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Pokemon Go – How to make the most of the March Community Day

Published: 22/Feb/2019 21:17 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 13:44

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go March Community Day has been announced. As expected the Gen 3 starter Pokemon, Treecko, will headline the event.

Treecko Community Day

Since Pokemon Go community days began in January 2018, their pattern has been clear. Each month alternates between starter and non-starter Pokemon.

January saw the last Gen 2 starter, Totodile, while the following month, February, had Swinub as the headliner. Consequently, the first of the Gen 3 starters, Treecko, is the featured Pokemon for March.

The grass-type Treecko evolves into Grovyle and then Sceptile. Of course the community day provides the best opportunity to get Sceptile.


As predicted the three-hour lure is one of the bonuses. At this point it appears to be a mainstay in community days as it lines up with the three-hour duration of the event.

The other bonus is that eggs will take a quarter of the time to hatch. In other words incubators will be four times as effective. The bonuses of the March Community Day are as follows:

  • Increased Treecko spawns
  • Three-hour lures
  • 1/4 egg hatching distance

Exclusive move – frenzy plant

Niantic have revealed that the exclusive move for the March Community Day will be frenzy plant. Grovyle must be evolved up to one hour after the event to ensure Sceptile knows this move.

Frenzy plant provides high damage per second. While this makes it one of the best grass-type moves, it is still less effective against water-types than electric-types of Pokemon are.

New feature – starting time

The Pokemon Go March Community Day will take place on March 23 at 15:00. Time zones don’t need to be mentioned because the event will take place at 15:00 in all times zones!

That’s right, wherever in the world you are, the event will start at 15:00. Pokemon Go trainers have been asking for a clearer start time and Niantic have delivered. Previously events between 10:00 and 12:00 and this will be the first one to start at the later time.

March Community Day tips

One of the biggest advantages of a Pokemon Go community day is reduced egg hatching distances. To maximize this, make sure all your current eggs are hatched prior to the event. Then, at 3pm start incubating again. It is also worth noting any eggs put in an incubator before the event ends will start get the egg hatching bonus.

When you have caught as many Treecko’s as you’re happy with, take a screenshot of all and insert them into your Pokemon Go IV checker all at once. This will save a huge amount of time. Stardust levels aside, your best IV Treecko is the one to evolve.


YouTuber buys dream car worth $200k by selling Pokemon cards

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:07

by Brent Koepp


A YouTuber revealed that he was able to afford and buy his dream car worth up to $200k just by buying, selling, and covering Pokemon cards – yes, you read that right!

Although the Pokemon TCG made its debut decades ago in 1997, the Nintendo collectibles have seen an absolute explosion in popularity in 2020. Items once traded by children on school playgrounds for practically nothing can now sell for as much as a house.

Dedicated fans that have been covering the hobby for years such as Australian YouTuber Michael ‘UnlistedLeaf’ Anderson have had their passion rewarded with the Trading Card Game’s recent attention. So much so that the content creator was able to buy a luxury car.

Pokemon YouTuber UnlistedLeaf shows off his dream Audi R8 car.
YouTube: UnlistedLeaf
The Nintendo fan was able to buy his dream car collecting and selling Pokemon cards.

YouTuber buys dream car thanks to Pokemon cards

While many popular entertainers have been swept up by the Pokemon card craze that has hit in 2020, YouTubers like Unlisted Leaf have been making videos about the hobby since 2013. On December 4, the content creator revealed that he was able to buy his dream car – a Audi R8 V10 Plus – due his love of the Nintendo RPG.

“It is insane to me that years down the line I am able to get one,” he said. “The craziest part about this whole situation is that I really bought this car with, like, Pokemon cards. If we really boil it down.” The entertainer, who also goes by ‘Ando’, then clarified that he didn’t get any money from his parents or a side job – it was purely from covering the Pokemon collectibles.

“It is 110% all with Pokemon cards. That’s the truth. I literally have been making videos around Pokemon cards for about eight years now. I’ve been collecting Pokemon cards for eight years and like selling a few. Then like I buy a lot. Then I sell a couple more,” the Nintendo fan explained.

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UnlistedLeaf revealed that Pokemon cards’ recent explosion in value and popularity also played a hand in being able to afford the luxury vehicle. “Especially with the crazy Pokemon card boom recently, I was able to purchase this car.” he revealed, before he thanked his fans for sticking with him as he covered the Nintendo hobby for eight years.

There is no telling if the craze surrounding the TCG will die down anytime soon. With the Japanese franchise gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, the sky is the limit. Passionate fans who have dedicated their lives to Trading Card Game are finally starting to reap the rewards.