In the world of Pokémon GO, there are many different creatures that can only be found in certain areas of the world, just like it is in the games. Some are like Volbeat, literally who cares... and some are like Tropius and Mr. Mime, fun treasures that they will only let us look at, not have. That is, depending on where you live. Today, we'll be counting down the ten most interesting regional variants you can find in Pokémon GO. Let's get into it at number 10.
Relicanth is an odd little fish. This Pokémon can be found in places like Fiji and New Zealand. In the mainline games, Relicanth is attached to many lore heavy areas and events, and is said to be 100s of millions of years old. That sounds like a Pokémon that really just wants to be left alone at the bottom of the sea and not bothered, but hey, we simply have to catch them all. The choice to make Relicanth a regional exclusive is an interesting one that shines a light on a sometimes ignored Pokémon.
Anyone else regularly forget that Zangoose exists? Well, players in Europe, Asia and Australia sure don't, as that is currently the only place that you can find Zangoose. Zangoose is partnered up with its buddy Seviper, and the two are usually found in opposing regions, as they have quite the rivalry with one another. These two have traded places a few times, so you might have been able to pick this Pokémon up in a different region in the past.
An actual crime against humanity, you're only going to be able to find leeky boy Farfetch'd in Asia. Well, that's just upsetting, now isn't it? This dreadful Generation One Pokémon has lived such a life of solitude, and really deserves to be catchable to more than just the Asian market. Oh, well. Either way, we'll be anxiously awaiting your debut in the Galar Region, good sir. There, you'll be able to soar to the truly great heights that you were just destined for. Let's hope this Pokémon gets to move around in GO sometime soon.
7 Mr. Mime
Actually, after looking at this picture, maybe Mr. Mime shouldn't crack the top ten. Or 100. Mr. Mime is another Kanto regional variant, only being found in Europe as of now. This miming Pokémon isn't one that has ever made its way to the U.S., though it has appeared in a few new areas under very specific circumstances. As one of the most iconic Pokémon out there (basically all of Generation One nowadays), Mr. Mime needs to make its way over here soon, even if just for a brief stint at Pokémon Go Fest. For now, all we can do is dream.
Beauty, grace, Guildmaster Wigglytuff's righthand man, Chatot has it all. Chatot is the definition of iconic, and every other Pokémon is just a cheap copy of this fantastic bird. As such, it only makes sense that you have to jet out to South America (or any other region in the southern hemisphere) if you have hopes of catching this Pokémon. It's only logical. Chatot deserves the world, so jumping on a plane to another hemisphere is the absolute bare minimum that you could do for it. Chatot is life. You've got to work hard for him. South hemispherians, you sure are lucky.
Best Mother Kangaskhan is another Pokémon that you're going to need to travel for. These guys sure are demanding, huh? Makes sense though. She has a baby on board, she can't be doing the traveling. Kangaskhan is an Australian woman, and can only be found in that continent. She really couldn't make it any more difficult, could she? Kangaskhan is another Pokémon that has moved around for certain events, but has been generally stationary for some time now. Hopefully she'll come around soon for another event, but for now, you know where to go.
4 Lunatone And Solrock
Of course, Solrock and Lunatone are always known to go together. It only makes sense that these two would be regional variants together. The duo have been known to move around a bit, which is nice. The cute thing about the rocky boys is that they only appear during certain time periods. Thank you for that. Could you be any more annoying? If you couldn't guess, Solrock is more of a get up early and go kind of guy, while Lunatone wakes up at 1 pm to get ready for the next night out. With this in mind, Solrock and Lunatone are an annoying duo to try and nab.
Big Banana Man is one that you're going to need to get yourself to Africa for in order to catch. Tropius hasn't moved from this location either... a stubborn one. The climate of the region seems to fit well with the vibe of Tropius, so the pairing makes sense. But it is still a tough one to nab. Basically, you just need to start forming a group of very generous international friends if you want to collect this entire list. Get to work.
Skinny Legend Extrordinare Corsola is another Pokémon that isn't available worldwide. Corsola, get this, only spawns around the equator. This is probably the most diva moves that you could ever accomplish. Corsola is officially the pettiest Pokémon of all time. Just infuriating. Good thing you're cute, because this is just unacceptable. Better plan yourself a very warm vacation if you have any hopes of nabbing yourself a Corsola. Wowee, they don't make it easy, do they?
This lil baddie is the coolest of the regional exclusives out there, Heracross. Heracross is a South American encounter, and the southest parts of North America if you're lucky. This bug-type is just one of the cutest Pokémon out there, but is also incredibly ferocious. One of the best offerings the Johto Region has, you'd be lucky to add this Pokémon to your GO team.