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Pokemon Go June Community Day live today – Slakoth headlines

Published: 22/May/2019 13:32 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 13:25

by Paul Cot

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Slakoth, the sloth-like Pokemon, will headline the Pokemon Go June Community Day. Surprisingly, Slaking’s exclusive move has been supposedly leaked ahead of time.

Slaking the Pokemon Go gym defender

Slakoth eventually evolves into the powerful Slaking after Vigoroth. Despite being considered a lazy Pokemon it provides an excellent asset in terms of the Pokemon Go meta.

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Slakoth has the fifth best base attack stats on the game and the tenth best stamina. While its attack stats make for impressive reading on paper, its quick move of yawn means it is solely reliant on its charge moves to deal damage.

Therefore, from an attack perspective it is far less effective than it seems. However, its stamina stats do make it one of the best Pokemon Go gym defenders.

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June Community Day

Bonuses

The most predictable part of the Pokemon Go June Community Day will be the bonus of three-hour lures. These are an ever-present in community days.

OtakukartSlaking is frequently found defending Pokemon Go gyms…

The more notable bonus is the inclusion of 1/4 egg hatching distance. This bonus was last seen in the Treecko community day back in March. Egg hatching discounts are a particular favorite of Pokemon Go trainers as they allow players to hatch numerous eggs and garner plenty of candy during the three hour window.

Date and time

The Pokemon Go June Community Day had already been announced to take place on June 8. Similar to the last couple of community days the event will take place from 3pm to 6pm local time.

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Exclusive move

Slakoth has been announced as the headlining Pokemon, but its exclusive move has yet to be revealed. This is consistent with previous Pokemon Go community days whereby it is announced closer to the day itself.

Update: According to Serebii the official Taiwanese Pokemon Go Twitter account accidentally leaked Slaking’s exclusive move. Its exclusive move when you evolve Vigoroth during or one hour after the community day will be body slam. Whether this is proven correct or not will be revealed when it is announced officially.

This has now been confirmed.

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Pokemon FandomRalts was considered the favorite by many to be this month’s headliner…

Where is Ralts?

Many trainers were expecting Ralts to be the headlining Pokemon. However, Pokemon Go players will likely be happy with Slakoth because of its usefulness in gyms.

Consequently, Ralts will now be the favorite to headline the August Community Day.

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Last updated 09:25 ET, June 8, 2019

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Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot

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To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.

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To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.

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During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

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  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
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Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…

Deerling

As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.

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It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.

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