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Is Trapinch worth getting excited about in Pokemon Go?

Published: 20/Sep/2019 9:36 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 10:31

by Paul Cot


Trapinch has been confirmed as the Pokemon Go October Community Day headliner but is the Ant Pokemon, and the event itself, worth getting excited about?

Trapinch’s looks match its effectiveness in Pokemon Go – relatively harmless. However, most of other Community Day headliners have this in common.


As we all know, it isn’t how strong the Pokemon is itself, but the power of what it can evolve into. That’s presuming you do indeed want to build a team of strong Pokemon, though.

In Trapinch’s case it will evolve into Vibrava before finally evolving into Flygon. Much like other three-stage evolutions, Trapinch will evolve into Vibrava after 25 candies and then Flygon after another 100.


However, the dual ground and dragon-typed Flygon isn’t worth too much hype, at least in terms of effectiveness in battle. It doesn’t boast any particularly good stats with its best rank falling under stamina at 161 of 681.

Movesets make a big difference in Pokemon Go and ideally you want the quick Dragon Tail move to compliment the Dragon Claw charge. Even with these moves, though, it still won’t be an overly effective fighter.

Pokemon CompanyFlygon may look like bug-like but it’s actually a dual ground and dragon-type…

Given this, we can expect Niantic to announce a strong exclusive move for the community day, although they don’t usually confirm this until right before the event. With the October Community Day scheduled for October 12, the news of the exclusive move should come anytime after October 9.


While we’re waiting to see if the move will make catching Trapinch more appealing, we know the bonuses that the community day will bring. 

None of you will be surprised to hear that the usual three-hour lure will be present and this will be complimented by 3x catch XP, the first time this particular bonus has been seen since July.

The Pokemon Go October Community Day takes place on October 12 and will run from 11am to 2pm local time.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.