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Rare Catches in ‘Pokémon Go’

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When the mobile game app Pokémon Go was released in 2016 on iOS and Android, it took nearly no time at all for it to become one of the biggest gaming hits ever, and it’s by far the absolute biggest hit the world has seen yet for an augmented reality game!

A product of a gargantuan collaborative effort between Nintendo and software company Niantic, games that make it this big and that receive acclaim from all different sorts of demographics and age ranges are quite rare and a huge feat to accomplish! All across the world, people were downloading the game and heading outside to see what kind of virtual reality Pokémon characters would appear in their neighborhood and local hangouts, sharing their finds and catches on social media, making selfies with Pokémon ubiquitous.

Positive Effects

Huge crowds of people could be seen traversing the outdoors, whether it be urban or rural, and positive stories about weight loss and people feeling healthier due to getting more exercise from the game abound. In fact, there are numerous heartwarming stories related to this hit game, such as parents having an easier time bonding with their children, people being able to make new friends based on shared love of the game, and it’s even helped people to fight off depression!

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The biggest hit factor behind this mobile gaming phenomenon is that Pokémon Go brings what was once a world only accessible on a TV screen or gaming console like the Nintendo Switch into the real world itself! It’s nothing but a thrill to be able to open up the Pokémon Go app on your phone, take a little walk, and then open up your camera to find that there are Pokémon hanging out in your favorite spaces.

Staying Power

The draw that keeps people enamored and coming back to still play throughout the past few years is the fact that you can collect all sorts of lovable Pokémon characters. There are a few characters that seem to pop up anywhere you go in the world. But the biggest excitement is when you have a certain handful of Pokémon in mind, your absolute faves. Some of the favorite Pokémon tend to be a bit rare, so you may have to do some research and quite possibly take a short trip here and there, discover some new places along the way, and then finally battle to capture your long sought after Pokémon!

In fact, for super rare Pokémon from Pokémon Go, such as Legendary or Mythical type Pokémon, these are often located (on purpose) in only certain select countries or regions of the world. With a passport in one hand and a mobile phone in the other, a few die-hard gamers have made the needed treks around the world to battle and capture the rarest and most fabled of Pokémon in the game!

Our Favorite Rarities in Pokémon Go

To start with, based on info shared by players and general trends within Pokémon Go itself, if you’re asking about the absolute rarest Pokémon in the game at the moment, it seems that these are the Top 5 most elusive:  Axew, Unown, Chimecho, Tirtouga, and Archen.

However, we’d love to share some of the most kawaii of these rare Pokémon characters within the game!

The kawaii trio of Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie
These three Pokémon, also known as the Lake Trio, are exceedingly rare and difficult to locate within Pokémon Go. However, as cute as they may be, they have quite an interesting and regal backstory. Their names are inspired by the three Imperial Regalia of Japan. These are composed of a mirror that represents wisdom, a jewel signifying wisdom, and a sword symbolizing valor.

Unown
A super rare Psychic type Pokémon, one of the interesting points of its design is that there is more than one, quite a few perhaps, and each variant shape of this Pokémon represents a letter of the Latin alphabet. Apparently there is no rhyme or reason as to where exactly might be the best area in the world to try catching it. If you locate one of these you are lucky for sure!

Shiny Pokémon
This category in Pokémon Go is interesting in that it’s comprised of not entirely uncommon characters, but these Pokémon are made extra special because they’re colored quite differently than usual!

Pikachu Libre
This variant of Pikachu outfitted in a Lucha libre type outfit is unique in that it’s not necessarily impossible to find, but you’ll need to be at a super high level within the game in order to battle and capture it.

Do you have what it takes to catch some of these super rare finds? We believe in you! Let us know in the comments what some of your favorite Poké-rarities are, and if there are any in particular that you’ve already caught or that you’re trying to catch! Best of luck in the game!

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