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 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 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 changes their evolution from a previously existing Pokémon into a new one.

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

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

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    Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
   Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Rock Head* (Hidden)
#0059 Arcanine    Fire  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Justified (Hidden)
   Fire  Rock  Intimidate
Flash Fire
Rock Head* (Hidden)
#0100 Voltorb    Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
   Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
#0101 Electrode    Electric  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
   Electric  Grass  Soundproof
Aftermath (Hidden)
#0157 Typhlosion    Fire  Blaze
Flash Fire (Hidden)
   Fire  Ghost  Blaze
Frisk* (Hidden)
#0211 Qwilfish    Water  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
   Dark  Poison  Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate (Hidden)
#0215 Sneasel    Dark  Ice  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket (Hidden)
   Fighting  Poison  Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket* (Hidden)
#0503 Samurott    Water  Torrent
Shell Armor (Hidden)
   Water  Dark  Torrent
Sharpness* (Hidden)
#0549 Lilligant    Grass  Chlorophyll
Own Tempo
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
   Grass  Fighting  Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard (Hidden)
#0550 Basculin  
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    Dark  Illusion    Normal  Ghost  Illusion
#0571 Zoroark    Dark  Illusion    Normal  Ghost  Illusion
#0628 Braviary    Normal  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant (Hidden)
   Psychic  Flying  Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Tinted Lens* (Hidden)
#0705 Sliggoo    Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
   Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Shell Armor*
Gooey (Hidden)
#0706 Goodra    Dragon  Sap Sipper
Gooey (Hidden)
   Steel  Dragon  Sap Sipper
Shell Armor*
Gooey (Hidden)
#0713 Avalugg    Ice  Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
   Ice  Rock  Strong Jaw
Ice Body
Sturdy (Hidden)
#0724 Decidueye    Grass  Ghost  Overgrow
Long Reach (Hidden)
   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    Normal  Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force (Hidden)
Combat Breed
 Fighting  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
Blaze Breed
 Fighting  Fire  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
Aqua Breed
 Fighting  Water  Intimidate
Anger Point
Cud Chew (Hidden)
#0194 Wooper    Water  Ground  Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware (Hidden)
   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   Sandslash
Alolan Form
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#107 New Year's 2023
#078   Rapidash 
Galarian Form
  ★★★★★☆EX Seasonal Sync Pair Scout
#054 Hau #026   Raichu
Alolan Form
  ★★★★☆☆EX Story
Chapter 11
#130 Kiawe #105   Marowak
Alolan Form
  ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout
#055 Sophocles #076   Golem
Alolan Form
  ★★★★ Battle Points
#061 Nanu #053   Persian
Alolan Form
  ★★★★ Story
Chapter 15
#106 Molayne #051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
  ★★★★ 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.

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 PASS19.

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.

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   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
Alolan Rattata   Pokémon GO   041/078 Pokémon GO   041/071
Alolan Raticate   Pokémon GO   042/078 Pokémon GO   042/071
Alolan Vulpix          Incandescent Arcana   022/068
      Incandescent Arcana   077/068
Alolan Vulpix          Incandescent Arcana   023/068
      Incandescent Arcana   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   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   044/189      
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

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   Astral Radiance   070/189 Time Gazer   029/067
Hisuian Growlithe         Dark Phantasma   032/071
Hisuian Arcanine   Astral Radiance   071/189 Time Gazer   030/067
Hisuian Arcanine         Dark Phantasma   033/071
      Dark Phantasma   075/071
Hisuian Voltorb   Astral Radiance   002/189 Space Juggler   002/067
Hisuian Electrode   Astral Radiance   003/189 Space Juggler   003/067
Hisuian Electrode          Dark Phantasma   003/071
      Dark Phantasma   078/071
Hisuian Typhlosion   Astral Radiance   052/189 Time Gazer   023/067
Hisuian Typhlosion    Astral Radiance   053/189 Battle Region   028/067
Astral Radiance   169/189 Battle Region   076/067
Hisuian Typhlosion    Astral Radiance   054/189 Battle Region   029/067
Astral Radiance   193/189 Battle Region   085/067
Hisuian Qwilfish   Astral Radiance   088/189 Battle Region   047/067
Hisuian Qwilfish   Astral Radiance   089/189 Darkrai VSTAR Starter Set   004/020
Hisuian Sneasel   Astral Radiance   092/189 Space Juggler   042/067
Hisuian Samurott   Astral Radiance   100/189 Time Gazer   041/067
Hisuian Samurott    Astral Radiance   101/189 Battle Region   052/067
Astral Radiance   176/189 Battle Region   078/067
Hisuian Samurott    Astral Radiance   102/189 Battle Region   053/067
Astral Radiance   197/189 Battle Region   087/067
Astral Radiance   209/189 Battle Region   091/067
Hisuian Lilligant   Astral Radiance   016/189 Time Gazer   006/067
Hisuian Lilligant    Astral Radiance   017/189 Time Gazer   007/067
Astral Radiance   162/189 Time Gazer   068/067
Astral Radiance   163/189 Time Gazer   069/067
Hisuian Lilligant    Astral Radiance   018/189 Time Gazer   008/067
Astral Radiance   190/189 Time Gazer   080/067
Hisuian Basculin   Astral Radiance   043/189 Battle Region   023/067
Hisuian Basculin         S-P Promotional cards   279/S-P
Hisuian Basculin         Dark Phantasma   012/071
Hisuian Zorua         Dark Phantasma   029/071
Hisuian Zoroark         Dark Phantasma   030/071
Hisuian Zoroark          Dark Phantasma   061/071
      Dark Phantasma   083/071
Hisuian Zoroark          Dark Phantasma   062/071
      Dark Phantasma   092/071
      Dark Phantasma   097/071
Hisuian Braviary   Astral Radiance   132/189 Time Gazer   056/067
Hisuian Sliggoo         Dark Phantasma   054/071
Hisuian Goodra         Dark Phantasma   055/071
Hisuian Goodra          Dark Phantasma   056/071
      Dark Phantasma   082/071
Hisuian Goodra          Dark Phantasma   057/071
      Dark Phantasma   091/071
Hisuian Avalugg   Astral Radiance   048/189 Space Juggler   025/067
Hisuian Decidueye   Astral Radiance   082/189 Space Juggler   039/067
Hisuian Decidueye    Astral Radiance   083/189 Battle Region   044/067
Astral Radiance   173/189 Battle Region   077/067
Hisuian Decidueye    Astral Radiance   084/189 Battle Region   045/067
Astral Radiance   195/189 Battle Region   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         Triplet Beat   011/073
Paldean Tauros         Triplet Beat   021/073
Paldean Tauros         Triplet Beat   046/073
      Triplet Beat   084/073
Paldean Wooper         Triplet Beat   052/073
Paldean Wooper         Triplet Beat   053/073
      Triplet Beat   085/073
Paldean Clodsire          Triplet Beat   054/073
      Triplet Beat   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)

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 (in this case, 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 of a Pokémon not to 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 of a Pokémon to have gender differences.
    • Galarian Darmanitan is the only regional form of a Pokémon capable of changing forms, via Zen Mode.
    • Goodra is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have a regional form.
    • Decidueye is the only Pokémon:
    • White-Striped Basculin is the only regional form of a Pokémon that evolves into a Pokémon with gender differences.
  • Basculin's White-Striped Form, while not considered a regional form in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, is treated as such in Pokémon HOME. Furthermore, Professor Laventon refers to it as a regional form in its Pokédex entry, and, in the TCG, Basculin cards featuring the White-Striped form use the name "Hisuian Basculin".
    • This makes White-Striped Basculin 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.
  • No regional forms are available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, nor can they be transferred from Pokémon HOME, unlike all other games since Generation VII.
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the only core series game in which the original form of a regional form Pokémon is unobtainable, with Sneasel being the only exception to this.
  • The smoke tower on the rooftop of the Galaxy Hall resembles Galarian Weezing, although it does not appear in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
  • Paldean Wooper is the only Paldean Form to be revealed prior to the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Consequently, it is also the only regional form to be revealed alone during a game's pre-release season.
  • Initially, researchers believed Wiglett and Wugtrio to be Paldean Forms of Diglett and Dugtrio, respectively, before concluding they were new species entirely.

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*
  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
Региональная формa Regional'naya formaSwSh
  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*
  Finnish Alola-muoto
  French Forme d'Alola
  German Alola-Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Alola
Wujud Alola*
  Italian Forma di Alola
  Korean 알로라의 모습 Alola-yi Moseup
  Malaysian Bentuk Alola
  Norwegian Alola Form
  Polish Forma Alolańska*
Forma Aloli*
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>
  Indonesian Alolan <Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Alola
  Korean 알로라 <Pokémon> Alola <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
  Finnish Galar-muoto
  French Forme de Galar
  German Galar-Form
  Indonesian Wujud Galar
  Italian Forma di Galar
  Korean 가라르의 모습 Galar-yi Moseup
  Malaysian Bentuk Galarian
  Polish Forma Galarska
  European Portuguese Forma Galarian
  Russian Галарская форма Galarskaya forma
  Spanish Forma de Galar
  Thai ร่างกาลาร์ Rang Galar
  Vietnamese Dạng Galar

Galarian <Pokémon>

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

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
  Dutch Hisuian-vorm
  French Forme de Hisui
  German Hisui-Form
  Indonesian Wujud Hisui
  Italian Forma di Hisui
  Korean 히스이의 모습 Hisui-yi Moseup
  Malaysian Bentuk Hisui
  European Portuguese Forma Hisuian
  Russian Гисуйская форма Gisuyskaya forma
  Spanish Forma de Hisui

Hisuian <Pokémon>

Language Title
  Dutch Hisuian <Pokémon>
  French <Pokémon> de Hisui
  German Hisui-<Pokémon>
  Indonesian Hisuian <Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Hisui
  European Portuguese Hisuian <Pokémon>
  Russian Гисуйский <Pokémon> Gisuyskiy <Pokémon>
  Spanish <Pokémon> de Hisui

Paldean Form

Language Title
  French Forme de Paldea
  German Paldea-Form
  Italian Forma di Paldea
  Spanish Forma de Paldea

Paldean <Pokémon>

Language Title
  French <Pokémon> de Paldea
  German Paldea-<Pokémon>
  Italian <Pokémon> di Paldea
  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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