One aspect of video gaming that Pokemon pioneered back in 1996 was version exclusives, which required you to find someone with the alternate title (or buy both games if you had more money than sense) to be able to truly Catch 'Em All. Of course, the recently released Pokemon GO [Free] is one one game, however there has been fervent speculation over the past few weeks on whether this exclusivity takes place in the mobile entry, and whether there are actually critters that are caught only in specific continents or climates. While still not definitively confirmed, the recent release of Pokemon GO in Japan has only given further credence to the theory that Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd are all exclusive - or at the very least, extremely rare - to specific regions around the world.

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The current hypothesis regarding region exclusives in Pokemon GO is that Tauros is limited to North America, Kangaskhan is only found in Australasia, Mr. Mime in Europe and Farfetch'd can only be located in South East Asia. From a logical perspective, this makes sense: based on the animals they're based off, it checks out that a kangaroo Pokemon would only be found in a region they are endemic in. Then again, I have no idea and am slightly insulted that the atrocity that is Mr. Mime is apparently analogous to Europe, but still better than the objectively awful Farfetch'd. While there have been the occasional reports of Pokemon such as Farfetch'd sighted in the US or Europe, there is a question to the legitimacy of such reports, and are certainly the exception to the rule. The flood of Japanese players confirming mass sightings of Farfetch'd only strengthen the theory that, at the very least, these Pokemon are a lot more common in their respective regions, and very rare in alternative ones.

While there are still further questions, especially regarding the extent of the areas that contain these exclusive Pokemon - such as whether Tauros can be found in South America, or if Farfetch'd is located all across Asia as a whole, and not just Japan and South Korea - it's looking likely that anyone wanting to Catch 'Em All may have to travel around a bit to become the very best. However, data mining has not proven anything conclusively yet, and it may still be possible to hatch Tauros, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Farfetch'd from 5Km eggs anywhere in the world. Until Niantic clarifies this, or implements some sort of trading option, your best bet is to buy lots of incubators, put on your trainers and prepare for a lot of walking.

  • HDawg86

    We have kangaskhan and Taurus in New Zealand. I have seen the shadows of both.

    We have kangaskhan and Taurus in New Zealand. I have seen the shadows of both.

    • DanKetch

      Are we doing repeater? Like Super Troopers?

      • slammajamma28

        Shenanigans!!!

      • Oskie Starks

        Then there was Jimmy Two Times, who got that nickname because he said everything twice, like "I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers".

    • torosama

      I have Taurus , they are everywhere here in Missouri.

  • Themagicjesus

    I have several tauros and live in the pacific NW

  • HA HA

    I live in western Canada, and I've been playing since a day after the US release. I haven't seen any of these pokemon

  • valkuryn

    Well hate to tell you but I have all 4 of those Pokemon and I live in south west Michigan.

    • thetrackt

      Pics or it didn't happen

  • euphemiewow

    I read an article on the 1st person to actually collect them all... And he didnt leave his city...i have caught 3 tauros so far,,im in jax florida..i dont think i believe that they are.and yea to the guys that claims he has them...i want to see proof. If you really have them i would love to see..put my mind at ease on thjs topic

  • kristijanEX

    I've seen a Kangashkan in South Europe.

  • Jonathan Cable

    I have seen the shadow of Farfetch'd in Illinois. Also was looking at Pokevision map for a close by area around Midnight and noticed Farfetch'd on the map. It was to late to go after it but they are here just really rare.

    • http://www.twitter.com/robfunnell3 Rob Funnell

      Are you sure? Whilst the other three are, at least, extremely rare outside their respective areas, there has been literally no evidence of it being outside Asia, and overwhelming evidence saying otherwise. Not that I'm saying you're fabricating anything or you've got confused with Doduo or something, but next time you do see its shadow, screenshot it for proof as that'd go miles in crushing this alleged myth.

      • Jonathan Cable

        If I see it again I will hopefully be able to catch it also. I am sure because I was what is that when I seen the shadow and had to look it up. Also on Pokevision it shows the Pokemon and tells the name. It is directly from Niantics servers.

      • http://www.twitter.com/robfunnell3 Rob Funnell

        If you saw it on Pokevision it's definitely legit - please take a screenshot on the off chance you see it again, as I'd love to be able to clarify the whole situation more, thank you 🙂

  • Richard Hansen

    there is no region locked pokemon 🙂 i promis you i just catched one in central park ny yesterday. i know there is alot of trolls out there but i have catched a 1100 cp taurus in central park ny . so this is good news 🙂 you dont have to travle to asia or europe 🙂 take my word for it 🙂 i also thought it was locked to regions 🙂 it was in the wild central park guys 🙂 you can actualy get all the region pokemon in usa

    • Lew Ragsdale

      You do realize the article said Tauros is exclusive to North America, right? You caught Tauros in Central Park which is located where? NY which is located in North America.

  • croozn

    1100 CP Tauros in Arizona - caught just now.