Regional form

A regional form (Japanese: リージョンフォーム Region Form), also known as a regional variant in Generation VII, 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 some cases, to the point of having a different type. As of Generation VIII, 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.

As of Generation VIII, 37 Pokémon are known to have regional forms, and 38 regional forms are known in total. Apart from Meowth, which has two, each Pokémon with a regional form has only one.

Description

In the Alola, Galar, and Hisui 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. Apart from a few cases,[1][2] the original forms of these Pokémon have no separate regional name. According to the Pokédex, Alolan Vulpix and Raichu are the only regional forms with their own name; they are called Keokeo and Hodad respectively.

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 develop unique traits and 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.

Alolan Forms

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 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.

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 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.

List of Alolan Forms

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

Pokémon Normal form Alolan form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Rattata    Normal  Run Away
Guts
Hustle (Hidden)
   Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Hustle
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raticate    Normal  Run Away
Guts
Hustle (Hidden)
   Dark  Normal  Gluttony
Hustle
Thick Fat (Hidden)
Raichu    Electric  Static
Lightning Rod (Hidden)
   Electric  Psychic  Surge Surfer
Sandshrew    Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
   Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Sandslash    Ground  Sand Veil
Sand Rush (Hidden)
   Ice  Steel  Snow Cloak
Slush Rush (Hidden)
Vulpix    Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
   Ice  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Ninetales    Fire  Flash Fire
Drought (Hidden)
   Ice  Fairy  Snow Cloak
Snow Warning (Hidden)
Diglett    Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
   Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Dugtrio    Ground  Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (Hidden)
   Ground  Steel  Sand Veil
Tangling Hair
Sand Force (Hidden)
Meowth    Normal  Pickup
Technician
Unnerve (Hidden)
   Dark  Pickup
Technician
Rattled (Hidden)
Persian    Normal  Limber
Technician
Unnerve (Hidden)
   Dark  Fur Coat
Technician
Rattled (Hidden)
Geodude    Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil (Hidden)
   Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Galvanize (Hidden)
Graveler    Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil (Hidden)
   Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Galvanize (Hidden)
Golem    Rock  Ground  Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil (Hidden)
   Rock  Electric  Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Galvanize (Hidden)
Grimer    Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
   Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Gluttony
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Muk    Poison  Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Hidden)
   Poison  Dark  Poison Touch
Gluttony
Power of Alchemy (Hidden)
Exeggutor    Grass  Psychic  Chlorophyll
Harvest (Hidden)
   Grass  Dragon  Frisk
Harvest (Hidden)
Marowak    Ground  Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor (Hidden)
   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. Additionally, several Pokémon in their Galarian Forms have an evolution that their regular form does not.

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.

Pokémon Normal form Galarian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability New Evolution
SwSh
Meowth    Normal  Pickup
Technician
Unnerve (Hidden)
   Steel  Pickup
Tough Claws
Unnerve (Hidden)
 
Perrserker
Ponyta    Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
   Psychic  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Rapidash    Fire  Run Away
Flash Fire
Flame Body (Hidden)
   Psychic  Fairy  Run Away
Pastel Veil
Anticipation (Hidden)
Farfetch'd    Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant (Hidden)
   Fighting  Steadfast
Scrappy (Hidden)
 
Sirfetch'd
Weezing    Poison  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Stench (Hidden)
   Poison  Fairy  Levitate
Neutralizing Gas
Misty Surge (Hidden)
Mr. Mime    Psychic  Fairy  Soundproof
Filter
Technician (Hidden)
   Ice  Psychic  Vital Spirit
Screen Cleaner
Ice Body (Hidden)
 
Mr. Rime
Corsola    Water  Rock  Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator (Hidden)
   Ghost  Weak Armor
Cursed Body (Hidden)
 
Cursola
Zigzagoon    Normal  Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet (Hidden)
   Dark  Normal  Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet (Hidden)
Linoone    Normal  Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet (Hidden)
   Dark  Normal  Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet (Hidden)
 
Obstagoon
Darumaka    Fire  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
   Ice  Hustle
Inner Focus (Hidden)
Darmanitan  
Standard Mode
 Fire  Sheer Force
Zen Mode (Hidden)
 
Standard Mode
 Ice  Gorilla Tactics
Zen Mode (Hidden)
 
Zen Mode
 Fire  Psychic  Zen Mode  
Zen Mode
 Ice  Fire  Zen Mode
Yamask    Ghost  Mummy    Ground  Ghost  Wandering Spirit  
Runerigus
Stunfisk    Ground  Electric  Static
Limber
Sand Veil (Hidden)
   Ground  Steel  Mimicry
SwSh (Version 1.1.0+)
Slowpoke    Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
   Psychic  Gluttony
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShIoA (Version 1.2.0+)
Slowbro    Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
   Poison  Psychic  Quick Draw
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
SwShCrT (Version 1.3.0+)
Articuno    Ice  Flying  Pressure
Snow Cloak (Hidden)
   Psychic  Flying  Competitive
Zapdos    Electric  Flying  Pressure
Static (Hidden)
   Fighting  Flying  Defiant
Moltres    Fire  Flying  Pressure
Flame Body (Hidden)
   Dark  Flying  Berserk
Slowking    Water  Psychic  Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator (Hidden)
   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

Pokémon Normal form Hisuian form
Image Type Ability Image Type Ability
Growlithe    Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
   Fire  Rock  Unknown
Braviary    Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant (Hidden)
   Psychic  Flying  Unknown

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 (though this has since been changed with the addition of 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  50 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  50 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   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, 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 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 Galarian Rapidash let Chloe ride it to Ballonlea.

An Alolan Ninetales apperared in JN071. 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 Project Mew members took it back home.

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 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 PASS05. Casey'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.

Multiple Galarian Mr. Mime appeared in the Sword & Shield chapter.

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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Alolan Rattata   Sun & Moon   76/149 Collection Moon   035/060
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon   036/051
Alolan Rattata   Burning Shadows   81/147 Darkness that Consumes Light   034/051
Alolan Rattata   Celestial Storm   84/168 SM-P Promotional cards   160/SM-P
Alolan Raticate   Sun & Moon   77/149 Collection Moon   036/060
      Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon   037/051
Alolan Raticate   Burning Shadows   82/147 Darkness that Consumes Light   035/051
Alolan Raticate    Celestial Storm   85/168 SM-P Promotional cards   161/SM-P
Alolan Raichu   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   Crimson Invasion   31/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   016/050
SM Black Star Promos   SM72      
Alolan Raichu   Unified Minds   57/236 GG End   010/054
Raichu & Alolan Raichu    Unified Minds   54/236 GG End   008/054
Unified Minds   220/236 GG End   056/054
Unified Minds   221/236 GG End   057/054
Unified Minds   241/236 GG End   064/054
Alolan Sandshrew   Guardians Rising   19/145 Islands Await You   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   Ultra Prism   28/156 Ultra Moon   001/066
Alolan Sandshrew   Cosmic Eclipse   137/236 Alter Genesis   051/095
Alolan Sandslash   Guardians Rising   20/145 Islands Await You   011/050
      Facing a New Trial   012/049
SM Black Star Promos   SM18      
      GX Battle Boost   021/114
Alolan Sandslash   Ultra Prism   29/156 Ultra Moon   002/066
Alolan Sandslash   SM Black Star Promos   SM127 SM-P Promotional cards   217/SM-P
Alolan Sandslash   Cosmic Eclipse   138/236 Alter Genesis   052/095
Alolan Sandslash    SM Black Star Promos   SM236 SM-P Promotional cards   384/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix   Guardians Rising   21/145 Islands Await You   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   SV8/SV94 GX Ultra Shiny   168/150
      SM-P Promotional cards   293/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix   Burning Shadows   27/147 SM-P Promotional cards   023/SM-P
      SM-P Promotional cards   206/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix   Ultra Prism   30/156 GX Battle Boost   022/114
Alolan Vulpix         SM-P Promotional cards   147/SM-P
Alolan Vulpix   Lost Thunder   53/214 Fairy Rise   014/050
      SM-P Promotional cards   379/SM-P
      Tag All Stars   032/173
Alolan Vulpix   Cosmic Eclipse   39/236 Alter Genesis   016/095
Alolan Ninetales   Burning Shadows   28/147 Facing a New Trial   014/049
      GX Battle Boost   023/114
Alolan Ninetales   SM Black Star Promos   SM128 SM-P Promotional cards   218/SM-P
Alolan Ninetales   Team Up   111/181 GX Ultra Shiny   089/150
Alolan Ninetales   Cosmic Eclipse   145/236 Alter Genesis   056/095
      SM-P Promotional cards   389/SM-P
Alolan Ninetales    Guardians Rising   22/145 Islands Await You   013/050
Guardians Rising   132/145 Islands Await You   052/050
Guardians Rising   150/145 Islands Await You   057/050
Hidden Fates   SV53/SV94 GX Ultra Shiny   213/150
Alolan Ninetales    Lost Thunder   132/214 Fairy Rise   025/050
Lost Thunder   205/214 Fairy Rise   053/050
Lost Thunder   225/214 Fairy Rise   059/050
      Tag All Stars   095/173
Alolan Diglett   Sun & Moon   86/149 Collection Sun   037/060
McDonald's Collection 2017   9/12      
      GX Battle Boost   066/114
Alolan Diglett   Ultra Prism   78/156 Ultra Sun   032/066
      SM-P Promotional cards   163/SM-P
      GX Starter Decks   076/131
      GX Ultra Shiny   076/150
Alolan Diglett   Lost Thunder   122/214 Thunderclap Spark   035/060
Alolan Diglett   Unbroken Bonds   121/214 Full Metal Wall   030/054
      Tag All Stars   084/173
Alolan Dugtrio   Sun & Moon   87/149 Collection Sun   038/060
      GX Battle Boost   067/114
Alolan Dugtrio   Ultra Prism   79/156 Ultra Sun   033/066
      GX Starter Decks   077/131
      GX Ultra Shiny   077/150
Alolan Dugtrio   Lost Thunder   123/214 Thunderclap Spark   036/060
Alolan Dugtrio   Unbroken Bonds   122/214 Full Metal Wall   031/054
      Tag All Stars   085/173
Alolan Meowth   Sun & Moon   78/149 Collection Sun   032/060
      Sun & Moon Starter Set   026/059
McDonald's Collection 2017   8/12      
      GX Starter Decks   065/131
Alolan Meowth   SM Black Star Promos   SM43 SM-P Promotional cards   010/SM-P
Alolan Meowth   SM Black Star Promos   SM51 SM-P Promotional cards   032/SM-P
Alolan Meowth         SM-P Promotional cards   255/SM-P
Alolan Meowth   Lost Thunder   118/214 Super-Burst Impact   056/095
Alolan Meowth   Cosmic Eclipse   128/236 Remix Bout   039/064
Alolan Persian   Sun & Moon   79/149 Collection Sun   033/060
      GX Starter Decks   066/131
Alolan Persian   Lost Thunder   119/214 Super-Burst Impact   057/095
Alolan Persian    Cosmic Eclipse   129/236 Remix Bout   040/064
Cosmic Eclipse   219/236 Remix Bout   071/064
Cosmic Eclipse   257/236 Remix Bout   077/064
Alolan Geodude   Guardians Rising   40/145 Alolan Moonlight   015/050
Alolan Geodude Crimson Invasion   32/111 Awakened Heroes   016/050
Alolan Geodude   Team Up   34/181 Tag Bolt   032/095
Alolan Geodude   Team Up   35/181 Tag Bolt   033/095
Alolan Graveler   Guardians Rising   41/145 Alolan Moonlight   016/050
Alolan Graveler   Crimson Invasion   33/111 Awakened Heroes   017/050
Alolan Graveler   Team Up   36/181 Tag Bolt   034/095
Alolan Golem   Guardians Rising   42/145 Alolan Moonlight   017/050
Alolan Golem   Team Up   37/181 Tag Bolt   035/095
Alolan Golem    Crimson Invasion   34/111 Awakened Heroes   018/050
Crimson Invasion   102/111 Awakened Heroes   051/050
Crimson Invasion   113/111 Awakened Heroes   056/050
Alolan Grimer   Sun & Moon   57/149 Collection Moon   022/060
      GX Battle Boost   034/114
Alolan Grimer   Burning Shadows   83/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow   032/051
Alolan Grimer   Team Up   83/181 Dark Order   018/052
Alolan Grimer   Unified Minds   127/236 Tag Team GX Starter Sets   011/031
Alolan Grimer   Cosmic Eclipse   130/236 Remix Bout   041/064
Alolan Muk   Sun & Moon   58/149 Collection Moon   023/060
      GX Battle Boost   035/114
Alolan Muk   Team Up   84/181 Dark Order   019/052
Alolan Muk   Cosmic Eclipse   131/236 Remix Bout   042/064
Alolan Muk    Burning Shadows   84/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow   033/051
Burning Shadows   138/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow   054/051
Burning Shadows   157/147 To Have Seen the Battle Rainbow   060/051
Muk & Alolan Muk    Unbroken Bonds   61/214 Double Blaze   029/095
Unbroken Bonds   196/214 Double Blaze   098/095
Unbroken Bonds   197/214 Double Blaze   099/095
Unbroken Bonds   220/214 Double Blaze   109/095
Alolan Exeggutor   Ultra Prism   95/156 GX Battle Boost   078/114
Alolan Exeggutor   Forbidden Light   2/131 Forbidden Light   002/094
Miscellaneous Promotional cards   2a/131 SM-P Promotional cards   201/SM-P
Alolan Exeggutor   Team Up   114/181 GX Ultra Shiny   096/150
Alolan Exeggutor   Team Up   115/181 Tag Bolt   061/095
Alolan Exeggutor    Crimson Invasion   74/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   037/050
Crimson Invasion   107/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   054/050
Crimson Invasion   118/111 Ultradimensional Beasts   059/050
Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor    Unified Minds   1/236 Sky Legend   001/054
Unified Minds   214/236 Sky Legend   055/054
Unified Minds   215/236 Sky Legend   056/054
Unified Minds   237/236 Sky Legend   063/054
Alolan Marowak   Crimson Invasion   12/111 Awakened Heroes   006/050
Alolan Marowak   Forbidden Light   12/131 Forbidden Light   010/094
Alolan Marowak   Team Up   64/181 GX Ultra Shiny   040/150
Alolan Marowak   Unified Minds   75/236 GG End   013/054
Alolan Marowak    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
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Galarian Meowth   Sword & Shield   127/202 Sword   040/060
Galarian Meowth   Rebel Clash   126/192 Zacian + Zamazenta Box   001/007
Galarian Meowth   Vivid Voltage   112/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   075/100
Galarian Ponyta   Sword & Shield   081/202 Shield   021/060
Galarian Ponyta   SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH013 S-P Promotional cards   025/S-P
Galarian Rapidash   Sword & Shield   081/202 Shield   022/060
Galarian Slowpoke   Battle Styles   054/163 Single Strike Master   021/070
Galarian Slowbro   Battle Styles   092/163 Single Strike Master   041/070
Galarian Slowbro    Darkness Ablaze   099/189 V Starter Decks   059/127
Galarian Farfetch'd   Rebel Clash   094/192 VMAX Rising   042/070
Galarian Weezing   Rebel Clash   113/192 Rebellion Crash   064/096
Galarian Mr. Mime   Rebel Clash   037/192 VMAX Rising   018/070
Galarian Mr. Mime   Darkness Ablaze   035/189 Explosive Walker   018/070
Galarian Mr. Mime   Battle Styles   034/163 Rapid Strike Master   020/070
Galarian Corsola   Rebel Clash   078/192 VMAX Rising   036/070
Galarian Zigzagoon   Sword & Shield   117/202 Shield   033/060
Galarian Zigzagoon   Champion's Path   035/073 Infinity Zone   054/100
Galarian Linoone   Sword & Shield   118/202 Shield   034/060
Galarian Linoone   Champion's Path   036/073 Infinity Zone   055/100
Galarian Darumaka   Rebel Clash   47/192 Rebellion Crash   026/096
Galarian Darumaka   Darkness Ablaze   043/189 Infinity Zone   020/100
Galarian Darmanitan   Rebel Clash   48/192 Rebellion Crash   027/096
Darkness Ablaze   44/189      
Galarian Darmanitan   Darkness Ablaze   028/189 Infinity Zone   015/100
Galarian Darmanitan    Vivid Voltage   036/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   023/100
Vivid Voltage   169/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   103/100
Galarian Darmanitan    Vivid Voltage   037/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   024/100
Vivid Voltage   187/185 Amazing Volt Tackle   113/100
Galarian Yamask   Rebel Clash   101/192 Rebellion Crash   056/096
Galarian Stunfisk   Sword & Shield   132/202 Sword   044/060
Galarian Stunfisk   Vivid Voltage   128/185 Legendary Heartbeat   053/076
Galarian Stunfisk    Darkness Ablaze   128/189 Explosive Walker   055/070
Darkness Ablaze   184/189 Explosive Walker   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.

Trivia

  • 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 contrary to other regional variants, Alolan Exeggutor and Galarian Zigzagoon are implied to be the original forms.
  • 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 gain a new type in its regional form.
    • Whose regional form loses one type without changing the other.
  • 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.
  • The Legendary birds are the only Legendary Pokémon with regional forms.
  • Besides two regional forms, Meowth is the only Pokémon to have both a regional form and a Gigantamax form.

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 *
  Czech Regionální varianta
  Danish Regional variation*
Alola-variant*
  Dutch Regionale variantSMUSUM
Regionale vormSwSh
  Finnish Alueellinen muunnos*
Alueellinen muoto*
  French Forme régionale
Variante régionale*
  German Regionalform
  Hungarian Regionális változat
  Italian Forma regionale
  Korean 리전폼 Region Forme
  Norwegian Regional variasjon
  Polish Forma regionalna*
Regionalny wariant*
Portuguese   Brazil Forma regional*
Variante regional*
Variação regional*
  Portugal Variante regionalSMUSUM
Forma regionalSwSh
  Russian Региональный вариант Regional'nyy variantSMUSUMSwSh
Региональный форм Regional'nyy formSwSh
  Spanish Forma regional
  Swedish Regional variant
  Turkish Bölgesel çeşitlilik
  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
  Danish Alola Form
  Dutch Alola Form*
Alola-vorm*
  Finnish Alola-muoto
  French Forme d'Alola
  German Alola-Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Alola
  Italian Forma di Alola
  Korean 알로라의 모습 Alloraui Moseup
  Malaysian Bentuk Alola
  Norwegian Alola Form
  Polish Forma Aloli*
Forma Alolańska*
Portuguese   Brazil Forma Alola*
Forma de Alola *
  Portugal Forma Alola
  Russian Форма региона Алола Forma regiona Alola
  Spanish Forma de Alola
  Swedish Alola Form
  Thai ร่างอโลลา Rang Alola
  Turkish Alola Formu
  Vietnamese Dạng Alola
Hình thái Alola

Alolan <Pokémon>

Language Title
  Danish Alolan <Pokémon>
  Dutch Alolan <Pokémon>
  Finnish Alolalainen <Pokémon>
  French <Pokémon> d'Alola
  German Alola-<Pokémon>
  Hungarian Alola <Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Alola
  Korean 알로라 <Pokémon> Allora <Pokémon>
  Norwegian Alolan <Pokémon>
  Polish <Pokémon> Alolański
  Brazilian Portuguese <Pokémon> de Alola
  Russian <Pokémon> региона Алола <Pokémon> regiona Alola
  Spanish <Pokémon> de Alola
  Swedish Alolan <Pokémon>
  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
  Dutch Galarian-vorm
  French Forme de Galar
  German Galar-Form
  Italian Forma di Galar
  Korean 가라르의 모습 Garareuui Moseup
  European Portuguese Forma Galarian
  Russian Галарский форма Galarskiy forma
  Spanish Forma de Galar

Galarian <Pokémon>

Language Title
  Dutch Galarian <Pokémon>
  Finnish Galarian <Pokémon>
  French <Pokémon> de Galar
  German Galar-<Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Galar
  Korean 가라르 <Pokémon> Garareu <Pokémon>
  Polish <Pokémon> Galarski
  European Portuguese <Pokémon> Galarian
  Russian Галарский <Pokémon> Galarskiy <Pokémon>
  Spanish <Pokémon> de Galar

References

  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".

See also


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