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Pokemon Go Abra Community Day is live – All the details

Published: 25/Apr/2020 3:31 Updated: 25/Apr/2020 14:44

by Paul Cot

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After a failed attempt last month, the Pokemon Go March (or is it April) Community Day has been rescheduled for April 25. For the first time, there’s a Community Day special research event to look forward to as well.

The announcement of Abra as the headliner comes as a shock to many trainers. This wasn’t because of Abra itself, though – the psychic-type has been considered long overdue to headline a Community Day.

The shock came because odd months have been exclusively headlined by starter Pokemon, although the odd and even theory has been somewhat messed about now. With Abra bucking this trend, this is the first time since Community Days were introduced that a non-starter has headlined an odd month (again we now use odd month loosely).

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Niantic didn’t provide a reason as to why they deviated from their tried and trusted pattern. However, we can speculate that it was because they are fast running out of starter Pokemon to have headline. We’re already on the Gen 5 starters and Gen 6 species aren’t expected to be released until later this year!

The big difference in this rearranged Community Day is that it will focus on playing from home. That is why, and maybe because of the postponement, that the event will last for six hours as opposed to the usual three.

Three-hour lures are a mainstay of the monthly event but this time around three-hour Incenses will replace it. Elsewhere, 3x Catch XP has been changed to 3x Catch Stardust – something that many trainers will prefer.

Alakazam stats

Abra may be the headliner, but trainers will be looking towards its final evolution, Alakazam. The Psi Pokemon has excellent attacking stats, which is naturally its main selling point.

However, it’s stamina stats leave a lot to be desired which is undoubtedly Alakazam’s weakness. Its full stats are as follows:

  • Attack 271 – 20 of 688
  • Defence 167 – 213 of 688
  • Stamina 146 – 457 of 688

Counter

Counter has been confirmed as Alakazam’s exclusive move for the Pokemon Go ‘March’ Community Day. Usually exclusive moves are Charge Moves but this is a rare instance where a Fast Move has been used.

Alakazam’s other two Fast Moves are Confusion and Psycho Cut. Out of the two, the former has a higher DPS but also a lower EPS. Both Counter and Psycho Cut have similar energy generation but the fighting-type move is a lot more powerful.

With the exclusive move being Counter it allows you to get away from the psychic-types moves. It won’t help you against Alakazam’s vulnerabilities in bug or ghost types, however.

As usual, you will have up to two hours after the Community Day ends to evolve Kadabra and make sure you get the exclusive move. Don’t expect to see too many Alakazams in Go Battle League though.

Special research

For the first time in a Community Day, a special research quest will be available alongside it. It is titled Investigating Illusions and costs $1 (or equivalent in your currency) from the Pokemon Go Shop. It cannot be purchased with PokeCoins.

We don’t know what the specific tasks will be but we do know it is a four-stage research event. The rewards are as follows, with more to come:

  • 13,000 Stardust
  • 1 Poffin
  • 1 Rocket Radar
  • 3 Incense

Considering this special research event is the equivalent of 100 PokeCoins it’s actually good value. A Rocket Radar itself costs 200, so there’s value in that alone.

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Great and Ultra League CP range

With the introduction of GO Battle League, trainers’ mindsets will now start to look towards what CP range certain species need to be so they are eligible for the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Of course, the Great League has a CP limit of 1,500, while the Ultra League is 2,500. According to OrangeHeart2018, you will need to find Abra at the following CP to make it eligible. If you want to be safe, though, you’ll need to aim for the lower end of these suggestions.

  • Great League: 604-658
  • Ultra League: 1006-1097

What else do you need to know?

Abra has a flee rate of 99%. This means if you fail to catch it on the first attempt it will flee 99 times out of 100. It looks like this has been significantly reduced for the Community Day, however.

This may cause a lot of trainers frustration, especially when coming across a high CP one. It will be interesting to see whether Niantic amend the flee rate specifically for the Community Day.

Elsewhere, as is customary with the monthly event, Abra, Kadabra and Alakazam’s shiny forms will also be released. If you’re playing for the duration of the Community Day (11am to 5pm in in your local time zone) then you should have no problem finding a few shinies.

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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.