Pokémon Go Alolan Pokémon have arrived, introducing a new type of creature to catch while exploring out in the wild.
It's a bit of a break from form for Pokémon Go and developer Niantic - Alolan Forms were introduced in Gen 7 of the main games (Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon), and we're only up to Gen 3 at the time of writing! - but seeing as there's a bit of history there for elements of Alola creeping into Pokémon Go, maybe it's less surprising than we first thought.
We know how to get Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude - and previously, Alolan Exeggutor - and a tease of how we should find the rest.
Additionally, our Alolan Forms list provides you with images and differences with these Alolan Forms' new types, so you know which Kanto Pokémon have Alolan Forms.
How to get Alola Pokémon Diglett, Geodude and more in Pokémon Go
Alolan Forms are visually and often statistically different version of Pokémon - giving them different Types and properties - and first debuted in the main games are exclusively found in the Gen 7 region of Alola.
Interestingly, Alolan Pokémon are being released in a variety of ways, instead of a simple broad 'luck-based encounter' method with Shinies:
- Alolan Exeggutor: Released in the wild for a short period in May to celebrate the Pokémon Let's Go Eevee / Pikachu announcement
- Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude (and their evolutions through evolving): Released in the wild on July 14 and 15 as part of Pokémon Go Fest
- Other Alolan Forms: Available in 7km Eggs as part of the Gifts feature
How do Alolan Pokémon show up in Pokémon Go?
The first released, Alolan Exeggutor in late May, shows these Forms work similar to other creatures will multiple Forms, such as Castform. Though they won't take up a new Pokedex entry, they will have their own field within that entry, which is also how Shinies work.
Like Castform, these Alolan Forms will show up as silhouettes on your radar, helping you find them easier.
Coming soon are three major new features to Pokémon Go - Friends and Friendship Levels, Gifts and Trading. In the meantime, there's the Water Festival event, ushering in new Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Shiny encounters. Elsewhere, we have Alolan Pokémon Forms, 2km, 5km, 7km 10km Egg charts, regional exclusives and Buddy distances pages to help you complete your Gen 3 Pokémon collection. You can also read up on the upcoming Pokémon Go Fest and Safari Zone dates, as well as the next Community Day and when it's happening.
Pokémon Go Alolan Forms list and new types - which Pokémon have Alolan Forms?
There are a fair few Pokémon that originated from Gen 1's Kanto region who get special Alolan forms. Here's a list of all the new Pokémon, plus their new types if they get any, and their predicted CP as derived from the CP calculator for Pokémon Go (thanks to Silph Road for filling in the gaps on CP here).
|No.||Pokémon||None||Type||Max CP||Base HP||Base Att||Base Def|
|19||Rattata||Dark / Normal||588||60||103||70|
|20||Raticate||Dark / Normal||1587||150||135||159|
|26||Raichu||Electric / Psychic||2143||120||201||172|
|27||Sandshrew||Ice / Steel||1219||100||125||154|
|28||Sandslash||Ice / Steel||2366||150||177||221|
|50||Diglett||Ground / Steel||463||20||108||89|
|51||Dugtrio||Ground / Steel||1587||70||201||148|
|74||Geodude||Rock / Electric||1193||80||132||163|
|75||Graveler||Rock / Electric||1815||110||164||196|
|76||Golem||Rock / Electric||2916||160||211||229|
|88||Grimer||Poison / Dark||1269||160||135||90|
|89||Muk||Poison / Dark||2709||210||190||184|
|103||Exeggutor||Grass / Dragon||2881||190||230||158|
|105||Marowak||Fire / Ghost||1691||120||144||200|