I have heard that there are some Pokémon that are region specific. Could someone please clarify which Pokémon are region specific and in which regions that they can be found in?


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  • Farfetch’d > Asia
  • Kangaskhan > Australia
  • Mr. Mime > Europe
  • Tauros > North America(*)

region specific Pokemon

Several communities confirmed those (including The Silph Road), Niantic didn't.

(*) South America is likely to have Tauros as well. This has been posted on Reddit several times (Tauros apparently got caught in Brazil), but not enough to confirm this as true. Feel free to update this once there's proof. Until then this stands as Tauros is for North America only.

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    so the bufallo pokemon is in North America, the Clown Pokemon is in Europe, the Kangaroo pokemon is in Australia and the leek bird pokemon is in Asia? Sounds not stereotypical at all...
    – Nzall
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 14:08
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    Aw damn, I want a farfetch'd
    – Sidney
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 15:18
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    @Sidney From my understanding - you can still get all these pokemon from Eggs. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 15:36
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    I can confirm Tauros from North America (Canada). Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:10
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    I can confirm both Farfetch'd and Kangaskhan as wild catches in Asia (Japan) and Australia respectively. Also @Nzall Mr. Mime is not the "clown Pokémon" but is in fact as its name suggests, a mime Pokémon. Commented Jul 28, 2016 at 1:22

Reddit's r/TheSilphRoad subreddit has updated a regional map for Generation 2.

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This image shown here is constructed from this link, supplemented with images from Bulbapedia. The link includes some details about these boundaries, which I will add below.

Generation 1


Covers all major Canadian cities, no further North than Calgary, somewhere between 51˚ and 52°N, but the North East section might be a little more unclear. South as far as 29˚N. Heracross starts where it stops

Mr. Mime

Reported as far North as 61˚, does not cover all of Norway. Not found in Gibraltar but in Northern Tunisia. Found in Sicily but not Malta. As far West as the Azores. South Eastern border a little more unclear but as far East into Russia as Kazan


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.


Covers Australia, including Tasmania, as well as Papua New Guinea.

Generation 2


No higher than 31˚N and not found more than 300km inland, southern limit still disputed. 26˚S in Australia, Chile, Madagascar and Mauritius, but lower in Brazil. Confirmed in Nairobi most likely due to Lake Victoria being such a large body of water.


Starts at 29˚N and covers the Caribbean, Central and South Americas. Most likely reaches all the way to the Southern tips of Argentina and Chile.

Note that an alternate map slightly adjusts the borders, with it being notable that Corsola do not exist very far inland. The Tauros border also extends farther north into Canada, although not completely covering it. Farfetch'd also covers more parts of China.

Credit to u/oktimeforplanb post on r/silphroad (With their image at that link).

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    One thing to point out is that this totally leaves out Canada; we're part of North America, and we also get Tauros. Quite a few, in fact.
    – Frank
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 0:27
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    @Frank, The second map I linked suggests the Tauros region extends farther into Canada, slightly past Calgary or Regina
    – Angzuril
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 0:29
  • The second map looks much more precise. Can you replace the map images?
    – Jerry
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 12:30
  • @Jerry Map has been replaced
    – Angzuril
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 14:55

I have caught several wild Tauros in California. Someone also told me that her husband hatched a Kangaskhan from an egg here in the US.

  • This is a new answer to a question with an already accepted answer. What does you answer add that the accepted answer does not?
    – JAL
    Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 1:21
  • @JAL - the OP is showing evidence that the Pokemon are not in fact region-specific.
    – user101016
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 13:00

I have just disproved this theory that there are regional Pokémon! Mr Mime does in fact spawn in the US! I have recently found him in my home state of NJ. So this leads me to believe that the others spawn within the US as well.

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    Do you have proof of this?
    – user11502
    Commented Sep 12, 2016 at 6:26
  • @Ash - I think the OP is using personal experience - I have recently found him in my home state of NJ.
    – user101016
    Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 12:58

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