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The big, one-day event catch-a-thon Pokémon GO Tour: Johto event is almost here! To prepare, Niantic is hosting a Poké Ball-themed “prep rally” so that Trainers can fill their Item Bag with enough Poké Balls for the big day. That’s not all, as some spherical Pokémon are getting in on the fun. Catch some Voltorb — both its Kanto and Hisuian versions — and even evolve a Hisuian Voltorb into a Hisuian Electrode for the first time!

Check out all the Poké Ball-themed bonuses that will be happening all week long with our guide below:


Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage – GO Tour Poké Ball Prep Rally

Begins: Friday, February 18th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Friday, February 25th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.


Event Bonuses

  • Buddies will bring you Poké Balls in Gifts.


Timed Research

During the event, Timed Research that rewards Poké Balls will be available.


GO Tour Poké Ball Prep Rally Timed Research
Step 1/4Reward
Spin a PokéStop or Gym3 Poké Balls
Complete a Field Research task2 Great Balls
Send a Gift to a Friend1 Ultra Ball
Completion Reward100 Stardust and 100 XP
Step 2/4Reward
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms6 Poké Balls
Complete 3 Field Research tasks4 Great Balls
Send 3 Gifts to Friends2 Ultra Balls
Completion Reward200 Stardust and 200 XP
Step 3/4Reward
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms9 Poké Balls
Complete 5 Field Research tasks6 Great Balls
Send 5 Gifts to Friends3 Ultra Balls
Completion Reward300 Stardust and 300 XP
Step 4/4Reward
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms20 Poké Balls
Complete 10 Field Research tasks15 Great Balls
Send 10 Gifts to Friends5 Ultra Balls
Completion Reward500 Stardust and 500 XP


Pokémon Debuts

Hot on the heels of Hisuian Voltorb, you’ll now be able to evolve the Poké Ball-like Pokémon from the past into Hisuian Electrode! Make sure you have a Hisuian Voltorb and 50 Voltorb Candies to evolve one of your own!


Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild: Voltorb*, Hisuian Voltorb, Koffing*, Marill*, Wailmer*, Solosis, and Foongus.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following: Jigglypuff*, Electrode, Amoonguss, and Galarian Stunfisk*.


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”


Field Research Tasks

New event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and they’ll reward you with Poké Balls, Great Balls, and Ultra Balls. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.


  • Task: Catch 2 Voltorb
    • Reward: 3 Poké Balls
  • Task: Make 5 Nice Throws
    • Reward: 10 Poké Balls
  • Task: Make 3 Great Throws
    • Reward: 5 Great Balls
  • Task: Make an Excellent Throw
    • Reward: 3 Ultra Balls
  • Task: Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
    • Reward: 3 Pinap Berries
  • Task: Make 4 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Reward: 1 Silver Pinap Berry


Avatar Item

It’s not a Poké Ball party without Ball Guy! This legendary Galar Pokémon League NPC’s outfit will be available for purchase and you can transform your Trainer avatar into Ball Guy!



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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)