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Pokemon Go Magikarp Community Day – Start time, Exclusive Move, more

Published: 8/Aug/2020 3:56

by Paul Cot


Magikarp headlines the Pokemon Go August Community Day and here is everything you need to know about the event.

It was expected that another vote would be used to determine the August headliner but Niantic announced on July 28 that Magikarp would be the featured Pokemon. A previous datamine suggested that Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer and Porygon would be the contenders.


However, this proved not to be true for currently unknown reasons. Despite the code suggesting otherwise, it may well have never been Niantic’s plan to do another vote for August.

Regardless, the iconic Fish Pokemon will headline. The Community Day itself starts on Saturday, August 8 at 11am local time. It will run for six hours, concluding at 5pm local time on the same day.


Shiny Magikarp

As with all Community Days, Shiny Magikarp will be appearing more frequently for the six hour duration. Usually headlining Pokemon’s Shiny form is featured for the first time during a Community Day but in the case of Magikarp (and Gyarados) it has already been released.

Magikarp and Gyarados’ Shiny forms are both iconic, so you want to miss the opportunity to get them while you can. We even ranked them as two of the five most iconic Shiny Pokemon ever!

Shiny Gyarados Community Day
Shiny Pokemon don’t get much more iconic than Gyarados!

Exclusive move

Gyarados’ Exclusive Move for the event is Aqua Tail. This is a Charge Move that deals 50 damage and requires 35 energy.


It is far from a spectacular move producing a DPE of just 1.42. However, while it doesn’t add too much for PvE, it does improve Gyarados from a PvP perspective.

Outside of Hydro Pump, Gyarados doesn’t have a Charge Move that benefits from STAB and that, of course, requires a lot of energy. Aqua Tail gives it the much needed water-type Charge Move that makes it far more appealing for GO Battle League.

Other bonuses

As usual there will be event-themed Field Research Tasks. It is advised to make the most of these as they will give you the chance to earn additional Magikarp Candies. With Magikarp requiring 400 Candy to evolve into the beast that is Gyarados, you’ll want all the Candy you can get!


Elsewhere, as has been a feature in recent Community Days, there will be a Community Day exclusive Special Research story. It is called “Making A Splash” and costs 1$.

Finally, there is also a special one-time-purchase August Community Day Box. This consists of 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM, six Star Pieces, and an Incense.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.