The Best Pokemon Discord Bots of 2019

Pokemon is a well-loved and super popular series, and players are always looking for more information and more to do in the franchise. With this short list of the best Pokemon bots for Discord, you and your server members can play Pokemon games right from your Discord app or tab, or quickly look up information without having to open Bulbapedia!
If you’re not the admin of your server, ask someone who is if you think a bot would be valuable to have.
Let me know about other great Pokemon Discord bots in the comments! There’s a whole bunch, so this isn’t meant to be exhaustive, just the easiest and most effective bots to toss on your server and immediately have a good time.
Best Informative Pokemon Discord Bots
Let’s be real here. There’s 890 Pokemon, and about as many Moves, Items and Abilities. These bots will help you keep things straight and figure out how the heck you evolve that Inkay.
Beheeyem
Easily the best quick-reference Pokedex I’ve come across, named after everyone’s least-favorite-to-spell Pokemon Beheeyem. Get quick mainline game info on Pokemon, Abilities, Items, or Moves. No extra set up or weird permissions required, great for any server with Pokemon discussions going on.
Beheeyem even has spelling suggestions, making it useful for Pokecord players trying to sneak in a sly one.

Note: Images for this article are taken from official listings for these bots on their own homepage or top.gg Discord bot listing. Descriptions in images may be out of date and were written by the bots’ creators, not me.
Upsides

DUCKTALES: DUCKBURG QUEST
Wednesday February 12, 2020

Scrooge McDuck wants to marry Ma Beagle… wait! Really? His nephews think that this is a bit suspicious and they …

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Best bot I’ve seen to get a quick overview of a pokemon and a link to Bulbapedia (and Smogon and PokemonDB if you prefer)
Simple commands, all you need to remember is b.dex (pokemon) and b.help
Spelling suggestions help for for children who can’t read good

RUN DUDE
Monday January 27, 2020

Run, Dude, run! You have to run as fast as you can and jump over deadly saw blades. Calculate your …

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Downsides

BLOKOMANIA
Friday December 20, 2019

A simple, yet very entertaining puzzle game. Move red blocks across the level to get it to its destination point. …

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Website seems abandoned, though Gen 8 info is being added to the bot so it’s not dead yet
Oddly narrow and specific set of commands

Professor Bellis
The least-common bot on this list, Professor Bellis is a pretty new bot that uniquely (as far as I’ve seen) has Pokemon Masters Sync Pair information. It also has a whole Pokemon Masters style game built into it too, though I actually added it to my server just to look up Sync Pairs since Beheeyem doesn’t do that.

Upsides

Info most other Pokemon bots lack
Built in Pokemon Masters minigame you don’t have to whale for

Downsides

Pretty picky syntax

For example @Professor Bellis help works instead of !help like the documentation suggests

Everyone seems to have stopped playing Pokemon Masters already

Best Pokemon GO Bots
Pokemon GO is by far the most popular Pokemon side game, and due to it’s real world nature there’s a lot of complexities that bots can help out with. Due to my limited Pokemon GO experience I haven’t used them myself, but asked experienced Pokemon GO players what they use.
None of these bots violate Pokemon GO terms of service via disallowed automation, cheating, location emulation, etc.

Meowth
If you have a larger Pokemon GO server it can be a hassle to arrange meet ups, report raids/spawns in specific areas. Meowth can help you coordinate and plan raids and more:

Upsides

Lots of features
Reports from your local community, no (TOS-breaking) auto-reporting
Public and self-hosted versions
Most PoGo features you should need
Integration with popular third party programs like Silph Co & Pokebattler

Downsides

Might be too complicated to be useful if your group is small enough
Self-hosting (not recommended anyway) requires the expected amount of setup, requires some Linux knowledge

Silph Road
Silph Road is a major PoGo information site that has a Discord Bot to help you find other communities and players. Have a look at their features and see if the bot interests you, I know some players find them useful.
Best Gameplay Pokemon Discord Bots
Pokecord
I’m sure you’ve heard of Pokecord so I won’t spend too much time talking about it. It’s the most popular bot that lets Pokemon spawn in your Discord server and lets players catch them, trade them, and grow them up. It features Shinies, IVs, and a limited battle system.
If you just want to sit back in Discord, chat, and catch Pokemon low-effort, Pokecord has you covered.

Upsides

Most popular bot, many of your server members may already play
Decent support for things like Shinies, battles, a Pokedex
Catch Pokemon in several different languages, without changing the bot’s base language
Increase your Pokespelling skills by racing your friends to catch that Elgyem or whatever it’s called
Give Pokemon nicknames full of emoji to torture your friends
Helpful to boost engagement in your server by rewarding chatting & reading

Downsides

Very behind on features compared to Mewbot and other more battle-focused Discord bots

Status moves, breeding, multi-pokemon fights, minigames are all absent

Special evolutions are annoying, requiring things like a dedicated channel named “#day” to evolve daytime only evolutions
Requires a moderate degree of setup if you don’t want it to spam your channels

I highly recommend making an exclusive channel for any of these game bots

Commands aren’t well documented; see my Pokecord Guide for help
Economy is wonky and basically requires constantly voting for the bot on the Discord Bots list
Pokemon spawn rate is heavily biased against legendaries, starters, and some other Pokemon

On top of that, certain Pokemon appear far more than other common, non-legendary/starter pokemon

Mewbot
Mewbot is Pokecord’s less popular but more fully featured cousin. It works largely the same, just having a lot more features and some minor differences here and there.

Upsides

Basically does everything Pokecord does
Battles are much more in-depth than Pokecord with functional status moves
Pokemon spawns are more evenly distributed than Pokecord, meaning less duplicates and more excitement
Relevant minigames like game corner and fishing

Fishing gives evolution/etc items for free

Economy is a bit less bad than Pokecord

Downsides

More complicated than Pokecord
Nags for upvotes just like Pokecord
Not as popular as Pokecord
Can be harder to enjoy the more complete battle system due to less people that play it

PMDiscord
You guessed it; a Discord bot game based entirely around the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series! No dungeon exploring, but it has complex battles featuring terrain coverage, stat boosts, and team mechanics. Focuses exclusively on Pokemon Battles rather than collection, unlike Pokecord and Mewbot.

Upsides

Multi-player team based battles unlike most bots
PVE and PVP, even cross server PVP
Choose your pokemon instead of having to catch
A unique and balanced combat system based on Pokemon Mystery Dungeon—not many bots are based on PMD
Free and no vote-nagging unlike most Pokemon Bots! You can earn currency with a ‘novote’ mystery gift
Decent level of customization especially in sandbox mode

Downsides

A little confusing to get started in
Can be spammy—variable challenge speeds are available, but it’s best put in it’s own channel
Seems to be no legendaries or shinies, since you simply hatch what you want instead of catching
Not as commonly played as Pokecord or Mewbot
Challenges are made for multiplayer, which can be frustrating if other players aren’t online

Join Our Discord Server
Loaded with Pokemon bots and players, checkout our discord server to play some of the minigames or talk about pokemon—or just whatever. We’re well moderated and chill, and there’s a whole channel just for Pokemon Discord games, as well as a separate channel for Pokemon official games.
More Pokemon Discord Bots
There’s far more fully featured Pokemon bots than I ever expected to see on Discord, you can browse more on the Discord Bot Listing site top.gg or the other discord bot listing discord.bots.gg.
I’m sure plenty of these bots are great, but the list also includes lots of barely related bots that happen to have a pokemon command, unmaintained bots, or bots that may be more trouble than they’re worth compared to the ones I’ve included in my list.
Always be cautious when adding Discord bots to your own server, and be ready to boot spammy or unfun bots. Be careful which permissions bots request, some may ask for @everyone or other disruptive features.
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