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.
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How do Alolan Pokémon work 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.
Alolan Pokémon appear as Forms, similar to other creatures with 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.
Because they are Forms, the good news is they share the Candy of the Pokémon they based on. So if you have plenty of Grimer Candy from when you have caught them in the past, and hatch an Alolan Grimer, you can instantly evolve it into an Alolan Muk.
How to get every currently available Alolan Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Interestingly, Alolan Pokémon are being released in a variety of ways, instead of a simple broad 'luck-based encounter' method with Shinies:
- Alolan Exeggutor: Available in the wild as a rare encounter, after being released as a common encounter over a short period in May to celebrate the Pokémon Let's Go Eevee / Pikachu announcement
- Alolan Rattata, Raticate: Available in the wild as a common encounter, in 7km Eggs, while Raticate is also available by evolving
- Alolan Diglett, Geodude: Available in the wild as uncommon encounters from July 14 and 15 after Pokémon Go Fest
- Alolan Grimer, Meowth, Sandshrew and Vulpix: Available in 7km Eggs as part of the Gifts feature
- Alolan Muk, Persian, Sandslash, Ninetails, Graveler and Golem: Evolved after catching their prior evolution in 7km Eggs
There is also the tease of Alolan Forms being available in Raids, though none have been sighted yet.
Alolan Raichu, Marowak and other currently unavailable Alolan Pokémon listed
Like Shinies, developer Niantic is staggering the rollout of these unique forms. The ones yet to be released are as follows:
- Alolan Raichu, Marowak: To be confirmed
Three new features have recently arrived - Friends in Pokémon Go, Gifts and Trading, as well as new July Field Research, Legendary Pokémon Regice, Alolan Pokémon Forms and 7km Eggs. We also have regional exclusives, Stardust and Buddy distances pages to help you complete your Gen 3 Pokémon collection. You can also read up on Pokémon Go Articuno Day and Birthday event Pikachu, as well as the next Community Day and when it's happening. Want to look even further into the future? Our Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon list and Celebi explains which new creatures are coming to the game one day.
Pokémon Go Alolan Forms list - 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|