With the addition of Celebi Special Research Tasks in Pokémon Go a new event has begun. The Johto festival gives an increased spell on Pokémon from the Johto region, as well as other bonuses in the game.
Players have reported a new shining Pokémon added to Pokémon Go, and research tasks involving the capture of Johto Pokémon. The event begins August 20, and it is not a definite end time or date for the Johto Festival yet. Here is all the information players must take advantage of the new event in Pokémon Go.
NEW SHINY POKEMON
Reports on social media claims Johto Festival added three new Shining Pokémon to Pokémon Go, from Sunkern, Pineco and Natu evolutionary lines.
As with other Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Go they are not displayed in their different form in the outside world. Coaches must press their overworld model to meet and try to capture them to find out if they are shiny. All three new Shiny Johto Festival Pokémon are more yellow or gold in color.
NEW RESEARCH INFORMATION
Niantic often adds new research tasks that coincide with an event or update, and the Johto Festival is no exception. There are seven new research tasks that will provide a Pokémon meeting from the Johto region or a rare element.
Here is the list of Johto Festival Research Tasks with its advantages:
Capture Three Sunkern – Dragon Scale or Sun Stone or Upgrade or Metal Coat or Kings Rock
Capture Five Water Type Pokémon – Poliwhirl or Seadra Meet
Develop Three Sunkern or Natu – Pineco Encounter
Make three good throws – Onix or Scyther Meetings
Create three big Curveball throws in a row – Rare Candy (x1)
Create four beautiful Curveball throws in a row – Miltank meeting
Win a Raid – Porygon Meetings
IN GAME PERKS
Besides the new Shiny Pokémon and Research Tasks , Pokémon Go Players can enjoy other benefits in the game. Of course, Pokémon from the Johto region is more likely to spawn, including the elusive Unknown, so go out and explore your neighborhood to see what's going on.
The Johto Festival also adds some new outfit for the players' avatars, including a free Celebi shirt. The other new Johto-inspired outfit requires some gold coins, so check out what the style fan has to offer.
What do you think of the Johto Festival event in Pokémon Go ? Which Pokémon do you hope to catch? Let us know in the comments below.