List of Pokémon by availability (GO)

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This is a list of Pokémon available in Pokémon GO.

List of Pokémon by date

Every generation of Pokémon is represented in Pokémon GO - the entirety of Generations I and II, the vast majority of Generations III to V, and a select few from Generations VI to VIII. From the first five generations, the evolution families of the following Pokémon are currently unobtainable and have yet to become available:

Date Pokémon Notes
Jul 6, 2016 All Generation I Pokémon except Ditto, Legendary Pokémon and Mew Initial release.
Nov 23, 2016

Ditto

Ditto became available, appearing disguised as Pidgey, Rattata, Zubat, or Magikarp. Ditto also became able to appear disguised as Hoothoot, Sentret, or Yanma starting February 16, 2017.
Dec 12, 2016

Pichu Cleffa Igglybuff Togepi Togetic Smoochum Elekid Magby

Generation II baby Pokémon became available, exclusively from Eggs.
Feb 16, 2017

Chikorita Bayleef Meganium Cyndaquil Quilava Typhlosion Totodile Croconaw Feraligatr Sentret Furret Hoothoot Noctowl Ledyba Ledian Spinarak Ariados Crobat Chinchou Lanturn Natu Xatu Mareep Flaaffy Ampharos Bellossom Marill Azumarill Sudowoodo Politoed Hoppip Skiploom Jumpluff Aipom Sunkern Sunflora Yanma Wooper Quagsire Espeon Umbreon Murkrow Slowking Misdreavus Unown Wobbuffet Girafarig Pineco Forretress Dunsparce Gligar Steelix Snubbull Granbull Qwilfish Scizor Shuckle Heracross Sneasel Teddiursa Ursaring Slugma Magcargo Swinub Piloswine Corsola Remoraid Octillery Mantine Skarmory Houndour Houndoom Kingdra Phanpy Donphan Porygon2 Stantler Tyrogue Hitmontop Miltank Blissey Larvitar Pupitar Tyranitar

Most remaining Generation II Pokémon became available, except Delibird and Smeargle. This included allowing Generation I Pokémon that have Generation II cross-generational evolutions to evolve into those Pokémon and Togetic now appearing in the wild.
Jul 22, 2017

Articuno Lugia

Legendary Pokémon was first available through Raid Battles. Articuno was first available in Raid Battles from July 22 to 31.
Jul 31, 2017

Moltres

Moltres was first available in Raid Battles from July 31 to August 7.
Aug 7, 2017

Zapdos

Zapdos was first available in Raid Battles from August 7 to 14.
Aug 14, 2017

Mewtwo

The first Mewtwo Raid Battle occurred at the Pokémon GO Stadium event. Mewtwo was subsequently available in field tests of "Exclusive" or EX Raid Battles, and on November 21, 2017, the field test concluded and the mature EX Raid Battle system was announced. Mewtwo was made available through normal raids beginning September 20, 2018.
Aug 31, 2017

Raikou Entei Suicune

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune became available through Raid Battles in (respectively) the Americas, Europe and Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region from August 31 to September 30. On September 30, they then migrated to the preceding region. On October 31, they migrated a final time, until their availability ended on November 30.
Oct 20, 2017

Sableye Shuppet Banette Duskull Dusclops

The Generation III Ghost-type Pokémon became available, in conjunction with the Halloween 2017 event.
Nov 28, 2017

Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh became available through Raid Battles after the successful Global Catch Challenge, lasting until December 14.
Dec 8, 2017

Treecko Grovyle Sceptile Torchic Combusken Blaziken Mudkip Marshtomp Swampert Poochyena Mightyena Zigzagoon Linoone Wurmple Silcoon Beautifly Cascoon Dustox Seedot Nuzleaf Shiftry Ralts Kirlia Gardevoir Shroomish Breloom Slakoth Vigoroth Slaking Makuhita Hariyama Azurill Skitty Delcatty Mawile Meditite Medicham Electrike Manectric Plusle Minun Roselia Gulpin Swalot Spoink Grumpig Zangoose Seviper Absol Wynaut

50 Generation III Pokémon became available. Mawile and Absol were only available through Raid Battles.[1]
Dec 15, 2017

Groudon

Groudon became available through Raid Battles, lasting until January 15, 2018.
Dec 21, 2017

Delibird Lotad Lombre Ludicolo Carvanha Sharpedo Wailmer Wailord Barboach Whiscash Corphish Crawdaunt Feebas Milotic Snorunt Glalie Spheal Sealeo Walrein Relicanth Luvdisc

20 additional Generation III Pokémon became available.[2] Delibird became available exclusively during the Holiday 2017 event.
Jan 12, 2018

Kyogre

Kyogre became available through Raid Battles, lasting until February 15, 2018.
Jan 23, 2018

Whismur Loudred Exploud Nosepass Aron Lairon Aggron Numel Camerupt Torkoal Trapinch Vibrava Flygon Cacnea Cacturne Lunatone Solrock Baltoy Claydol Lileep Cradily Anorith Armaldo

23 additional Generation III Pokémon became available.
Feb 9, 2018

Taillow Swellow Wingull Pelipper Surskit Masquerain Volbeat Illumise Swablu Altaria Castform Castform Castform Castform Tropius Chimecho Bagon Shelgon Salamence Beldum Metang Metagross Rayquaza

19 additional Generation III Pokémon became available.
Mar 27, 2018

Mew

Mew became available through the Special Research mode that was activated alongside Field Research on the same day.
Apr 2, 2018

Latias Latios

Latias and Latios became available through Raid Battles. Latias was available in Europe, Asia, and Australia while Latios could be found in North America, South America, and Africa. They switched locations on May 8 and were available until June 5.
May 30, 2018

Exeggutor

Alolan Exeggutor became available.
Jun 21, 2018

Rattata Raticate Sandshrew Sandslash Vulpix Ninetales Meowth Persian Grimer Muk Registeel

Alolan Rattata, Meowth, Grimer, Vulpix, and Sandshrew lines became available through special 7 km Eggs obtained via Gifts. Alolan Rattata and Raticate became catchable in the wild on June 23.[3]
Jul 14, 2018

Diglett Dugtrio Geodude Graveler Golem Celebi

Alolan Diglett and Geodude were made available temporarily to catch in the wild. Starting on July 19, they became exclusive to 7 km Eggs. Celebi became available through Special Research at Pokémon Go Fest 2018.
Jul 19, 2018

Raichu Marowak Regice

Alolan Raichu and Marowak became available through Raid Battles.
Aug 1, 2018

Spinda

Spinda became available through Field Research.
Aug 20, 2018

Celebi

Celebi became available through Special Research globally.[4]
Sep 13, 2018

Regirock

Regirock became available in Raid Battles until September 30.
Sep 21, 2018

Deoxys

Deoxys became available through EX Raid Battles, replacing Mewtwo.
Oct 16, 2018

Turtwig Grotle Torterra Chimchar Monferno Infernape Piplup Prinplup Empoleon Starly Staravia Staraptor Bidoof Bibarel Kricketot Kricketune Shinx Luxio Luxray Pachirisu Buneary Lopunny Chatot Riolu Lucario Carnivine

26 Generation IV Pokémon became available.[5]
Oct 23, 2018

Drifloon Drifblim Stunky Skuntank Spiritomb Giratina

6 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Spiritomb can be obtained in a Special Research, while Giratina is available in Raid Battles from October 23 to November 20.
Nov 1, 2018

Nincada Ninjask Shedinja

Nincada is available exclusively through Field Research, and Shedinja through Research Breakthrough.
Nov 6, 2018

Budew Buizel Floatzel

Budew became available in Eggs and Buizel in the wild.
Nov 14, 2018

Roserade Mismagius Honchkrow Weavile Rhyperior Electivire Magmortar Togekiss Gliscor Porygon-Z Dusknoir Meltan Melmetal

11 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available, all of which are the evolved forms of earlier generation Pokémon, and require a Sinnoh Stone to evolve them. Meltan is also made available via the Mystery Box or through Special Research, and can evolve into Melmetal with Meltan Candy400.
Nov 20, 2018

Cresselia

Cresselia became available in Raid Battles until December 18.
Dec 18, 2018

Deoxys Chingling Bronzor Bronzong Munchlax Skorupi Drapion Croagunk Toxicroak Finneon Lumineon Mantyke Snover Abomasnow Heatran

14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Chingling, Munchlax, and Mantyke became available in 7 km Eggs, and Heatran became available in Raid Battles until January 15, 2019.
Jan 30, 2019

Palkia

Palkia became available in Raid Battles until February 28.
Feb 1, 2019

Cranidos Rampardos Shieldon Bastiodon Combee Vespiquen Ambipom Glameow Purugly Bonsly Lickilicky Tangrowth Yanmega Gallade Froslass

14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Ambipom, Lickilicky, Tangrowth, Yanmega, Gallade and Froslass are the evolved forms of earlier generation Pokémon, and require a Sinnoh Stone to be obtained.
Feb 13, 2019

Happiny

Happiny became available through 7 km Eggs, in conjunction with Valentine's Day 2019.
Feb 15, 2019

Mamoswine

Mamoswine became available as part of the Swinub Community Day by evolving Piloswine with a Sinnoh Stone.
Feb 23, 2019

Clamperl Huntail Gorebyss

The Clamperl line became available through Limited Research and later in the wild.
Feb 25, 2019

Smeargle

Smeargle became available through using the AR Camera.
Mar 1, 2019

Dialga

Dialga became available in Raid Battles until March 28.
Mar 25, 2019

Deoxys

Defense Forme Deoxys became available in EX Raid Battles.
Apr 2, 2019

Giratina

Origin Forme Giratina became available in Raid Battles until April 29.
Apr 29, 2019

Shellos Shellos Gastrodon Gastrodon Uxie Mesprit Azelf

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf became available in the wild, and later in Raid Battles. Shellos and Gastrodon were also accidentally made available in the wild for about 30 minutes.
May 17, 2019

Burmy Burmy Burmy Wormadam Wormadam Wormadam Mothim Cherubi Cherrim Cherrim Gible Gabite Garchomp Hippopotas Hippowdon Magnezone Leafeon Glaceon Probopass

14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Magnezone, Leafeon, Glaceon and Probopass were new evolutions of old Pokémon, available through new types of Lure Module. Additionally, Shellos and Gastrodon were formally and permanently added, with their forms becoming region-exclusive several hours after initial release.
Jun 13, 2019

Jirachi

Jirachi became available through Special Research at Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago and later Dortmund and Yokohama.
Jun 28, 2019

Deoxys

Speed Forme Deoxys became available in EX Raid Battles.
Sep 16, 2019

Snivy Servine Serperior Tepig Pignite Emboar Oshawott Dewott Samurott Patrat Watchog Lillipup Herdier Stoutland Purrloin Liepard Pansage Simisage Pansear Simisear Panpour Simipour Pidove Tranquill Unfezant Blitzle Zebstrika Drilbur Excadrill Foongus Amoonguss Ferroseed Ferrothorn Klink Klang Klinklang Litwick Lampent Chandelure Golett Golurk Heatmor Durant Deino Zweilous Hydreigon

46 Generation V Pokémon became available.
Sep 26, 2019

Mime Jr.

Mime Jr. became available to hatch from 5 km Eggs in Europe.
Oct 17, 2019

Darkrai Yamask Cofagrigus

Darkrai became available in Raid Battles until November 1. Yamask became available exclusively during Halloween 2019.
Nov 2, 2019

Regigigas

Regigigas became available through a paid, limited-time Special Research event and later in EX Raid Battles on November 18.
Nov 4, 2019

Cobalion

Cobalion became available in Raid Battles until November 26.
Nov 16, 2019

Weezing

Galarian Weezing became available in Raid Battles.
Nov 26, 2019

Terrakion

Terrakion became available in Raid Battles until December 17.
Dec 17, 2019

Virizion

Virizion became available in Raid Battles until January 7, 2020.
Dec 24, 2019

Cubchoo Beartic Cryogonal

The families of Cubchoo and Cryogonal became available in the wild.
Jan 10, 2020

Roggenrola Boldore Gigalith Timburr Gurdurr Conkeldurr Tympole Palpitoad Seismitoad Throh Sawk Venipede Whirlipede Scolipede Basculin Basculin Maractus Dwebble Crustle Sigilyph Tirtouga Carracosta Archen Archeops Trubbish Garbodor Karrablast Escavalier Joltik Galvantula Axew Fraxure Haxorus Shelmet Accelgor

34 additional Generation V Pokémon became available.
Jan 24, 2020

Darumaka Darmanitan

The Darumaka family became available in 7 km Eggs during the Lunar New Year 2020 event and became available in the wild and in 10 km Eggs afterwards.
Jan 29, 2020

Scraggy Scrafty

Scraggy became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Feb 1, 2020

Woobat Swoobat

Woobat became available through Research Breakthroughs until March 1 and in the wild after the Buddy Up event.
Feb 2, 2020

Minccino Cinccino

Minccino became available in 5 km Eggs and through Limited Research.
Feb 4, 2020

Tornadus

Tornadus became available in Raid Battles until February 25.
Feb 14, 2020

Audino Alomomola

Audino and Alomomola became available in the wild.
Mar 2, 2020

Thundurus

Thundurus became available in Raid Battles until March 31.
Mar 13, 2020

Rufflet Braviary

Rufflet became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Mar 20, 2020

Genesect

Genesect became available through a paid, limited-time Special Research event. It was later added to general Special Research and was available in Raid Battles from August 14 to 21.
Mar 27, 2020

Gothita Gothorita Gothitelle Solosis Duosion Reuniclus

Gothita and Solosis became available in the wild.
Mar 31, 2020

Landorus

Landorus became available in Raid Battles until April 28 and as a GO Battle League reward.
Apr 1, 2020

Stunfisk

Stunfisk became available in the wild and as a Field Research reward.
May 26, 2020

Reshiram

Reshiram became available in Raid Battles until June 16.
Jun 3, 2020

Meowth Zigzagoon Linoone Darumaka Darmanitan Stunfisk Obstagoon Perrserker

Galarian Meowth, Zigzagoon, and Darumaka became available in 7 km Eggs, and Galarian Stunfisk became available in Raid Battles, in the wild and in Special Research.
Jun 16, 2020

Zekrom

Zekrom became available in Raid Battles until July 7.
Jun 17, 2020

Farfetch'd

Galarian Farfetch'd became available in the wild worldwide.
Jul 3, 2020

Ducklett Swanna

Ducklett became available in the wild, in 5 km Eggs, and in Timed Research.
Jul 7, 2020

Kyurem

Kyurem became available in Raid Battles until July 31.
Jul 17, 2020

Petilil Lilligant

Petilil became available in the wild, in 5 km Eggs, and in Timed Research.
Jul 25, 2020

Rotom

Wash Rotom became available to paid Pokémon GO Fest 2020 players in GO Snapshot.
Jul 26, 2020

Victini

Victini became available through paid Special Research for Pokémon GO Fest 2020.
Aug 7, 2020

Elgyem Beheeyem

Elgyem became available in the wild, in 7 km Eggs, and in Raid Battles.
Aug 14, 2020

Sewaddle Swadloon Leavanny Cottonee Whimsicott Emolga Bouffalant

Sewaddle, Cottonee, Emolga became available in the wild and in 7 km Eggs. Bouffalant is a regional and became available in the wild and in 5 km Eggs.
Oct 9, 2020

Deerling Sawsbuck

Autumn Form Deerling was added to the wild.
Oct 12, 2020

Sandile Krokorok Krookodile Pawniard Bisharp Vullaby Mandibuzz

Sandile, Pawniard, and Vullaby were added to new 12 km Eggs.
Oct 23, 2020

Ponyta Rapidash Sirfetch'd

Galarian Ponyta was added to Raid Battles and 7 km Eggs and Galarian Farfetch'd was made able to evolve into Sirfetch'd.
Oct 24, 2020

Yamask Runerigus

Galarian Yamask was made available in Special Research.
Nov 30, 2020

Espurr Meowstic Meowstic

Espurr was made available in raids.
Dec 1, 2020

Deerling Deerling Sawsbuck Sawsbuck

Summer and Winter Form Deerling were made available in the wild with the introduction of Seasons.
Dec 2, 2020

Chespin Quilladin Chesnaught Fennekin Braixen Delphox Froakie Frogadier Greninja Bunnelby Diggersby Fletchling Fletchinder Talonflame Litleo Pyroar Pyroar Klefki Noibat Noivern

19 Generation VI Pokémon became available - Klefki as a regional exclusive in France.
Dec 19, 2020

Mr. Mime Mr. Rime

Galarian Mr. Mime was made available through paid Special Research.
Dec 22, 2020

Vanillite Vanillish Vanilluxe

Vanillite was made available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and Field Research.
Jan 11, 2021

Frillish Jellicent

Male Frillish became available as a GO Battle League reward.

Mega Evolutions

See also: Mega Evolution#Pokémon GO

The ability to Mega Evolve certain species of Pokémon was added on August 27, 2020 and is available by collecting that Pokémon's Mega Energy. Out of the 48 Mega Evolutions, the following are currently available:

Date Mega Evolution Notes
Aug 27, 2020

Venusaur Charizard Charizard Blastoise Beedrill

Initial release.
Sep 18, 2020

Pidgeot

Mega Pidgeot was released after the Mega Battle Challenge.
Sep 29, 2020

Houndoom

Mega Houndoom was also released after the Mega Battle Challenge.
Oct 24, 2020

Gengar

Mega Gengar was released for the Halloween event.
Dec 1, 2020

Abomasnow

Mega Abomasnow was released.
Jan 18, 2021 Ampharos Mega Ampharos was released.

Region-exclusive Pokémon

Certain sets of Pokémon appear to be exclusive to certain regions in the world. Those Pokémon may hatch from 5 km Eggs picked in their respective regions since September 2019. Some of these Pokémon have been made available in other regions during special events. The territories described below are generally limited to broad descriptions, sacrificing precise accuracy. Many community-sourced maps can be found that show these boundaries in much greater detail, such as this.

The following list has been divided based on the type of regional exclusivity.

Set 1
Pokémon Region
Farfetch'd

Farfetch'd

East Asia*
Kangaskhan

Kangaskhan

Australia and Papua New Guinea
Mr. Mime

Mr. Mime

Europe
Mime Jr.

Mime Jr.

Europe
Tauros

Tauros

United States, southern Canada, and parts of northern Mexico*
Heracross

Heracross

Mexico, Central and South America*
Torkoal

Torkoal

West, Central, and South Asia
Tropius

Tropius

Africa and Middle East
Relicanth

Relicanth

Certain islands east of Australia*
Pachirisu

Pachirisu

Alaska, Canada, and Asian Russia*
Set 2
Pokémon Region
Volbeat*

Volbeat

Europe and Asia-Pacific
Lunatone*

Lunatone

Zangoose*

Zangoose

Sawk

Sawk

Durant*

Durant

Illumise*

Illumise

Americas, Africa, and Middle East
Solrock*

Solrock

Seviper*

Seviper

Throh

Throh

Heatmor*

Heatmor

Set 3
Pokémon Region
Shellos
(West Sea)

Shellos (West Sea)

Western Hemisphere
Basculin
(Blue-Striped Form)

Basculin

Shellos
(East Sea)

Shellos (East Sea)

Eastern Hemisphere
Basculin
(Red-Striped Form)

Basculin

Set 4
Pokémon Region
Uxie

Uxie

Asia-Pacific
Pansage

Pansage

Mesprit

Mesprit

Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Pansear

Pansear

Azelf

Azelf

Americas and Greenland
Panpour

Panpour

Special Regions
Pokémon Region
Corsola

Corsola

Tropics*
Chatot

Chatot

Southern Hemisphere
Carnivine

Carnivine

Southeastern United States and the northern Bahamas
Maractus

Maractus

Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America
Sigilyph

Sigilyph

Egypt, Greece, and Israel
Bouffalant

Bouffalant

Northeastern United States
Klefki

Klefki

France


Legendary and Mythical Pokémon

Most Legendary Pokémon have only been released for strictly limited periods in Raid Battles. Several have had repeat appearances in later raids or as Research Breakthrough encounters. Mewtwo and Deoxys originally appeared in special EX Raids. EX Passes grant players the ability to participate in an EX Raid and are distributed on a semi-random basis to players who have recently completed a Raid at the Gym where the EX Raid would take place.

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf have been available in the wild, in their respective regions, as a very rare spawn since April 30, 2019.

The Mythical Pokémon Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi have been made available as rewards for completing their respective Special Research tasks. Meltan, which can be evolved into Melmetal, can be spawned using the Mystery Box.

The following lists all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon that have been made available in Raid Battles.

Pokémon Raid dates Research dates
Articuno

Articuno

Jul. 22 - 31, 2017
Jul. 7, 2018*Shiny release
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Sep. 18 - 25, 2020
Jun. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Zapdos

Zapdos

Aug. 7 - Sep. 1, 2017
Jul. 21, 2018Shiny release
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Sep. 25 - Oct. 2, 2020
May 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Moltres

Moltres

Jul. 31, 2017 - Aug. 7, 2017
Sep. 8, 2018Shiny release
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Oct. 2 - 9, 2020
Apr. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Sep. 20 - Oct. 23, 2018
Sep. 16 - 23, 2019Shiny release
Armored Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Jul. 10 - 31, 2019
Feb. 25 - Mar. 2, 2020
Raikou

Raikou

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Jun. 29, 2019Shiny release
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Aug. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Entei

Entei

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Jul. 14, 2019Shiny release
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Sep. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Suicune

Suicune

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Aug. 17, 2019Shiny release
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Oct. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Lugia

Lugia

Jul. 22 - 24, 2017
Mar. 16 - Apr. 2, 2018Shiny release
Jul. 14 - 15, 2018
Dec. 14 - 17, 2018
Dec. 20 - 23, 2019
Nov. 5 - 16, 2020
Jan. - Jun. 2019
Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh

Nov. 27 - Dec. 14, 2017
May 19 - Jun. 7, 2018Shiny release
Aug. 24 - 27, 2018
Dec. 14 - 17, 2018
Dec. 20 - 23, 2019
Jul. 3 - 6, 2020
Jan. 1 - 5, 2021
Jan. - Jun. 2019
Regirock

Regirock

Sep. 13 - 30, 2018
Nov. 1 - 4, 2019Shiny release
Dec. 12 - 13, 2020
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Regice

Regice

Jul. 19 - Aug. 16, 2018
Nov. 1 - 4, 2019Shiny release
Dec. 28, 2019
Dec. 26 - 27, 2020
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Registeel

Registeel

Jun. 21 - Jul. 19, 2018
Nov. 1 - 4, 2019Shiny release
Mar. 10 - 12, 2020
Dec. 19 - 20, 2020
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Latias

Latias

Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Feb. 22 - Mar. 1, 2019Shiny release
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
May - Aug. 2019
Latios

Latios

Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Apr. 15 - 22, 2019Shiny release
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
May - Aug. 2019
Kyogre

Kyogre

Jan. 12 - Feb. 9, 2018
Feb. 23, 2018 - Mar. 5, 2018
Jun. 7 - 22, 2018Shiny release
Jan. 15 - 29, 2019
Jun. 18 - 27, 2019
Jan. 19 - 26, 2021
Jul. - Aug. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Groudon

Groudon

Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 16, 2018
Feb. 23 - Mar. 5, 2018
Jan. 15 - 29, 2019Shiny release
Apr. 29 - May 2, 2019
Jun. 27 - Jul. 10, 2019
Jan. 19 - 26, 2021
Jul. - Aug. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Rayquaza

Rayquaza

Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2018
Mar. 15 - 18, 2019
Jul. 31 - Sep. 2, 2019Shiny release
Jul. 31 - Aug. 7, 2020
Deoxys
(Normal Forme)

Deoxys

Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Aug. 7 - 14, 2020Shiny release
Deoxys
(Attack Forme)

Deoxys

Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Deoxys
(Defense Forme)

Deoxys

Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Deoxys
(Speed Forme)

Deoxys

Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Uxie*

Uxie

May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Mesprit*

Mesprit

May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Azelf*

Azelf

May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Dialga

Dialga

Mar. 1 - 28, 2019
Palkia

Palkia

Jan. 29 - Feb. 28, 2019
Heatran

Heatran

Dec. 18, 2018 - Jan. 15, 2019
Jan. 7 - Feb. 4, 2020Shiny release
Aug. 21 - Sep. 10, 2020
Jan. 12 - 19, 2021
Giratina
(Altered Forme)

Giratina

Oct. 23 - Nov. 20, 2018
Mar. 28 - Apr. 2, 2019
Sep. 23 - Oct. 17, 2019Shiny release
Mar. 13 - 16, 2020
May 5 - 12, 2020
Giratina
(Origin Forme)

Giratina

Apr. 2 - 29, 2019
Oct. 9 - 23, 2020Shiny release
Cresselia

Cresselia

Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, 2018
May 27 - Jun. 18, 2019Shiny release
Mar. 10 - 12, 2020
Sep. 10 - 18, 2020
Darkrai

Darkrai

Oct. 17 - Nov. 1, 2019
Mar. 6 - 9, 2020Shiny release
Apr. 28 - May 5, 2020
Oct. 23 - Nov. 3, 2020
Cobalion

Cobalion

Nov. 4 - 26, 2019
Mar. 17 - 31, 2020Shiny release
Nov. 16 - 24, 2020
Terrakion

Terrakion

Nov. 26 - Dec. 17, 2019
May 19 - 26, 2020Shiny release
Nov. 16 - 24, 2020
Virizion

Virizion

Dec. 17, 2019 - Jan. 7, 2020
May 12 - 19, 2020Shiny release
Nov. 16 - 24, 2020
Tornadus

Tornadus

Feb. 4 - 25, 2020
Thundurus

Thundurus

Mar. 2 - 31, 2020
Reshiram

Reshiram

May 26 - Jun. 16, 2020
Zekrom

Zekrom

Jun. 16 - Jul. 7, 2020
Landorus

Landorus

Mar. 31 - Apr. 28, 2020
Kyurem

Kyurem

Jul. 7 - 31, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 - Jan. 1, 2021
Genesect

Genesect

Aug. 14 - 21, 2020Shiny release
Jan. 5 - 12, 2021 (Burn Drive)
EX Raids
Mewtwo

Mewtwo

Aug. 14, 2017 - Sep. 20, 2018
Sep. 25 - Nov. 12, 2019
Deoxys
(Normal Forme)

Deoxys

Oct. 1, 2018 - Jan. 4, 2019
Deoxys
(Attack Forme)

Deoxys

Dec. 18, 2018 - Mar. 24, 2019
Deoxys
(Defense Forme)

Deoxys

Mar. 25 - Jun. 23, 2019
Deoxys
(Speed Forme)

Deoxys

Jun. 28 - Sep. 25, 2019
Regigigas

Regigigas

Nov. 18, 2019 - Mar. 13, 2020

Special availability

Some species, outside of special events, neither appear in the wild nor evolve from Pokémon that do. Instead, these Pokémon can only be encountered through other methods. In addition to the following list, all baby Pokémon have always been exclusively obtained from hatching Eggs. Alolan Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, and Grimer and Galarian Meowth, Zigzagoon, and Darumaka can normally only be obtained from hatching Eggs, but some have had expanded availability during special events.

Pokémon Encounter method
Alolan Raichu

Raichu

Level 3 raid
Alolan Marowak

Marowak

Level 3 raid
Galarian Weezing

Weezing

Level 3 raid
Smeargle

Smeargle

Spawned via GO Snapshot
Nincada

Nincada

10 km Eggs
Field Research (event)
Ninjask

Ninjask

Evolve Nincada
Level 4 raid (event)
Shedinja

Shedinja

Research Breakthrough (November 2018)
Throwback Challenge 2020: Hoenn
Mawile

Mawile

Level 2 raid
10 km Egg
Shadow Pokémon from Arlo
Spinda

Spinda

Field Research
Absol

Absol

Level 4 raid
10 km Egg
Shadow Pokémon from Sierra (formerly)
Shinx

Shinx

Level 1 raid
10 km Egg
Research Breakthrough (May 2020)
Luxio

Luxio

Evolve Shinx
Luxray

Luxray

Evolve Luxio
Cherubi

Cherubi

Spawned via Mossy Lure Module
5 km Egg
Spiritomb

Spiritomb

A Spooky Message
A Spooky Message 2019
Lucario

Lucario

Evolve Riolu (hatched 10 km Egg)
Timburr

Timburr

Level 1 raid
10 km Egg
Gurdurr

Gurdurr

Evolve Timburr
Conkeldurr

Conkeldurr

Evolve Gurdurr
Scraggy

Scraggy

GO Battle League reward
Scrafty

Scrafty

Evolve Scraggy (GO Battle League reward)
Klink

Klink

Level 1 raid
10 km Egg
Klang

Klang

Evolve Klink
Klinklang

Klinklang

Evolve Klang
Rufflet

Rufflet

GO Battle League reward
Braviary

Braviary

Evolve Rufflet (GO Battle League reward)
Frillish

Frillish

GO Battle League reward
Jellicent

Jellicent

Evolve Frillish (GO Battle League reward)

Event-induced availability

The player may choose from the three Kanto starter Pokémon at the beginning of the game: Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. If the player walks away from the starter Pokémon four times, Pikachu will also appear as a possible starter Pokémon. These Pokémon may also be found in the wild later on.

While Eevee's evolution is normally random, it can be nicknamed to force it to evolve into a specific Pokémon: "Sparky" for Jolteon, "Rainer" for Vaporeon, "Pyro" for Flareon[6] (the names of the Eevee brothers in the Pokémon anime), "Sakura" for Espeon, "Tamao" for Umbreon (two of the Kimono Girls in the anime), "Linnea" for Leafeon, and "Rea" for Glaceon (two of the Eevee users). Each nickname can only influence evolution once per player. Espeon and Umbreon can also be obtained via walking with Eevee as a buddy for at least 10 km, then evolving it during either day or night, respectively. The Mossy Lure Module and Glacial Lure Module can be used to influence evolution into Leafeon or Glaceon, respectively.

Certain real-world events will occasionally release Pokémon into the wild that are usually locked to a specific method, such as having region- or Raid-exclusive Pokémon appearing in the wild.

During certain conventions or other events, specific letters of Unown may be made available at a greatly increased rate in the vicinity of the event. The letters made available relate to the event, such as C, H, I, A, G, and O for Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago.

During some special events, featured Pokémon may be caught wearing a commemorative costume. For example, Pikachu and Pichu may be caught or hatched wearing a special hat, and Raichu will retain the hat upon evolution. During the Squirtle Community Day on July 8, 2018, Sunglasses Squirtle based on the Squirtle Squad from the anime was made available through Field Research; Wartortle and Blastoise will both retain the glasses on evolution. During the Valentine's Day 2019 event, a Spinda based on the heart-spotted one from Going for a Spinda can be obtained from Field Research. For Pokémon Day 2019, an Eevee with a hat was added alongside Pikachu; its evolutions retain the hat on evolution.

See also: List of Pokémon with form differences → Pokémon GO

Since September 2018, certain Pokémon have been made available in 7 km Eggs as part of an event, including regional- and Raid-exclusive Pokémon such as Tauros and Absol, respectively.

References


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