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Region-exclusive Pokémon, also known as regional Pokémon, are group of Pokémon that are exclusive for specific regions in the real world and are available for capture only by encountering them in wild—in these specific regions.

Currently in game there are 27 (31 if including evolutions) region-exclusive Pokémon. A majority of them come from the Hoenn region.

List of region-exclusive Pokémon by region

Kanto

There are four region-exclusive Pokémon from the Kanto region:

Farfetch'd
#083 Farfetch'd
Exclusive for Eastern Asia regions
Kangaskhan
#115 Kangaskhan
Exclusive for Australia region
Mr. Mime
#122 Mr. Mime
Exclusive for Europe region
Tauros
#128 Tauros
Exclusive for North America region

Johto

There are two region-exclusive Pokémon from the Johto region:

Heracross
#214 Heracross
Exclusive for Mexico, Central and South America regions. Can be found as far north as deep-south Texas and southern Florida.
Corsola
#222 Corsola
Exclusive for tropical regions, as far north as the Tropic of Cancer and as far south as the Tropic of Capricorn.

Hoenn

There are nine region-exclusive Pokémon from the Hoenn region:

Volbeat
#313 Volbeat
Exclusive for Europe, Asia and Australia.
Illumise
#314 Illumise
Exclusive for the Americas and Africa.
Torkoal
#324 Torkoal
Exclusive for the South Asian region including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates
Zangoose
#335 Zangoose
Exclusive mostly for the eastern hemisphere (including Europe, Asia and Australia).
Seviper
#336 Seviper
Exclusive mostly for the western hemisphere (including the Americas and Africa).
Lunatone
#337 Lunatone
Exclusive for Europe, Asia and Australia.
Solrock
#338 Solrock
Exclusive for the Americas and Africa.
Tropius
#357 Tropius
Exclusive for Africa, the Levant, Malta and southern Spain
Relicanth
#369 Relicanth
Exclusive for the Oceanic region within the UTC+13:00 timezone including New Zealand and Fiji [1]

Sinnoh

There are currently six region-exclusive Pokémon from the Sinnoh region:

Pachirisu
#417 Pachirisu
Exclusive for the North Arctic countries
Shellos
#422 West Sea Shellos
Exclusive for the west of longitude 0.
Shellos east
#422 East Sea Shellos
Exclusive for the east of longitude 0.
Chatot
#441 Chatot
Exclusive for the Southern Hemisphere
Carnivine
#455 Carnivine
Exclusive for the South East US
Uxie
#480 Uxie
Exclusive for the Asia-Pacific region[2]
Mesprit
#481 Mesprit
Exclusive for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India[3]
Azelf
#482 Azelf
Exclusive for the Americas and Greenland[4]

Unova

There are currently five (eight if including evolutions) region-exclusive Pokémon from the Unova region:

Pansage
#511 Pansage
Exclusive for the Asia-Pacific region
Pansear
#513 Pansear
Exclusive for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
Panpour
#515 Panpour
Exclusive for the Americas and Greenland
Heatmor
#631 Heatmor
Exclusive for the Western Hemisphere
Durant
#632 Durant
Exclusive for the Eastern Hemisphere

Trivia

  • Most of the region-exclusive Pokémon are quite common, so tourists can locate and capture them easily.
  • The Lake Guardians are the first regional-exclusive Legendary Pokémon.

Historical trivia

  • Farfetch'd started to appear globally around 05:00 PM PST, as the reward of Global Catch Challenge, for 48 hours starting on November 26th, 2017.
    • It was available to capture in the wild and could also be summoned with Lure Modules and Incense.
  • On January 5th, 2018, Zangoose was region-exclusive Pokémon mostly for the western hemisphere and Africa and Seviper was exclusive mostly for the eastern hemisphere despite of Africa. After that day they were swapped.
  • On February 9th, 2018, Minun and Plusle just like Zangoose and Seviper were exclusive to two opposite hemispheres, after that day, they stopped being region-exclusive Pokémon. [5]
  • On June 21st, 2018, Solrock and Lunatone swapped regions to celebrate the Summer Solstice.[6]
  • On March 19th, 2019, Solrock and Lunatone swapped regions again to celebrate the Equinox.[7]

References

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