Pokémon Go regional exclusives: Klefki, Throh, Sawk, Basculin, Maractus, Sigilyph and all regional exclusive Pokémon locations

How to catch each exclusive regional-locked Pokémon.

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

With the addition of Gen 5 comes the most recent set of regional exclusive Pokémon - Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Heatmor, Durant - contributing to an already long list, with regions being divided up along all kinds of geographical barriers, from entire hemispheres to specific parts of individual countries.

Since their release, by and large the creatures have remained locked to their specific regions, except in a handful of special events or regional 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 regional exclusives list, as well as providing all regional exclusive locations of course, so you can get out and find them.

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Pokémon Go regional exclusives map and how regional exclusives work in Pokémon Go

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.

Regionals can be found spawning in the wild - so don't expect them in gyms or in nests. From September 2019, regionals have also been made available in Eggs - but only from their respective regions. This is also the only way to get Mime Jr., the Gen 4 pre-evolution to Gen 1's regional exclusive Mr Mime.

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 regional 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.

Below you'll find a map of all the regional exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon Go:

Thank you to zoglandboy from reddit for creating this map.

Pokémon Go Regional Exclusives List - all regional exclusive Pokémon for Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and New Zealand

Below is a list of where every regional exclusive Pokémon can be found, and the specific locations you'll find them in:

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Africa for Pokémon Go:

  • Corsola - Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar
  • Lunatone - Anywhere within the continent
  • Tropius - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pansear - Anywhere within the continent
  • Throh - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sigilyph - Egypt
  • Durant - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Asia for Pokémon Go:

  • Farfetch'd - Japan and South Korea
  • Corsola - India, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Papus New Guinea
  • Volbeat - Anywhere within the continent
  • Torkoal - South Asia
  • Zangoose - Anywhere within the continent
  • Solrock - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pachirisu - Russia
  • Chatot - India, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
  • Pansage - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Heatmor - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Australia for Pokémon Go:

  • Kangaskhan - Anywhere within the continent
  • Corsola - Northern Australia
  • Volbeat - Anywhere within the continent
  • Zangoose - Anywhere within the continent
  • Solrock - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Chatot - Northern Australia
  • Pansage - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Heatmor - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in New Zealand for Pokémon Go:

  • Chatot - Northern Australia
  • Relicanth - Anywhere within the country, including the surrounding islands (Fiji, Samoa, etc.)
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the country
  • Volbeat - Anywhere within the continent
  • Zangoose - Anywhere within the continent
  • Solrock - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pansage - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Heatmor - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in Europe for Pokémon Go:

  • Mr. Mime - Anywhere within the continent (apart from far north Scandinavia, though level with Iceland - which also has spawns - is fine)
  • Volbeat - Anywhere within the continent
  • Zangoose - Anywhere within the continent
  • Solrock - Anywhere within the continent
  • Tropius - Southern Spain and the Mediterranean Sea (Malta, Cyprus, etc.)
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Mime Jr. - Hatched from Eggs sourced from anywhere in the continent (apart from far north Scandinavia, though level with Iceland - which also has spawns - is fine)
  • Pansear - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sigilyph - Albania and Greece
  • Heatmor - Anywhere within the continent
  • Klefki - France

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in the Middle East for Pokémon Go:

  • Corsola - Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  • Tropius - The Levant (Israel, Lebanon, etc.)
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pansear - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Durant - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in North America for Pokémon Go:

  • Tauros - Anywhere within the continent
  • Heracross - Southern Florida and Southern Texas
  • Illumise - Anywhere within the continent
  • Seviper - Anywhere within the continent
  • Lunatone - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pachirisu - Alaska and Northern Canada
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Carnivine - Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
  • Panpour - Anywhere within the continent
  • Throh - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Maractus - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Southern California
  • Sigilyph - Israel
  • Bouffalant - New York City and surrounding area
  • Durant - East of Meridian Line

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in South America for Pokémon Go:

  • Heracross - Anywhere within the continent
  • Corsola - Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
  • Illumise - Anywhere within the continent
  • Seviper - Anywhere within the continent
  • Lunatone - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Chatot - Peru
  • Panpour - Anywhere within the continent
  • Throh - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Maractus - Anywhere within the continent, including the Carribean, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
  • Durant - East of Meridian Line

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

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

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter 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, apart from far north Scandinavia, though level with Iceland - which also has spawns - is fine
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.

Note the above all have shiny versions available as of September 9th as part of 2019's Ultra Bonus rewards.

How to catch Heracross and Corsola in Pokémon Go

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

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
214
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Heracross
Heracross Bug
Fighting
South America, southern Florida and Texas Generally everywhere.
222
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Corsola
Corsola Rock
Water
Tropical areas near the coast More common in water areas, specifically within a mile or two of the coast, between the two Tropics.

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

How to catch the many Gen 3 regional 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 2019 spring solstice.

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter 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

Africa

North America

South America
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
338
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Solrock
Solrock Psychic
Rock
Asia

Australia

Europe
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, Chatot and Mime Jr. regionals in Pokémon Go

How to catch the seven Gen 4 regional exclusives in Pokémon Go:

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
417
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Pachirisu
PachirisuElectricAlaska
Canada
Russia
Generally everywhere.
422
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_4
ShellosWaterGlobal - different forms regional exclusive east and west of Meridian lineGenerally everywhere.
439
pokemon_go_regional_mime_jr
Mime Jr.Psychic / FairyEuropeHatched from Eggs sourced from anywhere in the continent (bar far north Scandinavia)
441
Pokemon_Go_Region_Exclusive_Chatot
ChatotNormal
Flying
Southern HemisphereGenerally 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
CarnivineGrassFlorida and South Carolina, USAGenerally everywhere.
480
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_1
UxiePsychicAsia
Pacific
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
481
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_2
MespritPsychicEurope
Middle East
Africa
India
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
482
pokemon_go_region_exclusive_4_3
AzelfPsychicAmericas
Greenland
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water

The Season of Celebration has arrived! With it comes a level cap increase - including the addition of XL Candy, the Legacy 40 Challenge quest and boosts to some XP sources - Platinum Medals, the arrival of Gen 6 Pokémon such as Espurr and changes to the Go Battle League We've recently seen the addition of 'Strange' red eggs and new Arlo, Cliff, Sierra andGiovanni line-ups.


How to catch Throh, Sawk, Basculin, Maractus, Sigilyph and Bouffalant regionals in Pokémon Go

How to catch Gen 5 regional exclusives in Pokémon Go:

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
511
Pokemon_Go_Pansage
Pansage Grass Asia-Pacific Generally everywhere. Evolves into Simisage with an Unova Stone.
513
Pokemon_Go_Pansear
Pansear Fire Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Generally everywhere. Evolves into Simisear with an Unova Stone.
515
Pokemon_Go_Panpour
Panpour Water Americas Generally everywhere. Evolves into Simipour with an Unova Stone.
538
Pokemon_Go_Throh
Throh Fighting North America, South America, Africa Rare but generally everywhere.
539
Pokemon_Go_Sawk
Sawk Fighting Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East Rare but generally everywhere.
550
Pokemon_Blue_Basculin
Basculin Water Global - different forms regionally exclusive to location east or west of the Meridian Line Generally everywhere.
556
Pokemon_Go_Maractus
Maractus Grass South America, North America southern states - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Southern California Rare but generally everywhere.
561
Pokemon_Go_Sigilyph
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying type Albania, Egypt, Greece, Israel Rare but generally everywhere.
626
Pokemon_Bouffalant
Bouffalant Normal type New York City, USA and surrounding areas Generally everywhere.
631
Pokemon_Go_Heatmor
Heatmor Fire Europe, Asia, Australasia Rare but generally everywhere.
632
Pokemon_Go_Durant
Durant Bug / Steel North America, South America, Africa Rare but generally everywhere.

How to catch Klefki in Pokémon Go

Below you can discover the locations for all of the regionally exclusive Pokémon in Gen 6 in Pokémon Go:

No.PokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
707
Pokemon_Klefki
Klefki Steel / Fairy France
Luxembourgh
Channel Islands - Gurnsey and Jersey
UK - coastal areas of East Sussex and Kent
Belgium - southern regions (spotted in Brussels and Antwerp)
Switzerland - western regions near French border (spotted in Basel and Lausanne)
Italy - western regions near French border (spotted in Turin)
Spain - northern regions near French border (spotted in Logroño)
Germany - western regions near French border (spotted in Kaiserslautern, Freiburg im Breisgau and Karlsruhe
Only in the wild.

Good luck collecting every regional Pokémon in Pokémon Go - you're going to need it!

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