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Johto Celebration Event was an event in Pokémon GO focused on the Johto Region. It was a part of Season of Celebration.[1][2][3]

Sneasel Limited Research and Pokémon Spotlight Hour featuring Phanpy were available during this event.

Features

Featured Pokémon

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Miltank
#241
Normal
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Mareep
Mareep
#179
Electric
Hoppip
#187
Grass   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Aipom
Aipom
#190
Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sunkern
Sunkern
#191
Grass
Shiny Pokémon.png
Yanma
Yanma
#193
Bug   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Murkrow
Murkrow
#198
Dark   Flying
Shiny Pokémon.png
Gligar
Gligar
#207
Ground   Flying
Slugma
#218
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Miltank
Miltank
#241
Normal
Egg 5k.png 5-km Eggs

5-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these Pokémon:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Pichu
Pichu
#172
270 / 240
Shiny Pokémon.png
Cleffa
Cleffa
#173
383 / 346
Shiny Pokémon.png
Igglybuff
Igglybuff
#174
306 / 269
Shiny Pokémon.png
Togepi
Togepi
#175
375 / 339
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wooper
Wooper
#194
366 / 330
Tyrogue
#236
281 / 249
Shiny Pokémon.png
Smoochum
Smoochum
#238
738 / 686
Shiny Pokémon.png
Larvitar
Larvitar
#246
594 / 548

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event.

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Chikorita
Chikorita
#152 Chikorita
Grass
Boss CP 3,067 CP
Max capture CP 534 CP 668 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
#155 Cyndaquil
Fire
Boss CP 3,334 CP
Max capture CP 560 CP 700 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Totodile
Totodile
#158 Totodile
Water
Boss CP 3,600 CP
Max capture CP 646 CP 808 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Mareep
Mareep
#179 Mareep
Electric
Boss CP 3,063 CP
Max capture CP 566 CP 708 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Marill
Marill
#183 Marill
Water Fairy
Boss CP 1,323 CP
Max capture CP 263 CP 329 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Larvitar
Larvitar
#246 Larvitar
Rock Ground
Boss CP 3,309 CP
Max capture CP 594 CP 743 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
Togetic
#176 Togetic
Fairy Flying
Boss CP 12,936 CP
Max capture CP 976 CP 1,220 CP
Espeon
#196 Espeon
Psychic
Boss CP 22,826 CP
Max capture CP 1,811 CP 2,264 CP
Umbreon
#197 Umbreon
Dark
Boss CP 13,509 CP
Max capture CP 1,221 CP 1,526 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Skarmory
Skarmory
#227 Skarmory
Steel Flying
Boss CP 15,182 CP
Max capture CP 1,204 CP 1,506 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Miltank
Miltank
#241 Miltank
Normal
Boss CP 14,883 CP
Max capture CP 1,345 CP 1,682 CP
Egg Raid Legendary.png 5th Tier

From the start of event to January 31st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Entei
Entei
#244 Entei
Fire
Boss CP 41,758 CP
Max capture CP 1,984 CP 2,480 CP

From January 31st, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time onward:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Raikou
Raikou
#243 Raikou
Electric
Boss CP 45,435 CP
Max capture CP 1,972 CP 2,466 CP

Exclusive move

Exclusive move

In order to obtain Frenzy Plant, Blast Burn, Dragon Pulse, or Smack Down, Trainers had to evolve Bayleef, Quilava, Flaaffy, or Pupitar into Meganium, Typhlosion, Ampharos, or Tyranitar respectively during the event. In order to obtain Earthquake, Trainers had to catch Ho-Oh from timed research or raid during the event. Trainers cannot use TMs to obtain the attacks.

Icon Grass.png
100 (38)
Icon Fire.png
110 (33)
Icon Dragon.png
90 (25)
Icon Rock.png
16 (13)
Icon Ground.png
140 (39)

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively for the duration of the event.

Use 2 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Use 7 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon
Take a snapshot of your buddy

Timed Research

TodayView Icon Research.png Johto Celebration Event

From the start of event to February 7th 8 p.m. local time, there was a Timed Research series that was titled Johto Celebration Event in game. Ho-Oh caught in this research would learn Earthquake.

1st Part
Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Leader 3 times
Rewards for whole set
2nd Part
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff
Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra
Rewards for whole set

Collection Challenge

To complete the Collection Challenge, Trainer must catch all of the following Pokémon during the event.

Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Sudowoodo
Sunkern
Murkrow
Smeargle
Miltank
Larvitar

References

  1. Ring in 2021 with Pokémon GO’s January events. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-01-01.
  2. Countdown to Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto—celebrate the Unova region with us!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-01-02.
  3. Countdown to Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto—celebrate the Johto region with us!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-01-20.
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