Pokemon Go 2021 Johto Celebration Event: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 2:20 pm

Another chance at Community Day moves!

As we countdown the days until the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event on February 20, the free-to-play mobile game is about to celebrate another region of the Pokemon universe: Johto!

The 2021 Johto Celebration event will run from January 26 at 10 a.m. local time until January 31 at 8 p.m. local time.

During this event, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Hoppip, Aipom, Sunkern, Yanma, Murkrow, Gligar, Snubbull, Slugma, Miltank, and other Pokemon from the Johto region will appear more frequently in the wild. There will also be the chance to encounter Shiny Miltank.

Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Wooper, Tyrogue, Smoochum, and Larvitar will have the chance to hatch from 5 km Eggs that are collected during this event, and trainers will also be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn Stardust and encounters with Pokemon like Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Chinchou, Mareep, Sudowoodo, and Miltank.

Elsewhere, a variety of Pokemon from the Johto region will appear in Raids during this event. Here’s the breakdown for Tier-1 and Tier-3 Raids:

  • Tier-1 Raids – Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Marill, and Larvitar
  • Tier-3 Raids – Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Skarmory, and Miltank

In terms of Legendary Raids, three different Pokemon will cycle in and out of Tier-5 Raids during and after this Johto Celebration event. Here’s the calendar:

  • Entei – January 26 at 10 a.m. local time until January 31 at 10 a.m. local time
  • Raikou – January 31 at 10 a.m. local time until February 4 at 10 a.m. local time
  • Suicune – February 4 at 10 a.m. local time until February 9 at 10 a.m. local time

A new Collection Challenge will also be available during this Johto Celebration. It will challenge players to collect Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sudowoodo, Sunkern, Murkrow, Smeargle, Miltank, and Larvitar in order to receive 15 Poke Balls, 10 Ultra Balls, an Incense, and a point toward their Elite Collector medal.

Finally, if you evolve certain Pokemon during this Johto Celebration, they will learn moves that were previously available during past Community Day events. Here’s the list:

  • Evolve Bayleef to receive a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
  • Evolve Quilava to receive a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
  • Evolve Flaaffy to receive an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
  • Evolve Pupitar to receive a Tyranitar that knows Smack Down.

Are you excited about the Johto Celebration event in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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