Can Pokémon Devolve? (Can You Make a Pokémon Devolve?)

We all know something about how to evolve a Pokémon, but what do we know about devolving them? 🤔The process of making a Pokémon devolve is something I have found quite interesting.

Making a Pokémon devolve might not be something players might want to do, but I think it’s an awesome feature you can use if the scenario calls for it.

So, let’s get into it and explore how to make a Pokémon devolve. 💡

Can You Make a Pokémon Devolve?

Can You Make  Pokémon Devolve?
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Yes. The process of devolving is when an already evolved Pokémon returns to its original state. To devolve a Pokémon by natural means is practically impossible in the Pokémon main series games.

However, it is possible to make Pokémon devolve in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Series games that can be found on Nintendo 3DS. 🎮

It is also possible for some particular Pokémon to devolve according to their Pokedex entry. This just goes to show that some particular type of Pokémon can devolve over different types of media.

Whether it is through the games or Pokedex entry.

Which Pokémon Can Devolve?

Slowbro is one of the Pokémon that can devolve according to its Pokedex entry. The entry states that if Shellder falls off from the Pokémon, it reverts into Slowpoke and forgets everything it has learned from its evolution.

Pokémon Devolve


Exeggutor is also another Pokémon that devolves according to its Pokedex entry. For the devolution process to occur, one of Exeggutor’s heads has to fall off.

This head then turns into Exeggute, which is a Pokémon that has fewer stats as compared to Exeggutor.

There are some other Pokémon that can devolve in Pokémon UNITE. The table below shows which these Pokémon are and the state to which they revert to:

Evolved Pokémon

Base Form











It’s important to note that the Pokémon that take part in the Pokémon UNITE games are devolved to their original state once they get to the stadium🤯.

They are, however, given a chance to evolve once again as they play the game.

How Do You Devolve a Pokémon?

Pokémon Devolving
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Not all Pokémon can devolve. You can be able to devolve some Pokémon using their Pokedex entries while others can devolve using a different method.

As stated before, some Pokémon can devolve in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Series game.

In the game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, there is a Devolution Orb the player can use to devolve all the enemies in the room.

Devolution is also possible in the Pokémon card games as well. The original Mew card could use an offensive move known as the Devolution Beam.

This move would revert the state of any Pokémon hit with the beam back to its original state.

What Happens If You Devolve a Pokémon Put into Play by Zoroark?

Can You Make a Pokémon Devolve?
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If there happens to be a devolve attack, the Pokémon put into play by Zoroark would not be affected by this offensive move.

This is because the attack would be targeting Pokémon that have already gone through evolution. If a Pokémon is put into play by Zoroark, then it is a Stage 1 Pokémon that would not have undergone any evolution whatsoever.

This just goes to show that even though the Pokémon has gone through evolution, it is still unevolved since it is still in its first stage.

It is impossible to devolve a Pokémon that has not yet evolved.

Can You Make a Pokémon Devolve?


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