With the appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Mew, all 151 Pokémonoriginally discovered in the Kanto region have been seen in Pokémon GO. To commemorate this milestone, developer Niantic is kicking off a special in-game event focused on the Kanto region later today, April 10. The event is dubbed Kanto Week and is scheduled to run until April 17.
During this period, there will be increased spawns of Kanto Pokémon such as Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Pikachu. Snorlax and Aerodactyl also make their return as Raid Bosses. In addition, players will receive double the amount of Pokémon Candy when transferring or catching Pokémon. Special Boxes will also go on sale, including ones that come with Premium Raid Passes. According to Niantic, this event is aimed at players working toward achieving Silver and Gold Kanto medals as a step closer to finding Mew. The official announcement from the development team at Niantic is as follows:
The appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Mew has attracted Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Kanto region. These classic Pokémon will be seen more frequently starting April 10 at 1 P.M. PDT, so you’ll have the perfect opportunity to earn a gold Kanto medal and even complete your Kanto Pokédex!
What’s more, certain Pokémon such as Aerodactyl and Snorlax will be featured in Raid Battles across the world. Keep an eye out for one you haven’t encountered yet!
As you encounter and catch more Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region, all actions will be rewarded with double Candy. So, not only will you be able to catch Pokémon you might not frequently see, but you may also get the chance to register their evolved forms in your Pokédex as well.
During this event, there will also be special boxes containing Raid Passes! These boxes will give you an opportunity to challenge many powerful Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.
This special celebration ends on April 17, so get out there and make some more discoveries. If all goes well, you may be able to finish your first Special Research request and encounter Mew!
—The Pokémon GO team