Pokémon Go Tour Sinnoh event, habitat times, and Special Research guide

Pokémon Go Sinnoh Event Celebrates Both Regions

The Pokémon Go Tour: Sinnoh global event is set to kick off on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. until Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in your local time. This event will celebrate both the original Sinnoh region and the newly introduced Hisui region.

Players can look forward to a variety of perks and bonuses during this event. There is no paid ticket required to participate, so all players can enjoy the benefits. Some of the highlights include halved hatch distance for eggs in Incubators, up to six special trades, reduced trading Stardust cost, and unlimited remote raiding from Feb 23-25.

During the event, players will have an increased chance of encountering shiny Pokémon such as Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Stunky, and costumed Pikachu. Additionally, there will be a higher likelihood of hatching shiny Hisuian Voltorb, Hisuian Qwilfish, Pachirisu, Chatot, and Carnivine from eggs.

Pokémon Go Tour 2023: “It’s about Time (and Space)” Special Research Tasks

Players will embark on a series of special research tasks during the event. The tasks include catching specific Pokémon, powering up dragon-type Pokémon, evolving Pokémon, and purifying Shadow Pokémon. Each step offers unique rewards tailored to the theme of the event.

Step 1 of 4

  • Catch 15 Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region (1 Incense)
  • Use an Incense (Shadow Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup encounter)

Rewards: 3 Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup Candy, 3 Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup Candy XL, 3,000 XP

Pokémon Go Tour: Sinnoh Timed Research

These timed research tasks will be available during the event period:

Go Tour: Uxie Photo Safari Timed Research

  • Take a snapshot of Uxie in the wild (480 Stardust)

Rewards: Uxie encounter

Go Tour: Mesprit Photo Safari Timed Research

  • Take a snapshot of Mesprit in the wild (480 Stardust)

Rewards: Mesprit encounter

Go Tour: Azelf Photo Safari Timed Research

  • Take a snapshot of Azelf in the wild (480 Stardust)

Rewards: Azelf encounter

Legends 486 Timed Research

  • Complete 3 party challenges (Regigigas encounter)

Rewards: 10 Regirock Candy, 10 Regice Candy, 10 Registeel Candy

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Pokémon Go Tour: Sinnoh Party Challenges

Throughout the event period, players will encounter various party challenges. These challenges include tasks like catching rock-type Pokémon, ice-type Pokémon, and steel-type Pokémon.

  • Catch 10 rock-type Pokémon (3 Regirock Candy)
  • Catch 10 ice-type Pokémon (3 Regice Candy)
  • Catch 10 steel-type Pokémon (3 Registeel Candy)

Pokémon Go Tour: Sinnoh Event Field Research

Players spinning PokéStops during the event may receive field research tasks such as powering up specific types of Pokémon. Completing these tasks will reward players with encounters with various Pokémon.

  • Busting Boardwalk: Power up normal- or water-type Pokémon 5 times (Bidoof or Shellos [East Sea] encounter)
  • Ancient Grove: Power up grass- or ghost-type Pokémon 5 times (Hisuian Voltorb or Hisuian Growlithe encounter)
  • Toxic Digs: Power up poison- or rock-type Pokémon 5 times (Gible or Skuntank encounter)
  • Geothermal Lagoon: Power up fire- or ice-type Pokémon 5 times (Hisuian Sneasel or Hisuian Qwilfish encounter)
Origin Forme Dialga and Palkia walk up a hill with a trainer in Pokémon Go.
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