Pokémon GO Breaks Tradition For October Community Day


Pokémon GO is reversing course for the upcoming October Community Day.

Historically speaking, Pokémon GO tends to go forward in chronological game order when it comes to setting their Community Day Pokémon. Last time we had Turtwig from Gen 4, a lovely little ground turtle that will eventually sprout a big tree to turn into Torterra. We were expecting the next Community Day ‘Mon to be either another one from Gen 4 or one of the newly-arrived Unova Pokémon, but Niantic has surprised us by throwing back to Gen 3.

Trapinch will be our next Community Day Pokémon, which is set to begin October 12th at 11 AM local time and run until 2 PM. As usual, Trapinch will appear much more frequently, be more likely to appear in its shiny form, and you’ll get 3x bonus XP per every catch. Lures will also last three times as long, and there will be an exclusive move.

We don’t know what the exclusive move will be, but it’s hard to imagine it making much of a difference. Trapinch eventually evolves into Flygon which gets Dragon Tail and Earthquake, but it’s middling defense and attack scores keep it from being top-tier. Flygon is a popular choice for players, but that has more to do with how common Trapinch can be and how cool Flygon looks.

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So Trapinch will come for Community Day, but that still leaves the door open to continue Pokémon GO's forward momentum for future Community Days. Unova Pokémon have started to arrive, including starters Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawatt, as well as Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, and Blitzle.

Pokémon GO Breaks Tradition For October Community Day
via Niantic

Pansage, Pansear, and Panpour are here as regional exclusives, with Pansage in Asia Pacific, Pansear in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India, and Panpour everywhere else. Drilbur, Foongus, Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, and Deino can all be obtained from eggs for those inclined to get some exercise.

But first, Trapinch. Ready your Poké Balls to grab yourself a shiny and special larva that will evolve into a dragonfly. Sort of.

(via Pokémon GO Live)

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