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 with a Celebi as a reward.
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.
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.
|Pokémon||Raid Boss's CP||Max. Capture CP|
|1st Tier Raid Bosses|
|3,067 CP|| 458 CP |
|3,380 CP|| 475 CP |
|3,700 CP|| 578 CP |
Sunkern ( ? )
|1,434 CP|| 181 CP |
|4,321 CP|| 758 CP |
|2nd Tier Raid Bosses|
Pineco ( ? )
|6,621 CP|| 597 CP |
|4th Tier Raid Bosses|
|27,409 CP|| 1,577 CP |
|5th Tier Raid Bosses|
Ho-Oh ( ? )
|48,276 CP|| 2,222 CP |
Shop special offer
Field Research event tasks
|Catch 3 Sunkern|| 1× Metal Coat|
1× King's Rock
1× Dragon Scale
1× Sun Stone
|Evolve 3 Sunkern or Natu||Pineco|
|Make 3 Excellent Throws|| Onix|
|Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon|| Seadra|
|Win a Raid||Porygon|
|Make 4 Great Curveball throws in a row||Miltank|
- ↑ Attention, Trainers! For a limited time until August 27, the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh is returning to Raid Battles.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-08-26.
- ↑ New boxes. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.