Johto is a region connected to the western part of Kanto. It was introduced in Generation II, Pokémon: The Johto Journeys, Pokémon: Johto League Champions and Pokémon: Master Quest. Johto is geographically similar to the Kansai, eastern Shikoku and western Tōkai regions of Japan. There are old-fashioned cities reminiscent of Nara and Kyotoand a modern commercial city reminiscent of Osaka. Some inhabitants speak the Kansai dialect in the Japanese.

The mythology of the Johto region features Ho-Oh, the Rainbow Pokémon guardian of the skies and Lugia, the Diving Pokémon guardian of the seas, who previously perched on the Bell and Burnt Towers respectively in Ecruteak City. When the Burnt Tower burned down in a storm, Lugia flew away and three Pokémon died in the process. Ho-Oh revived these Pokémon, creating Raikou, Entei and Suicune. Lugia's home, the Whirl Islands, were also created when the Pokémon dispelled a war over a singular island, splitting it into four islands and making them its home, producing powerful whirlpools to protect itself. Celebi, the Time Travel Pokémon, also calls Johto its home, residing in the Ilex Forest where it brings Pokémon and Trainers forward and back in time.

98 previously unknown Pokémon reside in Johto. Misty had a Togepi when in Kanto which is a Johto Pokémon and the Pokédex had info on Togepi despite of the fact of it being a Johto Pokémon and not a Kanto Pokémon, Ash Ketchum saw Ho-Oh when he started his journey but nothing was known about it and Tracey Sketchit has a Marill which he has when in the Orange Islands.

Gym Leaders

For the list of Johto's Gym Leaders click here.

Elite Four

For the list of Johto's Elite Four members click here.


For Johto's Champion click here.

Notable People

For the list of the Notable people that have visited Johto click here.