- Jul 25, 2017
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They never removed pokemon from the regional dex, but BW-> BW2 had a radical change of number order for both legendaries and wild pokemon (with the addition of old-gen ones naturally). Genies and Musketeers were moved way earlier than other legendaries and it's likely because you encounter them earlier in the respective games.The Tapus could've been moved to be earlier kind of like what happened with the Swords of Justice and Kamis (both dropped to be around the 2/3 mark whereas before they were at the end like any other Legendary).
Also, have they ever removed Pokémon between regional dexes? I don't think even the Kamis were removed despite the Dream Radar app and it wouldn't make sense to just remove the Tapus outright since they're important to Alolan lore, so it'd be odd for them to completely be missing.
Even DP -> PT had a rather weirdo numbering because it added regular pokemon after dialga and palkia xD
All that said, it's entirely possible the order changed, but the overall is still 402 (or 403 if we get a new myth)