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Are there any Pokemon that must be specially obtained besides event Pokemon, and exclusives?

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every game obv.

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There are a tons Pokemon that can be encountered in quite a different way than usual.

Pokemon Red/Blue/FireRed/LeafGreen

  • After rescuing Mr Fuji from the Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town during Team Rocket's invasion, you will receive a Poke Flute, which will wake up Snorlax that are in your way. Once you wake up a Snorlax, you will engage in battle. There are 2 Snorlax you can catch in the entire game: One on Route 12, and one on Route 16.


Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal/HeartGold/SoulSilver

  • On Route 36, there is a Sudowoodo who has blocked the shortcut between Goldenrod and Violet City and has blocked the way to Ecruteak City. After defeating the Goldenrod Gym Leader, Whitney, you'll need to go to the Goldenrod Flower shop, which is east of the gym, to receive a Sprayduck. Go to Route 36 to spray water on the Sudowoodo and prepare to engage in battle.

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  • Remember that Mystery Egg you delivered to Mr. Pokemon's House? After defeating the first gym, you will need to go to the nearest Pokemart to receive a Togepi egg from one of Professor Elm's aides.

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Source (G/S/C)

  • On Fridays, you can catch an interactive Lapras deep in Union Cave.

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  • In the Lake of Rage, there is an interactive, red Gyarados that you can battle only once, so catch it while you can.

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  • In Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, you can wake a Snorlax blocking your path on Route 11 near Diglett's Cave. You'll need the Poke Flute app first!

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  • In HeartGold and Soulsilver, there is a special feature that allows you to place certain objects in the Safari Zone to make different Pokemon appear. You can even make Pokemon such as Nuzleaf and other Pokemon you can't through regular gameplay appear! The Pokemon that appear depend on the the environment, objects placed, and consecutive days the environment has been standing. For a full list of Pokemon that appear in the Safari Zone and the conditions to meet them, click here.


  • In Emerald only, Sudowoodo can be found in the Battle Frontier as a road block. If you use the Wailmer Pail on it, you will engage in battle with it.



  • Drifloon appears next to the Valley Windworks Building every Friday after you save the manager from Team Galactic.


  • In D/P/Pt, you can slather trees with honey and wait for a Pokemon to appear! The illusive Munchlax Trees are no exception! Here is a list of Pokemon that can appear from honey trees!

  • After 8:00pm in the Old Chateau, after completing the Sinnoh Pokedex in D/P, you can interact with an odd television in one of the rooms. If you agree to tap the television screen, Rotom will engage battle with you! In Platinum, you can battle Rotom any time in the game, any time of day. However, there is only 1 Rotom in each game, so catch it while you can!


  • In Pokemon Platinum only, you receive a Togepi egg from Cynthia in Eterna City.


  • In all versions, you can receive a Riolu egg if you have an extra party slot after helping Riley in the mines of Iron Island with Team Galactic.


Black/White/Black 2/White 2

  • Volcarona has quite a few methods of obtaining. In Pokemon Black and White, you can receive a Larvesta egg from a Ranger inside a cliffhouse on route 18. Also, in the meta game, you can go deep into the basement of Relic Castle to capture Voclarona. As for Black 2 and White 2, you are able to access the Relic Castle and interact with Voclarona from an entrance within Relic Passage that is only accessible from the PWT cave entrance.


  • in Black 2 and White 2, once you've seen every Pokemon in the Unova region, Juniper will give you a license that enables you to fly to the Nature Preserve by Mistralton Cargo Services. There, you will see a shiny Haxorus waiting for you.


  • In Undella Bay, you can capture an interactive Jellicent. It appears Mondays in Black 2 and Thursdays in White 2.


  • In the Seaside Cave, once you obtain the Colress Machine by progressing to the point you witness Terrakion, use it on the Crustle blocking the East exit to Team Plasma's ship in Black 2 and White 2, then you will engage in battle with it.


  • On Thursdays, A Mandibuzz (B2) or a Braviary (W2) will fly behind the house in which someone mentions one of them.


  • In Black 2 and White 2, the hidden grotto on Route 5 will have a Minccino with a Hidden Ability. After defeating/capturing it, a Liepard with a Hidden Ability as well may appear shortly after.


Here is a broad list of rather unusual methods to obtain Pokemon:

  • In Pokemon X and Y, you can encounter certain Pokemon such as Rotom in trash cans in the Lost Hotel and Pokemon Village. Click here for more information.

  • In every generation except generation II, there are methods to receiving and reviving fossils. Click here for more information.

  • Feebas in particular is what you would really call a rare Pokemon, as they appear on only a very few certain tiles in a specific location in each Pokemon game. Click here for more information.

  • Certain Pokemon can pop up from Rock Smash in generations II-III and generation VI. For Pokemon in X & Y that appear from shattering boulders, click here.

  • Before good ol' Black 2 and White 2 were out, where there were Eevees galore in a metropolitan park, there was one FREE Eevee you could get in generations I-IV. Here are the methods of obtaining Eevee.

  • In generations I-II and their remakes, there were game corners that allowed you to receive Pokemon as prizes! The Pokemon you can get from each game corner vary from from game to game. So here are some lists of Pokemon you can get from each game corner in each game:

Celadon City
Goldenrod City

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There are a few like Rotom, that can only be obtained (as in X/Y) only by certain events like finding it in the lost hotel's dustbins.
Other than these, most in-game legendaries are also specially obtained as interactive Pokemon, (non-legendary interactive Pokemon iclude the red Gyarados, shiny Haxorus and Snorlax).

Roaming legends also need special conditions fulfilled to be found in the wild.

Hope I helped!

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That's quite a lot to list so here's the link
All the event Pokemon are found here

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He specifically said to exclude event Pokemon. xD
OH god
Pls hide it I have to go...
XD It's ok