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While Pokémon Yellow Version remakes Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! may return Pokémon Trainers to the original region of Kanto, that doesn’t mean they can only obtain Kanto Pokémon there. While, sadly, only the first 151 Pokémon can be obtained in-game, players can get their hands on Alolan Forms of Gen I Pokémon — versions introduced in 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Moon for Nintendo 3DS.

Wanna know how to get Alolan Forms of your favorite Gen I Pokémon on your Nintendo Switch? Look no further! Here’s how.

What Alolan Pokémon can be obtained in Pokémon: Let’s Go?

The following Pokémon can be obtained in both Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!:

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Alolan Geodude
  • Alolan Diglett
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Alolan Rattata

The following can only be obtained in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or by trading with someone with that version of the game:

  • Alolan Grimer
  • Alolan Sandshrew

The following can only be obtained in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! or by trading with someone with that version of the game:

  • Alolan Meowth
  • Alolan Vulpix

How do I get the Alolan Pokémon I want?

Alolan Pokémon aren’t found in the wild; instead, they’re acquired by trading the original Kanto Form for the Alolan Form with various NPCs. Each NPC can be found in the Pokémon Center in the cities listed below. Plus, you can trade with them as many times as you want!

Alolan Form Can Be Found In Where to Find Arrives At
Rattata Both Cerulean City Level 12
Geodude Both Vermilion City Level 16
Diglett Both Lavender Town Level 25
Vulpix Let’s Go, Eevee! Celadon City Level 27
Sandshrew Let’s Go, Pikachu! Celadon City Level 27
Raichu Both Saffron City Level 30
Marowak Both Fuchsia City Level 38
Grimer Let’s Go, Pikachu! Cinnabar Island Level 44
Meowth Let’s Go, Eevee! Cinnabar Island Level 44
Exeggutor Both Indigo Plateau Level 46

What’re the differences between Kanto Forms and Alolan Forms?

Alolan Forms differ from Kanto Forms quite a bit, especially by the way they’re Typed. Here’s a list of differences in Typing:


Pokémon Kanto Form Type Alolan Form Type
Diglett Ground Ground/Steel
Dugtrio Ground Ground/Steel
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic Grass/Dragon
Geodude Rock/Ground Rock/Electric
Graveler Rock/Ground Rock/Electric
Golem Rock/Ground Rock/Electric
Grimer Poison Poison/Dark
Muk Poison Poison/Dark
Marowak Ground Fire/Ghost
Meowth Normal Dark
Persian Normal Dark
Vulpix Fire Ice
Ninetales Fire Ice/Fairy
Raichu Electric Electric/Psychic
Rattata Normal Dark/Normal
Raticate Normal Dark/Normal
Sandshrew Ground Ice/Steel
Sandslash Ground Ice/Steel


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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.