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Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration Event Guide

Trainers can still enjoy the Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration even if they didn't get a chance to join in the Kanto Tour.
Trainers can still enjoy the Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration even if they didn't get a chance to join in the Kanto Tour. | Niantic Labs

Trainers can still enjoy the Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration even if they didn't get a chance to join in the Kanto Tour.

Niantic Labs has made sure that even the trainers who couldn't participate in the official Kanto Tour event can still enjoy all the region has to offer. They recently unveiled its smaller companion event, the Kanto Celebration, set to last for the entire following week--culminating in a Kanto-themed raid day.

Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration Event Guide

The entire event is set to take place from 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 according to each region's local timezone. The Kanto Raid Day takes place the day afterward on Sunday, Feb 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.—also at local time.

There are several features taking place during this time, including the increased spawn of the Kanto starter trio, common Pokemon like Geodude, Weedle, and Magikarp, and franchise mascot Pikachu. Other similar species will be attracted to incense, and the team has completely rearranged the 5 k.m. egg tier to include Tangela, Pichu, Elekid, and more. Field Research tasks are set to reward encounters with Omanyte, Kabuto, and Snorlax among others.

Additionally, Kanto Pokemon will be appearing in raids of each tier, including:

  • One-star—Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Magikarp, and Dratini
  • Three-star—Scyther, Pinsir, Machoke, Kadabra, Haunter, Graveler, and Lapras
  • Five-star—Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno, and Mewtwo

Community Day event moves will return for previously featured Pokemon evolved during the event. They are:

  • Venusaur—Frenzy Plant
  • Charizard—Blast Burn
  • Blastoise—Hydro Cannon
  • Pikachu—Surf
  • Eevee (all)—Last Resort
  • Dragonite—Draco Meteor

Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno will take over raids during the following Raid Day with a shiny chance. Team GO Rocket Leader Giovanni will also be easier to find, bearing new Shadow Pokemon for trainers to rescue. During the event window, trainers will be able to use a Charged TM to remove Frustration from those Pokemon.

More information about the Pokemon GO Kanto Celebration and the similarly inspired Raid Day event can be found on Niantic's Pokemon GO news blog.