Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that lets fans of the franchise have the closest thing to a real-life Pokemon world. Players from around the world can finally catch and train their favorite monsters from the franchise. So much so that Pokemon Go has become a game that breeds social interaction. That allowed Niantic to start organizing a Pokemon Go community day every month since January 2018. After all, what’s Pokemon if there are aren’t any users in the community to back up on this game?
These Pokemon Go Community Day events give players a chance at not only a chance of catching a certain Pokemon but also its shiny/shining form. These shiny Pokemon are harder to find compared to their regular counterparts.
The recent Pokemon Go community day just finished recently but the next one is coming soon. Before discussing the next community day, let’s take a look at previous events and what to expect when participating in one.
History of Pokemon Go Community Days
Pokemon Go was released to the public in mid-2016. People from around the world were finally given the chance to experience being a Pokemon trainer. Slowly but surely, Niantic started adding more content into the game such as new monsters and features. Pokemon Go and Niantic wanted to reward those who have stuck with them. Resulting in the creation of Pokemon Go Community Day events.
These events started in January 2018 with players being a chance to catch the Pokemon mascot, Pikachu. Aside from the regular Pikachu, this Pokemon Go Community Day event gave players an increased shot at catching a shiny version.
Niantic has also announced previous Community Days featuring all previously featured monsters at an increased spawn rate. This was a great experience for those who have missed past events and want to catch up.
If you are looking for a Pokemon Go Community Day events list, here’s one just for you. There you can find a complete list of community day Pokemon.
What To Expect During Pokemon Go Community Days?
First and foremost, you should know that these events run for only three hours on that specific day. Pokemon and Niantic will announce what specific time will the event occur via their website or social media accounts. Next, you have to know which Pokemon will be featured during the event. Aside from an announced monster, Niantic will also announce a “legacy move” that will come with the said monster.
There would also be special effects for items in the game during the whole event’s duration. These effects include shorter distances for eggs to hatch, longer duration for lures and experience boosts to name a few.
Lastly, take advantage of these boosts as once the event is over, you’ll have to wait for the next month. Plan out your day in advance so you can have ample time to prepare. As they say, nothing beats preparation and this allows you to conserve your time and energy.
What To Bring During Community Days?
So what to bring on during Pokemon Go Community Day events?
First and foremost, a portable charger or power bank is recommended especially if you want your battery life to be sustained during the event’s duration. You don’t want your battery to run out especially when you’re on the verge of catching a shiny Pokemon.
Second, remember to bring a water container so you can hydrate yourself during the event. You’ll probably do a lot of running under the sun and you don’t want to be dehydrated.
Third, if you own a Pokemon Go Plus bundle then this is the perfect time to use it. You don’t have to worry about missing out on a Pokemon because of the increased spawn rate.
Fourth, do not forget to bring an umbrella during Pokemon Go community day events. Whether it rains or stays hot, you’ll have some sort of protection for yourself during these days.
Fifth, this might not be a material thing but please bring an observant mind. You may enjoy catching Pokemon but please put your safety above anything else. Rushing through passing cars is not worth it in exchange for catching a Pokemon.
Lastly, bring a smile and since this is a celebration, try to interact with other players from the Pokemon Go community.
December 2019 Pokemon Go Community Day Details
The final Pokemon Go Community day event of 2019 is upon us. Unlike previous Community Day events, December will be a big one. Instead of one day, the December Pokemon Go Community Day event will be for two days. Yes, two days of catching Pokemon to help you get that shiny and save up on candies. You might ask, what will be the December Pokemon Go Community Day featured monster? Well, how about all the Community Day monsters of 2019. Yes, all the Pokemon from previous Community Days this 2019 will come back. Now, you can catch the Pokemon that you missed out on this year.
We are talking about Mudkip, Torchic, Totodile, and Chimchar among others. You can now catch a lot of these monsters and save up as many candies as possible. Save up on lures, lucky eggs, incense, and berries so you can maximize your results.
The event will run on December 14 & 15, 2019, from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. on your local time. But, the regular 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. schedule will yield bonus effects for players. There will be three special buffs for players to enjoy during those 3 hours. 2x Stardust, 2x Pokemon catch XP gain and, ½ egg hatch distance. Now, that is a great way of leveling up your account in a fast way!
Good luck trainers and have fun on the last Pokemon Go Community Day Event of 2019!