Can Niantic possible squeeze anything more out of the dried husk of Kanto?
You do realize that Niantic is going to answer this question with a “Why yes. Yes we can.” simply because you asked the question?
Just you watch - there’s going to be some kind of “Turn a Kanto Pokemon into a Gallarian/Alolan Pokemon!” event in 2023. You’ll have to catch 20 Digletts and the reward will be a 15km “Shifting Egg” that you can’t put into a Super Incubator (but Regular Incubators are on sale in the Bundles!), and when it hatches, you’ll get an Alolan Diglett. And Exeggcute, and Sandslash, and Meowth, and Ponyta, and we’ll have nothing but Kanto for as far you can throw your phone.
And as part of this event, they’ll be announcing the Galarian form of Snorlax and the Alolan form of Lapras, which now also has a Baby form that is only found in the Alolan region. And will be Flying/Ice. The Galarian Snorlax will be Fighting/Dark, will be Green instead of Blue and will be wearing a hat, and we’ll be making so many Lucky Charms jokes that someone will get banned for it. So you’ll have Snorlax and Lapras as far as the eye can see to drain your bag of Ultraballs and Golden Razzberries (because you KNOW they won’t be making it easier to catch them oh no no no no no - so you need to do the Raids to get the extra GR’s and the Premier balls instead) and…
… okay, okay, stop that, STOP THAT, that’s enough pessimism, cynicism and outright stupidity for one post. I need to conserve all that for the future, or else I won’t be allowed to post until my account refreshes and I have snark in the account again. (Or I could pay for the Premium Snark Account like an (in)famous poster here… nah, nah I’m good now, it’s out of my system.)