22 Mar 2021 9:30 AM +00:00

Pokemon GO Johto Event: Dates, Features, Bonuses, Pokemon, Rewards and More

Pokemon GO is no stranger to holding massive events for their players.


The current Pokemon tour has had multiple stops thus far, and now we are heading to a brand new region.

Johto is next on the list and we know all the details.

Here they are! 


In a new blog posted by Pokemon GO, they have noted the event is going to take place at the following time: 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time


Within the blog post, they have noted an ample amount of features coming to the game including the following: 

  • Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Hoppip, Aipom, Sunkern, Yanma, Murkrow, Gligar, Snubbull, Slugma, Miltank, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re extremely lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Miltank!
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Wooper, Tyrogue, Smoochum, and Larvitar.
  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo, and Miltank.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
  • Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Marill, and Larvitar will be appearing in one-star raids.
  • Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Skarmory, and Miltank will be appearing in three-star raids.
  • Complete the Johto-themed Collection Challenge during the event by collecting Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sudowoodo, Sunkern, Murkrow, Smeargle, Miltank, and Larvitar to receive 15 Poké Balls, 10 Ultra Balls, and an
  • Incense. Head on over to the Today View to track your progress!
  • Get Pokémon that know exclusive attacks from 2018 Community Day events! If you evolve the following Pokémon during the event, their Evolution will know an exclusive attack.
  • Evolve Bayleef (the evolved form of Chikorita) to get a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
  • Evolve Quilava (the evolved form of Cyndaquil) to get a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
  • Evolve Flaaffy (the evolved form of Mareep) to get an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
  • Evolve Pupitar (the evolved form of Larvitar) to get a Tyranitar that knows SmackDown.

Legendary Dogs

As well, the three Legendary Dog Pokemon will become catchable during the event! 

  • Entei will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Raikou will be appearing in five-star raids from Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Suicune will be appearing in five-star raids from Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.


Data miners were able to uncover an ample amount of news surrounding future updates coming along with the Johto Event.

This was reported initially via Pokemongohub.net and there is an ample amount to unpack.

Here are the high lights:

  • Rocket Collection exclusive to the Johto event
  • Chespin and Exeggcute Pokedex entries added


What's Next? 

The beloved Kanto region is coming up! 

Up next: Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto! Tickets are now available in the shop. For more details on this special event

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