Niantic announces Pokémon Go Tour Kanto event and Shiny Mew

Pokemon Go Tour Kanto
Pokemon Go Tour Kanto (Image credit: Niantic)

What you need to know

  • Niantic has just announced a new paid event coming to Pokémon Go.
  • For $12 USD or local equivalent, Trainers will have twelve hours to catch the first 150 Pokémon in the Pokédex.
  • Trainers who complete the challenge will earn an encounter with Shiny Mew.
  • This event will also unlock Shiny variants for every single Kanto Pokémon.

Niantic has just announced a huge new paid event coming to Pokémon Go early next year, the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto. On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Trainers will have 12 hours to catch every single Pokémon from the Kanto region. Trainers who are able to catch the first 150 Pokémon in the Pokédex will earn themselves an encounter with Shiny Mew. Tickets are on sale in the PokéShop for $12 USD or your local equivalent and players who purchase early will receive Special Research tickets for both January and February 2021 Community Days.

During the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event, every single Kanto Pokémon will have its Shiny version unlocked, with several species seeing boosted Shiny rates. All four Legendary Pokémon from the Kanto region will be returning to Raids, including Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo. Most interesting of all about this event, player will need to work together to complete the challenge of 150 Pokémon species in a day. Trainers will choose either Red or Green versions for their tickets, which will grant them access to specific species of Pokémon the other ticket will not have access to, requiring Trainers to trade between each other to finish.

Are you excited for this incredible new challenge? Which color ticket do you plan on choosing? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Best Pokémon Go Accessories, so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon journey!

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.