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Pokemon Go regionals list: Where to find these exclusive Pokemon

Published: 30/Jul/2020 23:35

by Paul Cot


If you’re trying to complete the Pokemon Go Pokedex without any help, then it isn’t going to happen unless you’re a keen traveler. Various species from each generation can only appear in certain regions across the world. These are known as regional exclusives.

If you really are going to complete the Pokemon Go Pokedex by yourself then traveling is your only option. However, there is another method, which is getting those regionals by trading.


This, of course, does cost precious Stardust. If you are going to get them via trading, then try and make sure you’re Best Friends or live close to each other, as this will give you a big discount.

Special regional events

Sometimes Niantic creates Pokemon Go events that let you catch previous unobtainable regional exclusives. These events are only temporary however.


For example, the Gen 1 regional exclusives could all be found in eggs as part of the second week of the Ultra Bonus Rewards from GO Fest 2019. There are other examples too, and there will almost certainly be future opportunities as well.

List of all regional exclusives

For the moment though, some Pokemon can only be found in certain regions. The full list of these, divided by Pokemon generation, is as follows:

Kanto exclusives

  • Tauros – North America
  • Mr Mime – Europe
  • Kangaskhan – Australia
  • Farfetch’d – Eastern Asia
Pokemon Go Regional Gen 1
Gen 1 regionals have been made available all over the world in special Pokemon Go events…

Johto exclusives

  • Heracross – South and Central America
  • Corsola – Near the equator

Hoenn exclusives

  • Torkoal – India and South Asia
  • Zangoose – Europe, Asia, and Australia
  • Seviper – North America, South America, and Africa
  • Solrock – North America, South America, and Africa
  • Lunatone – Europe, Asia and Australia
  • Relicanth – New Zealand and surrounding areas
  • Illumise – Europe, Asia, and Australia
  • Volbeat – North America, South America, and Africa
  • Tropius – Africa

Sinnoh exclusives

  • Pachirisu – Alaska, Canada and Russia
  • Shellos – East of Prime Meridian Pink, West of Prime Meridian Blue
  • Chatot – Southern Hemisphere
  • Carnivine – Southeast US
  • Uxie – North America, South America, and Greenland
  • Mesprit – Europe, Middle-East, Africa, and India
  • Azelf – Asia Pacific

Unova exclusives

  • Pansage – Asia Pacific
  • Pansear – Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India
  • Panpour – Americas and Greenland
  • Heatmor – Western Hemisphere
  • Durant – Eastern Hemisphere
  • Sigilyph – Egypt
  • Throh – North America, South America, and Africa
  • Sawk – Europe, Asia, and Oceania
  • Basculin – Eastern Hemisphere Red, Western Hemisphere Blue
  • Maractus – Central America, South America, and the Caribbean

These can change at anytime but for the moment the above are regional exclusive Pokemon. Alternative, if you really don’t want to wait for events or trade with other Pokemon Go players, you can just transfer them over from another Pokemon game via Pokemon HOME!


How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.


You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.


An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.


We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.