FANDOM


Unown is a Psychic-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Biology

Physiology

Unown is a flat, thin Pokémon shaped like an eye with appendages that make it resemble a letter or a punctuation mark. It is entirely black, except for its white sclera. All 26 alphabetic forms of Unown have fully open eyes while all the four punctuation forms have half-closed eyes. Though each of its forms has a counterpart in the Latin alphabet, Unown is said to resemble ancient writing and hieroglyphs. It is a mystery whether Unown predates or postdates written language, and therefore which one is based on the other.

Behavior

Unown rarely leave their home dimension. Together, a large amount of them can produce enough psychic power to reshape reality based on the dreams of whoever summoned them.

Evolution

Unown does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Inside Ruins of Alph Common
Crystal Inside Ruins of Alph Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Inside Tanoby Chambers Common
Diamond/Pearl Solaceon Ruins Common
Platinum Solaceon Ruins Always
HeartGold/SoulSilver Inside Ruins of Alph Common
Black/White Trade None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Mirage Cave (South of Route 107) Common


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Unown Relic
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Aegis Cave


Pokédex entries

  • Gold

    Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.

  • Silver

    Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.

  • Crystal

    Because different types of Unown exist, it is said that they must have a variety of abilities.

  • Ruby

    This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.

  • Sapphire

    This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.

  • FireRed

    Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.

  • LeafGreen

    Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.

  • Emerald

    This Pokémon is shaped like ancient text characters. Although research is ongoing, it is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown.

  • Diamond

    Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.

  • Pearl

    They seem to communicate among each other telepathically. They are always found stuck on walls.

  • Platinum

    When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.

  • HeartGold

    Their shapes look like hieroglyphs on ancient tablets. It is said that the two are somehow related.

  • SoulSilver

    Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.

  • Black

    When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.

  • White

    When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.

  • Black 2

    When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.

  • White 2

    When alone, nothing happens. However, if there are two or more, an odd power is said to emerge.

  • X

    Its flat, thin body is always stuck on walls. Its shape appears to have some meaning.

  • Y

    Shaped like ancient writing, it is a huge mystery whether language or Unown came first.

  • Omega Ruby

    This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
48
Attack
72
Defense
48
Sp. Atk
72
Sp. Def
48
Speed
48
Total
336

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Unown learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Unown does not learn any moves by Tutoring.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 201-A front S 201-A front C 201-A front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 201-A front RS 201-A front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Pt 201-A front Pt 201-A front Pt 201-A front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Unown BW Unown BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Unown A XY Unown A XY
ShinyUnownXY ShinyUnownXY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Other Forms

Diamond & Pearl sprites
DP 201b front
B
DP 201c front
C
DP 201d front
D
DP 201e front
E
DP 201f front
F
DP 201g front
G
DP 201h front
H
DP 201i front
I
DP 201j front
J
DP 201k front
K
DP 201l front
L
DP 201m front
M
DP 201n front
N
DP 201o front
O
DP 201p front
P
DP 201q front
Q
DP 201r front
R
DP 201s front
S
DP 201t front
T
DP 201u front
U
DP 201v front
V
DP 201w front
W
DP 201x front
X
DP 201y front
Y
DP 201z front
Z
DP 201question mark front
?
DP 201exclamation point front
!
XY sprites
Unown B XY
B
Unown C XY
C
Unown D XY
D
Unown E XY
E
Unown F XY
F
Unown G XY
G
Unown H XY
H
Unown I XY
I
Unown J XY
J
Unown K XY
K
Unown L XY
L
Unown M XY
M
Unown N XY
N
Unown O XY
O
Unown P XY
P
Unown Q XY
Q
Unown R XY
R
Unown S XY
S
Unown T XY
T
Unown U XY
U
Unown V XY
V
Unown W XY
W
Unown X XY
X
Unown Y XY
Y
Unown Z XY
Z
Unown (Question Mark) XY
?
Unown Exclamation XY
!

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • It is widely known as one of the most "non-evolving" Pokémon ever made.
  • The punctuation marks have droopy eyes, while the letters have normal eyes.
  • The "F" Unown is the main letter to appear in the websites.
  • Their home dimension was the battle ground for Palkia and Dialga's fight; many of them can be seen fleeing from their fight in the beginning of the 10th movie.
  • The only move Unown can learn is Hidden Power.
  • Unown can't any Psychic types move.
  • The Unown do not actually blink.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Unown is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Take Down.
    • However, Unown is unable to learn Take Down in any form of main game.
  • Unown and Ditto are the only Genderless Pokémon that are not Legendary or Mythical and also can't be hatched from eggs.
  • In Pokémon Crystal, there is a rare chance that a wild Unown will flee.
  • In Pokémon Amie/Pokémon Refresh, none of the Unown forms like being pet on its eye.
  • Each form of Unown has a different meaning.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, the wild Unown that can be found and recruited in Aegis Cave gives only 20-21 experience points when defeated. This is possibly to make it less likely that the player will level-up in Aegis Cave, seeing as he or she will be fighting a large number of them to collect the stones required to unlock the rooms and get through the dungeon and seeing as it is a mandatory dungeon in the story.
  • Unown never appears as the client of a job mission in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky. This is likely because the "Adventure Log" records the player's first encounter with Unown. As a result, it is impossible to unlock this achievement prior to unlocking Aegis Cave in the game.
Letter A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Meaning Anger Bear Chase Direct Engage Find Give Help Increase Join Keep Laugh Make Nuzzle
Letter O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ! ?
Meaning Observe Perform Quicken Reassure Search Tell Undo Vanish Want XXXXX Yield Zoom !!!!! ?????

Etymology

The name, "Unown", is based on the word "unknown".

Gallery

Pokémon GO

See also

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.