Pokémon GO Search Bar 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
pokemon name search toolbar
  • Nickname:
  • Type in any name you have renamed your Pokémon with, and it will be returned in a list.
  • Example: “Hundo”
nickname search toolbar
Keyword Search Commands
Typing any of the following keywords into the Search Toolbar will give you their listed return results.
  • alola:
  • Returns list of all Alolan Pokémon

alola search tool

  • costume:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon wearing a costume
Costume Search Toolbar
  • defender:
  • Returns list of all Gym Defenders
defender search toolbar
  • eggsonly:
  • Returns list of all Baby Pokémon
Eggsonly Search Toolbar
  • evolve:
  • Returns list of all Pokémon that can be evolved
evolve search bar

  • hatched:
  • Returns list of all Hatched Pokémon
hatched search tool bar

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

  • legendary:
  • Returns list of all Legendary Pokémon
legendary search tool bar
  • lucky:
  • Returns list of all Lucky Pokémon
lucky search toolbar
  • mythical:
  • Returns list of all Mythical Pokémon
mythical search toolbar
  • shiny:
  • Returns list of all Shiny Pokémon
shiny search toolbar
  • traded:
  • Returns list of all Traded Pokémon
traded search toolbar
  • 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
type search toolbar
  • shadow:
  • Returns list of all Shadow Pokémon
shadow search tool bar
  • purified:
  • Returns list of all Purified Pokémon
purified search tool bar
  • 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
cp search toolbar
  • 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
hp search toolbar
  • 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
Pokédex number search toolbar
  • 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
weather search toolbar
  • @[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 search toolbar
  • @[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

move-type search toolbar
  • @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
fast move-type search toolbar
  • @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
charged move-type search toolbar
  • @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
second charged move-type search toolbar
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
plus sign search toolbar
  • 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
,/;/: (separate) search toolbar
  • 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
&/| (and) search toolbar
  • 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

Hyphen Search Toolbar

* 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!

Pokémon GO Search Bar Cheat Sheet - Infographic

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