Pokémon Go has a range of search terms that allow you to quickly find that special creature in your Pokémon storage. Considering you can store up to 2,500 Pokémon, this is not a feature you want to neglect.
You can search for Pokémon by their name, Pokédex number, moveset and type, among many others. You can even find out which Pokémon in your storage have enough Candies to evolve.
On this page:
- How to access and search your Pokémon storage in Pokémon Go
- How to search for Pokémon by name in Pokémon Go
- How to search by Pokédex entries in Pokémon Go
- How to find specific types of Pokémon in Pokémon Go
- How to search by Pokémon status in Pokémon Go
- How to search by Pokémon stats in Pokémon Go
- How to search by Pokémon moveset in Pokémon Go
- How to specialise your searches in Pokémon Go
How to access and search your Pokémon storage in Pokémon Go
Before you can start searching through your Pokémon storage, you need to be able to access it.
Reaching your Pokémon storage is easy; all you have to do is, when in Map View, touch the Main Menu button, which resembles a PokéBall.
This will open up the Main Menu, where you'll find a range of options, including your Pokédex, the game's settings and the in-game news feed.
We want the Pokémon button, which has a Pikachu silhouette.
Now you've opened your Pokémon storage, you'll want to select the magnifying glass in the top right hand corner to access the search function.
Selecting the magnifying glass will open a small text box where you can type in various search terms, which help you find the Pokémon you're looking for.
How to search for Pokémon by name in Pokémon Go
The easiest way to that one special Pokémon in your storage is to search for it by name.
Check out the various search terms you can use below.
|Specific nicknamed Pokémon
|By evolutionary family
How to search by Pokédex entries in Pokémon Go
Sometimes you can't remember the Pokémon's name; what you can remember, however, is where it comes in the Pokédex.
Pokémon Go not only allows you to search for Pokémon by their Pokédex entry, but also allows you to search by a range of Pokédex numbers, allowing you to hunt down that Pokémon.
|Specific Pokédex entry
|Range of Pokédex entries
|Pokémon above a specific Pokédex entry
|Pokémon below a specific Pokédex entry
How to find specific types of Pokémon in Pokémon Go
There are a range of different types of Pokémon to be found in Pokémon Go and we're not just talking about elemental types.
With all these different types and forms of Pokémon filling up your storage, it can be hard to find the one you want. Thankfully there are a range of search terms to help you quickly find the type of Pokémon you are looking for.
|Specific Pokémon type
|Egg-exclusive Pokémon e.g. Togepi
|Special Event Pokémon
How to search by Pokémon status in Pokémon Go
This is a bit of a weird one. There is the option to search Pokémon by their status, but there are only three options - Pokémon that can be evolved by using items, Pokémon that are currently in Gyms and Pokémon that are ready to be evolved.
|Pokémon that evolved using an item
|Pokémon that are eligible to be evolved
|Pokémon defending a gym
How to search by Pokémon stats in Pokémon Go
A quick way to way to find the cream of your Pokémon crop is to search by either CP (Combat Power) or HP (Health Points).
|CP (Combat Power)
|Range of CP levels
|Pokémon above a specific CP level
|Pokemon below a specific CP level
|HP (Health Points)
|Range of HP
|Pokémon above a specific HP
|Pokemon below a specific HP
If you like breaking down your Pokémon's stats, you can also search by the individual star tiers that applied to Pokémon through the Appraisal system.
Each star tier relates to the Pokémon's IV levels - Attack, Defence and HP. The higher the star tier, the higher the IV levels.
|Maxed out IVs
How to search by Pokémon moveset in Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go also allows you to search for Pokémon by their moves - be it the type of moves they use or by a specific move itself.
|Specific move type
|Weather boosted moves
|Second charged move unlocked
It's the the Season of Timeless Travels in Pokémon Go, so make sure you complete the Timeless Travels quest! The Road to Sinnoh is leading us into this weekends Go Tour: Sinnoh Global event, while also bringing the Masterwork Research: Glimmers of Gratitude quest. During it, take the time to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.
How to specialise your searches in Pokémon Go
You can specialise your searches in Pokémon Go in a number of ways, such as combining two different searches.
Like with Google searches, this is achieved by using two logical operators - AND and OR. Unlike Google, Pokémon Go uses a variety of symbols to help you create these searches.
|Purpose of Search
|To combine search results
|To do multiple searches
|, : ;
|To exclude Pokémon from searches