We’re in active research mode, investigating three new exclusive Pokémon: Solrock, Lunatone and Torkoal. Feel free to hop in our #research-channel on Discord and contribute.

This article lists everything we know so far.

What is going on with Solrock and Lunatone?

The confusion started with a simple quote from a news article on the official Pokémon.com website:

“Of particular note are the mighty Lunatone and Solrock, which can be found throughout the world, but never in the same region at the same time.”

Early theories were based around time zones but were quickly dismissed, successive theories about moon phases proved to be a disaster and the only remaining theory is that particular periods of day / night influence spawn rates significantly, reducing the opposite Pokémon’s spawn rate to zero.

However, it seems that there is more to it as players have reported catching Lunatone in Europe during day and night and Solrock during day and night (see Pkmnmasterholly’s stream).

At this moment, it’s very likely that these Pokémon are

  • either not bound to any region or roaming and
  • bound to particular day / night periods

Researching Torkoal region boundaries

Torkoal, image credits Wikia

Thanks to the joint efforts of our Discord research team and our Twitter followers, we know that Torkoal is available in the general Indian subcontinent area, including parts of Oman, UAE, Malaysia, Thailand, etc…

The following areas have been confirmed:

  • India (10+ reports)
  • Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (proof)
  • Medan Area, North Sumatra, Indonesia (proof)
  • Tambon Kho Hong, Thailand (proof)
  • Kampung Sungai Dua Bukit, Malaysia (proof)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (proof)
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh (proof)
  • Muscat (Bawshar), Oman (proof)
  • Muscat, Oman (proof)
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE (proof)
  • Dubai, UAE (proof)
  • Sri Lanka (proof)
  • Nepal, Hanoi and Vietnam confirmed by reddit

However, we are still trying to setup the boundaries correctly and we need your data, especially in Malaysia and Oman, where the east and west borders are seemingly at.

This is how the confirmed spawn area looks like (click for full size):

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If you live in the suspected area, report your catches in our #research-channel on Discord.