Since the first generation of Pokémon that came to Pokémon Go, there have been a select few that can only be found in specific regions. With every subsequent generation, there have been more and more Pokémon introduced that can only be caught in certain parts of the world, much to the annoyance of many.
Thankfully, trading came to Pokémon Go not too long afterwards, and I can imagine you’re all trying to grab new Pokémon whenever you go on your holidays. Failing that, Go Fest events or Go Safari events help players catch Pokémon Go regional Pokémon that were previously unobtainable. There were also a couple of events that unlocked the ability to hatch certain Pokémon worldwide.
It may not be much use right now, given that we’re all confined to our home countries or states, but here is a list of every single Pokémon in the game whose different forms appear in different locations. This includes any with special conditions and those with different forms depending on where you are.
Pokémon Go regional Pokémon locations
Here are the locations of every regional Pokémon available in Pokémon Go right now. If you’re wondering why we’ve put some Pokémon like Farfetch’d with a specific regional form in brackets, this is because Galarian Farfetch’d has been available worldwide for some time now.
It’s therefore likely that Galarian Mr. Mime and Galarian Corsola will appear worldwide, or even in different regions. If that’s the case, we’ll move them to the Regional Unique Forms section with their forms and locations stated, but for now they’ll live here.
It’s also worth noting that Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf were region-exclusive Pokémon Go raids, but you were able to join those raids via remote passes.
|Farfetch’d (Kanto)||Eastern Asia|
|Mr. Mime (Kanto)||Europe|
|Tauros||Most states in the USA
Southern provinces of Canada
Northern states of Mexico
USA: Florida, and the Mexican border in Texas
|Corsola (Johto)||The beginning of the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, and all areas heading towards the equator|
|Torkoal||Western and South-East Asia|
|Zangoose||Europe, Asia, Australia (migrates)|
|Seviper||The Americas, and Africa (migrates)|
|Solrock||Europe, Asia, Australia (migrates)|
|Lunatone||The Americas, and Africa (migrates)|
|Relicanth||New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia|
|Volbeat||Europe, Asia, Australia|
|Illumise||The Americas, and Africa|
|Tropius||Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean (Crete)|
|Pachirisu||The northern part of Canada, northern Russia, and Alaska|
|Carnivine||USA: Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.|
|Uxie||Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (Raids only but can join via different regions)|
|Mesprit||Europe, Africa, and western Asia (Raids only but can join via different regions)|
|Azelf||The Americas (Raids only but can join via different regions)|
|Pansear||Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India|
|Panpour||The Americas, and Greenland|
|Sawk||Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Throh||The Americas, and Africa|
USA: Florida, and the Mexican border in Texas
|Sigilyph||Greece, Egypt, and Albania|
|Bouffalant||USA: New York, Maryland, and Massachusetts|
|Durrant||The Americas, and Africa|
|Heatmor||Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Klefki||France (also confirmed in the very southern bits of the UK, almost all of Belgium, the Basque region of Spain, and the very west of Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy)|
Pokémon Go regional unique forms
These two are Pokémon that can be caught anywhere in the world, but their form is different depending on where you live.
|Pokémon||Form 1||Form 2|
|Shellos||Pink: West of the Meridian line||Blue: East of the Meridian line|
|Basculin||Blue stripe: West of the Meridian line||Red Stripe: East of the Meridian line|
The Meridian line is a precise point on the globe, so to help figure out which part of the world is considered west and which part of the world is considered east, there is a list of places at the bottom of Wikipedia’s international prime meridian page that details the trajectory of the Greenwich meridian line from the north pole to the south pole.
If you are based to the west of it, you’ll get one form, and those east will get the other form. For example, if you live in Lewes in West Sussex (England), this town has the Meridian line pass through it. The majority of the town is east of this line, but there are also parts to the west.
Are there events to access regional Pokémon?
An upcoming Pokémon raid event will make Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf available in Level Five raids for the first time since the middle of 2019. During this event, Remote Raid passes will work, so if you have friends that invite you from a different region, you’ll be able to raid alongside them, and have a chance to catch the Pokémon for your Pokédex!
Aside from that though, there are no other upcoming Pokémon Go events with regional Pokémon in territories where they wouldn’t normally appear.
How to get regional exclusive Pokémon with a VPN
Of course, if you wait for events, you could be waiting a very long time before you have the chance to fill those empty spaces in the Pokédex. If you don’t like that prospect, you can take another route by using a Pokémon GO VPN.
VPN apps enable you to connect through IP addresses in other countries, but that’s only half the battle. You’ll also need a GPS spoofer (which tricks your device into thinking it’s in another location). Here’s a step by step process:
- Sign up for a VPN and download its app
- Install a GPS spoofer app on your phone (if you use Sufshark as your VPN, this will not be necessary as it comes with a GPS spoofer)
- With your VPN, choose a server in the country who’s regional exclusives you want to catch
- With your GPS spoofer, choose the same country
- Load up Pokémon GO and play
It’s important to keep in mind that Niantic don’t actually want users to use this method to catch regional exclusives – that’s why you need both a VPN and a GPS spoofer, to ensure that your location aligns with your address, because if the two do not match, you could find your account getting suspended. It has gotten very good at identifying people who are doing this, so proceed with caution. To further cover their tracks, some users implement a masking module, but as this involves jailbreaking your phone, we wouldn’t recommend it.
Here are a few VPN services we recommend for Pokémon GO:
So, those are all the current regional Pokémon in Pokémon GO and a few methods for catching them without traveling abroad. We will of course be updating as soon as more options appear or more region-exclusive Pokémon are released.