Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh 2024 Date, Shiny Rate Predictions, Best Shinies to Catch, and Bonuses

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Pokémon has announced next year's Pokemon GO Tour: Sinnoh event. Read on to know more details about the event, including the Shiny Shaymin Masterwork Research, Raids, in-game bonuses, and our predictions for the shiny rate of the Pokémon GO Tour events.

Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh Global Event

Sinnoh Global Runs from February 24, 2024 - February 25, 2024 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time

Dates February 24, 2024 & February 25, 2024
Time 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time for each day
Location Any part of the world 🌎

Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh – Global is a free event open to all players worldwide, requiring no tickets for participation. Regardless of whether you're a seasoned Pokémon GO player or a newcomer exploring the Sinnoh region for the first time, the event offers exciting gameplay opportunities with zero cost.

The event will feature rotating unique habitats that will be active during respective hours.
 ●  Bustling Boardwalk: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time
 ●  Ancient Grove: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time
 ●  Toxic Digs: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
 ● Geothermal Lagoon: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time

Rose Bowl Stadium to Host Los Angeles Sinnoh Tour Pokemon Go

Dates February 17, 2024, & February 18, 2024
Time 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST for each day
Location Los Angeles, California
Ticket Price US $30

The upcoming Pokemon GO Tour: Sinnoh has also been confirmed for Los Angeles. The event is slated for the weekend of February 17 and 18 at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For early enthusiasts, tickets are currently available at an early bird rate of $25 (early bird rate applies until December 31, 2023).

Tickets are available at Niantic Event Ticketing Site.

Raids

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Native Pokémon discovered in the Sinnoh region will appear in raids during the Bustling Boardwalk, Toxic Digs, Ancient Grove, and Geothermal Lagoon habitat hours.

Bustling Boardwalk and Toxic Digs

Five-Star Raids
 ● Dialga
 ● Palkia

Three-Star Raids
 ● Torterra
 ● Infernape
 ● Empoleon

One-Star Raids
 ● Turtwig
 ● Chimchar
 ● Piplup

Ancient Grove and Geothermal Lagoon

Five-Star Raids
 ● Origin Forme Dialga
 ● Origin Forme Palkia

Three-Star Raids
 ● Hisuian Decidueye
 ● Hisuian Typhlosion
 ● Hisuian Samurott

One-Star Raids
 ● Rowlet
 ● Cyndaquil
 ● Oshawott

For more details and the official list of all Pokémon encounters, head on over to Pokémon GO Tour: Sinnoh’s official page.

Best Shinies to Catch

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The following Pokémon have been confirmed to be shiny-boosted in the upcoming event! Some are returning, some are new, and an elusive few regional exclusives have also been affected! Look through the list and see which Pokémon catches your eye!

Returning Pokémon With Costumed Variants

 ●  Turtwig
 ●  Chimchar
 ●  Piplup

New Pokémon*

 ●  Stunky
 ●  Hisuian Voltorb
 ●  Hisuian Qwilfish

Regionally-Exclusive Pokémon*

 ●  Pachirisu
 ●  Chatot
 ●  Carnivine
* the new and regional exclusives will only be obtainable through 5km and 10km eggs respectively received during the event, with the exception of Stunky which can be encountered in the wild.

The most exciting ones to look into are the regional exclusives, as they will finally be available globally for the first time! Make sure to get hatching to get those shinies!

Event Eggs

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Listed is the complete set of Pokémon that will hatch from any collected eggs during the event.

2km Eggs 5km Eggs 10km Eggs
Budew Hisuian Voltorb Pachirisu
Chingling Hisuian Qwilfish Chatot
Bonsly Stunky Carnivine
Mime Jr. Gible
Happiny
Munchlax
Riolu
Mantyke

Party Play and Routes Encounters

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From 10 a.m. February 24, 2024 local time to 6 p.m. February 25, 2024 local time, friends can join in Party Play and engage in the colossal Regigigas!

Throughout the event, players will have a chance to encounter the White-Striped Basculin on Routes!

Wild Encounters

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The event will have the following special Pokémon appearing in wild encounters during the aforementioned habitat hours.

Bustling Boardwalk Ancient Grove Toxic Digs Geothermal Lagoon
Pikachu wearing Lucas’s hat Pikachu wearing Rei’s cap Pikachu wearing Lucas’s hat Pikachu wearing Rei’s cap
Pikachu wearing Dawn’s hat Pikachu wearing Akari’s kerchief Pikachu wearing Dawn’s hat Pikachu wearing Akari’s kerchief
Magnemite Hisuian Growlithe Aipom Hisuian Qwilfish
Electabuzz Hisiuan Voltorb Yanma Hisuian Sneasel
Porygon Tangela Gligar Lickitung
Ralts Eevee Sneasel Rhyhorn
Piplup Misdreavus Duskull Magmar
Starly Nosepass Shinx Eevee
Bidoof Roselia Cranidos Togetic
Trash Cloak Burmy Turtwig Shieldon Murkow
Buizel Kricketot Sandy Cloak Burmy Swinub
East Sea Shellos Plant Cloak Burmy Stunky Snorunt
West Sea Shellos Combee Gible Chimchar
Driftloon Cherubii Hippopotas Buneary
Glameow Bronzor Skorupi Snover
Finneon Croagunk

Incense Encounters

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Lastly, certain Unown Pokémon will be attracted to Incense using throughout the event during specific habitat hours.

Bustling Boardwalk and Toxic Digs

 ●  Unown S
 ●  Unown I
 ●  Unown N
 ●  Unown O
 ●  Unown H

Ancient Grove and Geothermal Lagoon

 ●  Unown H
 ●  Unown I
 ●  Unown S
 ●  Unown U

In-Game Bonuses and Features

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All Trainers will enjoy in-game bonuses, including a 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during the event. Moreover, up to 6 Special Trades can be made, regardless of location. A unique trading opportunity is offered to Los Angeles attendees. The event also features a 1/2 Stardust cost for trades. Lastly, up to 9 daily free Raid Passes can be received from spinning Photo Discs at gyms.

Shiny Shaymin Masterwork Research

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Trainers participating in the Sinnoh Global event can purchase a ticket for Masterwork Research leading to a Shiny Shaymin encounter. Additional details on this global Masterwork Research are expected to be released soon. For those attending the in-person event in Los Angeles with a purchased ticket, a special Masterwork Research will lead to an encounter with Shiny Shaymin.

However, the global version of Masterwork Research promises to be more challenging than its Los Angeles counterpart.

Shiny Rate Predictions

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Based on previous Pokémon GO Tour events, shiny rates for 2024’s global event could potentially be a slightly boosted 1 in 50 chance. The Kanto and Johto Tour events boasted impressive Shiny rates, approximately 1 in 50. During the Hoenn Event, shiny rates were increased for the in-person segment. However, during the Global Event, the boost only applied to certain Pokémon.

One of our trainers at Game8 reports to have gotten around 60-80 Shiny Pokémon for each weekend of the Kanto and Johto Tour events and 28 Shiny Pokémon during the Hoenn Global event.

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