Pokemon Go: Regional Exclusive Guide

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  • What Are Regional Exclusives?
  • Regional Exclusives In Africa
  • Regional Exclusives In Asia & Fiji
  • Regional Exclusives In Australia & New Zealand
  • Regional Exclusives In Europe
  • Regional Exclusives In The Middle East
  • Regional Exclusives In North America & Greenland
  • Regional Exclusives In South America

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?

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?

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.

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

PokemonCountriesLocation 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.
TropiusAnywhere 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.
PansearAnywhere on the continent
ThrohAnywhere on the continentThe 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
  • Egypt
DurantAnywhere on the continentThe only exception is that you won't find this Pokemon in the northernmost parts of Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Red FlabébéAnywhere on the continent
Diamond Furfrou TrimAnywhere on the continent
Phraraoh Furfrou Trim
  • Egypt
Baile Style OricorioAnywhere on the continentThe only exceptions are the following countries:

  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Madagascar
Pa'u Style Oricorio
  • Madagascar
Volbeat
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Tunisia
Only found close to the northern coasts of these countries.

Regional Exclusives In Asia & Fiji

PokemonCountriesLocation 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
  • Japan
  • South Korea
VolbeatAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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.
ZangooseAnywhere on the continentIncluding Fiji
LunatoneAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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) ShellosAnywhere on the continentIncluding Fiji.
Pachirisu
  • Russia
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.
PansageAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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.)
SawkAnywhere on the continentIncluding Fiji.
(Red-Striped) BasculinAnywhere on the continentIncluding Fiji.
HeatmorAnywhere on the continentIncluding Fiji.
Blue FlabébéAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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 FurfrouAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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 OricorioAnywhere on the continentThe 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
  • Papua New Guinea
Relicanth
  • Fiji

Regional Exclusives In Australia & New Zealand

PokemonCountriesLocation Notes
Chatot
  • Australia
Relicanth
  • New Zealand
(East Sea) Shellos
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Volbeat
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Zangoose
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Lunatone
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Pansage
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
(Red-Striped) Basculin
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Heatmor
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Corsola
  • Australia
It only appears very close to the northern coasts of Australia.
Kangaskhan
  • Australia

Regional Exclusives In Europe

PokemonCountriesLocation Notes
Mr. MimeAnywhere on the continentThe only exceptions are the northernmost parts of Finland, Sweden, and Norway.
VolbeatAnywhere on the continent
ZangooseAnywhere 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.
LunatoneAnywhere on the continentThis 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
  • Spain
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) ShellosAnywhere on the continentThis 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 continentThe only exceptions are the northernmost parts of Finland, Sweden, and Norway.
PansearAnywhere on the continent
SawkAnywhere on the continent
(Red-Striped) BasculinAnywhere on the continentThis 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
  • Greece
HeatmorAnywhere on the continent
Klefki
  • France
Red FlabébéAnywhere on the continent
Diamond Furfrou TrimAnywhere on the continent
Balie Style OricorioAnywhere on the continent

Regional Exclusives In The Middle East

PokemonCountriesLocation 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.
LunatoneAnywhere on the continent
(East-Sea) ShellosAnywhere on the continent
PansearAnywhere on the continent
(Red-Striped) BasculinAnywhere 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
  • Israel
DurantAnywhere on the continentExcluding Turkey, as well as northern and eastern parts of Iran.
Red FlabébéAnywhere on the continent
Diamond Furfrou TrimAnywhere on the continent
Balie Style OricorioAnywhere on the continent

Regional Exclusives In North America & Greenland

PokemonCountriesLocation 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.
IllumiseAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
SeviperAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
SolrockAnywhere on the continent.Including Greenland.
Pachirisu
  • Canada
Excludes southern Ontario and Quebec.
(West Sea) ShellosAnywhere on the continent.Including Greenland.
Carnivine
  • The United States
Exclusive to the States of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.
PanpourAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
ThrohAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
(Blue-Striped) BasculinAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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
  • The United States
Only appears in and around New York City.
DurantAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
Yellow FlabébéAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
Debuntante Furfrou TrimAnywhere on the continentIncluding Greenland.
Pom-Pom Style OricorioAnywhere on the continentIncluding 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

PokemonCountriesLocation Notes
HeracrossAnywhere 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.
IllumiseAnywhere on the continent
SeviperAnywhere on the continent
SolrockAnywhere on the continent
(West Sea) ShellosAnywhere on the continent
ChatotAnywhere on the continentThis 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.
PanpourAnywhere on the continent
ThrohAnywhere on the continent
(Blue-Striped) BasculinAnywhere on the continent
MaractusAnywhere on the continent
DurantAnywhere on the continent
Yellow FlabébéAnywhere on the continent
Debutante Furfrou TrimAnywhere on the continent
Pom-Pom Style OricorioAnywhere on the continent

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