Red and Green Kanto Tour version

Pokémon GO’s Kanto Tour Event is just around the corner, and we wanted to provide our readers with a quick way to see what’s actually different between Red and Green versions of the ticket.

Trainers can only have 1 version of the Ticket during the Kanto Tour, and the choice to pick one over the other is mostly cosmetics and personal taste. Before you start, make sure that your check our Kanto Tour Prep Guide and prepare for the event accordingly.

Version Mechanics

  • Version-exclusive Pokémon will be attracted to Incense during event hours.
  • You’ll have a greater chance of encountering certain Shiny Pokémon depending on which version you choose
  • Once you choose your event version, you can’t change it, so pick carefully!
  • You can get Exclusive Pokémon from the other version by trading with other Trainers

Red Version Exclusives

Exclusive Red Version badge

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Kanto Tour Red Version Badge

Exclusive Incense encounters

Increased Shiny chance

Kanto Tour Red Version Shiny Pokémon
Kanto Tour Red Version Shiny Pokémon

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Ekans, Nidoran♀, Oddish, Diglett, Mankey, Growlithe, Ponyta, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby, Hitmonlee, Lickitung, Scyther, Electabuzz, Kabuto.


Green Version Exclusives

Exclusive Green Version badge

Kanto Tour Green Version Badge

Exclusive Incense encounters

Increased Shiny chance

Kanto Tour Green Version Shiny Pokémon
Kanto Tour Green Version Shiny Pokémon

You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Sandshrew, Nidoran ♂, Vulpix, Meowth, Psyduck, Bellsprout, Geodude, Exeggcute, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Tangela, Horsea, Magmar, Pinsir, Omanyte.


Pokémon shared between the versions

Increased shiny chances for starters, Dratini, Eevee and Pidgey

Regardless of which version you decide to pick, you will have an increased chance to encounter shiny versions of the following Pokémon:

Shiny Ditto and Shiny Mew

Regardless of which version you pick, you will have a chance to collect a rare shiny Ditto and a shiny Mew.

  • In order to obtain a shiny Ditto, you will need to complete the Kanto Tour Special Research.
  • In order to obtain a shiny Mew, you will have to complete a new type of research called Masterwork Research. Masterwork Research is a difficult quest line that requires you to reach Level 40, catch 30 Pokémon of each type, spin 151 unique PokéStops, walk 151 km, and more.


The story behind two versions

Ever since 1996, “Which version are you getting?” has been an important question for Pokémon fans. Similar to the original game series, Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto will feature different versions of the ticketed experience, each with version-exclusive Pokémon.

To collect the first 150 Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto, you’ll need to trade with friends who have the other event version. To help with this, trade range will be increased to 40 km during the week of the event.


Kanto Celebration follow-up event

Kanto Celebration
Kanto Celebration

Regardless of which version you decide to pick, be aware that the Pokémon GO Kanto Celebration Event takes place after Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto and lasts until February 27, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Since Kanto Tour will unlock Shiny versions of all Kanto-region Pokémon, you may cross reference the event spawns with the ticket you’re planning to buy. Here’s a quick recap of increased Pokémon appearances during the Kanto Celebration event:

  • Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Weedle, Pikachu, Geodude, Clefairy, Psyduck, Slowpoke, Gastly, Voltorb, Magikarp, and more will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense: Caterpie, Pidgey, Spearow, Poliwag, Abra, Seel, Machop, Krabby, Exeggcute, Horsea, Goldeen, and more.
  • The following Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs: Oddish, Bellsprout, Tangela, Dratini, Pichu, Elekid, Magby, and more.
  • Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that reward Stardust and lead to encounters with Pokémon such as Doduo, Magnemite, Diglett, Omanyte, Kabuto, Snorlax, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, and more.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
    • Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Magikarp, and Dratini will be appearing in one-star raids.
    • Scyther, Pinsir, Machoke, Kadabra, Haunter, Graveler, and Lapras will be appearing in three-star raids.
    • Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids.
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