Niantic Announces Exciting Events for Pokemon GO
February Content Update: Pokemon GO Tour: Johto
Niantic has recently revealed some thrilling events for Pokemon GO that players can look forward to. One of the highlights is the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto, which will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time. Trainers can choose between the free experience or opt to purchase a ticket for an exclusive ticketed experience. This ticketed version offers two event experiences, the Gold Version and Silver Version, each with version-exclusive Pokemon. It’s an exciting way to celebrate Pokemon Gold and Silver and relive the nostalgic memories. Completing event-exclusive Special Research will reward Trainers with an encounter with Celebi, which knows a special attack. Trading Pokemon with a friend who chose the opposite version will prove vital, just like it was in the original games.
Those who purchase a ticket before February 10, 2022, will also gain access to the Timed Research for February as part of the Season of Heritage. Trainers who have already purchased a GO Tour Ticket need to log in to Pokemon GO between February 1, 2022, and February 10, 2022, to receive this exclusive Timed Research. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enhance your Pokemon collection and immerse yourself in the world of Johto.
February Community Day
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 12, 2022, as it’s going to be an eventful day with the February Community Day. During this special event, Hoppip, the Cottonweed Pokemon, will be appearing more frequently in the wild. It’s a great chance to catch and add this unique Pokemon to your collection. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to participate in the festivities.
Season of Heritage Monthly Bonus
As part of the Season of Heritage, a series of monthly bonuses will be available to Trainers. Throughout the month, Trainers can enjoy increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs, allowing them to power up and strengthen their Pokemon. Additionally, hatching Eggs will also grant double XP, providing an efficient way to level up and progress as a Trainer. These bonuses add an extra layer of excitement and reward to the Season of Heritage.
February Research Breakthrough Encounters
From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, until Tuesday, March 1, 2022, Trainers will have the chance to encounter a Shiny Espurr through the February Research Breakthrough. This is the first time that a Shiny variant of Espurr has been made available in Pokemon GO, making it a rare and sought-after find. Keep an eye out for this adorable and elusive Psychic-type Pokemon during the Research Breakthrough encounters.
Featured Pokemon in Raids
The month of February brings a variety of exciting Pokemon to Raid battles. In five-star raids, Trainers can battle against legendary Pokemon like Regirock and Registeel. These powerful Pokemon will be returning for a limited time and are sure to pose a challenge to even the most experienced Trainers. Additionally, Deoxys will also make a comeback to raids during the month, and for the first time ever, Trainers will have the opportunity to encounter Shiny Attack Forme Deoxys, Shiny Defense Forme Deoxys, and Shiny Speed Forme Deoxys. To celebrate this occasion, Trainers will be able to receive up to two free Raid Passes per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
But that’s not allâ€”the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto on February 26 will feature legendary Pokemon like Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, and Ho-Oh in five-star raids. These rare and powerful Pokemon will provide Trainers with an epic challenge and a chance to add them to their team. Make sure to prepare your strongest Pokemon and form a formidable raiding party to take on these legendary beasts.
Mega Ampharos and Mega Houndoom will be making appearances in Mega Raids throughout February. These Mega-evolved Pokemon have immense power and can provide a significant advantage in battles. Team up with other Trainers to take down these Mega Pokemon and have a chance to catch them for your collection. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to strengthen your team with these potent Mega Pokemon.
Every Wednesday in February, a special Raid Hour event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. During these events, specific Pokemon will be featured, providing Trainers with a higher chance of encountering and capturing them. The following Pokemon will be showcased during each Raid Hour in February:
– February 2: Regirock
– February 9: Registeel
– February 16: Normal Forme Deoxys
– February 23: Defense Forme Deoxys
Be sure to mark these Raid Hours on your calendar and participate to capture some powerful Pokemon.
Weekly 1 PokÃ©Coin Bundles
Every Monday in February, Trainers will have the opportunity to purchase a one-time bundle from the in-game shop for just 1 PokÃ©Coin. These bundles will contain a Remote Raid Pass, allowing Trainers to join raids from the comfort of their homes, along with other useful items. It’s a great way to stock up on essential items and make the most out of your Pokemon GO experience.
Pokemon Spotlight Hours
During the month of February, Pokemon Spotlight Hour will occur every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. Each Spotlight Hour will focus on a different Pokemon, increasing its spawn rate and providing Trainers with an opportunity to catch a significant number of them. Additionally, each Spotlight Hour will also offer a special bonus to enhance the gameplay experience. Here are the featured Pokemon and bonuses for each Tuesday in February:
– February 1: Litleo | 2Ã— XP for evolving Pokemon
– February 8: Spritzee | 2Ã— Catch Stardust
– February 15: Koffing | 2Ã— Catch XP
– February 22: Voltorb | 2Ã— Catch Candy
Make sure to take advantage of these Spotlight Hours to boost your Pokemon collection and earn valuable bonuses.
While these events provide more than enough excitement for February, there are still more surprises to come. Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Lunar New Year event, which will run from February 1, 2022, to February 7, 2022. This event will offer unique in-game activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Additionally, Valentine’s Day will be a special occasion in Pokemon GO from February 10, 2022, to February 14, 2022. Trainers can expect in-game events and activities centered around love and romance. Furthermore, an evolutionary line of Fairy-type Pokemon will make its Pokemon GO debut during this time, adding a touch of enchantment to the festivities.
Lastly, from February 18, 2022, to February 25, 2022, there will be a special PokÃ© Ball-focused event leading up to the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto. Get ready for an abundance of PokÃ© Balls during this event to ensure that you’re fully prepared for the tour.
Niantic has planned an action-packed month for Pokemon GO Trainers in February. With the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto, Community Day, legendary raids, Mega Raids, and various bonus events, there is no shortage of excitement. Make sure to take part in these events, capture rare Pokemon, and strengthen your team for future challenges. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and stay connected with the Pokemon GO team through social media and other communication channels to stay updated on the latest happenings.
1. Can I participate in the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto without purchasing a ticket?
Yes, you can participate in the Pokemon GO Tour: Johto for free. However, purchasing a ticket offers an exclusive ticketed experience with version-exclusive Pokemon and special research.
2. How do I receive the Timed Research for the Season of Heritage?
If you have purchased