Johto Tour Special Research Guide


A complete guide to Pokémon GO Tour Johto Special Research Tasks and Rewards. Remember, this Special Research is exclusive to Ticket Holders, and it features a branching storyline depending on which Johto Starter you picked.

Please refer to our Pokémon GO Tour Johto: Complete GuideJohto Tour Rotating Habitats SpawnsJohto Tour Gold vs. Silver: which version should you choose?A PvP Field Guide to Pokémon GO Tour: Johto and PvE/Raid Analysis: Johto Tour: Apex Shadow Lugia, Ho-Oh, Magical Leaf Celebi guides for more info on a specific topic.

Johto Tour Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Stage 1 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Send a gift to a Friend Incense icon 1× Incense
Use an Incense PokeBall icon 1× PokeBall
Catch 20 Pokémon Nanab Berry icon 3× Nanab Berry

Stage completion rewards:

  • Ho-Oh Wings
  • x50 PokéBall
  • x1 Lucky Egg

Stage 2 / 9

Pick a starter. At this stage, Trainers have to pick between Totodile, Cyndaquil or Chikorita.

All future stages will feature Candy themed to the selected starter.

Stage 3 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Claim Reward
Catch 15 different species of Pokémon Candy icon 25× Candy
Evolve your Cyndaquil/Totodile/Chikorita Poffin icon 1× Poffin

Stage completion rewards:

Stage 4 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Members Revive icon 5× Revive
Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon Stardust icon 500× Stardust
Earn 3000 Stardust Super Potion icon 1× Super Potion

Stage completion rewards:

Stage 5 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Complete 3 Field Research Tasks PokeBall icon 50× PokeBall
Make 5 Great Throws Metal Coat icon 2× Metal Coat
Catch 20 Pokemon Candy icon 50× Candy

Stage completion rewards:

  • Shiny Gyarados encounter
  • 3x Rocket Radar
  • x50 Starter candy

Stage 6 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Evolve your Bayleef / Croconaw / Quilava Great Ball icon 50× Great Ball
Power up Pokémon 5 times Stardust icon 100× Stardust
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Sun Stone icon 2× Sun Stone

Stage completion rewards:

Stage 7 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Send a gift with a sticker Ultra Ball icon 25× Ultra Ball
Hatch 2 Eggs Upgrade icon 1× Upgrade
Complete 5 Field Reseach tasks King's Rock icon 2× King's Rock

Stage completion rewards:

Stage 8 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Earn 3 hearts with your Buddy Star Piece icon 1× Star Piece
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row 1000 XP
Transfer 20 Pokémon Rare Candy icon 3× Rare Candy

Stage completion rewards:

  • Ho-Oh T-shirt (gold)
  • Lugia T-shirt (silver)
  • Celebi encounter
  • 1000 Stardust

Stage 9 / 9

Tasks Rewards
Claim Reward! 1000 XP
Claim Reward! 1500 Stardust
Claim Reward! 1000 XP

Stage completion rewards:

  • 1x Lure Module
  • x25 Celebi Candy
  • 4500 Stardust

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Celebi with Magic Leaf


You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research, leading to an encounter with the Mythical Pokémon, Celebi. Make sure to catch Celebi during the event for a special move.

Celebi caught during the event will know the Fast Attack Magical Leaf Grass:

  • Trainer Battles: 10 power
  • Gyms and raids: 16 power

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