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 following Pokémon species have yet to become available:

Generation Pokémon
III Kecleon
IV PhioneManaphyShayminArceus
V ZoruaZoroarkDruddigonLarvestaVolcaronaKeldeo


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 PichuCleffaIgglybuffTogepiTogeticSmoochumElekidMagby Generation II baby Pokémon became available, exclusively from Eggs.
Feb 16, 2017 ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumCyndaquilQuilavaTyphlosionTotodileCroconawFeraligatrSentretFurretHoothootNoctowlLedybaLedianSpinarakAriadosCrobatChinchouLanturnNatuXatuMareepFlaaffyAmpharosBellossomMarillAzumarillSudowoodoPolitoedHoppipSkiploomJumpluffAipomSunkernSunfloraYanmaWooperQuagsireEspeonUmbreonMurkrowSlowkingMisdreavusUnownWobbuffetGirafarigPinecoForretressDunsparceGligarSteelixSnubbullGranbullQwilfishScizorShuckleHeracrossSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringSlugmaMagcargoSwinubPiloswineCorsolaRemoraidOctilleryMantineSkarmoryHoundourHoundoomKingdraPhanpyDonphanPorygon2StantlerTyrogueHitmontopMiltankBlisseyLarvitarPupitarTyranitar 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 ArticunoLugia Legendary Pokémon were first made 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 and full EX Raid Battles. Mewtwo was made available through normal raids on September 20, 2018.
Aug 31, 2017 RaikouEnteiSuicune 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 SableyeShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclops 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 TreeckoGrovyleSceptileTorchicCombuskenBlazikenMudkipMarshtompSwampertPoochyenaMightyenaZigzagoonLinooneWurmpleSilcoonBeautiflyCascoonDustoxSeedotNuzleafShiftryRaltsKirliaGardevoirShroomishBreloomSlakothVigorothSlakingMakuhitaHariyamaAzurillSkittyDelcattyMawileMedititeMedichamElectrikeManectricPlusleMinunRoseliaGulpinSwalotSpoinkGrumpigZangooseSeviperAbsolWynaut 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 DelibirdLotadLombreLudicoloCarvanhaSharpedoWailmerWailordBarboachWhiscashCorphishCrawdauntFeebasMiloticSnoruntGlalieSphealSealeoWalreinRelicanthLuvdisc 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 WhismurLoudredExploudNosepassAronLaironAggronNumelCameruptTorkoalTrapinchVibravaFlygonCacneaCacturneLunatoneSolrockBaltoyClaydolLileepCradilyAnorithArmaldo 23 additional Generation III Pokémon became available.
Feb 9, 2018 TaillowSwellowWingullPelipperSurskitMasquerainVolbeatIllumiseSwabluAltariaCastformCastformCastformCastformTropiusChimechoBagonShelgonSalamenceBeldumMetangMetagrossRayquaza 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 LatiasLatios 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 RattataRaticateSandshrewSandslashVulpixNinetalesMeowthPersianGrimerMukRegisteel 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 DiglettDugtrioGeodudeGravelerGolemCelebi Alolan Diglett and Geodude were made available temporarily to catch in the wild and were exclusive to 7 km Eggs from July 19. Celebi became available through Special Research at Pokémon Go Fest 2018 and was added worldwide on August 20.
Jul 19, 2018 RaichuMarowakRegice Alolan Raichu and Marowak became available through Raid Battles.
Aug 1, 2018 Spinda Spinda became available through Field Research.
Sep 13, 2018 Regirock Regirock became available in Raid Battles until September 30.
Sep 21, 2018 Deoxys Normal Forme Deoxys became available in EX Raid Battles.
Oct 16, 2018 TurtwigGrotleTorterraChimcharMonfernoInfernapePiplupPrinplupEmpoleonStarlyStaraviaStaraptorBidoofBibarelKricketotKricketuneShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisuBunearyLopunnyChatotRioluLucarioCarnivine 26 Generation IV Pokémon became available.[4]
Oct 23, 2018 DrifloonDrifblimStunkySkuntankSpiritombGiratina 6 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Spiritomb could be obtained in a Special Research while Altered Forme Giratina was made available in Raid Battles until November 20.
Nov 1, 2018 NincadaNinjaskShedinja Nincada is available exclusively through Field Research, and Shedinja through Research Breakthrough.
Nov 6, 2018 BudewBuizelFloatzel Budew became available in Eggs and Buizel in the wild.
Nov 14, 2018 RoseradeMismagiusHonchkrowWeavileRhyperiorElectivireMagmortarTogekissGliscorPorygon-ZDusknoirMeltanMelmetal 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 DeoxysChinglingBronzorBronzongMunchlaxSkorupiDrapionCroagunkToxicroakFinneonLumineonMantykeSnoverAbomasnowHeatran 14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Chingling, Munchlax, and Mantyke became available in 7 km Eggs, Heatran became available in Raid Battles until January 15, 2019, and Attack Forme Deoxys was added to EX Raid Battles.
Jan 30, 2019 Palkia Palkia became available in Raid Battles until February 28.
Feb 1, 2019 CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonCombeeVespiquenAmbipomGlameowPuruglyBonslyLickilickyTangrowthYanmegaGalladeFroslass 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 ClamperlHuntailGorebyss 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 ShellosShellosGastrodonGastrodonUxieMespritAzelf 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 BurmyBurmyBurmyWormadamWormadamWormadamMothimCherubiCherrimCherrimGibleGabiteGarchompHippopotasHippowdonMagnezoneLeafeonGlaceonProbopass 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 SnivyServineSerperiorTepigPigniteEmboarOshawottDewottSamurottPatratWatchogLillipupHerdierStoutlandPurrloinLiepardPansageSimisagePansearSimisearPanpourSimipourPidoveTranquillUnfezantBlitzleZebstrikaDrilburExcadrillFoongusAmoongussFerroseedFerrothornKlinkKlangKlinklangLitwickLampentChandelureGolettGolurkHeatmorDurantDeinoZweilousHydreigon 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 DarkraiYamaskCofagrigus 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 CubchooBearticCryogonal The families of Cubchoo and Cryogonal became available in the wild.
Jan 10, 2020 RoggenrolaBoldoreGigalithTimburrGurdurrConkeldurrTympolePalpitoadSeismitoadThrohSawkVenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeBasculinBasculinMaractusDwebbleCrustleSigilyphTirtougaCarracostaArchenArcheopsTrubbishGarbodorKarrablastEscavalierJoltikGalvantulaAxewFraxureHaxorusShelmetAccelgor 34 additional Generation V Pokémon became available.
Jan 24, 2020 DarumakaDarmanitan 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 ScraggyScrafty Scraggy became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Feb 1, 2020 WoobatSwoobat Woobat became available through Research Breakthroughs until March 1 and in the wild after the Buddy Up event.
Feb 2, 2020 MinccinoCinccino Minccino became available in 5 km Eggs and through Limited Research.
Feb 4, 2020 Tornadus Incarnate Forme Tornadus became available in Raid Battles until February 25.
Feb 14, 2020 AudinoAlomomola Audino and Alomomola became available in the wild.
Mar 2, 2020 Thundurus Incarnate Forme Thundurus became available in Raid Battles until March 31.
Mar 13, 2020 RuffletBraviary 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 GothitaGothoritaGothitelleSolosisDuosionReuniclus Gothita and Solosis became available in the wild.
Mar 31, 2020 Landorus Incarnate Forme 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 MeowthZigzagoonLinooneDarumakaDarmanitanStunfiskObstagoonPerrserker 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 DucklettSwanna 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 PetililLilligant 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 ElgyemBeheeyem Elgyem became available in the wild, in 7 km Eggs, and in Raid Battles.
Aug 14, 2020 SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyCottoneeWhimsicottEmolgaBouffalant 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 DeerlingSawsbuck Autumn Form Deerling was added to the wild.
Oct 12, 2020 SandileKrokorokKrookodilePawniardBisharpVullabyMandibuzz Sandile, Pawniard, and Vullaby were added to new 12 km Eggs.
Oct 23, 2020 PonytaRapidashSirfetch'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 YamaskRunerigus Galarian Yamask was made available in Special Research.
Nov 30, 2020 EspurrMeowsticMeowstic Espurr was made available in raids.
Dec 1, 2020 DeerlingDeerlingSawsbuckSawsbuck Summer and Winter Form Deerling were made available in the wild with the introduction of Seasons.
Dec 2, 2020 ChespinQuilladinChesnaughtFennekinBraixenDelphoxFroakieFrogadierGreninjaBunnelbyDiggersbyFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameLitleoPyroarPyroarKlefkiNoibatNoivern 19 Generation VI Pokémon became available - Klefki as a regional exclusive in France.
Dec 19, 2020 Mr. MimeMr. Rime Galarian Mr. Mime was made available through paid Special Research.
Dec 22, 2020 VanilliteVanillishVanilluxe Vanillite was made available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and Field Research.
Jan 11, 2021 FrillishJellicent Male Frillish became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Feb 14, 2021 MunnaMusharna Munna became available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and raids.
Mar 1, 2021 DeerlingSawsbuckFrillishJellicent Spring Form Deerling and female Frillish were added to the wild.
Mar 16, 2021 TynamoEelektrikEelektrossThundurus Tynamo became available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and raids and Therian Forme Thundurus became available in raids until March 30.
Mar 30, 2021 Tornadus Therian Forme Tornadus became available in Raid Battles until April 13.
Apr 13, 2021 LandorusSkrelpDragalgeClauncherClawitzer Therian Forme Landorus became available in raids until April 27 and Skrelp and Clauncher became available in the wild, raids, and Field Research.
Apr 20, 2021 BinacleBarbaracle Binacle became available in the wild, raids, and Field Research.
May 4, 2021 SpritzeeAromatisseSwirlixSlurpuffGoomySliggooGoodraXerneas Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy became available in the wild and Field Research, while Xerneas became available in raids until May 17.
May 11, 2021 PanchamPangoro Pancham became available in Raid Battles.
May 18, 2021 Yveltal Yveltal became available in Raid Battles until May 31.
May 25, 2021 Sylveon Sylveon became a possible evolution of Eevee.
May 31, 2021 MienfooMienshao Mienfoo became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Jun 8, 2021 SlowpokeSlowbro Galarian Slowpoke became available in raids and Field Research.
Jul 17, 2021 Meloetta Meloetta became available through paid Special Research for Pokémon GO Fest 2021 and was made available publicly on September 21.
Aug 20, 2021 SkwovetGreedentWoolooDubwoolFalinksZacian Skwovet, Wooloo, and Falinks became available in the wild and Field Research, while Zacian became available in raids until August 26.
Aug 26, 2021 Zamazenta Zamazenta became available in Raid Battles until September 1.
Sep 5, 2021 Hoopa Hoopa became available through Special Research.
Sep 8, 2021 InkayMalamar Inkay became available in the wild, raids, and Field Research.
Sep 21, 2021 Furfrou Furfrou became available in the wild. Its alternate forms debuted alongside the form-changing mechanic, some as regional exclusives.
Oct 1, 2021 Zarude Zarude became available through Special Research.
Oct 15, 2021 Slowking Galarian Slowking will become a possible evolution of Galarian Slowpoke.
Oct 22, 2021 PhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist Phantump and all sizes of Pumpkaboo will become available in the wild and raids.

Mega Evolutions

See also: Mega Evolution (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 VenusaurCharizardCharizardBlastoiseBeedrill 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.
Feb 9, 2021 Gyarados Mega Gyarados was released for the Lunar New Year event.
Mar 16, 2021 Manectric Mega Manectric was released for the Charge Up event.
April 4, 2021 Lopunny Mega Lopunny was released for the Spring into Spring event.
May 15, 2021 Altaria Mega Altaria was released following Swablu Community Day.
Jun 8, 2021 Slowbro Mega Slowbro was released.
Oct 22, 2021 Absol Mega Absol will be released for the Halloween event.

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.

Region Pokémon Notes
Set 1
East Asia Farfetch'd
  • Between November 25, 2017, and November 27, 2017, Farfetch'd appeared all over the world
Australia and Papua New Guinea Kangaskhan
Europe Mr. MimeMime Jr.
United States, southern Canada, and parts of northern Mexico* Tauros
Mexico, Central and South America* Heracross
West, Central, and South Asia Torkoal
Africa and Middle East Tropius
Certain islands east of Australia* Relicanth
Alaska, Canada, and Asian Russia* Pachirisu
Set 2
Europe and Asia-Pacific VolbeatSolrockZangooseSawkHeatmor
  • Volbeat appeared all over the world from April 21, 2020, to April 27, 2020, and again from February 14, 2021, to February 18, 2021
  • Solrock switched with switched on June 21, 2018, and reverted back on March 19, 2019, then switched again on June 19, 2020.
  • Zangoose switched with Seviper on January 5, 2018
  • Heatmor switched with Durant on December 1, 2020
  • Zangoose appeared all over the world from April 13, 2021, to April 18, 2021
Americas, Africa, and Middle East IllumiseLunatoneSeviperThrohDurant
  • Illumise appeared all over the world from April 21, 2020, to April 27, 2020, and again from February 14, 2021, to February 18, 2021
  • Lunatone switched with Solrock on June 21, 2018, and reverted back on March 19, 2019, then switched again on June 19, 2020.
  • Seviper switched with Zangoose on January 5, 2018
  • Durant switched with Heatmor on December 1, 2020
  • Seviper appeared all over the world from April 13, 2021, to April 18, 2021
Set 3
Western Hemisphere Shellos (West Sea)Basculin (Blue-Striped Form)
Eastern Hemisphere Shellos (East Sea)Basculin (Red-Striped Form)
Set 4
Asia-Pacific UxiePansage
Europe, Middle East, and Africa MespritPansear
Americas and Greenland AzelfPanpour
Special Regions
Tropics* Corsola
Southern Hemisphere Chatot
Southeastern United States and the northern Bahamas Carnivine
Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America Maractus
Egypt, Greece, and Israel Sigilyph
Northeastern United States Bouffalant
France Klefki

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
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
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
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
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
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
Apr. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Mewtwo Mewtwo Sep. 20 - Oct. 23, 2018
Sep. 16 - 23, 2019Shiny release
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
Jul. 16 - 23, 2021
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
Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2021
Aug. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Entei Entei Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Jul. 14, 2019Shiny release
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Jan. 26 - 31, 2021
Sep. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Suicune Suicune Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Aug. 17, 2019Shiny release
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Feb. 4 - 9, 2021
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
Sep. 1 - 14, 2021
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
Jun. 1 - 17, 2021
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Regice Regice Jul. 19 - Aug. 16, 2018
Nov. 1 - 4, 2019Shiny release
Dec. 28, 2019
Dec. 26 - 27, 2020
Jun. 1 - 17, 2021
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Registeel Registeel Jun. 21 - Jul. 19, 2018
Nov. 1 - 4, 2019Shiny release
Mar. 10 - 12, 2020
Dec. 19 - 20, 2020
Jun. 1 - 17, 2021
Mar. - Apr. 2019
Latias Latias Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Feb. 22 - Mar. 1, 2019Shiny release
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
Feb. 9 - 20, 2021
May - Aug. 2019
Latios Latios Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Apr. 15 - 22, 2019Shiny release
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
Feb. 9 - 20, 2021
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
Mar. 27 - 28, 2021
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
Jul. 1 - 16, 2021
Deoxys
(Speed Forme)
Deoxys Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Uxie* Uxie May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Sep. 14 - Oct. 1, 2021Shiny release
Mesprit* Mesprit May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Sep. 14 - Oct. 1, 2021Shiny release
Azelf* Azelf May 2 - 27, 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2020
Sep. 14 - Oct. 1, 2021Shiny release
Dialga Dialga Mar. 1 - 28, 2019
Jul. 23 - Aug. 6, 2021Shiny release
Palkia Palkia Jan. 29 - Feb. 28, 2019
Aug. 6 - 20, 2021Shiny release
Heatran Heatran Dec. 18, 2018 - Jan. 15, 2019
Jan. 7 - Feb. 4, 2020Shiny release
Aug. 21 - Sep. 10, 2020
Jan. 12 - 19, 2021
Regigigas Regigigas Jun. 17 - Jul. 1, 2021Shiny release
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
Oct. 12 - 22, 2021
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
Oct. 22 - Nov. 5, 2021
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
(Incarnate Forme)
Tornadus Feb. 4 - 25, 2020
Mar. 6 - 11, 2021Shiny release
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Tornadus
(Therian Forme)
Tornadus Mar. 30 - Apr. 13, 2021
Thundurus
(Incarnate Forme)
Thundurus Mar. 2 - 31, 2020
Mar. 11 - 16, 2021Shiny release
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Thundurus
(Therian Forme)
Thundurus Mar. 16 - 30, 2021
Reshiram Reshiram May 26 - Jun. 16, 2020
Zekrom Zekrom Jun. 16 - Jul. 7, 2020
Landorus
(Incarnate Forme)
Landorus Mar. 31 - Apr. 28, 2020
Mar. 1 - 6, 2021Shiny release
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Landorus
(Therian Forme)
Landorus Apr. 13 - 27, 2021
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)
Oct. 1 - 12, 2021 (Douse Drive)
Xerneas Xerneas May 4 - 17, 2021
Yveltal Yveltal May 18 - 31, 2021
Zacian Zacian Aug. 20 - 26, 2021
Zamazenta Zamazenta Aug. 26 - Sep. 1, 2021
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.

Family Pokémon Encounter method
Encounter Evolution only
Alolan Raichu Raichu
Alolan Marowak Marowak
Galarian Weezing Weezing
Smeargle Smeargle Surprise encounter via GO Snapshot
Nincada
Ninjask
Shedinja
Nincada
Ninjask
Shedinja
Mawile Mawile
Spinda Spinda
Absol Absol
Shinx Shinx LuxioLuxray
Cherubi Cherubi
Spiritomb Spiritomb
Lucario Riolu Lucario
Timburr Timburr GurdurrConkeldurr
Scraggy Scraggy Scrafty
Frillish Frillish Jellicent
Klink Klink KlangKlinklang
Mienfoo Mienfoo Mienshao
Rufflet Rufflet Braviary
Pancham Pancham Pangoro

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.

It is normally random whether Eevee will evolve into Flareon, Vaporeon, or Jolteon. However, if Eevee walks at least 10 km as the Buddy Pokémon and is then evolved while it is still the Buddy Pokémon, it will evolve into Espeon during the day or Umbreon during the night. Additionally, the Mossy Lure Module and Glacial Lure Module can be used to cause Eevee to evolve into Leafeon or Glaceon, respectively. Finally, gaining seventy hearts as the Buddy Pokémon causes its evolution into Sylveon. It is also possible to force Eevee's evolution into a specific Pokémon if it is given a certain nickname:[5] "Sparky" for Jolteon, "Rainer" for Vaporeon, "Pyro" for Flareon (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, "Rea" for Glaceon, and "Kira" for Sylveon (three of the Eevee users). These nicknames override all other factors in determining evolution; however, each nickname can only influence evolution once per player.

Certain real-world events will occasionally cause Pokémon to appear in the wild that are usually locked to a specific method, such as having region- or Raid-exclusive Pokémon appearing regular 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 spell out something related 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 could be obtained from Field Research. For Pokémon Day 2019, an Eevee with a hat was added, similarly to Pikachu; it retains the hat upon 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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by regional Browser no. FioreAlmiaObliviain no regional Browserin every regional Browser
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miscellaneous alphabetically • field moves (Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI)
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