Hoenn Event is currently live, and Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon will be appearing in Raid Battles

Kicking off the new year, there is a brand-new event known as the Hoenn Region event which is currently live in Pokémon Go. During this event, Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon will be appearing in Raid Battles and available to be captured. If you do not have Kyogre or Groudon Pokemon, now will the best time collect these legendaries.

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Hoenn Region Event

The Hoenn Region Event is live right now and will end on the 29th January 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PST(GMT-8)

All Hoenn Region Pokémonn will be appearing more frequently in the wild as well as Field Research will highlight Pokemon from the region. Furthermore, there is an increased chance of receiving Hoenn Region Pokémon from Hatching 7 km Pokemon Eggs.

Keep an eye out for Zigzagoon and Taillow as there will be a chance to encounter Shiny version available for you to capture.


Pokémon Go Taillow
Taillow – Pokémon Go | Niantic
Pokémon Go Shiny Taillow
Shiny Taillow – Pokémon Go | Niantic


Pokémon Go Zigzagoon
Zigzagoon – Pokémon Go | Niantic
Pokémon Go Shiny Zigzagoon
Shiny Zigzagoon – Pokémon Go | Niantic

In addition to the shiny Pokemon, evolving the Pokemon Shrommish into Breloom, it will learn the exclusive move Grass Knot.

Other features of the Hoenn Region Event is the introduction of the new avatar items. These are inspired by the original villain of this region, Team Magma and Team Aqua who appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. You can purchase the avatar item in the Style Shop.

Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon

The two legendary Pokemon from Hoenn Region will appear as raid bosses where you must defeat them before you encounter them and be able to capture the Pokemon.

Kyogre Encounter

Kyogre is vulnerable to Electric-type and Grass-type Pokemon so Raikou, Electivire and Roserade would be the best Pokémon to counter Kyogre. If you do not have any of those 3 Pokemon then using either Venusaur, Luxray, Mewtwo, Zapdos, Breloom, Exeggutor and Alolan Exeggutor will be worthy replacements.

Groundon Encounter

Groudon is also vulnerable to Grass-type Pokemon but will vulnerable against Ice-type and Water-type Pokemon. Best Pokemon to counter Groudon is in fact Kyogre or Feraligatr. Good back up Pokemon to use are Gyarados, Roserade, Venusaur, Exeggutor and Alolan Exeggutor.