Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn - Global
Pokémon GO Tour returns in 2023 for Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas and Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global! Get ready to head to Las Vegas and have a chance to catch most Pokémon from the Hoenn Region of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire— – or experience the adventure globally the following weekend!
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire are the third generation of Pokémon games, released on the Game Boy Advance. Trainers first encountered the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon in these games!
Trainers who attend either event will be able to choose between a Ruby ticket or a Sapphire ticket. This choice will give you different options for your adventure—we’ll release more information later to help you make your decision!
You can find details on the Las Vegas event here.
Ruby vs. Sapphire Challenge
As the earth and sea clash, which side will you stand with? All Trainers will be able to pick between a Ruby and Sapphire badge. The team you pick will shape certain in-person Pokémon encounters!
Each hour, you can complete special Field Research on behalf of your team. Depending on which team completes more Field Research, all Trainers will see increased Primal Raids for either Primal Kyogre (Sapphire) or Primal Groudon (Ruby)—plus an increased chance of encountering additional wild Pokémon!
The badge Trainers pick at Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas will carry over to the global event the following weekend.
Something is happening to Kyogre and Groudon, and they are bringing the might of the sea and earth with them.
You can encounter their Primal Reversion forms for the first time in Pokémon GO and experience the true nature of their power at the global event, Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global!
Encounter Latias or Latios, the Eon Pokémon, during your Hoenn adventure! Take a snapshot of Latias (Sapphire badge) or Latios (Ruby badge) in the wild to earn another encounter with Latias or Latios!
Kecleon heads to Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global!
After its initial appearance at Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas, we’ve learned that lucky Trainers may encounter Shiny Kecleon in the wild during Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global!
Don’t miss your chance to catch this elusive Pokémon from the Hoenn region!
Pokémon Storage and Item Bag Capacity Increase
To help you prepare for your Hoenn adventure, the maximum capacity of your Pokémon Storage and Item Bag will be increased ahead of Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas! You can purchase Item Bag and Pokémon Storage expansions from the in-game shop.
- Pokémon Storage capacity: 6,200 -> 6,250
- Item Bag capacity: 5,200 -> 5,250
You can look forward to new pieces of featured music inspired by Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. These pieces were created by Junichi Masuda, Pokémon video game series composer and Chief Creative Fellow of The Pokémon Company!
In the Wild
Special Pokémon will appear in unique habitats during the event!
Blistering Sands Habitat
Eerie Mists Habitat
Verdant Earth Habitat
Ancient Shores Habitat
Additional Wild Encounters
As teams compete in the Ruby vs. Sapphire Challenge, certain additional Pokémon will appear in the wild based on hourly results. Complete Field Research on behalf of your team to increase your chance of encountering these Pokémon!
Primal Surge: Kyogre
These are the wild encounters that will appear in the wild for Trainers on Team Kyogre.
Primal Surge: Groudon
These are the wild encounters that will appear in the wild for Trainers on Team Groudon.
New Costumed Pokémon
New costumed Pokémon will appear during the event!
- Brendan's Hat Pikachu
- May's Hat Pikachu
The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs during the event!
In 2 km Eggs
In 5 km Eggs
In 7 km Eggs
In 10 km Eggs
The following Pokémon will appear in Raids!
Appearing in 1-Star Raids
Appearing in 5-Star Raids
- Deoxys (Normal)
- Deoxys (Attack)
- Deoxys (Defense)
- Deoxys (Speed)
Appearing in Primal Raids
- Primal Kyogre
- Primal Groudon
Field Research Tasks
Collect Mega Energy and encounter Ghost-type Pokémon with new, rare Field Research tasks!
Special Research: Chasing Legends
Event-exclusive Special Research
Trainers around the world will be able to enjoy Special Research featuring none other than Rhi from the GO Ultra Recon Squad. Professor Willow has tasked Rhi with researching Hoenn folklore about the Red and Blue Orbs—items which are said to have some connection to Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon—and Rhi needs your help!
Masterwork Research: Wish Granted
Ticket-exclusive Masterwork Research
Wishes can come true—just ask Jirachi, the Wish Pokémon! Trainers around the world will be able to purchase Masterwork Research to encounter Shiny Jirachi!* Masterwork Research provides Trainers with an opportunity to take on difficult challenges and daunting tasks, which are rewarded with a spectacular discovery!
Tickets will be available for purchase in the in-game shop for S$4.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees) from Monday, February 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST until Monday, March 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST. Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Tickets to this event are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).
* Masterwork Research with fewer steps leading to an encounter with Shiny Jirachi will be available to ticket-holding Trainers who attend Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas Pokémon GO Tour attendees with the shorter Masterwork Research will not be able to purchase the longer global Masterwork Research.
Remaining Shiny Pokémon from Hoenn
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Unown H, Shiny Surskit, Shiny Gulpin, Shiny Torkoal, Shiny Cacnea, Shiny Tropius, Shiny Relicanth, and Shiny Kecleon.
- Unown H
Shiny Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon
Shiny Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon will also become available with their release in Primal Raids.
- Primal Kyogre
- Primal Groudon