Niantic is ending the Season of Heritage with a big event – Pokémon GO Tour: Johto!

Similar to last year’s Kanto Tour, this Johto version is happening on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. your local time. While it’s not quite Pokémon Day (February 27th), this event is certainly packed with plenty of fun for Trainers. This event marks the complete release of all Shiny versions of Pokémon hailing from the Johto region (in Pokémon GO), and is seeing the release of a new Masterwork Research that features Apex Shadow Lugia and Ho-Oh.

Keep reading to find out what’s included in the ticketed version of this event and what’s available for non-ticket holders.

 

Ticketed Version

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto is divided into two tiers – the paid, ticketed event and a free-version. A majority of the activities, research, rewards, etc. can only be experienced with the purchase of a ticket ($11.99 USD or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees).

If Trainers purchase a ticket, they’ll be asked to pick between two versions – Gold Version or Silver Version. The difference between the two are Pokémon appearances, Avatar items, and some Research Tasks, but overall both versions are equally matched.

 

Non-ticketed Version

The following features will be available to all Trainers during the event, regardless of whether they purchase a ticket. For a direct comparison chart, please visit the official Pokémon GO Tour: Johto page.

  • Some Pokémon originally discovered in Johto will be appearing in the wild, appearing in Raids, and hatching from 7 km Eggs. Raids will include Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, and Ho-Oh! Lugia caught during the event will know the special attack Aeroblast, while Ho-Oh caught during the event will know the new special attack Sacred Fire!
  • Heracross and Corsola, which both usually appear only in certain regions in the world, will also be appearing in Raids worldwide.
  • Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, and Magby will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.
  • You’ll be able to complete up to six Special Trades during the event.
  • Five rotating habitats will each feature different Pokémon.
  • You’ll be able to listen to special background music composed by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda.
  • You’ll be able to complete Timed Research related to Trainer Battles.
  • Eevee will not have a walking requirement to evolve Espeon or Umbreon until 11:00 p.m. local time.

 

Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active during the event. Bonuses marked with an ^ means that bonus is only available if you’ve purchased a ticket to the event.

  • Various Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.
  • Eggs will require one-quarter their normal Hatch Distance.^
  • You’ll earn twice the Candy for hatching Eggs.^
  • You’ll earn extra Candy when catching featured Pokémon originally discovered in Johto.^
  • Take a snapshot for a surprise! (Smeargle* Encounter – up to five times.)
  • You’ll get an exclusive in-game medal to commemorate the event.^
  • You’ll be able to get special stickers by spinning PokéStops and purchasing them in the in-game shop.
  • A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop.^
  • You’ll get up to nine free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.^
  • Trainers level 40 and above will get Rare Candy XL bonuses from in-person Raids.
    • At least one Rare Candy XL is guaranteed from 5-Star Raids.
    • Increased chance of receiving Rare Candy XL from 1-Star and 3-Star Raids.
  • Eevee will not require walking to evolve into Espeon or Umbreon until 11 p.m. your local time.
  • GO Tour 2022 Special Music: Johto Arrangement
  • Confetti appearing on the in-game map

 

Pokémon Encounters

Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region

All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be appearing in the wild, will be appearing in Raids, will be appearing in encounters after research tasks, will be attracted to Incense, will hatch from Eggs, will be available via trading with friends, or will be obtainable via Evolution during this time.

All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be appearing as Shiny Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO include Girafarig, Corsola, Remoraid, Mantine (only in Gold Version), Phanpy (only in Silver Version), and Tyrogue. This includes the featured Unown (G, J, O, R, T, and U), which will be attracted to Incense. In addition, you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon in the wild depending on the event version you selected.

 

Kanto Pokémon

While initially debuting in the Kanto region, a number of Pokémon from the Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow era received new evolutions in the Johto region (Gold, Silver, and Crystal games). Regardless if you have a ticket or not, you’ll find the following Kanto Pokémon appearing in the wild during the event: Poliwhirl, Golbat, Gloom, Slowpoke, Onix, Chansey, Seadra, Scyther, Porygon, and Eevee.

 

Note: If a Pokémon is marked with an * next to its name, it means if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

 

Gold Version Exclusive Pokémon

If you selected the Gold Version for your Pokémon GO Tour: Johto ticket, you’ll encounter the following Pokémon:

  • Attracted to Incense
    • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Spinarak*, Gligar*, Teddiursa*, and Mantine*.
  • Increased chance of Shiny Pokémon
    • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Chikorita*, Cyndaquil*, Totodile*, Spinarak*, Igglybuff*, Natu*, Hoppip*, Sunkern*, Misdreavus*, Wobbuffet*, Gligar*, Shuckle*, Teddiursa*, Swinub*, Mantine*, and Ho-Oh*.

 

Silver Version Exclusive Pokémon

If you selected the Silver Version for your Pokémon GO Tour: Johto ticket, you’ll encounter the following Pokémon:

  • Attracted to Incense
    • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Ledyba*, Delibird*, Skarmory*, and Phanpy*.
  • Increased chance of Shiny Pokémon
    • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Chikorita*, Cyndaquil*, Totodile*, Ledyba*, Cleffa*, Sudowoodo*, Hoppip*, Yanma*, Pineco*, Delibird*, Skarmory*, Houndour*, Phanpy*, Miltank*, Larvitar*, and Lugia*.

 

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will appear in the wild during the entire event:

  • Dunsparce*, Qwilfish*, Stantler*, Hitmontop, Raikou*, Entei*, and Suicune*

 

Note: See “Rotating Habitats” for Pokémon that will appear in the wild during specific hours.

Additional Note: Similar to Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal (as well as HeartGold and SoulSilver), Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will flee if you do not catch them after your first attempt. Their appearance is tied to the Raikou, Entei, and Suicune Photo Safari (Event-exclusive Timed Research), which will guarantee a stable Encounter. Regardless, you can successfully catch them via these wild encounters, but the chances are low.

 

Notable Pokémon Debuts

While all Pokémon originating from the Johto region have been available in Pokémon GO for some time, this event will make regional exclusive Pokémon (Corsola and Heracross) appear in Raids worldwide as well as the debut of several Pokémon’s Shiny versions. If you’re lucky (and have the specified Ticket version), you can find the following Pokémon’s Shiny versions during the one-day event:

  • Shiny Mantine (Gold Version Exclusive)
  • Shiny Phanpy (Silver Version Exclusive)
  • Shiny Girafarig
  • Shiny Corsola
  • Shiny Remoraid
  • Shiny Tyrogue

 

For all the Unown hunters out there, the following letters will be featured during the event and have a chance as appearing Shiny: G, J, O, R, T, and U (which spell out GO and TOUR, as well as J for Johto).

 

Eggs

The following Pokémon can hatch from Eggs that are obtained during the active event time:

  • 2 km Eggs: Pichu*, Cleffa*, Igglybuff*, Togepi*, Tyrogue*, Smoochum*, Elekid*, and Magby*
  • 7 km Eggs: Chikorita*, Cyndaquil*, Totodile*, Dunsparce*, Qwilfish*, Stantler*, and Miltank*.

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids:

  • 1-Star Raids: Unown*.
  • 3-Star Raids: Heracross* and Corsola*.
  • 5-Star Raids: Raikou*, Entei*, Suicune*, Lugia*, and Ho-Oh*.

 

Special Moves

Evolve certain Pokémon during the event and they’ll learn a special move that was previously exclusive to Community Day events:

  • Evolve Eevee to get an Espeon that knows Last Resort. You will not be required to adventure with Eevee as your buddy ahead of time during the event.
  • Evolve Eevee to get an Umbreon that knows Last Resort. You will not be required to adventure with Eevee as your buddy ahead of time during the event.
  • Evolve Bayleef — the Evolution of Chikorita — to get a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
  • Evolve Quilava — the Evolution of Cyndaquil — to get a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
  • Evolve Croconaw — the Evolution of Totodile — to get a Feraligatr that knows Hydro Cannon.
  • Evolve Flaaffy — the Evolution of Mareep — to get an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
  • Evolve Skiploom — the Evolution of Hoppip — to get a Jumpluff that knows Acrobatics.
  • Evolve Piloswine — the Evolution of Swinub — to get a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power.
  • Evolve Pupitar — the Evolution of Larvitar — to get a Tyranitar that knows Smack Down.

 

In addition to evolving certain Pokémon, special moves are also available via Pokémon caught in Raids:

  • Lugia caught during the event will know Aeroblast.
  • Ho-Oh caught during the event will know Sacred Fire.

Rotating Habitats

Each hour, save for the final two hours of the event, a different “habitat” will be active in Pokémon GO. Each habitat is themed after an area in the Johto region and will feature a specific group of Pokémon, in addition to Pokémon available via Incense.

 

  • New Bark Town habitat: Poliwhirl, Eevee*, Chikorita*, Meganium, Cyndaquil*, Typhlosion, Totodile*, Feraligatr, Hoothoot*, Hoppip*, and Hitmontop.
  • Violet City habitat: Golbat, Slowpoke*, Togetic, Natu*, Mareep*, Yanma*, Wooper*, and Murkrow*.
  • National Park habitat: Gloom, Scyther*, Chinchou*, Sudowoodo*, Sunkern*, Giragarig*, Pineco*, and Shuckle*.
  • Goldenrod City habitat: Chansey*, Porygon*, Marill*, Aipom*, Wobbuffet*, Snubbull*, Remoraid*, and Miltank*.
  • Mt. Silver habitat: Onix, Misdreavus*, Sneasel*, Slugma*, Swinub*, Houndour*, Kingdra, and Larvitar*.

 

Times for Rotation Habitats

  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m your local time: New Bark Town habitat
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m your local time: Violet City habitat
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m your local time: National Park habitat
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m your local time: Goldenrod City habitat
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m your local time: Mt. Silver habitat
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m your local time: New Bark Town habitat
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m your local time: Violet City habitat
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m your local time: National Park habitat
  • 5 p.m. to 6 p.m your local time: Goldenrod City habitat
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m your local time: Mt. Silver habitat
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m your local time: All habitats active

 

Research Tasks

Event-exclusive Special Research

You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research, leading to encounters with Shiny Gyarados and the Mythical Pokémon Celebi.

 

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto
Step 1/9Reward
Send a gift to a friend1 Incense
Use an Incense50 Poké Balls
Catch 20 Pokémon3 Nanab Berries
Completion RewardHo-Oh Wings, 50 Poké Balls, and 1 Lucky Egg
Step 2/9Reward
Choice: Chikorita
Choice: Cyndaquil
Choice: Totodile
Step 3/9 ChikoritaReward
Claim RewardChikorita Encounter
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon25 Candy
Evolve your Chikorita1 Poffin
Completion RewardLugia Glasses, Dunsparce Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 3/9 CyndaquilReward
Claim RewardCyndaquil Encounter
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon25 Cyndaquil Candy
Evolve your Cyndaquil1 Poffin
Completion RewardLugia Glasses, Dunsparce Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 3/9 TotodileReward
Claim RewardTotodile Encounter
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon25 Totodile Candy
Evolve your Totodile1 Poffin
Completion RewardLugia Glasses, Dunsparce Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 4/9Reward
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Members5 Revives
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon500 Stardust
Earn 3,000 Stardust1 Super Potion
Completion Reward3 Rocket Radars, Qwilfish Encounter, and 25 Mantine Candy (Gold) OR 25 Phanpy Candy (Silver)
Step 5/9 ChikoritaReward
Complete 3 Field Research Tasks50 Poké Balls
Make 5 Great Throws2 Metal Coats
Catch 20 Pokémon50 Chikorita Candy
Completion Reward3 Rocket Radars, Shiny Gyarados Encounter, 50 Chikorita Candy
Step 5/9 CyndaquilReward
Complete 3 Field Research Tasks50 Poké Balls
Make 5 Great Throws2 Metal Coats
Catch 20 Pokémon50 Cyndaquil Candy
Completion Reward3 Rocket Radars, Shiny Gyarados Encounter, 50 Cyndaquil Candy
Step 5/9 TotodileReward
Complete 3 Field Research Tasks50 Poké Balls
Make 5 Great Throws2 Metal Coats
Catch 20 Pokémon50 Totodile Candy
Completion Reward3 Rocket Radars, Shiny Gyarados Encounter, 50 Totodile Candy
Step 6/9 ChikoritaReward
Evolve your Bayleef50 Great Balls
Power up Pokémon 5 times100 Stardust
Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy2 Sun Stones
Completion Reward1 Egg Incubator (Blue), Stantler Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 6/9 CyndaquilReward
Evolve your Quilava50 Great Balls
Power up Pokémon 5 times100 Stardust
Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy2 Sun Stones
Completion Reward1 Egg Incubator (Blue), Stantler Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 6/9 TotodileReward
Evolve your Croconaw50 Great Balls
Power up Pokémon 5 times100 Stardust
Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy2 Sun Stones
Completion Reward1 Egg Incubator (Blue), Stantler Encounter, and 25 Ledyba Candy (Gold) OR 25 Spinarak Candy (Silver)
Step 7/9Reward
Send a Gift with a Sticker25 Ultra Balls
Hatch 2 Eggs1 Upgrade
Complete 5 Field Research Tasks2 Kings Rocks
Completion Reward1 Lure Module, Hitmontop Encounter, and 25 Mantine Candy (Gold) OR 25 Phanpy Candy (Silver)
Step 8/9Reward
Earn 3 hearts with your Buddy1 Star Piece
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row1,000 XP
Transfer 20 Pokémon3 Rare Candies
Completion RewardHo-Oh T-Shirt (Gold) OR Lugia T-Shirt (Silver), Celebi Encounter, and 1,000 Stardust
Step 9/9Reward
Claim Reward1,000 XP
Claim Reward1,500 Stardust
Claim Reward1,000 XP
Completion Reward1 Lure Module, 25 Celebi Candy, and 4,500 Stardust

 

Celebi caught during the event will know the Fast Attack Magical Leaf.

  • Magical Leaf
    • Trainer Battles: 10 power
    • Gyms and Raids: 16 power

 

Note: Once you complete the Special Research line, you’ll be able to access an exclusive Masterwork Research story, intended to be completed over a long period of time. As you complete this Masterwork Research, you’ll encounter Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh. For more information, please check out our previous coverage of Apex Shadow Lugia and Ho-Oh’s announcement. A guide dedicated to the Masterwork Research will be available as a separate piece.

 

Event-exclusive Timed Research

There are two different Timed Research quests that will begin at the start of the event. One is centered around Johto’s three Legendary beasts (Raikou, Entei, and Suicune), whereas the other involves battling the special NPC Trainers Niantic selected as part of a contest held last month. These two Timed Research tasks are available to Trainers who do not purchase a ticket.

 

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune Photo Safari

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune Photo Safari
Step 1/1Reward
Take a snapshot of Raikou in the wildRaikou Encounter
Take a snapshot of Entei in the wildEntei Encounter
Take a snapshot of Suicune in the wildSuicune Encounter
Completion Reward50 Raikou Candy, 50 Entei Candy, and 50 Suicune Candy

 

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle League

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge
Step 1/11Reward
Power up Pokémon 3 times1 Fast TM
Evolve 3 Pokémon1 Charged TM
Use a Charged TM5 Max Revives
Completion Reward500 XP, 1 Lucky Egg, and 500 Stardust
Step 2/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Flying1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Gligar Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 3/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Bug1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Heracross Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 4/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Normal1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Jigglypuff Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 5/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Ghost1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Misdreavus Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 6/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Fighting1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Hitmontop Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 7/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Steel1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Steelix Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 8/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Ice1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Lapras Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 9/11Reward
Defeat the GO Gym Trainer: Dragon1 Hyper Potion
Completion Reward1,000 XP, Dragonair Encounter, and 1 Max Revive
Step 10/11Reward
Earn 2,000 StardustBattle
Defeat the Johto Battle Challenge Leader - Team Instinct PlayersRaikou Encounter
Defeat the Johto Battle Challenge Leader - Team Valor PlayersEntei Encounter
Defeat the Johto Battle Challenge Leader - Team Mystic PlayersSuicune Encounter
Completion Reward3,000 XP, 3 Golden Razz Berries, and 3,000 Stardust
Step 11/11Reward
Claim Reward2,000 XP
Claim Reward2,000 XP
Claim Reward2,000 XP
Completion Reward3,000 XP, 3 Max Revives, and 3,000 Stardust

 

Event-exclusive Field Research

Eight event-exclusive Field Research tasks will be available during the event. You can obtain these by spinning PokéStops and Gyms (you can only have up to three Field Research tasks active at a time):

 

  • Task: Battle in a Raid
    • Reward: 3 Max Revives
  • Task: Catch 5 Pokémon
    • Reward: 500 XP
  • Task: Catch 10 Pokémon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust
  • Task: Hatch an Egg
    • Rewards: 1 Lugia Candy and 1 Ho-Oh Candy
  • Task: Hatch 2 Eggs
    • Reward: 1 Rare Candy
  • Task: Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    • Reward: 100 Stardust
  • Task: Sping 15 PokéStops or Gyms
    • Reward: 500 Stardust
  • Task: Walk 1 km
    • Reward: 1 Rare Candy

 

Collection Challenges

Earn rewards and make progress on your Elite Collector medal by completing ten Collection Challenges! Trainers will need to catch specific Pokémon during each rotating habitat (and more) to complete these challenges.

 

  • New Bark Town
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sentret, Hoothoot, Hoppip, Eevee, and Poliwhirl.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, Politoed Encounter, and 15 Great Balls.
  • Violet City
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Togetic, Natu, Mareep, Yanma, Wooper, Murkrow, Golbat, and Slowpoke.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, Togetic Encounter, and 15 Great Balls.
  • National Park
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Chinchou, Sudowoodo, Sunkern, Giragarig, Pineco, Shuckle, Scyther, and Gloom.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, Scizor Encounter, and 15 Great Balls.
  • Goldenrod City
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Marill, Wooper, Wobbuffet, Snubbull, Remoraid, Miltank, Porygon, and Chansey.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, Miltank Encounter, and 15 Great Balls.
  • Mt. Silver
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Misdreavus, Sneasel, Slugma, Swinub, Houndour, Larvitar, Onix, and Seadra.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, Steelix Encounter, and 15 Great Balls.
  • Incense
    • Gold Version
      • Catch the following Pokémon: Spinarak, Gligar, Teddiursa, and Mantine.
      • Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and 15 Ultra Balls.
    • Silver Version
      • Catch the following Pokémon: Ledyba, Delibird, Skarmory, and Phanpy.
      • Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, 1 Incense, and 15 Ultra Balls.
  • Trade
    • Gold Version
      • Trade for the following Pokémon: Ledyba, Delibird, Skarmory, and Phanpy.
      • Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, 1 Lucky Egg, and 15 Golden Razz Berries.
    • Silver Version
      • Trade for the following Pokémon: Spinarak, Gligar, Teddiursa, and Mantine.
      • Rewards: 2,022 Stardust, 1 Lucky Egg, and 15 Golden Razz Berries.
  • Special
    • Catch the following Pokémon: Dunsparce, Qwilfish, Stantler, Smeargle, Hitmontop, Celebi, and Gyarados.
    • Rewards: 2,510 XP, 1 Incense, and 2,510 Stardust.
  • Evolution
    • Evolve all Johto Pokémon
    • Rewards: 25,100 XP, 3 Rare Candies, and 1 Star Piece.
  • Raid
    • Catch the following Pokémon via Raids: Unown, Heracross, Corsola, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, and Ho-Oh.
    • Rewards: 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM, and an Unown Encounter.

Avatar Item Rewards

You’ll also receive the exclusive avatar items as you complete the research!

  • Ho-Oh Wings
  • Lugia Mask
  • Ho-Oh T-Shirt (Gold version) or Lugia T-Shirt (Silver version)

The Ho-Oh Wings and Lugia Mask will be available near the beginning of the Special Research, while the Ho-Oh or Lugia T-Shirt will be available near the end.

 

 

Stickers

A variety of event-exclusive stickers will be available via PokéStops, Gyms, and Pokémon GO’s in-game store.

 

 

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