When Pokemon Go first came out, players quickly discovered that a handful of Pokemon were exclusive to each region. Tauros was available only to North American players, Farfetch'd was available only in Japan, Kangaskhan spawned only in Australia, and Mr. Mime appeared only in Europe. So when Pokemon Go announced that a new wave of Pokemon were coming, players speculated whether more Pokemon could only be acquired in one part of the world.
The good news is that there's only one new region exclusive Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but the bad news is that it's one of the most popular Pokemon from the Johto region. Heracross is exclusive to Central and South America, meaning that you need to live below the 29th parallel to find a Heracross.
Heracross was one of Ash's powerhouse Pokemon in the Johto region, a Bug/Fighting type with a massive horn that could defeat just about any enemy. Heracross's finest moment came when it fought Gary's Magmar and won during Ash's climactic battle with his rival in the Johto region.
The one silver lining is that Niantic's cutoff line actually includes parts of the United States. The southern tips of Florida and Texas are both underneath the 29th parallel, so North American players will only need to travel to Miami or another city in South Florida to obtain a Heracross for their collection.
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