In the update 0.69.0 (android) and 1.39.0 (iOS) one of the items on the release notes is:

Added icons to the Pokémon information screen to indicate how the Pokémon was caught.

Where can I see these icons, and what do they represent?


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According to this article, the caught icons represent whether you caught your Pokémon via normal methods, as a raid Pokémon, or via hatching an egg:

Other minor features include new icons that show how the Pokemon was caught — this will let you see if you caught the Pokemon via a Raid Battle, while exploring, or via an egg.

As the update is now out for iOS, here are what these icons looks like:

For a Pokémon caught in a pokéball:


For a Pokémon caught in a great ball:

great ball

For a Pokémon caught in an ultra ball:

ultra ball

For a Pokémon caught as a raid boss (since all raid Pokémon must be captured in premier balls):

premier ball

As indicated by Wondercricket in the comments below, Pokémon hatched prior to this update just have the pokéball icon, instead of some sort of egg icon:

pichu with pokéball icon

However, Pokémon hatched after the update do have egg icons:

2k egg icon

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    I will post images as soon as the update is made available for iOS.
    – Vemonus
    Jul 19, 2017 at 12:00
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    It might be good to note that it will only display an egg for recently hatched Pokémon. After getting the update, it displays a regular pokeball for Pokémon I hatched prior to the update Jul 20, 2017 at 3:27
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    @Wondercricket thanks for the heads up that the update was live for iOS. I'd been checking all day :P
    – Vemonus
    Jul 20, 2017 at 3:43

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