Completing the PokéDex in Pokémon Go has seemed like an impossible task for many players, as the region-exclusive system, locking certain Pokémon to only spawn in specific parts of the world, has either meant spoofing or spending oodles of money to travel. However, as a small step forward, for the first time in the U.S. Pokémon Go trainers can continue their journey to catch ’em all by hunting down Australia’s region-exclusive Pokémon Kangaskhan.
Announced during the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, trainers will see the Normal-type Pokémon spawning in the Anaheim area from August 18th to the 20th. Composer and director of the Game Freak Pokémon games Junichi Masuda revealed the rare Pokémon news during the trading card game championships’ opening ceremony. “Just for this weekend in the Anaheim area, Kangaskhan will be appearing in the area.” A map of the spawning areas can be seen below, courtesy of Pokémon Go Hub.
Also, the North American region-exclusive Tauros will also appear more commonly during Kangashan’s visit. “And there are also rumors going around that Tauros are appearing in even greater numbers than usual. I hope you all get a chance to catch them,” he said.
Previously, the South American region-locked Pokémon Heracross was available during Chicago’s Pokémon Go Fest in the event’s surrounding areas, but this marks the first non-Pokémon Go centric event to offer the chance to capture a regional creature. Niantic has been using the special area Pokémon to boost excitement over events, as Japan players were recently able to capture Europe’s regional Pokémon Mr. Mime during the Pokémon Go Park and Stadium events in Yokohama.
Pokémon Go is currently available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Hub