What to expect from Pokemon Go's December Community Day? - Dexerto

What to expect from Pokemon Go’s December Community Day?

Published: 18/Nov/2020 16:15 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 16:16

by Paul Cot


It’s the one date Pokemon Go trainers have been waiting for – the December Community Day! Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the always special end-of-year event.

Community Days were first introduced in January of 2018 and as such there have been two previous ones held in December. Both of these featured the 11 Pokemon that headlined the previous months within that year.

They also featured an array of bonuses and were the same in both 2018 and 2019. Those bonuses were 2x catch XP, 2x catch Stardust, 1/2 Egg Distance, and 3-hour Lures.

2019 Community Day
Pokemon Company
The end-of-year Community Day is one Pokemon Go trainer’s favorite events!

2020 December Community Day

Therefore, it seems likely the 2020 December Community will continue this pattern. That means we can expect the same bonuses (or very close to) and the following Pokemon to feature:

  • Piplup – Hydro Cannon
  • Rhyhorn – Rock Wrecker
  • Abra – Counter
  • Seedot – Bullet Seed
  • Weedle – Drill Run
  • Gastly – Shadow Punch
  • Magikarp – Aqua Tail
  • Porygon – Tri Attack
  • Charmander – Dragon Breath
  • Electabuzz – Flamethrower
  • Magmar – Thunderbolt

All the above Pokemon’s exclusive moves are expected to be available again (as listed above). We don’t know the exact time restrictions but if you evolve any CD ‘mons into their final form during the event they should automatically know their respective exclusive move.

And, of course, this is in addition to all Shiny forms being available again.

When will the December CD take place?

Niantic was very generous with the 2018 December Community Day, having it span over nearly four days. That was a lot of time to catch a lot of Pokemon!

It looked like they realized this, as the following year the 2019 Community Day was split over two days, in 12-hour periods. Not only that — the 11 featured Pokemon were split between the two days, also.

The 2020 edition will probably be closer to 2019. So, we can expect the event to take place across two days with once again a split in the Pokemon.

Community Days are, give or take, a month apart so the prime weekends for this event will be December 12/13 or December 19/20. It’s hard to say which it will be but it will almost certainly be one of them.

Trainers will be expecting all of the previous Pokemon to feature, so should Niantic decide to go in a different direction we’d expect them to have something even better up their sleeve as they risk a lot of annoyed Pokemon Go players!

World of Warcraft

Top 5 best class/race combos in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:03

by Ava Thompson-Powell


WoW Shadowlands is lifting back the veil of the known world of Azeroth and giving players the chance to experience what lies beyond. With a new expansion comes players wanting to try out new characters. But what combinations of race and class work best? Find out below.

Choosing a class and a race to play, whether it’s your main toon or an alt can be an important choice in the MMORPG: making sure the character clicks with you and fits in with your personal fantasy. While each race’s racial abilities can slightly improve your overall experience of the game, it’s not enough to necessarily push players into one race over the other. Often, it can come down to lore reasons and what looks coolest together.

Here, we’ve detailed our top five favorite class/race combinations for you to try out in the future in World of Warcraft.

Blood Elf Rogue

Blood Elf Rogue in Zandalar, crouching while in stealth
Blood Elf females have objectively the best rogue animations.

Rogues are a great class to utilize in a PvE environment. With skills like Shadowstep, Stealth and Vanish allowing you to quickly hide from foes, or appear in a flash behind them, Rogues are fun to play. Blood Elves have a racial ability called ‘Arcane Torrent’ that when activated as a Rogue, restores 15 energy (the rogue equivalent of mana) to the player. This can be incredibly useful in a pinch and is a great addition to any Rogue’s toolkit in a PvE environment.

A 1% boost to critical chance through Arcane Acuity’s racial is also handy, Blood Elf female-presenting characters also have arguably the coolest stealth animations in-game, particularly the crouch, which puts the character into a stalking-like, ready to pounce animation.

Worgen Druid

Worgen Druid female and their cat and bear forms
Worgen Druids are a fantastic choice, visually.

With Worgens already being a ‘shapeshifter’ to a degree, extending this further by playing a Druid is a great option. With grizzled bear and cat forms, the Werewolf theme is extended into both of these. Druids also have Travel forms, which differ depending upon what your traveling across, as well as a Flight Form to escape from danger in a pinch.

Worgen characters have the Running Wild racial which activates their ‘true form’, putting them on all fours and allowing them to zip across the map with a movement speed increase of 200%.

They also fit within lore, if that’s something you’re looking for, too. In Silverpine Forest, the Gilneas Liberation Front disguised themselves in their Bear Form to confuse the enemy. Following the bears being slain, they would leave behind a Worgen form. With their curse originating in the dream, too, it can be safe to say that Worgen are likely to have an affinity towards the class.

Pandaren Shaman

Pandaren Shaman with Totems in Zandalar
Shamans’ totems are visually fantastic, too.

With a deep respect for their ancestors, Pandaren are a great choice for Shamans. Respecting and harnessing the elements and utilizing them to further their goal works wonderfully well. It’s a big part of the Shamanistic beliefs and is a great fit. The race has strong symbolic associations to it, too.

Pandaren Shamans casting animations are awesome. When casting their basic abilities like Lightning Bolt, wind flurries around the character’s hair swirling the magic with their hands as they cast. It looks absolutely fantastic.

Their totems are also great looking, too. Featuring a paw print on the center barrel and a thick red rope, these totems are some of the coolest looking in the game.

Night Elf Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter Night Elf in The Shattered Abyss
Demon Hunters Night Elves look fantastic, especially alongside the new customization and hair options introduced with Shadowlands.

One of the least played classes in World of Warcraft, Night Elf Demon Hunters look incredible. Shadowlands’ extra customization options for races (including the Overwatch-inspired Sombra hair shown above) fits fantastically well with the Demon Hunter aesthetic.

Blood Elves, in comparison, often look too small and can be swamped against the giant Warglaive sizing – something that is mitigated slightly with a Nelf. They look powerful, agile and have fantastic animations compared to the Belf counterpart. Night Elves’ Silver trim armor looks great against the silver-based jewelry available for the race, too.

A bonus is their racial ability. Shadowmeld gives you the ability to “dodge” spells that don’t have an instant cast and are targeted to players, which can also come in very handy in a PvP situation. You can slip into the shadows with it, too, lasting until it’s canceled, or until movement begins.

Undead Mage

An Undead Mage in WoW casting a spell in Zandalar
Undead mages are an obvious choice for caster classes.

Undead mages are the coolest classes to utilize in WoW. With the optional bone option for character customization, and an emphasis on grungy/rock-based hairstyles, Undead character looks fantastic. Their animations for casting are second to none, and they work fantastically well for the Venthyr or Necrolord Covenants in Shadowlands.

With great mana-restoring racials such as ‘Cannibalize’, and ‘Touch of The Grave’ giving a chance to drain the target and deal shadow damage, also healing you. It also provides indefinite underwater breathing, and with a mage’s sometimes long casting times, this can come at your aid in a pinch.

So, there you have it. Our top five recommendations for fantastic class and race combinations in World of Warcraft.