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Pre-vote reveals which Pokemon could headline September Community Day

Published: 18/Aug/2020 15:37

by Paul Cot

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The next Pokemon Go Community Day will be decided by vote, Niantic has confirmed. It will be between Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer and Porygon.

That vote takes place on August 22 and will be conducted on the official Pokemon Go Twitter page. The poll will remain open for 24 hours.

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The Pokemon that receives the most votes will headline the September Community Day. Meanwhile, the Pokemon with the second, will headline the October Community Day. This is the same method as to how Weedle and Gastly were determined in June and July, respectively.

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It looks like Porygon will win the upcoming Community Day vote…

Results revealed early?

With the vote still a few days away, some trainers haven’t been able to contain their patience. One ‘pre-poll’ was set up on Reddit where a lot of the Pokemon Go community reside.

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They were asked which of Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer and Porygon will you be voting for. The answers are surprisingly conclusive.

As of writing, and 12 hours into the poll, Porygon is the overwhelming winner with over 70% of the vote. Charmander comes in a comfortable second with nearly 20%. This leaves Caterpie and Grimer sharing around 10% between them.

Of course this vote is unofficial and has been voted on by trainers that would be considered ‘die-hard’ fans, so it could well change. Nonetheless, the margin of these results suggests Porygon and Charmander will indeed be the next two Pokemon Go Community Day headliners.

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Pre-Community Day Vote! (dry run) from r/TheSilphRoad

Twitter the best method?

Previously Rhyhorn, the headliner in February, was voted on by in-game Field Research tasks. Trainers would receive these special tasks and by completing them this would register one vote for that Pokemon.

However, this was of course scrapped in favor of the Twitter poll. While this may seem more simplistic, not everyone agrees.

Some trainers have expressed frustration as they don’t have a Twitter account to cast their vote. It is difficult to get the perfect, most inclusive method, though, and Twitter objectively does seem the best and most efficient way to conduct the vote.

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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.

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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.