Pokémon GO trainers are treated to a special surprise today, with the announcement that Alolan forms of Pokémon that are originally discovered from the Kanto Region will soon be appearing on Pokémon GO.
For the uninitiated, Alolan Pokémon are a regional variant of species coming from the Alola region. Since these Pokémon have adapted to a different kind of habitat, they have also taken a form and appearance that is different from its species from other parts of the world. For example, the ground Pokémon Sandshrew has an Ice/Steel Alolan form, while the Psychic/Grass type Exeggcutor has a Dragon Type Alolan form.
The game’s website mentions that these unique variants, which are originally seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, will “make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks”, so you better start taking a closer look to see if that Diglett has a strand of hair on its head.