Pokémon Go region exclusives tie a handful of the first four Generations to specific locations around the globe.

With the addition of Gen 4 comes the most recent set of regionally exclusive Pokémon: Carnivine, Chatot, and Pachirisu, but there's now a pretty long list, with regionals being divided up along all kinds of geographical barriers, from entire hemispheres to specific parts of individual countires.

Since their release, by and large the creatures have remained locked to their specific regions, except in a handful of special events or region swaps.

So unless you travel a lot - or have Friends willing to Trade them - you might have to be patient for them to arrive on your shores.

Here on this page we'll run through the entire Pokémon Go region exclusives list, as well as providing all region exclusive locations of course, so you can get out and find them.

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How region exclusives in Pokémon Go work

Each generation of Pokémon has several creatures you can only find in specific regions. These can be specific countries (such as the USA's Tauros), entire continents (Europe's Mr. Mime), certain regions (Corsola in the Tropics) and even 'halves' of the planet (such as Lunatone and Solrock).

These creatures are fairly common spawns in these regions, so if you are visiting for a short period, it won't take long to find them. Finding them out in the wild is the only way, though - barring any kind of special events they cannot be hatched in Eggs, found in nests or spawn in gyms.

If you don't travel, then don't fret. Gen 3 has shown these creatures can swap round occasionally (such as Zangoose and Seviper) or drop region exclusivity altogether (Plusle and Minun) and as mentioned above, shift temporarily for special events, such as Farfetch'd during Pokémon Go's 2017 Travel Challenge.

How to catch Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd regionals in Pokémon Go

How to catch the four Gen 1 region exclusives in Pokémon Go:

No.NonePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations and Notes
83
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Farfetchd
Farfetch'd Normal
Flying
Japan
S. Korea
Generally everywhere, more frequently in parks and similar areas
115
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Kangaskhan
Kangaskhan Normal Australasia Generally everywhere, but more frequently in parks and similar areas.
122
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Mr_Mime
Mr. Mime Psychic
Fairy
Europe Generally everywhere, including city centres like London and Paris.
128
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Tauros
Tauros Normal USA Generally everywhere in the US, with some reports of it appearing in expansive, desert-like or rodeo-related areas more frequently.

How to catch Heracross and Corsola in Pokémon Go

How to catch the two Gen 2 region exclusives in Pokémon Go:

No.NonePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
214
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Heracross
HeracrossBug
Fighting
South America, southern Florida and TexasGenerally everywhere.
222
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Corsola
CorsolaRock
Water
Tropical areas near the coastMore common in water areas, specifically within a mile or two of the coast, between the two Tropics.

This summer sees a series of Pokémon Go Global Challenges, which has resulted in an upcoming Raikou Day and the release of Jirachi in Pokémon Go for this year's Chicago Go Fest 2019 attendees. Elsewhere, June also sees weekly Raid Hour times, new Field Research, which can help with some of the harder-to-find Gen 4 Pokémon. Elsewhere, you can read up on the latest Legendary Pokémon counters and weaknesses.

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How to catch Relicanth, Illumise, Volbeat, Torkoal, Tropius, Zangoose, Seviper, Solrock and Lunatone in Pokémon Go

How to catch the many Gen 3 region exclusives in Pokémon Go. Note that Plusle and Minun were originally part of this list - they are now available globally - while Lunatone and Solrock swapped regions with the arrival of the 2018 summer solstice.

No.NonePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
313
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Volbeat
Volbeat Bug Europe

Asia

Australasia
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
314
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Illumise
Illumise Bug North America

South America

Africa
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
324
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Torkoal
Torkoal Fire South Asia Fairly common spawn anywhere within this area.
335
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Zangoose
Zangoose* Normal Europe

Asia

Australasia
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
336
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Seviper
Seviper* Poison North America

South America

Africa
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
337
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Lunatone
Lunatone Psychic
Rock
North America

South America

Africa
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
338
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Solrock
Solrock Psychic
Rock
Europe

Asia

Australasia
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
357
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Tropius
Tropius Grass
Flying
Africa

Mediterranean
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
369
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Relicanth
Relicanth Rock
Water
New Zealand

Surrounding Islands (Fiji, Samoa, etc.)
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere in this area.

*As an interesting lore tidbit, Zangoose and Seviper are natural enemies (like a mongoose and a snake...) and so are never on the same continent. They actually started in reverse of the continents above, but swapped at the end of the Winter 2017 event, so they may swap back again!

How to catch Pachirisu, Carnivine and Chatot regionals in Pokémon Go

It's still early days, but here's what we know about how to catch Gen 4's first regional exclusives in Pokémon Go:

No.NonePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
417
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Pachirisu
Pachirisu Electric Alaska
Canada
Russia
Generally everywhere.
422
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_4
Shellos Water Global - different forms regional exclusive east and west of Meridian line Generally everywhere.
441
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Chatot
Chatot Normal
Flying
Southern Hemisphere Generally everywhere. Countries confirmed to be spawning it in the region include Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, and South Africa so far.
455
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Carnivine
Carnivine Grass Florida and South Carolina, USA Generally everywhere.
480
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_1
Uxie Psychic Americas and Greenland Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
481
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_2
Mesprit Psychic Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
482
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_3
Azelf Psychic Asia Pacific Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water

Additional writing by Matthew Reynolds.

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