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Kanto Themed Raid Day Coming To Pokemon GO

Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres coming soon.
You’ll never guess who is coming to Pokemon GO!

To celebrate and wrap up the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Event, three Raid Bosses will be coming to challenge you. On February 28th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, you will find Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres appearing in Five-Star Raids. Lucky Trainers may even encounter Shiny versions of these Pokémon. If you are safe to visit Gyms locally, then you will be able to collect up to five free Raid Passes.

If going outside is not safe where you live, Niantic has offered a bundle box to help you Raid from the safety of your home. The free box, containing 3 Remote Raid passes, will available in the Shop. You are not going to want to miss out on this when the Legendary birds take flight to a Gym near you.

In addition, Team GO Rocket Leader Giovanni is back and has captured a new Shadow Pokémon. Complete new special research to help save this Pokémon from the torment caused by the evil team. Grunts will also be out and about in full force, during the event window, to try and stop you from thwarting their plans for world domination. Are you up for the challenge? Using a Charged TM during this will allow you to remove Frustration from Shadow Pokémon during this time as well.

Update: Tomorrow, February 22nd, you will find a 1 PokéCoin bundle containing 20 PokéBalls and three Remote Raid Passes. It was originally stated that this box would contain 20 Poké Balls, a Remote Raid Pass, and five Incense. It was revealed on February 18th that this was incorrect. As much as the Incense was nice, I think the Remote Raid Passes are a better choice.

See you around, Genesect!

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