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How and when to vote for the Pokemon Go September Community Day headliner

Published: 21/Aug/2020 12:16 Updated: 24/Aug/2020 3:33

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go September Community Day will be headlined by either Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, or Porygon – and you get to decide which.

Update: Porygon will headline the September Community Day and Charmander October. They received 55% and 37% of the vote, respectively.


This is the third time a Community Day will be decided by you, the Pokemon Go community. Unsurprisingly, it’s a decision that trainers are more than happy to be granted.

The first vote came in February when Rhyhorn ended up being the winner. This was decided by in-game Field Research whereby the Pokemon with the most completed tasks was declared the winner.


Niantic switched things up for the next vote, however. June and July was decided by a Twitter poll, rather than an in-game activity.

That time, two Pokemon were selected, with the winner headlining June and second place headlining July. Those respective Pokemon were Weedle and Gastly.

September and October will be decided by the same method. Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, or Porygon will all feature on the upcoming Twitter poll and, like before, the winner will be given the first headlining slot and the runner-up the following month.

Caterpie Charmander Grimer Porygon CD Vote
Who will you be voting for out of Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer and Porygon?

When will the vote take place?

Voting will be available for a 24-hour period on August 22. What exact time the poll begins is currently unknown.

The last poll that was conducted in May began at 6pm PDT time, though. As a result, we’d expect this poll to start at the same time.

Where to vote

The tweet where you can vote is below.


Although the vote has yet to begin, many trainers believe they already know the winner. It will be interesting to see if the actual vote differs from this.


How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.


You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.


An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.


We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.