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Torchic confirmed for May Community Day – Blaziken exclusive move announced

Published: 18/Apr/2019 10:05 Updated: 15/May/2019 20:33

by Paul Cot


To the surprise of nobody who has participated in community days before, Torchic has been named as the headliner for May. A chance to get Blaziken awaits…

Torchic Community Day

The pattern for the Pokemon Go community days becomes more set with each passing month. Since January 2018, odd months have been starter Pokemon and even months others.


What’s more is that the pattern of starter Pokemon is decided by a particular formula. Niantic are going through the starter Pokemon of each generation and doing so by either Pokedex number or less likely by grass, fire and water-types in that order.

With Treecko headlining the Pokemon Go community day in March, it was almost certain that May would be headlined by Torchic.


The chick fire-type Pokemon is available in the wild right now but isn’t overly common. Furthermore, it has a higher flee rate than most Pokemon.

Pokemon FandomPokemon Go trainers will be capturing as many Torchic as possible to get Blaziken…


The community day will present an excellent opportunity to get its final evolved form, Blaziken. However, while Blaziken is a popular Pokemon, it doesn’t really provide too much in terms of the Pokemon Go meta.

Its exclusive move, Blast Burn, may change that though. Blast Burn puts it in the company of Moltres and Flareon for the most effective fire types. Moreover, Blaziken will be able to use the newly discovered Blaze Kick when using a TM.


Last updated 16:33 ET, May 15, 2019

Pokemon Go LivePokemon Go May Community Day details…

Date, time and bonuses

Niantic have changed up how community day work over the past two events.

Firstly, they have changed the time of community days to run from 3pm to 6pm local time. This has resulted in more players being able to participate and has been met with positive feedback.


Additionally, for the first time, community day dates have been announced well in advance. The Pokemon Go May Community Day will take place on May 19.

The two confirmed bonuses for the event are as follows:

  • Three hour lures
  • 3x catch stardust

Three hour lures have been present in all but one of the Pokemon Go community days so far.

Three times catch stardust is a popular bonus due to the scarcity of stardust. This particular bonus hasn’t been seen since February.


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


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.


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.


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:

  • 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
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


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.


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.