Pokémon GO to Hold Special Event After Kanto Tour

There's a new event... again.
There's a new event... again. Niantic

The Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto is still a week away but that hasn’t stopped developer Niantic from announcing a new event. This special event starts February 21 and runs through February 27, which immediately follows the Kanto Tour.

The end date should be familiar to fans, especially hardcore ones. That’s because it’s the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise.

Here the details of this upcoming special event:

  • These Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild:
    • Bulbasaur
    • Charmander
    • Squirtle
    • Weedle
    • Pikachu
    • Geodude
    • Clefairy
    • Psyduck
    • Slowpoke
    • Gastly
    • Voltorb
    • Magikarp
  • These Pokémon get attracted to Incense:
    • Caterpie
    • Pidgey
    • Spearow
    • Poliwag
    • Abra
    • Seel
    • Machop
    • Krabby
    • Exeggcute
    • Horsea
    • Goldeen
  • ​These Pokémon hatch from five-kilometer Eggs:
    • Oddish
    • Bellsprout
    • Tangela
    • Dratini
    • Pichu
    • Elekid
    • Magby
  • Get to the event-exclusive Field Research and complete tasks that reward Stardust as well as lead to encounters with Pokémon in the likes of:
    • Doduo
    • Magnemite
    • Diglett
    • Omanyte
    • Kabuto
    • Snorlax
    • Jigglypuff
    • Clefairy
  • These Pokémon appear in raids:
    • One-star raids
      • Bulbasaur
      • Charmander
      • Squirtle
      • Pikachu
      • Magikarp
      • Dratini
    • Three-star raids
      • Scyther
      • Pinsir
      • Machoke
      • Kadabra
      • Haunter
      • Graveler
      • Lapras
    • Five-star raids
      • Articuno
      • Zapdos
      • Moltres
      • Mewtwo
  • Some of the Collection Challenges from Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto continue throughout the Kanto Celebration event.
  • Get Pokémon that know exclusive attacks from previous Community Day events. Trainers can evolve these Pokémon during the event to unlock an exclusive attack:
    • Evolve Ivysaur (the evolved form of Bulbasaur) to get a Venusaur that knows Frenzy Plant.
    • Evolve Charmeleon (the evolved form of Charmander) to get a Charizard that knows Blast Burn.
    • Evolve Wartortle (the evolved form of Squirtle) to get a Blastoise that knows Hydro Cannon.
    • Evolve Pichu to get a Pikachu that knows Surf.
    • Evolve Eevee into any of its Evolutions to get an evolved form that knows Last Resort.
    • Evolve Dragonair (the evolved form of Dratini) to get a Dragonite that knows Draco Meteor.

Kanto Tour & Other Events

The Kanto Tour is the first global event of Pokémon GO for 2021. What this means is the planned two global events this year, compared to previous years where the only global event was Pokémon GO Fest.

The Kanto event is offering a different kind of experience for Trainers around the world like ticketed and non-ticketed options. Read more about the event here.

For those who can’t wait for the Kanto Tour, there’s the Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year events, with the latter still ongoing for you to enjoy and get rewards from.

Still, have the energy to take on these events?

Join the Discussion
Top Stories