Niantic has just announced the next stop on our way to the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto! This time around, we will be celebrating the Hoenn Region of the Pokémon world! Wild Spawns, Eggs, Raid Bosses, and more await us! Oh, and the debut of Hurricane Rayquaza! Let’s check out everything that was announced!
|Tue., Jan. 19, 2021, @ 10:00am|
Sun., Jan. 24, 2021, @ 8:00pm (local time)
|FEATURES: ||WILD: Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Taillow, Loudred, Nosepass, Aron, Meditite, Roselia, Carvanha, Numel, Baltoy, and more.|
|5KM EGGS: Skitty, Aron, Corphish, Lileep, Anorith, Bagon, and Beldum.|
|FIELD RESEARCH: Stardust & encounters w/ Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Wailmer.|
|1-STAR RAIDS: Treecko, Torichic, Mudkip, Ralts, Aron, and Bagon.|
|3-STAR RAIDS: Breloom, Mawile, Grumpig, Spinda, and Absol.|
|5-STAR RAIDS: Kyogre and Groudon.|
|EXCLUSIVE MOVE: Evolve Metang for Metagross that knows Meteor Mash.|
|TIMED RESEARCH: 10 Kyogre Candy, 10 Groudon Candy, and 30 Poké Balls. Upon completion receive 3,000 XP, a Silver Pinap Berry, and Rayquaza w/ Hurricane.|
|COLLECTION CHALLENGE: Catch Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Nincada, Nosepass, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Bagon for XP, 3 Silver Pinaps, and an Incense.|
|A free bundle featuring three Remote Raid Passes to help you challenge Kyogre and Groudon will be available in the in-game shop from Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).|
The highlights of the Hoenn wild spawns are probably the 3 starters and then Nosepass and Meditite (for PvP).
hoenn IN 5KM EGGS
Shiny chances are abundant in the Hoenn 5KM Egg Pool. Skitty, Aron, Lileep, Anorith, Bagon, and Beldum can all be shiny.
There will be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward us with Stardust and lead to Hoenn encounters such as:
There will be an event-exclusive Timed Research during which you receive 10 Kyogre Candy, 10 Groudon Candy, and 30 Poké Balls. Upon completion of the Timed Research you will receive 3,000 XP, a Silver Pinap Berry, and….
|RAYQUAZA THAT KNOWS HURRICANE|
3 Silver Pinaps, XP, and an Incense will be rewarded upon completing the Hoenn Celebration Collection Challenge. You will need to catch the following:
Evolving a Metang during the event will get you a Metagross that knows the Exclusive Move, Meteor Mash!
Ain't Nothin Like a Hoenn Party
Alright, the whale in the room first. No, there is no new shiny for this stop on the Pokémon GO Kanto Tour. However, there are many other features to this event that are extremely exciting. Meteor Mash Metagross? Gimmie! Ray Ray with a better Flying-type Move? Yes, please! Catching Hoenn starters for Candy XL? All Day! What is your favorite event feature? Let us know in the comments, on our Discord Server, or Twitter!
Always remember to follow your local health and safety guidelines, and stay socially distanced! Stay safe, Fam!