2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for Pokemon fans. In addition to a massive year for Pokemon GO, Nintendo fans will also have the chance to play Pokemon Let’s Go this November on the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the announcement, Pokemon GO has released a ton of Alolan Exeggutors into the wild, which offers a unique opportunity for Pokemon GO players.

In Pokemon GO, trainers earn catch bonuses by winning badges for each type of pokemon. One of the hardest badges to earn is the Dragon-type badge, considering how rarely Dragon-types spawn. Players who participated in Dratini Community Day may already have, or be close to having, this badge; but lots of casual players have barely put a dent into this one. Luckily, Alolan Exeggutor is here to help…

Although Exeggutor is typically a Grass- and Psychic-type, the Alolan variant is a Grass- and Dragon-type. This means that players who still need the Catch 200 Dragon-type Pokemon achievement should get out there and hunt down as many Aloan Exeggutors as possible.


Niantic has already confirmed that these increased Alolan Exeggutor spawns are a limited time event, so there’s no saying how soon this opportunity will fade away. Hopefully they stick around for at least a day or two and give players the rest of the week to catch as many as possible.

There is no word yet when the other Alolan pokemon will appear in Pokemon GO, but now that the first has arrived, hopefully the others aren’t far behind. Good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.