In Pokémon GO, some Pokémon are exclusive to certain parts of the world and can’t be found anywhere else. These Pokémon are called Region Exclusive Pokémon and there are currently 51 confirmed region-exclusive Pokémon species and forms.
This page lists all region locked Pokémon with the locations where they can be found.
List of Regional Pokémon in Pokémon GO
|Farfetch'd||South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong|
|Tauros||The United States and Southern Canada|
|Heracross||Central and Southern American Regions|
|Corsola||Between 31N and 26S Latitudes (Coastal Regions only)|
|Plusle||Worldwide (Formerly North and South Americas and Africa)|
|Minun||Worldwide (Formerly Europe, Asia, and Australia)|
|Volbeat||Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Illumise||North and South Americas and Africa|
|Torkoal||Western Asian and South-Eastern Asian Regions|
|Zangoose||Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Seviper||North and South Americas and Africa|
|Lunatone||Europe, Asia, and Australia|
|Solrock||North and South Americas and Africa|
|Tropius||African and Middle-eastern Regions|
|Relicanth||New Zealand and Oceania|
|Pachirisu||Arctic Hemisphere Regions(Parts of Canada, Alaska, and Russia)|
|Carnivine||Southeastern United States|
|Shellos||Shellos West Sea (pink) is found in the Western Hemisphere while Shellos East Sea (blue) is found in the Eastern Hemisphere|
|Mime Jr.||Europe (5 km eggs)|
|Mesprit||Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa|
|Azelf||North and South Americas and Greenland|
|Pansear||Europe, Middle East, Africa and India|
|Panpour||North and South Americas, and Greenland|
|Sawk||Europe, Asia and Australia|
|Throh||North and South Americas, and Africa|
|Basculin||The Red-Striped Form is found in the Eastern HemisphereThe Blue-Striped Form is found in the Western Hemisphere|
|Maractus||Mexico, Central America and South America|
|Sigilyph||Egypt and Greece|
|Bouffalant||New York and surrounding areas|
|Oricorio (Baile)||Europe, the Middle East, and Africa|
|Oricorio (Pom-Pom)||The Americas|
|Oricorio (Pa'u)||African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean Islands|
|Oricorio (Sensu)||Asia-Pacific Region|
|Furfrou (Debutante)||The Americas|
|Furfrou (Diamond)||Europe, the Middle East, and Africa|
|Furfrou (Star)||Asia-Pacific Region|
|Furfrou (La Reine)||France|
|Flabebe (Red Flower)||Europe, the Middle East, and Africa|
|Flabebe (Yellow Flower)||The Americas|
|Flabebe (Blue Flower)||Asia-Pacific Region|
How to get Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Tauros and Mr.Mime in Pokémon GO?
Generation 1 Regional Pokémon are common spawns found in the wild, but only in their respective regions. There’s nothing special to know about finding them, they are commonly available in parks, urban and similar areas.
- Farfetch’d → South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong
- Kangaskhan → Australia
- Mr. Mime → Europe
- Tauros → The United States and Southern Canada
How to get Heracross and Corsola in Pokémon Go?
Generation 2 Regional Pokémon are a bit harder to catch than Gen 1 Regionals, mostly because Corsola has specific spawning conditions. It spawns 1 to 2 miles of the coast, and only between specific geographical latitudes (tropic zone)
- Heracross → everywhere in South America
- Corsola → between 31N and 26S Latitudes, water areas near the coast
Furfrou Form Change Mechanic
Furfrou’s debut in Pokémon GO also marks the arrival of a new feature that will allow you to change the forms of certain Pokémon. Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim:
- Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim. This is the only version that can be caught.
- Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage and then tap the ‘Change Form‘ button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims. The available trims will depend on your region.
- Select your preferred Trim.
- Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.
While in the main series Oricorio changes their appearance via sipping nectars from various different flowers, in Pokémon GO the forms are currently regional and cannot be changed. Each Oricorio changes typing depending on the nectar they have consumed, making it a trickier mechanic for GO. In the main series the following occurs:
- If Red Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Baile Style, where it becomes Fire and type.
- If Yellow Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Pom-Pom Style, where it becomes Electric and type.
- If Pink Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Pa’u Style, where it becomes Psychic and type.
- If Purple Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Sensu Style, where it becomes Ghost and type.
Currently, these forms are only catchable in their specific regions, and cannot be changed. Whether this may change in the future or not is unknown. For now, you will have to travel to other regions, or trade with other trainers who have been able to travel to collect all the different Oricorio styles.
What Makes a Pokémon a Regional?
As Niantic has released more Pokémon into the world for us to search for, some Pokémon have been harder to find due to being in specific areas of the globe, requiring dedicated trainers to travel to obtain these otherwise elusive Pokémon.
The announcement of a new generation of Pokémon naturally brings in new regionals to the forefront. Kalos has so far seen Klefki, Flabébé and Furfrou as regionals, with the latter as a new form changing mechanic, and so far Alola has brough us Comfey and the Oricorio styles.
Many of the regional Pokémon are regional based on rivalries. For example, Seviper and Zangoose share a long feud in the main series games, constantly battling and chasing each other. They are based on a snake and a mongoose, and in the real world the mongoose is a snake’s predator. Mongoose will kill and eats snakes, and are immune to their venom.
Other regionals are regional because of the regions the main series games are based on. Klefki is from Kalos, which is thought to be based on France, so it became a French regional. Comfey is an Alola regional, which is based upon Hawaii, so Comfey is only found in Hawaii.
For others it is based on where the inspiration for the Pokémon may be found, like Tauros, Maractus, Sigilyth and Bouffalant. For others, it is simply because Niantic decided to make them regional and split the world into three, like the Lake Trio and the elemental monkeys.
With that being said, let’s find out about the regional Pokémon in the game!