There are several rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go, and you will have a hard time trying to add them to your collection. These Pokémon may have only been available for a limited time, from special events, or only spawn from eggs with a small chance of appearing. Here’s what you need to know about the 10 rarest Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
The rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go
Armored Mewtwo was a five-star limited raid that you could find in the game. It was a modified version of Mewtwo, with much more defense than the standard version. It’s a highly desired catch, but the last time you were able to catch it was Pokémon Day in 2020, from February 25 to March 2. Hopefully the trainers will have another chance to catch her.
Axew is one of the most desired Dragon-type Pokémon. Unfortunately, the only way to find this Pokemon is to catch it in 10km Eggs, which have a minimal chance to spawn. It frequently appears as a spawn boost during Pokemon Go Fest events, but they only happen once a year and are ticketed events.
Cloned Blastoise, Charizard and Venusaur
Like Armored Mewtwo, clone versions of Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur were available in specific raids. These were considered costumed Pokémon as they had no noticeable stat boosts, but they looked very different from the standard versions. They were only offered for a limited time and have not returned yet.
Deino is another Dragon-type Pokemon with a low chance of spawning in 10km Eggs, similar to Axew. Unlike Axew, however, Deino was given a Community Day in June 2022, giving everyone who participated a three-hour window to catch this Pokemon, and there was a higher chance of a shiny version.
Mime Lord of Galar
Galarian Mr. Mime will only appear in special events. Usually the standard Mr. Mime would only appear in a small part of Europe, but the Galarain Form is even rarer and doesn’t appear outside of specific events. It would appear in the wild if players were lucky or as a reward for a research task. Due to the limited availability of this Pokémon, we do not recommend looking for it even in its evolved form, Mr. Rime.
Goomy is another Dragon-type Pokémon that is extremely difficult to catch. When it debuted in Pokemon Go, Niantic listed it as a Pokemon for lucky players to encounter, which meant there was little chance of seeing it in the wild. After the event, all players can hatch it from 10 km eggs, but there is a small chance that it will happen.
Meltan is a Mythical Pokémon available in the game. The disappointing thing is that it only appears when Niantic unlocks Mystery Boxes. Meltan will appear when you receive a Mystery Box, and you can only get it by transferring Pokémon to Pokémon Home or Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu or Let’s Go Eevee. They were available in various limited-time runs when Niantic activated them. Meltan’s evolved form, Melmetal, is considered one of the best Pokémon in the Master League to use against other players.
Noibat is a Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon, and like the other Dragon-type Pokémon featured in this article, it’s relatively rare to find. It will appear in 10 km eggs and in the wild, but there is a small chance of this happening. Noibat’s evolved form, Noivern, is even harder to find because you need 400 Noibat Candy.
Salandit is one of the few Pokemon that evolved exclusively through the Strange Eggs, also known as Red Eggs, that you receive by beating one of the Team Rocket leaders. You need to walk 12 km when trying to hatch these eggs, and there is a small chance that they will spawn. Due to its scarcity, its evolved form, Salazzle, is even rarer.
The last Pokémon on this list, Spiritomb, was only made available through a special research released in October 2018 and then through field research tasks for Halloween 2020. Aside from these two events, it hasn’t appeared. We may get it again for another Halloween event, but Niantic won’t share that information until a few weeks after the event. Regardless, it’s a rare Pokemon, and those who have it are extremely lucky to find it.