Pokemon Go 2021 Kanto Celebration Event: Everything You Need to Know

Friday, February 12th, 2021 7:00 am

The fun doesn't stop after Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto ends.

The Pokemon Go: Tour Kanto event will take place on February 20 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. But Pokemon Go’s celebration of the Kanto universe won’t stop there, because a new Kanto Celebration event will kick off the next day!

The Kanto Celebration event will run from February 21 at 10 a.m. local time until February 27 at 8 p.m. local time.

During that time, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Weedle, Pikachu, Geodude, Clefairy, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Gastly, Voltorb, Magikarp, and more Pokemon from the Kanto region will appear more frequently than normal in the wild, and Caterpie, Pidgey, Spearow, Poliwag, Abra, Seel, Machop, Krabby, Exeggcute, Horsea, Goldeen, and others will be attracted to Incense.

Oddish, Bellsprout, Tangela, Dratini, Pichu, Elekid, Magby, and other Pokemon will have the chance to hatch from 5 km Eggs that are collected during this event. Plus, players will be able to complete event-themed Field Research tasks for the chance to receive Stardust, as well as encounters with Pokemon like Doduo, Magnemite, Diglett, Omanute, Kabuto, Snorlax, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, and others.

Pokemon from the Kanto region will also appear in Raids during this event. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Tier-1 Raids – Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Magikarp, and Dratini
  • Tier-3 Raids – Scyther, Pinsir, Machoke, Kadabra, Haunter, Graveler, and Lapras
  • Tier-5 Raids – Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo

During this Kanto Celebration event, players will be able to evolve certain Pokemon in order to unlock exclusive battle moves that were previously only available during Community Day events. Here’s the full list of eligible Pokemon:

  • Evolve Ivysaur to receive a Venusaur that knows Frenzy Plant
  • Evolve Charmeleon to receive a Charizard that knows Blast Burn
  • Evolve Wartortle to receive a Blastoise that knows Hydro Cannon
  • Evolve Pichu to receive a Pikachu that knows Surf
  • Evolve Eevee into any of its evolutions (not just those from the Kanto region) to receive a Pokemon that knows Last Resort
  • Evolve Dragonair to receive a Dragonite that knows Draco Meteor

Finally, keep in mind that while the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event will technically only run for one day, some of the Collection Challenges from the event will still be available to complete throughout this Kanto Celebration event. You’ll be able to keep track of the Collections you still need to complete (and the Pokemon you still need to collect) by checking out the game’s Today menu.

Are you excited about this Kanto Celebration event that’s coming to Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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