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Pokemon Go: Extraordinary raid week including Lapras, all the details

Published: 17/May/2019 9:15 Updated: 21/May/2019 21:24

by Paul Cot

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A brand new event has been confirmed for Pokemon Go – the Extraordinary Raid Week will bring new raid bosses, bonuses and shiny Pokemon.

Extraordinary Raid Week

The special raid week event follows on from the Detective Pikachu event where you can catch Pokemon that appear in the film and even catch Detective Pikachu himself.

Before the Extraordinary Raid Week starts though, the Pokemon Go May Community Day, which is headlined by Torchic, will take place this weekend.

NianticAnother legendary raid hour is coming to Pokemon Go…

The special raid week event starts at 1pm PDT, May 21, 2019 and last for exactly one week. The Extraordinary Raid week comprises of different raid bosses for the week, a return of the special raid hour and a Lapras raid day.

Raid bosses for the week are as follows:

  • Tier one: Machop, Slakoth, Shinx, Bronzor
  • Tier two: Misdreavus, Kirlia, Mawile, Feebas, Clamperl, Bibarel
  • Tier three: Alolan Raichu, Chansey, Scyther, Aerodactyl, Floatzel
  • Tier four: Alolan Marowak, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Absol, Metagross

Within these tiers there are some Pokemon well-worth having. The tier four Pokemon are especially strong with Dragonite, Tyranitar and Metagross all useful in the current Pokemon Go meta.

Additionally, of these Pokemon, you may encounter a shiny Bronzor.

The bonuses for this week are 2x Raid Stardust and 2x Raid XP.

Legendary raid hour

The popular legendary raid hour returns for a third time. Previously the hour long period where raid battles become more frequent was available as the “Legendary lunch hour”. These took place on March 13 and April 10.

The difference this time is that it won’t take place during lunchtime but in the evening between 6pm and 7pm local time. It will stay on a Wednesday though with this latest one beginning on May 22.

Niantic confirmed that “The number of raids of all levels will increase during the event hour.”

Pokemon FandomLapras will be available for a three hour period as part of the special Pokemon Go event…

Lapras raid day

The final part of the Extraordinary Raid Week is the Lapras raid day which takes place on May 25 (May 26 for Asia-Pacific) and runs from 11am to 2pm local time.

The popular transport Pokemon brings some excellent stamina stats, which are useful for defending gyms.

As part of the event, five free raid passes will be available and there is even the chance of encountering a shiny Lapras.

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Pokemon Go December Community Day: exclusive moves, Shiny Pokemon, more

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:25

by Daniel Megarry

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Niantic have revealed details about Pokemon Go’s December Community Day, and we’ve got all the information you need right here.

December is a big month for the popular mobile game. As well as introducing several Gen 6 species including Fennekin and Froakie to the mix for the first time, there’s a Kalos Celebration Event and a rare chance to catch a Shiny Celebi.

Then there’s the final Community Day of the year, which will round off 2020 nicely. This event will actually be a two-day event that runs across the weekend and will feature all the Pokemon from 2019 and 2020’s Community Days.

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Pokemon Go’s final Community Day brings back features from across 2019 and 2020

As well as event-exclusive Timed Research tasks and a Special Research story, there are a number of returning exclusive attacks you can unlock, and an increased chance to catch specific Shiny Pokemon.

December Community Day start time and dates

Pokemon Go’s December Community Day will actually take place across two days, just like it did in 2019. It will begin on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 6 AM local time and run until Sunday, December 13, 2020, and 10 PM local time.

This means you’ll have a whole weekend, 40 hours in total, to enjoy the event; catch as many of the featured Pokemon as possible, and try and get any exclusive attacks you missed out on before.

December Community Day featured Pokemon

There are 22 species of Pokemon that will be featured in the weekend Community Day, and there are three different ways to find them, depending on which one you want. They’re split between catching in the wild, raids, or hatching 2km Eggs.

Below is a list of December Community Day featured Pokemon and how to find them:

  • Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild: Charmander, Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Electabuzz, Magmar, Magikarp, Porygon, Seedot, and Piplup.
  • Pokémon appearing in raids: Totodile, Swinub, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Slakoth, Trapinch, Bagon, Turtwig, and Chimchar.
  • Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs: Totodile, Swinub, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Slakoth, Trapinch, Bagon, Turtwig, and Chimchar.
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22 Pokemon will be featured during Pokemon Go’s December Community Day

December Community Day exclusive moves

As well as featuring the 22 Pokemon from 2019 and 2020, Pokemon Go’s December Community Day will bring back all the exclusive attacks you may have missed from the past two years.

If you evolve one of the following Pokemon during the event, their Evolution will know an exclusive attack. You can find the full list of exclusive attacks below:

  • Evolve Charmeleon to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath
  • Evolve Kakuna to get a Beedrill that knows Drill Run
  • Evolve Kadabra to get an Alakazam that knows Counter
  • Evolve Haunter to get a Gengar that knows Shadow Punch
  • Evolve Rhydon to get a Rhyperior that knows Rock Wrecker
  • Evolve Electabuzz to get an Electivire that knows Flamethrower
  • Evolve Magmar to get a Magmortar that knows Thunderbolt
  • Evolve Magikarp to get a Gyarados that knows Aqua Tail
  • Evolve Porygon2 to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack
  • Evolve Croconaw to get a Feraligatr that knows Hydro Cannon
  • Evolve Piloswine to get a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power
  • Evolve Grovyle to get a Sceptile that knows Frenzy Plant
  • Evolve Combusken to get a Blaziken that knows Blast Burn
  • Evolve Nuzleaf to get a Shiftry that knows Bullet Seed
  • Evolve Kirlia to get a Gardevoir or Gallade that knows Synchronoise
  • Evolve Vigoroth to get a Slaking that knows Body Slam
  • Evolve Marshtomp to get a Swampert that knows Hydro Cannon
  • Evolve Vibrava to get a Flygon that knows Earth Power
  • Evolve Shelgon to get a Salamence that knows Outrage
  • Evolve Grotle to get a Torterra that knows Frenzy Plant
  • Evolve Monferno to get an Infernape that knows Blast Burn
  • Evolve Prinplup to get an Empoleon that knows Hydro Cannon
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Mega Charizard X will appear more often in raids during December Community Day

December Community Day Shiny Pokemon

On Saturday, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time, trainers will get double Catch Stardust and half Egg Hatch Distance, as well a the usual three-hour Incense. Mega Gengar will appear more often in Raids.

The following Pokemon will have increased Shiny rates:

  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Seedot
  • Piplup

On Sunday, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time, trainers will get double Catch Stardust and half Egg Hatch Distance, as well a the usual three-hour Incense. Mega Charizard X will appear more often in Raids.

The following Pokemon will have increased Shiny rates:

  • Charmander
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon

All that not enough for you? Well, there’s also a one-time-purchase December Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokeCoins that features 30 Ultra Balls, five Lucky Eggs, one Elite Fast TM, and one Elite Charged TM.

There will also be an event-exclusive Timed Research quest, which will bag you an Elite Charged TM and other rewards, and a Special Research story that will cost you $1 or the equivalent in your local currency.

And there you have it, everything you need to know about the December Community Day. For the latest updates and guides, make sure you visit our dedicated Pokemon Go page.