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Pokemon Go September Community Day Porygon: Start time, bonus, more

Published: 19/Sep/2020 15:03 Updated: 19/Sep/2020 15:18

by Paul Cot


The September 2020 Pokemon Go Community Day will be headlined by Porygon. Here’s everything you need to know.

Trainers have wanted the enigmatic Pokemon to headline a Community Day for a while now, as evidenced by it coming out on top in the recent poll to determine the September CD. That vote was between Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, and the aforementioned Porygon.

While the vote was used to determine the featured ‘mon in September, second place will headline in October. That Pokemon was Charmander. Interestingly, Caterpie and Grimer failed to even get 10% of the vote between them.

Porygon Pokemon Go
Porygon was first seen all the way back in the Kanto region…

Start date/time

The day the Community Day takes place on switches between a Saturday and Sunday. As the last one was on a Saturday, September’s will be on a Sunday.

The date of the event is September 20. As has been the case since April, the event will last for a total of six hours, as opposed to three.

It will take place from 11am to 5pm in your local time. The change was made as a result of lockdown measures made across the world due to global health crisis.


It wouldn’t be a Community Day without some bonuses to look forward to. Increased Incense duration is an ever-present in them, making them last for three whole hours!

The other bonus switches between Catch XP, Stardust, and Egg hatching discount. The Porygon CD will feature 3x Catch XP.

Porygon-Z Tri Attack Pokemon Go
Tri Attack is a normal-type attack and will give Porygon-Z a move which isn’t so energy hungry…

Exclusive Move – Tri Attack

If you evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z anytime during the event (or up to two hours after its conclusion) it will learn the Charge Move Tri Attack. According to a datamine from Pokeminers, it will cost 50 energy and deal 65 damage. There will also be a 50% if will lessen both your opponent’s attack and defense by one.

As the Porygon line has poor defensive attributes, but excellent attack, it is ineffective in Pokemon Go’s PvP format (certainly pre Tri Attack).

Instead, it will be of use in PvE. One of the good things about Porygon-Z is its diverse attack. It can learn Blizzard, Hyper Beam, Solar Beam, and Zap Cannon – in addition to Tri Attack following the CD.

The downside is, being a normal-type, the only move that benefits from STAB here is Hyper Beam. Assuming you teach it a second Charge Move (for 50,000 Stardust) then it becomes a bit redundant with Tri Attack.

Having another type move is of course useful but with plenty of other Pokemon able to utilize these moves, Porygon-Z’s only real use is attacking ghost-types in Raid Battles. However, with the reveal of what Tri Attack is capable of some trainers may give it a go in GO Battle League.

Shiny Porygon

For many though, the Community Day is all about catching the featured Pokemon’s Shiny form. Shinies spawn far more regularly during the six-hour period.

So, if you’re playing for a fair bit of that time, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter several Shiny Porygon. This is the first time you’ll be able to find it in Pokemon Go.

The following Pokemon Go Community Day takes place on October 17.


How to get new Legendary Pokemon paths in Crown Tundra Dynamax Adventures

Published: 29/Oct/2020 0:09 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 5:18

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield players trying to complete The Crown Tundra’s Dynamax Adventures may be stuck getting repeat Legendary monsters. Thankfully, there is a method that guarantees you new monster paths – here is everything you need to know.

Pokemon Sword & Shield got its latest DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22. One of the major features included in the update is the Dynamax Adventures mode, which lets players catch a host of Legendaries. 

Unfortunately, Trainers trying to complete their Dex may hit a roadblock by getting repeat ‘mons. Thankfully, a method has been discovered which guarantees you a new Legendary monster you haven’t caught yet. 

pokemon crown tundra dynamax adventures screenshot
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Players can get new Legendary Pokemon locations in Dynamax Adventures.

How to stop repeat Legendary Pokemon paths in Dynamax Adventures

Dynamax Adventures is a twist on Sword & Shield’s Raid Dens. Trainers enter a cave with three other players to take on four battles with rental Pokemon. At the end of each adventure is a random Legendary with a 100% catch rate.

While fun for the first couple of hours, players trying to complete their Dex will soon run into an issue where Legendaries will start to be repeated. Even worse is that you can’t even catch them as there is a one-time limit per save.

Fortunately, a solution has been discovered to get around this pesky problem. Below we will cover the two methods which will guarantee you a new Legendary Pokemon path each time you enter Dynamax Adventures.

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Peonia will give players new Legendary location paths in Crown Tundra.

Method 1: Hints from Peonia

  • Step 1: If you find yourself getting repeat Pokemon each time you do Dynamax Adventures, look for Peonia at the entrance to Max Lair.
  • Step 2: The character will sell you a new Legendary location for five ores. By the time Trainers get repeat monsters, they should have accumulated hundreds of these items. You get rewarded with the rocks each time you complete a round of the mode.
  • Step 3: Talk to the scientist who will now have Peonia’s path to the new Pokemon written down.

Note: You will know when Peonia has a new hint as she will be rocking back and forth excitedly. If she no longer has a hint, complete another Raid and come back to her as she sometimes has a cooldown. If you are still stuck, check out method two below.

Repeated Legendaries are caused by playing with other Trainers. When the game pairs you with a group online, the other users often don’t have Legendaries that you you’ve already caught. Below is a method to fix that.

pokemon crown tundra dynamax adventures
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A way to force a new Legendary path is to play offline.

Method 2: Use AI teammates to trigger a new Pokemon path

  • Step 1: Start a Dynamax Adventure, however DO NOT invite others. Play with AI teammates instead. Doing this will guarantee you a new Legendary path.
  • Step 2: The AI players can be hit and miss, to say the least. The goal here is to just get to the very end of the cave. Once you battle a Legendary, it doesn’t matter if you lose, just make sure you reach the encounter.
  • Step 3: If you lose (which will likely happen with AI teammates), save the Legendary ‘mon’s location with the scientist. 
  • Step 4: Load up the saved location, though this time connect to the internet and choose to invite other players to your adventure. Having human teammates will make this much easier. Battle your way to the Legendary and catch it.
  • Step 5: Repeat this process every time. First team up with AI offline, reach the new Legendary you don’t have, and save its location. Then go online and team up with human players and catch the monster.

While it may seem tedious having to do one offline AI path first, it sure beats doing 10 Dynamax Adventures only for nine of them to be duplicates you can’t catch. This method will guarantee you a new Legendary path each time and is helpful for Trainers who only have a few monsters left to catch.

pokemon sword shield party screen
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Putting a Legendary in the first Party slot can force Peonia to give you its location.

Bonus Method: Helping friends catch Legendary Pokemon

Players who already have caught Legendaries in Dynamax Adventures can invite their friends to catch the Pokemon – if they don’t already have it, that is. Below is a method that forces Peonia to give you a path for a Legendary you already own.

  • Step 1: Catch a Legendary in Dynamax Adventures.
  • Step 2: Equip the Legendary you want a location for in the first slot of your Party.
  • Step 3: Talk to Peonia at the entrance of the Max Lair. She will automatically sell you the path for the Legendary that is in the first slot in your Party.
  • Step 4: Talk to the scientist and load up the saved location. Press the + button to generate a Link Code for your friend.
moltres dynamax adventure pokemon crown tundra
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Players can invite friends to catch a Legendary they already own themselves.

The reason this method is helpful is that it will allow players to help out their friends. If you manage to snag every Legendary in the DLC first, you can literally generate a location code for each one of them.

The Crown Tundra brought over 119 new Pokemon to the Galar region for Trainers to catch. The inclusion of past gen Legendaries has easily given fans hours of gameplay with Gen 8 RPG.