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Pokémon GO – Regional Rares – How to get Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, Tauros and Farfetch’d

Pokémon GO contains all of the original 151 Pokémon from the original games, but some are so rare that players are finding it extremely difficult to complete the Pokédex, or at least the parts that they can complete at the moment. Kangaskhan, Tauros, Mr. Mime and Farfetch’d are rare as hen’s teeth, for example. They’re not necessarily the strongest (especially Farfetch’d), but they are some of the toughest to find. Read on for tips on how to get Kangaskhan, Tauros, Mr. Mime and Farfetch’d in Pokémon GO!

Kangaskhan is arguably the strongest of this particular batch of rares. Its a normal Pokémon type, and if you live in Australia or New Zealand, you can find it fairly commonly. However, any other country or continent and Kangaskhan will never appear; however, it HAS been reported appearing sporadically in zoos throughout places other than Australia.

Mr. Mime has also been reported here and there but not that often in North America and mainly coming from zoos, but there is one place that it’s extremely common: Western Europe. If you live in Eastern Europe or North Africa, take a short vacation to Western Europe for a high chance of finding Mr. Mime. This also makes sense because of where miming originated.

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Tauros is the most American of all animals: a bull. Unsurprisingly, if you live in the United States, or elsewhere in North America, chances are that Tauros is a fairly common find. This one is also a normal type, so Tauros sightings are fairly spread out compared to some others. There have been next to no reports of wild Tauros catches in any country outside of North America, though.

Farfetch’d is a weak, crap Pokémon, yet it is one of the rarest to find in the wild. So far, the only places that it has been found are in Asia, especially South Korea although Japan is expected to be a hotspot once the game releases (UPDATE: Farfetch’d has been popping up all over Japan). Reports here and there have come out of North America, but are unconfirmed and very sporadic. The name refers to a food joke. Duck and Green Onion is a common combo in Asian cuisines, but a duck bringing its own green onion? That’s farfetched! Or something like that.

Your best bet of finding all four of these regional rares is by hunting around in zoos. This is a possible Easter egg added to the game, because zoos have animals and thus Pokémon from around the world. Hatch eggs that you find at zoos as well, or at places that have ‘zoo’ in the name. Trading is coming to Pokémon GO during a future update, according to Niantic CEO John Hanke, opening up another avenue for acquiring these rares, especially if you know someone who just vacationed to one of these regions.