Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Pokemon Go Kanto Week Event Begins Today

Pokemon Go Kanto Week Event Begins Today

But that's not all players will see around the world in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon Go was also recently updated with a new quest system that puts players on the path to finally capturing a Mew, which requires you to have a Gold Kanto Badge in your inventory.

Pokemon originally discovered in the Kanto region will be seen in Pokemon GO more frequently starting this afternoon.

Details have been unearthed by fans about new plans for the game that are set to go live later this week, as well as a new post from Niantic explaining what we've got in store this week.

And, of course, there will be new event boxes available for purchase.

Earlier today, additional details about the Pokemon GO Kanto event trickled out today after the festivities kicked off in Japan, but now Niantic has laid things out for players in the United States.

So Niantic now have the opportunity to release whichever of the original 151 Pokemon they think should have a Shiny moment this week. The features include increased spawns of classic characters, including the ever-popular three starters: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.

"Kanto creatures will provide double candy, both when caught and when transferred".

Though it's not been confirmed by Niantic, Pokemon GO events tend to start at 9pm United Kingdom time - so if you're keen to fill the gaps in your Pokemon collection you're going to want to head out in the evening and start catching these Pokemon and getting the bonuses for them, too.

"But I doubt it now, seeing as not all of the kanto shinies were added and a bunch of gen 2 was added at the same time".

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