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
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 Pokémon Emerald boxart EN-US
Groudon Kyogre Charizard Venusaur Rayquaza

Generation IV

Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
DiamondUS PearlUS PokPlatinumBoxArt HeartGoldUS SoulSilverUS
Dialga Palkia Origin Form Giratina 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 Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Sun English Boxart Moon English Boxart Ultra Sun boxart UM Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu Pokémon Let's Go Eevee Box Art
Solgaleo Lunala Dusk Mane Necrozma Dawn Wings Necrozma Pikachu Eevee
  • If the boxes of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are tiled side by side, a silhouette resembling Ultra Necrozma can be seen.

Generation VIII

Sword Shield
Pokémon Sword Boxart Pokémon Shield Boxart
Zacian Zamazenta

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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