List of Pokémon by availability (GO)

This is a list of Pokémon available in Pokémon GO.

List of Pokémon by date

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

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

 

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

               

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

                                                                                                                                                                       

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

   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

     

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

         

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

 

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

                                                                                                   

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

 

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

                                         

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

 

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

                                             

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

                                             

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

 

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

   

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

 

Alolan Exeggutor became available.
Jun 21, 2018

                     

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

           

Alolan Diglett and Geodude were made available temporarily to catch in the wild and were exclusive to 7 km Eggs from July 19. Celebi became available through Special Research at Pokémon Go Fest 2018 and was added worldwide on August 20.
Jul 19, 2018

     

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

 

Spinda became available through Field Research.
Sep 13, 2018

 

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

 

Normal Forme Deoxys became available in EX Raid Battles.
Oct 16, 2018

                                                   

26 Generation IV Pokémon became available.[4]
Oct 23, 2018

           

6 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Spiritomb could be obtained in a Special Research while Altered Forme Giratina was made available in Raid Battles until November 20.
Nov 1, 2018

     

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

     

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

                         

11 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available, all of which are the evolved forms of earlier generation Pokémon, and require a Sinnoh Stone to evolve them. Meltan is also made available via the Mystery Box or through Special Research, and can evolve into Melmetal with  400.
Nov 20, 2018

 

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

                             

14 additional Generation IV Pokémon became available. Chingling, Munchlax, and Mantyke became available in 7 km Eggs, Heatran became available in Raid Battles until January 15, 2019, and Attack Forme Deoxys was added to EX Raid Battles.
Jan 30, 2019

 

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

                             

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

 

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

 

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

     

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

             

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

                                     

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

 

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

 

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

                                                                                           

46 Generation V Pokémon became available.
Sep 26, 2019

 

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

     

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

     

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

                                                                     

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

 

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

   

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

 

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

   

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

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

               

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

 

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

 

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

   

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

 

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

   

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

 

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

 

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

   

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

             

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

   

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

             

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

     

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

   

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

     

Espurr was made available in raids.
Dec 1, 2020

       

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

                                       

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

   

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

     

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

   

Male Frillish became available as a GO Battle League reward.
Feb 14, 2021

   

Munna became available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and raids.
Mar 1, 2021

       

Spring Form Deerling and female Frillish were added to the wild.
Mar 16, 2021

       

Tynamo became available in the wild, 5 km Eggs, and raids and Therian Forme Thundurus became available in raids until March 30.
Mar 30, 2021

 

Therian Forme Tornadus became available in Raid Battles until April 13.
Apr 13, 2021

  Skrelp Dragalge Clauncher Clawitzer

Therian Forme Landorus became available in raids until April 27 and Skrelp and Clauncher became available in the wild, raids, and Field Research.
Apr 20, 2021

Binacle Barbaracle

Binacle became available in the wild, raids, and Field Research.
May 4, 2021

Spritzee Aromatisse Swirlix Slurpuff Goomy Sliggoo Goodra Xerneas

Spritzee, Swirlix, and Goomy became available in the wild and Field Research, while Xerneas became available in raids until May 17.
May 11, 2021

Pancham Pangoro

Pancham became available in Raid Battles.
May 18, 2021

Yveltal

Yveltal will become available in Raid Battles until May 31.
May 25, 2021

Sylveon

Eevee will be made able to evolve into Sylveon.

Mega Evolutions

See also: Mega Evolution#Pokémon GO

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

Date Mega Evolution Notes
Aug 27, 2020

         

Initial release.
Sep 18, 2020

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mega Abomasnow was released.
Jan 18, 2021

 

Mega Ampharos was released.
Feb 9, 2021

 

Mega Gyarados was released for the Lunar New Year event.
Mar 16, 2021

Manectric

Mega Manectric was released for the Charge Up event.
April 4, 2021

Lopunny

Mega Lopunny was released for the Spring into Spring event.
May 15, 2021

Altaria

Mega Altaria will be released following Swablu Community Day.

Region-exclusive Pokémon

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

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

Region Pokémon Notes
Set 1
East Asia

 

  • Between November 25, 2017, and November 27, 2017, Farfetch'd appeared all over the world
Australia and Papua New Guinea

 

Europe

   

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

 

Mexico, Central and South America*

 

West, Central, and South Asia

 

Africa and Middle East

 

Certain islands east of Australia*

 

Alaska, Canada, and Asian Russia*

 

Set 2
Europe and Asia-Pacific

         

  • Volbeat appeared all over the world from April 21, 2020, to April 27, 2020, and again from February 14, 2021, to February 18, 2021
  • Solrock switched with switched on June 21, 2018, and reverted back on March 19, 2019, then switched again on June 19, 2020.
  • Zangoose switched with Seviper on January 5, 2018
  • Heatmor switched with Durant on December 1, 2020
  • Zangoose appeared all over the world from April 13, 2021, to April 18, 2021
Americas, Africa, and Middle East

         

  • Illumise appeared all over the world from April 21, 2020, to April 27, 2020, and again from February 14, 2021, to February 18, 2021
  • Lunatone switched with Solrock on June 21, 2018, and reverted back on March 19, 2019, then switched again on June 19, 2020.
  • Seviper switched with Zangoose on January 5, 2018
  • Durant switched with Heatmor on December 1, 2020
  • Seviper appeared all over the world from April 13, 2021, to April 18, 2021
Set 3
Western Hemisphere

   

Eastern Hemisphere

   

Set 4
Asia-Pacific

   

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

   

Americas and Greenland

   

Special Regions
Tropics*

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

Southeastern United States and the northern Bahamas

 

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

 

Egypt, Greece, and Israel

 

Northeastern United States

 

France

 

Legendary and Mythical Pokémon

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

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

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

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

Pokémon Raid dates Research dates
Articuno

 

Jul. 22 - 31, 2017
Jul. 7, 2018* 
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Sep. 18 - 25, 2020
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
Jun. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Zapdos

 

Aug. 7 - Sep. 1, 2017
Jul. 21, 2018 
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Sep. 25 - Oct. 2, 2020
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
May 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Moltres

 

Jul. 31, 2017 - Aug. 7, 2017
Sep. 8, 2018 
Sep. 13 - 20, 2018
Oct. 2 - 9, 2020
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
Apr. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Nov. - Dec. 2019
Mewtwo

 

Sep. 20 - Oct. 23, 2018
Sep. 16 - 23, 2019 
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1, 2021
Armored Mewtwo

 

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

 

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Jun. 29, 2019 
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2021
Aug. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Entei

 

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Jul. 14, 2019 
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Jan. 26 - 31, 2021
Sep. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Suicune

 

Sep. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018*
Aug. 17, 2019 
Sep. 2 - 9, 2019
Feb. 4 - 9, 2021
Oct. 2018
Dec. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Lugia

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Feb. 22 - Mar. 1, 2019 
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
Feb. 9 - 20, 2021
May - Aug. 2019
Latios

 

Apr. 2 - Jun. 7, 2018
Apr. 15 - 22, 2019 
Jan. 24 - 27, 2020
Jun. 12 - 15, 2020
Feb. 9 - 20, 2021
May - Aug. 2019
Kyogre

 

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

 

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

 

Jan. 12 - Mar. 16, 2018
Mar. 15 - 18, 2019
Jul. 31 - Sep. 2, 2019 
Jul. 31 - Aug. 7, 2020
Mar. 27 - 28, 2021
Deoxys
(Normal Forme)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sep. 9 - 16, 2019
Uxie*

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mar. 1 - 28, 2019
Palkia

 

Jan. 29 - Feb. 28, 2019
Heatran

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dec. 17, 2019 - Jan. 7, 2020
May 12 - 19, 2020 
Nov. 16 - 24, 2020
Tornadus
(Incarnate Forme)

 

Feb. 4 - 25, 2020
Mar. 6 - 11, 2021 
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Tornadus
(Therian Forme)

 

Mar. 30 - Apr. 13, 2021
Thundurus
(Incarnate Forme)

 

Mar. 2 - 31, 2020
Mar. 11 - 16, 2021 
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Thundurus
(Therian Forme)

 

Mar. 16 - 30, 2021
Reshiram

 

May 26 - Jun. 16, 2020
Zekrom

 

Jun. 16 - Jul. 7, 2020
Landorus
(Incarnate Forme)

 

Mar. 31 - Apr. 28, 2020
Mar. 1 - 6, 2021 
Apr. 27 - May 4, 2021
Landorus
(Therian Forme)

 

Apr. 13 - 27, 2021
Kyurem

 

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

 

Aug. 14 - 21, 2020 
Jan. 5 - 12, 2021 (Burn Drive)
Xerneas

Xerneas

May 4 - 17, 2021
Yveltal

Yveltal

May 18 - 31, 2021
EX Raids
Mewtwo

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jun. 28 - Sep. 25, 2019
Regigigas

 

Nov. 18, 2019 - Mar. 13, 2020

Special availability

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

Pokémon Encounter method
Alolan Raichu

 

Level 3 raid
Alolan Marowak

 

Level 3 raid
Galarian Weezing

 

Level 3 raid
Smeargle

 

Spawned via GO Snapshot
Nincada

 

10 km Eggs
Field Research (event)
Ninjask

 

Evolve Nincada
Level 4 raid (event)
Shedinja

 

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

 

Level 2 raid
10 km Egg
Shadow Pokémon from Arlo (formerly)
Spinda

 

Field Research
Level 3 raid (Available during the Hoenn Collection Challenge between January 19, 2021 and January 24, 2021)
Absol

 

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

 

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

 

Evolve Shinx
Luxray

 

Evolve Luxio
Cherubi

 

Spawned via Mossy Lure Module
5 km Egg
Spiritomb

 

A Spooky Message
A Spooky Message 2019
A Spooky Message Unmasked 
Lucario

 

Evolve Riolu (hatched 10 km Egg)
Timburr

 

Level 1 raid
10 km Egg
Gurdurr

 

Evolve Timburr
Conkeldurr

 

Evolve Gurdurr
Scraggy

 

GO Battle League reward
Scrafty

 

Evolve Scraggy (GO Battle League reward)
Frillish

 

GO Battle League reward
Jellicent

 

Evolve Frillish (GO Battle League reward)
Klink

 

Level 1 raid
10 km Egg
Klang

 

Evolve Klink
Klinklang

 

Evolve Klang
Rufflet

 

GO Battle League reward
Braviary

 

Evolve Rufflet (GO Battle League reward)

Event-induced availability

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

While Eevee's evolution is normally random, it can be nicknamed to force it to evolve into a specific Pokémon: "Sparky" for Jolteon, "Rainer" for Vaporeon, "Pyro" for Flareon[5] (the names of the Eevee brothers in the Pokémon anime), "Sakura" for Espeon, "Tamao" for Umbreon (two of the Kimono Girls in the anime), "Linnea" for Leafeon, and "Rea" for Glaceon (two of the Eevee users). Each nickname can only influence evolution once per player. Espeon and Umbreon can also be obtained via walking with Eevee as a buddy for at least 10 km, then evolving it during either day or night, respectively. The Mossy Lure Module and Glacial Lure Module can be used to influence evolution into Leafeon or Glaceon, respectively.

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

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

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

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

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

References


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