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Kanto Tour in Pokémon GO - This is how you best use it

Kanto Tour in Pokémon GO - This is how you best use it

 The Kanto Tour starts in Pokémon GO this Saturday, February 20th. The ticketed event offers many bonuses that are a bit opaque. We'll show you how you can take advantage of the event.

What is the Kanto Tour? This event can be compared a little with the GO Fest . You buy a ticket for 12 euros and can then take advantage of the Kanto tour for a full 12 hours.

The event is all about the first generation of Pokémon. All 151 monsters in the Kanto region should be available during this time.

Timetable of the Kanto tour - schedule and hour blocks

When does the Kanto tour run? It starts on February 20th at 9:00 a.m. local time. You then have 12 hours, so until 9:00 p.m., to take advantage of the event on all trains.

During the 12 hours, monsters will appear at various hour blocks. So you will find more different monsters every hour.

These are the hour blocks: So far, you only know the names of the hour blocks. They are based on the locations of the Kanto region:

  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Alabastia
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Marmoria City
  • 11am to 12pm: Azuria City
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m .: Fuchsania City
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m .: Pokémon League
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Alabastia
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Marmoria City
  • 4pm to 5pm: Azuria City
  • 5pm to 6pm: Fuchsania City
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m .: Pokémon League
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Pokémon from all previous hours

Should the Pokémon actually orient themselves to these locations, then one could expect that, for example, the more common Pokémon will appear in Alabastia. Monsters such as Taubsi, Rattfratz and Habitak appeared there.

The hours around the "Pokémon League" could then be exciting, because there were the strongest monsters in the handheld games.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. you will find all the Pokémon that appeared at the event.

These features are available on the Kanto Tour

Enjoy these bonuses: So that you have an approximate overview of all the bonuses that are available for the Kanto Tour, we have listed them here for you:

  • All first-generation Pokémon are available as Shiny - so 9 new Shinys will be introduced
  • All first generation Pokémon are available through the wild, raids, quests, smoke, or evolution
  • There are more candies for catching Kanto Pokémon
  • There are a total of 10 new collector challenges
  • A new special research is available that unlocks a masterpiece research upon completion, which rewards you with Shiny Mew at the end
You have this choice: Before the tour starts, you can choose between the green and red edition . Depending on the edition, you can get other Pokémon in the wild and in the smoke.

How does it go with the Shinys? As you can see in the graphic above, there are different Pokémon per edition that have an increased shiny chance.

How high this chance is and whether other Pokémon also appear at least a little more frequently as Shiny is still unclear.

In general, however, all 151 Pokémon should also be available as Shiny during the Kanto Tour.

So there is Shiny Mew: The mysterious Pokémon is only available if you complete a special research and thereby unlock another research. When you've done the 2nd research, there's Shiny Mew.

According to Niantic, the tasks there are quite tricky. Among other things, you have to run 151 kilometers. So expect that you will hang on to the task for a few days.

These are the collector challenges: There are a total of 10 collector challenges that you should complete in the event. They revolve around the individual places in the Kanto region or the following topics:

  • Raid battles
  • research
  • development
  • smoke
  • To deceive

You can still complete these challenges until February 28th and do not have to solve them directly on the Kanto Tour.

What is there without a ticket? Even if you haven't bought a ticket for the Kanto tour, there are some bonuses that you can take advantage of. These include:

  • Arktos, Zapdos, Lavados, and Mewtwo are available in the legendary raids
  • Pokémon from the Kanto region appear in the wild and in raids
  • There is limited research for all coaches
  • The exchange distance has been increased to 40 kilometers

So, even if you don't invest 12 euros in the event, you can still benefit from some bonuses. It is not yet known whether there is an increased Shiny chance for some Pokémon even for trainers without a ticket.

Live events in Pokémon GO: Such events are regularly held in Pokémon GO. For example, Community Day takes place every month and is only available for a few hours.

However, there have been some live events in the past that have cost money. For example, tickets for events related to Genesect or Regigigas were sold. There were items and special bonuses that only ticket holders received.

The GO Fest is usually the most popular ticket event in Pokémon GO. Due to the Corona crisis, this 2020 event took place individually for each player at home. Usually there is a GO Fest only at a fixed location, where the trainers then have to travel.

Take advantage of the Kanto tour - these tips will help you

This is how you prepare: It is important that you secure a swap partner. You can only complete all tasks related to the Kanto Tour if you have a partner who has chosen the other edition. You don't have to play with him then, it is enough if you use the exchange radius of 40 kilometers.

You should also have enough items. Depending on the game time, you should stock up on balls. We recommend at least 500 balls if you want to play most of the time in the event. There are also other items, such as pieces of stars or smoke. You should have enough items in your inventory.

Smoke is one of the most important items on the Kanto tour.

Finally, you should sort out your Pokémon box. The more space you have there, the longer you can catch Pokémon without sorting out in between. So clean up again diligently and make room for the Kanto Pokémon.

This is how you play the event effectively: In general, you should make it clear beforehand how many hours you want to play effectively. We recommend that you at least take every place that changes every hour with you. So that would be a total of 5 hours. Depending on which hour you like best, you can play the second hour again.

In the best case scenario, you should always have lit a smoke. The item attracts selected Pokémon during the event that you should definitely take with you. In general, thanks to the smoke, you can catch more monsters and potentially bag more shinys with it.

We recommend that you use the catch trick . This allows you to catch monsters much faster and the bottom line is that you are more effective and faster on the road.

In general, you should lay out routes where many Pokémon appear. It is also best to note that these routes do not run through much-used zones so that you run into as few people as possible.

You shouldn't miss this: The most interesting hours will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The focus there is on the Pokémon League, which probably makes the rarest Pokémon appear more often. The time from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is also interesting. All Pokémon will appear there again. So if you wanted to take advantage of certain places again, you should play within these two hours.

What happens after the Kanto tour? It is important that you do not necessarily have to complete all special research and challenges. On the Sunday after the Kanto tour, another event about the first generation starts, which will help you to complete this research.