It’s been a busy night for fans of the Pokemon franchise. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee were finally announced, along with a brand new game for Switch and mobile devices called Pokemon Quest, plus a core RPG in the franchise was confirmed to still be coming in late 2019. If all that weren’t enough, Pokemon GO fans can now catch their first Alolan Pokemon in the game.
Alolan Pokemon were first announced for Pokemon GO last week, and Niantic has now made at least one Alolan Pokemon go live in the game. Players should now be seeing Alolan Exeggutor appearing out in the wild, and it seems as though the creature is fairly common. From our own testing, we’ve seen at least one Alolan Exeggutor at most of the PokeStops we’ve visited.
Alolan Exeggutor appears to have been added specifically to celebrate the announcement of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, which will feature Pokemon GO integration as previously rumored. First-generation Pokemon that players have caught in Pokemon GO can be transferred to Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, and gifts can be sent from the Switch titles to the mobile game.
Alola, Trainers! ???? As excitement builds for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!—coming in November to Nintendo Switch—Alolan Exeggutor has arrived! https://t.co/yUXC4VyvUy pic.twitter.com/F8C0yveJDB
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 30, 2018
While Alolan Exeggutor is the first Alolan form Pokemon to make it to Pokemon GO, it’s likely that the other Alolan forms aren’t far behind. A leaked list of Alolan Pokemon in Pokemon GO appeared earlier this week, confirming that basically every Alolan Pokemon is already prepped to launch in the game.
It’s possible that the other Alolan Pokemon will all be added to Pokemon GO all at once, possibly as a special event. Speculation points to Alolan Pokemon coming to the game as part of the Pokemon GO‘s second anniversary celebration in July, which will include another Pokemon GO Fest event along with other festivities.
We can’t quite nail down exactly when other Alolan Pokemon will be coming to Pokemon GO, but they should come to the game sooner rather than later. In the meantime, trainers should be sure to add Alolan Exeggutor to their collection soon, as it’s unclear how long it will stay this common in the wild.
Pokemon GO is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.