So we have final confirmation of a Kanto-based event in Pokemon Go, starting April 10th at 1pm PDT. So for the UK, it starts at 9pm BST (while official time zone translation is 8pm, we have had the previous event and research start at 9pm BST).
This event will feature more frequent Kanto spawns (AKA nothing but Pidgey) in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may be able to earn a gold Kanto medal and complete your Kanto Pokedex (if not fully, then your regional dex – please give me Tauros).
There are also going to be some Kanto Pokemon featured in raid battles – Aerodactyl and Snorlax are confirmed as comebacks for tiers 3 and 4 respectively.
All actions will be rewarded with double candy. Yes, that includes catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon. This is brilliant for those who need evolved forms of Kanto Pokemon.
Aside from double candy, I’m honestly not too fussed about the event, as I already have all but Tauros in my Kanto Pokedex. I am more concerned about Tauros’ event distribution, as it is the only Kanto regional not to have had an event tied to it.
However, I am excited that there are special boxes coming back, containing raid passes. This means that I can stock up on raid passes, because I am running out…but, be quick about this event, as it does end on April 17th!
I feel that this event is designed to focus on Mew’s Special Research request, as you need to progess in your Kanto medals in order to complete the research line. This is mainly for those who may have recently picked up the game again, or who have started more recently. I think it’s a good thing that the original Pokemon are being brought into the forefront again for this limited time. However, I’m not looking forward to the amount of Pidgeys that I’ll be finding in the wild. However, the prospect of gaining 20 candy for a Pidgeot is exciting!
It’s worth noting that this event coincides with Sunday’s Community Day, so it’s really worth using your Pinap berries to be able to evolve as many Mareep as possible!
As for the shiny rumours circulating the internet, we shall have to see if that’s true. For now, happy hunting, and I’ll catch you later!