With over 22 million players in the United States, Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. And with this storm has come much confusion, as trainers come to terms with how the game works and how they can train and locate the very best Pokemon.
And that’s partly because the distribution of Pokemon varies. Each trainer comes with a unique environment, like their city, town, or village differs in the Pokemon they can expect to encounter. Villages with lakes are more likely to display water-based Pokemon, for example.
But it’s also rare Pokemon, too, that trainers really wish to acquire as those Pokemon that are not only difficult to find, but also those Pokemon with the strangest, strongest moves. Here, we go through the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go and how you can find them.
There are 151 Pokemon available to catch in Pokemon Go, though not all of these Pokemon can be captured in the same way. Some Pokemon, such as Ditto, are much more difficult to acquire, and nobody really knows how to capture this Pokemon in any real sense.
But what is Ditto and what moves can you expect to find?
All Pokemon belong to a particular type, with Ditto belonging to the ‘normal’ type of Pokemon. Unlike many other Pokemon, Ditto does not have a subsequent evolutionary stage so it’s either Ditto or nothing. Or is it?
Though Ditto is not particularly powerful of its own accord, it does have the ability, at least in former Pokemon games, to transform into another Pokemon. It achieves this by morphing its somewhat blobby appearance into the opponent’s Pokemon.
This is Ditto’s raison d’etre, its very reason for existing.
It’s a rare Pokemon that relies on transforming itself into rival Pokemon. Though, as a Pokemon in its own right, Ditto does come with standard, normal moves. Though these moves are not effective against rock and steel Pokemon.
Nobody yet knows how to acquire Ditto in Pokemon Go. No details have yet been released by the manufacturers and nor has any player found the Pokemon. The search continues!
Mew and Mewtwo
But who are Mew and Mewtwo, and is it even possible to catch them in Pokemon Go?
Mewtwo was created as a scientific experiment. After years of arduous genetic mutations on Mew, Mewtwo was created. The sole purpose of Mewtwo is to destroy its enemies, a powerful force that stops at nothing to eliminate its opponents.
Mewtwo is classified as Pokemon #150, whereas Mew is considered the last Pokemon, #151. Mew, like its predecessor Mewtwo, has no evolutionary stage. Both Mew and Mewtwo are, in other words, at their only and final evolutionary stage.
One of the novel abilities of Mew is its ability to learn and acquire any other Pokemon move. No matter how powerful, no matter what type, Mew has the capacity to learn any move. This versatility can render Mew to be an extremely useful and potent Pokemon.
But while Mew and Mewtwo are considered legendary Pokemon, they’re not the only members of this distinguished class. There have both not been found in the game yet.
The Legendary Birds
Unlike Mew and Mewtwo, which have always been quite challenging to find, the legendary birds have always proved that much more accessible. However, as of yet, the legendary birds have proved somewhat elusive in Pokemon Go.
So who are the legendary birds, and what do they bring to the Pokemon table?
The legendary birds include Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres. These three powerful, elemental birds have the capacity to unleash some extraordinary moves. Zapdos, as the name might suggest, is an electrical bird with no further evolutionary form (as with the other legendary birds).
Articuno is the ice-based equivalent of Zapdos, a flying Pokemon that has the capacity to release a powerful blizzard at a moment’s notice. Articuno is Pokemon #144, whereas Zapdos is Pokemon #145 and, our last legendary bird, Moltres, is Pokemon #146.
Moltres is a fire-based equivalent of Zapdos and Articuno, a bird with flamed wings and a famously blazed mane. It’s known for its moves ember and flamethrower, moves which can engulf grass-based Pokemon such as Bulbasaur and bug-based Pokemon such as Venonat.
As elemental Pokemon, the legendary birds, though powerful also have their weaknesses. The electrical moves of Zapdos are ineffective against rock Pokemon, whereas Articuno, as an ice-based Pokemon, is weak against fire-based Pokemon like Charizard.
Though not legendary, there are other rare Pokemon in Pokemon Go that have proved increasingly elusive Pokemon we explore in the next section.
Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Farfetch’D
In the final section of our rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go, we take a look at three unique beings. They may not be the most powerful Pokemon in the game, but each of the following Pokemon are fascinating in their own right.
Current evidence suggests that these Pokemon are region-bound. In other words, it is believed that Kangaskhan, a kangaroo-looking Pokemon that can only be found in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Mime, a humanoid-designed Pokemon, is available in Europe.
It’s also believed that Farfetch’d, that somewhat unusual if not so powerful bird, can only be caught in Asia. In summary, this means that these Pokemon can only be caught by either travelling the world or by acquiring an egg that contains those rare Pokemon.
Hatching eggs is, therefore, the most convenient option to acquire these rare Pokemon. Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, and Farfetch’D (along with other rare Pokemon, such as Tauros which is isolated to North America), may be acquired from 5km or 10km eggs.
It might be worthwhile increasing your experience level as this is known to increase the probability of acquiring rare Pokemon from eggs. With enough effort, time, and experience, you’re sure to lodge these rare Pokemon into your Pokedex sometime soon!