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Pokemon Go Throwback 2020 coming, datamine suggests

Published: 21/Apr/2020 19:37 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 18:37

by Paul Cot

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The Throwback 2020 Celebration event is expected to come to Pokemon Go shortly.

The new event was found in a datamine by the PokeMiners and, as the name suggests, will feature an array of Pokemon that have previously been released. References in the text were found to all of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh.

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These are the four regions’ Pokemon that have been released in their entirety to the mobile game. So, it looks like the event will be divided into each of these areas where species from each will feature.

Whether this will all be crammed into one day, much like the first ever Incense Day, spread over several days or are special research challenges remains to be seen.

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Remote Raid Passes finally coming

Within the same datamine, new details about Remote Raid Passes were also found. This means their release draws ever closer.

It’s possible they’re released as part of the Throwback event but given we’ve been waiting a little bit already, they could come any day now.

Remote Raid PassRaid Battles are about to change as trainers will be able to play them remotely…

There were some interesting bits of information to glean from the added text. Firstly, when Remote Raid Passes do eventually become available to buy in the Pokemon Go Shop, they will come in packs of five. You may also be able to buy singular ones but this wasn’t mentioned. The cost of the pack wasn’t revealed either.

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A big part of Remote Raid Battles is being able to play with your friends and it looks like that part of the feature will be available off the bat. Text referring to “Your Friends” and “Invitations” were found. It should be noted though, that Niantic previously revealed you’ll be only able to play with friends in your local area – so, that friend residing half away across the world is off limits!

Elsewhere, there was a lot of discussion about the reduce damage a remote participant would deal. It looks like this has been flipped on its head, at least for opening of the new feature. Those using a Remote Raid Pass will actually deal more damage. This will likely reverse once the feature becomes embedded into the game.

So there you have it – two exciting things to look forward to in Pokemon Go. If we’re lucky the Throwback event may even give us a chance at getting all of those legends again. A lot of trainers are currently looking for Dialga to compete in GO Battle Master League

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Snivy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.