December 3, 2020: It turns out Klefki is appearing in more places than just 'France', as we can confirm he's also appearing in parts of the UK!
Since the first generation of Pokémon that arrived on Pokémon Go, there have been a few that can only be found in specific regions. With each subsequent generation, there have been more and more Pokemon introduced that can only be caught in certain parts of the world, much to the chagrin of many.
Luckily, trading came to Pokémon Go soon after, and if it weren't for a global pandemic right now, we'd all be trying to grab new Pokémon every time we go on vacation. Failing that, Go Fest or Go Safari events helped players catch regional Pokemon that were previously unobtainable. There were also a few events that unlocked the ability to hatch certain Pokémon around the world.
This might not be very helpful right now, given that we're all confined to our home countries or states, but here's a list of every Pokémon in the game whose different forms spawn in different locations. This includes those with special conditions and those with different shapes depending on where you are.
everything in our regional Pokemon guide:
Regional Pokemon Locations
Here are the locations of all regional Pokémon available in Pokémon Go right now. If you're wondering why we put Pokémon like Farfetch'd with a specific regional form in square brackets, it's because Galarian Farfetch'd has been available worldwide for quite some time now.
It is therefore likely that Galarian Mr. Mime and Galarian Corsola will appear all over the world, even in different regions. If so, we'll move them to the Regional Unique Forms section with their forms and locations listed, 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)||East Asia|
|M. Mime (Kanto)||Europe|
|Tauros||Most US States
Southern Provinces of Canada
northern states of mexico
|Heracross||Amerique du Sud
USA: Florida and Mexican border in Texas
|Corsola (Management)||The beginning of the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, and all areas heading towards the equator|
|Torkoal||West and Southeast Asia|
|Zangoose||Europe, Asia, Australia (migrates)|
|Seviper||The Americas and Africa (migrates)|
|Solrock||Europe, Asia, Australia (migrates)|
|Lunatone||The Americas and Africa (migrates)|
|Relicant||New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia|
|Volbeat||Europe, Asia, Australia|
|Illumiser||The Americas and Africa|
|tropius||Africa, Middle East and Mediterranean (Crete)|
|Pachirisu||Northern part of Canada, northern Russia and Alaska|
|Carnivine||United States: 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 West Asia (raids only but can join via different regions)|
|Aself||The Americas (raids only but can join via different regions)|
|Pansear||Europe, Middle East, Africa and India|
|panpour||The Americas and Greenland|
|Sawk||Europe, Asia and Australia|
|Throh||The Americas and Africa|
|maractus||Amerique du Sud
USA: Florida and Mexican border in Texas
|Sigilyph||Greece, Egypt and Albania|
|puffy||United States: New York, Maryland and Massachusetts|
|durrant||Europe, Asia and Australia|
|Heatmor||The Americas and Africa|
|Klefki||France (also confirmed in south-east UK)|
Regional Unique Shapes
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||Rose: west of the meridian line||Blue: east of the meridian line|
|Basculine||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 determine which part of the world is considered west and which part of the world is considered east, there is a list of locations at the bottom of the international meridians page principals of Wikipedia which details the trajectory of the Greenwich meridian line from the north pole to the south pole.
If you're based 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 city is crossed by the Meridian line. The majority of the city is east of this line, but there are also parts to the west.
are there any events to access regional pokemon?
An upcoming Pokémon Raid Event will make Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf available in Tier Five Raids for the first time since mid-2019. During this event, Remote Raid Passes will work, so if you have friends inviting you from a different region, you can attack alongside them and have a chance to catch the Pokémon for your Pokédex!
Other than that, there are no other upcoming Pokémon Go events featuring regional Pokémon in territories where they wouldn't normally appear.
These are all the current regional Pokémon in Pokémon Go. We will of course update as soon as more options appear or more region-exclusive Pokémon are released.
In the meantime, why not check out our Pokémon Go Level 40 Legacy guide on how to get to the highest level before the Pokémon Go Level 50 update. You can also stay tuned for the latest Pokémon Go news as it happens. as it develops.