Pokémon Go Kanto Celebration event guide: Timed Research and special moves

To wrap up the Kanto Tour event, Pokémon Go is hosting a Kanto Celebration, featuring the many Pokémon from the first Pokémon games.

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.

Pokémon Go Kanto Celebration Field Research and rewards

TaskReward
TaskReward
Earn 3 hearts with your buddyClefairy or Jigglypuff encounter
Catch 3 PokémonDiglett, Magnemite, or Doduo encounter
Hatch an eggKabuto or Omanyte encounter
Transfer 6 PokémonMagikarp encounter
Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket GruntsNidoran(F), Nidoran(M), Zubat, or Venonat encounter
Win a raidSnorlax encounter

Kanto Celebration Community Day moves

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:

  • Vensaur: Frenzy Plant
  • Charizard: Blast Burn
  • Blastoise: Hydro Cannon
  • Pikachu: Surf
  • Any Eevee evolution: Last Resort
  • Dragonite: Draco Meteor

Kanto Celebration Timed Research

Step 1 of 4

  • Power up Pokémon 5 times (Paras encounter)
  • Transfer 6 Pokémon (Geodude encounter)
  • Catch 20 Pokémon (Rhyhorn encounter)

Reward: Onix encounter, 3 Razz Berries, 40 Venusaur Mega Energy

Step 2 of 4

  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts (Ekans encounter)
  • Catch 2 Shadow Pokémon (Drowzee encounter)
  • Catch 20 Pokémon (Koffing encounter)

Reward: Grimer encounter, 1,000 XP, 40 Charizard Mega Energy

Step 3 of 4

  • Take a snapshot of a water-type Pokémon (Staryu encounter)
  • Catch 20 water-type Pokémon (Shellder encounter)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Tentacool encounter)

Reward: Omanyte encounter, 3 Pinap Berries, 40 Blastoise Mega Energy

Step 4 of 4

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (Porygon encounter)
  • Send 3 gifts to friends (Jynx encounter)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Eevee encounter)

Reward: Aerodactyl encounter, 2,500 XP, 1 Rare Candy