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Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022: Date, tickets, locations, and more

A new global experience

The excitement is on its way as Pokémon GO is finally coming up with its global experience in the Johto Tour 2022. The event will consist of Johto region exclusive Pokémon in the wild, eggs, raids, and research tasks encounters, as well as exciting in-game bonuses. The roadmap to the Johto Tour started with the recent Pokémon GO: Season of Heritage where trainers are introduced to a new storyline in the game and many research tasks.

Pokémon GO Tour Johto Tour 2022: Features

By buying the event tickets trainers will get some added benefits from the Pokémon Go Tour 2022: Johto, but no need to worry about regular trainers as the event will also bring them joy with many rewards, research tasks, and breakthroughs.

Pokémon GO Tour 2022 Johto details.
Pokémon GO Tour 2022 Johto details.

Features for Johto Tour 2022 ticket holders

Regardless of version selection, all ticket holders will be able to experience the following during Pokémon GO Tour 2022: Johto.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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. In addition, you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon in the wild depending on the event version you selected. Check out the version overview below for more information.
  • 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.
  • Different Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.
  • A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop.
  • Eggs will require one-quarter their normal Hatch Distance.
  • Trainers can earn twice the Candy for hatching Eggs.
  • One can earn extra Candy when catching featured Johto Pokémon
  • Trainers will get up to nine free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
  • They will get an exclusive in-game medal to commemorate the event.
  • Take a snapshot for a surprise!
  • Trainers will be able to get special stickers by spinning PokéStops and purchasing them in the in-game shop.

Features for non ticket holders

The following features will be available to all Trainers during the event, regardless of whether they purchase a ticket!

  • Some Pokémon originally discovered in Johto will be appearing in the wild, appearing in raids, and hatching from 7 km Eggs. Some Pokémon originally discovered in Johto that are usually exclusive to certain regions in the world will also be appearing in raids worldwide.
  • Pokémon such as Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Togepi will be hatching from 2 km Eggs you receive by spinning PokéStops.
  • You’ll be able to complete Timed Research related to Trainer Battles.

Pokémon GO Tour Johto Tour 2022: Tickets

Pokémon GO Tour 2022: Johto will have different versions of ticketing experience, each with exclusive Pokémon. To complete the event’s Collection Challenges, trainers need to trade with friends who have the other event version.

Version-exclusive Pokémon will be attracted by using the Incense during event hours and one might have a greater chance of encountering certain Shiny Pokémon depending on which version is bought.

Once you choose your event version, you can’t change it, so pick carefully! Note that you’ll pick your version closer to the event date, so don’t worry about choosing right now.

Gold Version

  • Gold Version–exclusive Pokémon: Spinarak, Gligar, Teddiursa, and Mantine will be attracted to Incense.
  • 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: Ledyba, Delibird, Skarmory, and Phanpy will be attracted to Incense.
  • 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.

The Pokémon you choose will be involved in your research tasks during the event, so choose wisely! Together, you’ll complete research with Professor Willow to learn more about the Johto region, build connections with your Pokémon, befriend other Trainers, and explore new places.

Special Research tasks will include the following challenges.

  • Catching different species of Pokémon
  • Evolving Pokémon
  • Earning Stardust
  • Taking GO Snapshots
  • Defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts

Trainers will be able to earn the following rewards by completing Special Research tasks.

  • Items for evolving Pokémon
  • Rocket Radar pieces
  • An encounter with Shiny Gyarados
  • An encounter with Celebi

If you catch Celebi during the event, it will know the attack Magical Leaf!

Pokémon first found in Kanto join Pokémon GO Tour: Johto

Some popular Pokémon first found in the Kanto region have Evolutions that were first discovered in Johto. As a part of Pokémon GO Tour: Johto, certain Pokémon that was first found in Kanto will also be appearing in the wild, whether you have an event ticket or not. The following Pokémon will be appearing from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time during the event.

  • Poliwhirl
  • Golbat
  • Gloom
  • Slowpoke
  • Onix
  • Chansey
  • Seadra
  • Scyther
  • Porygon
  • Eevee

During the event, there will be no walking requirement to evolve Eevee into either Espeon or Umbreon. And, with certain items for evolving Pokémon available as rewards for ticket holders who complete Special Research tasks, it’ll be easier than ever to complete your Johto Pokédex.

Special Research tasks will include the following challenges.

  • Catching different species of Pokémon
  • Evolving Pokémon
  • Earning Stardust
  • Taking GO Snapshots
  • Defeating Team GO Rocket Grunts

Trainers will be able to earn the following rewards by completing Special Research tasks.

  • Items for evolving Pokémon
  • Rocket Radar pieces
  • An encounter with Shiny Gyarados
  • An encounter with Celebi

If you catch Celebi during the event, it will know the attack Magical Leaf!

The event to happen on February in different cities

The adventure to the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto goes live on February 26, 2022, and will be held at the following locations:

  • Monterrey, Mexico at Parque Fundidora
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan at the Taiwan Lantern Festival
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at Yas Bay

The event will feature exclusive event gameplay and in-person activities and rewards, available only at these selected locations, such as:

  • Real-world themed habitats, each with their own Collection Challenge
  • Extra Special Trades, up to six, during event hours 
  • Up to nine free Raid Passes at Gyms will be available
  • Event-exclusive Special Research, in-game medal and stickers
  • ¼ Hatching Distance, 2x Hatching Candy, extra Candy from catching Kanto-region Pokémon 
  • Real-life photo ops, rest areas
  • Exclusive merchandise at select locations
Pokémon GO Tour 2022 Johto ticket price in-game option
Pokémon GO Tour 2022 Johto ticket price in-game option

Tickets are live for players to grab

The event tickets are available for purchase in the in-app shop for USD $11.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. The Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

  • Purchase by Monday, January 10, 2022, local time, to get both the January and February Timed Research.
  • Purchase by Thursday, February 10, 2022, local time, to get only the February Timed Research.

Are you excited to participate in the Pokémon GO Tour 2022: Johto coming in February? Let us know in the comments section below!

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