Pokemon Go's Newest Timed Event is Bullshit

Pokemon GO Community Day Jan 2018 Special Surf Pikachu

Having built two AR game communities, Niantic certainly knows this and is launching a new monthly event for Pokemon Go called Community Day. Considering how much of Pokemon as a brand is built upon completion, the bragging rights of having a complete collection, making a specific Pokemon available for a few hours then never again feels like a real misstep.

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. It feels a little like Niantic is trying to recapture the insane initial days of Pokemon Go by encouraging the community out into public spaces to try to capture the special 'mons on the day.


Other bonuses such as increased XP, Stardust, and Lure Modules may be available during every Community Days event. 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.

The first Community Day will be January 20 - next Saturday! It's possible that Pokemon Go will limiting Surfing Pikachu spawns to areas designated as a park in the OpenStreetsMap database. Players will also get a Double XP bonus during event hours. Niantic did not specify if these event Pokemon are exclusive to the host parks, or anywhere around the world. This day's event session will take place at a different time dependent on each trainer's region of the world. Not only does it bring together players, but it allows them to catch special Pokemon. If you want to know more about this month's Community Day (or any of the future Community Days), be sure to check out this page, which will be updated.

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