From the very beginning, the goal of Pokémon Go has been to get you to get up and go. Around the neighborhood, sure, but also around the world. That’s where Regional Exclusive Pokémon come in. Since Gen I, Pokémon Go has kept a handful of Pokémon exclusive to some regions, and with each new generation, they’ve increased the number of Pokémon and places. Even when these Pokémon appear in Eggs, they can still only be found in their specific regions.

Here’s the updated list!

What are Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go is all about getting up and going, both walking and traveling. To help promote the traveling part, Pokémon Go makes some Pokémon only available in certain regions of the world. Sometimes it’s a country or island, a subcontinent or continent or part thereof, or in one case, coastlines around the equator. Whatever the region is, you have to go there to find its exclusive Pokémon.

What are the current Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Go?

As of October 2020, there are nearly 40 Pokémon that can only be caught or hatched in specific parts of the world. While these Pokémon each have designated regions where they can be caught or hatched, there is the occasional overlap, as well as parts of regions that fall outside of the spawn areas. For example, the souther tip of Florida and Texas won’t see the North American Regional Exclusive Tauros. Some Regional Exclusive Pokémon also swap regions periodically.

  • Farfetch’d* – East Asia
  • Kangaskhan – Oceania
  • Mr. Mime – Europe
  • Tauros – North America
  • Heracross – Central and South America
  • Corsola – Tropical areas along the equator
  • Illumise – Americas and Africa
  • Volbeat – Europe, Asia, Oceania
  • Torkoal – South Asia
  • Zangoose – Europe, Asia, and Oceania
  • Seviper – Americas and Africa
  • Solrock – Eastern Hemisphere
  • Lunatone – Western Hemisphere
  • Relicanth – New Zealand and surrounding islands
  • Tropius – Africa and surrounding areas
  • Pachirisu – North-Arctic, including Canada, Russia, and Alaska
  • Shellos (Pink) – Western Hemisphere
  • Shellos (Blue) – Eastern Hemisphere
  • Mime Jr. – Europe (5 KM eggs)
  • Chatot – Southern Hemisphere
  • Carnivine – Southeastern USA
  • Uxie – Asia-Pacific
  • Mesprit – Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa
  • Azelf – Americas and Greenland
  • Pansage – Asia-Pacific
  • Pansear – Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa
  • Panpour – Americas, Greenland
  • Throh – Americas and Africa
  • Sawk – Europe, Asia, and Australia
  • Basculin (Red-Striped) – Eastern Hemisphere
  • Basculin (Blue-Striped) – Western Hemisphere
  • Maractus – Mexico, Central America, and South America
  • Sigilyph – Egypt and Greece
  • Bouffalant – New York and the surrounding areas
  • Heatmor – Western Hemisphere
  • Durant – Eastern Hemisphere

Note: Farfetch’d is a Regional Exclusive. However, it’s Galarian regional variant is not exclusive. You can catch and hatch Galarian Farfetch’d in any part of the world.

Bouffalant in Pokémon Go

Pokemon 626 Bouffalant (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

The latest Regional Exclusive Pokémon to come to Pokémon Go is Bouffalant. Introduced during Unova Week Bouffalant was originally advertised as being available in New York City and the surrounding areas, because the Unova Region was loosely based on that area. However, players have reported Bouffalant sightings as far north as New Hampshire and as far south as Virginia. It would seem as…


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