After about 10,000 Pidgeys and Rattatas and you can start to think that Pokemon Go might be starting to get a little stale, but be patient and remain on the hunt, because bigger game is out there! If you can manage to capture any of the Pokemon included in our 5 Rare Pokemon in Pokemon Go list, you will instantly become the envy of your local gym!
Coming across a wild Lapras is almost unheard of for most gamers, but it is, of course, hatchable using a 10km egg. There are 17 possible Pokémon that could be hatched from an egg, so this still leaves players with a fairly slim chance of actually adding this rare Pokémon to their collection.
North American players may feel as though Tauros is not deserving of being on this list – although still fairly rare even among trainers stateside, but it is rumored that certain Pokémon are only attainable (in the wild) in select regions across the world, and Tauros can only be found in North America.
Much like Tauros, Kangaskhan is a Pokémon that is rumored to be region specific. Unlike Tauros, however, the rumored region is Australia, which is great for all of those Pokémon fans down under, but fairly unfortunate for players living on one of the other six continents.
So there are a few players out there who have caught a Dragonite in their kitchens making a midnight snack or even while out retrieving their morning papers, but other than those few ultra-lucky individuals, this incredibly popular Pokémon from both the game franchise and the anime is extremely, extremely rare. Seriously, this thing is ridiculously hard to find.
In the original series of Pokémon games, Aerodactyl was an extremely rare late game find, so it comes as no surprise that the same holds true for Pokémon Go as well. While reported sightings of this ancient rock and flying-type creature are not completely unheard of, they are certainly uncommon encounters indeed.