Pokémon Go – Johto’s Collection Challenge: How to complete the Johto Celebration Event’s Collection Challenge and Field Investigations

The Management Collection Challenge is the new Collection Challenge that has been launched in Pokemon go and it’s part of Johto Celebration Event, in anticipation of the Kanto event in February.

The Collection Challenges They are a new type of Challenge in Pokémon Go that will ask you to capture a certain number of Pokémon related to the event they are part of. In the case of the Johto Collection Challenge, you will have to catch Generation II Pokémon from the Johto region.

There are several ways to get the Pokémon you need for the Johto Collection Challenge, including Raids, hatching Eggs, and completing Field Research Tasks exclusive to the Johto Celebration Event.

On this page you will find:

List of Pokémon and rewards from Johto’s Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go

The Johto Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go requires you to catch nine original Pokémon from the Johto region (Gold and Silver).


These Pokémon are:

  • Chikorita (In the Wild, One Star Raids and Field Investigations)
  • Cyndaquil (in the wild, one-star raids, and Field investigations)
  • Totodile (in the wild, one-star raids, and Field investigations)
  • Sudowoodo (in the wild, Field investigations – ‘Catch 5 Grass-Type Pokémon’)
  • Sunkern (in the wild)
  • Murkrow (in the wild)
  • Smeargle (Snapshot Go)
  • Miltank (in the wild, Field investigations, and three-star raids)
  • Larvitar (5km Eggs and One Star Raids)

When you have captured all nine Pokémon in Johto’s Collection Challenge, you will receive 15 Pokéballs, 10 Ultraballs and an Incense.

Tips for completing the Johto Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go

Here are several tips to help you complete the Johto Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go:

  • Since Smeargle can only appear by taking photos with the Snapshot Go feature, you may have to repeat this action many times if you are unlucky. We recommend that you take a break between photo sessions. Hopefully you will get an encounter with Smeargle without filling the photo gallery to the top.
  • Larvitar is hard to come by if you focus only on the 5km Eggs, so focus on looking for him in the One Star Raids.
  • Miltank and Johto’s initials will also appear in Raids during the Johto Celebration Event, and with Remote Raid Passes you can play from home.
  • Placing a Bait Module in a PokéStop is a good way to get Pokémon to come to you.
  • Don’t forget to use the incense to attract Pokémon to your location. Hopefully, you will see some of the Pokémon you need for the Johto Collection Challenge.
  • Some of the Pokémon on the Johto Collection Challenge list will appear as rewards for completing Field Research Tasks; you can see more about it in the next section.

Here’s everything you need to know about Go Beyond, including the arrival of the Gen 6 Pokémon from the Kalos region (X and Y), the level cap increase to 50, Legacy Challenge 40, the new Candy XL, and the Season of Celebration, which includes the arrival of the Deerling and Sawsbuck Forms, the Espurr Raid, and the Kalos Celebration Event.

We also have the new Field Investigations, two Community Days that retrieves all the Pokémon from Community Days 2019 and 2020; the classic Hours of Featured Pokémon and the start of Season 6 of the Go Fighting League. In addition, the monthly Team Go Rocket missions are back with an interesting novelty along with some new ‘Strange’ Red Eggs and changes in the Pokémon lineup of Leaders Cliff, Arlo and Sierra as well as Giovanni.

Johto’s Celebration Event Field Research Tasks in Pokémon Go

During the Johto Celebration Event in Pokémon Go you will be able to obtain and complete a series of exclusive Field Investigations. If you can add them to your list, you can complete them even after the event ends.

However, we recommend completing them during the event, because it will help you complete the Johto Collection Challenge.

Here are the Johto Celebration Event field research tasks and their rewards:

  • Use 2 Berries to help you catch Pokémon – reward: meeting with Chikorita, Totodile or Cyndaquil
  • Use 7 Berries to help you catch Pokémon – reward: encounter with Miltank
  • Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon – reward: encounter with Sudowoodo
  • Take a Snapshot of your partner – reward: meeting with Mareep or Chinchou

Thanks to SilphScience from reddit for their help with this information!

The Investigation of the Pokémon Go Celebration Event in Detail

The Johto Celebration Event Investigation in Pokémon Go is a limited Investigation that begins alongside the Johto Celebration Event and ends on Sunday, February 7 at 8pm (local time). Although you have an extra week to complete the mission, you will have to finish it in time to receive the rewards or you will lose them forever.

This Limited Investigation is also Team Go Rocket themed, so be sure to jump into those for Rocket Balloons that fly over you.

Below are all the steps and challenges you need to complete for the Johto Celebration Event Investigation (may contain spoilers):

Thanks to Reddit’s Amiibofan101 for his help with this information.


‘Johto Celebration Event’ Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 15 Dark-type Pokémon – 5 UltraBalls
  • Catch 15 Dark Pokémon – 5 Revive
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader 3 times – encounter with Larvitar

Rewards: 15 PokéBalls, 1 Incense and 5,000 XP

‘Johto Celebration Event’ Step 2 of 2

  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Leader Arlo – 2 Maximum Revive
  • Defeat Team Go Leader Rocket Cliff – 3 Hyper Potions
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Sierra Leader – 2 Maximum Potion

When you complete this last step, you will unlock an encounter with Ho-Oh, and if you’re lucky it could be Shiny or Variocolor.

How the Johto Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go

The Pokémon Go Collection Challenges launched in January 2021 and coincide with other in-game events. Each Collection Challenge asks you to catch a series of Pokémon that, thanks to the event, will appear more often in the wild.

Once you have completed the Collection Challenge by capturing all of them you will receive rewards: you will get various items and you will progress in your Elite Collector medal.

Johto Collection Challenge coincides with Johto Celebration Event – will be available from Tuesday, January 26 at 10 am (local time) to Sunday, January 31 at 8pm (local time).

Keep in mind that Johto’s Collection Challenge will disappear forever when the event ends, so if you want the rewards you will have to keep an eye on the Pokémon you need.

The Collection Challenges can be found in the ‘Today’ section which you can access by pressing the Field Investigations button (the small binoculars at the bottom right) and moving to the screen on the left.

After accessing ‘Today’ you will see a list of all the Pokémon that you have to capture to complete the Collection Challenge. Catching a Pokémon in the Collection Challenge will bring up a completion mark on the list, so you can easily see which ones you are missing.

Keep in mind that Johto’s Collection Challenge will disappear forever when the event ends, so if you want the rewards you will have to keep an eye on the Pokémon you need.

Good luck completing the Johto Collection Challenge!