Top 10 Rarest Pokemon in Pokemon GO & How to Get Them


Jun 05, 2024 (Updated: Jun 05, 2024) • Filed to: Change GPS Location

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When you have already filled up your Pokédex with all the common Pokemon, you may set your sights on more rare ones. The rarity of a Pokemon is determined by how difficult it is to find and catch a Pokemon. There are many rare Pokemon in Pokemon Go but this article will only focus on the top 10 rarest Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Part 1: Top 10 Rarest Pokemon in Pokemon GO & How to Get Them

In order to make your quest of catching the 10 rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go we are going to list down the rarest ones and how you can get them. Without further ado here is everything you need to know to catch the rarest Pokemon.


Rotom is a unique Electric/Ghost-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go that can inhabit appliances and change its form and typing based on the appliance it inhabits. Originating from the Sinnoh region, Rotom can transform into Wash, Heat, Frost, Fan, and Mow.

How to Get Rotom: Rotom is rare because it is typically only available by completing a special Timed Research quest (which required a code in February 2024) or by getting lucky with the Snapshot photobomb feature.

Rotom Pokemon


Volcarona resembles a flying bug in appearance and it is a fire-type Pokemon that is extremely rare in Pokemon Go. A Volcarona is essentially an evolved form of Larvesta so the only way to acquire this Pokemon is by evolving a Larvesta to its maximum capacity.

How to Get Volcarona: As mentioned earlier you can't catch Volcarona and the only way to obtain this rare Pokemon is by getting 400 Larvesta candies to complete its evolution requirement.

Volcarona Pokemon


Jangmo-o rarely spawns in the wild making it a rare Pokemon to have. Most trainers adore this Pokemon due to its appearance and powerful attacks. There is an additional benefit in catching a Jangmo-o because it can be evolved into a Kommo-o.

How to Get Jangmo-o: You can either catch a Jangmo-o as it spawns in the wild or get it from a 10km reward egg.

Jangmo-o Pokemon


Melmetal is a strange-looking Pokemon that belongs to the steel type category. This Pokemon is the evolved version of Meltan which you can acquire by completing the Let's Go, Meltan quest. But the mystery box containing the Meltan can't be opened directly.

How to Get Melmetal: Once you complete the Let's Go, Meltan quest you have to transfer a Pokemon to Pokémon Home, Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu or Let's Go Eevee. After that, you will require 400 Meltan candies to evolve a Meltan into Melmetal.

Melmetal Pokemon


Sandile resembles a small crocodile and belongs to the dark type category. This Pokemon can be evolved into Krokorok and ultimately into Krookodile. However, finding Sandile its base form and then evolving it to its maximum evolution is not easy.

How to Get Sandile: You can get Sandile from a 12km egg and then use 125 candies to evolve it to its final state.

Sandile Pokemon

6The Lake Guardians - Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf

The Lake Guardians are three elusive Pokemon that reside in the lakes of Sinnoh. The three Sinnoh Lake Guardian Pokemon are named Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. All of them are water-type Pokemon that spawn in specific regions so trainers can only catch the Lake Guardian for your region.

How to Get Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf: Here are the regions for all three Lake Guardians.

Uxie - Asia and Pacific regions

Mesprit - Europe, Middle East, Africa and India

Azelf - Americas and Greenland

The best way to catch these Pokemon is through Tier 5 Raid Battles and by watching your nearby Pokemon list.

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Uxie Pokemon


Unown is a rare and uniquely shaped Pokemon in Pokemon Go that rarely spawns in the wild making it extremely difficult to find. This rare Pokemon has 28 different forms and finding just one of its forms can be considered equivalent to winning a lottery.

How to Get Unown: Now when it comes to actually catching a Unown your best chance of catching it is during an event. However, you can also find a Unown during a raid battle.

Unown Pokemon


Archen is a Rock and Flying-type Pokemon that resembles a bird and it is a part of your list because it is one of the rarest Pokemon in the game. There is no easy way to find Archen in the wild and you will need a lot of luck to encounter this Pokemon during your everyday exploration.

How to Get Archen: Archen can be found in 10km eggs.

Archen Pokemon


Despite its appearance, Zygarde is a dragon-type Pokemon that can be evolved to its impressive final humanoid form. Most trainers don't have any difficulty finding the Zygarde but evolving it is not easy. So even though the base form of Zygarde is not rare owning a fully evolved Zygarde is definitely a feat.

How to Get Zygarde: You can acquire a Zygarde by completing the From A to Zygarde quest. After that, you will have to collect 200 Zygarde Cells by walking and completing routes to evolve it to 100%.

Zygarde Pokemon

10The Galarian Legendary Birds

Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres are three Galarian Legendary Birds that are known for being hard to find and even harder to catch. They have a flee rate of 90% so even when you manage to find these birds there is only a slight chance that you can successfully capture them.

However, there are ways you can increase your chances of finding these Legendary Pokemon.

How to Get The Galarian Legendary Birds: When it comes to capturing these Pokemon you can only get them to spawn while using your Daily Adventure License. And to make sure you can catch these Pokemon you can use a Master Ball to make sure they don't escape.

The Galarian Legendary Birds Pokemon

Part 2: 5 Tips to Increase Your Chance of Getting the Rarest Pokemon

Apart from the specific methods for acquiring each of the 10 rare Pokemon mentioned earlier here are some additional tips to increase your chances of catching rare Pokemon.

Tip 1: Using Pokemon GO Spoofer-Wootechy iMoveGo

Being able to play Pokemon Go without actually walking can help you spend more time searching for rare Pokemon and increase your chances of capturing them. Wootechy iMoveGo Pokemon Go Spoofer can help trainers in exploring the maps quickly to find rare Pokemon as they spawn. This tool also lets players collect items to evolve Pokemon by allowing them to walk in the game without even moving a muscle in real life. Some key features of Wootechy iMoveGo that make it ideal for Pokemon Go location spoofing include:




  • Ability to instantly move to Pokemon spawn location with a single click.

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  • Ability to set fake locations with precision.

  • Scan GYM & PokeStop with a built-in map.

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Steps for using Wootechy iMoveGo

Step 1. Download and install Wootechy iMoveGo on your computer and launch it.

Step 2. Connect your phone that has Pokemon Go installed on it to your PC. USB or WiFi connection are both supported.

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Step 3. Select Teleport Mode, and set any location in the map that you want to either teleport or move your Pokemon Go character to. Click Move to start changing your Pokemon Go location through Wootechy iMoveGo.

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Step 4. It is also recommended to use Joystick Mode to find the rarest Pokemon. Set a reasonable movement speed and freely explore different locations in Pokemon GO without going outside.

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Tip 2: Hatch Eggs

Hatching eggs is one of the easiest ways to find rare Pokemon that don't spawn often in the wild. We recommend hatching 12km and 10km eggs to increase your chances of finding rare Pokemon. On top of that hatching eggs also helps you get Pokemon that don't normally spawn in your area.

Tip 3: Use Incense & Lure Modules

Incense and Lures are meant to attract Pokemon to you instead of you having to search for them. This method increases your chances of finding rare Pokemon especially if you don't get rare spawns in your area.

Tip 4: Use Remote Raid Passes

The Remote Raid Passes help you access raids against rare Pokemon from anywhere. You can either use PokeCoin or real world currency to acquire these passes and capture rare Pokemon with ease.

Tip 5: Trade Pokemon

Another great method to find the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon Go is by trading with other trainers. Pokemon Go comes with an in-built trading feature to let trainers trade with other trainers to acquire rare Pokemon.


If you weren't sure what the top 10 rarest Pokemon are in Pokemon Go, this article should help answer your question. We have also listed 5 methods for capturing each of the 10 rarest Pokemons and additional tips to increase your chances of adding rare Pokemon to your Pokedex. For instance, make use of the GPS location spoofer to teleport location, and use it's joystick to explore the Pokemon from all around the world.

Now that you have read the entire article you are ready to start capturing your favourite legendary creatures!

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