A new whole new group of pokemon was recently added into Pokemon GO. It’s not the Gen IV pokemon that many were hoping for, but it’s still pretty great nonetheless. These new pokemon are the Alola forms first debuted in Pokemon Sun and Moon. They’re essentially island-themed variants on generation 1 Kanto pokemon. Theres a handful to contend with, and a few ways to get them, so we’ve put together this Pokemon GO Alolan Pokemon Guide to bring you all the info. We’ll lead you through what the differences between regular and Alolan Pokemon are, how to get Alolan Geodude and Alolan Diglett, and more.
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Pokemon GO Alolan Form Pokemon Differences
Alolan Forms work a little differently in Pokemon GO to how they did in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Primarily, they operate in the same way forms do for pokemon like Castform, swapping out the regular appearance for an alternate, island-themed version. Alolan Forms take up a section of the Pokedex in the same way Shinies do, in that they are offered up as tabs on existing pokemon entries, and are not given separate entries themselves.
Alolan Forms in Pokemon GO work the same as the base pokemon they are modelled after, and do not possess any bonuses or stat changes.
Every Alolan Form Pokemon in Pokemon Go and How to Get Each One
There are currently only a handful of Alolan Forms available in Pokemon GO, each with its own way of acquiring it. We’ve pulled together a list of all the Alolan Pokemon you can get in Pokemon GO, and have included explanations as to how to get them.
- Alolan Exeggutor – This pokemon was the first Alolan form introduced into Pokemon GO. It was first added at the same time Let’s GO Pikachu and Eevee were announced, and was offered as a standard common encounter for a limited time. Now, it’s included as a Rare encounter in Pokemon GO.
- Alolan Vulpix – Random Hatching of 7km Eggs
- Alolan Ninetails – Random chance to obtain when evolving Vulpix, or from hatching an Egg
- Alolan Grimer – Random chance to receive from hatching 7km Egg
- Alolan Muk – Obtained by evolving Grimer or through Egg Hatching
- Alolan Meowth – Can be obtained from Hatching 7 or 10km Eggs
- Alolan Persian – Evolve Meowth for a rare chance of getting Alolan Persian. Can also be hatched from 10km Eggs
- Alolan Sandshrew – Hatched from 7km Eggs
- Alolan Sandslash – Can get from evolving Sandshrew, rare chance.
- Alolan Rattata – Has been spotted in the wild
- Alolan Ratticate – Evolve Rattata
- Alolan Geodude – Rare Encounter from July 14
- Alolan Graveler – Evolution from Geodude
- Alolan Golem – Evolution from Graveler
- Alolan Diglett – Rare Encounter from July 14
- Alolan Dugtrio – Evolution from Diglett
How to Get Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude in Pokemon GO
After the core list of Alolan Pokemon was introduced into Pokemon GO Recently, two additional Pokemon GO Alolan Forms are soon to be added; Geodude and Diglett. These two Alolan Forms will be added into the wild on July 14 and 15 to celebrate Pokemon GO Fest, and can be found while out exploring. Through evolution, Alolan Graveler, Golem and Dugtrio are also available in Pokemon GO.
Alolan Cubone, Alolan Raichu, Alolan Marowak and Other Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon GO
We’ve still yet to see the full roster of Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon GO. The most notable omissions thus far are Alolan Raichu and Alolan Cubone. These will likely be added in the near future, so stay tuned for further updates.
Pokemon GO Alolan Black Rattata and Black Ratticate
Despite no official announcement from Niantic, players have started to spot Black Rattata in the wild. This is the Alolan Form of Rattata first introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon, it can be evolved into a Black Ratticate.
That’s everything you need to know about Alolan Forms in Pokemon GO. It’s worth mentioning that Alolan forms will be available as bonuses for trading Pokemon as part of the new update. Head over to our Pokemon GO Trading Guide for more info, and stay tuned for more info on when you can expect more Alolan Forms in Pokemon GO.
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