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 now know how to get all forms - including the most recently added Alolan Raichu and Alolan Marowak.

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.

Update (August 1st): According to a new findings by The Silph Road, Rattata is no longer found in 7km Eggs.

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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 Rattata, Raticate: Available in the wild as a common encounter, while Raticate is available by evolving
  • 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
  • Alolan Diglett, Geodude: Available in 7km Eggs and the wild as uncommon encounters
  • Alolan Exeggutor, Raichu, Marowak: Tier 2, 3 and 4 Raid battles as of July 19th 2018

There's a new wave of Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon thanks to the addition of Adventure Sync rewards, some additional region exclusives, and new November Field Research. Meanwhile, we are waiting on new Community Day times - but we do finally know how to get Meltan with Let's Go.

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.PokémonNoneTypeMax CPBase HPBase AttBase 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
37 Vulpix
Ice 774 76 96 122
38 Ninetales
Ice 2184 146 170 207
50 Diglett
Ground / Steel 463 20 108 89
51 Dugtrio
Ground / Steel 1587 70 201 148
52 Meowth
Dark 679 80 99 81
53 Persian
Dark 1614 130 158 139
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

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