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Pokemon Go October Community Day rumors

Published: 16/Sep/2019 10:07 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 10:38

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go October Community Day is less than a month away and trainers still don’t know which Pokemon will be the headliner.

Even before it was announced, it wasn’t exactly a secret that Turtwig would be the eventual headliner in September. This is because of Niantic’s increasingly known pattern of using starter Pokemon to headline odd months.

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So far, they have been going through the starters by each generation and by Pokedex number. This also means we can expect to see Chimchar headline November’s Community Day.

However, as we are back to an even month, Pokemon trainers are struggling to guess who will headline October.

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We do know that it won’t be a starter Pokemon, and if Niantic continue in the same vein as they have done, that it will evolve more than once.

Pokemon FandomCould October be a great chance to get hold of Flygon?

Finally time for Trapinch?

Trapinch has been rumored for even month community days for the better part of 2019 but has so far been passed up for the likes of Ralts and Slakoth.

The harmless looking ground-type Pokemon isn’t particularly threatening on first view but does evolve into the powerful Flygon. Despite its appearance, and name, it isn’t actually a flying-type Pokemon at all, and is instead a dual ground and dragon-type.

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Could it be Gible?

Like Flygon, Gible and its evolved forms are also dual ground and dragon-types. The shark like Pokemon is a fan favorite of trainers and isn’t a common sighting in Pokemon Go.

It was added to the game in May 2019 as part of a batch of Gen 4 additions. However, it has remained a rare spawn and has actually been in the 10km egg pool on occasions.

Given this, we could be waiting until 2020 to see a Gible CD but nevertheless trainers will remain hopeful of seeing it in October, albeit perhaps unlikely compared to Trapinch.

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International Pokedex FandomGible evolves into Gabite, before its final evolution of Garchomp…

Other contenders?

We haven’t seen a Kanto Pokemon feature in a community day since December 2018 and even this was part of an end of year event which saw several Pokemon. You have to go back to August 2018 and Eevee for the last time, proper.

A few classic Pokemon options are Rhyhorn, Porygon and Abra – although the first two would break the two evolved forms rule.

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The Pokemon Go October Community Day will take place on October 12 – Niantic are expected to announce the headliner within the next couple of days. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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  • 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!

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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

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.

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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.

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