Fans of Pokémon Go have been attempting to catch all Pokémon ever since the game was introduced two years ago, but they were never able to do so. However, if recent rumors will prove to be right, players will be able to achieve their goal thanks to a regional swap in this augmented reality title.
What are Pokémon Go region exclusives?
Since Pokémon Go was released two years ago, a certain number of the first four Generations has been tied to specific locations in various parts of the world, except for some special events that allowed the region exchanges. This made it possible for players to catch certain Pokémon, which were normally unavailable in a specific region.
Niantic teases a region exchange
According to the latest Niantic newsletter, the company considers a region swap. They wrote that they have heard “reports of a migration pattern that could affect the appearance of Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region. Perhaps we’ll know more later this month”.
The swap will affect a small number of Pokémon
Considering the fact that only a limited amount of Pokémon is tied to specific regions, the exchange will not affect many of them, especially since it is believed to affect mainly Gen 3 Pokémon. When it comes to Pokémon that are more likely to get swapped, rumors mention three such pairs: Seviper and Zangoose, Solrock and Lunatone, and Volbeat and Illumise.
Now, let’s take a look at the way swap works: one Pokémon of each pair will become available in the Americas and Africa, while the other will make its appearance in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Fans of Pokémon Go have already started discussing potential pairs that could be part of the exchange, but for now these are only speculations.
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