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Boss Pokémon

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Boss Pokémon are rare types of Pokémon. They are stronger and larger than normal Pokémon, and fight more aggressively than normal Pokémon when in battle. They cannot be captured, but can drop several rare items upon defeat.

Levels

Boss Pokémon do not display levels above their heads, unlike normal Pokémon. Instead, their levels are scaled based on the highest-level Pokémon in the player's party when the boss Pokémon is engaged in battle.

Boss Pokémon have colored text that shows above them, which lacks a level and can be seen from farther away than the overhead text above normal Pokémon. This text indicates the level advantage compared to the player's highest-level Pokémon that the boss Pokémon will be.

The following table displays the level advantage that each type of boss Pokémon will have over the player's highest-level Pokémon.

Name Color Level Multiplier Levels Above
Common Standard 1 5
Uncommon Green 1 10
Rare Blue 1 20
Epic Purple 1 30
Legendary Gold 1 40
Ultimate Cyan 1 50
Haunted Lavender 1.25 3
Drowned Teal 1.5 50

For example, if the player's highest-level Pokémon is level 90, a rare (blue label) boss Pokémon will be level 110 (Boss pokemon are able to exceed the normal maximum level). However, if the player's highest-level Pokémon is level 60, the same rare boss Pokémon will instead be level 80. The moveset of a wild boss Pokémon may change with each battle (if a player escapes from or is defeated by the boss Pokémon); however, its growth, nature, ability, and IVs will not change between encounters.

Types

There are two different types of boss Pokémon, each spawning in different ways:

Mega Evolved Boss Pokémon

A Mega Evolved boss Pokémon will attempt to spawn once every 10000 ticks (8.33 minutes), with a 30% chance of success (with default config settings). The species of Mega Evolution is randomly selected from all existing Mega Evolutions that can spawn in the spawn location, noting that these spawn locations may differ from regular pokemon of that species (a full list can be found here). Mega evolved boss Pokémon can only naturally spawn as epic, legendary and ultimate bosses.

Mega Evolved boss Pokémon can be spawned with the /pokespawn command with the regular form of the Pokémon and the boss:[epic-ultimate] argument. For example, an ultimate boss Mega Venusaur can be spawned with the command, /pokespawn venusaur boss:ultimate).

Colored Boss Pokémon

These boss Pokémon spawn within the world with a random chance on each spawn (by default, 1/256). The two exceptions to this are haunted bosses and drowned bosses, which spawn in haunted towers and the special quest "The Drowned", respectively.

Bosses of uncommon tier or above are tinted according to the type of boss Pokémon that they are (this tint is not to be confused with a shiny pokemon or a special palette). Common, uncommon, rare, epic and haunted boss Pokémon will have their regular palette, while legendary, ultimate and drowned boss Pokémon will be shiny.

Drops

Boss Pokémon can drop several rare items after they are defeated. Different boss Pokémon tiers have different possible drops, but all of them can drop up to three different items (one from each group), as well as the non-boss drops for that species (for example, a boss Venusaur will drop vines).

Common Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid XS Exp. Candy.pngXS Exp. Candy Grid X Attack.pngX Attack Grid Old Rod.pngOld Rod
Grid S Exp. Candy.pngS Exp. Candy Grid X Defense.pngX Defense Grid Leftovers.pngLeftovers
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Grid X Sp. Atk.pngX Sp. Atk Grid Fire Stone.pngFire Stone
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Grid X Sp. Def.pngX Sp. Def Grid Water Stone.pngWater Stone
Grid X Speed.pngX Speed Grid Leaf Stone.pngLeaf Stone
Grid X Accuracy.pngX Accuracy Grid Thunder Stone.pngThunder Stone
Grid Guard Spec.pngGuard Spec
Grid Film.pngFilm
Grid Air Balloon.pngAir Balloon
Grid Light Clay.pngLight Clay
Grid Mental Herb.pngMental Herb
Grid Power Herb.pngPower Herb
Grid White Herb.pngWhite Herb
Grid Sticky Barb.pngSticky Barb
Grid Weakness Policy.pngWeakness Policy
Grid Blunder Policy.pngBlunder Policy
Grid Repel.pngRepel
Grid tm8 blank.pngtm8 blank
Grid tr8 blank.pngtr8 blank
Grid Adrenaline Orb.pngAdrenaline Orb

Uncommon Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid S Exp. Candy.pngS Exp. Candy Grid Safety Goggles.pngSafety Goggles Grid Old Rod.pngOld Rod
Grid M Exp. Candy.pngM Exp. Candy Grid Toxic Orb.pngToxic Orb Grid Up-Grade New.pngUp-Grade
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Grid Flame Orb.pngFlame Orb Grid Fire Stone.pngFire Stone
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Grid Life Orb.pngLife Orb Grid Water Stone.pngWater Stone
Grid Eviolite.pngEviolite Grid Leaf Stone.pngLeaf Stone
Grid Heavy-Duty Boots.pngHeavy-Duty Boots Grid Thunder Stone.pngThunder Stone
Grid Protective Pads.pngProtective Pads Grid Moon Stone.pngMoon Stone
Grid Throat Spray.pngThroat Spray Grid Sun Stone.pngSun Stone
Grid Room Service.pngRoom Service Grid Dawn Stone.pngDawn Stone
Grid Red Card.pngRed Card Grid Dusk Stone.pngDusk Stone
Grid Rocky Helmet.pngRocky Helmet Grid Shiny Stone.pngShiny Stone
Grid Assault Vest.pngAssault Vest Grid Ice Stone.pngIce Stone
Grid Wide Lens.pngWide Lens
Grid Scope Lens.pngScope Lens
Grid Zoom Lens.pngZoom Lens
Grid Super Repel.pngSuper Repel
Grid tm8 blank.pngtm8 blank
Grid tr8 blank.pngtr8 blank
Grid Adrenaline Orb.pngAdrenaline Orb

Rare Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid M Exp. Candy.pngM Exp. Candy Grid PP Up.pngPP Up Grid Good Rod.pngGood Rod
Grid L Exp. Candy.pngL Exp. Candy Grid PP Max.pngPP Max Grid Lucky Egg.pngLucky Egg
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Grid Calcium.pngCalcium Grid Dubious Disc New.pngDubious Disc
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Grid Carbos.pngCarbos Grid Linking Cord.pngLinking Cord
Grid HP Up.pngHP Up Grid Gracidea.pngGracidea
Grid Iron.pngIron Grid Reveal Glass.pngReveal Glass
Grid Protein.pngProtein Grid DNA Splicers.pngDNA Splicers
Grid Zinc.pngZinc Grid Scroll of Darkness.pngScroll of Darkness
Grid Choice Band.pngChoice Band Grid Scroll of Waters.pngScroll of Waters
Grid Choice Scarf.pngChoice Scarf Grid Exp. Share New.pngExp. Share
Grid Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs
Grid Everstone.pngEverstone
Grid Destiny Knot.pngDestiny Knot
Grid Focus Sash.pngFocus Sash
Grid Focus Band.pngFocus Band
Grid Macho Brace New.pngMacho Brace
Grid Power Anklet.pngPower Anklet
Grid Power Band.pngPower Band
Grid Power Belt.pngPower Belt
Grid Power Lens.pngPower Lens
Grid Power Weight.pngPower Weight
Grid tr8 blank.pngtr8 blank
Grid Adrenaline Orb.pngAdrenaline Orb

Epic Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid M Exp. Candy.pngM Exp. Candy Buginium Z.pngBuginium Z Grid Good Rod.pngGood Rod
Grid L Exp. Candy.pngL Exp. Candy Darkinium Z.pngDarkinium Z Grid Lucky Egg.pngLucky Egg
Grid XL Exp. Candy.pngXL Exp. Candy Dragonium Z.pngDragonium Z Silver bottlecap.pngSilver Bottle Cap
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Electrium Z.pngElectrium Z Grid Amulet Coin.pngAmulet Coin
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Fairium Z.pngFairium Z Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy
Fightinium Z.pngFightinium Z Grid Exp. Share New.pngExp. Share
Firium Z.pngFirium Z
Flyinium Z.pngFlyinium Z
Ghostium Z.pngGhostium Z
Grassium Z.pngGrassium Z
Groundium Z.pngGroundium Z
Icium Z.pngIcium Z
Normalium Z.pngNormalium Z
Poisonium Z.pngPoisonium Z
Psychium Z.pngPsychium Z
Rockium Z.pngRockium Z
Steelium Z.pngSteelium Z
Waterium Z.pngWaterium Z

Legendary Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid L Exp. Candy.pngL Exp. Candy Grid Draco Plate.pngDraco Plate Grid Super Rod New.pngSuper Rod
Grid XL Exp. Candy.pngXL Exp. Candy Grid Dread Plate.pngDread Plate Grid Nether Star.pngNether Star
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Grid Earth Plate.pngEarth Plate Silver bottlecap.pngSilver Bottle Cap
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Grid Fist Plate.pngFist Plate Grid Isi's Copper Hourglass.pngIsi's Copper Hourglass
Grid Flame Plate.pngFlame Plate 16pxRas Silver Lens
Grid Icicle Plate.pngIcicle Plate Grid Master Ball.pngMaster Ball
Grid Insect Plate.pngInsect Plate Grid Exp. Share New.pngExp. Share
Grid Iron Plate.pngIron Plate
Grid Meadow Plate.pngMeadow Plate
Grid Mind Plate.pngMind Plate
Grid Pixie Plate.pngPixie Plate
Grid Sky Plate.pngSky Plate
Grid Splash Plate.pngSplash Plate
Grid Spooky Plate.pngSpooky Plate
Grid Stone Plate.pngStone Plate
Grid Toxic Plate.pngToxic Plate
Grid Zap Plate.pngZap Plate

Ultimate Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid XL Exp. Candy.pngXL Exp. Candy Lunalium Z.pngLunalium Z Grid Super Rod New.pngSuper Rod
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Marshadium Z.pngMarshadium Z Grid Nether Star.pngNether Star
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Mewnium Z.pngMewnium Z Grid Elytra.pngElytra
Solganium Z.pngSolganium Z Golden bottlecap.pngGold Bottle Cap
Tapunium Z.pngTapunium Z Silver bottlecap.pngSilver Bottle Cap
Ultranecrozium Z.pngUltranecrozium Z Grid Ability Patch.pngAbility Patch
Grid Orb.pngOrb Grid Isi's Silver Hourglass.pngIsi's Silver Hourglass
Grid Adamant Orb.pngAdamant Orb 16pxRas Golden Lens
Grid Lustrous Orb.pngLustrous Orb Grid Master Ball.pngMaster Ball
Grid Griseous Orb.pngGriseous Orb Grid Exp. All.pngExp. All
Grid Omega Shard.pngOmega Shard
Grid Alpha Shard.pngAlpha Shard

Spooky Boss Pokémon

Group 1: 100% Chance Group 2: 100% Chance Group 3: 25% Chance
Grid XS Exp. Candy.pngXS Exp. Candy Grid PP Up.pngPP Up Grid Old Rod.pngOld Rod
Grid S Exp. Candy.pngS Exp. Candy Grid PP Max.pngPP Max Grid Up-Grade New.pngUp-Grade
Grid M Exp. Candy.pngM Exp. Candy Grid Calcium.pngCalcium Grid Fire Stone.pngFire Stone
Grid Dynamax Candy.pngDynamax Candy Grid Carbos.pngCarbos Grid Water Stone.pngWater Stone
Grid Rare Candy.pngRare Candy Grid HP Up.pngHP Up Grid Leaf Stone.pngLeaf Stone
Grid Iron.pngIron Grid Thunder Stone.pngThunder Stone
Grid Protein.pngProtein Grid Moon Stone.pngMoon Stone
Grid Zinc.pngZinc Grid Sun Stone.pngSun Stone
Grid Fire Stone.pngFire Stone Grid Dawn Stone.pngDawn Stone
Grid Water Stone.pngWater Stone Grid Dusk Stone.pngDusk Stone
Grid Leaf Stone.pngLeaf Stone Grid Shiny Stone.pngShiny Stone
Grid Thunder Stone.pngThunder Stone Grid Ice Stone.pngIce Stone
Grid Moon Stone.pngMoon Stone
Grid Sun Stone.pngSun Stone
Grid Dawn Stone.pngDawn Stone
Grid Dusk Stone.pngDusk Stone
Grid Shiny Stone.pngShiny Stone
Grid Ice Stone.pngIce Stone
Grid tm8 blank.pngtm8 blank
Grid tr8 blank.pngtr8 blank
Grid Adrenaline Orb.pngAdrenaline Orb

Drowned Boss Pokémon

Mega Evolved Boss Pokémon

When a player first defeats a Mega Evolved boss Pokémon, the player will gain access to a Mega Bracelet, an accessory required to trigger Mega Evolution.

Mega Evolved Boss Pokémon can also drop the corresponding Mega Stones required for the boss Pokémon's Mega Evolution. The first defeated Mega Evolved Boss Pokémon of each Pokémon species will always drop its Mega Stone, while subsequent boss Pokémon defeats will have a chance of dropping the corresponding Mega Stone again.

Boss Tier Drop Rate
Epic 1/40
Legendary 1/20
Ultimate 1/10

For example, a player who has not obtained any Mega Stones or a Mega Bracelet defeats a boss Mega Venusaur. The Venusaur is guaranteed to yield a Mega Bracelet and a Venusaurite. If the player finds another boss Mega Venusaur, there is a chance that the boss will drop a second Venusaurite for the player upon defeat. If the player later finds a boss Mega Blastoise, the Blastoise will be guaranteed to drop a Blastoisinite because it is the first Mega Blastoise that the player has defeated.

Other

In addition to their regular drops, boss pokemon have a chance to drop a rare candy upon defeat. This Rare Candy may stack with others in the regular drop pool, meaning it is possible to recieve multiple rare candies from the same boss pokemon.

Config settings

For config options regarding boss spawning, see this page.

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