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

The game's next regional celebration runs from January 19-24 and features a variety of Gen 3 Pokemon.


Pokemon Go's Hoenn Celebration event is almost over. The event runs until tomorrow, January 24, and it features a variety of Gen 3 Pokemon to catch as well as new Field Research tasks and other challenges to complete.

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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