List of Rare Pokemon to Catch for Pokémon Sun and Moon

Trying to catch those rare Pokémon in Pokémon Sun and Moon? Well, no need to fret! Here, we now have the list of those Pokémon that you’ve been desperately trying to catch. Was it just a trick of the light? Maybe because you lack sleep that you saw something that wasn’t there to begin with? Here’s the list of the rare Pokémon and where to find them.

Melemele Island


As the first island, Melemele Island is where many of the old generation Pokémon will show up. Since it’s the first island you land on, many of the rare Pokémon are rather low leveled but can still prove to be a force to be reckoned with. For example, that Pichu in Route 1 can turn into a Raichu. You can also catch a Munchlax if you haven’t gotten the promo Munchlax with the Pulverizing Pancake Snorlax. Another Pokémon that’ll prove to be useful is the Bagon which turns into the fearsome Salamence from Gen III. So building your team from Pokémon on this island will help you in the long run.

List of Rare Pokemon on Memele Island

Route 1

  • Pichu
  • Munchlax (The tall grass behind the rock that can be destroyed by Tauros’ Charge)

Melemele Sea

  • Luvdisc (fishing spot)
  • Corsola (fishing spot)

Hau’oli City

  • Pichu

Route 3

  • Bagon (It summons Salamence for help)

Melemele Garden

  • Butterfree

Umitsusagi’s Cave

  • Barboach (fishing spot)

Kalae Bay

  • Shelder (fishing spot)

Akala Island

Akala Island Art
Akala Island Art

Route 4 and 6 of Akala Island has Eevees running around the place. However, there are differences. In Pokémon Sun, you can catch a Passimian in the Lush Jungle. While in Pokémon Moon, Oranguru is available.

Route 4

Paniola Town

  • Barboach (fishing spot)

Paniola Ranch

  • Tauros
  • Miltank

Route 5

  • Butterfree

Brooklet Hill

  • Feebas (fishing spot)
  • Alomola (fishing spot)

Route 6

  • Eevee

Route 7

  • Staryu

Vera Volcano Park

Route 8

  • Stufful
    Chinchou (fishing spot)

Route 9

  • Corsola (fishing spot)

Lush Jungle

U’la U’la Island

Since Mimikyu has the ability Disguise, there are times it won’t take damage. The Pokémon has a low spawn rate at the Thrifty Megamart. It may take some time but its worth having a Ghost Pokémon in your party.

Coast at the Back of U’la Ula Island

  • Bruxish (fishing spot)

Route 13

  • Bruxish (fishing spot)

Route 14

  • Bruxish (fishing spot)

Route 15

  • Bruxish (fishing spot)

Thrifty Megamart

  • Mimikyu

Poni Island

Time to find rares on Poni Island!
Welcome to Poni Island

In Poni Island, this is one of the few places where you can get the rare Water/Ice type Lapras. Because of its high defensive stats and Water/Ice combination, Lapras is useful for taking out Dragon-type, Flying type, or Ground-type Pokémon like Garchomp (Dragon/Ground Type), Flygon (Dragon/Ground type). Also, at the Poni Island Canyon, you get to capture a Dratini there. When it hits level 55, it turns into the fearsome Dragon/Flying type Dragonite. With high HP, Hyper Beam, and Outrage, Dragonite can be a force to be reckoned with when fighting the Elite Four.

Fisher’s Village

  • Dhelmise (fishing spot)

Poni Wildlands

  • Lapras (Surf along the water)
  • Relicanth (appears more when you fish)

Poni Rocky Beach

  • Sharpedo (appears more when you fish)

Poni Canyon

Here’s the current list for now for all the rare Pokémon you can catch in Pokémon Sun and Moon. We’ll be updating this as we go along to see what are the Pokémon exclusive for Pokémon Sun and Moon.

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  1. By the way, I have finished the game and looking to become stronger. I am a kid, and my dad hasn’t even finished the game yet, and he plays way more than I do because I have to go to school. So, I need to get as many rares as possible so I can beat my dad. He already said he is buying me the Ultra Sun for Christmas, and he said also there was a challenge. I am going to whip his but at this! XD

  2. Will you please just have a list of Pokemon that are really rare like charizard, Lunala, etc. That is all that i am looking for and I thought I would find it by now, but with my luck, I haven’t. Thanks in advance. 🙂