In nearly six years, I don’t think I’ve ever been busier playing Pokémon Go. This weekend’s ticketed Johto Tour event offered an eye-opening checklist of things to hunt down, battle and trade – so much so, some fans have said the event should have lasted two days, or had better signposting for some of its more obscure challenges.
Johto Tour was a celebration of the series’ Gold and Silver game region, and in that it was a success. Its questline saw you choosing between those game’s Starter Pokémon, while its rotating hourly creature spawns were themed around key in-game areas. As with last year’s Kanto Tour, the region’s full Pokédex of creatures was available to catch, trade for or evolve.