Should you go with the Red Version or Green Version of the Pokémon Go Tour Kanto event ticket?

What are the differences?

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Trainers in Pokémon Go will have the chance on February 20, 2021, to participate in the Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto event. It features the 150 original Pokémon, and players have the chance to collect them, along with receiving increased chances for shiny versions of specific Pokémon to appear. For those who want to capture all 150, this is a great event to wrap up your collection. However, much like when the first Pokémon games came out, this ticket features two versions, a Red and a Green one.

There are distinct differences between the two, namely revolving around the Pokémon featured in each one. Is there a better choice between them? Here’s the full breakdown for the Red and Green version tickets.

  • Red Version–Exclusive Pokémon: Ekans, Oddish, Mankey, Growlithe, Scyther, and Electabuzz will be attracted to Incense.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pidgey, Ekans, Pikachu, Nidoran ♀, Oddish, Diglett, Mankey, Growlithe, Ponyta, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby, Hitmonlee, Lickitung, Scyther, Electabuzz, Eevee, Kabuto, and Dratini.
  • Green Version–Exclusive Pokémon: Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, Bellsprout, Magmar, and Pinsir will be attracted to Incense.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering these Shiny Pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pidgey, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran ♂, Vulpix, Meowth, Psyduck, Bellsprout, Geodude, Exeggcute, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Tangela, Horsea, Magmar, Pinsir, Eevee, Omanyte, and Dratini.

The real focus will be what shiny Pokémon you want to capture. Both versions feature shiny versions for the starter Pokémon, Pidgey, Pikachu, Dratini, and Eevee. The rest are special for each one. It primarily becomes a choice of preferences. Because the Kanto Tour event is all about collecting Pokémon, you need to trade with other trainers to capture all 150. Shiny Pokémon won’t be your highest priority unless you already have all of the Pokémon.

To buy a Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto ticket, it costs $11.99 for a 12-hour event, so you’ll want to make sure you get the most of it. Plus, if you purchase the ticket early enough, you’ll receive the January and February Community Day tickets for 2021, so you can factor that into buying it earlier than everyone else.

So, between the two, it’s up to each trainer. If you already have more Pokémon from the Red Version than you do the Green Version, go with the Green ticket, and vice versa. You’ll want to make sure you consider the increased chances for a shiny Pokémon for each one, but don’t bet you’ll encounter a shiny version of each Pokémon in the list.