Niantic have finally revealed the details for the upcoming Pokemon Go February Community Day! Rumors and guesses as to which Pokemon would feature were rampant but we now have clarity...
Update: The Pokemon Go February Community Day has been fully confirmed.
February 2019 Community Day
The headlining Pokemon for the February Community Day is Swinub! As with other community days, the ice-type, generation two Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the event.
At first glance the announcement of Swinub may not appear particularly exciting. It isn't a difficult Pokemon to find. Therefore, some trainers may be wondering why it's headlining a community day.
Trainers, mark your calendars for February #PokemonGOCommunityDay, featuring Swinub! Don’t freeze up on the opportunity to capture this Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon! :snowflake:️ https://t.co/d9NW6x5gaF pic.twitter.com/1jsVrXN6ga
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) 22 January 2019
Well, the answer is Niantic are using Swinub to introduce Mamoswine, Swinub's third-tier, generation 4 evolution. Of course, if you don't already have one, you'll need to evolve Swinub into Piloswine first.
Furthermore, the introduction of Mamoswine appears to be a tactic to enocurage Pokemon Go trainers to try PvP battling. During the event, the relatively new Trainer Battles, will have increased rewards. This includes earning up to 5 Sinnoh stones. These Sinnoh stones are required to evolve Piloswine into Mamoswine.
Read More: Pokemon Go Trainer Battles Tips & Rewards
February Community Day Details
Here are the specifics of what the Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day offers:
- Swinub will spawn more regularly
- 3x Catch Stardust
- 3 hour lures
- 5 rewards for Trainer Battles instead of the usual three (for the weekend)
The exclusive move has yet to be announced.
February Community Day Date and Time
The next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on February 16. As usual, the times for the event vary by continent. They are listed below:
- Americas and Greenland: 11am PST to 2pm PST (2pm ET to 5pm ET)
- Europe, Middle East, Africa and India: 10am GMT to 1pm GMT
- Asia Pacific: 12pm JST to 3pm JST (February 17)