Catching them all in 'Pokémon GO' has never been easy, but it's considerably harder than it used to be. Ever since launch, the game has featured a series of regional exclusive Pokémon that could only be captured in a particular part of the world, meaning that anyone looking to actually complete the Pokédex would need to shell out some serious cash on international flights, or maybe work as a flight attendant. Forbes' Paul Tassi is not a fan, arguing that it makes it all but impossible for the vast majority of players to fulfill the game's basic promise. I tend to like the idea: Pokémon GO is all about getting out into the real world, and the concept of Regional Exclusives reinforces the idea that certain Pokémon "live" in certain places -- I'd like to see more Regional Exclusives, not less. Regardless, half the battle is actually finding the things, and Gen 3 introduced some new creatures that didn't play by the established rules. This is something that the global hive mind of Reddit is exceptionally good at figuring out, so read on to see where you need to go to catch 'em all.
The Silph Road subreddit also keeps the excellent, updated, zoomable map, so you can use it to check what's available in your area if you live close to a border.
For those just joining us, the game's original exclusives are available in broad, continent-approximating areas. They are as follows:
Gen 2 introduced two more regional exclusives, Corsola and Heracross.
Plusle and Zangoose: Approximately the global West with a jag at the edge of Eurasia, encompassing North America, Africa, and large parts of the Middle East.
Minun and Seviper: Everywhere Plusle and Zangoose are not found, i.e Europe, Asia and Oceana.
Relicanth: New Zealand and New Zealand.
Gen 3 is not done releasing, and I predict we'll see one more Regional Exclusive in the mix, because the game is available in Africa but the region does not yet have a Regional Exclusive of its own. Pokémon GO will also be coming out in China soon, and while China will likely participate in Asian Exclusives, it would not be out of the question for Niantic to throw in something special to mark the occasion as well. As in the old days of the Silk Road, Central Asia sits at an especially convenient crossroads for taking advantage of multiple regions, though the game is not available in all of those countries.