10 Alolan Pokemon that players want to see in Pokemon GO

Alolan Pokemon that players want to see in Pokemon GO (Image via Sportskeeda)
Alolan Pokemon that players want to see in Pokemon GO (Image via Sportskeeda)

One of the main factors that keep Pokemon GO players hooked is the introduction of new creatures into the game. Given that the format of the game has been constant for years now, it is perhaps the best way the developers can keep adding novelty to the medium and retain its large player base. While adding new moves or shiny variants is a good incentive, it is far outshone by entirely new creatures joining the cast.

It has been almost seven years since the debut of Generation VII of Pokemon. This generation introduced many new features, such as Z-Moves and Ultra Beasts, as well as 81 new creatures. However, not all these creatures have been added to Pokemon GO.

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This article will take a look at some of the most exciting creatures from Alola that players will love to see included in Niantic's mobile game.


Mimikyu, Drampa, Necrozma, and other Alolan Pocket Monsters awaiting their Pokemon GO debut

1) Mimikyu

Mimikyu in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Mimikyu in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Mimikyu is one of the most interesting Pokemon designs to have been built. The Ghost/Fairy-type monster is known to dress itself up as a Pikachu. In the main series games, it has a signature ability called Disguise, which allows it to tank the first attack directed at it while losing 1/8 of its maximum HP.

Mimikyu is known to have a horrifying presence, so much so that anyone who looks at it without its disguise dies. This could make for an excellent Halloween release in Pokemon GO.


2) Drampa

Drampa in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Drampa in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Drampa is the only Normal/Dragon-type Pokemon introduced to date. It does not evolve from or into any other creature. As the name suggests, it looks like a dragon and a grandpa, making it a unique and quirky addition to the Pokémon world.

In Niantic's mobile game, it can have a maximum of 3294 CP. Although that is not the most impressive Dragon-type Pokemon out there, its unique typing can make it an exciting pick for some fights in the game.


3) Dhelmise

Dhelmise in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Dhelmise in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Dhelmise is a Ghost/Grass-type Pokemon introduced in Alola. It looks like an anchor and has a nautical theme going on with its design. Despite its appearance, it is not a Water-type Pokemon. In the main series game, it has a signature move called Anchor Shot.

In Pokemon GO, Dhelmise has a maximum CP of 3335. It can learn Fast Attacks like Astonish and Shadow Claw and Charged Attacks like Heavy Slam, Power Whip, and Shadow Ball.


4) Mudbray

Mudbray in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Mudbray in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Mudbray is a Ground-type Pokemon from Alola and resembles a donkey. Upon release in Pokemon GO, it will likely evolve into Mudsdale when given 50 Mudbray Candy. Mudbray can be an interesting Pokemon to be introduced as part of a Community Day event at some point in the future.

Although Mudbray's battle stats are not impressive, Mudscale can be pretty powerful, being a pure Ground-type Pokemon. It has a maximum CP of 3443 in Pokemon GO and can learn strong attacks like Bulldoze and Heavy Slam.


5) Blacephalon

Blacephalon in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Blacephalon in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Blacephalon is one of the Ultra Beasts introduced in the Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon versions of the Alola region games. In the main series, it is a Fire/Ghost-type Pokemon. A clown inspires its design, and it moves around like one.

It will do so in five-star raids whenever it arrives in Pokemon GO. Being an Ultra Beast, it has about the same status as a Legendary Pokemon. It will most likely have a base Attack stat of 315 and a maximum combat power of 3727 CP.


6) Necrozma

Necrozma in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Necrozma in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Necrozma is also called the Prism Pokemon and is the creature around whom Sun and Moon's final quests are based. Necrozma is a Psychic-type creature, but it can have several forms, such as Dusk Mane, Dawn Wings, and Ultra. Each of these has its unique abilities and signature moves.

It will be interesting to see how Pokemon GO implements all these different aspects of Necrozma when it is finally added to the mobile game. When added, it will be a five-star raid boss, and level 50 will have 4163 CP.


7) Poipole

Poipole in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Poipole in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Poipole is a Poison-type Pokemon from Alola. It is rare because it can evolve despite being an Ultra Beast. In the Main series games, it evolves into Naganadel when leveled up knowing Dragon Pulse. In Pokemon GO, however, it will require 200 Poipole Candy to evolve.

When it comes, you will want to evolve it to Naganadel, which gains a secondary Dragon-type upon evolution. Nanganadel is speculated to have a maximum of 3587 CP in Pokemon GO.


8) Marshadow

Marshadow in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Marshadow in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Marshadow is a cute-looking Fighting/Ghost-type creature. It is grey with bright red eyes and an overall shadow-like presence. In the main series, it has a signature move called Spectral Thief, a 90 base power, 100% accurate move, capable of stealing the opponent's stat changes.

In Pokemon GO, Marshadow will likely be introduced in a special raid, considering it is a Mythical Pokemon. It will probably have a base Attack of 265 along with 207 Stamina. You can expect Niantic to milk its release and a separate event to add its signature move.


9) Magearna

Magearna in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Magearna in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Magearna is another Mythical Pokemon from Alola. This one is a Steel/Fairy-type, which is probably one of the game's best (if not the best) type combinations. It has an insane nine resistances and two immunities, leaving it vulnerable to only very few attacks.

Magearna will most likely be part of some special raid upon release in Pokemon GO. In the mobile game, it will have a maximum of 4087 CP. In the main series games, it has a Fairy-type signature move called Fleur Cannon.


10) Zeraora

Zeraora in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)
Zeraora in the Pokemon anime (Image via The Pokemon Company)

Zeraora is yet another Mythical Pokemon from Alola. This feline creature is a pure Electric-type. It is also the last entry in the Alolan Pokedex. In the main series games, it is fast, with a base speed of 143. It also gets access to an Electric-type signature move called Plasma Fists.

Pokemon GO will most likely host a special event like the Elite Raids it did for Regieleki when it announces Zeraora's arrival. It will have a maximum CP of 3865 in the mobile game.


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Since the Season of Alola over a year ago, Pokemon GO has consistently added creatures from the region, the most recent being Ribombee and Cutiefly. Hopefully, these other highly anticipated regional monsters will also be added soon.