January 21, 2022

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto — Special Research and More To Come!

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto — Special Research and More To Come!


We’re excited to share more details about the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto experience! We’ll have additional updates over the next three days.

Update 3: Rotating habitats return, new music to be featured

We’re pleased to announce that rotating habitats will be featured during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto! There will be five different habitats active throughout the event, each inspired by some of the iconic locations in the Johto region. You can look forward to different Pokémon appearing during each habitat’s featured times, and you’ll need to experience them all if you want to catch all the featured Pokémon! Check out the schedule below to find out which habitats will be active when. All times listed are in local time.

  • New Bark Town: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Violet City: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • National Park: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Goldenrod City: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Mt. Silver: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

After that, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Pokémon from all habitats will be appearing. This is a great time to catch any you may have missed for your Collection Challenges!

You can also look forward to three new pieces of music during the event! This music was composed by the Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda and will really enhance the celebrations during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto. You’ll be able to hear the music on the map screen, during Pokémon encounters, and when you battle the GO Gym Trainers that will be appearing at PokéStops!

Update 2:
Pokémon first found in Kanto join Pokémon GO Tour: Johto

Some popular Pokémon first found in the Kanto region have Evolutions that were first discovered in Johto. As a part of Pokémon GO Tour: Johto, certain Pokémon that were first found in Kanto will also be appearing in the wild, whether you have an event ticket or not. The following Pokémon will be appearing from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time during the event.

  • Poliwhirl
  • Golbat
  • Gloom
  • Slowpoke
  • Onix
  • Chansey
  • Seadra
  • Scyther
  • Porygon
  • Eevee

During the event, there will be no walking requirement to evolve Eevee into either Espeon or Umbreon. And, with certain items for evolving Pokémon available as rewards for ticket holders who complete Special Research tasks, it’ll be easier than ever to complete your Johto Pokédex.

Update 1: You’ll need to do more than choose between Gold Version and Silver Version in this year’s Pokémon GO Tour: Johto—you’ll also need to choose between Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile to adventure with!

Today’s update will focus on the ticket-exclusive Special Research you can experience as a part of the global event on February 26, 2022.

The Pokémon you choose will be involved in your research tasks during the event, so choose wisely! Together, you’ll complete research with Professor Willow to learn more about the Johto region, build connections with your Pokémon, befriend other Trainers, and explore new places.

Special Research tasks will include the following challenges.

  • Catching different species of Pokémon
  • Evolving Pokémon
  • Earning Stardust
  • Taking GO Snapshots
  • Defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts

Trainers will be able to earn the following rewards by completing Special Research tasks.

  • Items for evolving Pokémon
  • Rocket Radar pieces
  • An encounter with Shiny Gyarados
  • An encounter with Celebi

If you catch Celebi during the event, it will know the attack Magical Leaf!

Tickets are now live for the global event! Tickets are available for purchase in the in-game shop for US $11.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

If you purchase a Pokémon GO Tour: Johto ticket by the following date, then you’ll also receive access to the Season of Heritage February Timed Research!

  • Purchase a ticket by Thursday, February 10, 2022, to get the February Timed Research featuring research tasks that reward a Noibat Hat Avatar Item and an encounter with Noibat. Log in between February 1, 2022, and February 10, 2022, local time, to receive the February Timed Research.

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—The Pokémon GO team