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.
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|
- 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.
Pokémon from the Johto region appearing in the wild in increased numbers.
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs:
The following Field Research tasks are available only during the Johto Celebration event:
|Use 2 Berries to help catch Pokemon||
|Use 7 Berries to help catch Pokemon||Miltank|
|Catch 5 Grass-type Pokemon||Sudowoodo|
|Take a snapshot of your buddy||
GO Rocket Timed Research: Earthquake 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
- 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.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in Johto Celebration Event raids.
The Johto legendary beasts will be appearing in 5-star raids at different times during the event.
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:
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.
Miltank’s shiny variant will be released as part of this event:
|Normal Miltank||Shiny Miltank|
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