Regional Exclusive Guide For Pokemon Go

There are certain Pokemon in Pokemon Go that can only be found in some parts of the world, and we call them Regional Exclusives.


Regional Pokemon in Pokemon Go are found all over the world. They add a special touch to the in-game experience; after all, everyone loves to feel like they have something exclusive. Why else would there be shiny Pokemon?


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If you’re going on vacation, you can track down a couple of these bad boys (though it may not be as fun as you think)! This article details everything you need to know about Regional Exclusive Pokemon in the game and where to find them all.


What Are Regional Exclusives?

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Regional Exclusive Pokemon are certain Pokemon in the game that can’t be found everywhere. You can only catch them if you’re playing the game somewhere specific. Tropius, for example, is found almost exclusively in Africa. In some cases, the Pokemon can technically be caught all over the world, but different forms are Regional Exclusive. For example, West Sea Shellos (pink) is found only in the Western Hemisphere, and East Sea Shellos (blue) is only found in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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This mechanic encourages a lot of players to cheat by tricking the game into thinking they’re somewhere else in the world, but don’t give in to temptation; Pokemon Go is pretty good at rooting out and banning those people.

In this article, we divide the Regional Pokemon in the game into 7 areas (generally by continent):

  • Africa
  • Asia & Fiji
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Europe
  • The Middle East
  • North America
  • South America

Regional Exclusives In Africa

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Corsola

  • Western Sahara
  • Mauritania
  • Senegal
  • The Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Togo
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Djibouti
  • Somalia
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Cameroon
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Benin
  • Nigeria

Corsola is found in any of these countries as long as you’re close enough to the coast, in the tropical regions.

Solrock

  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara
  • Mauritania
  • Malia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
  • The Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Niger

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere. Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

Lunatone

  • Algeria
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Chad
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • South Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia
  • Kenya
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Tanzania
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Eswatini
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • South Africa
  • Uganda

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Eastern Hemisphere. Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

Tropius

Anywhere on the continent

(East Sea) Shellos

  • Algeria
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Chad
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • South Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Tanzania
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Eswatini
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • South Africa
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Eastern Hemisphere.

(West Sea) Shellos

  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara
  • Mauritania
  • Malia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
  • Guinea
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Niger
  • The Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere.

Pansear

Anywhere on the continent

Throh

Anywhere on the continent

The only exception is that you won’t find this Pokemon in the northernmost parts of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

(Red-Striped) Basculin

  • Algeria
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Chad
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia
  • Burundi
  • Tanzania
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Eswatini
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Eritrea

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Eastern Hemisphere.

(Blue-Striped) Basculin

  • Liberia
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana
  • Togo
  • Benin
  • Niger
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara
  • Mauritania
  • Malia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere.

Sigilyph

Durant

Anywhere on the continent

The only exception is that you won’t find this Pokemon in the northernmost parts of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.

Red Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Diamond Furfrou Trim

Anywhere on the continent

Phraraoh Furfrou Trim

Baile Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

The only exceptions are the following countries:

  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Madagascar

Pa’u Style Oricorio

Volbeat

Only found close to the northern coasts of these countries.

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Regional Exclusives In Asia & Fiji

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Corsola

  • Fiji
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan

Corsola is found in any of these countries as long as you’re close enough to the coast, in the tropical regions. In the case of islands, it is found all over the islands.

Farfetch’d

Volbeat

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji

Torkoal

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan

This Pokemon is found in the region of South Asia, which includes fully or partially all of these countries.

Zangoose

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji

Lunatone

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji. Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

(East Sea) Shellos

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji.

Pachirisu

Chatot

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Southern Hemisphere.

Pansage

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji The only exception is that this Pokemon is not found in the Western half of Russia. (It is found in the Asia-Pacific region.)

Sawk

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji.

(Red-Striped) Basculin

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji.

Heatmor

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji.

Blue Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji. The only exception is that this Pokemon is not found in the Western half of Russia. (It is found in the Asia-Pacific region.)

Star Trim Furfrou

Anywhere on the continent

Including Fiji The only exception is that this Pokemon is not found in the Western half of Russia. (It is found in the Asia-Pacific region.)

Pa’u Style Oricorio

  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea

The only exception is that it cannot be found on the mainland in Malaysia.

Sensu Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

The only exceptions are the following countries, where this Pokemon will not be found:

  • Russia (Western half)
  • Malaysian islands
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji

Kangaskhan

Relicanth

Regional Exclusives In Australia & New Zealand

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Chatot

Relicanth

(East Sea) Shellos

Volbeat

Zangoose

Lunatone

Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

Sawk

Pansage

(Red-Striped) Basculin

Heatmor

Corsola

It only appears very close to the northern coasts of Australia.

Kangaskhan

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Regional Exclusives In Europe

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Mr. Mime

Anywhere on the continent

The only exceptions are the northernmost parts of Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

Volbeat

Anywhere on the continent

Zangoose

Anywhere on the continent

Solrock

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere. Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

Lunatone

Anywhere on the continent

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, so the only exceptions are the following countries, which are partially or fully in the Western Hemisphere:

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Lunatone used to be found in the Western Hemisphere, while its counterpart Solrock was found in the Eastern Hemisphere. Since the Equinox event in 2019, however, they have switched places.

Tropius

This Pokemon is only found very close to the southern coast of Spain, south of Portugal.

(West Sea) Shellos

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere.

(East Sea) Shellos

Anywhere on the continent

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, so the only exceptions are the following countries, which are partially or fully in the Western Hemisphere:

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

Mime Jr.

Anywhere on the continent

The only exceptions are the northernmost parts of Finland, Sweden, and Norway.

Pansear

Anywhere on the continent

Sawk

Anywhere on the continent

(Red-Striped) Basculin

Anywhere on the continent

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Eastern Hemisphere, so the only exceptions are the following countries, which are partially or fully in the Western Hemisphere:

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

(Blue-Striped) Basculin

  • The Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Western Hemisphere, and all these countries are fully or partially in the Western Hemisphere.

Sigilyph

Heatmor

Anywhere on the continent

Klefki

Red Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Diamond Furfrou Trim

Anywhere on the continent

Balie Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

Regional Exclusives In The Middle East

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Corsola

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Pakistan
  • Iran

Corsola is found in any of these countries as long as you’re close enough to the coast, in the tropical regions.

Tropius

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • Jordan
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • Iran

In Turkey, Tropius is only found extremely close to the southern coast. In Iran, Tropius is only found in the far west.

Lunatone

Anywhere on the continent

(East-Sea) Shellos

Anywhere on the continent

Pansear

Anywhere on the continent

(Red-Striped) Basculin

Anywhere on the continent

Sawk

  • Turkey
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Iran

Found only in the northern parts of Iraq and Syria. Found only in the eastern parts of Iran.

Sigilyph

Durant

Anywhere on the continent

Excluding Turkey, as well as northern and eastern parts of Iran.

Red Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Diamond Furfrou Trim

Anywhere on the continent

Balie Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

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Regional Exclusives In North America & Greenland

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Tauros

  • Canada
  • The United States
  • Mexico

Excludes the southernmost part of Florida. Only includes the northernmost part of Mexico along its border with the United States. Excludes any part of Canada further north than Akimiski Island.

Heracross

  • Mexico
  • The United States
  • Guatemala
  • Belize
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • El Salvador

In the United States, only includes the Southern parts of Florida and Texas, as well as Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Illumise

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Seviper

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Solrock

Anywhere on the continent.

Including Greenland.

Pachirisu

Excludes southern Ontario and Quebec.

(West Sea) Shellos

Anywhere on the continent.

Including Greenland.

Carnivine

Exclusive to the States of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Panpour

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Throh

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

(Blue-Striped) Basculin

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland

Maractus

  • Mexico
  • The United States
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Belize
  • El Salvador

In the United States, only includes the Southern parts of Florida and Texas, as well as Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Bouffalant

Only appears in and around New York City.

Durant

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Yellow Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Debuntante Furfrou Trim

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland.

Pom-Pom Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

Including Greenland. Excluding Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Corsola

  • The United States
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • El Salvador
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama

In the United States, only includes the Southern part of Florida, the southern part of Texas, and Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. In Mexico, it only appears very close to the eastern and western coasts.

Regional Exclusives In South America

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Pokemon

Countries

Location Notes

Heracross

Anywhere on the continent

Corsola

  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Guyana
  • Suriname
  • French Guiana
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Chile

Only appears very close to the coast in these countries. In Chile and Brazil, it only appears in the northernmost part of the countries.

Illumise

Anywhere on the continent

Seviper

Anywhere on the continent

Solrock

Anywhere on the continent

(West Sea) Shellos

Anywhere on the continent

Chatot

Anywhere on the continent

This Pokemon is exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere, so it excludes Suriname, French Guiana, and the Northern parts of Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia, all of which fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

Panpour

Anywhere on the continent

Throh

Anywhere on the continent

(Blue-Striped) Basculin

Anywhere on the continent

Maractus

Anywhere on the continent

Durant

Anywhere on the continent

Yellow Flabébé

Anywhere on the continent

Debutante Furfrou Trim

Anywhere on the continent

Pom-Pom Style Oricorio

Anywhere on the continent

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