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Pokemon Go: Why now is the best time to buy incubators

Published: 13/Sep/2019 9:25 Updated: 13/Sep/2019 10:08

by Paul Cot

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Hatching eggs is a huge part of Pokemon Go and there is no better time to do it as huge bonuses are up for grabs. 

Egg hatching distance bonus

As part of the Ultra Bonus Challenge, three weeks of bonuses rewarded for completing field research tasks across the Pokemon Go Fest events, incubators will be twice as effective for the duration.

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This means up until September 23, 1pm PT (4pm ET and 9pm BST) you will only need to travel half the distance for egg, so for example a 10km egg will only require 5km of walking.

@PokemonGoAppGet those walking boots on Pokemon Go trainers…

Super incubators can also be stacked on top of this bonus, resulting in an even greater egg hatching discount. Using these more powerful incubators reduce egg hatching distance by one third, which would therefore reduce a 10km egg to just 3.33km.

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Which incubators to buy?

Now, you are somewhat limited with the number of incubators you can use at once, unless you have spare Pokecoins lying about or are willing to spend real money. 

You have your unlimited use standard incubator, but to use anymore alongside this it will cost.

Standard incubators, simply titled “Egg Incubator” in the Pokemon Go Shop, costs 150 Pokecoins whereas a super incubator costs 200. Comparatively, it is better value to buy the super incubator as you it will cost you less per km to hatch.

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This is especially true with higher distance eggs as time itself can often be an obstacle. The additional third discount will allow you to get through more eggs before the bonus expires.

@PokemonGoAppRegional exclusives – Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros – are available in 7km eggs!

Bonus egg pool

In addition to egg hatching distance discounts, the Pokemon that are available only give you another reason to make the most of the bonus period.

From now until the end of the Ultra Bonus Challenge, regional exclusive Pokemon are in the 7km egg pool. Most players will have only had access to one of Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime and Tauros.

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However, all are now available in 7km eggs. If you’re really lucky they may even hatch in their shiny form!

Niantic offer several egg hatching discounts throughout the year but now is a good a time as any, to buy some incubators to try and fill out your Pokedex and get some strong IV Pokemon.

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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.