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Massively on the Go: A guide to preparing for Pokemon Go’s Johto Tour 2022

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We now have enough information about Pokemon Go’s forthcoming February 26th Johto Tour to at least cover the main preparation parts, much as we did in last year’s Kanto guide, which I found very valuable for myself. As previously said, last year’s event was rather disappointing, not only due to a lack of clarity, but also due to serious flaws that made an already challenging event much more so, necessitating the necessity for participants to be as prepared as possible.

Note that this guide may be revised the night before when the game’s ultimate beta testers (New Zealanders, RIP) report in, but as a regular player with a wide group, I believe I can cover most of the basics. While the following checklist has the essentials, I’ve gone into deeper depth to discuss what it would involve and how it might vary from previous events.

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Choose a hue and a buddy.

Nothing seems to have changed in terms of choosing your version choices, save that legendary birds may not be spawning off of incense, despite what Niantic’s phrasing and influencer infographs claimed. Leaving personal favorites and flashy preferences aside, I’d say the two versions are about equal in terms of raiders, gym defenders, and PvP options. If all else fails, keep in mind that Lugia is often more popular than Ho-oh, thus Silver may be the more popular form. From there, you and a buddy can work it out.

If there’s a disagreement, I’d suggest having the person who plays the most take the version that’s most popular with the group, since they’ll have a greater chance of collecting extra pokemon to exchange with the others. This is especially crucial if you have a large group, since the Kanto event last year seemed like just too much for one day, and my own group is already terrified by the prospect of a 12-hour event.

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Demands for incense

While incense is utilized to attract version exclusives (I still believe there was a communication problem regarding the mascot birds being on incense), we have yet to hear from Niantic or PR about whether or not incense will be included in the ticket costs, or how long it will remain.

While the current Ultra Box provides 5 incense, 18 raid passes, and 5 super incubators, I’d recommend conserving your 1480 coins and instead buying 8 incense for 250 coins during the event if you truly need them.

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Choosing a location for your Johto adventure

Those who did not participate in the Kanto event last year should be aware that these “tours” span 12 hours. That isn’t a mistake! You don’t have to play the whole event, but many gamers thought there was too much to accomplish in a single day at last year’s event. Furthermore, the event lasts long after the sun sets, and COVID values aren’t yet up to even early December levels in my location, so you’ll have to keep an eye on yourself during the process.

Aside from COVID procedures, there are a few things you should check for while choosing a location for your Johto voyage. For starters, there are public bathrooms. Someone will have to go at some time. If you want to dine out, check to see if any of the neighboring restaurants have a table available (and because of COVID, you may also need to make reservations or bring vaccination cards, so keep that in mind).

You should also think about the gyms that are available and where they are located. I recently went for a long walk on a route with many gyms in the hopes of inviting other folks to some legendary raids. Unfortunately, the only raids available were behind government-controlled gates, and I was out of luck since I had been saving my Remote Raid Passes until this Saturday. You don’t want this to happen to you, particularly if you want to participate in Heracross or Corsola’s global regional raids. Unlike the legendary pokemon, these two are seldom found outside of their respective territories.

Of course, you’ll want a location with plenty of pokestops and spawning, but don’t feel obligated to remain in one spot. I’ll be switching things up myself, not just for the sake of the gym, but also for the sake of a change of environment. Aside from my wish to avoid seeming suspicious while pacing the same place while gazing at my phone, location-based games have the advantage of allowing us to roam while playing. We don’t yet know the exact spawn schedule, but you may take advantage of a less-desirable spawn hour to take a break and change up the environment. You don’t want to go too far, but we all know which parks offer fantastic spawning, a lot of stops, and few gyms. Set up a common meeting point with your group/friends, and maybe even carpool if you feel secure.

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Virtual resources are available.

While the current pokeball event is a welcome boost, you should think about what supplies you’ll need — and what you won’t. Naturally, you’ll want as many pokeballs as possible, but keep in mind your preferred gameplay style. Red pokeballs are my first priority since I primarily catch with my Go+. I’ll probably toss most of my excellent balls since ultra balls operate quicker when caught by hand.

Will you be raiding a lot? You may be able to give up some ball space to guarantee that you have adequate potions and revives. As a high-level gamer, I can get rid of a lot of my low-end potions and revives. To some degree, max and hyper potions are still important, so I’ll probably depend on them and hyper potions at first, though I have too many at the moment and will probably trim them down to create place for balls. 2/23 Update: Niantic recently announced that in-person raids (i.e., non-remote raids) would provide players at least one Rare Candy XL, with a higher probability of earning one from 1 and 3 star raids.

Players that focus on PvP and raids may have a large amount of rare candies. If you need to free up some room, change some of them into Lugia or Ho-oh candy, since Shadow pokemon take more sugar to grow. If you have a lot of TMs, consider using them on high-level pokemon with whom you may swap pals, either now or later in the event, but we’ll get into that later.

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Allow additional pokemon to enter the picture.

Nothing slows down an event like going through what you collected and discarding the pokemon that didn’t make the cut. However, the Johto Tour is a 12-hour tournament with a lot going on, so I doubt even amateur players will have much room. There will most likely be a few new pokemon filling up your backspace shortly, thanks to regionals, legendaries, and the few new shinies.

Naturally, going through your complete collection and trashing, trading, or transferring anything you don’t want/need is the greatest thing you can do. Niantic’s transfer events have undoubtedly aided me and a few buddies in trashing pokemon more often, but even I discovered a few pokemon I could get rid of prior to the event.

But, if you don’t have a lot of time, here are some suggestions. To begin, sort your pokemon according to their pokedex number. Then, put “shiny” into the search box or click the symbol to find shiny pokemon. This will display all of your shinies, but sorting by number will also display how many repetitions you have. Pokemon are a common offender on Community Day.

Another option is to look for pokemon by kind. Look for each kind and your strongest 6, ensuring that each type has at least 6 raid-usable pokemon (aside from Normal). You can discover that you have certain pokemon that you bought but no longer utilize. Consider passing them along to any newer or less strong members of your organization. If you’re short on time, concentrate on the forthcoming raid Pokémon.

Lugia, Ho-oh, Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are legendary raiders. Lugia and Suicune aren’t strong PvE choices, and although Lugia is a fantastic PvP choice, Suicune’s PvP possibilities are restricted. A good team of Rock-type pokemon, as well as Electric types, should be able to get you past 3/5 of the legendaries. Groundwork is used against two-thirds of the dogs. Rhyperior and Golem (any kind) may be useful, and because they’ve been around for a while and have been highlighted a few times lately, you should have a decent supply either prebuilt or ready to invest in. Even better, they’re compatible with Mega Aerodactyl, which some people may already be utilizing, but I’ll reserve that topic for the Mega Pokemon section.

It actually depends on what you’re looking for in the normal raids, however I’d be negligent if I didn’t remind readers that Corsola and Heracross are regionals, with the latter obtaining a Mega form. Get at least one of these if you don’t have either. Corsola’s shining is brand new, thus shiny seekers should pay attention to it. As a bug-type Mega, Heracross may be of dubious utility as a combatant, but if released, it will at least have a unique typing to employ for earning additional catch sweets.

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Prepare your belongings.

So, you’ve got a bunch of virtual bags put up. Consider your real-life supplies right now. Do you want to play in the sun? Make sure you use sunscreen. Is it still chilly outside? Bring fingerless gloves if possible. Do you have a Go+? Get a backup battery and a screwdriver that fits the job. Depending on the playstyle and area, certain supplies will be different. The following are some items that most people should consider bringing:

  • Water
  • Snack(s)
  • External power source
  • COVID is a kind of antiviral mask (you never know)

This implies that the majority of you have a wallet containing your ID and cash/credit cards. I know it seems dumb, but you’d be surprised at how many grownups I’ve encountered who forget these things.

You should also think about your Pokemon merch. Large gatherings like these are a great opportunity to meet new people in your area. Some individuals may be apprehensive about this since Niantic isn’t excellent regarding player safety. I’m sure I’ll be more discreet when my friends aren’t there, but I have a collection of official and unofficial items that I’ve purchased or received as a gift that’s both apparent and not-so-obvious. If you don’t have anything, it’s a little late, but if you’re basically set for Saturday and can afford it, you may want to pick up something for future gatherings.

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Bring a friend.

This may be related to the next point as well, but one big thing to remember is that, especially if you’re walking a lot, Bring a friend. Pokemon that’s at least rank 2. This is because rank 2 pokemon have the ability to bounce balls back should the target pokemon reflect them. It’s a small thing, but especially if you plan on raiding, that one ball could be the difference between a catch or a loss.

Remember that your pal doesn’t only make goodies. Friends of level 40+ players may earn XL Candy, which is still uncommon but necessary for maxing out pokemon. Furthermore, if your friend pokemon is from a family that you’ve Mega Evolved, it will create Mega Energy as well. If you’ve Evolved Charizard-1 into Mega Charizard X and are now walking Charizard-2 in the hopes of one day converting it into Charizard Y, Charizard-2 will still create Mega Charizard Energy while walking since you’ve accessed a Mega in its family.

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Mega-powerful

It’s difficult to choose a Mega Pokemon to utilize during this event. On The Silph Road, there’s a reasonable debate, but I’d choose between Mega Pidgeot and Mega Aerodactyl because Flying-types are well-represented in the series overall, including rares like Togetic and Scyther (which just got a new form in Pokemon Legends Arceus, meaning you may one day need a spare to evolve, if not the extra candy).

Normals are well-represented in Mega Pidgeot, and the fearsome Chansey will be present throughout the event, so the additional candy will come in handy. Mega Aerodactyl, on the other hand, helps with Larvitar candy regardless of whatever form you discover, and that takes a lot of candy, particularly given it’s a good choice for Rock and Dark types, and it has a potential Mega form. During the occasion, it also has its Community Day move, Smack Down, accessible. Mega Aerodactyl also increases Rock Raid damage, which comes in handy when raiding legendary birds like Entei.

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Pokemon with the highest priority

Here’s a graphic list of all the Johto pokemon for those who aren’t acquainted with the main series. As always, your results may vary, however there are a few pokemon families that players should pay attention to:

  • Slowpoke is a slowpoke (only Psychic Mega for now)
  • Onix is a fictional character created by Onix (only Ground and Steel Mega for now)
  • Chansey is a fictional character (best gym defender)
  • Scyther is a mythical creature (future Mega and Hisuian variant)
  • Eevee is a Pokémon that belongs to the Eeve (good for newbies, PvP use)
  • Totadile and Chikarita (useful for new players, access to CD move)
  • Cyndaquil is a kind of cyndaquil (useful for new players, access to CD move, future Hisuian variant)
  • Synergistic (good Fairy-type)
  • Mareep is a character in the film Mareep (evolve for CD move, useful Mega for candy)
  • Marill is a character in the film Marill (useful for PvP and gym defense)
  • Murkrow (evolutionary Dark/Flying raid)
  • Wobbuffet is a kind of buffet (annoying gym defender)
  • Gligar gligar gligar g (PvP uses)
  • Snubbul is a snubbul (useable Fairy-type)
  • Heracross is a fictional character (regional, future Mega)
  • Sneasel (a Dark/Ice raid evolution that is quite handy)
  • Swinub Swinub Swinub Swinu (great Ice raid evolution)
  • Corsola Corsola Corsola Corsola Cor (regional, new shiny)
  • Remoraid is a word that has a lot of (new shiny)
  • Delibird is a tasty bird (grants bonus stardust)
  • Mantine is a word that comes to mind when (new shiny)
  • Skarmory is a fictional character created by Skarmory (good PvP use)
  • Houndour is a hound (useful Mega)
  • Phanpy is a term used to describe a person who (new shiny)
  • tyrant (new shiny itself and for Hitmontop)
  • Raikou is a character in the anime Raikou (useful raid pokemon)
  • I am Entei (useful raid pokemon)
  • Larvitar is a kind of larvitar that is (useful for raids, Rockets, access to CD move, future Mega)
  • Lugia is a kind of lizard (useful for PvP)
  • Oh, no! (useful for PvP and raids)

That’s a large list, but experienced gamers will most likely narrow it down to only a handful pokemon. For example, Chansey, Scyther, Cyndaquil, Togetic, Wobbuffet, Heracross, Miltank, and Shuckle are all on my list. Only Heracross, Scyther, and Cyndaquil are ones I want for IVs, with the others being for the XL Candy generation (you can never have too many Blisseys!). Consider your personal requirements/goals and devise a strategy.

Part of the problem is that we don’t have access to the whole spawn schedule. We already know the timings and what was in the prior games, so for the time being, I’ll just repeat those times with links to the original spawning and mention a decent pokemon or two (in local time):

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in New Bark Town (Starter pokemon)
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Violet City: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mareep)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., National Park (Scyther)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Goldenrod City (Eevee)
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mt. Silver (Larvitar)

Everything will spawn in the last two hours of the event, so if you miss or skip one of the slots, you’ll still have a chance to acquire more between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. local time.

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Labels for your luggage

Tags are quite important for rapidly locating pokemon that you want or desire. Here’s an official guide if you need one. For the time being, I’d recommend having one for event evolution and one for trade.

The evolution one is so you don’t forget which pokemon to evolve during the event for their Community Day moves (those pokemon are Meganium, Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Tyranitar, Espeon, Umbreon, and Mamoswine; you won’t have to walk Eevee to evolve it into Umbreon or Espeon during the event). You could obtain a better pokemon during the event, but it’s always a good idea to name what you have just in case.

Similarly, there may be pokemon you want to exchange now or later in the tournament. Don’t forget that you’ll get six unique trades throughout the event. I recommend finishing them before the event closes, since they vanished without notice last year… which leads us to our last point.

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Finally, let’s talk about deals.

Regardless of how long you want to play, the event will come to an end at some time. Niantic has made no mention of allowing distance transactions, so I’m assuming you may only trade with individuals who are physically close to you. Talk to a few pals now that you’ve hopefully compiled a Pokemon wishlist. Figure out who wants what and, if you’re Lucky Friends, maybe even plan exchanges if someone you don’t regularly see will be there.

Keep in mind that there may be shiny pokemon that are only available in certain versions. This year’s list of new shinies is shorter than previous year’s, which means it should be simpler to get those new shinies and locate someone who has the one you don’t have.

While I’m sure we’ll miss something owing to the live nature of the event and Niantic’s history of learning-on-the-fly, this checklist and explanation should at the very least assist guarantee that your Johto Tour event gets off to a good start and has a loose plan to follow.

pogo-avAndrew Ross of Massively OP is a self-confessed Pokemon fanatic and ARG aficionado. He knows all there is to know about Niantic and Nintendo! His column, Massively on the Go, features Pokemon Go as well as other mobile MMOs and augmented reality games!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you get from johto tour?

A: Johto Tour is a type of bonus quest that you unlock by reaching certain level milestones. This will allow you to do more things in the game, like collect items and complete new quests.

Is there going to be a johto event?

A: I cannot answer this.

How do you complete the Johto celebration event in Pokemon go?

A: You must be level 27 in order to participate. This event is also affected by the daily catch limits, so you will need to use evolutions that are available for your creatures as well.

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