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A regional form (Japanese: リージョンフォーム Region Form), also known as a regional variant in Generation VII, is an alternate form of a Pokémon species that is found in a specific region. These forms differ from those found in the region where the Pokémon was introduced — even, in all cases so far, to the point of having a different type. As of Generation VIII, Pokémon can have the following regional forms:

  • Alolan Form (Japanese: アローラのすがた Alola Form) in Alola, known as an Alola Form in Generation VII;
  • Galarian Form (Japanese: ガラルのすがた Galar Form) in Galar;
  • Hisuian Form (Japanese: ヒスイのすがた Hisui Form) in Hisui.

As of Generation VIII, 52 Pokémon are known to have regional forms, and 53 regional forms are known in total. Apart from Meowth, which has two, each Pokémon with a regional form has only one.


In the Alola, Galar, and Hisui regions, certain Pokémon species have regional forms. A Pokémon in these forms are described as such; for example, Sandshrew in its Alolan Form is referred to as Alolan Sandshrew and Ponyta in its Galarian Form is referred to as Galarian Ponyta. Although the original forms of these Pokémon are not normally identified by a separate name, people from regions that do have regional forms will usually refer to the original form of a given Pokémon in the same format. [1][2] According to the Pokédex, Alolan Vulpix goes by an older name: Keokeo.

Pokémon with regional forms have uniquely adapted to habitats that are different than those where its species naturally live in other parts of the world. As such, many things may be different about them, from their appearance and way of living to even their type, moves, Abilities, base stats, height, and weight. This is analogous to a form of real-world evolution known as peripatric speciation, where a population that is isolated from the rest of the species develops unique traits and eventually evolve into a new species.

When breeding Pokémon whose offspring have a regional form, the offspring will normally take on the form corresponding to the region in which it was bred, regardless of its parents' forms. However, if one of the parents of the same evolutionary family held an Everstone when the Egg was produced, the offspring will be the same form as that parent.

If a Pokémon without a regional form evolves into a Pokémon with a regional form, it will evolve into the form native to the region it is currently in.

Alolan Form

Generation VII

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, if a Pokémon evolves from a species that does not have an Alolan Form to one that does, such as Cubone, it will always evolve into its Alolan Form and cannot evolve into its original form. In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the Pokémon will evolve into its Alolan Form while in Alola itself, but can also evolve into its original form while in Ultra Space.

While Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! take place in Kanto, players can import Alolan Forms from Pokémon GO or receive them from in-game trades.

Generation VIII

Alolan Forms of Pokémon present in the Galar Pokédex are unavailable by normal means in Pokémon Sword and Shield and can be obtained by transferring them from Generation VII. Alolan forms of Pokémon included in The Isle of Armor expansion are available as rewards for finding hidden Alolan Diglett on the Isle of Armor, and Alolan Exeggutor, and Marowak can be obtained from in-game trades with Regina, in exchange for their respective Kantonian forms. In The Crown Tundra, certain Alolan Forms can be obtained from Dynamax Adventures. An Alolan Meowth also makes a cameo appearance in the NPC Pokémon Camp on Route 7.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Alolan Vulpix and Alolan Ninetales can be obtained after completing Request 83.

List of Alolan Forms

A total of eighteen Alolan Forms were introduced in Generation VII, all for Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Pokémon Original form Alolan form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Rattata 019Rattata.png  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
019Rattata-Alola.png  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raticate 020Raticate.png  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
020Raticate-Alola.png  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raichu 026Raichu.png  Electric  Static
Lightning Rod (Hidden)
026Raichu-Alola.png  Electric  Psychic  Surge Surfer
Sandshrew 027Sandshrew.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
027Sandshrew-Alola.png  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Sandslash 028Sandslash.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
028Sandslash-Alola.png  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Vulpix 037Vulpix.png  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
037Vulpix-Alola.png  Ice  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Ninetales 038Ninetales.png  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
038Ninetales-Alola.png  Ice  Fairy  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Diglett 050Diglett.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
050Diglett-Alola.png  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Dugtrio 051Dugtrio.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
051Dugtrio-Alola.png  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Meowth 052Meowth.png  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
052Meowth-Alola.png  Dark  Pickup
Rattled (Hidden)
Persian 053Persian.png  Normal  Limber
Unnerve (Hidden)
053Persian-Alola.png  Dark  Fur Coat
Rattled (Hidden)
Geodude 074Geodude.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
074Geodude-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Graveler 075Graveler.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
075Graveler-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Golem 076Golem.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
076Golem-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Grimer 088Grimer.png  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
088Grimer-Alola.png  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Muk 089Muk.png  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
089Muk-Alola.png  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Exeggutor 103Exeggutor.png  Grass  Psychic  Chlorophyll
Harvest (Hidden)
103Exeggutor-Alola.png  Grass  Dragon  Frisk
Harvest (Hidden)
Marowak 105Marowak.png  Ground  Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (Hidden)
105Marowak-Alola.png  Fire  Ghost  Cursed Body
Lightning Rod
Rock Head (Hidden)

Galarian Form

While only Pokémon introduced in Kanto have Alolan Forms, Pokémon introduced both in and after Generation I can have Galarian Forms. Additionally, several Pokémon in their Galarian Forms have an evolution that their regular form does not.

List of Galarian Forms

A total of nineteen Galarian Forms were introduced in Generation VIII. Thirteen of these forms were introduced in the launch versions of Pokémon Sword and Shield, with the remaining six introduced through updates and downloadable content additions to the games.

Pokémon Original form Galarian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
Meowth 052Meowth.png  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
052Meowth-Galar.png  Steel  Pickup
Tough Claws
Unnerve (Hidden)
Ponyta 077Ponyta.png  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
077Ponyta-Galar.png  Psychic  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Rapidash 078Rapidash.png  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
078Rapidash-Galar.png  Psychic  Fairy  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Farfetch'd 083Farfetch'd.png  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant (Hidden)
083Farfetch'd-Galar.png  Fighting  Steadfast
Scrappy (Hidden)
Weezing 110Weezing.png  Poison  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Stench (Hidden)
110Weezing-Galar.png  Poison  Fairy  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Misty Surge (Hidden)
Mr. Mime 122Mr. Mime.png  Psychic  Fairy  Soundproof
Technician (Hidden)
122Mr. Mime-Galar.png  Ice  Psychic  Vital Spirit
Screen Cleaner
Ice Body (Hidden)
866Mr. Rime.png
Mr. Rime
Corsola 222Corsola.png  Water  Rock  Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator (Hidden)
222Corsola-Galar.png  Ghost  Weak Armor
Cursed Body (Hidden)
Zigzagoon 263Zigzagoon.png  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
263Zigzagoon-Galar.png  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Linoone 264Linoone.png  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
264Linoone-Galar.png  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Darumaka 554Darumaka.png  Fire  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
554Darumaka-Galar.png  Ice  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Darmanitan 555Darmanitan.png
Standard Mode
 Fire  Sheer Force
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Standard Mode
 Ice  Gorilla Tactics
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Zen Mode
 Fire  Psychic  Zen Mode 555Darmanitan-Galar-Zen.png
Zen Mode
 Ice  Fire  Zen Mode
Yamask 562Yamask.png  Ghost  Mummy 562Yamask-Galar.png  Ground  Ghost  Wandering Spirit 867Runerigus.png
Stunfisk 618Stunfisk.png  Ground  Electric  Static
Sand Veil (Hidden)
618Stunfisk-Galar.png  Ground  Steel  Mimicry
SwSh (Version 1.1.0+)
Slowpoke 079Slowpoke.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
079Slowpoke-Galar.png  Psychic  Gluttony
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShIoA (Version 1.2.0+)
Slowbro 080Slowbro.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
080Slowbro-Galar.png  Poison  Psychic  Quick Draw
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShCT (Version 1.3.0+)
Articuno 144Articuno.png  Ice  Flying  Pressure
Snow Cloak (Hidden)
144Articuno-Galar.png  Psychic  Flying  Competitive
Zapdos 145Zapdos.png  Electric  Flying  Pressure
Static (Hidden)
145Zapdos-Galar.png  Fighting  Flying  Defiant
Moltres 146Moltres.png  Fire  Flying  Pressure
Flame Body (Hidden)
146Moltres-Galar.png  Dark  Flying  Berserk
Slowking 199Slowking.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
199Slowking-Galar.png  Poison  Psychic  Curious Medicine
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)

Hisuian Form

Like in the Galar region, Pokémon introduced both in and after Generation I have Hisuian Forms. Notably, these forms were introduced after their region's debut, as Hisui is a version of the Sinnoh region from the distant past.

List of Hisuian Forms

A total of seventeen Hisuian Forms were introduced in Generation VIII.

Pokémon Original form Hisuian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability[3] New Evolution
Growlithe 058Growlithe.png  Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
058Growlithe-Hisui.png  Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
Arcanine 059Arcanine.png  Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
059Arcanine-Hisui.png  Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
Voltorb 100Voltorb.png  Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
100Voltorb-Hisui.png  Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
Electrode 101Electrode.png  Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
101Electrode-Hisui.png  Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
Typhlosion 157Typhlosion.png  Fire  Blaze
Flash Fire (Hidden)
157Typhlosion-Hisui.png  Fire  Ghost  Blaze
Flash Fire (Hidden)
Qwilfish 211Qwilfish.png  Water  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
211Qwilfish-Hisui.png  Dark  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
Sneasel 215Sneasel.png  Dark  Ice  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket (Hidden)
215Sneasel-Hisui.png  Fighting  Poison  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Poison Touch (Hidden)
Samurott 503Samurott.png  Water  Torrent
Shell Armor (Hidden)
503Samurott-Hisui.png  Water  Dark  Torrent
Shell Armor (Hidden)
Lilligant 549Lilligant.png  Grass  Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
549Lilligant-Hisui.png  Grass  Fighting  Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
Basculin 550Basculin.png  Water  Reckless (Red-Striped)
Rock Head (Blue-Striped)
Mold Breaker (Hidden)
550Basculin-White.png  Water  Rattled
Mold Breaker (Hidden)
Zorua 570Zorua.png  Dark  Illusion 570Zorua-Hisui.png  Normal  Ghost  Illusion
Zoroark 571Zoroark.png  Dark  Illusion 571Zoroark-Hisui.png  Normal  Ghost  Illusion
Braviary 628Braviary.png  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant (Hidden)
628Braviary-Hisui.png  Psychic  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant (Hidden)
Sliggoo 705Sliggoo.png  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
705Sliggoo-Hisui.png  Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
Goodra 706Goodra.png  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
706Goodra-Hisui.png  Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
Avalugg 713Avalugg.png  Ice  Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
713Avalugg-Hisui.png  Ice  Rock  Strong Jaw
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
Decidueye 724Decidueye.png  Grass  Ghost  Overgrow
Long Reach (Hidden)
724Decidueye-Hisui.png  Grass  Fighting  Overgrow
Long Reach (Hidden)

In spin-off games

Super Smash Bros. series

Alolan Raichu, Vulpix, and Exeggutor appear as Pokémon that can appear from Poké Balls in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Pokémon GO

Alolan Pokémon first appeared in Pokémon GO on May 30, 2018, with the appearance of Alolan Exeggutor. Initially, Alolan Pokémon were exclusive to 7 km Eggs and Raid Battles. However, Alolan Exeggutor has reappeared in the wild on occasion since its initial debut. In addition, the rest of the Alolan forms, first Rattata, Diglett, and Geodude, then later on Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, and Grimer, have also infrequently appeared in the wild as well as in 7 km Eggs. Alolan Raichu appears exclusively in level 3 Raid Battles. Alolan Marowak initially was also exclusive to level 3 Raid Battles, but has since become a Research Breakthrough reward for the month of April, 2022.

On November 16, 2019, in celebration of the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Galarian Weezing appeared in Pokémon GO as a level 4 Raid Boss as soon as Chimchar's Community Day ended, with Weezing being present as a Raid Boss in every Gym, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in every time zone. Since then, Galarian Weezing has been a potential level 3 Raid Boss.

On June 3, 2020, as part of Pokémon GO's Throwback Challenge 2020, Galarian Stunfisk had the potential to be found in the wild, as a level 1 Raid Boss, or through the Throwback Challenge Champion 2020 Special Research, while the Galarian forms of Zigzagoon, Darumaka, and Meowth could be found in 7 km Eggs. The event ran from June 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. local time. After the event, the Galarian forms of Meowth, Zigzagoon, Darumaka, and Stunfisk could still be found in 7 km Eggs alongside the Alolan forms of Sandshrew, Vulpix, DIglett, Meowth, Geodude, and Grimer.

On June 17, 2020, in celebration of the release of the Isle of Armor expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Galarian Farfetch'd made its debut in Pokémon GO and could also be found in the wild, but unlike Zigzagoon and Meowth, it could not be evolved into Sirfetch'd (though this has since been changed with the addition of Sirfetch'd). The event lasted from June 17, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to June 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. After the event, Galarian Farfetch'd could still be found in 7 km Eggs.

Starting from July 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT, when Season 3 of the GO Battle League began, Galarian Zigzagoon became a potential reward encounter for Trainers that have at least reached rank 4, while Galarian Farfetch'd became a potential reward for Trainers that at least reached rank 7.

On October 22, 2020, in celebration of the release of the Crown Tundra expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Galarian Ponyta debuted in Pokémon GO as a level 1 Raid Boss and could be evolved into Galarian Rapidash, while Galarian Farfetch'd spawned more commonly in the wild, with the ability to evolve into Sirfetch'd, by being fed Farfetch'd Candy50 after the player made 10 Excellent Throws with Farfetch'd as their Buddy Pokémon. The event lasted from October 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. to October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT. After the event, Galarian Ponyta could still be found in 7 km Eggs.

On October 23, 2020, as part of Pokémon GO's Halloween 2020 event, Galarian Yamask made its debut in Pokémon GO and could only be found through completing the Special Research mission, A Spooky Message Unmasked.[4] Galarian Yamask can evolve into Runerigus by being fed Yamask Candy50 after the player has won 10 Raid Battles with Yamask as their Buddy Pokémon. The event lasted from October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT to November 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PST. Galarian Yamask returns for the Halloween 2021 event held from October 15 to 31, 2021, as a Field Research reward, in 7 km Eggs, and as a level 1 Raid Boss.[5]

On December 19, 2020, as part of the game's holiday celebrations, Galarian Mr. Mime made its debut in Pokémon GO, only being obtainable through a ticketed Special Research titled Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap... Only two Galarian Mr. Mime could be obtainable, and by being fed Mr. Mime Candy50, it would evolve into Mr. Rime. A year later, Galarian Mr. Mime were made available for free during Part 2 of the 2021 Holidays event, running from December 23–31, 2021. A total of three Galarian Mr. Mime were rewarded for completing two Timed Researches and one Collection Challenge.

On June 8, 2021, Galarian Slowpoke was released, as part of the A Very Slow Discovery event. It could be caught by completing level 1 Raid Bosses, and by being fed Slowpoke Candy50, and the Trainer having caught 30 Poison-type Pokémon with it as their Buddy, it would evolve into Galarian Slowbro. Galarian Slowking was released over three months later, on October 15, 2021, with the start of Pokémon GO's annual Halloween event. It evolves from Galarian Slowpoke after the Trainer has caught 30 Psychic-type Pokémon with it as their Buddy, in addition to feeding it Slowpoke Candy50.

On January 30, 2022, Hisuian Voltorb made its Pokémon GO debut with the addition of the Voltorb from the Hisui Region?! event. While Hisuian Voltorb could not initially evolve, Hisuian Electrode was added to the game on February 18, 2022 as a part of the GO Tour Poké Ball Prep Rally event. Feeding Hisuian Voltorb Voltorb Candy50 will evolve it into Hisuian Electrode.

On April 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, players can evolve Exeggcute into an Alolan Exeggutor that knows Draco Meteor instead of a Kantonian Exeggutor, as part of the Limited Research Day, An Egg-cellent Spring Surprise.[6] This marks the first time in Pokémon GO that a Pokémon that is not a regional form can evolve into one that is a regional form.

Pokémon Masters EX

Nanu and his Alolan Persian, Hau and his Alolan Raichu, and Molayne and his Alolan Dugtrio are all playable sync pairs that are obtained in the main storyline. Summer 2020 Steven and his Alolan Sandslash could be obtained during the Summer 2020 sync pair scout.

New Pokémon Snap

Alolan Raichu, Sandslash, and Vulpix can be found and photographed in the Lental region.

In the anime

Main series

A Kantonian and Alolan Exeggutor in the anime

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Alolan Pokémon were present in Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon since the first episode. Ash first learned about them in The Guardian's Challenge!, where his class discussed the difference between Alolan Exeggutor and Exeggutor from other regions.

An Alolan Persian nicknamed Pershie first appeared in ‪That's Why the Litten is a Scamp!, where it was shown antagonizing a wild Litten. It reappeared in Dummy, You Shrunk the Kids! and We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

Multiple Alolan Rattata and Raticate appeared in To Top a Totem!, where they were harassing a farmer on Melemele Island, stealing his crops. Hala tasked Ash with finding a solution to this problem that doesn't involve battling the pests. Instead, Ash chose to battle the Verdant Cavern Totem Pokémon, Gumshoos, and enlisted its help to scare the Rattata and Raticate away.

Lillie received a Pokémon Egg in Lillie's Egg-xhilarating Challenge!. It hatched into an Alolan Vulpix she nicknamed Snowy in Racing to a Big Event!. After capturing it in the following episode, Lillie took her first steps towards overcoming her fear of touching Pokémon.

Racing to a Big Event! also featured the debut of Alolan Raichu and Muk. Raichu appeared under the ownership of Nina, while multiple Muk appeared to eat the pancakes dropped during the race.

In Getting the Band Back Together!, an Alolan Dugtrio appeared under the ownership of Professor Kukui's old friend, DJ Leo. Their musical performance drew the adoration of a wild Alolan Diglett, who later joined as another member of their DJ group.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Team Rocket fought a trio of Team Skull Grunts over a Darkinium Z protected by a Totem Alolan Raticate and Ally Alolan Rattata and Raticate. While Jessie and James are ultimately unsuccessful in defeating the Totem, Meowth is able to steal the Z-Crystal while it is distracted.

An Alolan Geodude debuted in Treasure Hunt, Akala Style!, where Ash attempted to catch it. After a short battle, the Alolan Geodude punched Ash's Poké Ball into his face with a Thunder Punch and then ran away.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, while Ash and his classmates were visiting Wela Volcano Park for the Wela Fire Festival, the festivities were interrupted by a wild Alolan Marowak, who stole the Wela Crown used in a ceremony. While Kiawe and his Turtonator were defeated by it during their first challenge, they were able to defeat it in a rematch thanks to Turtonator's newly learned Shell Smash. After being defeated, Marowak gave back the crown and asked to join Kiawe's party.

Alolan Sandshrew and Ninetales debuted in Getting a Jump on the Competition!. The Sandshrew appeared as wild Pokémon native to Mount Lanakila, while Ninetales appeared under the ownership of Cerah.

A wild Alolan Meowth appeared in Acting True to Form!, where it came to Team Rocket looking for a worthy master. It manipulated Jessie and James into turning against Meowth by showing off its abilities, and also earned their favor when they realized it could use their Darkinium Z. When Giovanni and Matori contacted the trio for a report on their activities, the Alolan Meowth became intrigued by them. To this end, it slipped away, stole Meowth's savings, and flew to Kanto to reach Team Rocket HQ, where Matori made it her assistant due to its craftiness.

An Alolan Grimer appeared in a flashback in Turning Heads and Training Hard!, under the ownership of Tupp.

A Kantonian and Galarian Farfetch'd in the anime

More Alolan Sandshrew appeared in Not Caving Under Pressure! in the caverns underneath Mount Lanakila. Lillie befriended a particularly large Sandshrew, and helped it reclaim its territory from an aggressive Tyranitar. After the battle, Sophocles's Charjabug found an Ice Stone, which the Sandshrew promptly used to evolve into Sandslash. Sandslash rewarded Lillie with an Icium Z as a token of gratitude.

An Alolan Golem and Muk appeared in A Young Royal Flame Ignites!, under the ownership of members of the Revengers, a heel wrestler group.

Alolan Geodude and Graveler appeared in Sparking Confusion! at Wela Volcano Park, having been driven out by rock hunters attempting to mine the caves in the area for the food the Pokémon eat. The hunters were attacked by their leader, an Alolan Golem, who began attacking indiscriminately. Thanks to the Ultra Guardians' Metang, however, Ash, Kiawe, and Sophocles were able to calm the group of Alolan Pokémon and stop the magnetic interference coming from the Park. The leader Golem later joined a trio of Hikers who volunteered to help with future patrols of Wela Volcano Park.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Galarian Farfetch'd appeared in Toughing It Out!, where it was caught by Ash. It evolved into Sirfetch'd in Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master!.

An Alolan Exeggutor appeared in That New Old Gang of Mine!, where it was caught by Goh. An Alolan Dugtrio also appeared in the same episode.

A Galarian Ponyta and a Galarian Rapidash appeared in The Tale of You and Glimwood Tangle!. While within Glimwood Tangle, Chloe followed a Galarian Ponyta where it led her to an injured Galarian Rapidash. After finding the dew of a flower that could heal it, the Galarian Rapidash let Chloe ride it to Ballonlea.

Hisuian Growlithe and Hisuian Braviary in the anime

An Alolan Ninetales apperared in Leaping Toward the Dream!. It had wound up on Mt. Coronet after being kidnapped and accidentally lost by Pokémon hunters. It was later caught by Goh after he calmed it down and gained its trust, after which Project Mew members took it back home.

A Galarian Stunfisk and a Galarian Slowpoke appeared in Grabbing the Brass Ring!, with the former being caught by Goh.

A Galarian Corsola appeared in The Winding Path to Greatness!, where it was caught by Goh.

A Hisuian Growlithe and a Hisuian Braviary appeared in JNS01 in a painting exhibited during the Sinnoh Fest.

A Trainer's Alolan Sandshrew appeared in JN109.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
JN027 Regional form Goh's Rotom Phone Even among the same species of Pokémon, there can still be minor differences, depending on the region where they live or are raised. These differences are called regional forms.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Two Galarian Zigzagoon appeared in Training, where they were seen in the Wild Area.

A Galarian Ponyta from Glimwood Tangle was featured in Oleana's presentation in Assistant. An Office Worker's Galarian Mr. Mime, along with a wild Galarian Meowth, also appeared in the same episode.

In the manga

An Alolan Meowth in Pokémon Adventures
A Galarian Zigzagoon in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

Sun's great-grandfather owned three Alolan Meowth prior to his death. One of them, nicknamed Cent, joined Sun's team. They debuted in The Grand Entrance and Delivery Boy Sun.

Nanu's Alolan Persian debuted in Pokémon Move Specialist Professor Kukui, where it battled Olivia's Lycanroc.

Alolan Grimer, Meowth, Rattata, and Marowak all debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six.

Moon owns an Alolan Grimer, which debuted in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer. It evolved into an Alolan Muk sometime before Darkness!! The Mysterious Claws of Necrozma!, thus marking this regional form's debut.

Kiawe's Alolan Marowak debuted in Going Ashore and Neighboring Akala Island, where it battled Cent.

An Alolan Grimer appeared in Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move.

Ilima's Alolan Rattata appeared in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart. An Alolan Raticate belonging to a Team Skull Grunt appeared in a flashback in the same round, thus marking this regional form's debut.

Molayne's Alolan Dugtrio appeared in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull, thus marking this regional form's debut.

An Alolan Raticate belonging to an Aether Foundation Employee debuted in Battle in Vast Poni Canyon.

Multiple Alolan Exeggutor appeared in Madness!! Mother Lusamine! on Exeggutor Island.

Alolan Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew, and Sandslash all debuted in Shock!! Father in the Pendant!, where they were seen on Mount Lanakila.

Alolan Graveler and Golem both debuted in Tyrant!! The Fiendish Man!, under the ownership of Samson Oak.

Sword & Shield chapter

Galarian Zigzagoon debuted in Wow!! That's One Big Pokémon.

Galarian Linoone debuted in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light, under the ownership of a Team Yell Grunt.

Henry's Lancelot was caught as a Galarian Farfetch'd, as seen during a flashback in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment. Casey's Galarian Stunfisk, nicknamed Mega, was also seen during the flashback.

Bede's Galarian Ponyta debuted in Blazing!! Bede's Feelings. It evolved into a Galarian Rapidash sometime prior to the Sword & Shield chapter.

Allister's Galarian Yamask debuted in PASS13.

Opal's Galarian Weezing debuted in PASS16.

A Galarian Mr. Mime debuted in a fantasy in PASS19.

Multiple Galarian Mr. Mime appeared in PASS20.

Melony's Galarian Darmanitan appeared in PASS25.

In the TCG

Regional forms are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Alolan, Galarian, and Hisuian Pokémon. Starting with the Sword and Shield Series, evolutions exclusive to regional forms are referred to with the same descriptors used for their pre-evolutions (for example, Galarian is used as a descriptor for both Galarian Form Pokémon and their evolutions).

Alolan Pokémon

Alolan Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Alolan Rattata Darkness Sun & Moon Common 76/149 Collection Moon C 035/060
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon   036/051
Alolan Rattata Darkness Burning Shadows Common 81/147 Darkness that Consumes Light C 034/051
Alolan Rattata Darkness Celestial Storm Common 84/168 SM-P Promotional cards   160/SM-P
Alolan Raticate Darkness Sun & Moon Uncommon 77/149 Collection Moon U 036/060
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon   037/051
Alolan Raticate Darkness Burning Shadows Rare 82/147 Darkness that Consumes Light U 035/051
Alolan RaticateGX Darkness Celestial Storm Ultra-Rare Rare 85/168 SM-P Promotional cards   161/SM-P
Alolan Raichu Lightning Alolan Raichu Half Deck   17/30 SM-P Promotional cards   100/SM-P
Alolan Raichu Half Deck   30/30      
SM Black Star Promos   SM65 SM-P Promotional cards   157/SM-P
Alolan Raichu Lightning Crimson Invasion   31/111 Ultradimensional Beasts R 016/050
SM Black Star Promos   SM72      
Alolan Raichu Lightning Unified Minds Rare Holo 57/236 GG End R 010/054
Raichu & Alolan RaichuTag Team GX Lightning Unified Minds Ultra-Rare Rare 54/236 GG End RR 008/054
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 220/236 GG End SR 056/054
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 221/236 GG End SR 057/054
Unified Minds Rare Secret 241/236 GG End HR 064/054
Alolan Sandshrew Water Guardians Rising Common 19/145 Islands Await You C 010/050
      Facing a New Trial   011/049
      GX Battle Boost   020/114
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   19a/145 SM-P Promotional cards   077/SM-P
Alolan Sandshrew Water Ultra Prism Common 28/156 Ultra Moon C 001/066
Alolan Sandshrew Metal Cosmic Eclipse Common 137/236 Alter Genesis C 051/095
Alolan Sandslash Water Guardians Rising Rare 20/145 Islands Await You U 011/050
      Facing a New Trial   012/049
SM Black Star Promos   SM18      
      GX Battle Boost   021/114
Alolan Sandslash Water Ultra Prism Rare 29/156 Ultra Moon U 002/066
Alolan Sandslash Metal SM Black Star Promos   SM127 SM-P Promotional cards   217/SM-P
Alolan Sandslash Metal Cosmic Eclipse Rare 138/236 Alter Genesis U 052/095
Alolan SandslashGX Water SM Black Star Promos   SM236 SM-P Promotional cards   384/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix Water Guardians Rising Common 21/145 Islands Await You C 012/050
      Facing a New Trial   013/049
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   21a/145 SM-P Promotional cards   052/SM-P
      GX Ultra Shiny   022/150
Hidden Fates ShinyRare SV8/SV94 GX Ultra Shiny S 168/150
      SM-P Promotional cards   293/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix Water Burning Shadows Common 27/147 SM-P Promotional cards   023/SM-P
      SM-P Promotional cards   206/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix Water Ultra Prism Common 30/156 GX Battle Boost   022/114
Alolan Vulpix Water       SM-P Promotional cards   147/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix Water Lost Thunder Common 53/214 Fairy Rise C 014/050
      SM-P Promotional cards   379/SM-P
      Tag All Stars   032/173
Alolan Vulpix Water Cosmic Eclipse Common 39/236 Alter Genesis C 016/095
Alolan Ninetales Water Burning Shadows Rare 28/147 Facing a New Trial   014/049
      GX Battle Boost   023/114
Alolan Ninetales Fairy SM Black Star Promos   SM128 SM-P Promotional cards   218/SM-P
Alolan Ninetales Fairy Team Up Rare Holo 111/181 GX Ultra Shiny   089/150
Alolan Ninetales Fairy Cosmic Eclipse Rare Holo 145/236 Alter Genesis R 056/095
      SM-P Promotional cards   389/SM-P
Alolan NinetalesGX Water Guardians Rising Ultra-Rare Rare 22/145 Islands Await You RR 013/050
Guardians Rising Rare Ultra 132/145 Islands Await You SR 052/050
Guardians Rising Rare Secret 150/145 Islands Await You HR 057/050
Hidden Fates Rare Ultra SV53/SV94 GX Ultra Shiny SSR 213/150
Alolan NinetalesGX Fairy Lost Thunder Ultra-Rare Rare 132/214 Fairy Rise RR 025/050
Lost Thunder Rare Ultra 205/214 Fairy Rise SR 053/050
Lost Thunder Rare Secret 225/214 Fairy Rise HR 059/050
      Tag All Stars RR 095/173
Alolan Diglett Metal Sun & Moon Common 86/149 Collection Sun C 037/060
McDonald's Collection 2017   9/12      
      GX Battle Boost   066/114
Alolan Diglett Metal Ultra Prism Common 78/156 Ultra Sun C 032/066
      SM-P Promotional cards   163/SM-P
      GX Starter Decks   076/131
      GX Ultra Shiny   076/150
Alolan Diglett Metal Lost Thunder Common 122/214 Thunderclap Spark C 035/060
Alolan Diglett Metal Unbroken Bonds Common 121/214 Full Metal Wall C 030/054
      Tag All Stars   084/173
Alolan Dugtrio Metal Sun & Moon Rare Holo 87/149 Collection Sun R 038/060
      GX Battle Boost   067/114
Alolan Dugtrio Metal Ultra Prism Uncommon 79/156 Ultra Sun C 033/066
      GX Starter Decks   077/131
      GX Ultra Shiny   077/150
Alolan Dugtrio Metal Lost Thunder Uncommon 123/214 Thunderclap Spark C 036/060
Alolan Dugtrio Metal Unbroken Bonds Rare 122/214 Full Metal Wall U 031/054
      Tag All Stars   085/173
Alolan Meowth Darkness Sun & Moon Common 78/149 Collection Sun C 032/060
      Sun & Moon Starter Set   026/059
McDonald's Collection 2017   8/12      
      GX Starter Decks   065/131
Alolan Meowth Darkness SM Black Star Promos   SM43 SM-P Promotional cards   010/SM-P
Alolan Meowth Darkness SM Black Star Promos   SM51 SM-P Promotional cards   032/SM-P
Alolan Meowth Darkness       SM-P Promotional cards   255/SM-P
Alolan Meowth Darkness Lost Thunder Common 118/214 Super-Burst Impact C 056/095
Alolan Meowth Darkness Cosmic Eclipse Common 128/236 Remix Bout C 039/064
Alolan Persian Darkness Sun & Moon Uncommon 79/149 Collection Sun U 033/060
      GX Starter Decks   066/131
Alolan Persian Darkness Lost Thunder Rare 119/214 Super-Burst Impact U 057/095
Alolan PersianGX Darkness Cosmic Eclipse Ultra-Rare Rare 129/236 Remix Bout RR 040/064
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Ultra 219/236 Remix Bout SR 071/064
Cosmic Eclipse Rare Secret 257/236 Remix Bout HR 077/064
Alolan Geodude Lightning Guardians Rising Common 40/145 Alolan Moonlight C 015/050
Alolan Geodude Crimson Invasion Common 32/111 Awakened Heroes C 016/050
Alolan Geodude Lightning Team Up Common 34/181 Tag Bolt C 032/095
Alolan Geodude Lightning Team Up Common 35/181 Tag Bolt C 033/095
Alolan Graveler Lightning Guardians Rising Uncommon 41/145 Alolan Moonlight C 016/050
Alolan Graveler Lightning Crimson Invasion Uncommon 33/111 Awakened Heroes U 017/050
Alolan Graveler Lightning Team Up Uncommon 36/181 Tag Bolt C 034/095
Alolan Golem Lightning Guardians Rising Rare Holo 42/145 Alolan Moonlight R 017/050
Alolan Golem Lightning Team Up Rare 37/181 Tag Bolt U 035/095
Alolan GolemGX Lightning Crimson Invasion Ultra-Rare Rare 34/111 Awakened Heroes RR 018/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Ultra 102/111 Awakened Heroes SR 051/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Secret 113/111 Awakened Heroes HR 056/050
Alolan Grimer Psychic Sun & Moon Common 57/149 Collection Moon C 022/060
      GX Battle Boost   034/114
Alolan Grimer Darkness Burning Shadows Common 83/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow C 032/051
Alolan Grimer Darkness Team Up Common 83/181 Dark Order C 018/052
Alolan Grimer Darkness Unified Minds Common 127/236 Tag Team GX Starter Sets   011/031
Alolan Grimer Darkness Cosmic Eclipse Common 130/236 Remix Bout C 041/064
Alolan Muk Psychic Sun & Moon Rare Holo 58/149 Collection Moon R 023/060
      GX Battle Boost   035/114
Alolan Muk Darkness Team Up Rare 84/181 Dark Order U 019/052
Alolan Muk Darkness Cosmic Eclipse Rare 131/236 Remix Bout U 042/064
Alolan MukGX Darkness Burning Shadows Ultra-Rare Rare 84/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow RR 033/051
Burning Shadows Rare Ultra 138/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow SR 054/051
Burning Shadows Rare Secret 157/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow HR 060/051
Muk & Alolan MukTag Team GX Psychic Unbroken Bonds Ultra-Rare Rare 61/214 Double Blaze RR 029/095
Unbroken Bonds Rare Ultra 196/214 Double Blaze SR 098/095
Unbroken Bonds Rare Ultra 197/214 Double Blaze SR 099/095
Unbroken Bonds Rare Secret 220/214 Double Blaze HR 109/095
Alolan Exeggutor Dragon Ultra Prism Rare 95/156 GX Battle Boost   078/114
Alolan Exeggutor Grass Forbidden Light Rare 2/131 Forbidden Light R 002/094
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   2a/131 SM-P Promotional cards   201/SM-P
Alolan Exeggutor Dragon Team Up Rare 114/181 GX Ultra Shiny   096/150
Alolan Exeggutor Dragon Team Up Rare 115/181 Tag Bolt U 061/095
Alolan ExeggutorGX Dragon Crimson Invasion Ultra-Rare Rare 74/111 Ultradimensional Beasts RR 037/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Ultra 107/111 Ultradimensional Beasts SR 054/050
Crimson Invasion Rare Secret 118/111 Ultradimensional Beasts HR 059/050
Rowlet & Alolan ExeggutorTag Team GX Grass Unified Minds Ultra-Rare Rare 1/236 Sky Legend RR 001/054
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 214/236 Sky Legend SR 055/054
Unified Minds Rare Ultra 215/236 Sky Legend SR 056/054
Unified Minds Rare Secret 237/236 Sky Legend HR 063/054
Alolan Marowak Fire Crimson Invasion Rare Holo 12/111 Awakened Heroes R 006/050
Alolan Marowak Fire Forbidden Light Rare 12/131 Forbidden Light U 010/094
Alolan Marowak Psychic Team Up Rare 64/181 GX Ultra Shiny   040/150
Alolan Marowak Psychic Unified Minds Rare 75/236 GG End U 013/054
Alolan MarowakGX Fire SM Black Star Promos   SM187 SM-P Promotional cards   252/SM-P

Galarian Pokémon

Galarian Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Galarian Meowth Metal Sword & Shield Common 127/202 Sword C 040/060
Galarian Meowth Metal Rebel Clash Common 126/192 Zacian + Zamazenta Box   001/007
Galarian Meowth Metal Vivid Voltage Common 112/185 Amazing Volt Tackle C 075/100
Galarian Ponyta Psychic Sword & Shield Common 081/202 Shield C 021/060
Galarian Ponyta Psychic SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH013 S-P Promotional cards   025/S-P
Galarian Rapidash Psychic Sword & Shield Rare 081/202 Shield U 022/060
Galarian Slowpoke Psychic Battle Styles Common 054/163 Single Strike Master C 021/070
Galarian Slowbro Darkness Battle Styles Rare 092/163 Single Strike Master U 041/070
Galarian SlowbroV Darkness Darkness Ablaze Ultra-Rare Rare 099/189 V Starter Decks   059/127
Galarian Farfetch'd Fighting Rebel Clash Common 094/192 VMAX Rising C 042/070
Galarian Weezing Darkness Rebel Clash Rare Holo 113/192 Rebellion Crash R 064/096
Galarian Mr. Mime Water Rebel Clash Common 037/192 VMAX Rising C 018/070
Galarian Mr. Mime Water Darkness Ablaze Common 035/189 Explosive Walker C 018/070
Galarian Mr. Mime Water Battle Styles Common 034/163 Rapid Strike Master C 020/070
Galarian Corsola Psychic Rebel Clash Common 078/192 VMAX Rising C 036/070
Galarian Zigzagoon Darkness Sword & Shield Common 117/202 Shield C 033/060
Galarian Zigzagoon Darkness Champion's Path Common 035/073 Infinity Zone C 054/100
Galarian Linoone Darkness Sword & Shield Uncommon 118/202 Shield U 034/060
Galarian Linoone Darkness Champion's Path Common 036/073 Infinity Zone C 055/100
Galarian Darumaka Water Rebel Clash Common 47/192 Rebellion Crash C 026/096
Galarian Darumaka Water Darkness Ablaze Common 043/189 Infinity Zone C 020/100
Galarian Darmanitan Water Rebel Clash Rare 48/192 Rebellion Crash U 027/096
Darkness Ablaze Rare 044/189      
Galarian Darmanitan Fire Darkness Ablaze Rare 028/189 Infinity Zone U 015/100
Galarian DarmanitanV Water Vivid Voltage Ultra-Rare Rare 036/185 Amazing Volt Tackle RR 023/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Ultra 169/185 Amazing Volt Tackle SR 103/100
Galarian DarmanitanVMAX Water Vivid Voltage Ultra-Rare Rare 037/185 Amazing Volt Tackle RRR 024/100
Vivid Voltage Rare Secret 187/185 Amazing Volt Tackle HR 113/100
Galarian Yamask Fighting Rebel Clash Common 101/192 Rebellion Crash C 056/096
Galarian Stunfisk Metal Sword & Shield Uncommon 132/202 Sword C 044/060
Galarian Stunfisk Metal Vivid Voltage Uncommon 128/185 Legendary Heartbeat U 053/076
Galarian StunfiskV Metal Darkness Ablaze Ultra-Rare Rare 128/189 Explosive Walker RR 055/070
Darkness Ablaze Rare Ultra 184/189 Explosive Walker SR 076/070

Hisuian Pokémon

Hisuian Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hisuian Growlithe Fighting       Time Gazer C 029/067
Hisuian Arcanine Fighting       Time Gazer U 030/067
Hisuian Voltorb Grass       Space Juggler C 002/067
Hisuian Electrode Grass       Space Juggler C 003/067
Hisuian Typhlosion Psychic       Time Gazer R 023/067
Hisuian TyphlosionV Psychic       Battle Region RR 028/067
      Battle Region SR 076/067
Hisuian TyphlosionVSTAR Psychic       Battle Region RRR 029/067
      Battle Region HR 085/067
Hisuian Qwilfish Darkness       Battle Region C 047/067
Hisuian Qwilfish Darkness       Darkrai VSTAR Starter Set   004/020
Hisuian Sneasel Darkness       Space Juggler C 042/067
Hisuian Samurott Darkness       Time Gazer R 041/067
Hisuian SamurottV Darkness       Battle Region RR 052/067
      Battle Region SR 078/067
Hisuian SamurottVSTAR Darkness       Battle Region RRR 053/067
      Battle Region HR 087/067
      Battle Region UR 091/067
Hisuian Lilligant Grass       Time Gazer R 006/067
Hisuian LilligantV Grass       Time Gazer RR 007/067
      Time Gazer SR 068/067
      Time Gazer SR 069/067
Hisuian LilligantVSTAR Grass       Time Gazer RRR 008/067
      Time Gazer HR 080/067
Hisuian Basculin Water       Battle Region C 023/067
Hisuian Braviary Colorless       Time Gazer U 056/067
Hisuian Avalugg Water       Space Juggler U 025/067
Hisuian Decidueye Fighting       Space Juggler R 039/067
Hisuian DecidueyeV Fighting       Battle Region RR 044/067
      Battle Region SR 077/067
Hisuian DecidueyeVSTAR Fighting       Battle Region RRR 045/067
      Battle Region HR 086/067

Similar concepts

Variant Pokémon

Main article: Variant Pokémon
A Valencia Island Butterfree

Prior to Generation VII, there were already certain Pokémon that had variations depending on their native geographical area, but, unlike regional forms, these Pokémon do not appear to have any functional difference from their original forms; rather, their differences are purely aesthetic, with their type, moves, Abilities, height, and weight remaining the same.

δ Delta Species

Main article: δ Delta Species (TCG)
A Metal type Pikachu

The Pokémon Trading Card Game introduced Delta Species Pokémon in Generation III. Like regional forms, these Pokémon would undergo a type change, but their appearance would stay generally the same. The backstory of EX Delta Species states that these changes were not due to natural adaptation but rather a mutation brought on by exposure to electromagnetic waves.

This seems to be an exclusive phenomenon on the island of Holon, the aforementioned waves a product of experiments by scientists in the area searching for the Mythical Pokémon Mew. Delta Species Pokémon appeared in the TCG from EX Delta Species to EX Dragon Frontiers.


  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, when a Pokémon undergoes evolution into a regional form, the background in the evolution animation is green, as opposed to the blue background used for all other Pokémon. Conversely, when a Pokémon Egg hatches into a regional form, the background is blue instead of yellow. Additionally, a different arrangement of the evolution music is played in both of these situations.
  • In contrast to other regional forms, Galarian Zigzagoon is the original form of its respective species.
  • No regional forms are Bug-type.
    • Additionally, there are no Flying- or Water-type regional forms that weren't already those types in their original form.
  • Meowth is the Pokémon with the most regional forms, with two (Alolan and Galarian).
    • Meowth is also the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Gigantamax form.
  • Geodude's evolutionary line is the only three-stage evolutionary line in which all members have a regional form.
  • All fully evolved Galarian Forms and/or their regional evolved forms have a signature move or a signature Ability.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon:
    • with a regional form that has a branched evolution.
    • to lose a type, rather than gaining or replacing one, in its regional form.
  • Slowbro is the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Mega Evolution. In Pokémon GO, which features both, Galarian Slowbro cannot Mega Evolve.
  • The Legendary birds are the only Legendary Pokémon with regional forms.
  • Decidueye is the only Pokémon introduced after Generation VI to have a regional form.
  • Generations IV and VIII are the only generations to not introduce any Pokémon that have regional forms.
  • Goodra is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have a regional form.
  • Hisuian Sneasel is the only regional form to have gender differences.
  • Basculin's White-Striped Form is technically not considered to be a regional form in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, although in Pokémon HOME it is listed as a Hisuian form.
    • In the TCG, Basculin cards featuring the White-Striped form use the name "Hisuian Basculin".
  • White-Striped Basculin is the only regional form whose type is exactly the same as its original form.
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the only game to introduce new regional variants, but not have the original forms in any capacity.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 地區形態 Deihkēui Yìhngtaai *
地區型態 Deihkēui Yìhngtaai *
Mandarin 地區形態 / 地区形态 Dìqū Xíngtài *
地區型態 Dìqū Xíngtài *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Regionální varianta
Denmark Flag.png Danish Regional variation*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Regionale variantSMUSUM
Regionale vormSwSh
Finland Flag.png Finnish Alueellinen muunnos*
Alueellinen muoto*
France Flag.png French Forme régionale
Variante régionale*
Germany Flag.png German Regionalform
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Regionális változat
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma regionale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리전폼 Region Forme
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Regional variasjon
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma regionalna*
Regionalny wariant*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Forma regional*
Variante regional*
Variação regional*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Variante regionalSMUSUM
Forma regionalSwSh
Russia Flag.png Russian Региональный вариант Regional'nyy variantSMUSUMSwSh
Региональная формa Regional'naya formaSwSh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma regional
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Regional variant
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Bölgesel çeşitlilik
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hình thái địa phương

Alola FormSMUSUMPE / Alolan FormSwSh

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 阿羅拉的樣子 Alòhlāai-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 阿羅拉的樣子 / 阿罗拉的样子 Āluólā-de Yàngzi
Denmark Flag.png Danish Alola Form
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Alola Form*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Alola-muoto
France Flag.png French Forme d'Alola
Germany Flag.png German Alola-Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bentuk Alola
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라의 모습 Alola-yi Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Alola
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alola Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Aloli*
Forma Alolańska*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Forma Alola*
Forma de Alola*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Forma Alola
Russia Flag.png Russian Форма региона Алола Forma regiona Alola
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de Alola
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Alola Form
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างอโลลา Rang Alola
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Alola Formu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng Alola
Hình thái Alola

Alolan <Pokémon>

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Alolan <Pokémon>
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Alolan <Pokémon>
Finland Flag.png Finnish Alolalainen <Pokémon>
France Flag.png French <Pokémon> d'Alola
Germany Flag.png German Alola-<Pokémon>
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Alola <Pokémon>
Italy Flag.png Italian <Pokémon> di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라 <Pokémon> Alola <Pokémon>
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alolan <Pokémon>
Poland Flag.png Polish <Pokémon> Alolański
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese <Pokémon> de Alola
Russia Flag.png Russian <Pokémon> региона Алола <Pokémon> regiona Alola
Spain Flag.png Spanish <Pokémon> de Alola
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Alolan <Pokémon>
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese <Pokémon> hình thái Alola

Galarian form

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 伽勒爾的樣子 Gālahkyíh-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 伽勒爾的樣子 / 伽勒尔的样子 Jiālè'ěr-de Yàngzi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Galarian-vorm
France Flag.png French Forme de Galar
Germany Flag.png German Galar-Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Galar
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Galar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르의 모습 Galar-yi Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Galarian
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Forma Galarian
Russia Flag.png Russian Галарская форма Galarskaya forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de Galar
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างกาลาร์ Rang Galar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng Galar

Galarian <Pokémon>

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Galarian <Pokémon>
Finland Flag.png Finnish Galarian <Pokémon>
France Flag.png French <Pokémon> de Galar
Germany Flag.png German Galar-<Pokémon>
Italy Flag.png Italian <Pokémon> di Galar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르 <Pokémon> Galar <Pokémon>
Poland Flag.png Polish <Pokémon> Galarski
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese <Pokémon> Galarian
Russia Flag.png Russian Галарский <Pokémon> Galarskiy <Pokémon>
Spain Flag.png Spanish <Pokémon> de Galar

Hisuian form

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 洗翠的樣子 Sáicheui-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 洗翠的樣子 / 洗翠的样子 Xǐcuì-de Yàngzi
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hisuian-vorm
France Flag.png French Forme de Hisui
Germany Flag.png German Hisui-Form
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Hisui
South Korea Flag.png Korean 히스이의 모습 Hisui-yi Moseup
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Forma Hisuian
Russia Flag.png Russian Гисуйская форма Gisuyskaya forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de Hisui

Hisuian <Pokémon>

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hisuian <Pokémon>
France Flag.png French <Pokémon> de Hisui
Germany Flag.png German Hisui-<Pokémon>
Italy Flag.png Italian <Pokémon> di Hisui
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Hisuian <Pokémon>
Russia Flag.png Russian Гисуйский <Pokémon> Gisuyskiy <Pokémon>
Spain Flag.png Spanish <Pokémon> de Hisui


  1. Hau refers to the Meowth the player's mom owns as a "Kantonian Meowth" in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
  2. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, a Team Yell Grunt in Spikemuth will offer to trade the player a Mr. Mime, which he refers to as a "Kantonian Mr. Mime".
  3. Ability information exists in the data for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, though Abilities do not occur in gameplay.
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See also

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