Pokemon Go: How to Earn the Gold Hoenn Medal

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Collecting all the Pokemon of a given region has been a primary goal in Pokemon games since Red and Blue. Pokemon Go continues this tradition by awarding players with medals upon reaching certain benchmarks in their regional collections. One of these collection-oriented medals is the Hoenn medal and getting it to gold is actually pretty simple.

Upgrading your medals to gold is a big part of personal progression in Pokemon Go, but Hoenn’s gold collection medal is a special case. It’s actually required to complete A Thousand-Year Slumber, the special research questline tied to Jirachi, a mythical Pokemon originally introduced in Hoenn in the main games.

Gold regional collection medals actually don’t require you to catch 100% of a region’s Pokemon species. The Hoenn medal, for example, only requires you to catch 90 Pokemon from its respective region in order to get its gold version.

Hypothetically, there’s even a platinum Hoenn medal that requires you to catch all 135 Hoenn Pokemon species, but it’s currently impossible to obtain it due to Kecleon not being in the game. Pokemon like Tropius are also regional spawns, which are impossible for many players to get without trading or flying all over the world.

What Pokemon Spawn in the Hoenn Region?

Unsure which Pokemon are actually from the Hoenn region? Simply put, #252 through #386 in the Pokedex are all from Hoenn, but here’s an exhaustive list:

252Treecko
253Grovyle
254Sceptile
255Torchic
256Combusken
257Blaziken
258Mudkip
259Marshtomp
260Swampert
261Poochyena
262Mightyena
263Zigzagoon
264Linoone
265Wurmple
266Silcoon
267Beautifly
268Cascoon
269Dustox
270Lotad
271Lombre
272Ludicolo
273Seedot
274Nuzleaf
275Shiftry
276Taillow
277Swellow
278Wingull
279Pelipper
280Ralts
281Kirlia
282Gardevoir
283Surskit
284Masquerain
285Shroomish
286Breloom
287Slakoth
288Vigoroth
289Slaking
290Nincada
291Ninjask
292Shedinja
293Whismur
294Loudred
295Exploud
296Makuhita
297Hariyama
298Azurill
299Nosepass
300Skitty
301Delcatty
302Sableye
303Mawile
304Aron
305Lairon
306Aggron
307Meditite
308Medicham
309Electrike
310Manectric
311Plusle
312Minun
313Volbeat
314Illumise
315Roselia
316Gulpin
317Swalot
318Carvanha
319Sharpedo
320Wailmer
321Wailord
322Numel
323Camerupt
324Torkoal
325Spoink
326Grumpig
327Spinda
328Trapinch
329Vibrava
330Flygon
331Cacnea
332Cacturne
333Swablu
334Altaria
335Zangoose
336Seviper
337Lunatone
338Solrock
339Barboach
340Whiscash
341Corphish
342Crawdaunt
343Baltoy
344Claydol
345Lileep
346Cradily
347Anorith
348Armaldo
349Feebas
350Milotic
351Castform
352Kecleon
353Shuppet
354Banette
355Duskull
356Dusclops
357Tropius
358Chimecho
359Absol
360Wynaut
361Snorunt
362Glalie
363Spheal
364Sealeo
365Walrein
366Clamperl
367Huntail
368Gorebyss
369Relicanth
370Luvdisc
371Bagon
372Shelgon
373Salamence
374Beldum
375Metang
376Metagross
377Regirock
378Regice
379Registeel
380Latias
381Latios
382Kyogre
383Groudon
384Rayquaza
385Jirachi
386Deoxys

So How Do I Get the Gold Hoenn Medal?

Simply catch 90 of the above Pokemon, discounting Kecleon, and you’re golden! You can also view a list of Hoenn Pokemon in-game by opening your Pokedex and selection Hoenn at the top of the screen.

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