Over the past few weeks leading up to writing this article, we the players have been given a number of events which gave us new shinies such as Snivy, Buizel, Slowpoke, and Miltank and for the first time outside an event a shiny Ferroseed.
Whilst it confused the community as to why Snivy was released as a shiny outside the Community Day conventions that we have been accustomed to since shinies were released in Pokemon Go, getting a new shiny is always welcomed and I am sure we will all hope that Snivy will see a Community Day in the future.
These events were welcomed not just for the shiny hunters, but also for those wanting to grind for XL Candies for some of our favourite Pokemons from the various regions. Those who are doing PVP would find XL Candy hunting handy.
These events are leading up to the Kanto event on the 20th February 2021 (which will run from 9am to 9pm local time, wherever you are in the World). It’s not too late to buy the ticket, but we recommend buying it sooner rather than later. If you want to include the Roselia Community Day ticket in the cost of the Kanto ticket, you will need to purchase the ticket by 11:59pm PST on 3rd February 2021, otherwise the cost of the February Community Day ticket will be a seperate cost.
The Kanto Event is the first opportunity to get the first 150 Pokemon from the Kanto region in the wild as shiny. But there is a catch. There are two ticket types for the Kanto event which will give different exclusive Pokemons which will only spawn via Incense and also in the wild. (Shiny Mew will be available via a Special Research task, and can be completed after the event. If it is like the Shiny Celebi, it may be time limited). If you want to get the event exclusives from both tickets, you will need 2 accounts and a ticket on both. You will be able to select the different ticket types in version 0.199.0 (and above) of Pokemon Go.
- Red Ticket
- Ekans, Oddish, Mankey, Growlithe, Scyther, and Electabuzz will be attracted to Incense.
- Increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pidgey, Ekans, Pikachu, Nidoran♀, Oddish, Diglett, Mankey, Growlithe, Ponyta, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby, Hitmonlee, Lickitung, Scyther, Electabuzz, Eevee, Kabuto, and Dratini.
- Green Ticket
- Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, Bellsprout, Magmar, and Pinsir will be attracted to Incense.
- Increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pidgey, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran♂, Vulpix, Meowth, Psyduck, Bellsprout, Geodude, Exeggcute, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Tangela, Horsea, Magmar, Pinsir, Eevee, Omanyte, and Dratini.
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will be returning to Legendary raids during the event. It’s not clear if it is only available during the event, but it will be available to both ticket and non-ticket holders. It is safe to assume unless announced otherwise by Niantic, that these raid bosses are only available during the event hours. However, remote invites from countries the currently have these bosses will most likely be available, even outside the event hours in your local area.
Those who are doing the Legendary raids during the event, the Raid bosses will learn the following Legacy moves.
- Articuno caught during the event will know Hurricane.
- Zapdos caught during the event will know Thunder Shock.
- Moltres caught during the event will know Sky Attack.
- Mewtwo caught during the event will know Psystrike.
Trading will be increased to 40km from wherever you are, and is only available during the event.
Niantic are also introducing a new feature where you will have the opportunity to battle NPC’s based on characters from other players who play Pokemon Go. Very little information is known about the exact mechanics around this part of the event.
The cost of the ticket will be $11.99 or whatever the equivalent cost is in the local country.