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Pokemon Go Update | November Community Day | Cyndaquil Event

Published: 6/Nov/2018 18:57 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 5:40

by Paul Cot


The latest Pokemon Go Update features a shiny Cyndaquil! The next Pokemon Go Community Day takes place on November 10.

Pokemon Go Community Day

The latest Pokemon Go Community Day is underway! Cyndaquil, one of the starting Pokemon from the second generation, is the focal point of the event. Here are the starting times of the Pokemon Go Community Day by region:

  • North America: 11AM to 2PM PT and 2PM to 5PM ET
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: 10AM to 1PM UTC
  • Asia-Pacific: 12PM to 3PM JST

First seen in Pokemon Gold and Silver, Cyndaquil will be available more frequently in the wild. The latest Pokemon Go Update also means shiny versions of Quilava and Typhlosion will be in the wild! 

Pokemon Special Moves

The special moves Pokemon will be able to learn for the Community Day have been revealed. If you’re able to evolve Cyndaquil or Quilava into its final form, Typhlosion, before the end of the Pokemon Go Community Day then it will learn the powerful Blast Burn attack. 


Naturally this will improve Typhlosion but the likes of Charizard and Moltress are still expected to be the Pokemon fire meta. A great time to stock up on Cyndaquil candy!

Pokemon Go Update – Niantic Celebration

Pokemon Go developer, Niantic, has just launched Ingress Prime. To celebrate the release, Niantic are holding a special go Pokemon Go event. Cubone and Ponyta will appear in the wild more frequently. 

However, this isn’t the most exciting part. Shiny Cubone and shiny Ponyta will also be available! Shiny Cubone will have a green tint whereas shiny Ponyta will have a blue mane as opposed to its usual red one. 


Some of you more inquisitive Pokemon fans will be asking the question, why green and blue? Well, green and blue represent the two factions, the Resistance and the Enlightened, in Ingress Prime.

Shiny Marowak

To the surprise of some, shiny alolan Marowak will also be available as part of the Niantic celebration. For those unaware alolan Pokemon are “regional variants”. Whilst they maintain their general form, their stats, form and even type can change.

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Pokemon Go Stardust

Niantic are also holding another event for Pokemon Go. You can now earn double Stardust in Pokemon Go! 

Combining this with the other bonuses offered in this month’s Pokemon Go community day and you are effectively getting quadruple the Pokemon Stardust! The Stardust Blast event is available right now all the way through to November 13 4PM ET.


The Stardust Blast event is available now in Pokemon Go!

Budew and Buizel

On top of the Pokemon Go Cyndaquil and Stardust Blast event, two new Pokemon from generation four are also available. Budew, the pre-evolved form of Roselia, can be hatched from eggs. Elsewhere, Buizel is now available as a raid battle.

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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.