Is functional form

A "functional form" is a Pokémon form that changes something about the way that Pokémon behaves mechanically (e.g., in battle): a different type combination, different base stats, different available moves, etc.. It is different from a "cosmetic form" that only changes the Pokémon's appearance but otherwise leaves it mechanically unaltered.

These Pokémon are "alternate versions" of their "standard" functional form.

Phoenixdex Pokémon tagged "Is functional form" (8)

Canon Pokémon tagged "Is functional form" (17)