Kanto Fair

The Kanto Fair (Japanese: カントーフェア Kanto Fair) is an event that appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!. The purpose of the fair is to show off the culture and products of the Kanto region for people in Unova.

The Kanto Fair

Ash and his friends visited it after passing through Virbank City on their way to the White Ruins.

One of the Kanto Fair's main attractions is an open-air market filled with decorations depicting Pokémon from the Kanto region. One of the vendors is the Magikarp salesman.

Another key attraction is a presentation showing the first partner Pokémon from Kanto: Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. The first part of the presentation is a video of Professor Oak in his Lab, introducing the first partner Pokémon to the audience. After this, the fair's host presents the Pokémon in the flesh to show off their special moves.

When Ash and his friends attended, this presentation was interrupted early because the featured Charmander became dizzy while performing a spinning Ember attack and stumbled into a light fixture, knocking over part of the stage and requiring medical attention at the local Pokémon Center.



The host of the Kanto Fair


Pokémon depicted in decorations


  • The Kanto Fair bears similarities to the Johto Festival. Both were events meant to promote a region that Ash has already traveled through to people in a new region. Also, both the Kanto Fair and the Johto Festival had all three first partner Pokémon from their region present.

In other languages

Language Title
  Italian Fiera di Kanto
  Polish Jarmark Kanto
  Brazilian Portuguese Feira de Kanto

Anime-exclusive festivals and holidays
Multiregional ChristmasJohto FestivalKid's DaySummer Festival
Kanto Aura Guardian FestivalPokémon Flower Arrangement
Princess Festival
Orange Archipelago Legend Festival
Johto Eclipse FestivalMareep FestivalParade of the Chinchou
Pokémon ExhibitionPokémon Street Performer Festival
Pokémon Swap MeetSunflora FestivalWobbuffet Festival
Hoenn Feather CarnivalMay FestivalMillennium Festival
Sinnoh Pastoria Croagunk FestivalSinnoh FestivalTwinleaf Festival
Unova Eindoak Harvest FestivalKanto Fair
Subway Bosses' Stamp RallyWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Grand Harvest Festival
Kalos Camphrier Harvest FestivalCoumarine City Festival
Gadget FestivalGourgeist FestivalZapdos Festival
Alola Manalo FestivalWela Fire Festival
Unknown Wind Festival

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