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Which Pokemon can you only catch once in a game? If anyone has a list that includes non legendary Pokemon that would be great. Also, this includes all games not just sun and moon.

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By "all games" do you mean all core games, or spinoffs like Mystery Dungeon as well?
No sorry i meant just like the main series games
Only once or a limited number of times? I know for example there are two wild Celesteelas in SM, but no more. Also, is it limited to catching or from gifts and trades as well?
it says limited @sumwun
He also said, "only once". I'm trying to clarify.
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Every Pokemon here fits into one of these four categories unless otherwise specified: Legendary Pokemon, Gift Pokemon, Interactable Pokemon and In-Game Trades. Comment below if there's anything mistakes because there probably will be some...

Gen I

Red and Blue

  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle
  • Snorlax
  • Hitmonlee/Hitmonchan
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Omastar/Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Mr. Mime
  • Farfetch'd
  • Jynx (freely available in Jp. Red & Green

Yellow

  • Starter Pikachu (available in Red, Blue & Green though)
  • Virtually every Pokemon listed above.

Gen II

Gold and Silver

  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile
  • Togepi
  • Shuckle
  • Snorlax
  • Sudowoodo
  • Aerodactyl

Crystal

  • Celebi (event)
  • The Pokemon listed above.

Gen III

Ruby & Sapphire

  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip
  • Lileep and Anorith
  • Castform
  • Wynaut
  • Beldum

Emerald

FireRed & LeafGreen

  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle
  • Snorlax
  • Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Omantye and Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Togepi
  • Lickitung
  • Farfetch'd
  • Jynx

Words of wisdom: breeding was introduced in Gen II and global trading was introduced in Gen IV, so all of these Pokemon are far from having a limited availability. This is just 'limited availability' in that you're too lazy to breed them, you're internet connection sucks and you don't have any friends. Don't worry, I am all of those things.

I plan to finish this later but just letting everyone know that I can answer this; Indi has got things under control.

Hope I helped. :)
Source: Basically every Serebii page in existence

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