Regional form

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Kantonian and Alolan Vulpix in the anime

A regional form (Japanese: リージョンフォーム Region Form), previously referred to as a regional variant in Generation VII, is a species of Pokémon found in a specific region that takes on a different form than it does in most other regions. These Pokémon 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 peripatric speciation in regards to real-world phenomena, where a population that is isolated from the rest of the species develop unique traits and eventually evolve into a new species.

In the Alola and Galar regions, certain Pokémon species have regional forms known as an Alolan Form (Japanese: アローラのすがた Alola Form), previously Alola Form in Generation VII, or a Galarian Form (Japanese: ガラルのすがた Galar Form), respectively. A Pokémon in these forms are described as Alolan or Galarian—for example, Meowth in its Alolan Form is referred to as Alolan Meowth and Meowth in its Galarian Form is referred to as Galarian Meowth.

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.

There are 36 different regional forms and 35 Pokémon currently known to have them.

Alolan Form

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 normal 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 normal 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. 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 Raichu, 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.

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

Pokémon Normal form Alolan form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Rattata Rattata  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
Alolan Rattata  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raticate Raticate  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
Alolan Raticate  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raichu Raichu  Electric  Static
Lightning Rod (Hidden)
Alolan Raichu  Electric  Psychic  Surge Surfer
Sandshrew Sandshrew  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
Alolan Sandshrew  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Sandslash Sandslash  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
Alolan Sandslash  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Vulpix Vulpix  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
Alolan Vulpix  Ice  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Ninetales Ninetales  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
Alolan Ninetales  Ice  Fairy  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Diglett Diglett  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
Alolan Diglett  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Dugtrio Dugtrio  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
Alolan Dugtrio  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Meowth Meowth  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
Alolan Meowth  Dark  Pickup
Rattled (Hidden)
Persian Persian  Normal  Limber
Unnerve (Hidden)
Alolan Persian  Dark  Fur Coat
Rattled (Hidden)
Geodude Geodude  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
Alolan Geodude  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Graveler Graveler  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
Alolan Graveler  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Golem Golem  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
Alolan Golem  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
Grimer Grimer  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
Alolan Grimer  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Muk Muk  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
Alolan Muk  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Exeggutor Exeggutor  Grass  Psychic  Chlorophyll
Harvest (Hidden)
Alolan Exeggutor  Grass  Dragon  Frisk
Harvest (Hidden)
Marowak Marowak  Ground  Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (Hidden)
Alolan Marowak  Fire  Ghost  Cursed Body
Lightning Rod
Rock Head (Hidden)

Galarian Form

Unlike Alolan Forms, there are Galarian Forms of Pokémon from beyond Generation I, and several Galarian Forms have an evolution that their regular form does not.

A total of nineteen Galarian Forms have been introduced in Generation VIII.

Pokémon Normal form Galarian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability Evolution
Meowth Meowth  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
Galarian Meowth  Steel  Pickup
Tough Claws
Unnerve (Hidden)
Ponyta Ponyta  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
Galarian Ponyta  Psychic  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Rapidash Rapidash  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
Galarian Rapidash  Psychic  Fairy  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Slowpoke Slowpoke  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Galarian Slowpoke  Psychic  Gluttony
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Slowbro Slowbro  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Galarian Slowbro  Poison  Psychic  Quick Draw
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant (Hidden)
Galarian Farfetch'd  Fighting  Steadfast
Scrappy (Hidden)
Weezing Weezing  Poison  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Stench (Hidden)
Galarian Weezing  Poison  Fairy  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Misty Surge (Hidden)
Mr. Mime Mr. Mime  Psychic  Fairy  Soundproof
Technician (Hidden)
Galarian Mr. Mime  Ice  Psychic  Vital Spirit
Screen Cleaner
Ice Body (Hidden)
Mr. Rime
Mr. Rime
Articuno Articuno  Ice  Flying  Pressure
Snow Cloak (Hidden)
Galarian Articuno  Psychic  Flying  Competitive
Zapdos Zapdos  Electric  Flying  Pressure
Static (Hidden)
Galarian Zapdos  Fighting  Flying  Defiant
Moltres Moltres  Fire  Flying  Pressure
Flame Body (Hidden)
Galarian Moltres  Dark  Flying  Berserk
Slowking Slowking  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Galarian Slowking  Poison  Psychic  Curious Medicine
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
Corsola Corsola  Water  Rock  Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator (Hidden)
Galarian Corsola  Ghost  Weak Armor
Cursed Body (Hidden)
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Galarian Zigzagoon  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Linoone Zigzagoon  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Galarian Linoone  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Darumaka Darumaka  Fire  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Galarian Darumaka  Ice  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Darmanitan Darmanitan
Standard Mode
 Fire  Sheer Force
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Galarian Darmanitan
Standard Mode
 Ice  Gorilla Tactics
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Darmanitan Zen Mode
Zen Mode
 Fire  Psychic  Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan Zen Mode
Zen Mode
 Ice  Fire  Zen Mode
Yamask Yamask  Ghost  Mummy Galarian Yamask  Ground  Ghost  Wandering Spirit Runerigus
Stunfisk Stunfisk  Ground  Electric  Static
Sand Veil (Hidden)
Galarian Stunfisk  Ground  Steel  Mimicry

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 forms of Raichu and Marowak also appear exclusively in level 3 Raid Battles.

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. 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. 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.

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 Candy 50, it would evolve into Mr. Rime.

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 50 Slowpoke Candy, and the Trainer having caught 30 Poison-type Pokémon with it as their Buddy, It would evolve into Galarian Slowbro, with Galarian Slowking confirmed to debut at a later date.

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 JN060.

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.

An Alolan Ninetales apperared in Let's Go! Project Mew!!. It was trapped on Mt. Coronet after being kidnapped by Pokémon hunters. It was later captured by Goh after he calmed it down and gained its trust.

A Galarian Stunfisk and a Galarian Slowpoke appeared in JN073, with the former being caught by Goh.

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 PASM32, where they were seen on Mount Lanakila.

Alolan Graveler and Golem both debuted in PASM33, under the ownership of Samson Oak.

Sword & Shield chapter

Galarian Zigzagoon debuted in PASS01.

Galarian Linoone debuted in PASS04, under the ownership of a Team Yell Grunt.

Sōdo's Ransun was caught as a Galarian Farfetch'd, as seen during a flashback in PASS05. Shirudomiria's Galarian Stunfisk, nicknamed Mega, was also seen during the flashback.

Bede's Galarian Ponyta debuted in PASS10.

Allister's Galarian Yamask debuted in PASS13.

Opal's Galarian Weezing debuted in PASS16.

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

In the TCG

Regional forms are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Alolan and Galarian Pokémon. Notably, in the Sword and Shield Series, Galarian is used as a descriptor for evolutions exclusive to Galarian Form Pokémon.

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 44/189      
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

Similar concepts

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 adapted to selective pressures; rather, their differences are purely aesthetic, with their type, moves, Abilities, height, and weight remaining the same.


  • 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 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.
  • Meowth is the only Pokémon to have more than one regional form.
    • It is also the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Gigantamax form.
  • No regional variants are Bug-type or Water-type.
  • All fully evolved Galarian Form Pokémon and/or their regional evolved forms have a signature move or a signature Ability.
    • Galarian Slowbro, Galarian Slowking, and Galarian Stunfisk are the only Pokémon to have both a signature move and Ability.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon:
    • With a regional form that has a branched evolution.
    • To not only not gain a new type in its regional form, but also lose one type without changing the other.
    • Whose regional form has its own cry.
  • Currently, no Pokémon that were introduced in Generation IV, Generation VI, or Generation VII have a regional form.
  • Slowbro is the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Mega Evolution.
  • A male Team Yell Grunt in the booth at the Spikemuth Gym arena will offer to trade the player his Mr. Mime which he calls Kantonian.
  • The Legendary birds are the first Legendary Pokémon with regional forms.

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
Региональный форм Regional'nyy formSwSh
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 Alloraui 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> Allora <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
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Galar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르의 모습 Garareuui Moseup
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Forma Galarian
Russia Flag.png Russian Галарский форма Galarskiy forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de 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> Garareu <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

See also

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