Pokemon Go Kanto Event Red or Green: Which version should you pick?

Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto
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Not sure whether to pick the Pokemon Go Kanto Event Red or Green ticket version? It's a difficult decision to make if you're playing in the Pokemon Go event this weekend, as while both versions of the ticket offer the same general experience, the shiny Pokemon you can encounter – and the Pokemon attracted to incense – with each version is different. You can pick your version for the Pokemon Go Tour Kanto event by heading to your purchased ticket in the inventory, but which do you pick? Read on for all the differences between the two to help you decide whether you should choose the Pokemon Go Kanto Event Red or Green ticket, and make sure you check out our guide to the Pokemon Go Kanto Masterwork Research for details on the challenges available to earn a shiny Mew.

Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto Red or Green differences

Pokemon Go Tour Kanto Red or Green version

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So, you've bought your ticket for the Pokemon Go Kanto event, but you're not sure which version you should choose. The only difference is which Pokemon will be attracted to incense and which ones have a higher chance of being shiny, so there isn't a core gameplay feature you'll be missing out on by picking the wrong one. The following Pokemon are the ones that will have a higher chance of being shiny, depending on which version you pick.

Red and Green:

Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pidgey, Pikachu, Eevee, and Dratini.

Red only:

Ekans, Nidoran ♀, Oddish, Diglett, Mankey, Growlithe, Ponyta, Shellder, Drowzee, Krabby, Hitmonlee, Lickitung, Scyther, Electabuzz, and Kabuto.

Green only:

Sandshrew, Nidoran ♂, Vulpix, Meowth, Psyduck, Bellsprout, Geodude, Exeggcute, Hitmonchan, Koffing, Tangela, Horsea, Magmar, Pinsir, and Omanyte.

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be attracted to incense with the specific versions.

Red only:

Ekans, Oddish, Mankey, Growlithe, Scyther, and Electabuzz.

Green only:

Sandshrew, Vulpix, Meowth, Bellsprout, Magmar, and Pinsir.

There's no right or wrong answers here; check out all of the shiny forms in our Pokemon Go shiny list so you know which ones look the best, then focus on the ones you haven't obtained yet. For example, because I already have a shiny Ponyta, Shellder, Drowzee, Crabby, Electabuzz, and Kabuto, I'm going for Green version to hopefully fill out my shiny collection with some I don't have yet. You can read more about the differences in the official Pokemon Go blog post.

How to pick Red or Green version in Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto

Pokemon Go Tour Kanto Red or Green

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You can now pick your version ahead of the event, but there's no pop-up or anything of the sort. You simply need to go to your bag once you've bought the ticket from the in-game store, tap on the ticket, then select which one from the prompt it gives you. There's no rush though, you can pick which version you want any time between now and the start of the event.

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Ford James

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