Niantic has announced the first-ever Community Day in Pokemon Go. Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out the Pokémon GO Community Day event page each month to learn about that month's featured Pokémon, special bonuses, and event times.
The problem is, three hours is a ridiculously short window, and a week's notice to be at a physical location isn't much notice at all. If nothing else it's a way to piss off those who have patiently and obediently sunk hours and money in the game, only to realise they're working or on holiday during the THREE HOURS a new type of Pokemon is available. "We're incredibly excited to announce "Pokemon Go" Community Day - a monthly worldwide event dedicated to celebrate you, the Trainers in the "Pokemon Go" community", the team wrote. "Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community".
In addition to the special Pokemon, there will be additional bonuses as well, such as increased XP or Stardust and extended Lure Modules. This not only gives everyone a chance to mix and mingle, but also a shot at catching the event's exclusive Pokemon.
One good reason for Trainers to join the event is that the special Pokemon will come with an exclusive move.
The first Community Day will be January 20 - next Saturday!
Pokemon Go's press release for the event emphasizes going to local parks to find a Surfing Pikachu, so we're a bit curious as to whether the game's developers are using OpenStreetsMap to limit where this Pikachu will appear. Well, that's exactly what Pokemon GO Community Day is. We'll see how this first event goes in just over a week!
When Pokemon Go launched two summers ago, it was a bona fide phenomenon.