Ancient Pokémon, also known as Prehistoric Pokémon, are the first Pokémon who lived in the world of Pokémon. Some of these Pokémon still live today. Those who are extinct can sometimes be obtained from specific fossils, naming them Fossil Pokémon.

Beginning Of The Pokémon World

Arceus, Palkia, Dialga & Giratina

In the beginning, there was nothing but a blank void of nothing but a single Egg. From this Egg, Arceus was born, the first Pokémon to ever exist. Arceus then created Dialga, Palkia and Giratina. These three beings controlled time, space and antimatter. However, Giratina's destructive and violent nature was surely punished by Arceus. With that, Giratina was sent into the Distortion World, a dark world full of chaos. Dialga and Palkia lived on and created the entire universe. They went to their own respective dimensions and created a Spear Pillar on Earth.

Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf

Arceus then created three Pokémon known as Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf. They brought on their own powers of knowledge, emotion and willpower to give to everything that came into existence. Eventually, all three of them hid inside underwater caves underneath three lakes (Lake Verity, Lake Valor and Lake Acuity), giving them the nickname of the Lake Guardians.

Groudon, Kyogre & Rayquaza

After being formed in the deepest cracks of the Earth and lowest altitudes of the sea, Groudon and Kyogre were formed. They respectively controlled the land and sea. Eventually, the crystals inside the ozone layer formed the ruler of the two, Rayquaza, which ruled the air. Rayquaza's resting point stood at the Sky Pillar. Eventually, after forming land and sea, Groudon and Kyogre grew competitive and fought over who would have more space for their power. Eventually, Rayquaza interfered with the battle which sent Groudon and Kyogre into caves where they slept. Red and Blue orbs were created to keep them asleep and were held up at Mt. Pyre.


At the time of Groudon & Kyogre's conflict, some of the first Mew started to form in many numbers and lived upon all the other Pokémon.

Regice, Regirock, Registeel & Regigigas

The Regi's, Regirock, Regice and Registeel, are formed and create different types of elements such as ice, rock and minerals. Regigigas, the leader of the three, moves the continents to form new regions.


Mt. Coronet and Stark Mountain start to form. Both of these mountains forming causes the plates in the Earth to shift, causing a pool of pure magma. Minerals and lava start to form the Pokémon Heatran.

The First Normal Pokémon


The population of Mew, which used to be plentiful, has slowly died down and has become rare.


An ancient form of Genesect is born and is often seen as a super strong being, capable of hunting and stealth.


Minerals and crystals are formed underground from intense erosion and temperatures. This kind of condition causes a new Pokémon known as Carbink to form.

Fossil Pokémon

Many different Fossil Pokémon start to form. All are able to live in different conditions such as air, water and land. The Fossil Pokémon are Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, Omastar, Aerodactyl, Anorith, Armaldo, Lileep, Cradily, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Cranidos, Rampardos, Tirtouga, Carracosta, Archen, Archeops, Amaura, Aurorus, Tyrunt and Tyrantrum.

Shellder & Cloyster

Bivalve Pokémon start to form. Certain kinds of them, like Shellder and Cloyster, are said to prey on small Pokémon like Omanyte.


Ancient Pokémon such as Relicanth start to form. Scientists state that its appearance is mostly unchanged from the past to today.

First Humans Age


The Magikarp population mutates and starts to lose its power, slowly becoming weaker.

Meltan & Melmetal

Meltan and Melmetal are said to have been worshipped like gods due to their ability to create metal, giving humans the ability to use it for structures.

Baltoy & Claydol

Ancient clay dolls are found and are brought to life in order to make Pokémon such as Baltoy and Claydol which have psychic abilities.

Growlithe & Arcanine

Ancient drawings and skeletons show that some of the earliest humans hunted along side Growlithe and Arcanine in order to find and capture food.

Swinub, Piloswine & Mamoswine

During the Ice Age, Pokémon such as Swinub, Piloswine and Mamoswine lived in groups. Their thick fur helped them withstand the cold temperatures.

Regice, Regirock, Registeel & Regigigas

Regigigas hides away in Snowpoint Temple. The other Regi's go into scattered parts of the Hoenn Region and are sealed away.

Timburr, Gurdurr & Conkeldurr

Ancient versions of Conkeldurr are said to have showed humans how to make concrete structures.

Groudon, Kyogre & Rayquaza

Meteors fall from the sky, causing Groudon and Kyogre to awaken in their Primal Forms. They clash until Rayquaza interferes in its Mega Form. The people of Hoenn see Rayquaza as a god or hero to the land.


Unown are discovered and are soon written as a language, a way that is able to help people speak and communicate.


The population of Farfetch'd decreases after it is hunted for food.

Xerneas & Yveltal

Xerneas creates life energy in an ancient forest and goes to sleep in the form of a tree. Yveltal absorbs life energy in the same ancient forest and goes to sleep in the form of a cocoon.

Olden Age


The first Spiritomb is made after sealing away evil spirits in a keystone.


Magearna is created by using the life energy of various Pokémon to create a Soul Heart.


After a large drought, Slowpoke is found and is seen as a deity of the rain due to its ability to bring rain by yawning.


The first Roggenrola is discovered inside a ground fissure after an earthquake.


An Elgyem is spotted for the first time in a far away desert.


A Lunatone is found in a crater, presumably from crashing to Earth.


Porygon, the first artificial Pokémon, is created.

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