Here Are All The New Unova Pokémon In ‘Pokémon GO’, Wild, Eggs, Raids And Regional

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It’s been a good long while since we’ve had a full wave of new Pokémon in Pokémon GO, but it’s a new year, and that means it’s time to catch new Pokémon. Niantic just dropped a whole bunch of new Gen 5 Unova creatures into the game, along with some interesting new mechanics. Trade evolution is now a thing, long a part of the mainline series but not implemented into GO until now. That means that in certain cases, trading a Pokémon will negate its candy cost for evolution.

There are a couple of new creatures that take advantage of the new trade evolution mechanic. In the case of three-tier evolution, it’s the second to third tier evolution that takes advantage of trading. Those are:

  • Gigalith, Boldore, Roggenrola
  • Timburr, Gurdurr, Conkeldurr
  • Karrablast, Escavalier
  • Shelmet, Accelgor

In addition, there are a bunch of other creatures currently appearing in the game. And here they are, with credit to the Pokemon GO blog:


Pokémon appearing in the wild: Roggenrola, Tympole, Dwebble, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, Shelmet, and more.

Pokémon hatching from Eggs:

  • 2 km Eggs: Venipede and Dwebble
  • 5 km Eggs: Roggenrola, Tympole, Trubbish, Karrablast, Joltik, and Shelmet
  • 10 km Eggs: Timburr, Tirtouga, Archen, and Axew

Pokémon appearing in raids: Timburr will also be available in one-star raids.

Pokémon appearing in the wild in certain parts of the world:

  • North America, South America, and Africa: Throh (also available in 10 km Eggs)
  • Europe, Asia, and Australia: Sawk (also available in 10 km Eggs)
  • Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America: Maractus
  • Egypt and Greece: Sigilyph
  • Eastern hemisphere: Red-Striped Form Basculin
  • Western hemisphere: Blue-Striped Form Basculin

I’m particularly interested in some of those regionals. Some of them are a new mechanic: available widely in certain areas, but available everywhere from 10km eggs. Eggs are one of Niantic’s best monetization angles, so this isn’t a shocking approach. Sigilyph, however, has one of the most narrow spawning ranges this side of Relicanth, and is sure to become one of the most sought after creatures in the game, especially outside of the Mediterranean.

Time to get out and hunt. There is no time in this game quite like when you can see a silhouette and go for it, so savor it.

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