A Golden Future
|A Golden Future|
黄金色に輝く未来 A Shining Golden Future
Event notification image
|Start date||April 28, 2022|
June 8, 2023
|End date||May 12, 2022|
July 2, 2023
|Featured sync pairs||Sygna Suit Morty and Ho-Oh|
|Sync pairs with reward bonus|
|1.6×||Sygna Suit Morty and Ho-Oh|
Silver and Ho-Oh
|1.4×||Kris and Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr|
Lyra and Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium
Ethan and Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion
|Theme skills with reward bonus||Johto|
|Theme skills with strength bonus||None|
During this event, players could earn vouchers from battles that could be redeemed in the shop. All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Daily Extreme Battle 1, which could only be challenged once per day. Extra vouchers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.
The player could battle using Sygna Suit Morty and Ho-Oh or Silver and Ho-Oh to obtain +0.6× bonus vouchers; Kris and Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr, Lyra and Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium, or Ethan and Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion to obtain +0.4× bonus vouchers; and any unlisted Johto or Fire-type sync pairs to obtain 0.2× bonus vouchers.
This event featured the Battle Challenge, where players were challenged to defeat a team of strong opponents. Players could complete event missions by clearing these areas with teams using various theme skills, earning medals and other rewards.
In addition, players could earn a medal for completing all the story areas in the event.
The event first ran from April 28 to May 12, 2022. The "Sygna Suit Morty Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Morty and Ho-Oh from the beginning of the event to June 15, 2022.
The event reran from June 8 to July 2, 2023. The "Sygna Suit Morty Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Sygna Suit Morty and Ho-Oh for the duration of the event.
In this run, the type of voucher that players could earn was Event Voucher R. Event mission rewards included medals and Gems.
Morty reflects on his words to Ethan before their Gym battle, believing that he would be the one to make the Legendary Pokémon spoken of in Ecruteak City's legends appear, as he watches Ethan and Silver battle with their Typhlosion and Ho-Oh. He guesses he just hasn't trained enough to be worthy of Ho-Oh's respect yet and walks away in resignation.
Later, in the mountains, Morty is training his senses by having his Drifblim hide itself in the shadows and locating it without opening his eyes. His Gengar, Banette, and Mismagius interrupt him to make sure he doesn't overwork himself, and he thanks them for their support. While walking back, he notices something sparkling on the ground and picks it up. It looks like a Ho-Oh feather, so he decides to return it to Silver. He finds Silver is talking to Ethan, Kris, and Lyra in the village and gives the feather to him, but Silver says the feather didn't come from his Ho-Oh. As Morty wonders where it came from, they suddenly overhear a Rising Star bragging about her own Ho-Oh feather.
After the Rising Star finishes talking to her friends, she's approached by Morty and the kids, who want to see her Ho-Oh feather too. Silver says that her feather isn't from his Ho-Oh either, so Kris wonders if it's a feather from a different Pokémon. The girl insists that it's a Ho-Oh feather and runs off. Lyra and Ethan wonder if that means a different Ho-Oh has come to Pasio. Morty declares that if there's even a chance he could meet Ho-Oh, he has to take it, so he's going to go search for this other Ho-Oh. Lyra and Ethan volunteer to help him look, but Silver and Kris are skeptical, so they each leave to do some investigating on their own. In town, Silver's Sneasel finds the Rising Star with the Ho-Oh feather, and Silver approaches her.
Morty guides Ethan and Lyra to the spot in the forest where he found his Ho-Oh feather. He tells them how much he wants to meet Ho-Oh and all the other Legendary Pokémon in the Johto region, and how he's been training all his life to become a truly powerful Trainer that's worthy of meeting a Legendary Pokémon. There were times he felt it was just too hard, but thanks to the support of his Ghost-type Pokémon, it's become a good memory instead of a hardship. He plans to keep training until he discovers a new future for himself. This gets Lyra and Ethan pumped up to help him find Ho-Oh. Meanwhile, Kris consults reference materials about Ho-Oh in Professor Oak's lab. After leaving the lab, she runs into Silver and the Rising Star from before. Silver comments that she looks like she found something out, too, so they compare notes. Lyra, Ethan, and Morty return to the village, having had no success in their search. They hear a commotion nearby, where they find a bunch of people with Ho-Oh feathers arguing over which of them is going to find Ho-Oh. Morty recognizes that something strange is going on, and Silver, Kris, and the Rising Star show up to confirm his suspicions: the feather the girl had was a fake that she bought from Team Rocket.
Lyra guesses that the other people with Ho-Oh feathers were scammed by Team Rocket, and Morty says that he wants to go find the people who did this and put a stop to it. Ethan, Lyra, Kris, and Silver all agree to help him out. Morty is especially agitated that Team Rocket would toy with people's hearts, giving them Ho-Oh feathers and then crushing their dreams and aspirations when they find out the feathers are fake. He finds a group of Team Rocket grunts selling fake feathers and comes at them with his whole team, defeating them soundly. When they refuse to promise that they'll never engage in such deception again, he's about to drive the lesson a little further home when Silver shows up to reign him in. The grunts flee as soon as they see Silver's Ho-Oh, and Morty returns his team. Silver notes that he was being uncharacteristically aggressive with them and wonders if it's because he couldn't stand what they were doing or because it involved Ho-Oh, and Morty says that it was a bit of both. Just then, Kris, Ethan, and Lyra show up and say that they took care of the other Team Rocket members selling fake feathers, and someone from the International Police is taking care of them. Silver tells Morty that he doesn't need a feather to meet Ho-Oh and leaves, but Morty decides to keep the feather he found anyways, as a reminder of his determination to meet Ho-Oh.
A few days later, as Morty begins his usual training, he senses another presence behind him, one that's not any of his Pokémon. He turns around and is shocked to see a Shiny Ho-Oh appear in front of him - his new future. As dawn arrives, Morty changes into his sygna suit and heads up the mountain to watch the sunrise with his new partner, Ho-Oh.
|Name||Difficulty||Trainers||Pokémon||Stamina||First-Time Rewards||Completion Rewards||Battle Rewards|
|Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 1||Normal||
Poké Fan William
|10|| Gems ×30
Traces of Ho-Oh
| 200 coins
Event Voucher X/R ×7
|Event Voucher X/R ×1-2|
|Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 2||Hard||15|| Gems ×30
Event Voucher X ×14
Event Voucher R ×14
|Event Voucher X/R ×1-3|
|Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 3||Very Hard||15|| Gems ×30
Into the Future
Event Voucher X ×16
Event Voucher R ×16
|Event Voucher X/R ×1-3|
|Challenge Pasio's Trainers: Part 4||Super Hard||20||Gems ×30|| 1500 coins
Event Voucher X/R ×26
|Event Voucher X/R ×1-4|
|Daily Extreme Battle 1||Ultra Hard||30||Gems ×30|| 2000 coins
Event Voucher X/R ×100
|Battle Challenge! Round 1||Super Hard||
Team Rocket Grunt
|—|| Gems ×100
Battle Challenge! Round 2
3★ Support Move Candy
3★ Strike Move Candy
|Battle Challenge! Round 2||Ultra Hard||—|| Gems ×100
4★ Tech Move Candy
4★ Support Move Candy
April 28 to May 12, 2022
June 8 to July 2, 2023
April 28 to May 12, 2022
June 8 to July 2, 2023
1★ A Golden Future
2★ A Golden Future
3★ A Golden Future
- Pokémon Center
|Morty||I'll grasp my future with my own two hands!|
|Morty||I train to connect myself to a tomorrow I can't see.|
I don't know what's waiting for me there, but I truly believe...
the harsh training I go through every day will bring me to a bright and shining future!
- Morty's Legendary Encounter
|Morty||I see a shadow of the person who will make the Legendary Pokémon appear...|
I believe that person is me!
|Ethan||Wow, Silver! You and Ho-Oh have gotten so much stronger together!|
|Silver||Hmph. You haven’t seen anything yet.|
I'm just getting started.
|Morty||... ... ...|
The Pokémon I longed for is so close to me, but...
I guess I just haven't trained enough yet.
- Rainbow Feathers
|Morty||Drifblim must be...|
All right! Next, I'll—
No, you're right—I really shouldn't overdo it. I think I'll call it a day.
Thanks so much for sticking with me through all of this, everyone.
What was that just now?
Is this...a Ho-Oh feather?
|Morty||I hope Silver's around here somewhere...|
|Ethan||C'mon, Silver. Everyone else wants to battle against Ho-Oh, too!|
|Kris||It's such a strong and beautiful Pokémon. It's even spoken of in myths!|
As Pokémon Trainers, of course we want to battle it!
|Lyra||Please! We just want you to show us how it behaves in battle!|
|Silver||Hmph... Just listen to you all prattle on...|
Why is everyone from Johto always like this?
|Morty||Hey there! I'm glad I found you, Silver!|
I've got something I wanted to return to you.
|Ethan||Whoa! Is that...a Ho-Oh feather?!|
|Morty||Yeah, I figured it must belong to Silver's Ho-Oh.|
|Silver||No... That's not from my Ho-Oh.|
|Morty||Really? Then where did this feather come from?|
|???||Look, everybody! A Ho-Oh feather!|
|Rising Star||See, what do you think? Isn't it amazing?!|
- Traces of Ho-Oh
|Ace Trainer||Oh wow... I wish I had a Ho-Oh feather...|
|Rising Star||I know, right?|
In Johto, it's said that if you have one of these feathers, you'll be able to meet Ho-Oh!
|Camper||Where exactly did you find such a precious thing?|
|Rising Star||Huh?! Umm... That's a secret.|
Anyway, uh, bye!
|Morty||Hey, do you have a second?|
|Ethan||That's a Ho-Oh feather you've got, right? Could you please show it to us, too?|
|Rising Star||Wh-what do you want?|
|Lyra||Oh, sorry for popping up so suddenly. We didn't mean to startle you.|
|Silver||Yeah...that's definitely not from my Ho-Oh.|
|Kris||So maybe it's really a feather from a different Pokémon.|
|Rising Star||H-hey, don't just come up to me and start saying stuff like that!|
I swear, this is definitely a Ho-Oh feather!
Probably! I mean...I think...
|Lyra||If that really is a Ho-Oh feather...|
and it's not from Silver's Ho-Oh...
|Ethan||Then maybe a different Ho-Oh has come to Pasio!|
|Kris||You really think so?|
|Silver||... ... ...|
|Morty||Another Ho-Oh on Pasio...|
|???||It's said that Legendary Pokémon will appear to the truly powerful Trainers.|
|Morty||If there's even a chance, then I have to try!|
I've just got to set my mind to it and go searching for Ho-Oh!
|Lyra||And I'll help you!|
|Ethan||Let's all find Ho-Oh together!|
|Morty||Thank you both so much!|
|Ethan||Huh? You won't come along with us?|
|Silver||The feather that girl had just now... There was something really suspicious about it.|
You can believe her if you want and go search for Ho-Oh. But don't get me involved.
|Kris||I think...I agree with Silver.|
I'd like to do a little digging and see if what we just saw really was a Ho-Oh feather.
|Lyra||You, too, Kris?|
|Kris||Sorry I can't go with you.|
I'll let you know if I find anything out!
|Lyra||It looks like both of them want to be a bit more cautious about this.|
I was hoping they'd come along, but... Oh well.
|Morty||It's fine. In fact, we may get even more information by splitting up like this.|
So let's do our part and start looking for Ho-Oh!
|Silver||How did it go, Sneasel?|
Yes... That's definitely the girl from before.
|Rising Star||Aww... It looks so yummy...|
|Silver||What, you're not going to buy something?|
- Training Mentality
|Ethan||You found the Ho-Oh feather somewhere around here, right?|
|Morty||Yes... I found it shining in the dark.|
At first, I could hardly believe it.
That I actually had a Ho-Oh feather in my own hand...
|Lyra||You've wanted to meet Ho-Oh that badly?|
|Morty||Not just Ho-Oh—all of the Legendary Pokémon in the Johto region. But yes.|
Legendary Pokémon will appear to truly powerful Trainers.
That's a saying that's been passed down in Ecruteak City.
I believe those words are true, and since the moment I was born, I've been training in secret.
Thanks to that training, I can see things that others can't see, but...
that training hasn’t been easy.
|Lyra||Have you ever felt like it's just too hard?|
|Morty||If I'm honest with you, yes, lots of times.|
But thanks to my Ghost-type Pokémon always sticking with me...
the training's become a really good memory, not just hardship.
Although, saying it like that makes it sound like it's all in the past, when actually my training is still ongoing.
And I'll keep it up until I discover a new future for me.
|Lyra||Wow, that's impressive...|
|Ethan||Let's do this, Morty! We'll find Ho-Oh for sure!|
|Morty||Yes! I certainly intend to!|
|Kris||I'll have to see it again to be sure, but I think that was...|
|Kris||Thanks for the reference materials about Ho-Oh, Professor! They were really helpful!|
|Professor Oak||I'm glad to hear it! Feel free to come back anytime if you need anything.|
|Kris||Oh, Silver! And you from before!|
I'm so glad I found you! There's something I wanted to ask...
|Silver||It seems like you've discovered something as well. Let's compare notes.|
|Lyra||We didn't find a single clue...|
|Ethan||I know—it's so frustrating! We've been searching high and low!|
|Morty||Well, that's the way it goes sometimes. It's not a Pokémon that can be found so easily.|
By the way, what’s all the commotion about?
|Poké Fan||I'm the one who's gonna find Ho-Oh!|
|Hiker||Don't make me laugh! There's no possible way you could do it!|
|Pokémon Ranger||I already told you both—Ho-Oh is going to become MY partner Pokémon!|
|Lyra||Wh-what's going on?|
Every one of them has a Ho-Oh feather!
|Ethan||Even though we searched so hard and couldn't find a single one!|
|Morty||Something's definitely strange here.|
Silver and Kris may have been right after all...
|???||It certainly looks that way.|
|Kris||About that Ho-Oh feather she had...|
It was a fake—a feather taken from a different bird Pokémon and dyed.
|Lyra||Whaaa?! A fake?!|
|Silver||Now tell them where you got that feather.|
|Rising Star||I, uh... Actually...I bought it from Team Rocket.|
|Rising Star||I didn't know it was a fake...|
It was really expensive, but I spent all the cash I had on it because I thought I'd be able to meet Ho-Oh...
|Morty||I see... So Team Rocket's been selling fake Ho-Oh feathers...|
- Into the Future
|Lyra||If Team Rocket is selling fake Ho-Oh feathers, does that mean...|
All of those people have been tricked as well?!
|Pokémon Ranger||No, I will!|
|Poké Fan||Nooo! I will catch Ho-Oh!|
|Morty||... ... ...|
Right, then. Let's find the people who did this.
Will you all help?
|Kris||Let's catch them right away and put a stop to all this!|
|Morty||All those people truly believe that their feathers are genuine...|
Toying with their trusting hearts and stomping on their dreams and aspirations...
|Team Rocket Grunt (1)||Oh! How about you? Wouldn't you like one of these Ho-Oh feathers?|
|Team Rocket Grunt (2)||Right now, they're going for just one million apiece! Great deal, don't you think?|
|Morty||Ah... So you're the ones selling the fake Ho-Oh feathers.|
|Team Rocket Grunt (2)||Shoot! H-he knows they're fake!|
|Team Rocket Grunt (1)||Hmph. If he's on to us, there's only one thing we can do!|
|Team Rocket Grunt (3)||C'mon, everyone! Get him!|
|Morty||The trusting hearts of humans, as well as their dreams and aspirations... These things are worthy of respect.|
I won't just stand by and let you trample all over those precious thoughts and feelings!
|Team Rocket Grunt (1)||H-he's so strong!|
|Team Rocket Grunt (2)||This is...not good!|
|Team Rocket Grunt (3)||Urk!|
|Morty||Promise me now that you'll never deceive people like that again.|
|Team Rocket Grunt (1)||What're you talkin' about? It's easy money. Why would we ever give that up?|
|Morty||Then I suppose I'll have to drive this lesson a little further home.|
|Silver||No, that's enough.|
It looks like those fakes of yours were actually of some use.
Behold—the real Ho-Oh.
|Team Rocket Grunt (3)||D-darn it!|
|Team Rocket Grunt (2)||We can't keep selling these if someone here's actually partnered with the real thing!|
|Silver||That wasn't like you at all.|
|Morty||You're right... I may have gotten a bit carried away.|
|Silver||Was it because of Ho-Oh? Or because you couldn't stand what Team Rocket was doing?|
|Kris||We took care of the other Team Rocket members selling fake Ho-Oh feathers, too!|
|Ethan||That guy from the International Police told us to leave the rest to him.|
|Morty||I see... That's a relief.|
|Lyra||... ... ...|
|Silver||You don't need a feather.|
|Silver||After all, I didn't.|
|Ethan||They say Ho-Oh will reveal itself before a pure-hearted Trainer, right?|
I'm sure it's watching you from somewhere, Morty, and seeing your pure and strong feelings!
I think I'll keep the feather I found yesterday as a memento.
So I never forget my determination to meet Ho-Oh!
|Morty||... ... ...|
Are you...my new future?
In other languages
- A Golden Future was part of a series of special gold-themed events held to celebrate Pokémon Masters EX reaching forty million downloads worldwide. Other events in this series included the solo event Pasio Gold Rush and the Daily Battle event The Golden Magikarp.
- The flashback at the beginning of this event references part of Morty's dialogue before he battles the player in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
|This article is part of Project Sidegames, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Sidegames.|