The much-anticipated Kanto Tour for Pokémon Go is finally happening this weekend. There will still be plenty to look to forward to afterward such as a Shiny Fletchling community day in March, but the Kanto Tour event 2021 is on the horizon and this has resulted in people asking whether they should choose red or green. Here you’ll discover the red vs green differences so you know which Pokémon Go creatures are exclusive to which colour.

While the event is scheduled to happen this weekend, know that its arrival will also see Moltres, Zapdos, Metwo, and Articuno enter Raids. This means you only have less than a day left to battle Latias and Latios as they will soon be replaced.

There’s plenty of Pokémon Go players counting down the minutes until the Kanto Tour 2021 event starts, and here you’ll find whether you should choose red or green.

Pokémon Go Kanto Tour event start time

The Pokémon Go Kanto Tour event will start at 09:00 local time on February 20th.

This Pokémon Go Kanto Tour event is exclusive to those who have purchased a ticket for $11.99, and it will end on the same day at 21:00 local time.

Niantic’s event will follow the below schedule:

  • 09:00-10:00: Pallet Town
  • 10:00-11:00: Pewter City
  • 11:00-12:00: Cerulean City
  • 12:00-13:00: Fuchsia City
  • 13:00-14:00: Pokémon League
  • 14:00-15:00: Pallet Town
  • 15:00-16:00: Pewter City
  • 16:00-17:00: Cerulean City
  • 17:00-18:00: Fuchsia City
  • 18:00-19:00: Pokémon League
  • 19:00-21:00: Pokémon from all previous hours

While the above applies to the ticketed Kanto Tour event, there will be a Celebration event on February 21st.

This Celebration event will run from 10:00 local time on February 21st until 20:00 local time on February 28th, and it will include exclusive field research tasks plus more.

Pokémon Go Kanto event 2021: Red vs Green differences explained

The red vs green differences for the Pokémon Go Kanto Tour event 2021 are exclusive creatures.

You need to know the differences when choosing either red or green for the Pokémon Go Kanto Tour event 2021 as you can only choose between the two colours once.

Below you’ll find the exclusive creatures and Shiny increased spawn rates for each version:

Red exclusive creatures:

  • Ekans
  • Oddish
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz

Red increased spawn rates for Shiny creatures:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Pidgey
  • Ekans
  • Pikachu
  • Nidoran♀
  • Oddish
  • Diglett
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Ponyta
  • Shellder
  • Drowzee
  • Krabby
  • Hitmonlee
  • Lickitung
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz
  • Eevee
  • Kabuto
  • Dratini

Green exclusive creatures:

  • Sandshrew
  • Vulpix
  • Meowth
  • Bellsprout
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir

Green increased spawn rates for Shiny creatures:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Pidgey
  • Pikachu
  • Sandshrew
  • Nidoran♂
  • Vulpix
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Bellsprout
  • Geodude
  • Exeggcute
  • Hitmonchan
  • Koffing
  • Tangela
  • Horsea
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Eevee
  • Omanyte
  • Dratini

All of the above comes courtesy of Pokemongolive.