Pokémon GO: 10 Rare Pokémon You’ll Find Hardest to Catch

Fans are having a great time playing Pokemon GO, roaming around their city. The game is simple enough to understand and play, but many people want to progress very quickly. A lot of users have been asking about the rare Pokemon in Pokemon GO and how to find them. If you are looking for those rare ones, we have prepared a complete list for you.

The unique Pokemon listed below are the rarest ones you will find in the game, only if you get lucky. From a flying Dragonite to a giant lazy Snorlax, your game isn’t complete without these creatures in your Pokeballs. So if you want to know the rarest Pokemon in Pokemon GO, just check out the list below.

1. Articuno

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One of Kanto’s legendary birds, Articuno stands at #144 in the Pokedex. It is a freeze Pokemon with a hidden ability “snow cloak”. Its egg group as of now is undiscovered.

2. Zapdos

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This is the second legendary bird of Kanto at #145 on the Pokedex. Zapdos also comes from an undiscovered hatch group and has a static hidden ability. It is an electric flying Pokemon.

3. Moltres

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Being the third of Kanto’s legendary birds, Moltres is a fire Pokemon standing on #146 of the Pokedex. It has got a flame body.

4. Mewtwo

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Ranked on #150 in the Pokedex, Mewtwo is a psychic Pokemon and is very, very rare. It does not involve but ‘mega evolves’ into either Mega Mewtwo Y with Mewtwonite Y or Mega Mewtwo X with Mewtwonite X. This Pokemon can unnerve its opponent, and yes, it comes from an egg group that is still undiscovered.

5. Mew

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Standing at #151 on the Pokedex, Mew is one of the psychic duo alongside Mewtwo and is one of the rarest mythical Pokemon. It can learn every hidden or technical machine and also most of the tutor moves. Mew doesn’t evolve.

6. Dragonair


When the Dratini dragon Pokemon reaches Level 30, it evolves into Dragonair. Sitting at #148 on Pokedex, this Pokemon can shed its skin and belongs to dragon and water 1 egg group.

7. Dragonite

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Dragonair at Level 55 evolves into Dragonite and stands at #149. This pseudo-legendary Pokemon has got inner focus and can multiscale. It is from dragon and water 1 egg group.

8. Aerodactyl

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You can resurrect this fossil Pokemon from Old Amber. Aerodactyl sits at the #142 position on Pokedex and does not evolve. But it does mega evolve to Mega Aerodactyl after using Aerodactlite. It can pressure and unnerve its enemy. It is from the egg group flying and hatches between 7905 to 8159 steps for hatching.

9. Kabutops

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Kabuto at Level 40 evolves into Kabuto when revived with a Dome Fossil. It is a dual rock and water fossil Pokemon and is seen on the Pokedex at #141. It has got a hidden ability alongside battle armour and swift swim. Belonging to water 1 and water 3 egg grouping, Kabutops takes 7905 and 8159 steps to hatch.

10. Snorlax


This one is a normal Pokemon that evolves from a Munchlax if you attain a high friendship level. It is ranked at #143, and you can find wild Snorlax snoozing at odd places. You must catch this Pokemon by using Poke Flute to wake them up or setting Pokegear to the flute channel. Snorlax belongs to the monster egg group and has gluttony and immunity.

But how to find rare Pokemon in Pokemon GO? Where can you find them? We haven’t figured it out yet, but we are sure some player or the other will soon get their hands at one of these elusive creatures and will let us know how they caught it. We guess these Pokemon might appear after crossing a very high level in the game and after collecting loads of experience, but that’s just a guess.

In case you don’t know about it, a stampede was recently caused in Central Park, New York City due to a rare Pokemon. Apparently, a player shouted out that he had spotted a Vaporeon, an evolution of Eevee, in that area. Following this, a massive crowd of Pokemon GO players rushed there, some even jumping out of running cars. As you cannot choose which Pokemon Eevee will evolve into, it is a big deal to catch any of its evolution. Hopefully, no one was injured.

Have you been able to catch rare Pokemon in Pokemon GO? Do you know more rare Pokemon that could be found in Pokemon GO? Comment below. Also, you can catch those rare creatures using the egg hatching method.

For those who are not aware, Pokemon GO for Android has received a new update version 0.29.2 and is now available for download in the form of APK.

  • MsBeepers

    Caught a Dragonair sort of randomly as I was just getting started in the game. I wasn’t even level 5 yet. It just appeared near a river that runs through the downtown of a major urban area where I work. I didn’t realize it was rare until reading this article, but I can confirm I haven’t seen anymore of them since.

  • Amy

    I caught a Snorlax by a hotel no less. There’s a part of town where like 5 or 6 hotels all sit together and we were walking around there and sure enough he showed up. I caught him pretty easily which blew my mind. I only used one razz and two balls. Needless to say I was super excited and a few of my friends are jealous.

  • Austin Badura

    this list is terrible, the first five cannot even be caught, and then for some reason dragonair and dragonite are both here, AND dragonair is above dragonite for whatever odd reason. Also what the heck, every pokemon just has a description crammed with facts you can grab off serebii. Like this is pokemon go, not a main pokemon game, none of this information is important AT ALL. Just another website trying to suck up views by providing a bunch of nonsense.

  • Have you actually ever played a pokemon game or are you trying to be young and hip by talking about pokemon now that it’s exploded over the media?

    You’re giving my information about how to fix a bike in Latin when I need to know how where to buy a bike in Japan.

    • Corinthian

      Give them some credit. It must take sooo much effort to copy/paste irrelevant content from Bulbapedia.

  • Mr. Blue

    I hatched an Aerodactyl tonight from a 10k egg.

  • Arararararararararararararagi

    that’s like an adult walking into an underage drinking party saying “I can get you guys some alcohol if you want” then proceeding to go to warf, catch some fish, go to the supermarket, buy some soda, letting the fish sit in the soda for half an hour, then going back to the party like “yo, I got you guys the good stuff” and handing them a bag of cheetos each

  • Mike Palmer

    Caught a Dragonite near a gas station. I was Level 6 at the time…

  • Fred Brown

    Snorlax isn’t that rare, I have caught 7 snorlax in the wild and I’ve only been playing for 4 weeks now, I’ve also caught 3 dragonairs, I think blastoise is rarer than snorlax, I’ve only seen one blastoise in the wild, but he ran, yet I’ve seen 8 snorlax and caught 7. I think charizard, blastoise, riachu, and dragonite, are among the rarest in the game as of right now. Mewtwo, mew, and the legendary birds are Kindve irrelevant since they aren’t even in the game, and even when they are you won’t be able to catch them. The birds will be obtained depending on your team in some manner, while mewtwo is said to released at some large scale event where users will have to battle it down to catch it, so these are pretty irrelevant. Like I said, blastoise, charizard, riachu (I’ve seen more snorlax than pikachu), porygon, (dratinis are rare but not extremely rare, unless you live far from water I guess) alot of people around here have dragonites, yet no-one or very few I know, or talked to have caught or evolved blastoise, charizard, riachu, porygon, omastar, muk, or ninetales, I believe all of these to be more rare than dragonair, or snorlax. (Image below is proof of the 7 snorlax I’ve caught in the wild, none being from eggs, along with another image of my two dragonairs, yet I haven’t caught NH of those