Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Pokemon GO Community Day Jan 2018: Special Surf Pikachu

Pokemon Go Community Day Gaming Image Source Niantic
Sandra Phillips | 13 January, 2018, 11:54

Having built two AR game communities, Niantic certainly knows this and is launching a new monthly event for Pokemon Go called Community Day. If players catch that special Pokemon during the event, it will have a special exclusive move that it wouldn't otherwise be able to learn. Niantic announced that these events will feature a "special Pokemon" that'll only be available during that time, on that special day.

In addition to the special Pokemon, there will be additional bonuses as well, such as increased XP or Stardust and extended Lure Modules.

This is a smart move on Niantic's part, as the Pokemon Go Community Day creates a special limited event for players to look forward to each month regardless of where they live. The idea of this event is that players will all crowd together in communal spaces, in a short time window, and everyone will remember the community spirit of Pokemon from its opening weeks.

Pokemon Go will likely never reach the same peaks that it hit in 2016, but it's nice to see Niantic scheduling more events for a game that desperately needs them. Pokemon Go uses OpenStreetsMap as a source for its overworld map, and seems to use the open source database to limit where EX Raids appear. During these hours, a Pikachu that knows Surf will be catchable in Pokemon Go.

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Asia-Pacific Region: 12:00 PM - 3 PM JST. This day's event session will take place at a different time dependent on each trainer's region of the world.

Community Day is created to engage the massive worldwide Pokemon Go community and keep them involved in the game by offering special Pokemon for a short period of time.

Every month, a new Pokemon will be featured for the Pokemon Go Community Day.

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