To catch Hawlucha in Pokemon GO, you must be in Mexico. This is because it only spawns in the wild in that particular country.
Unfortunately, as it is a region-exclusive Pokemon, there is no other way of encountering one in the game.
Like all of the other region-exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon GO, even if it can only be caught in a certain region, you can still trade to get one.
If you have a friend who is going to Mexico on vacation, make sure to ask them to catch as many Hawlucha as they can while they’re there! Then you can do a special trade with them to get Hawlucha and add it to your Pokedex!
Will Hawlucha Always Be Region-Exclusive in Pokemon GO?
Pokemon GO developer Niantic has not spoken about Hawlucha being region-exclusive yet. However, it is safe to assume that it will always be exclusive to Mexico.
Despite this, there is the possibility that players all over the world will be able to catch it during a limited-time event at some point in the future.
For instance, Pokemon GO Tour – Global events regularly feature region-exclusive Pokemon such as Tropius, Torkal, and Relicanth, which are all usually exclusive to certain regions in the world.
Therefore, Hawlucha could appear as a wild Pokemon spawn or in Eggs during a future Pokemon GO Tour – Global event!
Luckily, Niantic has also added a brand-new Pokemon to Pokemon GO which can be caught no matter where you are in the world. Here’s how to catch Gimmighoul in Pokemon GO!