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As the Pokémon GO countdown ticks closer and closer to the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event, it’s time for the spotlight to shine on the Hoenn region, and we’ve got all the details! 

Starting on Tuesday, January 19th, at 10:00 a.m. and running until Sunday, January 24th, at 8:00 p.m. (your local time), the event will see Pokémon from the Hoenn region in abundance and features several new research tasks! Don’t forget to collect your free bundle of 3 Remote Raid Passes from the in-game shop before the event ends too!

Here’s everything you need to know from the official Pokémon GO site:

  • Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Taillow, Loudred, Nosepass, Aron, Meditite, Roselia, Carvanha, Numel, Baltoy, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Aron!
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Skitty, Aron, Corphish, Lileep, Anorith, Bagon, and Beldum.
  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Wailmer.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
    • Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Aron, and Bagon will be appearing in one-star raids.
    • Breloom, Mawile, Grumpig, Spinda, and Absol will be appearing in three-star raids.
    • Kyogre and Groudon will be appearing in five-star raids.
  • Complete the Hoenn-themed Collection Challenge during the event by collecting Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Nincada, Nosepass, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Bagon to receive three Silver Pinap Berries, XP, and an Incense. Head on over to the Today View to track your progress!
  • Evolve Metang (the evolved form of Beldum) during the event to get a Metagross that knows the previously Community Day–exclusive attack Meteor Mash!
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available! Complete the Hoenn-themed Timed Research tasks to earn the following rewards.
    • Catch two Kyogre to earn 10 Kyogre Candies.
    • Catch two Groudon to earn 10 Groudon Candies.
    • Catch 30 Pokémon to earn 30 Poké Balls.
  • Complete all the Timed Research tasks to encounter a Rayquaza that knows the exclusive Charged Attack Hurricane, as well as earn 3,000 XP and a Silver Pinap Berry. If you’re extremely lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rayquaza!
  • A free bundle featuring three Remote Raid Passes to help you challenge Kyogre and Groudon will be available in the in-game shop from Tuesday, January 19th, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, January 25th, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).


Once the event officially ends on Monday, January 25th, it’ll be on to the Johto region, so make sure you finish up your timed Hoenn research tasks before then!


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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.