Pokemon GO Tour 2023 features personal and global gameplay

Following yesterday’s Pokemon GO Season 9: Mythical Wishes reveal, Niantic released a massive amount of information for the upcoming GO Tour 2023 event. As in the past two years, this event will have a global component. However, this is the first year that there is also an in-person event similar to the GO Fest events held annually during the summer.

The first in-person GO Tour takes place a week before the global version of the Hoenn event in Las Vegas. Players who live in the area or plan to travel there can join in the fun on February 18th and 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The global version of Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn will take place at the same time of the day as an in-person event on February 25th and 26th.

Normally, the ticket for the live event costs $30, but players who buy it before December 31st will receive a $5 early bird discount. It’s worth noting that each ticket only entitles players to access a single day of the event. Anyone who wants to enjoy the bonuses and features on both days must purchase the additional day add-on for $25. Unlike the regular ticket, no add-ons are discounted for early purchase. As of now, the cost of the global event ticket has not been released.

In addition to the additional tag add-on, players can also purchase the Raid Lover and Egg Egg-thusiast add-ons for $15 each.

Raid Lover gives players up to 18 free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs in the Gym, a 5000 XP bonus for completing Raids, six additional Candies for catching Pokémon in five-star Raids, and three additional Candies XL for catching Pokemon in five-star raids.

The Egg-thusiast add-on gives players a 1/4 hatch distance bonus, triple hatched XP, triple hatched Candy, triple hatched Stardust, and an increased chance of getting 10km Eggs from Arenas and PokeStops. The 1/4 hatch distance bonus does not stack with other similar bonuses.

As for the actual event features and bonuses in Las Vegas, there will be a special research story where players will team up with Team GO Rocket for the first time and the number of Shiny Pokemon from the Hoenn region will increase.

Everyone who participates in either event will get access to even more bonuses, special raids and other features. Arguably the biggest part of the GO Tour Hoenn will be the debuts of Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon. There will also be a Masterwork Research that ends with a Shiny Jirachi Encounter.

The Primal versions of Kyogre and Groudon will appear in Primal Raids that are not technically five-star or mega-raids. As for the five-star raids, all four forms of Deoxys will appear in these raids during GO Tour: Hoenn. One Star Raids will feature the three Hoenn starter Pokemon, Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip.

Source: Niantic/The Pokemon Company

Four wild Pokémon have also been announced that will appear in each habitat. More will likely be announced at a later date. The Blistering Sands habitat will include Torchic, Nincada, Cacnea, and Bagon. Surskit, Meditite, Chimecho, and Absol will be present during Eerie Mists. Green Earth Habitat Pokémon include Treecko, Wurmple, Mawile, and Gulpin. Finally, Mudkip, Lileep, Feebas, and Clamperl will spawn during Ancient Shores.

The last information revealed today concerned the Pokemon that can hatch from Eggs during GO Tour: Hoenn. The following list breaks down all the information.

  • 2 km eggs:
    • Pichu, Igglybuff, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Azurill, Wynaut
  • 5 km eggs:
  • 7 km eggs:
    • Trapinch, Feebas, Bagon, Beldum
  • 10 km eggs:
    • Torkoal, Tropius, Relicanth

That’s all the information released today, but more will be shared with the public as the event draws closer. An important note here is that Kecleon was not mentioned. For those unfamiliar, this Pokemon is the only one from the Hoenn region not yet in the game.

Don’t forget to visit the official website for Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn and of course right here for more information about this event in the future.

Featured image source: Niantic/The Pokemon Company

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