The Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event takes place February 20, but that won’t be the end of the festivities. Developer Niantic is following that event with a week-long Kanto Celebration, which will give players even more chances to catch Gen 1 Pokemon and take advantage of other bonuses.
The Kanto Celebration kicks off at 10 AM local time on February 21 and runs until 8 PM local time on February 27. Throughout the event, the following Gen 1 Pokemon will appear in the wild more frequently than usual:
On top of that, the following Pokemon will appear more frequently when you use Incense:
In addition, there will be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that lead to encounters with Doduo, Magnemite, Diglett, Omanyte, Kabuto, Snorlax, and other Gen 1 Pokemon, while the Legendary monsters Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will all appear in five-star Raids. You’ll also have another chance to learn previously Community Day-exclusive moves when you evolve the following Pokemon during the event:
- Evolve Ivysaur to get a Venusaur that knows Frenzy Plant
- Evolve Charmeleon to get a Charizard that knows Blast Burn
- Evolve Wartortle to get a Blastoise that knows Hydro Cannon
- Evolve Pichu to get a Pikachu that knows Surf
- Evolve Eevee and its evolution will know Last Resort
- Evolve Dragonair to get a Dragonite that knows Draco Meteor
You can read more details about the Kanto Celebration event on the official Pokemon Go blog.
The aforementioned Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event is a one-day paid event that runs from 9 AM to 9 PM local time. Mimicking the original games, the event will be available in Red and Green versions, and the version you choose will determine which Pokemon you’ll be able to encounter in the wild.
The event will also feature an exclusive Special Research task line. Completing this will lead to an encounter with Shiny Ditto as well as unlock a new kind of challenge called Masterwork Research. If you manage to complete that, you’ll earn a chance to catch a Shiny Mew.
In the meantime, Pokemon Go’s Lunar New Year event is underway until February 14, while the game’s Valentine’s Day event is scheduled to run from February 14-18. The Legendary Eon Pokemon Latios and Latias are also back in five-star Raids until February 20.
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