Pokemon Go Hoenn Celebration Event Now Live, Brings Back Kyogre And Groudon

The game's next regional celebration runs from January 19-26 and features a variety of Gen 3 Pokemon.


Pokemon Go's Sinnoh Celebration event has ended, but developer Niantic has followed it with a Hoenn Celebration. That event is now live, and Niantic has shared more details about what Pokemon and bonuses will be available.

Throughout the Hoenn Celebration event, the following Pokemon will be appearing in the wild more frequently than usual:

  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Taillow
  • Loudred
  • Nosepass
  • Aron (and Shiny Aron)
  • Meditite
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Numel
  • Baltoy

In addition to those wild spawns, the following Pokemon will be hatching from 5 km eggs throughout the event:

  • Skitty
  • Aron
  • Corphish
  • Lileep
  • Anorith
  • Bagon
  • Beldum

You'll also be able to encounter various Gen 3 Pokemon through event-exclusive Field Research tasks and in Raids. As part of the festivities, Niantic is bringing the Legendary Groudon and Kyogre back to the game from January 19-26. You'll also be able to encounter a Rayquaza that knows the Charged Attack Hurricane if you complete all of the event's Timed Research tasks.

Pokemon Go's Hoenn Celebration runs until 8 PM local time on January 24. You can read more details on the Pokemon Go website. The event will be followed by a Johto Celebration that's scheduled to run from January 26-31, although further details about that event will be announced at a later date.

In other Pokemon Go news, February's Community Day is scheduled to follow on February 7. Next month's featured Pokemon will be the Grass-type Roselia, and if you can evolve it into Roserade up to two hours after the event ends, it'll automatically learn two special moves: the Fast Attack Bullet Seed and the Charged Attack Weather Ball.

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