Niantic reveals last-minute updates to Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto

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A few hours before the Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto kicked off, Niantic revealed important last-minute details for the event.

The biggest announcement was the Pokemon that would be available for each hour. They are the following:

Pallet Town (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) — Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Spearow, Pikachu, and Zubat

Pewter City (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) — Nidoran, Nidoran, Clefairy, Paras, Diglett, Geodude, Magnemite, Onix, Voltorb, and Rhyhorn

Cerulean City (11 a.m. to noon) — Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Poliwag, Tentacool, Shellder, Krabby, Horsea, Goldeen, Staryu, and Magikarp

Fuchsia City (Noon to 1 p.m.) — Venonat, Abra, Ponyta, Grimer, Gastly, Drowzee, Exeggcute, Koffing, Omanyte, and Kabuto

Pokemon League (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) — Machop, Slowpoke, Doduo, Seel, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Jynx, Eevee, Porygon, and Dratini

Pallet Town (2 p.m. to 3 p.m.) — See above

Pewter City (3 p.m. to 4 p.m.) — See above

Cerulean City (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) — See above

Fuchsia City (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.) — See above

All Pokemon from previous hours (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Those looking for regionals such as Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Tauros and Mr Mime will find them in raids.

The legendary raid bosses include the legendary birds — Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres — and Mewtwo, which should be the prime target for everyone.

The wildcard Pokemons that appear rarely in the wild include Lickitung, Chansey, Tangela, Lapras, and Aerodactyl . The big prize for the event is shiny Snorlax. It will appear in the wild and raids as well.

The version-specific Pokemon were mentioned in a prior post but I assume you already picked your color — red or green — if you’re reading this. Use this info to plan out your day and keep in mind, YOU MUST USE INCENSE TO ATTRACT VERSION-EXCLUSIVE POKEMON. Personally, this is making me mull over my location for Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto. It may be wiser to look for an area that has a high gym density to gain access to raids that will appear throughout the day.

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BONUSES
In addition to the schedule, Niantic also revealed some bonuses for players. Players will free item bundles that include three remote raid passes and 200 Poke Balls. Players will also get nine daily Raid Passes during event hours.

There are reports that players can do a special trade five times. If this is true, it opens up players to do trades for shiny and sought-after Pokemon during the event. I’d advise that you use Lucky Friend trades to maximize the benefits.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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