The universal aspiration held by all Pokémon GO trainers is to be "the very best, like no one ever was." To be "the very best" entails not only catching them all and levelling up your team, but also capturing the rare Pokémon that don't show up so often in the Pokémon GO game.

READ ALSO: 20 Pokemon Go Locations In Toronto Where You Can Catch 'Em All

To help all of you Pokémon GO players out, I've come up with a list of places in Toronto where you can catch a few of these rare Pokémon:

NOTE: The Pokémon on this list are rare in that they are not so frequently encountered in Toronto via the Pokémon GO game (see rarity chart here). They are not necessarily legendary species. Some locations may be based on temporary sightings in the PokéRadar app and are subject to change for each Pokémon.


Jigglypuff

  • Humber Summit - south of Steeles near Fenmar Dr
  • Mississauga - north of Central Pkwy E along Mississauga Valley Blvd

Growlithe

  • Mississauga - in the Angel Pass Dr and Ridgeway Dr area
  • Richmond Hill - in the Wainwright Ave neighbourhood

Machamp

  • Scarborough Junction - south of St. Clair Ave E along Midland Ave
  • Ajax - near the roundabout between Williamson Dr W and Bellinger Dr

Onyx

  • Briar Hill - south of Lawrence Ave along Lotherton Pathway
  • Downsview - south of Sheppard along Seeley Dr
  • Rosewood  - in the Alexmuir Blvd area

Lapras

  • St. James Town - near the corner of St. James Ave and Bleecker St
  • Corktown - in the St. Lawrence St and King St E area
  • Leslieville - South of Queen St E between Rushbrooke Ave and Leslie St

Electabuzz

  • Malvern - east of Neilson Rd along Tapscott Rd
  • Thornhill - in the Charles St and Arnold Ave neighbourhood

Hitmonchan

  • Westmount - east of Royal York Rd along La Rose Ave

Kangskhan

  • Entertainment District - in the Rogers Centre

Porygon

  • Long Branch (Etobicoke) - along Lakeshore Blvd near Fortieth St
  • Briar Hill - south of Lawrence Ave along Lotherton Pathway

Alakazam

  • Miliken - in Miliken District Park
  • Agincourt North  - near the corner of McCowan Rd and Kenhatch Blvd
  • Markham - near the corner of Middlefield Rd and Highglen Ave

Kabutops

  • Bayview Village - north of Citation Dr along Bunty Ln
  • Malton - along Airport Rd near Victory Park

Dratini

  • Regent Park - west of Parliament St along Woodward Evans Lane
  • York Mills - north of the 401 in the Harrison Garden Blvd area
  • Orchard Heights - near the corner of North Service Rd and Tolman Rd

Dragonair

  • St James Town - near the corner of St. James Ave and Bleeker St
  • Silverthorne - in the Algarve Crescent and Turnberry Ave neighbourhood
  • Briar Hill - south of Lawrence Ave along Lotherton Pathway

Dragonite

  • Entertainment District - Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

Aerodactyl

  • Entertainment District - Jack Layton Ferry Terminal
  • St James Town - west of Parliament St along St James Ave
  • Maryvale - in the Reddins Rd and Crosland Dr neighbourhood

Snorlax

  • North Toronto - north 0f Eglinton St on Yonge St
  • Roncesvalles Village - west of Dundas St along Howard Park Ave
  • Mimico - east of Royal York Rd along Cavell Ave
  • East York - on the corner of St Hubert Ave and Cosburn Ave
  • Willowdale - north of Finch along Doris Ave

Rhydon

  • Bendale - north of Lawrence Ave along McCowan Rd
  • Miliken - east of Middelfield Rd along Elson St
  • Pickering - near the corner of Highview Rd and Rosebank Rd

Cubone

  • Bendale - east of McCowan Rd along Benroyal Crescent

Scyther

  • Greensborough - in the Williamson Rd and Stoney Creek Dr area
  • Brampton - east of Deerhurst Dr along Wentworth Ct

Pikachu

  • Cabbagetown South - at the corner of Dundas St E and Parliament St
  • St James Town - south of St. James Ave between Bleecker St and Parliament St
  • Briar Hill - south of Lawrence Ave along Lotherton Pathway

Pincir

  • Trinity Bellwoods - at the corner of Bellwoods Ave and Crocker Ave

Where have you caught a rare Pokémon? Leave a comment below!

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