Everything You Need To Know About Pokemon Go Kanto Raid Day

It may appear that the event just started, but it’s already almost time for the Season of Celebration to come to an end. The first Pokemon Go-themed season has been a huge success and developer Niantic is closing down this window of time with one final Kanto-themed Raid Day event.

Trainers have had a lot of opportunities to catch Gen 1 Pokemon throughout the entire Season of Celebration and this weekend’s Pokemon Go Kanto Tour is certain to help fill in any empty slots in everyone’s Pokedex that are still avoiding players. After the event ends, the last weekend of February is going to commemorate Pokemon Day and end the season on Sunday, February 28, with a Raid event filled with exciting activities.

The brief Kanto Raid Day event will definitely feature Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno; but those aren’t the only things to look forward to the event. It appears like Giovanni will be making a cameo as well and comes bearing an interesting possible Shadow Legendary encounter reward for trainers to indulge in.

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Date And Time

The Pokemon Go Kanto Raid Day will be on Sunday, February 28, 2021 beginning at 11 AM and ending at 2 PM local time.


  • Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno will be featured in Five Star Raids. Lucky trainers will also have the chance to encounter the Shiny forms of the three Legendary Bird Pokemon.
  • Speculations are emerging that Giovanni will be making a return with a new Shadow Legendary Pokemon in his possession. Players need to get ready to accomplish new Team Go Rocket Special Research to save the exclusive featured Pokemon.
  • Bundles of Remote Raid Passes will be available in the in-game shop beginning Saturday, February 27 at 1 PM and will exit the game on Monday, March 1 at 1 PM local time.
  • Players can earn up to five free Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms or Pokestops during the entire duration of the event.
  • During the event, players can use a Charged TM to assist a Shadow Pokemon to forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
  • Team Go Rocket Grunts will have higher chances of appearing at Pokestops and in balloons throughout the duration of the event.

That should be everything there is to know about the event, but players should keep an eye out for any additional activities that might come closer to the event’s start date. The event only lasts three hours, so fans will want to make sure that they have everything they need such as Raid Passes ready to go.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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