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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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Catching Pheromosa at Go Fest Berlin 2022 in Pokémon Go.

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 - East of Greenwich
  • Solrock - West of Greenwich
  • 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
  • Red Flabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Diamond Furfrou Trim - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pharaoh Furfrou Trim - Egypt
  • Baile Style Oricorio - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pa'u Style Oricorio - African Islands

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
  • Lunatone - 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
  • Blue Fabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Star Trim Furfrou - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pa'u Style Oricorio - Asian Islands
  • Sensu Style Oricorio - 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
  • Lunatone - 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
  • Lunatone - 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
  • Lunatone - East of Greenwich
  • Solrock - Spain and west of Greenwich
  • 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
  • Red Flabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Diamond Furfrou Trim - Anywhere within the continent
  • Baile Style Oricorio - Anywhere within the continent

Regional Exclusive Pokémon in the Middle East for Pokémon Go:

  • Corsola - Saudi Arabia, Yemen
  • Tropius - The Levant (Israel, Lebanon, etc.)
  • Lunatone - Anywhere within the continent
  • Shellos - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pansear - Anywhere within the continent
  • Basculin - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sawk - Anywhere within the continent
  • Sigilyph - Israel
  • Durant - Anywhere within the continent
  • Red Flabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Diamond Furfrou Trim - Anywhere within the continent
  • Baile Style Oricorio - 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
  • Solrock - 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
  • Bouffalant - New York City and surrounding area
  • Durant - East of Meridian Line
  • Yellow Flabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Debuntante Furfrou Trim - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio - Anywhere within the continent
  • Comfey - Hawaii

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
  • Solrock - 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
  • Yellow Flabébé - Anywhere within the continent
  • Debutante Furfrou Trim - Anywhere within the continent
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio - Anywhere within the continent

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.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations and Notes
83
Farfetch'dNormal
Flying
Japan
S. Korea
Generally everywhere, more frequently in parks and similar areas
115
KangaskhanNormalAustralasiaGenerally everywhere, but more frequently in parks and similar areas.
122
Mr. MimePsychic
Fairy
EuropeGenerally everywhere, apart from far north Scandinavia, though level with Iceland - which also has spawns - is fine
128
TaurosNormalUSAGenerally 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.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
214
HeracrossBug
Fighting
South America, southern Florida and TexasGenerally everywhere.
222
CorsolaRock
Water
Tropical areas near the coastMore 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.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
313
VolbeatBugEurope

Asia

Australasia
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
314
IllumiseBugNorth America

South America

Africa
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
324
TorkoalFireSouth AsiaFairly common spawn anywhere within this area.
335
Zangoose*NormalEurope

Asia

Australasia
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
336
Seviper*PoisonNorth America

South America

Africa
Fairly uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
337
LunatonePsychic
Rock

Africa
Asia
Australia
Middle East
East of Greenwich in Europe
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
338
SolrockPsychic
Rock
North America
South America
Greenland
Ireland
Spain
West of Greenwich in the UK and Africa
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
357
TropiusGrass
Flying
Africa

Mediterranean
Uncommon spawn anywhere within these continents.
369
RelicanthRock
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.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
417
PachirisuElectricAlaska
Canada
Russia
Generally everywhere.
422
ShellosWaterGlobal - different forms regional exclusive east and west of Meridian lineGenerally everywhere.
439
Mime Jr.Psychic / FairyEuropeHatched from Eggs sourced from anywhere in the continent (bar far north Scandinavia)
441
ChatotNormal
Flying
Southern HemisphereGenerally everywhere. Countries confirmed to be spawning it in the region include Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, and South Africa so far.
455
CarnivineGrassFlorida and South Carolina, USAGenerally everywhere.
480
UxiePsychicAsia
Pacific
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
481
MespritPsychicEurope
Middle East
Africa
India
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water
482
AzelfPsychicAmericas
Greenland
Raids until end of May, extremely rare spawn near water

The Season of Go has arrived! The latest event starts with a Pokémon Go Twitch code giveaway. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beasts, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


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.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
511
PansageGrassAsia-PacificGenerally everywhere. Evolves into Simisage with an Unova Stone.
513
PansearFireEurope, Middle East, Africa and IndiaGenerally everywhere. Evolves into Simisear with an Unova Stone.
515
PanpourWaterAmericasGenerally everywhere. Evolves into Simipour with an Unova Stone.
538
ThrohFightingNorth America, South America, AfricaRare but generally everywhere.
539
SawkFightingEurope, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle EastRare but generally everywhere.
550
BasculinWaterGlobal - different forms regionally exclusive to location east or west of the Meridian LineGenerally everywhere.
556
MaractusGrassSouth America, North America southern states - Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Southern CaliforniaRare but generally everywhere.
561
SigilyphPsychic / Flying typeAlbania, Egypt, Greece, IsraelRare but generally everywhere.
626
BouffalantNormal typeNew York City, USA and surrounding areasGenerally everywhere.
631
HeatmorFireEurope, Asia, AustralasiaRare but generally everywhere.
632
DurantBug / SteelNorth America, South America, AfricaRare but generally everywhere.

How to catch Klefki, regionally exclusive Flabébé and Furfrou forms in Pokémon Go

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

No.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
669
FlabébéFairyDifferent flower forms:
Blue - Asia-Pacific
Orange - Worldwide
Red - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Yellow - The Americas
White - Worldwide
Only in the wild.
676
FurfrouNormalDifferent trim forms:
Dandy Trim - Worldwide
Debutante Trim - The Americas
Diamond Trim - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Kabuki Trim - Japan
La Reine Trim - France
Matron Trim - Worldwide
Pharaoh Trim - Egypt
Star Trim - Asia-Pacific
Only in the wild.
707
KlefkiSteel / FairyFrance
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.

How to catch regionally exclusive Oricorio forms and Comfey in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the locations for al of the regionally exclusive Pokémon or the regionally exclusive forms for Gen 7 in Pokémon Go:

No.ImagePokémonTypeRegionEncounter Locations
741
OricorioType depends on form:
Baile - Fire / Flying
Pa'u - Psychic / Flying
Pom-Pom - Electric / Flying
Sensu - Ghost / Flying
Different Oricorio forms:
Baile Style - Europe, The Middle East and Africa
Pa'u Stule - African Islands, Asian Islands, Caribbean Islands and Pacific Islands
Pom-Pom Style - The Americas
Sensu Style - The Asia-Pacific region
Only in the wild.
764
ComfeyFairyHawaiiOnly in the wild.

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

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