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Pokemon Go Abra Community Day set for second try, but with a twist

Published: 9/Apr/2020 15:33

by Paul Cot

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Niantic are seemingly attempting to rerun the failed Abra Community Day from March.

The first attempt failed due to the current global health crisis which left Niantic little option but to postpone it. Now, it looks they’re ready to give it a second shot.

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According to the folks behind PokeMiners, the Abra Community Day will take place on April 25. Unsurprisingly, this falls on a Saturday, but the exact time or what the event will entail isn’t clear.

The original March Community Day was postponed.

Ticketed research found

We do know that the event will include some form of ticketed special research. “A ticket to access the Investigating Illusions bonus Special Research for Abra Community Day on April 25, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News,” the description of the event stated.

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Now, whether this special research is the entire event or that it’s just part of the main Community Day remains to be seen. Niantic are in a bit of a predicament as they’d want to give the postponed Community Day another try.

To Community Day or not?

Pushing forward with the Community Day will encourage trainers to go outside, and that is the last thing Niantic want to be seen doing right now.

If the normal Community Day does go ahead, then we can expect to see spawns increased even more than usual. There will likely be other ways to incentivize play from home, too.

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The Abra Community Day will give trainers the chance to get hold of Alakazam with an exclusive move.

The original attempt, which would have been the March Community Day, would have had 3x Catch XP and the customary three-hour lures for its bonuses. We don’t know whether these will change.

With the event supposedly only a couple of weeks away an announcement could be right around the corner. This information does come from a datamine, which means it has been found in the Pokemon Go code but not talked about in any official capacity.

As a result, and as you all probably already know, this means it is subject to change and Niantic may opt to do something different anyway.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.