Niantic Announces Go Tour: Kanto Compensation

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Due to an issue that allowed non-paying players access to the paid features of the Go Tour: Kanto event, Niantic announced that players who paid to take part in the event would be given compensation at a later date. That later date is today, as we now have details as to what this will entail.

Kanto Tour Compensation

Compensation will be distributed to players in the form of a new special research line exclusive to players that purchased their tickets.

Research Start Research End
March 5 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time April 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

This research line will grant the player a rather impressive set of items, which have also been revealed by Niantic:

  • 30 Ultra Balls
  • 1 Lure Module
  • 1 Poffin
  • 1 Super Incubator
  • 1 Lucky Egg
  • 3 Silver Pinap Berries
  • 1 Star Piece
  • 1 Elite Fast TM
  • 1 Elite Charged TM
  • 1 Charged TM
  • 1 Fast TM
  • 100 Mew Candy
  • 3 Remote Raid Passes (available from the shop)

The special research line must be completed by April 5, 2021 in order to obtain the full set of items

Credit where credit is due; this is a fairly impressive set of premium items. Kudos to Niantic on giving us a package of such high value in response to the issues with Go Tour: Kanto. 

Full Announcement

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Due to a technical issue that occurred during Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto, some Trainers were able to access the ticketed portion of the event without purchasing a ticket. We apologize for this issue, and to help Trainers who purchased a ticket feel like they are receiving its value, paid ticket holders will be able to participate in a bonus event.

Date + Time

Friday, March 5 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, April 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time


  • You’ll be able to earn the following items by completing event-exclusive Timed Research.
    • 30 Ultra Balls
    • A Lure Module
    • A Poffin
    • A Super Incubator
    • A Lucky Egg
    • Three Silver Pinap Berries
    • A Star Piece
    • An Elite Fast TM
    • An Elite Charged TM
    • A Charged TM
    • A Fast TM
    • 100 Mew Candy
  • A free bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will be available in the in-game shop.

Make sure to claim the free bundle and complete the Timed Research tasks by Monday, April 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Please note that this event will be available only to Trainers who purchased a Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticket.

Trainers who inadvertently received access to the ticketed portion of Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto without purchasing a ticket will still be able to access the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Special Research.

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—The Pokémon GO team

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