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Pokemon Go August Community Day rumors – Potential headliners revealed

Published: 20/Jul/2020 13:38 Updated: 24/Jul/2020 4:33

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go August Community Day has yet to be announced but a datamine may have suggested what to expect.

Update: According to the good people at PokeMiners Niantic may be skipping the vote for the next Community Day. Instead the August CD will just feature Magikarp.

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This, of course, like initial datamine is subject to change. No date for the day was found.

Trainers were thrilled being given the choice for the May and June Community Days. A poll was made on the official Pokemon Go Twitter page and it looks like this will continue.

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The Pokemon with the first and second most votes were made to headline the May and June CDs respectively. This could repeat for August and September, too.

It is very important to note that these selections or the vote itself are definitely not confirmed. They are the result of a datamine, courtesy of PokeMiners, and the data could be changed at any time.

According to the datamine the choice will be between:

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  • Caterpie
  • Charmander
  • Grimer
  • Porygon

It’s an interesting lineup with the likes of Caterpie and Charmander appearing to be linked to former contenders Weedle and Squirtle. The last poll received an astonishing 671,633 votes.

Caterpie

Caterpie is far from intimidating but that didn’t stop Weedle winning the last vote. As a result it may be a little naive to write off Caterpie’s chances just yet.

Butterfree doesn’t seem to much of a threat either and, unsurprisingly, isn’t a part of the Pokemon Go meta. Then again, despite its menacing appearance, neither was Beedrill and we all saw how that turned out.

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One of the most famous bug-types, it would need a super-powerful exclusive move to make it effective in either PvE or PvP. Even then, its stats and low max CP would still make it a tough ask for GO Battle League.

Charmander

No matter what Charizard is always in the Pokemon spotlight someway or somehow. The Pokemon Company have been mocked for their apparent obsession with it.

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Maybe trainers have a point because the Kanto fire-starter is back and could even headline a Community Day. Unlike the other three species on this list, Charmander has already headlined before which was in May of 2018.

There’s no doubt Charmander will be a polarizing pick. Some trainers won’t be able to resist another chance of adding powerful Charizard to their collection. Furthermore, Shiny Charizard is unquestionably one of the most iconic Shinies in the entire franchise.

Others will bemoan the repetitiveness of seeing yet another Kanto starter get all the attention. It will be interesting should the datamine prove correct. Presumably, Blast Burn would be its exclusive move.

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We think trainers will be pleased with this selection of Pokemon should it prove true…

Grimer

A Grimer Community Day would be very interesting. That’s because Alolan Grimer would likely be a part of the event as well.

That gives trainers double the fun but on top of that Alolan Grimer, and more so Alolan Muk, are highly sought after. It is a dual dark and poison-type which gives its resistances to dark, ghost and psychic attacks – three prominent attack types in Pokemon Go.

Interestingly it would be the first time a pure poison-type has headlined a CD. With the addition of an exclusive move, in terms of effectiveness in Pokemon Go, Grimer may be a difficult choice to turn down.

Porygon

Alongside Charmander, it looks like Porygon will be the favorite to snatch most votes. One trainer, “jackos” from Reddit, commented: “Porygon and Charmander are winning that vote for sure.”

Grimer will definitely be in contention but given the popularity of both Charmander and Porygon it is hard to argue against this prediction. Interestingly, while popular, the Porygon line shared a similar issue with Butterfree (and last month’s headliner Gastly) whereby it has a lopsided attack.

This is great for Raid Battles but makes it more difficult to use in PvP and GO Battle League. Porygon is a pure normal-type, which may surprise some trainers. It is capable of an array of different typed Charge Moves and it will be interesting to see what exclusive move is offered.

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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.