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In the grand scheme of things, Pokémon GO is a forgiving game in terms of in-app purchases: it is very easy to have fun with the game and collect a huge number of the 400+ available monsters without ever spending anything in the in-game store. However, as you narrow down the list of everything you still need to catch, you may well find that a few intercontinental flights stand between you and full 'dex completion…

There are currently 21 regional exclusive Pokémon – as well as one Pokémon with two regional variations (and a pair of Pokémon that are, thankfully no longer regionally exclusive). In this guide, we’ll help you work out which regional exclusives are available to you, and which ones you’ll have to travel to find. We’ll also give you a crash-course in the history of how Niantic has mixed up their regional strategy in the past – providing opportunities to grab exclusives without dusting off your passport.

Regional Exclusives Event Alert! September 9 to 16 2019 (Ultra Bonus Unlock Week 2)

Repeating a similar event from September 2018, Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros will temporarily be available to all Pokémon GO players. The event runs from 13:00 PDT on Monday September 9 2019 to 13:00 PDT on Monday September 16 2019. During this period:

  • There is a chance of hatching the usually region-locked Pokémon Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros from 7km eggs (the yellow and pink ones in friend gifts)
  • Incubators will be twice as effective - so even your most basic incubators will hatch a 7km egg in just 3.5km
  • All four Pokémon will be newly available in shiny form
  • You should prioritise eggs obtained during the event - we cannot guarantee that eggs stockpiled prior to the event will have a chance of containing one of the rare regionals

This border-breaking event is part of a series of 'Ultra Bonus Weeks' planned for September. In the same week you can also expect to see all four forms of the Gen 3 Mythical Pokémon Deoxys in 5-Star raids. The preceding week sees a rare chance to grab Unown in 10km eggs and in the following week, you can expect to start completing the first entries in your Generation 5 (Unova) Pokédex.

Pokémon GO just got particularly busy - you should also look out for Team Rocket at infected Pokéstops and a new special research quest featuring the mythical Pokémon Jirachi.

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Regional Exclusives List – A Continent-by-Continent Guide For Holidaying Pokémon Fans

Regional exclusives throw a curve(Poké)ball to the dedicated Pokémon GO player: no matter how many egg-hatching kilometres your roam, you’re never going to just stumble upon a monster kept in the pocket of a completely different continent.

Exclusive Pokémon spawns probably shouldn’t be a factor in where you choose to holiday next year (or at least, anywhere in the top 10 list of factors), but if you’re holidaying a good distance away from home, they’re a nice little bonus. And be sure to let your Pokémon GO playing friends and colleagues know about the list if they let slip that they’re off somewhere nice (regional Pokémon – a better souvenir than a stick of rock).

Africa and The Middle East

Region-wide

  • [#357] Tropius

Limited availability

  • [#222] Corsola (Coastal equatorial countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
  • [#481] Mesprit (Extremely rare, near water)

Asia

Region-wide

  • [#313] Volbeat
  • [#335] Zangoose
  • [#337] Lunatone

Limited availability

  • [#83] Farfetch’d (Japan and South Korea
  • [#222] Corsola (Coastal equatorial countries India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines)
  • [#324] Torkoal (South Asia)
  • [#417] Pachirisu (Russia)
  • [#441] Chatot (All parts of Asia below the equator)
  • [#481] Mesprit (Western Asia: Extremely rare, near water)
  • [#482] Azelf (Asia Pacific: Extremely rare, near water)

Europe

Region-wide

  • [#122] Mr Mime
  • [#313] Volbeat
  • [#335] Zangoose
  • [#337] Lunatone

Limited availability

  • [#357] Tropius (Southern Spain and Mediterranean Islands)
  • [#481] Mesprit (Extremely rare, near water)

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands

Region-wide

  • [#441] Chatot

Limited availability

  • [#115] Kangaskhan (Australia)
  • [#222] Corsola (Northern Australia)
  • [#313] Volbeat (Australia)
  • [#335] Zangoose (Australia)
  • [#337] Lunastone (Australia)
  • [#369] Relicanth (New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
  • [#482] Azelf (Extremely rare, near water)

North America

Region-wide

  • [#128] Tauros
  • [#314] Illumise
  • [#336] Seviper
  • [#338] Solrock

Limited availability

  • [#214] Heracross (Southern Florida and Texas)
  • [#417] Pachirisu (Alaska, Northern Canada)
  • [#455] Carnivine (Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina)
  • [#480] Uxie (Extremely rare, near water)

South and Central America

Region-wide

  • [#214] Heracross
  • [#314] Illumise
  • [#336] Seviper
  • [#338] Solrock
  • [#441] Chatot (All parts of South America below the equator)
  • [#480] Uxie (Extremely rare, near water)

Regional Exclusive Variations: Shellos (and Gastrodon)

Shellos [#422] is available worldwide, however you’ll find different forms of this Pokémon depending on which side of the 0° longitude (prime meridian) you fall:

  • East Sea Shellos (Blue) is found east of the meridian (Broadly: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand)
  • West Sea Shellos (Pink) is found west of the meridian (Broadly: North, South and Central America, westernmost Europe and Africa)
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Regional Exclusive Events – Raids, Eggs, Migrations and Other Events

With the number of regional exclusive monsters growing significantly in recent years, Niantic occasionally throw a bone to those of us who haven’t recently flown long-haul (or know Pokémon GO playing friends doing the same). Various in-game and real world events are used as vehicles for temporary and permanent changes to exclusivity, including the following past events:

January 15 2019: Lunatone and Solrock Appear in Raids

For one day Lunatone and Solrock were featured in Tier 3 Pokémon raids, allowing temporary access to all players.

September 13 to October 8 2018: Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, Tauros Hatching from 7km Eggs

The game’s original quartet of regional exclusives were temporarily available worldwide in 7km eggs. These eggs are received by exchanging gifts with other players. Relatively low hatching rates for Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime or Tauros did not guarantee players a regional exclusive Pokémon.

June 21 2018: Lunatone and Solrock Migration

Niantic marked the 2018 summer solstice by moving Solrock from Africa, South America and North America to Asia, Australia and Europe, with Lunatone moving in the opposite direction. The pair have not switched back for subsequent solstices.

February 9 2018: Plusle and Minun Lose Regional Exclusivity

These polarised Pikachu-esque rabbit friends were released as regional exclusives (with Plusle sticking to North Africa, South America and North American, Minun in Asia, Australia and Europe). Niantic decided to allow opposites to attract – and the dex-filling duo have been available everywhere ever since.

January 5 2018: Seviper and Zangoose Migration

Before January 2018, Seviper could be found in Asia, Australia, Europe and Zangoose in Africa, South America and North America. The long feuding pair were switched and have yet to revert to their original locations.

Regional Exclusives at Pokémon GO Fest, Pokémon GO Safari Zone and Other Events

As with the extremely elusive Unown, regional exclusives are shipped along to various Pokémon events such as GO Fest, Safari Zone, and the Pokémon World Championships as another perk of attending (and in the case of GO Fest, paying the price of entry).

Summary Table: Where to find Pokémon GO’s regional exclusive Pokémon

Pokédex Number

Image

In-game Region/ Generation

Pokémon Name

Real-world Region

83

Farfetch'd

Kanto (Gen 1)

Farfetch’d

Eastern Asia

115

Kangaskhan

Kanto (Gen 1)

Kangaskhan

Australia

122

Mr. Mime

Kanto (Gen 1)

Mr. Mime

Europe

128

Tauros

Kanto (Gen 1)

Tauros

North America

214

Heracross

Johto (Gen 2)

Heracross

South America

222

Corsola

Johto (Gen 2)

Corsola

Near the Equator

313

Volbeat

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Volbeat

Asia, Australia, Europe

314

Illumise

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Illumise

Africa, South America, North America

324

Torkoal

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Torkoal

Western/South East Asia

335

Zangoose

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Zangoose

Asia, Australia, Europe

336

Solrock

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Seviper

Africa, South America, North America

337

Lunatone

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Lunatone

Africa, South America, North America

338

Solrock

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Solrock

Asia, Australia, Europe

357

Tropius

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Tropius

Africa, Mediterranean, Middle East,

369

Relicanth

Hoenn (Gen 3)

Relicanth

New Zealand, Pacific Islands

417

Pachirisu

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Pachirisu

Alaska, Canada, Russia

441

Chatot

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Chatot

Southern Hemisphere

455

Carnivine

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Carnivine

Southeast United States

480

Uxie

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Uxie

North, South and Central America, very rare spawn near water

481

Mesprit

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Mesprit

Africa, Europe, Middle East, Western Asia, very rare spawn near water

482

Azelf

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Azelf

Asia Pacific, very rare spawn near water

422a

Shellos Eastside

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Shellos (East Sea) [Blue]

East of 0° longitude

422b

Shellos Westside

Sinnoh (Gen 4)

Shellos (West Sea) [Pink]

West of 0° longitude