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 its Shadow form).

List of version mascots

Main series

Generation I

Red Blue Green Yellow
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Charizard Blastoise Venusaur Pikachu

Generation II

Gold Silver Crystal
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Ho-Oh Lugia Suicune

Generation III

Ruby Sapphire FireRed LeafGreen Emerald
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Groudon Kyogre Charizard Venusaur Rayquaza

Generation IV

Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Dialga Palkia Origin Form Giratina Ho-Oh Lugia

Generation V

Black White Black 2 White 2
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Reshiram Zekrom Black Kyurem White Kyurem

Generation VI

X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Xerneas Yveltal Primal Groudon Primal Kyogre

Generation VII

Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
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Solgaleo Lunala Dusk Mane Necrozma Dawn Wings Necrozma Pikachu Eevee
  • If the boxes of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are placed side by side, a silhouette resembling Ultra Necrozma can be seen.

Generation VIII

Sword Shield
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Zacian Zamazenta

Side Games

Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD: Gale of Darkness
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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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