What is Pokémon Origin Form?

Pokémon Origin Form is one of a number of different forms that can be found in some Pokémon characters.

In the World of Pokémon, a form (sometimes written forme) refers to the differences in appearance some Pokémon characters have.

These may be variations between the appearance of individual Pokémon such as regional variants. For example: Galarian Articuno, which are found in the Galar region, have a different appearance to normal Articuno found elsewhere.

Some Pokémon change their form depending on external factors. The Pokémon Castform takes on a different appearance depending on the weather.

 

What is Pokémon Origin Form?

There are three Pokémon that have origin form – Giratina, Dialga and Palkia.

These three Legendary Pokémon are referred to as the creation trio, or sometimes the deity trio or the dragon trio. They are Generation IV Pokémon that appear in the Sinnoh legends. When they are seen in the Pokémon World they adopt altered form (shown below).

Dialga Palkia and Giratina

Origin Form refers to their true appearance, the way they appear in their original world. Altered form is the likeness that is shown when they leave their worlds.

Giratina

Pokémon Origin Form GiratinaGiratina lives in the Distortion World. There it is able to travel through time, space and other dimensions.

When Giratina in altered form is presented with the Griseous Orb, it will change to origin form.

Origin form Giratina first appeared in the game Pokémon Legends Arceus, released January 2022.

When in this form its attack and special attack are switched with its defense and special defense.

 

Dialga

Dialga Origin FormDialga lives in another dimension and is able to control time and can travel to the past and future. It can also make time go faster or slower.

When altered form Dialga is given the Adamant Crystal it will change to origin form.

Origin form Dialga first appeared in Pokémon Legends Arceus, released January 2022.

When in this form Dialga’s base stats remain the same but its Special Defense is increased while its attack is reduced.

 

Palkia

Palkia Origin FormPalkia lives in a parallel world and has the ability to control space. It is able to warp to other places or dimensions.

When in altered form, Palkia will change to origin form if given the Lustrous Globe.

Origin form Dialga first appeared in Pokémon Legends Arceus, released January 2022.

When in this form its base stats remain the same but its speed is increased while its attack is reduced.

 

Origin form Pokémon cards will feature for the first time in the May 2022 expansion set – Astral Radiance.