Since Pokemon Go launched summer of last year, there is a total of four regional exclusive Pokemon introduced by Niantic. These Pokemon are Farfetch'd, Mr. Mime, Kangaskhan and Tauros, which are only accessible in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America respectively. Meanwhile, the company introduced the Gen 2 patch which brings a ton of new Pokemon in the game. Before the update, players expect a new set of region-locked Pokemon arriving in Pokemon Go anytime soon.
For the benefit of those new players, here is a quick refresh regarding region-locked Pokemon. These Pokemons are available in a particular area. For instance, Tauros would not spawn in Asia since it is only exclusive in North America. The same situation applies to other region-locked Pokemon as well.
According to the report from Otakukart, there are lots of rumors surfacing online regarding the gen 2 region-locked Pokemon. Based on the report there are currently two known region exclusives in the new patch, with one leaked last week. The new region-locked Pokemon are identified as Heracross and Corsola.
As previously reported, Heracross is the regional exclusive for South America. However, there are reported sightings of this Bug and Fighting Pokemon in some parts of North America. On the other hand, Corsola is a bit unique among other regional exclusives. To catch this Pokemon, players are required to be close to the Earth's equator.
Based on several studies, it shows that the Pokemon spawns between 31N and 26S latitudes. As a result, it makes Corsola a tropical region Pokemon.
Meanwhile, it is expected that the list of regional exclusives in generation 2 patch will continue to grow. Currently, players continue to gather additional information about this regional-locked species. Furthermore, the idea of having region-locked is great since it will give players a reason to trade.
On other news, an exclusive Party Hat Pikachu is coming to the game prior to the Pokemon franchise's anniversary celebration. The said Party Hat Pikachu will be available in the wild starting February 26 until March 6, 2017.