As you may know, I have been hunting a lot for shiny Pokémon. This has led me to realize how rare encountering some of these Pokémon out in the wild is. Getting the shiny charm can be difficult because of a few of these Pokémon so I figured I would mention them in case you also want to consider hunting with the shiny charm in the future and don’t want to rely on Wonder Trade. Do note that this does not include version exclusives. It also is based on the ones I personally had the most trouble with finding.
- Ditto, Zorua, Zoroark
These Pokémon are difficult to find because they take on the forms of other Pokémon. There are many ways to tell that they are fake such as by their difference in movement or by the fact that they are spawning by themselves instead of being surrounded by their previous evolutions like usual. The fastest way though is to hold the ZR button to inspect the Pokémon and see if it actually is how it appears.
Spiritomb is a bit of a special Pokémon since it only spawns in three different locations in the wild and all three locations are in the snowy mountain area. There is one on the cliff that looks out into the autumn forest. There is one on a ridge on the east side of the river close to where the river meets the ocean. The last one is by some ruins in the snow. They always spawn in those fixed locations so if you can, then try and find them.
3. Pokémon in Trees
There are some Pokémon that only spawn in trees. The only way to encounter them is to knock them down by bashing your ride Pokémon into the trees so that they fall down. These Pokémon can be a bit tricky to find. However, the hardest one to find is definitely Slakoth. Good luck finding that Pokémon in the trees. You are better off breeding it to add it to the Pokédex. If you do want to find it though, roam by the two trees near the marsh area in the South Province.
4. Final Evolutions
Most final evolutions do not show up on the map and you must either evolve them or find them through raids. Most of these raids will not unlock until after you beat the game, so it might be better to just evolve them yourself instead of trying to wait. This especially applies to Scizor, Gengar, Slowking, and Palafin since they have special evolution conditions.
Blissey is another one of those rarely seen Pokémon that is only found in Area Three of the Northern Province. It is quick to run away if you do see one, so make sure to keep an eye out for it if you can.
6. Alternate Forms
This is more of a bonus but some Pokémon forms are rarer than others and are harder to find with only a 1 in 100 chance of finding them. These Pokémon include Authentic Form Sinistea, the Family of Three Maushold, and the Three Segment Dudunsparce. These are not needed for the Pokédex, but you can consider yourself lucky for finding them.
That’s all I have for today. Nothing too crazy since I am spending most of my time doing some hunts. I can say at the rate things are going there will definitely be another shiny hunting post next week so look forward to that.