A version mascot is a Pokémon that appears on the boxart of a Pokémon video game. In games after Pokémon Red and Blue Version, version mascots usually play a featured role in their respective game. Lugia holds the record for most boxart appearances (including his Shadow form).

List of version mascots

Main series

Generation I

Red Blue Green Yellow
Pokemon Red Pokemon Blue GreenBox(J) Pokemon Yellow
Charizard Blastoise Venusaur Pikachu

Generation II

Gold Silver Crystal
Pokemon gold Pokemon silver Pokemon crystal
Ho-Oh Lugia Suicune

Generation III

Ruby Sapphire FireRed LeafGreen Emerald
Ruby boxart Sapphire boxart FireRed boxart LeafGreen boxart
Groudon Kyogre Charizard Venusaur Rayquaza

Generation IV

Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
DiamondUS PearlUS PokPlatinumBoxArt HeartGoldUS SoulSilverUS
Dialga Palkia Giratina (Origin Form) Ho-Oh Lugia

Generation V

Black White Black 2 White 2
Black boxart White boxart Black 2 English Boxart White 2 English Boxart
Reshiram Zekrom Black Kyurem White Kyurem

Generation VI

X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Pokemon X Version Boxart Pokemon Y Version Boxart OmegaRuby-EN AlphaSapphire-EN
Xerneas Yveltal Primal Groudon Primal Kyogre

Generation VII

Sun Moon
Sun English Boxart Moon English Boxart
Solgaleo Lunala

Side Games

Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD: Gale of Darkness
Pokémon Stadium Cover Pokémon Stadium 2 Cover Pokemon Colosseum Pokémon XD
Charizard and Blastoise (Venusaur and Pikachu also on cover in Japanese) Ho-Oh and Lugia Groudon, Kyogre, Entei, Suicune and Raikou Shadow Lugia

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