This week, people in Niantic revealed a special Kanto-themed raid day ready for the end of February. Raid’s next major day will celebrate “some fan favorite Pokemon” on the final day of the epic and longest-running series of events in Pokemon GO history nearing its end. This event will take place on Sunday 28 February 2021.
The original three Bird Pokemon will appear in five-star raids during this special event. Each of the three birds’ Pokemon deserve to be captured on their own – they are very decent fighters in most arenas. But they’ll also be available as Shiny Pokemon during the event – more worthy than ever!
We’ll need to wait and see the final count to find the true version / shiny ratio, but past events like this suggest we’ll be seeing a large number of Shiny Pokemon. The first releases of Shiny Pokemon are one of the best times to get any shiny Pokemon, but right up there with one of those events is a special Raid Day event like this one!
During the event, you’ll find “up to five free raid cards” during event hours. You can only carry a lot at one time, so you’ll need to use the aforementioned passes to get the full benefit. You’ll find up to five free Raid Cards with photo tweak spin on any PokeStop or Pokemon Gym.
There will also be a free set of three Raid Cards released in the in-game store starting February 27 at 1 PM PDT. This free package will only be available for pick-up until March 1 at 1 PM PST. You don’t need to use these passes on this special raid day – but you can!
The event will feature a new GO Rocket Special Research Team with Giovanni and a host of new Shadow Legendary Pokemon in the mix. During the event, you’ll be able to use ChargedTM to allow Shadow Pokemon to trade off the frustration action.
This event will take place on Sunday, February 28, 2021. It will begin at 11 AM local time, and will continue until 2 PM local time. This is 11:00 hours and 14:00 hours local time – wherever you are!