I was transferring a bunch of Pokemon recently, and I noticed that some of the Pokemon had blue aura's around them.

What do these auras mean?

You can see the auras in the cp159 Zubat as compared to the cp135 Zubat in the image below:


  • It doesn't seem to be anything to do with whether they're at full health, or whether they can be powered up/evolved… – me_and Jul 8 '16 at 14:42
  • I have these auras as well, on all Pokemon except my starter Charmander. – SPavel Jul 8 '16 at 14:46
  • I thought it may have something to do with the extra large/extra small, as that theory held up for a lot of them, but not all. – Aequitas Jul 8 '16 at 15:43

Blue auras mean the Pokemon in question was captured recently (likely 0-24 hours old). This confers no bonus and has no advantage or disadvantage.

You can verify this yourself by sorting all Pokemon by capture time. All the blue Pokemon will be at the top.


  • Could you expand on this? Why is this important? For instance, does recently captured Pokemon have some sort of special condition or meaning in-game? – Ellesedil Jul 8 '16 at 16:34
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    @Ellesedil The absolutely only thing it means is that a Pokemon was captured recently. There are no hidden statistics, no benefits/drawbacks. The Pokemon is just new to your inventory. – Kaz Wolfe Jul 8 '16 at 16:35
  • Seems like you're correct, I don't get why there is a need to differentiate these considering there is a sort by my recent. – Aequitas Jul 9 '16 at 0:50
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    @Aequitas It's Niantic. – Kaz Wolfe Jul 9 '16 at 0:51
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    I sorted mine by time and there's a gap of them with no blue glow and then the blue glow pokes starts again – user155244 Jul 14 '16 at 7:49

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