Pokémon Go to celebrate Pokémon Day with a Kanto Raid day

Pokemon Go Articuno Zapdos Moltres
Pokemon Go Articuno Zapdos Moltres (Image credit: Niantic)

What you need to know

  • Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will be appearing more in Raids during an event following Pokémon Day.
  • Giovanni will be back with a new Legendary Shadow Pokémon.
  • Team GO Rocket grunts will be appearing more often.

Niantic has just announced another Pokémon Go event to celebrate Pokémon Day and the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. On Sunday, February 28, 2021, there will a Kanto themed Raid Day from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. During this window, the Legendary birds of Kanto, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres will be appearing more often in Legendary Raids and have increased Shiny rates. To help Trainers tackle these Raids, there will be a free bundle of three Remote Raid passes in the PokéShop and Trainers will be able to obtain up to five free Raid Passes from spinning PokéStops during the event window. While we've faced all three of the Legendary birds before, a lot has changed since they were last in Raids, so be sure to check out our Raid guides when preparing your teams:

Additionally, Team GO Rocket will be back with new Special Research, more Team GO Rocket grunts, and a brand new Legendary Shadow Pokémon to rescue from Giovanni! During the Team GO Rocket Invasion, Trainers will be able to use Charged TMs on Shadow Pokémon to replace the move, Frustration, so make sure you've stocked up on Charged TMs and have your best Shadow Pokémon ready to learn new moves!

Are you excited for this chance at even more Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres? Have you been waiting for the opportunity to teach your Shadow Pokémon new moves? Or are you just happy to hear we'll be getting more free Remote Raid Passes? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equippe in 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.