It’s safe to say that Pokemon GO was launched with the key-idea to get people moving. Of course, the AR-part and several other features make Pokemon GO more appealing, but the central idea of the game is quite simple; the more you walk, the higher number of Pokemon you’ll catch. To emphasize this concept even further, Niantic introduced Regional Pokemon, which are only available in specific locations of the world.

With Pokemon GO Regionals, Niantic wanted to promote the idea of traveling to different cities as you could only collect these Pokemon in specific locations. And, since the first day, Niantic has been updating the list of these exclusive regional Pokemon to captivate players and encourage them to travel more.

In this guide, we’re going to share a detailed insight into all the regional Pokemons and how you can catch them to make your collection more unique.

Part 1: Regional Pokemon - The Updated List

As of now, there are more than 35 regional Pokemon that you can collect from different corners of the world. While some of these Pokemon can be found inside different cities, others are placed in the middle of an Island. So, you’ll literally have to visit a wide range of places if you want to collect these Pokemon.

Here’s an updated list of Pokemon GO regionals, along with their respective locations.

East Asia
Southern Hemisphere
Southeastern USA
Mr. Mime
Northern America
The Middle East, India, Europe, Africa
Central America, South America
The tropical areas of the Equator
Greenland, America
Africa and America
Europe, India, Middle East, Africa
Oceania, Europe, Asia
Greenland, America
South Asia
Europe, Oceania, Asia
America and Africa
America and Africa
Australia, Europe, Asia
Eastern Hemisphere
Eastern Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
Basculin (Blue-Striped)
Western Hemisphere
South America, Central America, Mexico
North-Arctic (including Alaskan Region)
Greece, Egypt
Shellos (Pink)
Western Hemisphere
Shellos (Blue)
Eastern Hemisphere
New York
Western Hemisphere
Eastern Hemisphere
Mime Jr.

Here’s a global representation of these regional Pokemon on the Pokemon Go regional map.

global pokemon regionals

As you can see that the regional Pokemon are scattered across different corners of the world. So, if someone would want to collect all these Pokemon, he/she could literally travel the entire world.

Part 2: Tips to Catch Regionals in Pokemon Go

Now, let’s answer the real question; how to catch Pokemon Go regionals in the game? The truth is catching regional Pokemon is similar to the process of catching any other Pokemon in the game. All you have to do is visit the location and follow the right approach to catch the desired Pokemon.

But, since these Pokemon are quite rare to find, it’s important to utilize strategies that’ll maximize your odds for catching the Pokemon. Here are a few tips that’ll help catch regional Pokemon more easily.

1. Throw a Curve Ball

When it comes to regionals, a great curveball would be the most reliable option to catch the Pokemon. Apart from increasing your chances of catching the Pokemon, using a curveball will also give you 17x more bonuses. But, throwing a curveball is a skill that only veteran players master. So, if you’re still a beginner, stick to the regular throw and try hitting the Pokemon with the traditional approach.

throw curve ball to catch regionals

2. Use RazzBerries

If you’re not an expert at throwing a curveball, there’s another alternative that’ll help you hit the target with extreme precision. Yes, we’re talking about those RazzBerries that you’ve been collecting for a special event.

Use RazzBerries to catch regionals

Unlike a regular or curveball, RazzBerries have a higher probability of hitting the target. This means you'll be able to catch the specific regional Pokemon using berries, even if you’re a beginner.

3. Use Great and Ultra Balls

Like RazzBerries, Great and Ultra Balls in Pokemon Go are a true companion of every player. They have the power to hit the target more effectively and you can catch Pokemon Go regionals more easily using these balls. The cherry-on-top would be the additional bonus you’ll receive for using them.

For players who don’t know, throwing a great ball will give you twice the regular bonus whereas using Ultra Balls will generate 15x more bonus. So, if you have Great and Ultra Balls, don’t be shy to use them while catching a regional Pokemon.

4. Throw a Nanab Berry

A Nanab Berry is a pretty rare item in Pokemon Go, that comes with many benefits. Most importantly, a Nanab Berry will calm and slow down the Pokemon, which will make it easier for the players to catch it. Once you use Nanab Berry on a Pokemon, it’ll slow its movement and you’ll be able to catch it using a regular curveball.

Throw a Nanab Berry to catch regionals

5. Wait for Special Events

For any regional Pokemon, it’s important to travel to its location. But, you can even get these Pokemon in some special events. In the past, Niantic has made these exclusive Pokemon available for people during in-game events and other special events like Chicago Fest. So, if you don’t have any traveling plans around the corner, you can wait for these events and try your luck at that time.

Part 3: How to Trade for Reginals

Since regional Pokemon are quite rare, many players want to know if it’s possible to get them via Pokemon trading. The answer is yes, you can trade for regional Pokemon in the game. But, there are a few restrictions on trading these exclusive characters.

trade regionals pokemon go

First and foremost, you can only trade regional Pokemon via Special Trading, which will cost you a significant amount of Stardust. Although if you’re at a higher friendship level with the other person, the Stardust cost will reduce as well.

Secondly, you need to be at least the friendship level of “Good Friend” to trade regional Pokemon in the game. This means that you should be friends with the other person for more than a week to trade successfully.

Part 4: Secret Way to Catch as Many Regionals as You Want

Even though Pokemon GO Regionals are the most desirable characters in the game, it’s not possible for everyone to catch them. Why?

Because not everyone would have the time and resources to travel to a different city to catch a Pokemon. So, is there a way to catch these exclusive Pokemons without traveling to their dedicated locations?

The answer is Yes! You can use iMyFone AnyTo to collect regional Pokemon without leaving your home at all. It’s a location spoofing tool that’ll help you change your iOS and Android’s GPS location and set it to any location in the world. This way you’ll be able to swap your location with the target location of a regional Pokemon and collect it without any hassle.

Watch the video on how to fake GPS location in Pokemon Go

YouTube Video

Follow these steps to set a fake GPS location using iMyFone AnyTo to catch regional Pokemon.

Step 1: Install iMyFone AnyTo on your PC. Once installed, launch the software and click “Get Started” on its main screen.

open iMyFone AnyTo

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer. After a connection is established, you’ll be prompted to the map. Choose “Teleport Mode” from the top-right corner. Now, search for the location of the regional Pokemon by typing its place in the search bar. You can also find a location by pasting its GPS coordinates.

choose a target place

Step 3: The pointer will move to the target location. Click on the pointer and tap “Move” to set it as your current location. Once your device’s GPS location is changed, you’ll see a different map in Pokemon Go as well. At this point, you’ll simply have to find and catch the regional Pokemon!

change location in pokemon go

Part 5: Can you Hatch Regionals from Eggs?

How to use eggs to hatch Pokemon GO Regionals? This is one of the most common query users have regarding the regionals hatching with egg. The truth is you don’t need a region-specific egg to hatch a Pokemon Go Regional.

Many players in the game have hatched Pokemon like Mr.Mime, a Europe-specific Pokemon, using an Australian egg. The good part is that you don’t even have to wait for a special event for this. As long as you have eggs, you can use them to hatch regional Pokemon without any hassle.

Also read: How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Go without Walking

Apart from this, many players have even caught regional Pokemon in a completely random place. For instance, one of the players reported on Reddit that they caught Mr. Mime and 1 Kangaskhan using eggs inside the US. While you can call it a piece of sheer luck, there are many players who have caught regional Pokemon using eggs at random locations.


With Pokemon Go, Niantic has always focused on encouraging players to increase their physical activities. But with regionals, it’s quite clear that the gaming-giant also wants to make traveling more popular. So, if you’ve started to get bored by collecting all those regular creatures, it’s time to move one step ahead and start catching Pokemon Go regionals from different parts of the world.