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Regional variants is a concept introduced in Generation VII. Some species of Pokémon have migrated to other regions a long time ago from their region of origin; this has caused them to change their appearance and their type due to the change of environment. These Pokémon with different appearances and types, however, only live in the region they migrated to.

Forms

Alolan Forms

These Pokémon with special forms are exclusive to Alola, consist only from Generation I.

Kantonian Form Alolan Form
019Rattata Pokémon HOME
Rattata
Normal
Ability: Run Away or Guts

Hidden Ability: Hustle

019Rattata Alola Pokémon HOME
Rattata
DarkNormal
Ability: Gluttony or Hustle

Hidden Ability: Thick Fat

020Raticate Pokémon HOME
Raticate
Normal
Ability: Run Away or Guts

Hidden Ability: Hustle

020Raticate Alola Pokémon HOME
Raticate
DarkNormal
Ability: Gluttony or Hustle

Hidden Ability: Thick Fat

026Raichu Pokémon HOME
Raichu
Electric
Ability: Static

Hidden Ability: Lightningrod

026Raichu Alola Pokémon HOME
Raichu
ElectricPsychic
Ability: Surge Surfer
027Sandshrew Pokémon HOME
Sandshrew
Ground
Ability: Sand Veil

Hidden Ability: Sand Rush

027Sandshrew Alola Pokémon HOME
Sandshrew
IceSteel
Ability: Snow Cloak

Hidden Ability: Slush Rush

028Sandslash Pokémon HOME
Sandslash
Ground
Ability: Sand Veil

Hidden Ability: Sand Rush

028Sandslash Alola Pokémon HOME
Sandslash
IceSteel
Ability: Snow Cloak

Hidden Ability: Slush Rush

037Vulpix Pokémon HOME
Vulpix
Fire
Ability: Flash Fire

Hidden Ability: Drought

037Vulpix Alola Pokémon HOME
Vulpix
Ice
Ability: Snow Cloak

Hidden Ability: Snow Warning

038Ninetales Pokémon HOME
Ninetales
Fire
Ability: Flash Fire

Hidden Ability: Drought

038Ninetales Alola Pokémon HOME
Ninetales
IceFairy
Ability: Snow Cloak

Hidden Ability: Snow Warning

050Diglett Pokémon HOME
Diglett
Ground
Ability: Sand Veil or Arena Trap

Hidden Ability: Sand Force

050Diglett Alola Pokémon HOME
Diglett
GroundSteel
Ability: Sand Veil or Tangling Hair

Hidden Ability: Sand Force

051Dugtrio Pokémon HOME
Dugtrio
Ground
Ability: Sand Veil or Arena Trap

Hidden Ability: Sand Force

051Dugtrio Alola Pokémon HOME
Dugtrio
GroundSteel
Ability: Sand Veil or Tangling Hair

Hidden Ability: Sand Force

052Meowth Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Normal
Ability: Pickup or Technician

Hidden Ability: Unnerve

052Meowth Alola Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Dark
Ability: Pickup or Technician

Hidden Ability: Rattled

053Persian Pokémon HOME
Persian
Normal
Ability: Limber or Technician

Hidden Ability: Unnerve

053Persian Alola Pokémon HOME
Persian
Dark
Ability: Fur Coat or Technician

Hidden Ability: Rattled

074Geodude Pokémon HOME
Geodude
RockGround
Ability: Rock Head or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Sand Veil

074Geodude Alola Pokémon HOME
Geodude
RockElectric
Ability: Magnet Pull or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Galvanize

075Graveler Pokémon HOME
Graveler
RockGround
Ability: Rock Head or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Sand Veil

075Graveler Alola Pokémon HOME
Graveler
RockElectric
Ability: Magnet Pull or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Galvanize

076Golem Pokémon HOME
Golem
RockGround
Ability: Rock Head or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Sand Veil

076Golem Alola Pokémon HOME
Golem
RockElectric
Ability: Magnet Pull or Sturdy

Hidden Ability: Galvanize

088Grimer Pokémon HOME
Grimer
Poison
Ability: Stench or Sticky Hold

Hidden Ability: Poison Touch

088Grimer Alola Pokémon HOME
Grimer
PoisonDark
Ability: Poison Touch or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Power of Alchemy

089Muk Pokémon HOME
Muk
Poison
Ability: Stench or Sticky Hold

Hidden Ability: Poison Touch

089Muk Alola Pokémon HOME
Muk
PoisonDark
Ability: Poison Touch or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Power of Alchemy

103Exeggutor Pokémon HOME
Exeggutor
GrassPsychic
Ability: Chlorophyll

Hidden Ability: Harvest

103Exeggutor Alola Pokémon HOME
Exeggutor
GrassDragon
Ability: Frisk

Hidden Ability: Harvest

105Marowak Pokémon HOME
Marowak
Ground
Ability: Rock Head or Lightningrod

Hidden Ability: Battle Armor

105Marowak Alola Pokémon HOME
Marowak
FireGhost
Ability: Cursed Body or Lightning Rod

Hidden Ability: Rock Head

Galarian Forms

These Pokémon with special forms are exclusive to Galar, which consist not only from Generation I, but from beyond the said generation. They are widely known for having exclusively evolved forms for the said region's regional variant Pokémon.

Kantonian and Others Form Galarian Form
Pokémon Sword and Shield 1.0
052Meowth Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Normal
Ability: Pickup or Technician

Hidden Ability: Unnerve

052Meowth Galarian Pokémon HOME
Meowth
Steel
Ability: Pickup or Tough Claws

Hidden Ability: Unnerve

053Persian Pokémon HOME
Persian
Normal
Ability: Limber or Technician

Hidden Ability: Unnerve

863Perrserker Pokémon HOME
Perrserker
Steel
Ability: Battle Armor or Tough Claws

Hidden Ability: Steely Spirit

077Ponyta Pokémon HOME
Ponyta
Fire
Ability: Run Away or Flash Fire

Hidden Ability: Flame Body

077Ponyta Galarian Pokémon HOME
Ponyta
Psychic
Ability: Run Away or Pastel Veil

Hidden Ability: Anticipation

078Rapidash Pokémon HOME
Rapidash
Fire
Ability: Run Away or Flash Fire

Hidden Ability: Flame Body

078Rapidash Galarian Pokémon HOME
Rapidash
PsychicFairy
Ability: Run Away or Pastel Veil

Hidden Ability: Anticipation

083Farfetch'd Pokémon HOME
Farfetch'd
NormalFlying
Ability: Keen Eye or Inner Focus

Hidden Ability: Defiant

083Farfetch'd Galarian Pokémon HOME
Farfetch'd
Fighting
Ability: Steadfast

Hidden Ability: Scrappy

865Sirfetch'd Pokémon HOME
Sirfetch'd
Fighting
Ability: Steadfast

Hidden Ability: Scrappy

110Weezing Pokémon HOME
Weezing
Poison
Ability: Levitate or Neutralizing Gas

Hidden Ability: Stench

110Weezing Galarian Pokémon HOME
Weezing
PoisonFairy
Ability: Levitate or Neutralizing Gas

Hidden Ability: Misty Surge

122Mr Mime Pokémon HOME
Mr. Mime
PsychicFairy
Ability: Soundproof or Filter

Hidden Ability: Technician

122Mr Mime Galarian Pokémon HOME
Mr. Mime
IcePsychic
Ability: Vital Spirit or Screen Cleaner

Hidden Ability: Ice Body

866Mr Rime Pokémon HOME
Mr. Rime
IcePsychic
Ability: Tangled Feet or Screen Cleaner

Hidden Ability: Ice Body

222Corsola Pokémon HOME
Corsola
WaterRock
Ability: Hustle or Natural Cure

Hidden Ability: Regenerator

222Corsola Galarian Pokémon HOME
Corsola
Ghost
Ability: Weak Armor

Hidden Ability: Cursed Body

864Cursola Pokémon HOME
Cursola
Ghost
Ability: Weak Armor

Hidden Ability: Perish Body

263Zigzagoon Pokémon HOME
Zigzagoon
Normal
Ability: Pickup or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Quick Feet

263Zigzagoon Galarian Pokémon HOME
Zigzagoon
DarkNormal
Ability: Pickup or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Quick Feet

264Linoone Pokémon HOME
Linoone
Normal
Ability: Pickup or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Quick Feet

264Linoone Galarian Pokémon HOME
Linoone
DarkNormal
Ability: Pickup or Gluttony

Hidden Ability: Quick Feet

862Obstagoon Pokémon HOME
Obstagoon
DarkNormal
Ability: Reckless or Guts

Hidden Ability: Defiant

554Darumaka Pokémon HOME
Darumaka
Fire
Ability: Hustle

Hidden Ability: Inner Focus

554Darumaka Galarian Pokémon HOME
Darumaka
Ice
Ability: Hustle

Hidden Ability: Inner Focus

555Darmanitan Standard Mode Pokémon HOME
Darmanitan
(Standard mode)
Fire
Ability: Sheer Force 555Darmanitan Galarian Standard Mode Pokémon HOME
Darmanitan
(Standard mode)
Ice
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
555Darmanitan Zen Mode Pokémon HOME
Darmanitan
(Zen mode)
FirePsychic
Hidden Ability: Zen Mode 555Darmanitan Galarian Zen Mode Pokémon HOME
Darmanitan
(Zen mode)
IceFire
Hidden Ability: Zen Mode
562Yamask Pokémon HOME
Yamask
Ghost
Ability: Mummy 562Yamask Galarian Pokémon HOME
Yamask
GroundGhost
Ability: Wandering Spirit
563Cofagrigus Pokémon HOME
Cofagrigus
Ghost
Ability: Mummy
867Runerigus Pokémon HOME
Runerigus
GroundGhost
Ability: Wandering Spirit
618Stunfisk Pokémon HOME
Stunfisk
GroundElectric
Ability: Static or Limber

Hidden Ability: Sand Veil

618Stunfisk Galarian Pokémon HOME
Stunfisk
GroundSteel
Ability: Mimicry
Pokémon Sword and Shield 1.1.0
079Slowpoke Pokémon HOME
Slowpoke
WaterPsychic
Ability: Oblivious or Own Tempo

Hidden Ability: Regenerator

079Slowpoke Galarian Pokémon HOME
Slowpoke
Psychic
Ability: Gluttony or Own Tempo

Hidden Ability: Regenerator

080Slowbro Pokémon HOME

Slowbro
WaterPsychic
Ability: Oblivious, Own Tempo

Hidden Ability: Regenerator

080Slowbro Galarian Pokémon HOME

Slowbro
PoisonPsychic
Ability: Quick Draw

Hidden Ability: Regenerator

144Articuno Pokémon HOME
Articuno
IceFlying
Ability: Pressure or Snow Cloak

Hidden Ability:

144AArticuno
Articuno
PsychicFlying
Ability: Competitive

Hidden Ability:

145Zapdos Pokémon HOME
Zapdos
ElectricFlying
Ability: Pressure or Lightning Rod

Hidden Ability:

145AZapdos
Zapdos
FightingFlying
Ability: Defiant

Hidden Ability:

146Moltres Pokémon HOME
Moltres
FireFlying
Ability: Pressure or Flame Body

Hidden Ability:

146AMoltres
Moltres
DarkFlying
Ability: Berserk

Hidden Ability:

Trivia

  • Before the concept of Regional Variants, the anime had Pokémon from the Orange Islands that look different than their normal forms.
  • Some Pokémon, though not Regional Variants, have different forms depending on which region or location they live in. Some examples of these Pokémon are Arbok who changes its hood design, Mantyke who changes its back pattern, and Vivillon who changes its wing design.
  • Unlike their normal form counterparts, regional variants don't have gender differences.
  • Meowth is the only Pokémon to have two Regional Variants.
  • Slowpoke is the only Pokémon to lose a type upon becoming a Regional Variant and not gain another to replace it.
  • Slowbro is the only Pokémon who can Mega Evolve and has a Regional Variant.
  • As Generation VII consists only of regional variant counterparts of Generation I Pokémon, Generation VIII’s regional variant counterparts of previous Pokémon expands to beyond Generation I, the first one being the Zigzagoon line from Generation III.
    • Additionally, Generation VIII marks the first time for certain Pokémon’s regional variants to have exclusive evolved forms than their normal counterparts. Obstagoon of Galarian Zigzagoon Evolution Line is the first example.
  • So far, there are no Bug or Water-type regional variants.
  • The Dark-type and Ice-type are tied for the most regional variants, both having 8.
    • In contrast to this, the Grass-type and Fighting-type are tied for the least regional variants, both having 1.
  • Some regional variants are stated to be the original form of a Pokémon. For instance, Exeggutor are stated to have originated in Alola and Zigzagoon are stated to have originated in Galar.
  • In Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, when a Pokémon evolves into a Regional Variant, the background is green instead of blue. When an Egg hatched into a Regional Variant, the background is blue instead of yellow.
  • Exeggutor was the first Alolan Form Pokémon ever created.
    • In fact, Game Freak loved it and it even inspired them to create all the other Alolan Forms.
    • This also paved way for the concept of Galarian Forms in Pokémon Sword & Shield.
  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are the only Legendary Pokémon to have Regional Variants so far.

Gallery

Anime

Kantonian


Johtonian


Hoennian


Unovan


Alolan


Galarian

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