Pokémon Evolution, What is it?

I was looking up special evolutions of Pokémon and somehow I found this Medium’s explanations. It explains that the term evolution is not so cut and dry as people want it to be. There are cases where the evolution term can be applied in other areas outside of the animal kingdom. For example, a virus like the flu evolves into different strands and mutates in a stronger version usually coming with adoptions. Just like they are different evolutions in animals and other kingdoms, they are also various kinds of Pokémon Evolution. The Pokémon that comes to my mind when evolve is in play, is the Evolutionary Pokémon, Eevee. This Pokémon represents evolution through special stones or rocks (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Leafeon, and Glaceon), high friendship in the daytime or nighttime (Espeon or Umbreon), and affection in Pokémon Amie knowing a Fairy move (Sylveon). Normally, Pokémon follows the rule of battling and gaining experience to level up for evolving. The Porygon evolutionary line has pokemon-held items that change their form when trading like Up-Grade (Porygon to Porygon2) and Dubious Disc (Porygon2 to Porygon-Z). There are also the regular trade evolutions without items like Graveler evolving into Golem and Alolan Golem and Machoke into Machamp. Tyrogue has the conditions to evolve based on stats of the pokemon like Level 20 (Attack > Defense) Hitmonlee, Level 20 (Attack < Defense) Hitmonchan, and Level 20 (Attack = Defense) Hitmontop. There are the special conditions where a pokemon can evolve after learning a specific move, for example, Lickitung Level up knowing Rollout →Lickilicky, Tangela Level up knowing Ancient Power →Tangrowth, and Mime Jr. Level up knowing Mimic →Mr. Mime. Finally, Pokémon with different forms evolving based on location, gender, and certain levels. Burmy’s family includes Level 20 (female, Plant Cloak) →Wormadam, Level 20 (female, Sandy Cloak) →Wormadam, Level 20 (female, Trash Cloak) →Wormadam, and Level 20 (male) → Mothim. Shellos family includes Shellos Level 30 →Gastrodon West Sea and Shellos Level 30 →Gastrodon East Sea. Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza are the legendary Weather trio that was reintroduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire with special evolutions of primal and mega evolution. Kyogre and Groudon have a form known as the Primal Reversion while Rayquaza can revert to its mega evolution without a keystone by using Dragon’s Ascent and can not have a Z-crystal as a held item. Evolution can be defined in multiple ways and is a word of many meanings. The genetic material in Pokémon is more likely to evolve faster than animals. Evolving as an animal means that mutations or changes in the DNA occurs causing another generation to be different which will eventually make them evolve slowly. To check out more details about Pokémon evolution in real life science, click on the medium’s website article below. 


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