Pokémon Go: How to catch Alolan Exeggutor

A unique Pokémon that only appears during special occasions.

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There are multiple Pokémon that you can encounter while playing Pokémon Go, but many of them only appear at specific locations or during events. This makes it tricky to track them down, such as finding the elusive Alolan Exeggutor.

Alolan Exeggutor is a special Pokémon from the Alola region, different from the standard Kantoian Exeggutor counterparty. Because it’s so special, there’s a specific way to track down this Pokémon. Here’s what you need to know about how to find Alolan Exeggutor in Pokémon Go.

How to find Alolan Exeggutor in Pokémon Go

The Alolan Exeggutor will not appear in the wild. Typically, Alolan Exeggutor only appears in three-star raids. This means you will need to wait for the raid rotation to have this Pokémon appear in the line-up, and it will only spawn for a short period of time.

The latest way to find Alolan Exeggutor in three-star raids is during the Spring into Spring event, which comes from April 4, at 10 AM to April 10, at 8 PM in your local timezone. You should be able to take it down by yourself with it appearing as an exclusive three-star raid during the event.

When the event is over, Alolan Exeggutor will disappear, and you shouldn’t expect to find it again for a short moment of time. It might next appear as an exclusive reward to a Special Research task, but outside of this happening, it does not naturally appear in the wild, and you cannot evolve an Exeggute into this form.

Related: The best moveset for Alolan Exeggutor in Pokémon Go

Three-star raids are not particularly tough, but it doesn’t hurt to bring a friend into these encounters to secure a victory. Alolan Exeggutor is a Dragon and Grass-type, making it weak against Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ice, and Poison-type moves, but it is resistant against Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks. We recommend using Fairy, Flying, or Poison-type attacks and Pokémon to defeat it.