Trainers, what a night it has been! Celebi has kick started the in-game Johto Festival event, a celebration of the infamous region where Generation II games took place all those years ago on Nintendo Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
With it, a few big changes have appeared in Pokemon GO, touching almost every facet of the game. Without further ado, let’s see what’s new! And worry not, in-depth guides to new bosses are coming, as well as a sale box analysis (spoiler: not too shabby)!
If you’re looking for our Celebi guides and analysis check out the following links:
- Pokemon GO Celebi Quest guide: how to unlock Celebi in Pokemon GO
- Celebi Event Box Sale Analysis: History Repeats Itself
- Ursaring Raid Counters Guide
New raid bosses
The Johto Festival has completely changed the lower tier raiding scene, introducing Gen II starters, Yanma and Sunkern into Tier 1, Pineco into Tier 2 and Ursaring into Tier 4. Curiously, all of the Gen IV pre-evolutions are also available from Raids. Is it a hint towards an upcoming Gen IV release? Of course it is.
Johto festival raid bosses
- T1: Yanma, Cyndaquil, Chikorita, Totodile, Sunkern
- T2: Pineco, Kirlia, Roselia, Mawile, Alolan Exeggutor
- T3: Alolan Raichu, Tangela, Machamp, Donphan, Piloswine,
- T4: Ursaring, A-Marowak, Absol, Tyranitar, Rhydon
- T5: Regirock, Mewtwo (EX)
New Field Research Quests
As announced earlier, the new event brought a plethora of new field research, featuring Pokemon that evolve in Gen II by using an evolution item. Additionally there’s a special quest that rewards evolution items which can then be used with your Johto Festival encountered Pokemon! A clever strategy.
New shiny forms
Three new Pokemon species are confirmed to be available as shiny Pokemon:
- Sunkern & Sunflora
- Pineco & Forretress
- Natu & Xatu
Couple of Gaming has prepared a wonderful infographic about it for your visual enjoyment.
Special Box (480 Coins):
- 2x Egg Incubators
- 2x Lucky Egg
- 2x Raid Pass
- 20x Ultra Ball
Great Box (780 Coins):
- 6x Incense
- 4x Super Incubator
- 4x Premium Raid Pass
- 5x Star Piece
Ultra Box (1480 Coins):
- 12x Incense
- 12x Super Incubator
- 8x Lucky Egg
- 12x Raid Pass
We’ve also updated our Pokemon GO Celebi Quest guide: how to unlock Celebi in Pokemon GO with the leaked 3/8 step.