Pokémon Go‘s latest collection of new creatures from the Sinnoh region have only been available for a day, but trainers have already spotted a few that aren’t spawning globally, as well as this generation’s first shiny.
According to a recent thread on the Silph Road, three of the Pokémon added in the first wave of Generation IV—Carnivine, Chatot, and Pachirisu—can only be found in certain parts of the world, similar to the previous generations’ region exclusives.
It seems the Grass-type Carnivine is in the U.S. but only in the southeast states, such as Florida and Georgia. Chatot, the Normal/Flying-type songbird, has a widespread nest that covers Brazil, the southern portion of Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. As for the adorable Electric-type Pachirisu, its location is still under investigation. Players have reported finding them in various parts of Canada, Alaska, and Russia, but there have also been unconfirmed sightings in the Netherlands.
The community over on the Silph Road has created a live regional map, so for those interested in keeping up with possible migrations or new sightings, it’s a good tool to check out. In addition to the region exclusives, it seems Niantic has already quietly added the first Sinnoh shiny to the game: Shinx. As revealed in another Silph Road thread, players can encounter the rare color-swapped version of the cute Pokémon in raid battles or egg hatches. The shiny sprites for Shinx and its evolutions can be seen below.
These new additions are just a few of the Pokémon that players across the globe can finally find and capture. Similar to Generation III’s release, Niantic has confirmed the Sinnoh Pokédex will be released in waves, with this first batch offering 26 different species. Trainers can find the starters Turtwig, Piplup, and Chimchar, as well as several other new creatures, like Riolu and Cricketot.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: r/TheSilphRoad on Reddit