Pokemon Go is celebrating the Pokemon series’ 25th anniversary with a variety of Kanto-themed activities this week. Following the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event, developer Niantic is holding a week-long Kanto Celebration, and it’s capping that off with a Kanto Raid Day featuring Gen 1 Legendaries.
The Kanto Raid Day takes place on February 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. Throughout the event, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will all be appearing in five-star Raids, and you’ll have a chance to encounter Shiny variants of each Legendary. Additionally, Niantic teases that there will be new Team Go Rocket-themed Special Research tasks to complete. Through the Special Research, you’ll have a chance to battle Team Rocket leader Giovanni, who’ll have new Shadow Pokemon in his possession.
To help players enjoy the Raid Day, Niantic will offer a free item bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes in Pokemon Go’s in-game shop. This bundle will be available from February 27 to March 1. You’ll also be able to earn five free Raid Passes when you spin the Photo Disc at Gyms or PokeStops during the event. You can read more about the Kanto Raid Day on the Pokemon Go blog.
The aforementioned Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event takes place tomorrow, February 20. Just as the original games, the event comes in Red and Green versions, with different Pokemon appearing depending on which version of the event you choose. The event will also feature virtual “locations” themed after areas of the Kanto region that will rotate every hour.
Following the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event, Niantic is holding a Kanto Celebration from February 21-27. That event will give players more chances to catch Gen 1 Pokemon and complete Collection Challenges from the Kanto Tour.
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