Pokémon GO Johto Celebration Event 2021

Johto Celebration Event is a special in-game event that celebrates the Pokémon first discovered in the Johto Region. The event lasts from Tuesday Jan 26 to Sunday Jan 31st, and features a number of bonuses which shouldn’t be skipped.

We are now less than a month away from the Pokémon Go Tour Kanto event, and Johto Celebration brings a new shiny, return of select Community Day moves, a new Team GO Rocket timed research and the return of Legendary Beasts.

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Date + Time

Starts Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Ends Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

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Features

  • Johto Celebration event brings increased appearances of Johto region Pokémon in wild encounters, Raids and 5km Eggs.
  • You can enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that rewards Stardust and lead to encounters with Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo and Miltank
  • Shiny Miltank is being released during the Johto Celebration Event
  • Evolve Bayleef, Quilava, Flaaffy and Pupitar during the event to get their exclusive 2018 CD moves!
  • Legendary Beasts are making a return, starting with Entei on January 26.

Wild Spawns

Pokémon from the Johto region appearing in the wild in increased numbers.


Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs:


Field Research

The following Field Research tasks are available only during the Johto Celebration event:

Task Reward
Use 2 Berries to help catch Pokemon
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile
  • Chikorita
Use 7 Berries to help catch Pokemon Miltank
Catch 5 Grass-type Pokemon Sudowoodo
Take a snapshot of your buddy
  • Mareep
  • Chinchou


GO Rocket Timed Research: Earthquake Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh

There is some unusual Team GO Rocket activity during the event as well, which lead to a new Timed Research quest line being available until Sunday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. local time:

Stage 1 / 2

  • Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon: 5 Great Balls
  • Catch 15 Shadow Pokémon: 5 Revives
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times: Larvitar
  • Completion rewards: 15 Poké Balls, 1 Incense, 5,000 XP

Strage 2/2

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo: 2x Max Revive
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff: 3x Hyper Potion
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra: 2x Max Potion
  • Completion rewards: Earthquake Ho-Oh

This is the Team GO Rocket themed Ho-Oh Research that was announced yesterday.

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Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Johto Celebration Event raids.

One-star Raids

Three-star Raids

Five-star Raids

The Johto legendary beasts will be appearing in 5-star raids at different times during the event.

Legendary Beasts in Raids
Entei
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to
  • Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Raikou
  • Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Suicune
  • Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

You can find counters guide for the Legendary beasts here:


Johto Collection Challenge

Complete the Johto-themed Collection Challenge during the event to receive 15 Poké Balls, 10 Ultra Balls, and an Incense:

Johto Celebration Event Collection Challenge
Johto Celebration Event Collection Challenge

2018 Community Day Exclusive Moves

Evolve the following Pokémon during the event in order to obtain their 2018 Community Day exclusive moves:

  • Evolve Bayleef (the evolved form of Chikorita) to get a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
  • Evolve Quilava (the evolved form of Cyndaquil) to get a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
  • Evolve Flaaffy (the evolved form of Mareep) to get an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
  • Evolve Pupitar (the evolved form of Larvitar) to get a Tyranitar that knows Smack Down.

Shiny Miltank

Miltank’s shiny variant will be released as part of this event:

Normal Miltank Shiny Miltank
Pokemon GO Shiny Miltank Pokemon GO Shiny Miltank


Up Next

Up next: Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto! Tickets are now available in the shop. For more details on this special event, be sure to read the blog post here

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