Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022: Dates, Tickets & More

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Pokemon GO Johto Tour
Pokemon GO Johto Tour

Following on from the Pokémon GO Kanto Tour event earlier this year, which allowed you to encounter all Kanto based Pokémon, Niantic have decided to continue that theme for next year and have recently announced the Johto tour. This will be a ticketed event based around Johto and the Pokémon that can be caught there, and similar to the Kanto tour, you will have the choice of two tickets – Gold or Silver.


Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022 Date & Time

The Johto Tour will take place on February 26th 2022, and will run from 9am to 9pm, local time. Niantic have also teased that a special Kanto themed end to the Johto tour will happen on February 27th, so we will bring you more information about that when we have it.


Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022 Price

There will be both paid and free features to the event, with the ticketed features a lot more substantial than non ticketed. The ticket will be priced at $11.99, or regional equivalent, but make sure to check what store you buy it on, as it has been reported that Apple, Samsung and Google stores all currently have a different price point.


Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022 Ticketed Features

Should you choose to buy a ticket for the Johto event, there’s a whole host of special features and bonuses that you will get access to on February 26th. These are as follows:

– All Pokémon from Johto will be catchable in the Wild, in Raids, from Research Tasks, from Incense and also hatching from Eggs.
– A new Special Research that will lead to an encounter with Celebi with a special move will be available to you
– Following this Special Research is a Masterwork Research story, which should take you a significant amount of time to complete
– All Johto Pokémon will have their Shiny forms available, with certain Shiny Pokémon boosted for you depending on which version you pick. Unown G,O,T,U,R and J will also be appearing Shiny for the first time in the game
– Nine Collection Challenges will be available for you to complete, which sees you given a list on Pokémon you have to catch in a set amount of time
– Different Pokémon will be attracted to Incense
– There will be a free bundle in the shop which contains Three Remote Raid Passes
– Eggs will hatch in a quarter of the time they usually do, for example a 10km will hatch in 2.5km
– Catching Johto Pokémon will earn you extra Candy
– Spinning Gyms will allow you to get up to nine free Raid Passes, instead of the usual one
– You will get an in-game medal to remember the event, as well as special stickers which can be applied to gifts you send to friends
– Taking an in-game snapshot will give you a surprise (this is usually a Pokémon)


Pokémon GO Johto Tour 2022 Non Ticketed Features

Regardless of whether you buy the ticket for this Johto event or not, all of these features will be available to everyone who plays the game on February 26th:

– Some of the Johto Pokémon will be appearing in the Wild, in Raids and hatching from 7km Eggs. Regional Johto Pokémon will also be appearing in Raids worldwide, and not limited to where they are usually found
– Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff and Togepi will be hatching from 2km which can be found by spinning Pokéstops
– Special Timed Research can be completed, and will require you to partake in Trainer Battles


Differences between Gold and Silver Version

You probably had a tough decision back when Pokémon Gold and Silver came out as to which one to get, depending on who your favourite Pokémon or Legendary was. Now, it’s time to make that choice again.

To catch all the Pokémon available for this event, you’ll need to trade with someone who picked the opposite version to you, so make sure you find a friend who wants Gold if you want Silver. You don’t have to pick until nearer the time, but here are the different Pokémon that you’ll encounter depending on your choice:

– Spinarak, Gligar, Teddiursa and Mantine will be attracted to Incense
– Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Spinarak, Igglybuff, Natu, Hoppip, Sunkern, Misdreavus, Wobbuffet, Gligar, Shuckle, Teddiursa, Swinub, Mantine and Ho-oh will have a higher chance of being Shiny

– Ledyba, Delibird, Skarmory and Phanpy will be attracted to Incense
– Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Ledyba, Cleffa, Sudowoodo, Hoppip, Yanma, Pineco, Delibird, Skarmory, Houndour, Phanpy, Miltank, Larvitar and Lugia will have a higher chance of being Shiny

Have you made your decision yet? It’s a tough choice, but maybe your favourite is in one or the other. You’ve still got some time to decide yet. If you purchase your ticket before January 10th, you will get access to the Special January and February Timed Research, which is part of the Season of Heritage. Any tickets purchased after this date will only have access to February’s Timed Research. So, make sure you’ve made your decision by then.

Pokémon GO is available on iOS and Android.

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