Poké Ball Prep Rally Event (Johto Tour)

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Are you ready for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto? Lucky for us, Niantic has announced that a new event called PokéBall Prep Rally takes place from Friday, February 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to Friday, February 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

During that time, players will have the opportunity to stock up on PokéBalls, meet the new Hisuian Electrode and acquire new PokéBall themed avatar items. Good luck everyone! You can prepare for the GO Tour using our Pokémon GO Johto Tour Preparation Guide as well.

Date & Time

Event icon Friday, February 18, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to Friday, February 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Hisuian Voltorb and Electrode debut

Hisuian Electrode will be making its Pokémon Go Debut! Hisuian Electrode will require 50 candies to evolve from Hisuian Voltorb, just like its Kanto counterpart.

Hisuian Voltorb stats are as follows:

Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
1141 109 111 120

Hisuian Electrode stats are as follows:

Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
2430 176 176 155

Event Bonuses & Features

  • General icon Debut of Hisuian Electrode
  • General icon Increased spawns of ball-like Pokémon
  • Shop icon New Ball Guy avatar items
  • Research icon Field and Timed Research rewarding Poké Balls
  • Research icon Buddies will bring Poké Balls in gifts

New Avatar Items

Ball Guy

Dress up as Galar’s most-popular Pokémon League mascot in Pokémon GO with a new avatar outfit! This outstanding outfit will be available in the shop at the start of this event.

Wild Encounters

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Timed Research

Stage 1

  • Spin a PokeStop or Gym – 3 Poke Balls
  • Complete field research task – 2 Great Balls
  • Send a Gift to a Friend – 1 Ultra Ball
  • Reward: 100 Stardust, 100 XP

Stage 2

  • Spin 3 PokeStops or Gyms – 6 Poke Balls
  • Complete 3 Field Research Tasks – 4 Great Balls
  • Send 3 Gifts to friends – 2 Ultra Balls
  • Reward: 200 Stardust, 200 XP

Stage 3

  • Spin 5 PokeStops or Gyms – 9 Poke Balls
  • Complete 5 Field Research Tasks – 6 Great Balls
  • Send 5 Gifts to friends – 3 Ultra Balls
  • Reward: 300 Stardust, 300 XP

Stage 4

  • Spin 10 PokeStops or Gyms – 20 Poke Balls
  • Complete 10 Field Research Tasks – 15 Great Balls
  • Send 10 Gifts to friends – 5 Ultra Balls
  • Reward: 500 Stardust, 500 XP

From the official announcement

‘In order to help Trainers all over the world get ready—and to make sure everybody has more than enough Poké Balls to catch all their favourite Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region—we’re happy to announce the GO Tour Poké Ball Prep Rally event!

But that’s not all! Several ball-like Pokémon will be appearing, and this event will also mark Hisuian Electrode’s Pokémon GO debut! Make sure to catch Hisuian Voltorb and get ready for this glimpse into the Hisui region of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game on Nintendo Switch.

And of course, no Poké Ball celebration would be complete without Ball Guy! You’ll be able to dress up as the mysterious mascot of the Galar Pokémon League with a new Ball Guy costume avatar item.’

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