What is this symbol next to the Pokémon's markings?



  • Poipole's status screen, with a

    I was scrolling through some Pokémon and I saw this symbol, but I have no idea what it is. What does this symbol mean?



  • That would be the Origin Marking.

    From generation 6 onwards, a marker is placed next to any Pokemon that was raised in that generation.

    The specific types of known origin markings thus far are:

    • The blue pentagon: Used for the generation 6 games. Specifically, this is used for Pokemon from X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
    • The black clover: Used for the generation 7 games. Specifically, this is used for Pokemon from Sun and Moon, as well as Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
    • The Gameboy icon: Used for Pokemon obtained through use of the Poke Transporter from the 3DS virtual console. This includes all remakes, for both generation 1 and 2.
    • The GO icon: Used for Pokemon obtained from Pokemon GO. Only used in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee so far.
    • No origin marking: Used for Pokemon obtained in generation 3, 4 and 5, as these do not have origin markings.

    In this case, the icon is the black clover, meaning the Pokemon was obtained in a generation 7 game.




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