Galarian Pokémon, such as Galarian Meowth, Galarian Stunfisk and Galarian Darumaka, can now be caught in Pokémon Go.
Gen 8 also includes a number of special Pokémon that can only be found by evolving specific Galarian Pokémon, such as Galarian Meowth being able to evolve into Perrserker, while all non-Galarian Meowth's continue to evolve into Persian.
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Galarian Pokémon in Pokémon Go explained
Like the Alolan Pokémon before them, Galarian Pokémon differ from their counterparts both physically and statistically, with the Pokémon typing often being swapped; Galarian Darumaka, for example, being an ice-type Pokémon compared it's traditional fire-type nature.
Galarian Pokémon were released as part of the eighth generation of Pokémon and make their home in the Galar region, which was inspired by Britain. Due to this many of the Galarain Pokémon are inspired by either British wildlife, history or mythology.
A number of Galarian Pokémon also have final evolutions that can be achieved if the Pokémon being evolved is a Galar variant. Obstagoon, for example, can only be obtained by evolving a Galarian Linoone.
In Pokémon Go, Galarian Pokémon is a type of Pokémon Forme, much like how Pokémon like Castform has a different appearance depending on the weather.
Galarian Pokémon can be obtained in a variety of ways, from simply being caught like a regular Pokémon to hatching from 7km eggs.
Thankfully, Galarian Pokémon share the candy with their traditional forme. This means that, if you have enough candy, you can instantly evolve a Galarian Meowth or Linoone, which can help you fill in some otherwise tricky Pokédex entries.
How to get the currently available Galarian Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Unlike the majority of Pokémon in Pokémon Go that can be found by simply exploring your local area, a number of the Galarian Pokémon can only be found using specific methods.
The full roster of Galarian Pokémon is also yet to be released in Pokémon Go, meaning that, while you may be able to catch certain Galar variants, you can't complete your collection yet.
Below you can find all the Galarian Pokémon that are currently available in Pokémon Go, along with how to obtain them.
It's important to know that the majority of these Pokémon will only be avaliable during the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 event, which is running from Wednesday, 3rd June to Monday, 8th June.
- Galarian Meowth - hatch from 7km eggs and from the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
- Perrserker - evolve a Galarian Meowth using 50 Meowth candies
- Galarian Farfetch'd - hatch from 7km eggs
- Galarian Zigzagoon - hatch from 7km eggs
- Galarian Linoone - evolve a Galarian Zigzagoon using 50 Zigzagoon candies
- Obstagoon - evolve a Galarian Linoone using 100 Zigzagoon candies
- Galarian Darumaka - hatch from 7km eggs
- Galarian Darmanitan - evolve a Galarian Darumaka using 50 Darumaka candies
- Galarian Stunfisk - in the wild, raids, hatch from 7km eggs and by completing the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
Pokemon Go has a busy summer ahead! Start by completing the Skill Go Fest challenges and catching newly released Gen 5 Pokémon. For new starters, the Jump-start Research has returned, too. 2020 has seen several new features - such the arrival of the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. There are also planned changes to PokéCoins on the way. Last year saw the release of new regional exclusive Pokémon and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.
Which Galar variants are coming to Pokémon Go?
Below you'll find a complete list of all the Galarian Pokémon that can currently be found in the game files for Pokémon Go, even if they haven't been released in-game yet.
To discover how many Galarian Pokémon there actually are, visit the Galarian Pokémon guide for Pokémon Sword and Shield!
|110||Weezing||Posion / Fairy|
|263||Zigzagoon||Dark / Normal|
|264||Linoone||Dark / Normal|
|618||Stunfisk||Ground / Steel|
|862||Obstagoon||Dark / Normal|
Good luck hunting down those Galarian Pokémon!