In Viridian Forest, it’s possible to encounter your very first rare spawn. As their name suggests, rare spawns are wild Pokémon with a very low chance of appearing. Additionally, these Pokémon aren’t listed in the area’s Habitat information in the Pokédex.
Finding a Rare Spawn
There are two ways to increase the chance of finding a rare spawn.
- By using a Lure, Super Lure or Max Lure.
- By creating a high Catch Combo.
Ideally, you want to do both.
Below is a table outlining how the Catch Combo affects the chance.
|Catch Combo||Rare spawn rate|
|1 to 5||x2|
|6 to 10||x3|
|11 to 20||x4|
|21 to 30||x5|
Sometimes, it may not be convenient to build a Catch Combo in a particular area. Fortunately, the increased rare spawn rate carries over even if you go to a different area. So you could build up a Catch Combo in an area with plentiful of a certain Pokémon, then move to the area where you want to actually find the rare spawn.
List of Rare Spawns
|Charmander||Fire||Route 3, Route 4 and Rock Tunnel|
|Squirtle||Water||Route 24, Route 25 and Seafoam Islands|
|Chansey||Normal||Routes 5-6, 8-18, 21 and 23, Diglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, Power Plant, Pokémon Mansion and Victory Road|
|Lapras||Water/Ice||Route 19 and Route 20|
|Charizard||Fire/Flying||Routes 1-4 and 6-25|
|Articuno||Ice/Flying||Routes 1-4 and 6-25|
|Zapdos||Electric/Flying||Routes 1-4 and 6-25|
|Moltres||Fire/Flying||Routes 1-4 and 6-25|
|Dragonite||Dragon/Flying||Routes 1-4 and 6-25|