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What’s happening with the Pokemon Go April Community Day?

Published: 30/Mar/2020 15:26

by Paul Cot

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In any other month trainers would be speculating as to what Pokemon will headline the April Community Day. This isn’t any other month though, so instead Pokemon Go players are wondering whether the next Community Day will happen at all.

The current global health situation has been well documented so we won’t harp on about it here. It has caused disruption all over the world and while video games have been less affected, some location-based mobile games have been.

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Niantic have already implemented widespread changes in Pokemon Go. There are even suggestions there will be more changes to come.

March Community Day Postponed
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The Abra Community Day has already been postponed…

With so much going on and many trainers being on some form of lockdown, playing Pokemon Go is not only a lot harder right now, it isn’t sensible to do so, at least with people outside.

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Trainers often use Community Days to go Pokemon hunting in a group to make the most of three-hour bonus window. This, of course, won’t be possible in April. So, will the April event happen?

Canceled or postponed again

We know that Abra was supposed to headline the March Community Day but this was postponed (not canceled). That’s already one event that needs to be rescheduled.

Assuming the next one doesn’t go aheadm will it just be written off entirely or, like Abra, will the headlining Pokemon be announced and pushed back for a later month? If it is, we could get ‘mini’ Community Days at more regular intervals later in the year. Alternatively, there could be one huge Pokemon Go event, much like the end of year Community Days.

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What if the event goes ahead?

If the Pokemon Go April Community Day does take place then it will be playable from the comfort of your own home. This is something that will be understandably encouraged through the Pokemon social channels.

Trainers have noticed increased Pokemon habitats and more appearing in the wild, something that has been confirmed by Niantic. So, we can expect to see a lot of whichever Pokemon would headline spawning together.

Regarding bonuses, it seems likely it will involve Stardust or XP, as opposed to egg hatching. This is because even with a big egg hatching distance bonus, Niantic won’t want to encourage players to leave their homes.

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We should get some form of announcement soon but what we can be sure of is that it’ll be different to other Community Days, if it takes place at all.

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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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