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A Complete Pokedex (January 2024)

New Pokemon are added to Pokemon GO all the time. With the frequent additions of more Pokemon, regionals, time-limited encounters, and more, it can be difficult to know how many total Pokemon there are in the Pokedex, let alone complete it.



The number that represents a complete Pokedex is not necessarily achievable depending on a number of factors: When did you start playing? Where in the world do you live? Do you manage to finish Special Research stories?

Let’s take a look at how many Pokemon are available in Pokemon GO, which ones might represent gaps in different players’ Pokedexes, and everything else related to the gargantuan task of catching ’em all in Pokemon GO.


A Complete Pokedex, With Regionals, Legendaries, Mythicals, and Currently Unobtainable Pokemon

Ash's Pokedex Journeys Pokemon Anime

Anyone who has managed to obtain every regional (by traveling, trading, or any other means), every Mythical Pokemon, every Legendary, and all the Pokemon that are locked behind events, quests, seasons, or anything else, will have 837 Pokemon listed as “caught” in their Pokedex.

The most recent Pokemon added to the game are:

  • Annihilape #979 on January 19
  • Wyrdeer #899 on December 23
  • Cetitan #974 and Cetoddle #975 on December 18
  • Tadbulb #938 and Bellibolt #939 on November 7
  • Clodsire #980 on November 5
  • Greavard #971 and Houndstone #972 on October 19
  • Smoliv #928, Dolliv #929, and Arboliva #930 on October 12

In the entire National Pokedex of the main series, starting with Bulbasaur in Generation I on to the end of Generation VIII, Enamorus, there were 905 Pokemon in total. With the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, and their two rounds of DLC, that number is now 1,025. The final Pokemon, currently, in confirmed National Dex order, is Pecharunt #1,025.

Which Pokemon from Each Generation are Missing from Pokemon GO?

This table shows a breakdown of the Pokemon available by generation, with the columns on the right specifically outlining which Pokemon from those generations are not yet available. Note: you may need to scroll left and right to see the full table, especially on mobile.

Region/Generation

Available

Not Released

Kanto (Gen I)

151/151

None

Johto (Gen II)

100/100

None

Hoenn (Gen III)

135/135

None

Sinnoh (Gen IV)

104/107

  • #489 – Phione
  • #490 – Manaphy
  • #493 – Arceus

Unova (Gen V)

156/156

None

Kalos (Gen VI)

68/72

  • #679 – Honedge
  • #680 – Doublade
  • #681 – Aegislash
  • #721 – Volcanion

Alola (Gen VII)

68/86

  • #746 – Wishiwashi
  • #749 – Mudbray
  • #750 – Mudsdale
  • #771 – Pyukumuku
  • #772 – Type: Null
  • #773 – Silvally
  • #774 – Minior
  • #778 – Mimikyu
  • #780 – Drampa
  • #781 – Dhelmise
  • #800 – Necrozma
  • #801 – Magearna
  • #802 – Marshadow
  • #803 – Poipole
  • #804 – Naganadel
  • #805 – Stakataka
  • #806 – Blacephalon
  • #807 – Zeraora

Unknown (Meltan and Melmetal)

2/2

None

Galar (Gen VIII)

15/89

  • #810 – Grookey
  • #811 – Thwackey
  • #812 – Rillaboom
  • #813 – Scorbunny
  • #814 – Raboot
  • #815 – Cinderace
  • #816 – Sobble
  • #817 – Drizzile
  • #818 – Inteleon
  • #821 – Rookidee
  • #821 – Rookidee
  • #822 – Corvisquire
  • #823 – Corviknight
  • #824 – Blipbug
  • #825 – Dottler
  • #826 – Orbeetle
  • #827 – Nickit
  • #828 – Thievul
  • #829 – Gossifleur
  • #830 – Eldegoss
  • #833 – Chewtle
  • #834 – Drednaw
  • #835 – Yamper
  • #836 – Boltund
  • #837 – Rolycoly
  • #838 – Carkol
  • #839 – Coalossal
  • #840 – Applin
  • #841 – Flapple
  • #842 – Appletun
  • #843 – Silicobra
  • #844 – Sandaconda
  • #845 – Cramorant
  • #846 – Arrokuda
  • #847 – Barraskewda
  • #848 – Toxel
  • #849 – Toxtricity
  • #850 – Sizzlipede
  • #851 – Centiskorch
  • #852 – Clobbopus
  • #853 – Grapploct
  • #854 – Sinistea
  • #855 – Polteageist
  • #856 – Hatenna
  • #857 – Hattrem
  • #858 – Hatterene
  • #859 – Impidimp
  • #860 – Morgrem
  • #861 – Grimmsnarl
  • #864 – Cursola
  • #868 – Milcery
  • #869 – Alcremie
  • #871 – Pincurchin
  • #872 – Snom
  • #873 – Frosmoth
  • #874 – Stonjourner
  • #875 – Eiscue
  • #876 – Indeedee
  • #877 – Morpeko
  • #878 – Cufant
  • #879 – Copperajah
  • #880 – Dracozolt
  • #881 – Arctozolt
  • #882 – Dracovish
  • #883 – Arctovish
  • #884 – Duraludon
  • #885 – Dreepy
  • #886 – Drakloak
  • #887 – Dragapult
  • #890 – Eternatus
  • #891 – Kubfu
  • #892 – Urshifu
  • #896 – Glastrier
  • #897 – Spectrier
  • #898 – Calyrex

Hisui

5/7

  • #902 – Basculegion
  • #905 – Enamorus

Paldea (Gen IX)

33/119

We won’t list them all here, since only a handful are available. Instead, we’ll list which are available:

  • #906 – Sprigatito
  • #907 – Floragato
  • #908 – Meowscarada
  • #909 – Fuecoco
  • #910 – Crocalor
  • #911 – Skeledirge
  • #912 – Quaxly
  • #913 – Quaxwell
  • #914 – Quaquaval
  • #915 – Lechonk
  • #916 – Oinkologne
  • #919 – Nymble
  • #920 – Lokix
  • #921 – Pawmi
  • #922 – Pawmo
  • #923 – Pawmot
  • #928 – Smoliv
  • #929 – Dolliv
  • #938 – Tadbulb
  • #939 – Bellibolt
  • #930 – Arboliva
  • #962 – Bombirdier
  • #971 – Greavard
  • #972 – Houndstone
  • #974 – Cetoddle
  • #975 – Cetitan
  • #979 – Annihilape
  • #980 – Clodsire
  • #996 – Frigibax
  • #997 – Arctibax
  • #998 – Baxcalibur
  • #999 – Gimmighoul
  • #1,000 – Gholdengo

Total

837/1,025

Percentage available: ~81.66%

Which Pokemon You Might Be Missing

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If you’re looking at that total and your Pokedex has a lower number, you might be wondering which Pokemon you’re missing. There may be standard Pokemon that you might not have obtained yet, like difficult evolutions or rare spawns. However, there are some categories of Pokemon that are fairly difficult or even nearly impossible to obtain through normal means day to day.

Let’s take a look at some Pokemon that are commonly missing for most people.

How Many Regionals are there in Pokemon GO?

The most obvious explanation for gaps in the average player’s Pokedex is the region-lock mechanic. There is a whole host of Pokemon that will only spawn in certain parts of the world. These are called regional Pokemon and they can only be obtained in these ways:

  • Travel to the location and hope one spawns
  • Trade with another player
  • Participate in special events in which regionals spawn outside of their zones
  • Wait for the regional Pokemon to switch locations

Initially, there were only four regional Pokemon: Mr. Mime, Farfetch’d, Tauros, and Kangaskhan. Over the years, though, many more have been added. For a full breakdown of them all, as well as where to find them, check out our list (complete with maps and everything!):

Pokemon GO: Every Regional Pokemon And Where To Catch Them

Depending on where you live in the world, how many you have access to will be different. For example, people in New York City should have access to both Bouffalant and Tauros, while people in Toronto can access Tauros but not Bouffalant. Some places are super lucky and can access several regionals, while others have way fewer, unfortunately.

In total, there are 36 regional Pokemon that can spawn in the wild or Raids, plus three evolutions (Simisage, Simisear, and Simipour), meaning there are 39 “true” regional Pokemon that may cause gaps in your Pokedex.

What we mean by “true” regionals are the Pokemon that are entirely exclusive to one region, regardless of their forms. There are some form differences that are exclusive to certain regions of the world, like Shellos and Gastrodon, or Furfrou’s trims. A Pokemon like Shellos is available worldwide, but is only available in its blue East Sea form in the Eastern Hemisphere and its pink West Sea form in the Western Hemisphere. These forms don’t count as separate Pokedex entries, meaning that, if you’ve caught pink Shellos, blue Shellos will not be a gap in your Pokedex. In summary, Shellos is available to everyone, and won’t represent a typical gap in a Pokedex due to regionality like a “true” regional will, like Klefki or Comfey, who only spawn in France and Hawai’i, respectively.

Since Galarian Farfetch’d is available worldwide in eggs and referral rewards, we’ve opted to exclude it from this list. Kantonian Farfetch’d is still regional to East Asia, but obtaining a Galarian Farfetch’d will still complete the Pokedex entry for this Pokemon.

“True” regional Pokemon include the following (these are rough summaries of where they can be found, check our list linked above for more specific location boundaries):

  • #115 – Kangaskhan (Australia)
  • #122 – Mr. Mime (Europe)
  • #128 – Tauros (Canada and the U.S.A.)
  • #214 – Heracross (Central America, South America, Mexico)
  • #222 – Corsola (tropical coastlines)
  • #324 – Torkoal (West, Central, and South Asia)
  • #357 – Tropius (Africa and the Middle East)
  • #369 – Relicanth (Oceania, generally)
  • #417 – Pachirisu (Alaska, Canada, and parts of Russia)
  • #441 – Chatot (Southern Hemisphere)
  • #455 – Carnivine (Southeast U.S.A. and parts of the Bahamas)
  • #313 – Volbeat, #338 – Solrock, #335 – Zangoose, #539 – Sawk, and #631 – Heatmor (Asia-Pacific and Europe)
  • #314 – Illumise, #337 – Lunatone, #336 – Seviper, #538 – Throh, and #632 – Durant (Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East)
  • #511 – Pansage, #512 – Simisage, and #480 – Uxie (Asia-Pacific)
  • #513 – Pansear, #514 – Simisear, and #481 – Mesprit (Africa, Europe, and the Middle East)
  • #515 – Panpour, #516 – Simipour, and #482 – Azelf (The Americas and Greenland)
  • #556 – Maractus (Southern U.S.A., Central America, the Caribbean, and South America)
  • #561 – Sigilyph (Egypt, Greece, and Israel)
  • #626 – Bouffalant (Northeast U.S.A.)
  • #701 – Hawlucha (Mexico)
  • #707 – Klefki (France)
  • #764 – Comfey (Hawai’i)
  • #797 – Celesteela (Southern Hemisphere)
  • #798 – Kartana (Northern Hemisphere)

Exclusive Pokemon

There is also a handful of Pokemon that are only available at certain times, after completing a quest, or through other methods, some of which aren’t always available/accessible. This can include, but is not limited to, Raids, Eggs, events, Special Research rewards, Field Research rewards, and the GO Battle League. This section will break down the list of Pokemon that might be missing from your Pokedex because there are special requirements to find them.

Some notes: these are the general requirements, as they can sometimes change. For example, Shinx is typically only encounterable in Raids, but it did get a Community Day. This table shows the general, typical requirements for finding these Pokemon in a vacuum without temporary factors, at the time of writing. Additionally, we try to keep this list comprehensive and up-to-date as much as possible, but Niantic is constantly changing the availability of Pokemon and introducing new ‘mons to the game. We do our best, but please keep this in mind!

#

Pokemon

Encounter Requirements

265

Smeargle

Take snapshots until it photobombs (once per day)

352

Kecleon

Encounter an “invisible obstacle” at a PokeStop and tap on it repeatedly

570

Zorua

Zorua shows up on the map as the player’s Buddy Pokemon

290

Nincada (and evolution, #291 – Ninjask)

Field Research

291

Shedinja

Special Research

327

Spinda

Field Research (form changes each month)

359

Absol

Raids, 12km Eggs

303

Mawile

Raids

403

Shinx (plus evolutions, #404 – Luxio and #405 – Luxray)

599

Klink (plus evolutions, #600 – Klang and #601 – Klinklang)

532

Timburr (plus evolutions, #533 – Gurdurr and #534 – Conkeldurr)

621

Druddigon

776

Turtonator

900

Kleavor

962

Bombirdier

677

Espurr (plus evolution, #678 – Meowstic)

Raids, Eggs

744

Rockruff (plus evolution, #745 – Lycanroc)

420

Cherubi (evolution, #421 – Cherrim, spawns in the wild in its Sunshine form)

Mossy Lure Module

442

Spiritomb

Special Research

559

Scraggy (plus evolution, #560 – Scrafty)

GO Battle League, 12km Eggs

619

Mienfoo (plus evolution, #620 – Mienshao)

GO Battle League, Eggs

627

Rufflet (plus evolution, #628 – Braviary)

999

Gimmighoul (plus evolution, #1,000 – Gholdengo)

Send a postcard to Scarlet or Violet and use the Coin Bag to spawn them

551

Sandile (plus evolutions, #552 – Krokorok and #553 – Krookodile)

12km Eggs

624

Pawniard (plus evolution, #625 – Bisharp)

629

Vullaby (plus evolution, #630 – Braviary)

674

Pancham (plus evolution, #675 – Pangoro)

757

Salandit (plus evolution, #758 – Salazzle)

Baby Pokemon are a special case, as they can only be hatched from Eggs, but many of their evolutions can be caught in the wild. The Pokemon in the table above are exclusive to their listed encounter methods, and must be evolved to obtain their evolution (with the exception of Cherubi). Here are all the Baby Pokemon in Pokemon GO, which can only be hatched, not caught:

#

Baby Pokemon

Evolution(s)

172

Pichu

Pikachu and Raichu

173

Cleffa

Clefairy and Clefable

174

Igglybuff

Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff

175

Togepi

Togetic and Togekiss

236

Tyrogue

Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, or Hitmontop

238

Smoochum

Jynx

239

Elekid

Electabuzz and Electivire

240

Magby

Magmar and Magmortar

298

Azurill

Marill and Azumarill

360

Wynaut

Wobbuffet

406

Budew

Roselia and Roserade

433

Chingling

Chimecho

438

Bonsly

Sudowoodo

439

Mime Jr. (regional)

Mr. Mime (regional)

440

Happiny

Chansey and Blissey

446

Munchlax

Snorlax

447

Riolu

Lucario

458

Mantyke

Mantine

Legendary Pokemon are almost always locked to Raid battles, while Mythical Pokemon are typically encountered through Special Research stories, though there are some exceptions to both of these rules.

The following Legendary Pokemon are available in the game, and can (usually) only be found in Raids. At high ranks in the GO Battle League, players can encounter the current Tier 5 Raid Boss as a reward.

#

Pokemon

#

Pokemon

#

Pokemon

#

Pokemon

#

Pokemon

144

Articuno*

380

Latias

487

Giratina

717

Yveltal

896

Regieleki

145

Zapdos*

381

Latios

488

Cresselia

785

Tapu Koko

146

Moltres*

382

Kyogre

638

Cobalion

786

Tapu Lele

150

Mewtwo

383

Groudon

639

Terrakion

787

Tapu Bulu

243

Raikou

384

Rayquaza

640

Virizion

788

Tapu Fini

244

Entei

480

Uxie**

641

Tornadus

789

Cosmog

245

Suicune

481

Mesprit**

642

Thundurus

790

Cosmoem

249

Lugia

482

Azelf**

643

Reshiram

791

Solgaleo

250

Ho-oh

483

Dialga

644

Zekrom

792

Lunala

377

Regirock

484

Palkia

645

Landorus

888

Zacian

378

Regice

485

Heatran

646

Kyurem

889

Zamazenta

379

Registeel

486

Regigigas

716

Xerneas

895

Regidrago

*The Legendary Birds can be caught in their Galarian forms by using a Daily Incense

**The Lake Guardians spawn in the wild as well, but are regional in both Raids and in the wild

Mythical Pokemon are either found in Raids or encountered as part of Special Research stories. If the player obtains the Special Research story, they have as long as they want to complete it. However, some are given out at certain times and not accessible if missed, though they’ll likely be rerun eventually.

#

Pokemon

Encounter Requirement

151

Mew

Special Research

251

Celebi

Special Research

385

Jirachi

Special Research

386

Deoxys

Raids

461

Darkrai

Raids

492

Shaymin

Special Research

494

Victini

Special Research

647

Keldeo

Paid Special Research

648

Meloetta

Special Research

649

Genesect

Raids

719

Diancie

Special Research

720

Hoopa

Special Research (not currently available)

893

Zarude

Special Research (not currently available)

808

Meltan

Special Research, Mystery Box*

809

Melmetal

Evolve from Meltan

*The Mystery Box can be activated by transferring a Pokemon from Pokemon GO to Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee. It will then spawn Meltan for half an hour.

Finally, there are some Ultra Beasts released in Pokemon GO.

Only seven have been released so far:

  • #793 – Nihilego
  • #795 – Pheromosa
  • #794 – Buzzwole
  • #796 – Xurkitree
  • #797 – Celesteela
  • #798 – Kartana
  • #799 – Guzzlord

Summary & Completion Tips

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In total, your Pokedex will have 837 Pokemon caught if it’s as complete as possible at this time. This number does not include form differences, gender differences, shinies, or anything else like this. A Pokemon has only one Pokedex slot, and its other forms and differences do not list separately.

If your Pokedex is missing some of the Pokemon listed on this page as being more difficult to find, never fear — there are frequent events and other changes to the game to make these Pokemon more accessible. For example: Gible was once extremely tough to find, but then received a Community Day and several different spawn boosts during various events.

Some of the best ways to find Pokemon that are typically hard to find include the following:

  • Events: This is by far the best way to encounter hard-to-find Pokemon. Watch for the spawn pools during the often-weekly events in Pokemon GO to see who might be more readily available.
  • Adventure Sync: Walking at least 25km or 50km in a week will reward you with special Eggs that contain different Pokemon from the regular Egg pool.
  • Battle Team GO Rocket: Grunts can sometimes have Pokemon that you don’t often see in the wild, and defeating them allows you to catch one of their Pokemon (typically the first, but not always)
    • Additionally, defeating the Team GO Rocket Leaders, Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra, can reward you with Strange Eggs that contain exclusive Pokemon
  • Field Research tasks: Many Pokemon can be encountered by completing Field Research tasks, even including some exclusives like Spinda
    • Earning seven daily stamps for completing Field Research tasks will result in an encounter with the monthly Research Breakthrough Pokemon. These rotate every month and might be a Pokemon you don’t have yet.
  • Community Groups: There are a ton of local community groups around the world, from big cities to small towns. These groups can often be a great way to find other Trainers that can help with Raids, trade Pokemon from other regions, and more. These groups are typically found on Discord, Facebook, and WhatsApp, but they can be found many places.
    • If your community doesn’t have a Pokemon GO group, start your own! With almost 80 million monthly users worldwide, chances are, you’ll be able to find someone nearby who also plays!
  • Lures and Incense: Both of these items will attract Pokemon, typically from the local spawn pool. However, you may find someone new, and specialty Lures like Magnetic, Glacial, Rainy, and Mossy Lures can even spawn Pokemon you wouldn’t normally see!

Overall, watching the spawn changes for different events is far and away the best method for finding new Pokemon. Be sure to watch the in-game news, or check out our Pokemon GO directory for which events are on currently, what’s coming up, and a ton more information on completing the Pokedex and more.

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