Why is There Confetti in Pokemon Go?

Players around the world have been wondering, “Why is there confetti falling in Pokemon Go?” While it’s common for Niantic to release updates and special events to keep the game exciting for players, some leave us wondering why they’re happening.

Many updates come with unique tasks, bosses and Pokemon reveals. Sometimes, the map itself is changed (like we saw at the beginning of the Festival of Lights).

There’s currently confetti falling from the sky in Pokemon Go, but why?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

Why is there confetti falling in Pokemon Go?

Why is confetti falling in Pokemon Go right now? Here’s why: The current confetti falling in Pokemon Go is celebrating the Pokemon Go Tour Johto event; this is one of the best days of the year for Pokemon Trainers hoping to catch new Shinies. All around the world, from California to Tokyo, you could see confetti.

Contrary to what many Trainers think, the falling confetti in Pokemon Go doesn’t actually bring with it any changes to gameplay. It’s a nice aesthetic to celebrate a pre-announced event.

Niantic’s explanation for confetti on Pokemon Go (Saturday, February 26, 2022)

On February 26, 2022, Niantic explained that confetti would appear in Pokemon Go from 9AM until 9PM to announce the 2022 Pokemon Go Tour.

During the Tour Johto event, in particular, there are many bonuses for Trainers to enjoy. Here are the Free benefits:

  • Different featured Pokémon appearing in the wild each hour
  • Special attacks for Lugia and Ho-Oh, and past Community Day special attacks for Meganium,
  • Typhlosion, Feraligatr, Tyranitar, Espeon, Umbreon, and Mamoswine
  • GO Tour 2022 Special Music: Johto Arrangement
  • Timed Research that leads to encounters with Raikou, Entei, and Suicune
  • Timed Research: Johto Battle League
  • Legendary Pokémon and Pokémon that usually appear only in certain areas will be appearing in raids
  • Chance of Shiny Smeargle
  • Eevee will not require walking to evolve into Espeon or Umbreon until 11pm local time
  • Pokémon first discovered in Johto will be hatching from 7 km Eggs
  • Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, and Magby will be hatching from 2 km Eggs received from PokéStops
  • Up to six Special Trades per day
  • Confetti appearing on the in-game map

Those who purchased the Global Ticket will get everything above, PLUS:

  • Special Research with Celebi Encounter
  • Masterwork Research
  • Choice of Gold or Silver Version, each with increased chance of finding certain Shiny Pokémon
  • Different Pokémon attracted to Incense
  • Hourly Collection Challenges
  • Additional Collection challenges: Gold, Silver, Special, Evolution, Raid
  • Complementary bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes
  • Additional surprise encounters
  • 1/4 Hatch Distance
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • Extra Candy for catching featured Pokémon
  • Nine bonus Raid Passes from spinning Photo Discs at Gyms
  • Exclusive in-game medal
  • Special stickers available from PokéStops and Gifts

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