Pokemon Go Search Terms Guide

Monday, August 10th, 2020 9:36 am

Use these shortcuts to find specific Pokemon in your collection.

With hundreds of different Pokemon available to collect in Pokemon Go (and more coming in the future), it’s sometimes difficult to find the specific Pokemon you’re looking for in your collection. While you can search for a Pokemon’s nickname or species to narrow it down, the game also supports lots of “hidden” search terms that you can use to find the Pokemon you’re looking for.

Some of the most “obvious” search terms are things like “Shiny” (shows you all of the Shiny Pokemon in your collection), “Legendary” (see all of the Legendary Pokemon you own), and “Lucky” (see all of your Lucky Pokemon). Other search terms aren’t as obvious, but they’re just as helpful (or perhaps even moreso).

You can view a long list of these search terms on the Pokemon Go support website. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Type “+” before a Pokemon’s name to see that Pokemon and every member of its evolutionary line in your collection. For instance, if you type “+Bulbasaur,” you’ll see all of the Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur in your collection.
  • Type “evolve” to see all of the Pokemon that you can currently evolve, based on the number of Pokemon Candy you own for those species.
  • Type 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 followed by a star to see all of the Pokemon that have a certain appraisal level. For example, you can type “4*” to see all of the IV 100 Pokemon you own.
  • Type “age” and then a number to see Pokemon that have a specific age. For instance, typing “age0” will show you all of the Pokemon you’ve captured in the last 24 hours. This is helpful — for instance — when you want to take a screenshot of some of your best daily finds.

In addition to these individual search terms, you can also narrow down your search results even further by using symbols to combine search terms. For example, if you have a quest that wants you to evolve a Fire-type Pokemon, you can type “fire&evolve” to see all of the Fire-type Pokemon in your collection.

The search terms we’ve shared above aren’t the only ways you can search for Pokemon in your collection. Head over to the Pokemon Go support website to see even more ways you can browse the Pokemon you own.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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