Why is confetti falling in Pokémon Go?

Something big is going on.

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Updates to Pokémon Go happen fairly frequently. These updates are big and small, many of them being rather minor, typically focused on making the experience easier for trainers to manage their Pokémon. The formula for Pokémon Go hasn’t really changed since it was first released in 2016. However, more visual changes cause trainers to wonder what’s happening and if they should be doing something. Notable change players may have picked up on because there’s now confetti is falling from the sky all over the world.

If you ever see confetti falling in Pokémon Go, chances are there’s a huge event happening at that moment. You typically see it for big events, such as the Pokémon Go Fest yearly event, or larger occasions. We’ll probably see it happening again alongside the end of the year celebrations.

The reason confetti is falling right now is that Pokémon Go has two significant events happening. The first is the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. It’s also the Tour: Kanto, the big celebration for the end of the Season of Celebration, where players can capture all 150 Pokémon from the Kanto region. For those who purchased a ticket, you can earn the chance to catch a shiny Ditto and a shiny Mew.

The Tour: Kanto event features several Collection challenges for you to complete, and the chance to acquire the platinum Kanto medal. I’d you have this, you’re one step closer to catching a shiny Mew.