machamp is also green, but the shadows overtake it, making the green hardly noticeable.
Doduo and Dodrio are both a very light green color. The effect is almost sickly compared to the healthy brown color that the two are when not shiny. But they still look fantastic and are just as fast.
Cubone may be a deep green color that is easy to dismiss as grey/brown, but Marowak is a brighter green color. The bone colors change slightly, but the other color changes are much more noticeable.
Now, this is one bright color change. I’m glad they keep Tangela vibrant when he changes colors. It would be a shame to see that bright blue dulled instead of kept bright.
The green on Scyther changes very little, but it does change. He gains a pink underbody, but the green simply becomes a little less vibrant. The amount it changes is easier to see in some games than in others.
Kabuto becomes a very bright green when he is shiny, but Kabutops is a yellow-greenish color. I actually like these changes, especially in Kabutops, because it lets you know you got a shiny right away.
Dragonite is one of my favorite Pokémon. I don’t love green shinies very often, but I do love what they did to Dragonite. Not that I don’t like the original more, but the color of green is one of my favorites.
Chikorita – did I mention I love her? – and Meganium are green when shiny and when not shiny. Bayleef is an exception because she is only green when not shinty because she turns tan when shiny.
To the untrained eye, Natu and Zatu don’t change when shiny. It’s difficult to see that they do unless you look at the two side-by-side. Then you’ll see that the green gets less vibrant.
Marill turns green when shiny, but Azumarill turns yellow. I love both of these guys when shiny and when not shiny. Perhaps Tracy’s Marill made me fall in love with the little guy.
Hoppip is very green when shiny. Her pink body turns green though her helicopter leaves get slightly less green. The overall after effect is an almost entirely green Pokémon.
Light purple Espeon turns bright green when shiny. This may be the brightest green change in shiny Pokémon history. I love all of the Eeveelutions, and Espeon is no exception.
Misdreavous is another favorite of mine, so seeing her in this pleasing green color is bittersweet. I really like her original dreamy blue color, but she still looks so good in green.
Scizor – an originally red Pokémon – is Scyther green when he is shiny. He looks good either way, and I will always love using Scizor in battle. He only has one weakness, which is Fire.
This one is strange to me. I think that Teddiursa looks just as good or even better in the mint green color. But when it comes to Ursaring, I don’t love the shiny version. Doesn’t mean it’s not good, just personal.
Stantler is ready for Christmas when he’s all green and shiny. I love the original stag look, but the green is festive to me, so I still like it.
What’s funny to me is that Larvitar is just a different shade of green when shiny, Pupitar turns bright purple, and Tyranitar is faded to a tan color. These are all so different, and I love it.
Silcoon changes from grey to a creamy color, while Cascoon goes from light purple to green when shiny. The green makes the bug look like a grass-type Pokémon in my eyes.
Lotad and Ludicolo get less green when shiny, but Lombre gets more green. His body turns from cyan to lime green, and the secondary color changes shades of green.
These basic dark blue birds get bright green and orange when they’re shiny. They look just like lovebirds to me which is an upgrade from the swallows they are originally.
I love Masquerain’s regular coloring, but it still looks natural when shiny and green. Its disguise works just last good, and that’s all that matters in the animal/Pokémon world.
Like Marill, Azurill is green when shiny. This sad-looking Pokémon will tug on the heartstrings, and it looks even more pitiful when shiny because the aura that comes along with the color green.
Again, Roselia is green in any form. The roses are my favorite part as they turn black and purple, one of my favorite combos. They look even better because the green is muted to draw attention to the roses.
The red and blue piranha Pokémon turns green and seafoam whenever it is shiny. Sharpedo goes from blue to purple, which can even create a Mandela effect, but Carvanha’s is more drastic.
Flygon doesn’t become non-green like Vibrava does when it’s shiny. But it does become less green. The bright green part turns light blue while the other green is nearly the same.
Kecleon is still green even when shiny, which is funny yet makes sense because it can be any color it wants. The details change colors, but Kecleon can actually look shiny whenever it wants.
Tropius doesn’t technically become a lesser ratio of green, but it does become a less vibrant green. The brown becomes yellow, bringing out the yellow in the green sections.
Huntail goes from blue to green when shiny making it look toxic and slightly fluorescent. The orange turns yellow, which I think was a good choice that I find cohesive.
Bagon turns bright green when shiny, Shelgon’s grey goes slightly green, and Salamence is in the middle. I love Shelgons’ transformation, but since I like Salamence anyway, I can’t help but like both forms.
Budew is a little less green because there is a purple petal on his front, but Roserade is the same amount of green when shiny. Just as I love shiny Roselia, shiny Roserade is a favorite of mine.
Burmy/Wormadam – Plant
The plant form of Burmy and Wormadam are almost identical to the non-shiny version. In fact, the green portion literally does not change, and only the grey part changes.
The blue Bronzor and Brozong turn green when shiny. Bronzor is bright green, and Brozong is slightly less green. I love the mysteries surrounding these two and how there are so many still unanswered.
Like shiny Tangela, shiny Tangrowth is bright green. I am fascinated by Tangrowth. How it doesn’t seem to feel pain, can regenerate, and traps enemies in its vines, which are now aptly colored.
For some reason, Pansage and Simisage don’t change much when shiny. Pansage gets lighter, and Simisage loses a tiny bit of the blue tone in the green. This means he’s even greener.
Pidove changes very little when shiny, but Tranquill sure does. It goes from classic pidgeon coloring to leafy green and purple. Unfezant changes too but doesn’t become greener.
Woobat and Swoobat turn a delightful minty green when shiny. This is one of the only times I equally like the shiny and non-shiny colors. Don’t tell, but I like these bats more than Zubat’s line.
These three Pokémon don’t change much when shiny. Sewaddle gets more green, but the other two actually fade a little.
Basculin stays the same color when shiny, but each form gets a little brighter green rather than deep green. You may not even know one is shiny unless comparing it to non-shiny.
Elektross is normally a deep blue color, but when shiny, it’s green. The green is fitting. But what I think is interesting is that Elektrik has a slightly green hue but is bluer when shiny.
Druddigon gets very green when he’s shiny. While he’s just another dragon in the Pokémon world, I have always thought of him as special, but I’m a fool for dragons.
Deino and his evolutions are some of my favorite Pokémon. I get excited just talking about them. I’ve never actually seen a shiny version so I didn’t know they were green when shiny.
Little Rowlet normally just has a green bowtie leaf. But when shiny, he is minty green and white. I love the color scheme so much, but I’m not upset it doesn’t carry over in the evolutions.
Formantis has green details when not shiny, but Lurantis is all pink. I love both versions as I believe the pink is alluring, but the green is fitting.
This enigma spits its organs out to attack, which is upsetting, but I am here for it. Normally pink and black, a favorite combo of mine, I think that the green and yellow work well.
Chewtle and Dreadnaw are usually blue, but now they are green. The green is suiting to the turtles and is even more suiting to Chewtle’s iconic facial expression.
Applin goes full-on Granny Smith with the shiny transformation, and Flapple follows suit. Appletun isn’t all green, but the base is still green, just like the former versions.
When I found out that Stantler had an evolution, I was excited. Not because I love Stantler but because I love Christmas, and he and Delibird scream Christmas to me. I approve of the barely there green.
Kleavor is normally black and brown, but when he’s shiny, he’s green and black. For those who don’t know it, Kleavor evolves from Scyther when Scyther uses a Black Aurugite.
Question: How Many Green Pokémon Are There?
Answer: There are around 60 green Pokémon and around 100 Pokémon that are green when shiny. Some of these overlap, but most of them are unique.
Question: Which Generation is Green?
Answer: First Generation. Pokémon Green was originally released with Pokémon Red in Japan. In other countries, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue were released together.
Question: Who is Green in Pokémon?
Answer: Green is a character introduced in FireRed and LeafGreen. She is similar to Red in the same games but is female, whereas Red is male.
Catching Every Green Pokémon
There aren’t any games that you can catch every green Pokémon in. The newer games are your best bet, but the way the games work is that there will always be Pokémon that you can’t capture.
What you can probably do is find your favorite green Pokémon available in the game and make a special green party or folder on your PC. I love color-coding Pokémon. No matter what, keep being green and share your love of green Pokémon.
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