One of the most interesting / infuriating thing about trying to complete your Pokemon Go Pokedex is figuring out how to get your trainer paws on all of the Pokemon Go regional exclusives. Thankfully with Pokemon Go trading now an option, getting the regionals gets a bit easier if you have a friend that likes to travel, but if not you're going to have to do some travelling yourself, or wait for an event that brings the far-flung critters a little closer to home. Niantic definitely wants you to travel and see the world to catch Mr Mime, Tauros, Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, and a stack of other rare Pokemon. Here’s how to catch regional exclusives in Pokemon Go.
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Regional Pokemon Go trading costs
So maybe you aren’t planning on travelling any time soon but your friend has just got back from a round the world trip. The excellent news is that you can absolutely trade regional exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Here’s how much stardust each trade will cost.
Of course, this does depend on your friendship level to add each others friend codes and share that first gift. As you can see, it absolutely pays to be Ultra or Best friends so holding onto the Pokemon a little longer and building your friendship will definitely save you some stardust.
- Good friend - 20,000 stardust
- Great friend - 16,000 stardust
- Ultra friend - 1600 stardust
- Best friend - 800 stardust.
Catching region exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon Go
Before we get into the specifics, it’s worth noting that regional exclusives in Pokemon Go can arrive on lures and incense, so if you are only going to be in one place and can’t keep an eye on your ‘nearby’ options, consider cracking one or both of these to maximise your chances.
As ever, to increase your chances of catching without anything fleeing, use Razz Berries and Golden Razz Berries, and make sure you are using curveballs and aiming for the smallest possible bullseye. Your Pokedex will thank you.
Gen 1: How to catch Tauros, Mr Mime, Kangaskhan, and Farfetch’d in Pokemon Go
The good news is that the below Pokemon aren’t particularly hard to catch when you do inevitably get on a plane and only care about Pokemon instead of sightseeing or working. Unlike other regionals, these do not rotate - except for special events - and you’ll always have a chance of catching them when you travel.
- Tauros - North America
- Mr Mime - Europe
- Kangaskhan - Australia
- Farfetch’d - Asia
Gen 2: How to catch Heracross and Corsola in Pokemon Go
Thankfully special events have made it easier to catch this rare pair but you’ll find them at home in the below locations. Again, these two only move for special events and stay in their locations the majority of the time.
- Heracross - Central/South America
- Corsola - The Tropics along the equator
Gen 3: How to catch Torkoal, Zangoose, Seviper, Solrock, Lunatone, Relicanth, Illumise, Volbeat, and Tropius in Pokemon Go
Generation 3 regional exclusives in Pokemon Go are slightly more complex than previous generations and have been known to move around. Zangoose and Seviper have already done a switcheroo between the Americas and Europe, as have Solrock and Lunatone. Volbeat and Illumise haven’t moved just yet. Events like Chicago’s Pokemon Go Fest, the Dortmund Safari Zone and Yokosuka Safari Zone have given players the chance to catch rarer regional exclusives.
The below regional exclusive Pokemon are correct as of September 2018. They are relatively uncommon so you’re going to want to crack a lure or incense to maximise your chances while you are on the go.
- Torkoal - India/South Asia
- Zangoose - Currently Europe, Asia, and Australia
- Seviper - Currently North America, South America, and Africa
- Solrock - Currently Europe, Asia, and Australia
- Lunatone - Currently North America, South America, and Africa
- Relicanth - New Zealand and surrounding areas
- Illumise - Currently North America, South America, and Africa
- Volbeat - Currently Europe, Asia, and Australia
- Tropius - Africa