Hoenn featured in new Pokemon GO event

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The Hoenn region is Pokemon GO's next stop on the Kanto Tour countdown. From January 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time through January 24 at 20:00 p.m. local time, trainers can look forward to a number of Hoenn-themed Pokemon GO events, from Field Research tasks to Legendary Pokemon. and more.

Many iconic Hoenn Pokémon will appear more often during the event, including:

  • Treecko
  • torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Taillow
  • Loudred
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Meditate
  • Roselia
  • carvanha
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  • Baltoy

Raids are getting a makeover in Hoenn for the event. One-Star raids include:

  • Treecko
  • torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Ralts
  • Aron
  • Car

Three Star Raids Feature:

  • grumpig
  • Breloom
  • Mawile
  • Spinda
  • Absolutely

And five-star raids allow players to catch Hoenn's two flagship Legendary Pokemon, Kyogre and Groudon.

Starters, Plusle, Minun, Wailmer, and Aron are the focus of special Field Research tasks, and the event also includes Timed Research tasks revolving around Kyogre and Groudon. Completing the Timed Research tasks unlocks an encounter with a Rayquaza who knows Hurricane and can be Shiny Rayquaza.

Finally, any Metag that evolves (into Metagross) during the event will learn Meteor Mash, a move that was once a Community Day exclusive.

Johto is in the spotlight following Hoenn's departure, so stay tuned for more Pokemon GO news.

[Source: Niantic]

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