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Regional Rare Pokemon: What they are and how to get them

Some Pokemon Go pocket monsters are only found in certain areas. You can still catch 'em all, though. Here's how.

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On your quest to catch them all, some Pokemon are impossible to find, unless you travel. This is because it seems some Pokemon only spawn in certain continents in Pokemon Go.

These Pokemon are called Regional Rare Pokemon. Even though they may not be found where you live, you still need them to fill your Pokedex. Luckily, there is one way to still get these elusive Pokemon.

The Regional Rare Pokemon

The Regional Rare Pokemon are believed to be:

  • Mr. Mime, a psychic and fairy type, found in Europe.
  • Tauros is a normal-type Pokemon found in North America. I've found that it appears in rural areas as well as cities.
  • Kangaskhan, a normal type that looks like a kangaroo, can be found in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Farfetch'd is a flying and normal-type Pokemon that is found in Asia, particularly in Japan and South Korea.

Why do people think these are Regional Rare Pokemon? So far, each Pokemon has only been caught in these specific regions.

How to get Regional Rare Pokemon

If you can't afford to travel around the world in search of these rares, there is one way you can catch them from your own hometown: Hatch eggs. Players around the world have reported being able to get these rare Pokemon from eggs, even if they haven't traveled.

Need some hatching tips? Read the best hatching tips for Pokemon Go.

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