Pokémon GO Tour Johto Version Differences: Gold vs Silver

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With Pokémon GO Tour Johto being around the corner, we wanted to revisit the global event’s two different versions: Silver and Gold. Pokémon GO Tour 2022 takes place on Saturday, February 26, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm local time.

This year, the difference in featured Pokémon is not dramatic, but you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon in the wild depending on the event version you selected.

Version-exclusive Pokémon will be attracted to Incense during event hours. Once you choose your event version, you can’t change it.

Gold Version

Gold Version exclusive Pokémon

The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense:

Gold Version increased shiny Pokémon

If you chose the Gold Version, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Spinarak, Igglybuff, Natu, Hoppip, Sunkern, Misdreavus, Wobbuffet, Gligar, Shuckle, Teddiursa, Swinub, Mantine, and Ho-Oh.

Silver Version

Silver Version exclusive Pokémon

The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense:

Silver Version increased shiny Pokémon

If you chose the Silver Version, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Ledyba, Cleffa, Sudowoodo, Hoppip, Yanma, Pineco, Delibird, Skarmory, Houndour, Phanpy, Miltank, Larvitar, and Lugia.

Bonuses for both version Ticket holders

Regardless of version selection, all ticket holders will be able to experience the following during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.

  • Johto everywhere
  • Pokemon Encounter icon All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be appearing in the wild, will be appearing in raids, will be appearing in encounters after research tasks, will be attracted to Incense, will hatch from Eggs, will be available via trading with friends, or will be obtainable via Evolution during this time.
  • Full Johto Shiny Pokémon Release
  • General icon All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be available in their Shiny forms, some of them for the first time in Pokémon GO! This includes the featured Unown (G, O, T, U, R, and J) which will appear when using incense.
  • Celebi Research and Masterwork Research
  • Celebi
  • Research icon 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.
  • Research icon Once you complete the Special Research line, you’ll be able to access a second exclusive Masterwork Research story, intended to be worked on over a long period of time. This will test your skills as a Trainer
  • Collection Challenges
  • Battle Friend icon Earn rewards and level up your Elite Collector medal by completing nine Collection Challenges! Trainers will need to catch specific Pokémon according to a theme in a limited timeframe to complete these challenges.
  • Incense and Catching
  • Incense icon Different Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.
  • Candy icon You’ll earn extra Candy when catching featured Johto Pokémon
  • Raid Passes
  • Raid Pass icon A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop.
  • Raid Pass icon You’ll get up to nine free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • Egg bonuses
  • Egg icon Eggs will require one-quarter their normal Hatch Distance.
  • Egg icon You’ll earn twice the Candy for hatching Eggs.
  • Battle Friend icon You’ll get an exclusive in-game medal to commemorate the event.
  • Photobomb icon Take a snapshot for a surprise!
  • Shop icon You’ll be able to get special stickers by spinning PokéStops and purchasing them in the in-game shop.

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