As we all know (I think) the pokemon available in Pokémon Go will be exclusively set to certain locations.
According to a recent interview, the pokemon will be placed according to the locations of real-life animals. This affirms the plan to have certain pokemon in certain parts of the world. The question is, which pokemon? Even more so, how will these regions be formed? By city? By country? By actual region? To say, buffalo don't exactly flourish in Chicago, where I live, so there wouldn't be Buffoulant here. Conversely, there are lots of seagulls, so we would have Wingull. Still, will that account for the entire Midwestern region of the U.S.?
With that said, I'd like to posit something both interesting and potebtially fun. In this discussion, how about we add a list pokemon we feel will appear in our respective regions, cities, or countries. The results could prove quite enlightening. I'll offer a short list of pokes that may appear in Chicago (since I'm not entirely versed in animals and plantlife of the Midwest lol).
Since only Gen 1 is said to be available at the start, I'll list only Gen 1:
- Rattata (Common Brown Rat)
- Raticate (Common Brown Rat)
- Spearow (Sparrow)
- Ekans (Garden Snake, right?)
- Pikachu (because duh)
- Vulpix (Red Fox)
- Psyduck (we have ducks)
- Golduck (we have large ducks)
- Meowth (Alley Cat)
- Koffing (Pollution)
- Weezing (see above)
- Grimer (our sewers smell)
- Muk (really bad)
- Magnemite ('cause magnets)
- Magneton (same as above)
- Goldeen (Goldfish)
- Farfetch'd (we have a lot of ducks)
- Gastly (Many places in Chicago are said to be haunted)
- Voltorb (Just makes sense)
- Electrode (^^^)
- Scyther (Praying Mantis)
- Magikarp ('cause Magikarps are everywhere)
Well, that's what I got. Feel free to discuss and share your own lists.