25 Rarest Pokémon in Pokémon GO (RANKED)

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Our list is going to include the 20 rarest “regular” Pokémon as they appear in the game, from 20th to 1st place, with some basic information on each of them.

The five remaining places are reserved for the five rarest Shiny Pokémon as they appear in the game, also ranked from 5th to 1st place. This will give us a total of the 25 rarest Pokémon in the game.

It is particularly important to note that we’re not going to include any specific event Pokémon that have appeared or are currently appearing in the game, as they are not particularly rare, to begin with, they just don’t appear all of the time, but during their respective events, they are fairly common.

20 Rarest Pokémon in Pokémon GO

This section is going to focus on “regular” Pokémon that can be obtained practically all the time but are very rare to find. The list doesn’t have any exact statistical data, so it’s actually a combination of experience and collected data from around the web.

Also, do take into consideration the fact that spawn rates change, so if you have experience with a rare Pokémon, bear in mind that that might not be the case anymore, as the spawn rates have probably changed.

20. Sewaddle

Generation: V
Type(s): Bug / Grass
Evolution: Sewaddle –> Swadloon –>Leavanny

Sewaddle is a Pokémon with the types Bug and Grass and has existed for the fifth generation of the game. It is the first development stage of Swadloon and Leavanny. Immediately after Sewaddle hatches, Swadloon makes a dress out of leaves for it. It can do this itself by nibbling leaves into a suitable shape and then sewing them together with adhesive threads.

Because of this, fashion enthusiasts and creators see it as a popular mascot. The sheet, which encloses and covers part of the head like a hood, is used by Sewaddle in dangerous situations to hide underneath, as it cannot yet defend itself properly.

It is also used as a hood when Sewaddle wants to go to sleep. If, for whatever reason, food for Sewaddle becomes scarce, it can eat up its little dress made of leaves if necessary. Sewaddle stay mainly in green areas such as forests.

19. Larvitar

Generation: II
Type(s): Rock / Ground
Evolution: Larvitar –> Pupitar –> Tyranitar

Larvitar is a Rock- and Ground-type Pokémon and has existed since the second generation of the game. It evolves into Pupitar, which in turn evolves into Tyranitar. Larvitar are rare Pokémon that mainly inhabit deserts, mountains or caves.

They are born deep underground and have to eat their way out of the earth on their own before it can visit its parents on the surface of the earth. Larvitar feed on soil, which is rich in nutrients. It is even said that they should eat whole mountains. After doing this, they usually fall asleep while it begins to grow in parallel, and it even pupates.

Because it hatched in the underworld, it abhors bright light. Larvitar is a small, two-legged Pokémon that appears olive-green, black, white, and red. On the stomach, there is a square pattern of red color, which is divided into three by two thin, black stripes.

Furthermore, small, rectangular, and black areas can be seen on the front sides of the upper body and behind the arms. Except for two small, black tips on the eyes, the rest of the body is olive green.

18. Dratini

Generation: I
Type(s): Dragon
Evolution: Dratini –> Dragonair –> Dragonite

Dratini is a Dragon-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of games. It is the first stage of development of Dragonair and Dragonite. Dratini is an extremely rare Pokémon that is very rarely seen in the wild. But despite its low population density, it is quite widespread and is native to all other regions, except in Hoenn.

This Pokémon was a legend for a long time, until a long time ago an underwater colony was found. A fisher accidentally caught one in his net and after a ten-hour flight and on closer investigation, they discovered the said colony underwater.

It was previously called “Illusion Pokémon” because only its skin was often found. As a natural habitat, Dratini prefers calm, standing waters such as lakes and ponds. The decisive factor is their water quality, as it only settles in clean waters.

It is also important that these lakes are as quiet and secluded as possible, as this Pokémon tends to shy away from the presence of humans. Dratini is one of the few Pokémon living in water who does not differentiate between fresh and salt water when choosing their habitat and occurs in both water qualities.

17. Bagon

Generation: III
Type(s): Dragon
Evolution: Bagon –> Shelgon –> Salamence

Bagon is a Dragon-type Pokémon and has existed since the third generation of the game. It is the preliminary stage of Shelgon, which in turn can develop into Salamence. Like most Dragon-type Pokémon, Bagon are comparatively rare and can only be found in selected locations in the wild.

It is often found in caves such as the Meteor Falls or in rocky, mountainous areas such as Kala’e Bay, where it seeks out steep cliffs. Bagon’s entire existence is shaped by his immeasurably great, unfulfilled desire to be able to fly. It dreams of developing wings and spends the whole day learning to fly.

It is believed that this instinctive desire is part of his genetic makeup. Bagon are often seen throwing themselves off high cliffs. Since the attempts always fail, the stone-headed Pokémon often hits the ground hard, developing its steel-hard skull and strong neck muscles for protection.

It shows aggressive behavior and smashes boulders with headbutts to pebbles. It is believed that it does so out of frustration at not being able to fly.

16. Gible

Generation: IV
Type(s): Dragon / Ground
Evolution: Gible –> Gabite –> Garchomp

Gible is a Dragon- and Ground-type Pokémon and has existed since the fourth generation of the game. It is the first development stage of Gabite and Garchomp. The small, aggressive, land-shark-looking Pokémon named Gible can often be found in caves exposed to geothermal energy.

It often finds small, narrow holes in cave walls and nests there. If prey comes too close to its burrow, it grabs it and drags it into it. In addition to its mouth, which is designed for combat, it can attack with its claws to use attacks such as Slash or Dragon Claw. Its body, like that of its developments, is very well adapted to life in the soil under high temperatures.

It can use its surroundings, especially the soil, very much to its advantage. For example, it can actively use the soil and rock for combat, such as through earthquakes or sand graves. Its two abilities, a normal ability, and a hidden ability, are also useful in combat and flight situations.

A veil of sand makes it possible to escape in sandstorms and rough skin harms intruders and enemies in dangerous situations.

15. Cryogonal

Generation: V
Type(s): Ice
Evolution: None

Cryogonal is an Ice-type Pokémon and has been around for the fifth generation of the game. Cyrogonal emerged from a cloud of snow. It lives in very cold areas. If you heat the Pokémon, it will melt into water, if you cool it down again, it will return to its old shape.

It catches its prey with a chain of ice crystals and brings it to a temperature of -100 ° C. Cryogoal is similar to a snowflake. Basically, it’s a three-dimensional hexagon with three different shades of blue. On the very outside it is a light blue, then a pale blue follows, further inside a dark blue is represented and the center is again pale blue.

There is a gap in the middle, which the round, light blue eyes with a dark blue border make visible. It can also see through this opening. At each of the six corners, there are blue, arrowhead-like polygons that point in the direction of the Pokémon. Below is another gap where small, light blue circles can be seen.

14. Vanillite

Generation: V
Type(s): Ice
Evolution: Vanillite –> Vanillish –> Vanilluxe

Vanillite is an Ice-type Pokémon and has been around for the fifth generation of the game. It develops into Vanillish, which in turn can develop into Vanilluxe. Vanillite lives in cold areas. At night it is covered with snow. Vanillite was created by the rays of the sun rising on an icicle.

13. Nincada

Generation: III
Type(s): Bug / Ground
Evolution: Nincada –> Ninjask / Shedinja

Nincada is a Bug and Ground-type Pokémon and has existed since the third generation of the game. It can develop into Ninjask. If you have at least one spare slot in the party and an extra Poké Ball at the time of development, you will also receive a Shedinja.

Nincada, the Trainee Pokémon, remains in the darkness of the earth, which is its habitat. It is very sensitive to sunlight and actively avoids it, which is why it spends almost its entire life underground and is almost blind.

It therefore relies on its sense of touch and explores its surroundings with its mustache-like antennae. Nincada builds its nest in the network of roots of large trees, which it scrapes open with the help of its sharp claws to get liquid and nutrients.

While it waits to develop, it hardly moves.

12. Lickitung

Generation: I
Type(s): Normal
Evolution: Lickitung –> Lickilicky

Lickitung is a Normal-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of the game. It forms the basic form of Lickilicky. The Licking Pokémon Lickitung is rarely seen in the wild. It inhabits dense grasslands and caves in the Kanto, Johto, Sinnoh, and Kalos regions.

This Pokémon has a very long tongue that is over two meters long. This tongue is twice as long as his body and extremely flexible. The reason for this is that in his sensitive tongue the muscles reach the tip. It can therefore move them like an arm in order to grab or attack food.

But it also uses it to lick his entire body clean. When Lickitung discovers something new, it first licks it. It also remembers objects based on their structure and taste. It is, therefore, more likely to put off acidic things.

His tongue is also covered with sticky saliva that sticks all over the place. When it stretches its tongue, its tail trembles and becomes shorter as they seem to be connected to each other.

11. Aerodactyl

Generation: I
Type(s): Rock / Flying
Evolution: Aerodactyl –> Mega Aerodactyl

Aerodactyl is a Rock and Flying-type Pokémon and has existed since the first generation of games. It belongs to the fossil-type Pokémon and can be revived from an Old Amber. Aerodactyl is a prehistoric Pokémon that became extinct for millions of years.

As a result, there are currently no known wild populations of it in the wild. This Pokémon was therefore only known through fossil finds for many years. Only with the advance of an ambitious research team on Cinnabar Island has it been possible for a few decades to reanimate living specimens with the help of intact genetic material.

Today its prehistoric genetic material, enclosed in an Old Amber, can be recovered in all previously known regions without exception. In the Natural History Museum of Pewter City, a completely preserved, fossilized skeleton of an Aerodactyl was exhibited for years and attracted visitors from all over the world.

This Pokémon ruled the skies of this world ages ago. It is even believed that it was the unrestricted king of the skies during its lifetime. It flew freely and fearlessly through the air and uttered very high and loud screams.

10. Deino

Generation: V
Type(s): Dark / Dragon
Evolution: Deino –> Zweilous –> Hydreigon

Deino is a Pokémon with the types Dark and Dragon and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It develops into Zweilous, which in turn can develop into Hydreigon.

Deino mostly live in caves because it makes no difference whether it is light or dark, because Deino cannot see anything anyway. So it runs against many obstacles and inflicts wounds on itself again and again. In addition, it eats just as much on its way to get to know things.

It shows no great fighting qualities, but has its strength in attack. Like a dragon and dark Pokémon, it also has appropriate attacks, such as breath of fire or bite, even if it cannot use them too powerfully.

Deino is a small, four-legged Pokémon with blue skin and a black collar from the base of the neck to the head. This collar covers the entire head except for the mouth and nose. At the base of the neck, several red-purple wounds can be seen on the collar, which it inflicts on itself. The tail is short and inconspicuous.

9. Goomy

Generation: VI
Type(s): Dragon
Evolution: Goomy –> Sliggoo –> Goodra

Goomy is a Dragon-type Pokémon and has been around for the sixth generation of the game. It is the first development stage of Sliggoo and Goodra. Goomy’s spherical body is relatively simple and is reminiscent of a slug.

As with the real models, it is flattened on the underside towards a sole and enables the snail-egg Pokémon to crawl on a slime carpet. It has no limbs, two pairs of antennae are used for sensory perception, of which the rear pair is about twice as long as the front.

It has small, black, point-shaped eyes and the upper half of the body is light purple, the lower half is a darker purple. It also adorns five oval, green spots that are arranged around its body.

Wild Goomy live in humid swamp areas. They depend on a damp and shady environment in order not to dry out. According to the Pokédex, his body is covered in a slimy layer that allows him to slip off kicks and punches. It is said to be the weakest of all Dragon Pokémon.

8. Azelf / Mesprit / Uxie

Generation: IV
Type(s): Psychic
Evolution: None

The legendary fairies Mesprit, Azelf, and Uxie are the Pokémon that make up the Lake Guardians. The Pokémon are known only to a few people in the games, including Professor Rowan, the members of Team Galaktic, Dawn or Lucas, the rival, and Cynthia.

Professor Rowan gives the player, Dawn or Lucas, and the rival the task of collecting data on the legendary Pokémon at the three lakes.

Giratina can be found in the Cave of Reversal at the fourth lake, the source of the divide that lies on the spring path. Giratina is not one of them, but the third in Sinnoh’s second legendary trio.

In Platinum, where Giratina should be, you will find access to the world of distortion. In this smaller world of war, if you should have defeated Giratina, you can fight it again and you also get the Platinum Orb.

7. Pikachu Libre

Generation: I
Type(s): Electric
Evolution: None (technically Pikachu –> Raichu)

Pikachu is a small, rather shy Pokémon, which is native to many areas, but is rarely observed. It is particularly common in the Kanto and Johto regions. It prefers dense forests as a habitat, but it is also attracted to places with a lot of electricity such as power stations.

This Pokémon can store electricity in its cheek pouches. These charge up during sleep at night. It sometimes discharges its electrical charge when it has just woken up and is still sleepy. If there is a lack of sleep, it can only discharge weak currents. But it is generally in his nature to constantly accumulate electricity. If it cannot discharge these regularly, this causes stress.

When it is tense, it crackles free of electricity from its cheek pouches. If it is angry, it even discharges it spontaneously. Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it puts an electric shock through it.

A charred berry in the forest often indicates that this Pokémon misjudged its electrical charge. However, some specimens of this species also intentionally grill hard berries with electricity in order to eat them afterward.

6. Noibat

Generation: VI
Type(s): Flying / Dragon
Evolution: Noibat –> Noivern

Noibat is a Pokémon with the types Flying and Dragon and has existed since the sixth generation of the game. It is the first stage of development of Noivern. Noibat’s head is relatively large and light purple in color compared to the body. It has bright yellow eyes and dark purple fur on its nose, and the back of its head is covered with dark gray fur.

Its conspicuous, large ears at the top of the head are kept in the same shade and grown together in the middle and can not only hear very well, but also emit sound waves. Its small, slender body is covered with dark gray fur on the ruff and legs. It has light purple bat wings with two small black claws on the ends.

Noibat live in large colonies deep in dark caves in which they can orientate themselves with their sound waves. When such a swarm is startled, the sheer number of Pokémon can be dangerous.

5. Archen

Generation: V
Type(s): Rock / Flying
Evolution: Archen –> Archeops

Archen is a Rock- and Flying-type Pokémon and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It can evolve into Archeops. Archen is a fossil-type Pokémon and can be reanimated from a Plume Fossil. It also forms the counterpart to Tirtouga.

Archen are slow Pokémon, which are both physically and especially strong attackers. However, they are much stronger on the physical attacks. You can learn many different types of attacks, such as grinders, hail of stones or breath of fire.

But Archen’s Defeatist weakling makes it much weaker, since it lowers the attack values ​​when the health is lowered. Flight attacks are also in the arsenal of the flightless Pokémon.

Archen is one of those fossil-type Pokémon that are now considered extinct. However, it can be revived from a Plume Fossil using modern methods. Archen, the primeval bird Pokémon, lived about 100 million years ago. It could only move from tree to tree by jumping because it could not fly with its puny wings.

4. Tirtouga

Generation: V
Type(s): Water / Rock
Evolution: Tirtouga –> Carracosta

Tirtouga is a Pokémon with the types Water and Rock and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It can develop into Carracosta. Tirtouga is a fossil-type Pokémon and can be reanimated from a Cover Fossil. It also forms the counterpart to Archen.

Tirtouga is one of the fossil-type Pokémon that are now considered extinct. However, it can be revived from a Cover fossil using modern methods.

Tirtouga, the primeval turtle Pokémon, lived about 100 million years ago. It was able to dive up to 1,000 meters deep, which studies of its robust skeletal structure suggest. However, it also hunted its prey on land and its hunting ground extends equally across the ocean and mainland. Tirtouga is a rather defensive and very slow Pokémon.

Its rock-hard shell is reflected in attacks such as protective shield or armor protection, which are of great use in defending the Pokémon. However, it can also do good damage from attacks such as water jet, antique power, or hydro pump. This Pokémon can use the Broken House attack to boost initiative or attack.

3. Sandile

Generation: V
Type(s): Ground / Dark
Evolution: Sandile –> Krokorok –> Krookodile

Sandile is a Pokémon with the types Ground and Dark and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It is the first stage of development of Krokorok and Krookodile.

Sandile lives mainly in deserts, where it likes to dig into the hot sand so that only eyes and nose are visible. Most of the time, the Pokémon hides in the sand to protect itself from enemies or to lie in wait for prey, preferring to hunt wild Trapinch.

However, since it is not a skilled hunter, many Sandile are content with carrion found in the desert. In the sand, Sandile can move by swimming, and it is warm there and the Pokémon cannot cool down.

So that the eyes are not damaged by the sun’s rays, they are surrounded by black skin. Sandile can only take a few hits, but this is offset by a fairly high attack value and moderate initiative.

In combat and hunting, Sandile mainly relies on attacks with his tooth-tried snout and uses attacks such as bites and grinds. Older crooks also know how to defend themselves with stronger attacks such as earthquakes and parasites.

According to its habitat, Sandile masters many ground attacks that use the environment to its advantage, such as shovel, sand grave, sand storm, sand vortex and clay bell.

2. Axew

Generation: V
Type(s): Dragon
Evolution: Axew –> Fraxure –> Haxorus

Axew is a Dragon-type Pokémon and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It develops into Fraxure, which in turn can develop into Haxorus. Axew’s all-purpose tools are its tusks, with which it cracks nuts, crushes berries or digs notches in trees to mark its territory. They are not yet particularly robust, which is why they sometimes break off if too much force is applied.

If this happens, a new pair grows immediately, comparable to the regeneration of Slowpoke’s rod, should it fall off. This new pair is usually stronger and more robust than the previous one, which also makes it last longer without breaking off again.

Axew are usually found in caves, sometimes in forests. Most of the time, Axew makes use of its tusks, which is reflected in attacks such as double slashes, slashers, guillotines and possibly dragon claws.

Because it also limits its territory, it is possible that territorial battles break out between two Axew or Axew and other Pokémon, which can be associated with attacks such as dragon rage, grimaces, mockery and especially anger.

Attacks by the opponent can also be countered with counterattacks or counterstrikes, should they pose a greater challenge for Axew. Finally, it can strengthen itself with Sword Dance or Dragon Dance in order to be able to overpower its opponents faster and more effectively.

1. Unown

Generation: II
Type(s): Psychic
Evolution: None

Unown is a Psycho-type Pokémon and has existed since the second generation of the game. Unown puzzles scientists of all generations. The mysterious symbol Pokémon is very rare, but always appears in large swarms. It chooses ancient sites such as the Alph ruins in Johto or the Trostu ruins in Sinnoh as their habitat.

Unown comes in many different forms. It is believed that the forms have different abilities. It tends to hang on walls. Its exterior is then reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphics of ancient civilizations.

Science has long been concerned with this connection and the question of whether Unown or writing existed first. So far, however, the question remains unanswered.

It is believed that Unown communicate with one another via telepathy. If several specimens meet, strange forces are released.

5 Rarest Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Finally, we have decided to focus on some Shiny Pokémon, as if Shiny Pokémon aren’t rare as it is. But yeah, although Shiny Pokémon are rare (except during Community Days and specific events), there are some that are rarer than others, to paraphrase Orwell.

5. Doduo

Generation: I
Type(s): Normal / Flying
Evolution: Doduo –> Dodrio

Doduo populations are only partially found in the wild, but are quite common in these areas. Particularly in the Kanto and Kalos regions, wild specimens can be found very often.

This two-headed Pokémon cannot fly well and makes up for it with its excellent walking ability. With its strong legs, it reaches top speeds of up to 100 km / h and is therefore even faster than its further development, Dodrio.

It leaves about 10 cm deep footprints in the ground. In evolutionary biology, this two-headed Pokémon is considered a sudden mutation.

There are theories among researchers that the ancestors of this Pokémon only had one head. Doduo has two heads with absolutely identical brains. However, a scientific study has shown that there are specimens of this Pokémon that have two different brains.

Furthermore, the brains of the two heads communicate their feelings with each other via telepathy. The two heads never sleep at the same time, but always alternately. While one head sleeps, the other looks out for enemies. In some areas an old tradition has survived to this day that Doduo is able to run well and that it is used for the local mail delivery.

4. Deino

Generation: V
Type(s): Dark / Dragon
Evolution: Deino –> Zweilous –> Hydreigon

Deino is a Pokémon with the types Dark and Dragon and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It develops into Zweilous, which in turn can develop into Hydreigon.

Deino is a small, four-legged Pokémon with blue skin and a black collar from the base of the neck to the head. This collar covers the entire head except for the mouth and nose. At the base of the neck, several red-purple wounds can be seen on the collar, which it inflicts on itself. The tail is short and inconspicuous.

It shows no great fighting qualities, but has its strength in attack. As a dragon and dark Pokémon, it also has appropriate attacks, such as breath of fire or bite, even if it cannot use them too powerfully.

Deino mostly live in caves because it makes no difference whether it is light or dark, because Deino cannot see anything anyway. So it runs against many obstacles and inflicts wounds on itself again and again. In addition, it eats just as much on its way to get to know things.

3. Rufflet

Generation: V
Type(s): Flying / Normal
Evolution: Rufflet –> Braviary

Rufflet is a Pokémon with the types Normal and Flying and has existed since the fifth generation of the game. It forms the basic form of Braviary. Furthermore, it forms the counterpart to Vullaby. The 50 centimeter tall and 10.5 kilogram heavy Rufflet is a Pokémon chick and is predominantly blue-gray in color.

Rufflet’s large, round head includes a small beak and two black eyes. On the head, there is a single feather with a red and white pattern. The rest of the head and its collar are covered with white down. The abdomen, has fan-shaped tail feathers with a white color. Its feet are relatively large, yellow and have black claws.

Rufflet often stay in mountains or rocky areas. There it remains for the most part in the care of his father. This makes it not a very good fighter. However, it can train its claws to crack some nuts, which these claws are pretty good at.

To gain experience, it sometimes attacks other Pokémon at random. It learns from its mistakes and tries purposefully on and on. After hatching, it even immediately attacks its parents in order to gain recognition. Older and more experienced Rufflet can even crack the shell of a clam and eat the inside.

2. Farfetch’d

Generation: I
Type(s): Flying / Normal (Kantonian) or Fighting (Galarian)
Evolution: None (Kantonian) / Galarian Farfetch’d –> Sirfetch’d

Farfetch’d is a Pokémon with the types Normal and Flying and has existed since the first generation of the game. Since the eighth game generation, it has had a regional form called Galarian Farfetch’d, in which it belongs to the Fighting type. Galarian Farfethc’d further evolve into Sirfetch’d.

Farfetch’d is a small, duck-like Pokémon, with mainly light brown plumage, with the belly and chest area and the inside of the wings being beige.

Farfetch’d wears a shaggy feather headdress and a V-shaped pattern over the large eyes. It also has a narrow, elongated beak and yellow waddling feet. In the iridescent form, his plumage is colored rust-red.

Farfetch’d is characterized by its green and white leek that it always carries with it. The Wild Duck Pokémon uses this as a weapon by using it like a sword. But the leek has many other uses; Farfetch’d also uses them to build nests or as a meal in dire need.

If someone enters the field on which his leek stalks grow, it drives him away personally with powerful blows. It cannot and does not want to live without its leek. Therefore it protects them with the commitment of its life. But if Farfetch’d eats up its leek in an emergency, it immediately goes in search of a new one.

1. Deoxys

Generation: III
Type(s): Psychic
Evolution: None

Deoxys is a Mythical Pokémon of the Psychic type and has existed since the third generation of the game. Deoxys was created by mutating a virus. This Pokémon is very intelligent, and its brain appears to be the crystal in its chest. This organ is able to fire laser beams.

In addition, Deoxys can move through the air with psychokinetic powers. As shown in the anime, it is able to regenerate any part of its body that it has lost through battle. It also has the ability to create an aurora without changing its shape. These lights are used in different electromagnetic wavelengths to communicate with other Deoxys.

Deoxys are also shown to have impaired vision due to various electromagnetic waves emitted by humans, Pokémon, and electrical objects. This Pokémon lives in space mainly in the interior of an asteroid, which orbits around the so-called asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Deoxys is in a special feud with the legendary dragon-Pokémon Rayquaza, which lives in the outer ozone layer of the earth and feels disturbed by the penetration of Deoxys into its habitat, so that this has led to a pronounced rivalry between the two. At these heights, both fought bitterly.

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