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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.


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Featured Pokémon

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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.

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

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
Pineco shiny
Icon Bug
Forretress shiny
Icon Bug   Icon Steel

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]

Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier
#152 Chikorita
Boss CP ? 3,067 CP
Max capture CP ? 458 CP 572 CP
#155 Cyndaquil
Boss CP ? 3,380 CP
Max capture CP ? 475 CP 593 CP
#158 Totodile
Boss CP ? 3,700 CP
Max capture CP ? 578 CP 722 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Sunkern shiny
#191 Sunkern
Boss CP ? 1,434 CP
Max capture CP ? 181 CP 226 CP
#193 Yanma
Boss CP ? 7,485 CP
Max capture CP ? 758 CP 947 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier
Shiny Pokémon
Pineco shiny
#204 Pineco
Boss CP ? 6,621 CP
Max capture CP ? 597 CP 746 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier
#217 Ursaring
Boss CP ? 27,409 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,577 CP 1,971 CP
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier
Shiny Pokémon
Ho-Oh shiny
#250 Ho-Oh
Boss CP ? 48,276 CP
Max capture CP ? 2,222 CP 2,778 CP

Field Research event tasks

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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.

Catch 3 Sunkern
Evolve 3 Sunkern or Natu
Make 3 Excellent Throws
Catch 5 Water-type Pokémon
Win a Raid
Make 4 Great Curveball throws in a row

Avatar items

These avatar items were made available at the start of the event.

Shirt Celebi female
Celebi Shirt
Shirt HGSS
Johto Top
Shirt HGSS female
Johto Top
Pants HGSS female
Johto Pants
Johto Cap
Hat HGSS female
Johto Cap
Shoes HGSS female
Johto Shoes
Backpack HGSS
Johto Bag
Backpack HGSS female
Johto Bag
Socks HGSS
Johto Socks

Shop special offer

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

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


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