Chasing Legends Special Research in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global

Niantic has exciting news for Trainers worldwide! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 25, 2023, and Sunday, February 26, 2023, because a global adventure awaits you in Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time, allowing Trainers to embark on a thrilling Pokemon journey.

Special Research: Chasing Legends

Trainers, brace yourselves for an extraordinary Special Research featuring Rhi, a member of the esteemed GO Ultra Recon Squad. Professor Willow has personally assigned Rhi the task of unraveling the mysteries surrounding the Red and Blue Orbs, ancient artifacts with rumored connections to the mighty Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon. The fate of Hoenn rests in your hands as Rhi seeks your assistance in this captivating research endeavor.

Masterwork Research: Wish Granted

Prepare yourselves for a magical encounter with Jirachi, the Wish Pokemon! For a limited time, Trainers will have the opportunity to embark on Masterwork Research, an exhilarating quest that culminates in an encounter with a Shiny Jirachi. Be prepared to conquer challenging quests and accomplish extraordinary feats to unlock this magnificent discovery.

To participate in Masterwork Research, tickets can be purchased in the in-game shop for only US$4.99. Hurry, as tickets will be available from Monday, February 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST until Monday, March 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Please note that tickets cannot be bought using PokéCoins. They are nonrefundable, so choose wisely!

It’s important to mention that Trainers attending Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas will have the option to access a shorter version of Masterwork Research, leading to an encounter with Shiny Jirachi. However, they will not have the opportunity to purchase the longer global Masterwork Research.

Prepare for Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global in Primal Rumblings!

Prior to the grand Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global event, Trainers are advised to make the most of the Primal Rumblings event. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on essential supplies before the arrival of Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon. Make sure your backpack is full and your team is ready to face the challenges that lie ahead!

New Avatar Items

Enhance your Trainer’s appearance with exclusive avatar items available for purchase during Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas and Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global. Show your love for Hoenn with the stylish Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn T-Shirt and complete the look with the trendy Hoenn Set.

If you’re a fan of Kyogre, Groudon, or Kecleon, you won’t want to miss out on the Kyogre Tracksuit, Groudon Tracksuit, and Kecleon Bag. These limited-time avatar items will allow you to express your admiration for these iconic Pokemon.

Event Stickers

Add some flair to your in-game messages with Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn-themed stickers, available in the in-game shop from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 26, 2023. Don’t worry if you miss purchasing them as stickers can also be obtained through PokéStops and Gifts from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, 2023, and Wednesday, February 22, to Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Pokemon Storage and Item Bag Capacity Increase

In anticipation of Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas, the maximum capacity of your Pokemon Storage and Item Bag will be expanded. Get ready to store even more Pokemon and items with the increased limits.

Pokemon Storage capacity: 6,200 → 6,250
Item Bag capacity: 5,200 → 5,250

New Music

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic melodies of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire with brand new featured music. These specially crafted compositions, brought to you by Junichi Masuda, the composer of the Pokemon video game series and Chief Creative Fellow of The Pokemon Company, will transport you back to the cherished moments of these beloved games.

Get ready, Trainers, for an unforgettable Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn experience! Embark on your journey, complete challenging research, embrace new avatar items, and revel in the vibrant soundtrack that accompanies your adventure. The world of Pokemon awaits!


Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn promises to be an exhilarating global event filled with captivating challenges, exciting encounters, and a celebration of the beloved Hoenn region. Trainers from all corners of the world will unite to embark on a thrilling journey, uncovering the mysteries of Hoenn and forging unforgettable memories along the way. Prepare yourselves, stock up on supplies, and let the Pokemon adventure begin!


1. Can I participate in Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn if I don’t purchase the Masterwork Research ticket?

Yes, you can participate in Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn without purchasing the Masterwork Research ticket. While the ticket grants access to exclusive encounters, challenges, and rewards, Trainers without the ticket can still enjoy the event and partake in other in-game activities.

2. How do I obtain the Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn-themed stickers?

You can obtain Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn-themed stickers by visiting the in-game shop. They will be available for purchase during the event dates. Additionally, you can also find these stickers at PokéStops and receive them as gifts from friends during specific timeframes.

3. Can I store more Pokemon and items during Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn?

Yes! To accommodate the abundance of Pokemon and items you may encounter during the event, Niantic has increased the maximum capacity of Pokemon Storage and Item Bag. Make sure to expand your storage to fully enjoy the experience of Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn.

4. Are the avatar items available only during the event?

The avatar items introduced for Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn will be available for purchase during the event period. Once the event concludes, they may no longer be obtainable. Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your Hoenn spirit!

5. Are there any other surprises in store during Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn?

Absolutely! Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn is packed with exciting surprises, thrilling encounters, and unique experiences. Stay tuned for announcements from Niantic revealing even more surprises and secrets waiting to be discovered during this extraordinary event!

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