Pokemon Go Region Exclusive Swap Later This Month?

Time has passed since Niantic did the last regional swap, but it seems like they have something up their sleeve. According to their official newsletter, it looks like a region swap is coming later this month.

They did not reveal which Pokemon will swap regions, but they said:

We’ve heard reports of a migration pattern that could affect the appearance of Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region…Perhaps we’ll know more later this month.

The likeliest pairs to get swapped are Solrock and Lunatone, Illumise and Volbeat and Seviper and Zangoose.

Traditionally, one member of the pair that will get swapped, will appear in North America, South America, and Africa, while the other one will appear in Europe, Asia and Australia. Every pair that was mentioned above was swapped, excluding Illumise and Volbeat. Our guess is that these two Pokemon could be the next Regional Pairs.

There are other Region Exclusive Pokemon that are locked to more selected regions. These Pokemon are:

  • Relicanth (locked to select Pacific islands)
  • Torkoal (Indian and western Asia)
  • Tropius (Africa, Middle East)

For last, check out the list of all Region Exclusive Pokemon in the game and where to catch ’em below.

  • Pachirisu – Alaska, Canada and Russia
  • Chatot – Southern Hemisphere
  • Carnivine – Southeast of the US
  • Tropius – Africa, Middle East
  • Volbeat and Illumise – Americas and Africa/Europe, Asia and Oceanis regions
  • Lunatone and Solrock – Europe, Asia and Australia/ NA, SA and Africa
  • Torkoal – South, Southwest and Southeast Asia, UAE, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Singapore and Northern Indonesia
  • Seviper and Zangoose – NA, SA and Africa/Europe, Asia and Australia
  • Relicanth – New Zealand Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia
  • Heracross – Caribbean, Central and South Americas. Most likely reaches all the way to the Southern tips of Argentina and Chile.
  • Corsola – Tropical areas
  • Kangaskhan – Australia, including Tasmania, as well as Papa New Guinea.
  • Tauros – Covers all major Canadian cities, no further North than Calgary, but the North East section might be a little more unclear. Heracross starts where it stops
  • Farfetch’d – All of Japan, South Korea, and reports of Vladivostok and Eastern Russia as well as areas of Northern China. Covers all of Taiwan. Covers all of Hong Kong and any areas of China South of there.
  • Mr.Mime – Europe
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Dejan Kacurov

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

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