Regional form

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A regional form (Japanese: リージョンフォーム Region Form), also known as a regional variant in Generation VII and Pokémon GO,[1] is an alternate form of a Pokémon species that is found in a specific region. These forms differ from those found in the region where the Pokémon was introduced — even, in most cases so far, to the point of having a different type.

As of Generation IX, Pokémon can have the following regional forms:

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

As of Generation IX, 55 Pokémon are known to have regional forms, and 58 regional forms are known in total. Apart from Meowth and Tauros, which have two and three respectively, each Pokémon with a regional form has only one.


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

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

When breeding Pokémon whose offspring have a regional form, the offspring will normally take on the form corresponding to the region in which it was bred, regardless of its parents' forms. However, if one of the parents of the same evolutionary family held an Everstone when the Egg was produced, the offspring will be the same form as that parent. If the parents are the same species but different forms and in different balls, then the offspring has a 50 percent chance of inheriting either parent's ball regardless of what form the offspring takes.

If a Kantonian Tauros is bred in Paldea and isn't holding an Everstone, then the resulting offspring will always be Combat Breed Paldean Tauros and never the Blaze Breed or Aqua Breed Paldean Tauros.

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

From Generation VIII onward, regional forms may have an evolution that their regular form does not have, or evolve into a different species than the regular form, becoming something similar to a branched evolution.

Alolan Form

Generation VII

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

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

Generation VIII

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

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

List of Alolan Forms

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

Ndex Pokémon Original form Alolan form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
#0019 Rattata 0019Rattata.png  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
0019Rattata-Alola.png  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
#0020 Raticate 0020Raticate.png  Normal  Run Away
Hustle (Hidden)
0020Raticate-Alola.png  Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Thick Fat (Hidden)
#0026 Raichu 0026Raichu.png  Electric  Static
Lightning Rod (Hidden)
0026Raichu-Alola.png  Electric  Psychic  Surge Surfer
#0027 Sandshrew 0027Sandshrew.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
0027Sandshrew-Alola.png  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
#0028 Sandslash 0028Sandslash.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
0028Sandslash-Alola.png  Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
#0037 Vulpix 0037Vulpix.png  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
0037Vulpix-Alola.png  Ice  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
#0038 Ninetales 0038Ninetales.png  Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
0038Ninetales-Alola.png  Ice  Fairy  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
#0050 Diglett 0050Diglett.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
0050Diglett-Alola.png  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
#0051 Dugtrio 0051Dugtrio.png  Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
0051Dugtrio-Alola.png  Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
#0052 Meowth 0052Meowth.png  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
0052Meowth-Alola.png  Dark  Pickup
Rattled (Hidden)
#0053 Persian 0053Persian.png  Normal  Limber
Unnerve (Hidden)
0053Persian-Alola.png  Dark  Fur Coat
Rattled (Hidden)
#0074 Geodude 0074Geodude.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
0074Geodude-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
#0075 Graveler 0075Graveler.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
0075Graveler-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
#0076 Golem 0076Golem.png  Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sand Veil (Hidden)
0076Golem-Alola.png  Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Galvanize (Hidden)
#0088 Grimer 0088Grimer.png  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
0088Grimer-Alola.png  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
#0089 Muk 0089Muk.png  Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
0089Muk-Alola.png  Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
#0103 Exeggutor 0103Exeggutor.png  Grass  Psychic  Chlorophyll
Harvest (Hidden)
0103Exeggutor-Alola.png  Grass  Dragon  Frisk
Harvest (Hidden)
#0105 Marowak 0105Marowak.png  Ground  Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (Hidden)
0105Marowak-Alola.png  Fire  Ghost  Cursed Body
Lightning Rod
Rock Head (Hidden)

Galarian Form

While only Pokémon introduced in Kanto have Alolan Forms, Pokémon introduced both in and after Generation I can have Galarian Forms.

List of Galarian Forms

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

Ndex Pokémon Original form Galarian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
#0052 Meowth 0052Meowth.png  Normal  Pickup
Unnerve (Hidden)
0052Meowth-Galar.png  Steel  Pickup
Tough Claws
Unnerve (Hidden)
#0077 Ponyta 0077Ponyta.png  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
0077Ponyta-Galar.png  Psychic  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
#0078 Rapidash 0078Rapidash.png  Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
0078Rapidash-Galar.png  Psychic  Fairy  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
#0083 Farfetch'd 0083Farfetch'd.png  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant (Hidden)
0083Farfetch'd-Galar.png  Fighting  Steadfast
Scrappy (Hidden)
#0110 Weezing 0110Weezing.png  Poison  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Stench (Hidden)
0110Weezing-Galar.png  Poison  Fairy  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Misty Surge (Hidden)
#0122 Mr. Mime 0122Mr. Mime.png  Psychic  Fairy  Soundproof
Technician (Hidden)
0122Mr. Mime-Galar.png  Ice  Psychic  Vital Spirit
Screen Cleaner
Ice Body (Hidden)
0866Mr. Rime.png
Mr. Rime
#0222 Corsola 0222Corsola.png  Water  Rock  Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator (Hidden)
0222Corsola-Galar.png  Ghost  Weak Armor
Cursed Body (Hidden)
#0263 Zigzagoon 0263Zigzagoon.png  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
0263Zigzagoon-Galar.png  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
#0264 Linoone 0264Linoone.png  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
0264Linoone-Galar.png  Dark  Normal  Pickup
Quick Feet (Hidden)
#0554 Darumaka 0554Darumaka.png  Fire  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
0554Darumaka-Galar.png  Ice  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
#0555 Darmanitan 0555Darmanitan.png
Standard Mode
 Fire  Sheer Force
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Standard Mode
 Ice  Gorilla Tactics
Zen Mode (Hidden)
Zen Mode
 Fire  Psychic  Zen Mode HOME0555GZ.png
Zen Mode
 Ice  Fire  Zen Mode
#0562 Yamask 0562Yamask.png  Ghost  Mummy 0562Yamask-Galar.png  Ground  Ghost  Wandering Spirit 0867Runerigus.png
#0618 Stunfisk 0618Stunfisk.png  Ground  Electric  Static
Sand Veil (Hidden)
0618Stunfisk-Galar.png  Ground  Steel  Mimicry
SwSh (Version 1.1.0+)
#0079 Slowpoke 0079Slowpoke.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
0079Slowpoke-Galar.png  Psychic  Gluttony
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShIoA (Version 1.2.0+)
#0080 Slowbro 0080Slowbro.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
0080Slowbro-Galar.png  Poison  Psychic  Quick Draw
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShCT (Version 1.3.0+)
#0144 Articuno 0144Articuno.png  Ice  Flying  Pressure
Snow Cloak (Hidden)
0144Articuno-Galar.png  Psychic  Flying  Competitive
#0145 Zapdos 0145Zapdos.png  Electric  Flying  Pressure
Static (Hidden)
0145Zapdos-Galar.png  Fighting  Flying  Defiant
#0146 Moltres 0146Moltres.png  Fire  Flying  Pressure
Flame Body (Hidden)
0146Moltres-Galar.png  Dark  Flying  Berserk
#0199 Slowking 0199Slowking.png  Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
0199Slowking-Galar.png  Poison  Psychic  Curious Medicine
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)

Hisuian Form

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

List of Hisuian Forms

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

Ndex Pokémon Original form Hisuian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
#0058 Growlithe 0058Growlithe.png  Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
0058Growlithe-Hisui.png  Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Rock Head* (Hidden)
#0059 Arcanine 0059Arcanine.png  Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
0059Arcanine-Hisui.png  Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Rock Head* (Hidden)
#0100 Voltorb 0100Voltorb.png  Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
0100Voltorb-Hisui.png  Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
#0101 Electrode 0101Electrode.png  Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
0101Electrode-Hisui.png  Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
#0157 Typhlosion 0157Typhlosion.png  Fire  Blaze
Flash Fire (Hidden)
0157Typhlosion-Hisui.png  Fire  Ghost  Blaze
Frisk* (Hidden)
#0211 Qwilfish 0211Qwilfish.png  Water  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
0211Qwilfish-Hisui.png  Dark  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
#0215 Sneasel 0215Sneasel.png  Dark  Ice  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket (Hidden)
0215Sneasel-Hisui.png  Fighting  Poison  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket* (Hidden)
#0503 Samurott 0503Samurott.png  Water  Torrent
Shell Armor (Hidden)
0503Samurott-Hisui.png  Water  Dark  Torrent
Sharpness* (Hidden)
#0549 Lilligant 0549Lilligant.png  Grass  Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
0549Lilligant-Hisui.png  Grass  Fighting  Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
#0550 Basculin 0550Basculin-Red.png
Red-Striped Form
 Water  Reckless
Mold Breaker (Hidden)
White-Striped Form
 Water  Rattled
Mold Breaker (Hidden)
Blue-Striped Form
 Water  Rock Head
Mold Breaker (Hidden)
#0570 Zorua 0570Zorua.png  Dark  Illusion 0570Zorua-Hisui.png  Normal  Ghost  Illusion
#0571 Zoroark 0571Zoroark.png  Dark  Illusion 0571Zoroark-Hisui.png  Normal  Ghost  Illusion
#0628 Braviary 0628Braviary.png  Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant (Hidden)
0628Braviary-Hisui.png  Psychic  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Tinted Lens* (Hidden)
#0705 Sliggoo 0705Sliggoo.png  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
0705Sliggoo-Hisui.png  Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Shell Armor*
Gooey (Hidden)
#0706 Goodra 0706Goodra.png  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
0706Goodra-Hisui.png  Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Shell Armor*
Gooey (Hidden)
#0713 Avalugg 0713Avalugg.png  Ice  Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
0713Avalugg-Hisui.png  Ice  Rock  Strong Jaw
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
#0724 Decidueye 0724Decidueye.png  Grass  Ghost  Overgrow
Long Reach (Hidden)
0724Decidueye-Hisui.png  Grass  Fighting  Overgrow
Scrappy* (Hidden)

Paldean Form

A total of four Paldean Forms were introduced in Generation IX.

List of Paldean Forms

Ndex Pokémon Original form Paldean form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
#0128 Tauros 0128Tauros.png  Normal  Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force (Hidden)
0128Tauros-Paldea Combat.png
Combat Breed
 Fighting  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
0128Tauros-Paldea Blaze.png
Blaze Breed
 Fighting  Fire  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
0128Tauros-Paldea Aqua.png
Aqua Breed
 Fighting  Water  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
#0194 Wooper 0194Wooper.png  Water  Ground  Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware (Hidden)
0194Wooper-Paldea.png  Poison  Ground  Poison Point
Water Absorb
Unaware (Hidden)

In addition, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduce the Wiglett and Toedscool lines, whose designs heavily resemble the Diglett and Tentacool lines, respectively. Despite their similar appearances, these Pokémon are not regional forms, as their Pokédex entries confirm them to be separate species. Their resemblance to pre-existing Pokémon may be inspired by the real-world phenomenon of convergent evolution.

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

Regional forms are present in Pokémon GO. They often have special requirements to be obtained as opposed to simply encountering them in the wild.

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, but have occasionally reappeared in the wild since their debuts.

Galarian Pokémon first appeared on November 16, 2019, with the appearance of Galarian Weezing.

Hisuian Pokémon first appeared on January 30, 2022, with the appearance of Hisuian Voltorb.

Please note that the availability of Pokémon in GO, such as from wild encounters, eggs, and Raid Bosses, is frequently changed. Due to this, the data listed above may not always be up-to-date.

Pokémon Masters EX

The following sync pairs use regional form Pokémon:

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#081 Summer 2020
#028 MastersIcon028A.png Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#107 New Year's 2023
#078 MastersIcon078G s.png RapidashShiny
Galarian Form
FairyIC Masters.png
GhostIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#054 Hau #026 MastersIcon026A.png Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Masters.png
GroundIC Masters.png
Masters Special Strike.png ★★★★☆☆EX Story
Chapter 11
#130 Kiawe #105 MastersIcon105A.png Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Masters.png
WaterIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#055 Sophocles #076 MastersIcon076A.png Golem
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Masters.png
GroundIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★ Battle Points
#061 Nanu #053 MastersIcon053A.png Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Masters.png
BugIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★ Story
Chapter 15
#106 Molayne #051 MastersIcon051A.png Dugtrio
Alolan Form
SteelIC Masters.png
FireIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★★ Story
Chapter 26

New Pokémon Snap

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

In the anime

Main series

A Kantonian and Alolan Exeggutor in the anime

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Kantonian and Galarian Farfetch'd in the anime

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

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

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

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

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

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

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

Hisuian Growlithe and Hisuian Braviary in the anime

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

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

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

Representation of the evolutionary chain of Mime Jr. in JN119

A Hisuian Growlithe and a Hisuian Braviary appeared in The Arceus Chronicles (Part 1) in a painting exhibited during the Sinnoh Festival.

A Galarian Slowking, a Galarian Slowbro, and a group of Galarian Slowpoke appeared in An Evolution in Taste! as visitors to Slowpoke Island.

A Trainer's Alolan Sandshrew appeared in Aim For The Eight!.

A Galarian Darmanitan appeared in Chasing to the Finish!, under the ownership of Sterling.

An image of Galarian Mr. Mime appeared in JN119.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

An Alolan Muk first appears in HZ002 as a Pokémon that is aboard the Brave Asagi and regularly appears in episodes afterwards. Its main job is garbage disposal.

Combat Breed Paldean Tauros made their debut in HZ009

Pokédex entries

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

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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

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

In the manga

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

Pokémon Adventures

Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sword & Shield chapter

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

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

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

Bede's Galarian Ponyta debuted in Blazing!! Bede's Feelings. It evolved into a Galarian Rapidash sometime prior to PASS25.

Allister's Galarian Yamask debuted in Glittering!! The Tapestry in the Vault.

Opal's Galarian Weezing debuted in Rising!! Opal of Ballonlea.

A Galarian Mr. Mime debuted in a fantasy in Crunch!! Snowy Battle.

Multiple Galarian Mr. Mime appeared in PASS20.

Melony's Galarian Darmanitan appeared in PASS25.

Galarian Slowpoke appeared in this round. Three of them ran off with Klara and Avery's uniforms. Klara was also revealed to own one in the same round.

A Galarian Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres appeared in PASS36.

In the TCG

Regional forms are featured in the Pokémon Trading Card Game as Alolan, Galarian, Hisuian, and Paldean Pokémon. Evolutions exclusive to regional forms are referred to with the same descriptors used for their pre-evolutions (for example, Galarian is used as a descriptor for both Galarian Form Pokémon and their evolutions). Notably, Alolan form cards brought the return of Attacks that cost zero Energy to use, a mechanic that was previously only seen during the TCG's Generation IV sets and has since remained exclusive to cards featuring either Alolan forms or Hisuian forms.

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
Alolan Rattata Darkness Pokémon GO Common 041/078 Pokémon GO C 041/071
Alolan Raticate Darkness Pokémon GO Common 042/078 Pokémon GO C 042/071
Alolan VulpixV Water       Incandescent Arcana RR 022/068
      Incandescent Arcana SR 077/068
Alolan VulpixVSTAR Water       Incandescent Arcana RRR 023/068
      Incandescent Arcana HR 087/068

Galarian Pokémon

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

Hisuian Pokémon

Hisuian Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Hisuian Growlithe Fighting Astral Radiance Common 070/189 Time Gazer C 029/067
Hisuian Growlithe Fighting       Dark Phantasma C 032/071
Hisuian Arcanine Fighting Astral Radiance Rare 071/189 Time Gazer U 030/067
Hisuian Arcanine Fighting       Dark Phantasma R 033/071
      Dark Phantasma CHR 075/071
Hisuian Voltorb Grass Astral Radiance Common 002/189 Space Juggler C 002/067
Hisuian Electrode Grass Astral Radiance Uncommon 003/189 Space Juggler C 003/067
Hisuian ElectrodeV Grass       Dark Phantasma RR 003/071
      Dark Phantasma SR 078/071
Hisuian Typhlosion Psychic Astral Radiance Rare Holo 052/189 Time Gazer R 023/067
Hisuian TyphlosionV Psychic Astral Radiance Ultra-Rare Rare 053/189 Battle Region RR 028/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 169/189 Battle Region SR 076/067
Hisuian TyphlosionVSTAR Psychic Astral Radiance Rare VSTAR 054/189 Battle Region RRR 029/067
Astral Radiance Rare Rainbow 193/189 Battle Region HR 085/067
Hisuian Qwilfish Darkness Astral Radiance Common 088/189 Battle Region C 047/067
Hisuian Qwilfish Darkness Astral Radiance Common 089/189 Darkrai VSTAR Starter Set   004/020
Hisuian Sneasel Darkness Astral Radiance Common 092/189 Space Juggler C 042/067
Hisuian Samurott Darkness Astral Radiance Rare Holo 100/189 Time Gazer R 041/067
Hisuian SamurottV Darkness Astral Radiance Ultra-Rare Rare 101/189 Battle Region RR 052/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 176/189 Battle Region SR 078/067
Hisuian SamurottVSTAR Darkness Astral Radiance Rare VSTAR 102/189 Battle Region RRR 053/067
Astral Radiance Rare Rainbow 197/189 Battle Region HR 087/067
Astral Radiance Rare Secret 209/189 Battle Region UR 091/067
Hisuian Lilligant Grass Astral Radiance Rare Holo 016/189 Time Gazer R 006/067
Hisuian LilligantV Grass Astral Radiance Ultra-Rare Rare 017/189 Time Gazer RR 007/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 162/189 Time Gazer SR 068/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 163/189 Time Gazer SR 069/067
Hisuian LilligantVSTAR Grass Astral Radiance Rare VSTAR 018/189 Time Gazer RRR 008/067
Astral Radiance Rare Rainbow 190/189 Time Gazer HR 080/067
Hisuian Basculin Water Astral Radiance Common 043/189 Battle Region C 023/067
Hisuian Basculin Water       S-P Promotional cards   279/S-P
Hisuian Basculin Water       Dark Phantasma C 012/071
Hisuian Zorua Psychic       Dark Phantasma C 029/071
Hisuian Zoroark Psychic       Dark Phantasma R 030/071
Hisuian ZoroarkV Psychic       Dark Phantasma RR 061/071
      Dark Phantasma SR 083/071
Hisuian ZoroarkVSTAR Psychic       Dark Phantasma RRR 062/071
      Dark Phantasma HR 092/071
      Dark Phantasma UR 097/071
Hisuian Braviary Colorless Astral Radiance Rare 132/189 Time Gazer U 056/067
Hisuian Sliggoo Dragon       Dark Phantasma U 054/071
Hisuian Goodra Dragon       Dark Phantasma R 055/071
Hisuian GoodraV Dragon       Dark Phantasma RR 056/071
      Dark Phantasma SR 082/071
Hisuian GoodraVSTAR Dragon       Dark Phantasma RRR 057/071
      Dark Phantasma HR 091/071
Hisuian Avalugg Water Astral Radiance Rare 048/189 Space Juggler U 025/067
Hisuian Decidueye Fighting Astral Radiance Rare Holo 082/189 Space Juggler R 039/067
Hisuian DecidueyeV Fighting Astral Radiance Ultra-Rare Rare 083/189 Battle Region RR 044/067
Astral Radiance Rare Ultra 173/189 Battle Region SR 077/067
Hisuian DecidueyeVSTAR Fighting Astral Radiance Rare VSTAR 084/189 Battle Region RRR 045/067
Astral Radiance Rare Rainbow 195/189 Battle Region HR 086/067

Paldean Pokémon

Paldean 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 #
Paldean Tauros Fire Paldea Evolved Uncommon 028/193 Triplet Beat U 011/073
Paldean Tauros Water Paldea Evolved Uncommon 041/193 Triplet Beat U 021/073
Paldean Tauros Fighting Paldea Evolved Uncommon 108/193 Triplet Beat U 046/073
Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 218/193 Triplet Beat AR 084/073
Paldean Wooper Darkness Paldea Evolved Common 128/193 Triplet Beat C 053/073
Paldea Evolved Illustration Rare 221/193 Triplet Beat AR 085/073
Paldean Wooper Darkness Paldea Evolved Common 129/193 Triplet Beat C 052/073
Paldean Wooper Darkness SVP Black Star Promos   041      
Paldean Clodsireex Darkness Paldea Evolved Rare Double 130/193 Triplet Beat RR 054/073
Paldea Evolved Ultra Rare Double 244/193 Triplet Beat SR 091/073

Similar concepts

Variant Pokémon

Main article: Variant Pokémon
A Valencia Island Butterfree

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

δ Delta Species

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

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

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


  • According to an interview with Shigeru Ohmori, regional forms were inspired by cases of speciation induced by region isolation, specifically mentioning the Galápagos Islands as a direct inspiration. In addition, Ohmori mentioned that Alolan Exeggutor was the first regional form of a Pokémon to be designed, and inspired the creation of other Alolan Forms.[4]
  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, when a Pokémon undergoes evolution into a regional form, the background in the evolution animation is green, as opposed to the blue background used for all other Pokémon. Conversely, when a Pokémon Egg hatches into a regional form, the background is blue instead of yellow. Additionally, a different arrangement of the evolution music is played in both of these situations.
  • In contrast to other regional forms, Galarian Zigzagoon is referred to as the original form of its respective species.[5]
  • As of Generation IX, the only type not represented in a regional form is Bug.
    • Additionally, there are no Flying-type regional forms that weren't already that type in their original form.
  • Dark is the most common type among regional forms, with 11, while Water, Dragon, and Fairy are tied for the least common type, with only 3 regional forms each.
  • Out of the generations with Pokémon who would later have regional forms, Generation I has the most, at 33, while Generation VII has the fewest, at one.
    • Generations IV and VIII are the only generations to not introduce any Pokémon that later received regional forms.
  • Generation VIII introduced the most regional forms, with 36, while Generation IX introduced the least, with four (or only two, if all three Paldean Tauros breeds are counted as a single Pokémon).
  • All fully evolved Galarian regional forms and/or their regional evolved forms have a signature move or a signature Ability.
  • Several Pokémon with regional forms have unique distinctions:
    • Alolan Raichu is the only regional form of a Pokémon to have access to an exclusive Z-Move.
    • Meowth is the only Pokémon to have:
      • More than one regional form with them being for different regions, as it has both an Alolan and Galarian regional form.
      • Both a regional form and a Gigantamax form.
    • Alolan Geodude's evolutionary line is the only three-stage evolutionary line in which all members have a regional form.
    • Galarian Slowpoke is the only regional form:
      • With a branched evolution.
      • To lose a type from its original form (namely Water) rather than gaining or replacing one.
    • Slowbro is the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Mega Evolution. In Pokémon GO, which features both, Galarian Slowbro cannot Mega Evolve.
    • Alolan Marowak is the only regional form to not share at least one of its types with its pre-evolved form.
    • Tauros has the most regional forms of all Pokémon, with three.
    • The Legendary birds are the only Legendary Pokémon with regional forms.
    • Hisuian Sneasel is the only regional form to have gender differences.
    • Galarian Darmanitan is the only regional form capable of changing forms, via Zen Mode.
    • Goodra is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have a regional form.
    • Decidueye is the only Pokémon with a regional form:
      • Introduced after Generation VI.
      • Whose original form was introduced in a generation that also introduced regional forms.
      • Whose original and regional forms have different evolution levels.
    • White-Striped Basculin is the only regional form of a Pokémon that evolves into a Pokémon with gender differences.
  • Basculin's White-Striped Form is treated as a Hisuian Form in Pokémon HOME. Furthermore, Professor Laventon refers to it as a regional form in its Pokédex entry in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Basculin cards featuring the White-Striped form use the name "Hisuian Basculin". However, it is not treated as a regional form for breeding purposes.
    • White-Striped Basculin is the only regional form of a Pokémon:
      • Whose type is exactly the same as its original form.
      • Whose name does not follow the standard convention of being named after the region its form corresponds to.
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is the only core series game following the introduction of regional forms to not feature them.
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the only core series game in which the original forms of regional form Pokémon are unobtainable, with Sneasel being the only exception to this.
  • The smoke tower on the rooftop of the Galaxy Hall resembles Galarian Weezing, despite it not appearing in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  • Paldean Wooper is the only Paldean Form to be revealed prior to the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
  • According to the Pokédex, researchers initially believed Wiglett and Wugtrio to be regional forms of Diglett and Dugtrio, respectively, before concluding they were new species entirely.

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地區型態 Dìqū Xíngtài *
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Variante regional*
Variação regional*
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Variante regionalSMUSUM
Forma regionalSwSh
Russia Flag.png Russian Региональный вариант Regional'nyy variantSMUSUMSwSh
Региональная формa Regional'naya formaSwSh
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma regional
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Regional variant
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Bölgesel çeşitlilik
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hình thái địa phương

Alola FormSMUSUMPE / Alolan FormSwSh

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 阿羅拉的樣子 Alòhlāai-dīk Yeuhngjí
Mandarin 阿羅拉的樣子 / 阿罗拉的样子 Āluólā-de Yàngzi
Denmark Flag.png Danish Alola Form
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Alola Form*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Alola-muoto
France Flag.png French Forme d'Alola
Germany Flag.png German Alola-Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Alola*
Bentuk Alola
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라의 모습 Alola-yi Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Alola
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alola Form
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Alolańska*
Forma Aloli*
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>
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Alolan <Pokémon>
Italy Flag.png Italian <Pokémon> di Alola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 알로라 <Pokémon> Alola <Pokémon>
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Alolan <Pokémon>
Poland Flag.png Polish <Pokémon> Alolański
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese <Pokémon> de Alola
Russia Flag.png Russian <Pokémon> региона Алола <Pokémon> regiona Alola
Spain Flag.png Spanish <Pokémon> de Alola
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Alolan <Pokémon>
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Alolalı <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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Galar-muoto
France Flag.png French Forme de Galar
Germany Flag.png German Galar-Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Galar
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Galar
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르의 모습 Galar-yi Moseup
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Bentuk Galarian
Poland Flag.png Polish Forma Galarska
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Forma Galarian
Russia Flag.png Russian Галарская форма Galarskaya forma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de Galar
Thailand Flag.png Thai ร่างกาลาร์ Rang Galar
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Galar Formu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng Galar

Galarian <Pokémon>

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

Hisuian Form

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

Hisuian <Pokémon>

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

Paldean Form

Language Title
France Flag.png French Forme de Paldea
Germany Flag.png German Paldea-Form
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wujud Paldea
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma di Paldea
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma de Paldea

Paldean <Pokémon>

Language Title
France Flag.png French <Pokémon> de Paldea
Germany Flag.png German Paldea-<Pokémon>
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Paldean <Pokémon>
Italy Flag.png Italian <Pokémon> di Paldea
Spain Flag.png Spanish <Pokémon> de Paldea


  1. Hau refers to the Meowth the player's mom owns as a "Kantonian Meowth" in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
  2. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, a Team Yell Grunt in Spikemuth will offer to trade the player a Mr. Mime, which he refers to as a "Kantonian Mr. Mime".


  1. Professor Willow: "Is it still a regional variant if it only existed in the past?"
  2. Steel yourself for some spooky scary shenanigans during Pokémon GO Halloween 2020! | Pokémon GO Official Website
  3. Niantic's Reddit account clarifies Yamask availability
  4. Interview with Game Freak in Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Alola Region Pokédex & Postgame Adventure Guide, p. v
  5. Pokémon Shield Pokédex entry for Hoennian Zigzagoon: "Zigzagoon that adapted to regions outside Galar acquired this appearance.[...]"

See also

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