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The event takes place from Feb. 21 until Feb. 27, and it’ll feature increased spawn rates for many Kanto Pokémon, as well as more Kanto Pokémon in eggs. Similarly, Kanto region Pokémon are also taking over raids, with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo all getting featured as five-star targets.
As per usual with these types of events, a special set of Field Research can be found by spinning Poké Stops.
|Earn 3 hearts with your buddy||Clefairy or Jigglypuff encounter|
|Catch 3 Pokémon||Diglett, Magnemite, or Doduo encounter|
|Hatch an egg||Kabuto or Omanyte encounter|
|Transfer 6 Pokémon||Magikarp encounter|
|Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts||Nidoran(F), Nidoran(M), Zubat, or Venonat encounter|
|Win a raid||Snorlax encounter|
During the event period, players can evolve Kanto-region Pokémon to get their respective Community Day moves. Most of these moves are very strong and if you don’t already have a team of Pokémon with these moves, you should definitely take advantage of this perk. The moves and Pokémon are as follows:
Reward: Onix encounter, 3 Razz Berries, 40 Venusaur Mega Energy
Reward: Grimer encounter, 1,000 XP, 40 Charizard Mega Energy
Reward: Omanyte encounter, 3 Pinap Berries, 40 Blastoise Mega Energy
Reward: Aerodactyl encounter, 2,500 XP, 1 Rare Candy
Pokémon Go’s Team GO Rocket is back with more Special Research and another chance to challenge Giovanni. Beginning on February 28, 2021, Trainers can begin The Higher They Fly, a six step Special Research which rewards players with a Super Rocket Radar to track down and beat the head of Team GO Rocket. Be sure to check out our guide for beating the leaders of Team GO Rocket, as well as our best Pokémon Go accessories so you’re fully equipped for the battles ahead!
Based on the original antagonists of Pokémon, Team Rocket is an infamous criminal organization led by Giovanni. The group seeks to steal valuable Pokémon and force those Pokémon to further Giovanni’s endeavors. In Pokémon Go, the group is much of the same, known as Team GO Rocket. Basically, they’re the bad guys who’ve been missing from the game since day one.
Roughly once a month, you can complete a Special Research to take on their leader, Giovanni and potentially rescue a Legendary Shadow Pokémon from him. While these Special Research lines don’t expire, you can only complete one a month, even if you haven’t completed past months, so make sure to complete one every month so you don’t miss out on a chance at another Shadow Legendary Pokémon.
Probably but, unlike some other Special Research, players must complete specific Special Research lines to begin The Shadowy Threat Grows. If you haven’t completed A Troubling Situation and a previously started Team GO Rocket Special Research line, you’ll have to finish that first. Fortunately, A Troubling Situation is pretty quick, and we have a guide that will walk you through it fast. Looming in the Shadows, A Challenging Development, The Take-Over Continues, and A Professor’s Work is Never Done take longer – one month each, to be exact.
You must also be at least Level eight to begin this Special Research.
Once you’ve completed the previous Team GO Rocket Special Research lines, you will find The Higher They Fly in your list of Special Research quests. This Special Research is split up into six steps of three tasks each.
Completion Rewards: ten Razz Berries, ten Nanab Berries, ten Pinap Berries.
Completion rewards: 10 Mega Pidgeot Energy, 1,500 XP, 500 Stardust.
Completion rewards: Rocket Radar, Pidgeot encounter, 2,000 XP.
Completion rewards: Super Rocket Radar, 2,500 XP, 1,000 Stardust.
Completion rewards: Fast TM, Charged TM, 3,000 XP.
Completion rewards: Premium Battle Pass, two Golden Razz Berries, two Silver Pinap Berries.
The first big event is the Searching for Legends event from March 9 to 14, which involves Legendary Pokemon and Nosepass as well as the debut of Shiny Nosepass.
Then on March 14, Niantic will hold an event where psychic- and steel-type Pokemon, including Beldum, will be attracted to Incense.
After that comes an event from March 16 to 22 called “Charge Up!,” where new electric-type Pokemon will make their debut in Pokemon GO. From our guess, the new Pokemon might be Tynamo, Helioptile and/or Dedenne as well as their respective evolutions as they’re not currently in the game according to Serebii.
Then we get Weather Week from March 24 to 29, which involves weather-themed Pokemon including the Therian Forms of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus. Those Pokemon are already in the game, but this event will see the debut of their Therian Forms.
Rounding the end of the month off is a special Raid Weekend from March 27 to 28.
Starting February 28 at 12:00 a.m. local time, players can play through Team GO Rocket Special Research and take down Giovanni for a shadow Legendary Pokemon. Giovanni will use a Shadow Articuno in March 2021, a Shadow Zapdos in April 2021 and a Shadow Moltres in May 2021.
These events join the previously announced March Community Day on March 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time which features Fletchling. If you evolve the Pokemon into Talonflame during the event and up to two hours after the end of the event, then it’ll learn the exclusive move Incinerate. Players also get three times the Catch XP during the event.
Niantic also announced the bonuses for the Spotlight Hours happening every Tuesday in March at 6:00 p.m. local time:
Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Krabby will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021: Drowzee will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Voltorb will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021: Surskit will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Slugma will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
Niantic is also testing Bonus Hours on select Thursdays in March at 6:00 p.m. local time. On March 4, Team GO Rocket balloons will appear more frequently. On March 11, players earn more Candy when catching Pokemon that are of the same type as their active Mega-evolved Pokemon. Then on March 18, Mega Raids will be more common.
During March, players will get a Gible as a reward for Research Breakthroughs. That’s the bonus you get when you complete seven different Field Research Tasks on seven different days.
In other news, Niantic’s PR team told Heavy via email that last weekend’s Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto event saw millions of players from 121 countries and territories participating. Players collectively caught 672 million Pokemon and traded 7.2 million of them, breaking the single-day record for the highest ever usage of the Trading feature. Each player walked an average of 8.8 kilometers. 53.7 percent of players chose the Red version of the ticket over the Green version.
The Evolve Collection Challenge is one of the Collection Challenges for the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event.
Unlike the other Collection Challenges, this one can only be completed by evolving specific Pokémon. This means you need to hunt down their previous evolutions and ensure you have enough candy to perform the evolution.
There are a total of 10 Collection Challenges for you to complete as part of Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto – Pallet Town, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Fuchsia City, Pokémon League, Raid, Research, Trade and Incense. The latter two are different depending on whether you’re playing the Red or Green version of the event.
Below you can find every Pokémon in the Evolve Collection Challenge and, it’s important to know, you’ll have until Sunday, 28th February at 7:59pm (local time) to complete this challenge.
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Pokémon Go – Tour: Kanto Collection Challenge in-game preview
The Evolve Collection Challenge is part of the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event, though it will be available till Sunday, 28th February at 7:59pm (local time). This Collection Challenge will only be available if you’ve brought a ticket for the event.
You can only complete the Evolve Collection Challenge if you obtain the Pokémon on the list through evolution, which means you’ll have to acquire either their first or second stage evolution first and the correct amount of candy for activating the evolution process.
Here are the 72 Pokémon on the Evolve Collection Challenge list:
For completing the Evolve Collection Challenge, you’ll receive 15100 XP, 3 Star Pieces and 3 Rare Candies.
Here are some tips which will help you complete the Evolve Collection Challenge for Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto:
The Season of Legends is nearly here! With it comes a level cap increase – including the addition of XL Candy, the Legacy 40 Challenge quest and boosts to some XP sources – Platinum Medals, the arrival of Gen 6 Pokémon such as Espurr and changes to the Go Battle League We’ve recently seen the addition of ‘Strange’ red eggs and new Arlo, Cliff, Sierra and Giovanni line-ups.
Collection Challenges in Pokémon Go were released in January 2021 and run alongside certain in-game events. Each Collection Challenge will see you catching a number of Pokémon that, thanks to the event, are either appearing more frequently in the wild or are obtained by completing a certain feature of the game – in this case, evolution.
Once you’ve completed the Collection Challenge by catching or obtaining each Pokémon, you’ll be rewarded with a number of items and progress for your Elite Collector medal.
The Evolve Collection Challenge is part of the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event and is available for a week after the event to ensure you have enough time to complete it. This means it will be available from Saturday, 20th February at 9am (local time) to Sunday, 28th February at 7:59pm (local time).
Collection Challenges can be found on the ‘Today View,’ which is accessed by pressing the field research button (the little binoculars) in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Depending on whether you’ve been looking at your current field or special research tasks, you may have to scroll to your left.
After accessing ‘Today View,’ you’ll find a list of the Pokémon you need to catch to complete the Collection Challenge. Catching a Pokémon in the Collection Challenge rooster will tick it off the list to help you keep track of which Pokémon you still need to obtain.
When you obtain a Pokémon it will be ticked off your Collection Challenge list.
It’s important to note that only Pokémon obtained via evolution will count towards this Collection Challenge; meaning any Pokémon caught in the wild, via raids, traded, Shadow Pokémon or ones hatched from eggs will all be exempt.
Remember – the Evolve Collection Challenge must be completed before 7:59pm (local time) on Sunday, 28th February or else you’ll never be able to add it to your Elite Collector medal.
Good luck completing this Collection Challenge!
A complete guide to events that take place in Pokémon GO during the month of March, 2021. Highlights include new GO Rocket Special Research, Therian form legendaries in raids, a surprise Mega-evolution and 4 yet-to-be-detailed events.
Additionally, Niantic will be testing Bonus Hours throughout March, as a new event format and there are changes coming to XL Candy. A lot of the events correspond with the beginning of a new Pokémon GO season – Season of Legends – so be sure to read up on it as well.
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Giovanni and Team GO Rocket are back, and they’ve obtained more Shadow Pokémon —including Shadow Legendary Pokémon. Giovanni will be using the following Shadow Legendary Pokémon at different times:
The new Team GO Rocket Special Research will become available on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. local time. Play through this Season’s new Team GO Rocket Special Research to earn a Super Rocket Radar and take down Giovanni!
There will be other opportunities to earn Super Rocket Radars at the beginning of each month this Season, so stay tuned for more information!
From Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Gible in Research Breakthrough encounters.
March Spotlight Hours
Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time. Each spotlight hour features a different Pokémon and a special bonus.
Niantic will be testing Bonus Hours throughout the month of March. These tests will take place on the listed Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. local time, and each one will feature a unique bonus:
The following Legendary Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout March:
Join us on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a fiery Community Day featuring Fletchling.
Evolve Fletchinder (the evolved form of Fletchling) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Talonflame that knows the attack Incinerate.
For more information, be sure to check out this article: Fletchling Community Day (March 2021)
Every Monday in March, a free one-time bundle containing 10 Ultra Balls, 10 Razz Berries, and a Remote Raid Pass will be available in the shop.
Niantic is introducing some updates to Candy XL that will help acquiring this resource in Pokémon GO be more fun and accessible:
Look out for more details coming soon for these events.
Searching for Legends — From Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to Sunday, March 14, 2021, join us as we begin our journey to search for Legendary Pokémon! And what better way to sniff out these Legendary Pokémon than with the Compass Pokémon, Nosepass? Who knows—if you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Nosepass!
Incense Day: Psychic-Type and Steel-Type — We are hearing reports that on Sunday, March 14, 2021, more Psychic-type and Steel-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense, including Beldum!
Charge Up! — From Tuesday, March 16, 2021, to Monday, March 22, 2021, get amped for an event where Electric-type Pokémon will make their Pokémon GO debut!
Weather Week — From Wednesday, March 24, 2021, to Monday, March 29, 2021, experience a whirlwind of weather-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild and new avatar items, all to celebrate the Therian Formes of Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus coming to Pokémon GO.
A Special Raid Weekend event featuring Legendary Pokémon will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021, through Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Pikachu! Have you heard of it? Arguably one of them most famous mascots in the world, Pikachu has been a major part of Pokemon GO since the beginning, the first creature to show off different fashions, the first featured Pokemon on Community Day, and one of only three Pokemon to have a dedicated medal. And, just in case you haven’t had enough Pikachu, it’s got a spotlight hour today, February 23.
To start with: Pikachu spotlight hour takes place on February 23, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 PM local time. During that time you’ll see a whole bunch of Pikachu around. I haven’t seen any word on hats or anything, so I’m going to guess this are all just normal ones.
Typically I spend some time here talking about what’s weird or unique about the spotlight Pokemon, but everyone has a basic familiarity with Pikachu. It wasn’t really the flagship Pokemon until the anime, however, after which it became the starter for Pokemon Yellow. A story I like about it: designer Koji Noshino loved it so much that he made it difficult to find in the original games, hiding it away in the Power Plant area. It didn’t work, however, and the awesome power of Pikachu’s cuteness was unleashed upon the world shortly after release. The rarity only made trainers want it more.
Where shiny is concerned, you’re looking for a very slight shift. A shiny Pikachu is jsut sort of a deeper yellow color, and it could easily be missed if it weren’t for the visual flourish that accompanies its arrival.
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The bonus isn’t all that exciting: double catch candy, which will only be so useful considering you’ll mostly be catching Pikachu, which despite it’s cuteness isn’t all that meta relevant. It will, however, be useful towards finishing that Pikachu Fan medal, which is going to take a long time to Platinum.
Pokemon Go‘s next season of content will start on March 1, developer Niantic has announced, and it’ll include new Legendary Pokemon, as well as various events and in-game bonuses. The studio has now outlined some of the biggest events it has in store for the game throughout March, from the debut of Therian forms to new Bonus Hour events and more.
As usual, Niantic is rolling out a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards starting March 1. In addition to the standard rewards, the studio is offering a new Research Breakthrough encounter next month. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in March, you’ll earn a chance to catch the Dragon-type Pokemon Gible.
The Legendary Forces of Nature–Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus–are returning to five-star Raids throughout March. The Legendaries will appear in their standard Incarnate forms during the first half of the month, and you’ll have a chance to catch Shiny variants of each. After that, the Forces of Nature will return to Raids in their Therian forms, which up until now have not been available in Pokemon Go. You can see the full March Legendary Raid schedule below:
Every Tuesday evening in March, Niantic will spotlight a specific Pokemon and bonus for one hour, from 6-7 PM local time. You can see the full schedule of March’s Spotlight Hours below:
|Date||Spotlight Pokemon||Special Bonus|
|March 2||Krabby||2x transfer Candy|
|March 9||Drowzee||2x evolution XP|
|March 16||Voltorb||2x catch Stardust|
|March 23||Surskit||2x catch XP|
|March 30||Slugma||2x catch Candy|
March’s Community Day is set for Saturday, March 6. The featured Pokemon this month is Fletching. All throughout the event, Fletchling will appear in the wild more frequently than usual, and you’ll have your first opportunity to catch a Shiny Fletchling in the game. On top of that, all players who can evolve Fletchinder (Fletchling’s evolved form) either during the event or up to two hours afterword will get a Talonflame that knows Incinerate.
Niantic is testing out a new type of event in March: Bonus Hours. Similar to Spotlight Hours, these events will take place from 6-7 PM local time on Thursday evenings, and they’ll each make a specific in-game bonus active for one hour. Here’s the schedule of Bonus Hour events:
Niantic is rolling out another line of Special Research revolving around Team Go Rocket. Players who complete the research will earn another chance to battle Giovanni, who will have new Shadow Legendary Pokemon in his possession each month. In March, the Team Rocket leader will be using Shadow Articuno, while Shadow Zapdos and Shadow Moltres will be at his command in April and May, respectively.
Those aren’t the only activities happening in Pokemon Go next month. Niantic teases that it will have other events during the month, including a new Incense Day revolving around Psychic and Steel Pokemon, as well as a Weather Week featuring weather-themed Pokemon spawns, avatar items, and more. Additional details about these will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, you can read more about March’s biggest events on the Pokemon Go blog.
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