Johto Festival news roundup: new raids, new quests, new shiny forms

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:

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)
Johto Festival Raid bosses
Johto Festival Raid bosses

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.

Johto Festival New Quests

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.

New boxes

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.

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