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.
Currently, a number of Galarian Pokémon are in the 7km egg pool. These Pokémon are:
- Galarian Darumaka
- Galarian Farfetch'd
- Galarian Meowth
- Galarian Stunfisk
- Galarian Zigzagoon
Meanwhile, other Galarian Pokémon are often released alongside in-game events, such as:
- Galarian Yamask was released as part of the 2020 Halloween event
- Galarian Ponyta and Rapidash released temporarily alongside the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Crown Tundra
- Sirfetch'd made available following the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC Crown Tundra through Galarian Farfetch'd evolution
- Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime made available following the paid-for Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap... quest in December 2020
The Season of Legends is here! The latest events include the Great League Remix and Rivals' Week, the latter seeing the debut of Skrelp and Clauncher. 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 and Giovanni line-ups.
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!
|78||Rapidash||Psychic / Fairy|
|110||Weezing||Posion / Fairy|
|122||Mr. Mime||Psychic / Ice|
|263||Zigzagoon||Dark / Normal|
|264||Linoone||Dark / Normal|
|562||Yamask||Ghost / Ground|
|618||Stunfisk||Ground / Steel|
|862||Obstagoon||Dark / Normal|
|866||Mr. Rime||Psychic / Ice|
|867||Runerigus||Ghost / Ground|
Good luck hunting down those Galarian Pokémon!