The latest Research Task event is live in Pokémon Go. You have a new Collection challenge to take on, with the Johto Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go this week. Niantic has been putting on a bunch of these region-based celebrations to introduce an expanded roster to the mobile game, or just to have some fun while giving out bundles of free items. Everything you will want to know about this latest Celebration event can be found below.
When the Johto Collection Challenge starts
The Johto Celebration Event takes place from January 26 through January 31, 2021. The event runs until January 31 at 8 PM in your local time zone. You have until then to claim the rewards for catching each of the monsters available during said event.
What Pokémon do you have to Catch for the Johto Collection Challenge?
During the Johto Celebration event. you can find a handful of different spawns and other rewards. Also, there are more Raids to take on. And of course, Research Tasks will be refreshed as well. You can obtain these research tasks by spinning the PokéStop dials or any of the Gym ones you encounter. Players can earn unique rewards for completing these tasks. You can have three active at any one time.
There are Eggs, Raids and more to figure out, so check it out below.
How to catch Larvitar
Larvitar is one of several Pokémon that will be featured as a Raid spawn in this event in Pokémon Go. It’s only a one-star Raid though, so it’s very easy to find. Check the events in your area to see if any Raid spawns for this Pokémon are active. You can also get it via 5 Km Eggs, but the chances are much lower given the spawn variance in Eggs.
How to catch Sudowoodo in Pokémon Go
With all the Research Tasks floating around, you need to know which one to look for to force a Sudowoodo spawn. This special research task is one of the many you can obtain by spinning any PokéStop or Gym dials so get looking. The one you’re after is the task to Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon. Complete that, and Sudowoodo will spawn in an encounter.
How to catch Smeargle
Smeargle is the other major spawn in the event that doesn’t technically count as a featured monster. You cannot find Smeargle as a boosted wild spawn, as a five-kilometer egg, or in any of the raids. That means you need to get very lucky and find it as a generic wild spawn. There’s no boost on it, but some players are getting lucky. It appears that Niantic want players to spend more time hunting for it instead of relying on other methods.
Aside from the featured Pokémon, you can also get various random encounters. Boosted spawns will once again be a thing. The following Pokémon will all have boosted spawn rates as Wild Encounters:
And then there are the Egg spawns. Egg spawns include Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Wooper, Tyrogue, Smoochum and Larvitar.