Pokemon GO invites players to celebrate Kanto with a new event featuring its own special Timed Research and several other festive bonuses.
Pokemon GO players have been spending the beginning of the new year looking forward to 25th Anniversary events, the latest of which was a special “GO Tour” that highlighted the Kanto region. Following in the footsteps of the GO Tour: Kanto’s theme, trainers are being invited to partake in a Kanto Celebration which promises more opportunities to encounter Pokemon’s original 151 monsters.
While the Kanto Celebration didn’t introduce any new Pokemon, the aforementioned GO Tour event finished introducing the Shiny variants of all original 151 Pokemon to Pokemon GO. The Kanto Celebration event is also completely free-to-play, whereas the GO Tour: Kanto required a paid ticket.
Among other things, like increased Kanto Pokemon spawns, special Incense spawns, and formidable Kantonian Raid Bosses, the Kanto Celebration invites players to complete a unique Timed Research challenge. The four-stage Timed Research gives players a relatively easy shot at some of the more popular Pokemon found in the Kanto region, as well as giving trainers a chance to stock up on coveted Mega Energy.
Attention, Trainers! Our Kanto-themed celebration event has started in areas around the world! Which Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region is your favorite? pic.twitter.com/FXKwL7Z0yE
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 21, 2021
The Timed Research will automatically appear in players’ “Today” tab during the Kanto Celebration, but players must complete the Timed Research before the Kanto Celebration concludes on February 27, 2021, 8:00 p.m. (local time). The Research Tasks and Rewards are as follows:
Part 1 of 4
- Power up Pokemon 5 times | Paras
- Transfer 6 Pokemon | Geodude
- Catch 20 Pokemon | Rhyhorn
Complete Part 1 of 4 | Onix, 3 Razz Berries, 40 Venusaur Mega Energy
Part 2 of 4
- Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts | Ekans
- Catch 2 Shadow Pokemon | Drowzee
- Catch 20 Pokemon | Koffing
Complete Part 2 of 4 | Grimer, 1,000 XP, 40 Charizard Mega Energy