Today, Niantic put the word out that the Kanto event has officially launched on Pokémon GO in the United States after details of the event started coming out in Japan and eventually made their way here with fans wondering why we weren’t in on the action yet. Below are some of the details of the event, but the short version is that from now until April 17th, you’ll see the “Kanto Region” come on on your game a little more frequently, giving you a chance at a Kanto Medal, and get double candy for creatures caught in the area.
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!