I was poking around Pokémon Go and noticed the Pokédex Pokémon are in groups:

Pokédex Groups

What do these mean?

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Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, and Sinnoh are the names of regions in the mainline Pokemon games. It's shorthand for which Pokemon belong to which generation (although there are some exceptions here and there).

  • Generation 1 (Red/Blue/Yellow) - Kanto
  • Generation 2 (Gold/Silver/Crystal) - Johto
  • Generation 3 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald) - Hoenn
  • Generation 4 (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum) - Sinnoh
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    And if you click the groups, it will auto-scroll to the first entry for that region Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 19:35
  • bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Region You've also failed to mention the remakes: FireRed, LeafGreen, and Let's Go! Pikachu/Eevee occur in Kanto, HeartGold and SoulSilver occur in Johto, and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire occur in Hoenn.
    – jpmc26
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 20:01
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    @jpmc26 I didn't mention the remakes because remakes are typically in a different generation (Red/Blue are Gen 1 and FireRed/LeafGreen are Gen 3), they also usually don't add new Pokemon, and they don't introduce new regions (which is the salient part of this question).
    – Yuuki
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 20:04
  • If you're looking to emphasize the generations, I would add the generation numbers explicitly then.
    – jpmc26
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 20:16

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