Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn is the next major event to take place in the popular mobile game, and we’ve got all the details you need right here for both the Global event and the Las Vegas event.
After celebrating the Kanto region in 2021 and the Johto region in 2022, Pokemon Go players will head to the Hoenn region in February 2023 for a celebration of the beloved Gen 3 games Ruby & Sapphire.
This two-day event will include a free version and a ticketed version, with different features available to enjoy in each one. Most exciting, though, is that Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre will make their debut!
Below, we’ve rounded up everything we know about Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn’s Global event and Las Vegas event.
- Start date & time
- Ruby vs Sapphire
- Saphire Wild Encounters
- Ruby Wild Encounter
- Hoenn Tour Wild Encounters
- Raid Bosses
- Egg Pool
- New Costumed Pikachu
- Primal Groudon & Primal Kygore
- Special Research
- Masterwork Research
- Shiny debuts
- Las Vegas event
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn start date & time
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn’s Global event takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2023, and Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 10AM to 6PM local time.
Ruby vs Sapphire: Which version will you choose?
Players will be able to choose a Ruby experience or Sapphire experience for Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn. The version you choose will impact certain aspects of the event.
Primal Surge: Kyogre Wild Encounters
The following Pokemon will appear in the wild for those who choose the Saphire path and have an increased chance of being Shiny:
- Castform (Rainy Form)
Primal Surge: Groudon Wild Encounter
The following Pokemon will appear in the wild for those who choose the Ruby path and have an increased chance of being Shiny:
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn Wild Encounters
Blistering Sands Habitat Wild Encounters
These Pokemon will appear in the wild during the Blistering Sands Habitat:
Eerie Mists Habitat Wild Encounters
These Pokemon will appear in the wild during the Eerie Mists Habitat:
Verdant Earth Habitat Wild Encounters
These Pokemon will appear in the wild during the Verdant Earth Habitat:
Ancient Shores Habitat Wild Encounters
These Pokemon will appear in the wild during the Ancient Shores Habitat:
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn Raid Bosses
- Normal Forme Deoxys
- Attack Forme Deoxys
- Defense Forme Deoxys
- Speed Forme Deoxys
- Primal Kyogre
- Primal Groudon
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn Eggs
New Costumed Pikachu sporting Hoenn trainer gear
In addition to the debut of several Shiny Pokemon, two new Costumed Pikachu will appear during the event, and they are dressed like Pokemon Ruby & Saphire’s main protagonists.
Players can encounter Pikachu wearing Brendan’s hat and Pikachu wearing May’s bow. And they can both appear shiny!
Primal Groudon & Primal Kyogre make their Pokemon Go debut
During the Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event, you’ll be able to encounter the powerful Primal Reversion forms of Groudon and Kyogre for the first time by taking part in Primal Raids.
More information about these Primal forms will be revealed closer to the event.
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn Special Research: Chasing Legends
Trainers around the world will be able to take part in a Chasing Legends Special Research story featuring Rhi from the Go Ultra Recon Squad.
During this Special Research story, you’ll help Rhi discover Hoenn folklore about the Red and Blue Orbs, which are said to have a connection to Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon.
Shiny Jirachi makes its debut with Masterwork Research
Players around the world will be able to purchase a Wish Granted Masterwork Research to encounter Shiny Jirachi. Tickets will be available from the in-game shop closer to the event.
More Shinies make their debut in Pokemon Go
For the first time ever, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown H, Shiny Surskit, Shiny Gulpin, Shiny Torkoal, Shiny Cacnea, Shiny Tropius, and Shiny Relicanth in Pokemon Go – if you’re lucky!
Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn live event in Las Vegas
As well as the Global event we’ve just covered, there will be a separate Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event taking place in Sunsent Park in Las Vegas on February 18, 2023, and February 19, 2023.
During this ticketed in-person event, players can enjoy an exclusive Special Research story, an increased Shiny rate for Hoenn Pokemon, a range of in-game bonuses, and some real-life photo opportunities.
Tickets for the Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event in Las Vegas can be purchased here for $25.
It’s also been teased that there will be “new features and items” to enjoy during both the Global event and Las Vegas event, but details of those will be revealed in the future.
That’s everything we know about the Hoenn event right now! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:
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