Pokemon Sun & Moon: All The Pokemon Exclusive to S.O.S. Battles

Only on 3DS: Discover these rare Pokemon that only appear in S.O.S. battles. Check out the full locations list and QR Codes to make finding them easier.

Not all Pokemon appear in the wild so easily — some Pokemon in Sun and Moon only appear when they’re called into battle. The complete list of Pokemon that only appear during S.O.S battles is available below, along with details to help you find each one.

For a little bonus, you’ll also find an ordered list of QR Codes specifically for these hard-to-catch Pokemon. Scan all the codes to unlock extra location data. 

The S.O.S. Battle mechanic appears early in the game, and wild Pokemon will call for back-up in the form of additional Pokemon. Only one extra battle mate will appear at a time, but as long as that second slot is open, Pokemon can continuously call for aid. It’s more than just a nuisance, certain extremely rare Pokemon will only appear when called into an S.O.S. battle.


Exclusive S.O.S. Battle Pokemon

The following Pokemon can only be captured in Pokemon Sun / Moon when summoned in an S.O.S. battle by a wild Pokemon. These S.O.S. exclusives appear in specific areas in the Alola Region. To encounter them, enter a battle against a wild Pokemon in the areas listed and wait until an S.O.S. is called.

  • Ways to Increase S.O.S. Chances:
    • Pokemon with low health are more likely to call for S.O.S. aid.
    • Purchase Adrenaline Orbs from Pokemon Centers. One can be used per battle.
    • Use abilities like: Unnerve, Intimidate, or Pressure.

NOTE: Some S.O.S. Pokemon will only be called during in-battle weather conditions. If weather is required, it will be noted in each entry.

 


Exclusives List

  • Pikachu

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Route 1
      • Hau’oli Shopping District
    • Weather Required: No
  • Clefairy

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Mount Hokulani
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Jigglypuff

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island
      • Route 4
      • Route 6
    • Weather Required: No
  • Poliwhirl

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Malie Garden
    • Weather Required: Yes

 

  • Poliwrath

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Malie Garden
    • Weather Required: Yes

 

  • Slowbro

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Kala’e Bay
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Gengar

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Abandoned Thrify Megamart
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Chansey

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island, Poni Island
      • Route 12
      • Blush Mountain
      • Mount Hokulani
      • Poni Grove
    • Weather Required: No
  • Seaking

    • S.O.S. Locations: Akala Island, Ula’ula Island
      • Brooklet Hill
      • Malie Garden
    • Weather Required: No
  • Starmie

    • S.O.S. Locations: Akala Island
      • Route 7
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Electrabuzz

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Route 12
      • Blush Mountain
    • Weather Required: No
  • Magmar

    • S.O.S. Locations: Akala Island
      • Wela Volcano Park – Bottom Chamber
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Gyarados
    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’ula Island, Poni Island
      • Secluded Shore
      • Seaward Cave
      • Melemele Sea
      • Kala’e Bay
      • Akala Outskirts
      • Brooklet Hill
      • Brooklet Hill – Totem Pokemon Area
      • Paniola Town
      • Seafolk Village
      • Poni Break Coast
      • Poni Wilds
      • Poni Meadow
      • Poni Gauntlet
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Underground
      • Route 7
      • Route 8
      • Route 9
      • Route 13
      • Route 14
      • Route 15
    • Weather Required: No
  • Snorlax

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Route 1
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Dragonair

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Poni Meadow
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Underground
      • Poni Gauntlet
    • Weather Required: No
  • Dragonite

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Poni Gauntlet
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Crobat

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Resolution Cave
      • Resolution Cave – Underground
    • Weather Required: No
  • Politoed

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Malie Garden
    • Weather Required: Yes

 

  • Sudowoodo

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island
      • Route 1
      • Route 5
      • Lush Jungle – Southern Area
    • Weather Required: No
  • Espeon

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island
      • Route 1
      • Route 6
    • Weather Required: No
  • Umbreon

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island
      • Route 1
      • Route 6
    • Weather Required: No
  • Sableye

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Poni Island
      • Ten Carat Hill – Cave
      • Ten Carat Hill – Sea Cave
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Interior
      • Vast Poni Canyon – 2F
      • Vast Poni Canyon – 3F
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Underground
    • Weather Required: No
  • Whiscash

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island, Poni Island
      • Seaward Cave
      • Paniola Town
      • Poni Meadow
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Underground
      • Poni Gauntlet
    • Weather Required: No
  • Castform

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island, Ula’ula Island, Poni Island
      • Lush Jungle – Southern Area
      • Lush Jungle – Northern Area
      • Lush Jungle – Western Area
      • Mount Lanakila – Ledges
      • Mount Lanakila – Center
      • Malie Garden
      • Haina Desert
      • Tapu Village
      • Route 17
      • Exeguttor Island
    • Weather Required: Yes
  • Glalie

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Mount Lanakila – Caves
      • Mount Lanakila – Ledges
      • Mount Lanakila – Center
    • Weather Required: No
  • Shelgon

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Kala’e Bay
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Salamence

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Route 3
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Happiny

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island, Akala Island
      • Route 1
      • Route 4
      • Hau’oli City – Shopping District
      • Route 5
      • Route 6
      • Lush Jungle – Southern Area
    • Weather Required: No
  • Lucario

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Poni Grove
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Garbodor

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Malie City – Cape
    • Weather Required: No

 

  • Vanillite 

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Tapu Village
    • Weather Required: Yes

 

  • Vanillish

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Mount Lanakila – Ledges
      • Mount Lanakila – Center
    • Weather Required: Yes
  • Pangoro

    • S.O.S. Locations: Ula’ula Island
      • Route 10
      • Route 11
      • Route 17
    • Weather Required: No
  • Goomy

    • S.O.S. Locations: Akala Island, Ula’ula Island
      • Lush Jungle – Southern Area
      • Lush Jungle – Northern Area
      • Lush Jungle – Western Area
      • Route 17
    • Weather Required: Yes
  • Sliggoo

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Exeggutor Island
    •  Weather Required: Yes

 

  • Mareanie

    • S.O.S. Locations: Melemele Island
      • Melemele Sea
      • Route 9
    • Weather Required: No
  • Hakamo-o

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Top
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Under the Tree
    • Weather Required: No
  • Kommo-o

    • S.O.S. Locations: Poni Island
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Top
      • Vast Poni Canyon – Under the Tree
    • Weather Required: No

 

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