the official Pokemon GO blog has announced that several rare Pokemon, including Kangaskhan and Unown, will be available in select European cities, starting as early as this weekend and lasting until August 21!

As announced earlier, Niantic has postponed the August Safari Zone events in order to provide a better event experience. These rare and regional spawns are part of their compensation to affected trainers.

As previously rumored, not all regional exclusive Pokemon will be available, only Kangaskhan.

A special note has been published for Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers:

While you’re out looking for these Pokémon, consider stopping by your local Unibail-Rodamco shopping center. In addition to being a great place to find these Pokémon, we’ve heard that Lure Modules will be activated at many PokéStops found at these locations throughout the weekends of August 12 and August 19.

TheSilphRoad published a map (link) visualizing all of the cities and locations where this event takes place:

Click for large version. Map of all European Kangaskhan sighting locations, credits to The Silph Road

Kangaskhan will be available in the following cities:

  • Vienna, Austria
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Dijon, France
  • Lille, France
  • Lyon, France
  • Marseille, France
  • Nice, France
  • Paris, France
  • Rennes, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Bochum, Germany
  • Gera, Germany
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Munich, Germany
  • Oberhausen, Germany
  • Recklinghausen, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Naples, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Badajoz, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Cádiz, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Sevilla, Spain
  • San Sebastián, Spain
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Valladolid, Spain
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Leidschendam, The Netherlands
  • Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Nicholas Ivan

    Oh come on I was in Milan 2 weeks ago…

  • Mats de Kort

    What is the starting time? Not that I go tomorrow and it starts in the evening!

    • Remi Hindriks

      Yeah, same question. Just like the Moltres which started a day later than announced

    • slevin kelevra

      german spotted

    • Shady Shadows

      It has already started in the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Josh Baynham

    yesss i am going to cardiff next week

  • Remco Hoogervorst

    Almere, The Netherlands, was added to the list also.

  • Josh Hack


  • Nightmare

    Latam is waiting Niantic!!

  • Marta Pieprzycka

    yeah sure…..only one city in Poland…Oh c’mon!!!!!

    • Debora Stoykova

      Yah you got one .. none for Eastern Europa

      • Marta Pieprzycka

        yeah, that sucks too…..

  • phfercamic

    Wait, wait, wait.
    They chose Badajoz in Spain? WTF. Why?

    • Michiel

      Probably because there is a shopping mall from a sponsor of Niantic. It’s really pathetic.

  • Leeroy Jenkins

    Every Country in the EU but Ireland pretty much wtf.

    • Heydavid17

      What do you mean “Every Country in the EU”!?!?
      The entire eastern bloc is left out!

  • alexcp

    I’m not sure… saying “including” Kangaskhan means “only” Kangaskhan or Kangaskhan and other “rare” regionals?

    Well I’m actually happy that I can get to one of this cities, I hope to find at least one Unown, and I do hope that they also increase other rare pokemon (but not impossible in Europe) spawns, specially Snorlax, if not (and not other regionals), the sentence “SEVERAL rare pokemon” would lose its meaning

  • Jordan Tough

    Urgh, my brother just moved from Glasgow, could have crashed at his and farmed them. Guess a day trip is in order then

  • Jason Butler

    Well this sucks for rural players…

  • Simon Johnson

    Why just pick some cities, seems ridiculous, just do everywhere. The Uk selection doesn’t include any in Ireland, barely touches Scotland or Wales, doesn’t cover much SE, SW or far N, if you’re going to pick cities at least spread them out fairly so you don’t have to travel 2-300 miles to find one.

    • Zarko

      Errr… since when is Ireland part of UK?

      • Peter Møller

        Northern Ireland is in the UK and it does have one Northen Ireland City On The List (Belfast) but yep Ireland is not in the uk

  • Zarko

    I can confirm that London has both Kangaskhan and Unknown. You can barely walk 10m without coming across one!
    However, there only appear to be three different types of Unknown. Is anybody able to confirm if this is also the case in the region where Unknown is common from before?

    • Spetsen

      From what I’ve heard, there seems to be five different types: E, U, R, O and P (as in Europe…).

      • Hypno’s Cheerio

        I agree with that, BUT I have had two E’s turn into B and D, so don’t think “nah, won’t catch em cause I got it already!” Good luck!!

        • Zarko


          • Hypno’s Cheerio

            At first I thought it was some weird glitch! It really confused me 😂😂 then it happened again and I was like “oh, okay? This must be a thing??” Interesting for sure!

    • Marc Chaplin

      Yeah there are 3 types of unown in London, but each one of them varies depending on the player. I’m guessing you got 3 letters, F, A and G

      • Zarko

        No, I only came across E, U, R, O & P

  • Maura Bărbulescu

    Why not in Bucharest as well?

  • Spetsen

    Assuming the spawn rates seen so far last until August 21, Unown and Kangaskhan will turn from super rare to extremely common in large parts of Europe.

    While it would be nice to get some Unown and Kangaskhan when I’m going to Stockholm Aug 18-20 I think this is a pretty bad idea from Niantic.

    • Diskus1

      Yeah, I went to Mall of Scandinavia and in a couple of hours got tens of each, there’s tons of them.

  • Beno Zidarič

    Where is location in Milano italy… ?
    Dont find any info on unico web about italy

  • Slappy

    This event is the most useless one ever…. locking people out of catching regional stuff just because they can’t get to the citys where they spawn them in….

    • Diskus1

      “locking people out of catching regional stuff”… well… paradox right there.

      • Slappy

        Well when they open up stuff for people not beeing able to travel as far to get it why not open it up so everyone gets the same chance? It’s stupid, also opening up an absurd ammount of unown spawns to makes it even more dumb…

  • Tade13

    Can you write an article about Unowns, please ? I think its time for it 🙂

  • Rulin

    Pokémon DRIVE

  • Wilpuxi

    It seems that only the E U R O P E letter’s of Unown will be available. So only five of them. Can anybody confirm it?

    • Hypno’s Cheerio

      I caught 2 E’s and both changed into a different Unown Form I got a B and. D, so I’d catch as many as you can!!

      • Michal Hušák

        It was a bug already corrected by Niantic.

        • Zarko

          Damn! I caught over 50 today and none changed, that explains it 🙁

    • Peter Pasveer

      You mean 6 ?

      • Wilpuxi

        2 E are only 1 kind of Unown. 😀

    • Diskus1

      Caught over 50 yesterday, only those 5 letters.

  • Joey Neoh

    Hi all, any hope for Kangaskhan in Istanbul, Turkey?? i am Holidaying here for last few days! Omg.

  • broris

    so basically, screw eastern countries and rurals?

  • L.P. Morano

    Are Mr Mime still spawning in these locations too, or have they all migrated to Japan for Pikachu Outbreak?

  • Darran Smith

    Any idea what time on Monday the event will end?

  • Daisy Faber

    I went on zaterdag to Amsterdam but no Kangaskhan and Unown over there????