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Pokémon Go Search Bar Strings Cheat Sheet

The Pokémon Go Search Bar tool can be extremely useful, especially if your storage is maxed out at the 2000 mark. Our search string guide contains a comprehensive explanation of all possible strings and combinations for filtering Pokemon.

Some of the search terms are pretty self-explanatory, but for those who aren’t familiar with all of the available search functions, we’ve put together an easy to follow chart including each search option along with an explanation and example of what they do:

Search Bar Cheat Sheet
Basic Searches
  • Pokémon Name:
  • Returns list of all specific species of Pokémon
  • Example: Rayquaza
  • Nickname:
  • Type in any name you have renamed your Pokémon with, and it will be returned in a list.
  • Example: “Hundo”
Keyword Search Commands
Typing any of the following keywords into the Search Toolbar will give you their listed return results.
  • Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar
  • Returns list of all Regional Pokémon for that region

  • costume:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon wearing a costume
  • defender:
  • Returns list of all Gym Defenders
  • eggsonly:
  • Returns list of all Baby Pokémon
  • evolve:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon that can be evolved

  • hatched:
  • Returns list of all Hatched Pokémon

  • item:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon that can be evolved with an item

  • legendary:
  • Returns list of all Legendary Pokémon
  • lucky:
  • Returns list of all Lucky Pokémon
  • mythical:
  • Returns list of all Mythical Pokémon
  • shiny:
  • Returns list of all Shiny Pokémon
  • traded:
  • Returns list of all Traded Pokémon
  • type:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon of the specific type you keyed into the search toolbar
  • Example: typing dark in the search toolbar will return all Dark-type Pokémon in your storage
  • shadow:
  • Returns list of all Shadow Pokémon
  • purified:
  • Returns list of all Purified Pokémon
  • special
  • returns list of Pokemon with special / exclusive moves
Numerical Search Commands
  • cp:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with specific CP searched
  • Example: typing cp12 in the search toolbar will return Pokémon in your storage with a cp of 12
  • hp:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with specific HP searched
  • Example: typing hp10 in the search toolbar will return Pokémon in your storage with a hp of 10
  • Pokédex Number
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with specific Pokédex number searched
  • Example: Typing 150 in the search toolbar will return all Mewtwo in your storage
  • Distance
  • Returns Pokemon with a set catch distance
  • Example: typing distance8000-10000 returns Pokemon with 8000 to 10000 catch distance in kilometers from your current location

 

Special Symbol Searches
  • @weather
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with moves boosted by current in-game weather
  • @[move]
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with that move
  • Example: typing @crunch in the search toolbar will return all Pokémon with Crunch as Charged Move
  • @[move-type]
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with a Move of that type
  • Note:

When searching by @Psychic, all Psychic-Type Pokémon will
return. @Psychi (leaving the ‘c’ out) will return all Pokémon with ‘Psychic’ as their Charged Move

  • @1[move-type]
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with a Fast Move of that type
  • Example: typing @1ice in the search toolbar will return all Pokémon with an ice type Fast Move
  • @2[move-type]
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with a Charged Move of that type
  • Example: typing @2water in the search toolbar will return all Pokémon with a water type Charged Move
  • @3[move-type]
  • Returns list of all Pokémon with a Second Charged Move of that type
  • Example: typing @3Dragon in the search toolbar will return all Pokémon with a dragon type Second Charged Move
Special/Logical Operators
  • + (plus sign)
  • Using a “+” before a Pokémon species name will return the entire family of that species in your storage
  • Example: Typing +Bulbasaur will return all Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur in your Storage
  • NOT =

! (exclamation point)

  • These can be used to omit/remove specific entries from a search query
  • Example: Typing !evolve will return a list of all Pokémon (currently) unable to evolve
  • Separate searches =

, (comma) / ; (semicolon)
/ : (colon)

  • These can be used to separate search terms to return a list of all Pokémon that meet at least one of the inserted search criteria
  • Example: Typing Shiny, Lucky will return a list of all Shiny and Lucky Pokémon in your Storage
  • Combine searches =

& (ampersand) / | (vertical bar)

  • These can be used to combine search terms to return a list of Pokémon that meet multiple search criteria
  • Example: Typing Gengar&@Lick will return a list of all Gengar with ‘Lick’ as their Fast Move
  • Range Searches =

– (hyphen)

  • These can be used to return a list of Pokémon within a specific range
  • Pokédex Number Example:

1-10 will show a range; Bulbasaur – Caterpie

-10 will show Pokédex No. 10 and below;

10- will show Pokédex No. 10 and above in your storage.

  • CP/HP Example:

cp10-50 will return all Pokémon with CP-values between 10 and 50

cp-1500 will return all Pokémon CP 1500 and below

* These searches only apply on Pokémon currently in your Storage!

We hope this chart will help you to search your Storage for all Pokémon you’re looking for! As if this list isn’t enough, we have this sharable infographic served to you by the one and only Orange Heart!

Stay safe, and good luck on your future adventures Trainers!

Steverzwijn

I'm a 21 years old Belgian Trainer, proud to be in Team Valor. Pokémon enthusiast, soccer lover and studying to help people.

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