Pokemon GO Search Terms & Strings (Full List)

Knowing your Pokemon before entering the fighting arena can be highly beneficial and can make you win the battle quite easily. Pokémon GO offers a simpler way to get the player know about the stats of any Pokémon they have. Basically, in the Pokémon section, if you know how to use the Pokémon Go search filters or the Pokémon go search terms, you can easily find any Pokémon and have a look at its stats. So, sit tight and read the article until the end as we will be covering all the Pokémon Go search tricks and try to make searching for Pokémon in-game easier for you.

How to use Pokémon Go Search Terms

Have you ever faced problems finding your friend’s on social media by searching their names unless they have a totally unexpected kind of username? No, right? Then, using some simple Pokémon Go search strings, you can easily find any Pokémon your wish to check out. As simple as that. Well, even if you don’t know the exact name of the Pokémon, the game offers you plenty of other options and Pokémon Go search filters that help you find what you look for.

You just need to Toggle to your Pokemon section by clicking on the Pokeball on the home screen of Pokemon GO. Then click on the Search icon on the top left corner of the screen and type any Pokemon GO search terms and strings listed below to find a particular Pokemon or a set of Pokemons.

All Pokémon GO Search Terms & Strings

We are listing down all the Pokémon Go search commands that are offered by the game itself and are official ways to find a Pokémon on the basis of its characteristics. There are various Pokémon GO search filters and individual keywords that will help you most likely find any Pokémon you want to check out. 

1. Search Pokémon by Name

Search Term Example

1. Pokémon name

Search the name of the Pokemon
Dratini Search Pokemon by Pokemon name

2. Pokémon Nickname

Search the Pokemon with its Nickname as set by you
Maggi for Magnemite Pokemon GO Search by Pokemon Nickname

3. Pokémon Evolution family

Get the Evolution of a Pokemon by adding “+” sign before the Pokemon
+Weedle Pokemon Evolution Family Pokemon GO Search Terms

4. Region Name

Search the name of the Region to get the Pokemon from that specific region
Sinnoh Pokemon GO Search by Region Name

2. Search Pokémon by its Type & Properties

Search Term Example

1. Specific Pokémon Type

Get all the Pokemons of the same type
Water Pokemon GO Search Pokemon by Type

2. Alolan

Get the list of all the Alolan type of Pokemons you have
Alolan Pokemon GO Search Alolan Pokemon

3. Legendary Pokémon

Get the list of all the Legendary Pokemons you have
Legendary Pokemon GO Search Legendary Pokémon

4. Lucky Pokémon

Get the list of all the Lucky Pokemons you have
Lucky Pokemon GO Search Lucky Pokemon

5. Shiny Pokémon

Get the list of all the Shiny Pokemons you have
Shiny Pokemon GO Search Shiny Pokémon

6. Purified Pokémon

Get the list of all the Purified Pokemons you have
Purified Pokemon GO Search Purified Pokémon

7. Shadow Pokémon

Get the list of all the Shadow Pokemons you have
Shadow Pokemon GO Search Shadow Pokémon

8. Mythical Pokémon

Get the list of all the Mythical Pokemons you have
Mythical Pokemon GO Search Mythical Pokémon

9. Hatched Pokémon

Get the list of all the Hatched Pokemons you have
Hatched Pokemon GO Search Hatched Pokémon

10. Eggs only

Get the list of all the Egg-exclusive Pokemons you have
Eggsonly Pokemon GO Search Egg-exclusive Pokemon

3. Search Pokémon by Pokedex Entries

Search Term Example

1. Specific Pokedex entry

Search a Pokémon by its Pokedex entry
41 Pokemon GO Search Pokemon by Pokedex Entry

2. Range of Pokedex entries

Search Pokémons in the Range of Pokedex entries
40-70 Pokemon GO Search Pokemon in the Range of Pokedex Entry

3. Pokémon below a Pokedex entry

Get all the Pokemons below a Specific Pokedex entry
-40 Pokemon GO Search Pokemon below a Specific Pokedex Entry

4. Pokémon above a Pokedex entry

Get all the Pokemons above a Specific Pokedex entry
40- Pokemon GO Search Pokemon above a Specific Pokedex Entry

4. Search Pokémon by Pokémon Stats

Search Term Example

1. CP or HP

Search Pokemons with their CP or HP points
CP387 or HP69 Pokemon GO Search Terms CP HP

2. Range of CP or HP

Search Pokémons in the particular Range of CP or HP
CP200-400 or HP50-100 Pokemon GO Search Terms CP HP Range

3. Pokémon below a specific CP or HP

Get all the Pokemons below a Specific CP or HP
CP-300 or HP-100 Pokemon GO Search Terms Pokemon below CP HP

4. Pokémon above a specific CP or HP

Get all the Pokemons above a Specific CP or HP
CP200- or HP50- Pokemon GO Search Terms Pokemon Above CP HP

5. Search Pokémon based on Pokémon IV Levels

As we know, each Pokémon has its own strengths and weaknesses, that you can easily figure out by looking at their stats. Meanwhile, IV stands for Individual Values which are separate stats that were hidden so far but are easily accessible now with the latest updates of the game.

These IV levels basically consist of points in the range of 1-15 for each of the basic stats of your Pokémon. If you manage to train your Pokémon well, or by pure luck, these IV levels can offer you an amazing advantage to increase the base performance of your Pokémon by roughly 10 percent, which can make a huge difference, especially when you have multiple Pokémons of the same kind and you are confused about which one to let go.

To locate the IV levels, you can simply tap on any Pokémon and expand the menu from the button given in the bottom right corner. Thereafter, if you tap on the Appraise option, your trainer will show you rating stars and a graphical representation of the three basic states which are Attack, Defense, and HP. Each sectional part of the bar carries 5 points, so you easily get a rough idea of how good are the IV levels of that specific Pokémon. If you see all the three bars filled completely, you have maxed out the IV levels and gained 45 IV points successfully to upgrade the Pokémon. The higher the points you get, the higher the Star Tier.

Pokemon GO IV Levels
Search Term Example

1. No Stars

Search Pokemons with the lowest IV levels
0* Searching for Pokemon with Lower IV Level

2. 1 Star

Search Pokémons with 1 Star Rating
1* Searching for Pokemon with 1 Star IV Level

3. 2 Stars

Search Pokémons with 2 Star Ratings
2* Searching for Pokemon with 2 Stars IV Level

4. 3 Stars

Search Pokémons with 3 Star Ratings
3* Searching for Pokemon with 3 Stars IV Level

5. Max IV Level

Search Pokémons which has maxed out IV levels
4* Searching for Pokemon with Max IV Level

6. Search Pokémon by their Movesets

Search Term Example

1. Specific move

Search Pokemons which can perform a Specific Move. Add “@” before the Moveset
@bite Search Pokemon by Move

2. Specific move type

Search Pokemons which has Move of a Particular type. Add “@” before the type
@dark Search Pokemon by Move Type

3. Fast Move of a type

Type “[email protected][move-type]” to get Pokémon with a Fast Move of that type
@1dark Search Pokemon with Fast Move of a Type

4. Charged Move of a type

Type “[email protected][move-type]” to get Pokémon with a Charged Move of that type
@2dark Search Pokemon with Charged Move of a Type

5. Second Charged Move of a type

Type “[email protected][move-type]” to get Pokémon with a Second Charged Move of that type
@3dragon Search Pokemon with Second Charged Move of a Type

6. Weather boosted move

Get the list of Pokemons with boosted moves by the current in-game weather
@weather Search Pokemon with Weather Boosted move

Also read: Pokemon GO TM Guide | Fast TM & Charged TM

7. Search Pokémon that can Evolve

Search Term Example

1. Ready to Evolve

Get the list of Pokemons that are eligible to evolve
evolve Pokemon GO Search Pokemons Eligible to Evolve

2. Evolve with an Item

Get the list of Pokemons That can be evolved with an Item
item Pokemon GO Search Pokemon that can Evolve with an Item

3. New Evolution

Get the list of all the Pokemons that will fill a new Pokedex entry after getting evolved
evolvenew Pokemon GO Search Terms Evolvenew

4. Eligible for Mega Evolve

Get the list of Pokemons that are eligible for Mega Evolve
evolvemega Pokemon GO Search Pokemon eligible for Mega Evolve

Other Pokémon GO Search Filters

Search Term Example

1. Distance

Get the list of Pokemons you have caught within some kilometers radius.
distance2-10 Pokemon GO Search Pokemons by Distance

2. Defender

Get the list of all the Gym defending Pokemons
defender Pokemon GO Search Gym Defenders

3. Costume

Get the list of all the Pokemons wearing a Costume from Special Events
costume Pokemon GO Search Pokemons wearing a Costume

4. Traded

Get the list of all the Pokemons you received in a trade
traded Pokemon GO Search Pokemons received in a Trade

Use “distance2-10” to get the Pokemons caught under the range of 2 to 10kms radius; Use “distance2-” to get the Pokemons caught further than 2kms radius; Use “distance-10” to get the Pokemons caught within 10kms radius. You can change the kilometre distance as per your needs.

Operators in Pokémon GO Search Terms

Search Term Example

1. Combine Search results

Use “&” or “|” to narrow your search results. It will only show up Pokémons that must be having all the traits that you search for.
electric&cp250- will list Electric-type Pokemons with more than 250CP Pokemon GO Search Strings to Combine Search results

2. Multiple searches

Use “,” or “;” or “:” to find all the results satisfying various terms, even if only one of the searched commands is satisfied.
electric;cp250- will list all the electric-type Pokemons and also all the Pokemons which have CP greater than 250 Pokemon GO Search Strings for Multiple Searches

3. Exclude Pokémon from searches

Use “!” before a Pokemon or any type to exclude them from the result
!water will list all the Pokemons you have except Water-type Pokemons Pokemon GO Search Strings to Exclude a Pokemon or Pokemon Type

Conclusion

This was all about the Pokémon Go Search Filter and commands that are offered by the game that you can use for your advantage. As a result, using these Pokémon go search tricks, searching for Pokémons is quite easy if you know what you exactly want to find and how to use the commands or terms properly. Although we have tried to explain all the terms in the simplest way possible. Still, if any of our readers are getting confused or facing issues with any of the above mentioned Pokémon Go search strings, leave a comment down below and let us know about it. We’ll try to help you out with that.

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