If you're a keen Pokémon GO player, you'll no doubt be aware that some of those elusive critters can only be obtained in certain parts of the world. While it hasn't been confirmed just yet, it looks like some of those exclusive to particular regions could be about to have a bit of a swap around.

As reported by, a recent newsletter received by some Pokémon GO players contains a special note about a New Year Surprise. The newsletter states that something strange is happening which could affect the migration of certain Pokémon, specifically mentioning the region of Hoenn. No more information has been provided, but this certainly hints towards a location swap for several Pokémon.

This has happened before - Seviper and Zangoose have been known to switch places, as have Solrock and Lunatone - so there's no reason to believe that this wouldn't be the case once again. Other Hoenn regional exclusives include Torkoal, Relicanth, Illumise, Volbeat, and Tropius; perhaps these Pokémon might benefit from a swap this time around?

We'll keep an eye out for more information on this as it happens but, until then, let us know if you'd like to get your hands on some different regional exclusive Pokémon in your game in our comments section below.