Pokemon Go Tour Johto Guide: Gold And Silver Versions, Masterwork Research, And More

Get ready for Pokemon Go's next major event with this helpful guide.


The next major Pokemon Go event, Pokemon Go Tour: Johto, is set for February 26 at 9 AM local time, bringing a Poke-ton of unique Pokemon events with it. From special quests and research rewards to unique moves learned through evolution, the Pokemon Go Tour: Johto has a lot to offer whether you purchased the in-game ticket or not. We've compiled all of the major information into one handy guide so you're ready to take the Go Tour this weekend.

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Pokemon Go Tour: Johto Pokemon available to catch

All 150 Pokemon that debuted in the Johto region during Generation 2 will be available to catch during Pokemon Go Tour: Johto. Additionally, some Pokemon from the Kanto region (Generation 1) that had new evolutions in Generation 2 will be available as well, including:

  • Chansey
  • Eevee
  • Golbat
  • Gloom
  • Onix
  • Poliwhirl
  • Porygon
  • Scyther
  • Seadra
  • Slowpoke

Pokemon Go Tour Johto ticket-holder exclusives

While purchasing the $12 Go Tour: Johto ticket through the in-game shop isn't necessary, there are some notable perks exclusively accessible to those with the special ticket. Those perks include:

  • Version Selection: Ticketed players will begin the event by choosing which version of the Pokemon Go Tour: Johto they wish to play: Gold or Silver.
    • Gold version:
      • Adds Gligar, Mantine, Spinarak, and Teddiursa to the pool of Pokemon attracted to incense
      • Available shinies include Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Gligar, Ho-Oh, Hoppip, Igglybuff, Misdreavus, Natu, Shuckle, Spinarak, Sunkern, Swinub, Teddiursa, Wobbuffett, and for the first time in Pokemon Go, shiny Mantine.
    • Silver version:
      • Adds Delibird, Ledyba, Phanpy, and Skarmory to the pool of Pokemon attracted to incense
      • Available shinies include Chikorita, Cleffa, Cyndaquil, Delibird, Hoppip, Houndour, Larvitar, Ledyba, Lugia, Miltank, Pineco, Skarmory, Sudowoodo, Totodile, Yanma, and for the first time in Pokemon Go, shiny Phanpy.
  • Collection Challenges
    • Ten collection challenges exclusive to ticketed players will be available, with special rewards given for completion.
  • Special Research
    • Event-specific Special Research can be activated during the event and completed at any time, even after the event ends.
      • Special Research rewards include items that evolve Pokemon, Rocket radars, a Celebi that knows Magical Leaf, and a shiny Gyarados.
      • Completing Special Research also earns unique avatar items like the Ho-Oh Wings, Lugia Mask, and t-shirts with Ho-Oh (Gold) and Lugia (Silver) on them.
  • Masterwork Research
    • A new type of research, Masterwork Research, will activate upon completion of the event-specific special research tasks. Masterwork research is "designed to be completed over a long period of time."
  • Free Items
    • The in-game shop will feature a free item bundle with three remote raid passes.
  • Raid Passes
    • Up to nine daily raid passes will be available to players, as opposed to just one.
Above are the avatar items earned by completing the Pokemon Go Tour: Johto special research tasks.
Above are the avatar items earned by completing the Pokemon Go Tour: Johto special research tasks.

Pokemon Go Tour: Johto features available to all

Whether you purchased the special ticket or not, the following perks will be available throughout the 12-hour event.

  • Timed Research
    • Special gym trainers will appear throughout the event. Defeating them will go toward special timed research tasks, which will give rewards.
  • Exclusive Attacks
    • Multiple Pokemon will receive unique moves if evolved during the event:
      • Bayleef will evolve into a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
      • Croconaw will evolve into a Feraligatr that knows Hydro Cannon.
      • Eevee will evolve into either an Espeon or an Umbreon that knows Last Resort without having to meet the Adventure Buddy requirement with that Eevee.
      • Flaaffy will evolve into an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
      • Piloswine will evolve into a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power.
      • Pupitar will evolve into a Tyranitar that knows Smack Down.
      • Quilava will evolve into a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
      • Skiploom will evolve into a Jumpluff that knows Acrobatics.
  • Featured Music
    • Three new tracks inspired by the Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver games will debut, all three of which were created by Pokemon game composer Junichi Masuda
  • Special Trades
    • Trainers will be able to complete up to six special trades during the event, as opposed to the normal three per day.
  • Rotating Habitats
    • Five different habitats will cycle throughout the event (all times local time):
      • New Bark Town: 9 AM to 10 AM and 2 PM to 3 PM
      • Violet City: 10 AM to 11 AM and 3 PM to 4 PM
      • National Park: 11 AM to 12 PM and 4 PM to 5 PM
      • Goldenrod City: 12 PM to 1 PM and 5 PM to 6 PM
      • Mt. Silver: 1 PM to 2 PM and 6 PM to 7 PM
      • The final two hours of the event, 7 PM to 9 PM, will feature Pokemon from all five habitats.
  • Avatar Items
    • Two exclusive avatar items, the Lugia Jacket and the Ho-Oh Jacket, will be available for purchase in the in-game shop both during and after the event.
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