The full Masterwork Research line is now available in Pokémon GO, allows you to obtain both Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh

Niantic is continuing to announce a plethora of new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Revealed!

Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Revealed!
 
Apex Shadow Lugia & Ho-Oh
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Detail Summary

Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Descend

The Season of Heritage Story Continues

By using the stolen power that was locked away behind the mysterious door, Arlo has created the powerful Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh!

Now’s the time to take action, Trainers!

Gather up your supplies, and get ready to save these powerful Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket’s grasp!

Catch up on the story so far on the Season of Heritage web page.

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Ticket–exclusive Masterwork Research Encounters

Ticket holders who complete Pokémon GO Tour: Johto’s Special Research will unlock a new Masterwork Research line, which is designed to be completed over a long period of time.

By progressing through this Masterwork Research, Trainers can encounter these Legendary Shadow Pokémon. Apex Shadow Ho-Oh and Apex Shadow Lugia give off an aura that has never been seen before. Moreover, when purified, that aura seems to change.

Note: Ticket holders will be able to obtain both Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh regardless of which version they select for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh

Sacred Fire+

Apex Shadow Ho-Oh knows Sacred Fire+, a stronger version of Sacred Fire.

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 135 power

Sacred Fire++

When Apex Shadow Ho-Oh is purified, Sacred Fire+ will change to Sacred Fire++.

  • Trainer Battles: 130 power
  • Gyms and raids: 155 power

Apex Shadow Lugia

Aero Blast+

Apex Shadow Lugia knows Aeroblast+, which is a stronger version of Aeroblast.

  • Trainer Battles: 170 power
  • Gyms and raids: 200 power

Aeroblast++

When Apex Shadow Lugia is purified, Aeroblast+ will change to Aeroblast++.

  • Trainer Battles: 170 power
  • Gyms and raids: 225 power

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Detail Summary

There’s been a lot shared about Pokémon GO Tour: Johto over the last couple months, so here’s a summary of everything Trainers can look forward to during the event!

Different Versions

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto takes place on February 26, 2022, and will feature two different versions of the ticketed experience: Gold Version and Silver Version. Each version will have its own version-exclusive Pokémon, increased chance of certain Pokémon encounters, and a chance to encounter a certain Shiny Pokémon for the first time in Pokémon GO! The differences between the versions are outlined below. Once you pick your version, you can’t change your choice, so choose wisely!

Gold Version

Icon with IncenseAttracted to Incense

The following Pokémon will be attracted to incense.

Image of Spinarak - Shiny On
Spinarak
Image of Gligar - Shiny On
Gligar
Image of Teddiursa - Shiny On
Teddiursa
Image of Mantine - Shiny On
Mantine
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Shiny IconIncreased chance of Shiny Pokémon

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Mantine for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Image of Chikorita - Shiny Icon On
Chikorita
Image of Cyndaquil - Shiny Icon On
Cyndaquil
Image of Totodile - Shiny Icon On
Totodile
Image of Spinarak - Shiny On
Spinarak
Image of Igglybuff - Shiny On
Igglybuff
Image of Natu - Shiny On
Natu
Image of Hoppip - Shiny On
Hoppip
Sunkern - Shiny On
Sunkern
Misdreavus - Shiny On
Misdreavus
Wobbuffet - Shiny On
Wobbuffet
Gligar - Shiny On
Gligar
Shuckle - Shiny On
Shuckle
Teddiursa - Shiny On
Teddiursa
Swinub - Shiny On
Swinub
Mantine - Shiny On
Mantine
Ho-Oh - Shiny On
Ho-Oh
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Silver Version

Incense IconAttracted to Incense

The following Pokémon will be attracted to incense.

Image of Ledyba - Shiny On
Ledyba
Image of Delibird - Shiny On
Delibird
Image of Skarmory - Shiny On
Skarmory
Image of Phanpy - Shiny On
Phanpy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Increased chance of Shiny Pokémon

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Phanpy for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Image of Chikorita - Shiny On
Chikorita
Image of Cyndaquil - Shiny On
Cyndaquil
Image of Totodile - Shiny On
Totodile
Image of Ledyba - Shiny On
Ledyba
Image of Cleffa - Shiny On
Cleffa
Image of Sudowoodo - Shiny On
Sudowoodo
Image of Hoppip - Shiny On
Hoppip
Image of Yanma - Shiny On
Yanma
Image of Pineco - Shiny On
Pineco
Image of Delibird - Shiny On
Delibird
Image of Skarmory - Shiny On
Skarmory
Image of Houndour - Shiny On
Houndour
Image of Phanpy - Shiny On
Phanpy
Image of Miltank - Shiny On
Miltank
Image of Larvitar - Shiny On
Larvitar
Image of Lugia - Shiny Icon On
Lugia
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Either ticketed version

Regardless of version selection, all ticket holders will be able to experience the following during Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.

Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region

All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be appearing in the wild, will be appearing in raids, will be appearing in encounters after research tasks, will be attracted to Incense, will hatch from Eggs, will be available via trading with friends, or will be obtainable via Evolution during this time.

All Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region will be appearing as Shiny Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO include Girafarig, Corsola, Remoraid, Mantine (only in Gold Version), Phanpy (only in Silver Version), and Tyrogue. This includes the featured Unown (G, J, O, R, T, and U), which will be attracted to Incense. In addition, you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon in the wild depending on the event version you selected. Check out the version overview above for more information.

Event-exclusive Special Research

You’ll be able to complete event-exclusive Special Research, leading to encounters with Shiny Gyarados and the Mythical Pokémon Celebi.

Once you complete the Special Research line, you’ll be able to access an exclusive Masterwork Research story, intended to be completed over a long period of time. As you complete this Masterwork Research, you’ll encounter Apex Shadow Lugia and Apex Shadow Ho-Oh.

Encounters

Image of Shiny Gyarados
Shiny Gyarados
Image of Celebi
Celebi

Celebi caught during the event will know the Fast Attack Magical Leaf.

Magical Leaf

  • Trainer Battles: 10 power
  • Gyms and raids: 16 power

Avatar Item Rewards

You’ll also receive the exclusive avatar items as you complete the research!

  • Ho-Oh Wings
  • Lugia Mask
  • Ho-Oh T-Shirt (Gold version) or Lugia T-Shirt (Silver version)

The Ho-Oh Wings and Lugia Mask will be available near the beginning of the Special Research, while the Ho-Oh or Lugia T-Shirt will be available near the end.

Collection Challenges

Earn rewards and make progress on your Elite Collector medal by completing ten Collection Challenges!

Trainers will need to catch specific Pokémon during each rotating habitat to complete these challenges.

Event Bonuses

 
Incense Icon
Various Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.
Raid Pass Icon
A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the shop.
Incubator Icon
Eggs will require one-quarter their normal Hatch Distance.
Raid Pass
You’ll get up to nine free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.
Candy Icon
You’ll earn twice the Candy for hatching Eggs.
Candy Icon
You’ll earn extra Candy when catching featured Pokémon originally discovered in Johto.
Pokéball Icon
You’ll get an exclusive in-game medal to commemorate the event.
Photobomb Icon
Take a snapshot for a surprise!
Pokéball Icon
You’ll be able to get special stickers by spinning PokéStops and purchasing them in the in-game shop.

Pokémon GO Tour: Johto nonticketed features

The following features will be available to all Trainers during the event, regardless of whether they purchase a ticket.

  • Some Pokémon originally discovered in Johto will be appearing in the wild, appearing in raids, and hatching from 7 km Eggs. Raids will include Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, and Ho-Oh! Lugia caught during the event will know the special attack Aeroblast, while Ho-Oh caught during the event will know the new special attack Sacred Fire!

  • Heracross and Corsola, which both usually appear only in certain regions in the world, will also be appearing in raids worldwide.

  • Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, and Magby will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.

  • You’ll be able to complete up to six Special Trades during the event.

  • Five rotating habitats will each feature different Pokémon.

  • You’ll be able to listen to special background music composed by Pokémon music producer Junichi Masuda.

  • You’ll be able to complete Timed Research related to Trainer Battles.

  • Eevee will not have a walking requirement to evolve Espeon or Umbreon until 11:00 p.m. local time.

Tickets are available for purchase in the in-app shop for US$11.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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