Reflecting on a leisurely Friday, my thoughts wandered to the world of Pokémon Go, which led me to ponder the diverse Pokemon species found within the game. Suddenly, I realized that certain Pokémon I once had in my Pokedex had become elusive and no longer obtainable. It has been quite some time since I last encountered these Pokémon, such as the enigmatic Shiny Detective Hat Pikachu. This realization prompted me to compile a list of Pokémon that may never grace our presence again.
Just like in any game, there are items of such rarity that they become exceedingly difficult to find or appear only once, never to be seen again. Pokemon Go is no exception to this phenomenon. Some Pokemon prove elusive, while others are limited to a single appearance, becoming fragments of the past, lost to time.
A prime example is the Shiny Mew, which I vividly recall diligently completing research tasks in order to acquire. To the best of my recollection, that particular event marked the inaugural and final appearance of Shiny Mew in Pokemon Go.
All these musings led me to ponder further: Which Pokemon has vanished from the realm of Pokemon Go? In my eagerness to assist, I have compiled a comprehensive list of Pokemon that have eluded our sights for a considerable duration, signifying their unattainability.
List of Pokemon That Have Faded from Pokemon Go:
- Shiny Detective Hat Pikachu
- Female Detective Hat Pikachu
- Shiny Mew (Research tasks for acquiring a Shiny Mew are no longer available)
- Shiny Celebi (Research tasks for acquiring a Shiny Celebi are no longer available)
- Clone Pokemon
- Costume Lugia (This unique variant was exclusively distributed during the Pokemon Go Chicago Go Fest in 2017. Costume Lugia was solely obtainable as a gift from Niantic following the event)
- Shiny Fragment Hat Pikachu (Available for purchase on platforms such as eBay)
- Armored Mewtwo (Gratitude goes to the community. It is worth noting that Armored Mewtwo can still be traded)
- Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh
Please note that the aforementioned Pokemon, once cherished and sought-after, have regrettably departed from the Pokemon Go landscape, leaving trainers to wistfully reminisce about their encounters.