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Pokemon Go September Community Day rumors – Return of the vote?

Published: 9/Aug/2020 20:43

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go September Community Day is up next but we don’t know who will headline it. We discuss which Pokemon will most likely be featured.

Everyone thought they knew last month’s CD headliner but then out of nowhere Niantic, surprisingly, announced it would be Magikarp. An earlier datamine has revealed, or at least appeared to do so, that it would be down to a vote.


That vote would have been between Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer and Porygon. Whether this was never the case or Niantic changed their plans, this obviously didn’t materialize.

However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t saving that vote for September. As a result, we could another Twitter poll between these Pokemon with the winner getting the nod.


The last time a vote was used to determine the CD headliner it was between Gastly, Sandshrew, Squirtle and Weedle. This particular vote was used to determine the next two Community Days whereby the winner would headline the next one and the second the choice the following CD.

The winner was Weedle, with Gastly coming in second. The same could apply to a vote this month, which would mean September and October’s headliners are locked in early.

Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer or Porygon?

Should Niantic have indeed delayed this vote rather than canceled it all together it presents Pokemon Go trainers with an interesting choice.


We didn’t think Weedle would be as popular choice as it was, so Caterpie is hard to rule out, too. Charmander always has a chance, although it is a polarizing choice because of Charizard, as many think the fire-starter is over-used in the franchise.

Immediate feedback to the proposed vote suggested Porygon would be an early favorite, though. Then there is the fact that a Grimer Community Day may include Alolan Grimer as well, adding to that choice’s appeal.

Snivvy Pokemon Go
Snivy would be the first starter to headline a Community Day since January 2020…

Another starter – Snivy?

Before the world changed, Community Day’s had an established pattern of switching between starter and non-starter. However, this has now all changed, with the last starter to headline a CD being Piplup in January 2020.


There is a chance Niantic now revert back to starters which means Snivy would be next in line. Piplup is the final starter from Gen 4, at least in terms of Pokedex number, and Snivy, being a grass-type, is the first from Gen 5.

Either the above vote or Snivy seem the logical choices but as we saw with Magikarp, we can’t rule anything out when it comes to Niantic.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.