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Pokémon Go Hoenn Celebration event guide: Timed Research and rewards

Catch up on your Hoenn Pokédex

A handful of Hoenn region Pokémon gather in a forest Image: Niantic/The Pokémon Company
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Pokémon Go is hosting an event that celebrates the Hoenn region and the Pokémon originating in that region from Jan. 19 until Jan. 25.

Spawns for Pokémon like Treecko, Mudkip, Torchic, Taillow, Roselia, and more will be increased throughout the event. Pokémon like Beldum, Bagon, Anorith, and Lileep will also be hatching out of five kilometer eggs that are obtained during the event period.

Kyogre and Groudon will also both be returning to raids as the featured five star Pokémon until the next event begins. Both these Pokémon are great for PvE, so we recommend grabbing one or two if you don’t have some already.

Just like the previous celebration events, this one has several different types of challenges and tasks for players to complete, including Field Research from Poké Stops, as well as Timed Research featuring the Legendary Pokémon.

Hoenn Celebration 2020 Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 11 Pokémon Plusle or Minun encounter
Catch 3 Pokémon with weather boost Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip encounter
Poker up Pokémon 9 times Wailmer encounter
Power up Pokémon 5 times Aron encounter

Hoenn Celebration Timed Research

  • Catch 2 Kyogre (10 Kyogre candy)
  • Catch 2 Groudon (10 Groudon candy)
  • Catch 30 Pokémon (30 Poké Balls)

Reward: 3,000 XP, 1 Silver Pinap Berry, Rayquaza encounter

Hoenn Celebration Collection Challenge

If you catch all the Pokémon below, you’ll get a special reward.

  • Treecko
  • Mudkip
  • Torchic
  • Nincada
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Bagon

Reward: 5,000 XP, 1 Incense, 3 Silver Pinap Berry

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