Mp-Icon Pikachu This page is about the event introducing Celebi. For the first part of Ultra Bonus Event 2019, see Johto Journey.

Johto Festival was an event in Pokémon GO that was dedicated to Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region. It began in the later half of August 2018 with the release of the second worldwide available Special Research tasks series — A Ripple in Time with a Celebi as a reward.


Johto Gold

Johto medal

Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region were seen more frequently, so Trainers had the perfect opportunity to earn a gold Johto medal and complete their Johto Pokédex. Pokémon such as Sunkern and Ursaring were featured in Raid Battles across the world.

In the first few hours, Trainers around the world spotted the higher chance to encounter Unown in the wild.

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released at the start of the event.

Natu shiny
Icon Psychic
Icon Flying
Xatu shiny
Icon Psychic
Icon Flying
Sunkern shiny
Icon Grass
Sunflora shiny
Icon Grass
Pineco shiny
Icon Bug
Forretress shiny
Icon Bug
Icon Steel

Raid Bosses

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event. The tier 1 raids were completely replaced by Johto Pokémon while other Raid Bosses were just added to the existing tiers. Ho-Oh was available again from August 25th to August 27th which replaced Regirock.[1]

Pokémon Raid Boss's CP Max. Capture CP
Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
3,067 CP 458 CP
572 CP
3,380 CP 475 CP
593 CP
3,700 CP 578 CP
722 CP
Sunkern ( ? )
1,434 CP 181 CP
226 CP
7,485 CP 758 CP
947 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Pineco ( ? )
6,621 CP 597 CP
746 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
27,409 CP 1,577 CP
1,971 CP
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Legendary
Ho-Oh ( ? )
48,276 CP 2,222 CP
2,778 CP

Field Research event tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively available only for the time of Johto Festival. For the first time in history, there were Evolution Items as rewards for Field Research tasks.

Task Possible Rewards
Catch 3 Sunkern Metal Coat Metal Coat
Up-Grade Up-Grade
King's Rock King's Rock
Dragon Scale Dragon Scale
Sun Stone Sun Stone
Evolve 3 Sunkern or Natu Pineco Pineco Shiny Pokémon
Make 3 Excellent Throws Onix Onix
Scyther Scyther
Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon Seadra Seadra
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
Win a Raid Porygon Porygon
Make 4 Great Curveball throws in a row Miltank Miltank

Shop special offer

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.[2]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480


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