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Pokémon Go guide: Where to find regional Pokémon

Players will have to travel or trade to catch ‘em all

Farfetch’d in Pokemon Go
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A handful of creatures in Pokémon Go are exclusive to certain regions in the world. Finding these Pokémon means physically traveling to those spots in the real world (or making international friends and trading with them).

In this Pokémon Go regional Pokémon guide lists where to find each of these regional exclusive Pokémon.

It makes sense that a tropical Pokémon like Tropius is only available in tropical areas and that the kangaroo Pokémon is only available in Australia. But the list of regional Pokémon is always growing, and it can be hard to keep track of what you can find where. With help from GamePress, we’ve compiled the list of where to snatch the regional Pokés you might be looking for.

Pokémon Go Regional Pokémon locations list

Pokémon Region
Pokémon Region
Farfetch'd Eastern Asia
Kangaskhan Australia
Mr. Mime Europe
Tauros North America (Southern Canada, most of the United States, and parts of Mexico)
Heracross South America, Central America, Mexico, and southern Florida and Texas
Corsola Near the Equator
Torkoal Western/Southeast Asia
Relicanth New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia
Tropius Africa, Middle East, and Mediterranean
Pachirisu Canada, Russia, and Alaska
Chatot Southern Hemisphere
Carnivine Southeast United States (Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida)
Pansage, Simisage Asia-Pacific
Pansear, Simisear Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
Panpour, Simisear The Americas and Greenland
Heatmore Europe, Asia, and Australia
Durant North America, South America, and Africa
Throh North America, South America, and Africa
Sawk Europe, Asia, and Australia
Maractus Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America
Sigilyph Egypt and Greece
Red-Striped Form Basculin Eastern hemisphere
Blue-Striped Form Basculin Western hemisphere
Volbeat Europe, Asia, and Australia
Illumise North America, South America, and Africa
West Sea Shellos (pink) East of the Prime Meridian
East Sea Shellos (blue) West of the Prime Meridian
Bouffalant New York and nearby areas
Klefki France and some nearby areas

There are also migratory Pokémon, which swap places during certain times of the year, mostly during events.

Pokémon Go Migratory Pokémon

Pokémon Region
Pokémon Region
Seviper, Solrock North America, South America, and Africa
Zangoose, Lunatone Europe, Asia, and Australia

Any Pokémon Go player who wants to catch ‘em all must travel or trade with travelers. In the past, the game has also had events that allowed players to find regional Pokémon outside of their respective areas. So even if you think you’ll never make it to Australia for that Kangaskhan, there’s still hope of completing your Pokédex someday.