The classic Kanto region in Pokemon Let’s Go is filled with plenty of Pokemon to track down and catch. While many Pokemon are easy to find thanks to the Pokedex's habitat locator, there are some elusive ones that do not appear on the habitat map and must be found at random across some of the region's routes. Pokemon like Dragonite, Porygon, and the legendary birds can actually be found wandering the region if players know where to look. Here is where players can find all of the rare spawn Pokemon in the game.
The best way to draw rare Pokemon out is to use Lures, a new item in Pokemon Let’s Go. These lures raise the spawn rate for any rare Pokemon for a short time, which should help players track down these hard-to-find Pokemon. Players can buy Lures from the PokeMart after defeating Misty in Cerulean City.
Players should also try to get a catch combo of 31+ if they want the best chances of finding rare Pokemon. The spawn rate for rare Pokemon is increased by six times if players have a catch rate going of 31+, so when combined with lures then players can very easily track down these rare finds. The list below is organized by Pokedex number so players can easily find the specific rare Pokemon they are looking for.
#001 Bulbasaur – Viridian Forest or Given as a Gift.
#004 Charmander – Route 3, Route 4, Rock Tunnel, or Given as a Gift.
#006 Charizard – Found by flying over nearly all routes except Route 5, Route 9, and Route 20. Look for routes with physical paths on the Town Map.
#007 Squirtle – Routes 24, Route 25, Seafoam Islands, or Given as a Gift.
#106 Hitmonlee – Victory Road, or Given as a Gift at the Dojo.
#107 Hitmonchan – Victory Road, or Given as a Gift at the Dojo.
#113 Chansey – Found on Routes 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, as well as in Diglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Pokemon Tower, Power Plant, Pokemon Mansion, and Victory Road.
#131 Lapras – Route 19, Route 20, or Given as a Gift in Silph Co.
#137 Porygon – Route 7, or Given as a Gift in Saffron City.
#143 Snorlax – Cerulean Cave, or Found Sleeping near Celadon and Vermillion City.
#144 Articuno – Found flying over nearly all routes after beating the Elite Four and catching it in Seafoam Islands.
#145 Zapdos – Found flying over nearly all routes after beating the Elite Four and catching it in the Power Plant.
#146 Moltres – Found flying over nearly all routes after beating the Elite Four and catching it in Victory Road.
#149 Dragonite – Found flying over nearly all routes.
Those are all of the rare Pokemon spawns in Let’s Go. Finding these rare spawns will help players easily round out their Pokedex. Players will also want to work toward unlocking Meltan to make sure they get their Pokedex fully stocked.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee are available now exclusively for Nintendo Switch.