Pokémon GO Offers a Love Letter to Hoenn with the Hoenn Celebration Event January 19–24
Catch Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, including Kyogre and Groudon, and complete a themed Collection Challenge.
Pokémon GO Trainers have already toasted Sinnoh and Unova as part of the ongoing celebration of the many beloved regions that make up the Pokémon world, and next it’s time to show Hoenn some love! From Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, the Hoenn Celebration event will see the diverse Hoenn region take center stage.
Hoenn is home to some amazing Pokémon that you can catch as part of the event’s Collection Challenge. If you catch Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Nincada, Nosepass, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Bagon during the event, you’ll receive three Silver Pinap Berries, XP, Incense, and an Elite Collector medal as a reward. Pokémon including Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Taillow, Nosepass, Aron, Meditite, Roselia, Carvanha, Numel, and Baltoy will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Aron.
The Hoenn Celebration event will also feature Skitty, Aron, Corphish, Lileep, Anorith, Bagon, and Beldum hatching from 5 km Eggs. One-star raid Pokémon will include Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Aron, and Bagon. Three-star raid Pokémon will include Breloom, Mawile, Grumpig, Spinda, and Absol. And finally, the mighty Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon will be featured in five-star raids. If you complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks, you can also expect encounters with Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Aron, Plusle, Minun, or Wailmer.
Last but not least, if you evolve a Metang before the event ends, you can get a Metagross that knows Meteor Mash! This Steel-type attack was originally featured in Pokémon GO’s Community Day in October 2018 and is considered one of the Iron Leg Pokémon’s best moves for both the GO Battle League and Gym battles.
Enjoy the Hoenn Celebration event through January 24 at 8:00 p.m. local time, and then get ready for the next Pokémon GO regional celebration highlighting Johto. Stay tuned for information about that event soon.
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- Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Taillow, Loudred, Nosepass, Aron, Meditite, Roselia, Carvanha, Numel, Baltoy, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Aron!
- The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Skitty, Aron, Corphish, Lileep, Anorith, Bagon, and Beldum.
- Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Wailmer.
- The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Aron, and Bagon will be appearing in one-star raids.
- Breloom, Mawile, Grumpig, Spinda, and Absol will be appearing in three-star raids.
- Kyogre and Groudon will be appearing in five-star raids.
- Complete the Hoenn-themed Collection Challenge during the event by collecting Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Nincada, Nosepass, Aron, Plusle, Minun, and Bagon to receive three Silver Pinap Berries, XP, and an Incense. Head on over to the Today View to track your progress!
- Evolve Metang (the evolved form of Beldum) during the event to get a Metagross that knows the previously Community Day–exclusive attack Meteor Mash!
- Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available! Complete the Hoenn-themed Timed Research tasks to earn the following rewards.
- Catch two Kyogre to earn 10 Kyogre Candies.
- Catch two Groudon to earn 10 Groudon Candies.
- Catch 30 Pokémon to earn 30 Poké Balls.
- Complete all the Timed Research tasks to encounter a Rayquaza that knows the exclusive Charged Attack Hurricane, as well as earn 3,000 XP and a Silver Pinap Berry. If you’re extremely lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Rayquaza!
- 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).
Up next: Johto! An event celebrating the Johto region will be happening from Tuesday, January 26, 2021, to Sunday, January 31, 2021. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date!
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog