As Pokémon Go celebrates each of the games Regions Week to week, trainers are responsible for rounding up a specific number of Pokémon from a specific region before the deadline expires. If they are successful in their task, they earn an Elite Collector’s Medal as well as a variety of other awards.
This week, as part of the Johto Celebration event, trainers have six days to complete the Johto Collection challenge by catching nine different Pokémon species. With the three starting Johto Pokémon, some of these creatures are proving difficult to find. Here’s where you can catch each of them:
This Pokemon can be found in the wild and also appears in Star Raids. Chikorita also appears as a random capture opportunity in a few Field Research Tasks this week.
Also found in the wild, during 1-star raids, and in various field research tasks. It appears to have a high respawn rate and should be easy to locate.
Like his newbie friends, Cyndaquil is out in the wild, raiding a star, and is bound to do a few field research tasks.
Can only be discovered in the wild.
Also available only in the wild.
Your best bet is to find Miltank in a three star raid. This adorable Pokemon is also in a few Field Research tasks and can spawn in the wild, but the rates seem extremely low.
As always, Smeargle can only be found by taking a photo of a Pokémon. Just keep taking photos until Smeargle appears. After shooting you will have a chance to catch this prankster in the wild.
The easiest way to get Sudowoodo is to spin stops to get the “Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon” task. Sudowoodo also appears in the wild but does not breed often.
As always, Larvitar is elusive. It might hatch in a Five Star Egg you got after the event started, but the only sure way to catch a Larvitar is to complete the Johto Celebration Event task which asks you to “Defeat a Go Team Leader Rocket 3 times. “Either load incubators and hatch 5k abundant eggs, or fight Team Rocket like crazy to get a Larvitar.
We are a few weeks away from Pokémon Go: Kanto Tour event, which will give you a chance to catch a shiny version of every Pokémon in the Kanto region. Niantic has done a wonderful job of adapt to social distancing for events like these, allowing all trainers to accomplish tasks within easy reach from their homes or a safe distance from others.