How do I find rare Pokemon on Pokemon GO?

How do I find rare Pokemon on Pokemon GO?


Day One of playing Pokemon GO: “Omg look I caught a Rattata! And a Zubat! This is brilliant, I am SUCH a good Pokemon Trainer.”

Day Two of playing Pokemon GO: “Oh another bloody Rat. Oh look, I’ve got a bloody Caterpie. I’m done with this.”

So, you might have found a few exciting Pokemon from time to time, but mostly you’re wasting PokeBalls trying to catch yet another Rattata, just so you can transfer it to the professor for an extra candy, in the hope of evolving it to a Raticate or powering up.

It leaves you desperately asking one important question…

How do I catch some rare Pokemon?

We’ve got some tips for you!

There are a few pieces of helpful advice to get you finding those that are considered rarer – for example, it appears useful for you to work hard on increasing your Pokemon Trainer level. Keep earning as many XP as you can, even if it means picking up Zubat after Zubat after Zubat. The higher the level you’re at, the more likely you are to find some rare Pokemon!

Keep an eye on the Nearby Pokemon tab

Pokemon GO Nearby Pokemon tab

Ok, this one might seem obvious, but keep checking the tab at the bottom right corner of the app, to see what Pokemon are nearby! This can be a real saviour, stopping you from missing out on a potentially rare Pokemon. Sure, it’ll probably tell you there’s 4 Pidgeys nearby, but now and then you’ll probably spot a silhouette on the guide, meaning there’s a Pokemon nearby that you’ve not seen before.

Chances are, it could even be a rare one!

Hatch your eggs!

Pokemon GO Android Pokemon Egg Inventory

It’s not all about finding your rare Pokemon out and about in the wild. Quite often, when making a pick-up at a PokeStop, you’ll find an egg amongst your copious amounts of Pokeballs.

It’s really worth putting those eggs in your incubators, because eventually you could find a rare Pokemon making it’s way out of the cracks. put together a list of the Pokemon you could find in the different eggs, and there’s some nice surprises for each distance.

2km Eggs

If you’re not fancying that big of a walk, don’t worry. The 2km egg still has some treats in store! As well as some obvious ones like Pidgey, Rattata and Caterpie, you’ll also find the starter Pokemon you rejected at the start of the game. Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and even Pikachu can all be hatched out of a 2km egg. That’s if you’ve not already found Pikachu using the handy little trick at the start of the game…

Read again: How to get Pikachu as your starter Pokemon on Pokemon GO

what pokemon can hatch out of a 2km egg

Here’s the full list of Pokemon you can get out of a 2km egg:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Caterpie
  • Weedle
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Spearow
  • Pikachu
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Zubat
  • Geodude
  • Magikarp

5km Eggs

As expected, the longer you have to walk, the better the Pokemon you can find! There’s still some quite common finds in there, such as Drowzee and Bellsprout, but there’s also some great additions to your Pokedex available.

What pokemon can hatch from a 5km egg

Check out the full list:

  • Ekans
  • Sandshrew
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidoran♂
  • Vulpix
  • Oddish
  • Paras
  • Venonat
  • Diglett
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Poliwag
  • Abra
  • Machop
  • Bellsprout
  • Tentacool
  • Ponyta
  • Slowpoke
  • Magnemite
  • Farfetch’d
  • Doduo
  • Seel
  • Grimer
  • Shellder
  • Gastly
  • Drowzee
  • Krabby
  • Voltorb
  • Exeggcute
  • Cubone
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Goldeen
  • Staryu
  • Tauros
  • Porygon

10km Eggs

And of course, the best Pokemon you’re going to find, will be in the 10km eggs! As well as Pokemon such as Eevee, which can typically be found quite easily in the wild, there’s also some fantastic rare finds such as Lapras and Snorlax, considered as “Mythical” in this guide.

Pokemon hatched from 10km eggs on Pokemon GO

Here’s the full list of 10km egg Pokemon finds:

  • Onix
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Chansey
  • Mr. Mime
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini

It’s definitely worth making sure you’ve got an egg in your incubator before you set off on your latest Pokemon quest!

Got any more useful tips and tricks about rare finds on Pokemon GO? Share them with other Pokemon trainers in the comment section below!

Also, be sure to let us know what the rarest Pokemon you’ve found so far is! We’d love to find out…