January 25, 2022

Become part of Pokémon GO Tour: Johto with the GO Gym Trainer Contest

Become part of Pokémon GO Tour: Johto with the GO Gym Trainer Contest


It’s time to take another step in your Trainer journey—a step into the world of Pokémon GO! To further celebrate the Johto region and Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Trainers around the world will have a chance to be featured in-game as part of the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto event!

Event-exclusive GO Gym Trainer characters will be appearing on the map during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto

During the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto event, GO Gym Trainer characters will be appearing on the in-game map. You’ll be able to find these Trainer characters even if you don’t have a ticket for the event. You’ll also be able to battle these Trainers and gain rewards through Timed Research!
Not only can you battle them—you could be one of them!

How to become a featured GO Gym Trainer character during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto

We’ll be holding a contest to decide which Trainers will appear as in-game characters during the event. To enter, simply post your entry on Twitter by Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8) and include the following elements.

  1. A screenshot of your Trainer profile that includes your nickname and shows off your avatar.

  2. Which type of team you’re submitting: Normal, Fighting, Flying, Bug, Ghost, Ice, Dragon, or Steel. All Pokémon you pick should be the same type.

  3. A list of three Pokémon that would make up your team. These Pokémon must have been originally discovered in Kanto or Johto. Ditto, Legendary Pokémon, and Mythical Pokémon are not allowed.

  4. The hashtag #PokemonGOTourContest.

We’ll judge entries based on the following criteria.

  • Avatar item choices
  • General theme
  • Connection to the Pokémon type of choice

Winners will receive a special reward unlike any other: the chance to be featured in the Pokémon GO world and seen by fellow Trainers from across the globe!
We look forward to your entries! Let’s GO!
No purchase of a Pokémon GO Tour: Johto ticket is necessary to enter. This contest is open to all Trainers at or above the age of majority in their country, if eligible, at the time of entry. Be sure to read the full contest rules here.

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