Pokémon, short for "Pocket Monsters", are creatures that hatch from Eggs and inhabit the land of PokéFarm. Some can be bred and raised to evolve into more powerful forms. The PokéDex records all Pokémon encountered by a certain user. Each Pokémon has its own Summary Page, which may be visited to check a Pokémon's information and check certain information about the Pokémon.
There are hundreds of Pokémon, with new ones being discovered periodically. Pokémon mainly come from the eight Pokémon regions: Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, Alola, and Galar. They can also be native to PokéFarm itself. Pokémon can belong to one or two of the 18 various elemental types: Normal, Water, Fire, Grass, Electric, Ice, Bug, Poison, Psychic, Dark, Ghost, Dragon, Rock, Ground, Fighting, Flying, Steel, and Fairy. These types determine which Field a Pokémon is happiest in. Pokémon gain hourly happiness boosts when in fields that either match their type or are super-effective against their type, but lose happiness in fields resistant to their type. For example, a Leafeon, which is Grass type, will gain happiness in a Grass or Fire type field, but will lose happiness in an Electric type field.
Pokémon can be obtained in the following ways:
- Hatching Pokémon from Eggs.
- Adopting from the Shelter or Lab.
- Breeding Pokémon in the DayCare.
- Trading, Gifting, or Wonder Trading Pokémon to and from other users in the Trade Centre
- Events or Rewards on the site.
- Summoning a Legendary Pokémon.
- Reviving Pokémon from fossils at the Lab.
- Placing in the top 100 of a Tournament.
- Purchasing a Pokémon or Egg from the Tournament Shop.
- Using a Cheat Code.
Pokémon may be in any of the following categories:
- Legendary Pokémon are rare Pokémon that can only be obtained through summoning.
- Baby Pokémon are Pokémon that hatch directly from Eggs. They cannot breed until they evolve, achieved when Happiness value is at least 220. Some can only be bred by parents when at least one is holding an Incense.
- Basic Pokémon are Pokémon that hatch directly from Egg or evolve from a baby Pokémon.
- Stage 1 Pokémon are Pokémon that have evolved once.
- Stage 2 Pokémon are Pokémon that have evolved twice.
- Final Pokémon are Pokémon that can no longer evolve.
- Mega Forme Pokémon are Pokémon that have been Mega Evolved.
- Exclusive Pokémon are Pokémon found exclusively on PokéFarm Q, typically through Events.
- Fossil Pokémon are Pokémon created by reviving fossils.
- Totem Pokémon are Pokémon changed by Totem Stickers retrieved at Scour Areas.
- Starter Pokémon are the first Pokémon a new user can obtain.
- Shiny Pokémon are rare colour variations of Pokémon.
- Albino Pokémon are a different variation of coloured Pokémon, with a primarily white palette and red eyes.
- Melanistic Pokémon are Pokémon that are simultaneously shiny and albino.
- Delta Species are Pokémon with a type other than what is normal for their species
All Shiny, Albino and Melanistic sprites can be found in the List of Special Pokémon.
A Pokémon that has a different colour than a typical Pokémon of its species is classified as a "Shiny" Pokémon. This is denoted with a gold star next to the Pokémon's name. These Pokémon are considered extremely rare, and thus are considered to be very valuable. It is possible to hatch a Shiny Pokémon from an Egg completely at random. However, the odds of this happening are extremely low. There are methods to improve one's odds of hatching a Shiny Pokémon, such as use of a PokéRadar and Hypermode. Employment of these methods in search of a Shiny Pokémon is referred to as Shiny Hunting.
As the user gathers more and more Shiny Pokémon into their care, their ShinyDex will keep track of any and all Shiny Pokémon they meet, and mark the Pokémon in the user's PokéDex. The more the user completes the ShinyDex, the higher their associated Class will reach; from a blank class at 0, all the way to "SHINY" at full completion.
Albino Pokémon are Pokémon that are white in colour, or very pale. Albino Pokémon are denoted by a red star by their name, and are unique to PokéFarm Q. They can only be obtained by Albino Hunting, where it is necessary to possess an Albino Radar and to power it with Interaction Points. Due to the underlying chances and available boosts, however, they are not as rare as Shiny Pokémon when using a fully-charged Albino Radar.
There is a PokéDex for Albino Pokémon, called the AlbiDex.
Melanistic Pokémon are Pokémon with a much darker color palette than their regular counterparts. Melanistic Pokémon are denoted by a purple and green star by their name and are unique to PokéFarm Q. They can only be obtained when a Pokémon hatches as both Shiny and Albino, making them rarer and more valuable than regular shiny or Albino Pokémon. See the Melanistic Hunting page to view additional bonuses to hatching these Melanistic Pokémon.
There is a PokéDex for Melanistic Pokémon, called the MelanDex.
Delta Species are Pokémon with a type other than what is normal for their species. Each Pokédex entry has a record of what Delta-Types you have obtained for each species. More information can be found at the Holon Research Tower.
Pokémon can be raised by having other users interact with them by feeding them Berries to increase their EXP. Pokémon will gradually gain levels if interacted with enough, but can only reach a maximum level of 100. A Pokémon can only be interacted with once per day, per user. They can also be raised by leaving them in the DayCare.
Things to do with Pokémon
Pokémon can be sent to many places to perform an assortment of tasks. Below is a table of various places and what Pokémon can do there.
|Place||What Pokémon can do|
|Party||Pokémon placed here are displayed when another user goes to your profile.|
|Scour Areas||Pokémon placed here are able to be sent on trips into six different areas in hopes of finding items or currency.|
|DayCare||Here, the user's Pokémon will gain a small amount of experience every few seconds and breed (if eligible) with other Pokémon.|
|Fields||Pokémon are usually placed here for storage purposes. Users may still interact and view them, unless the field is hidden.|
|Dojo||Here, the user can train their Pokémon, raise their stats and battle with them.|
|Trade Centre||Pokémon can be traded for items, currency, and other Pokémon here.|
|Pokéwalker||Users can send their Pokémon into the Pokéwalker as they travel to gain watts to accomplish a plethora of activities.|