Niantic Announces Exciting Pokemon GO Event: March Community Day
Get ready, Trainers! Niantic has just revealed an exciting event for Pokemon GO called March Community Day. Taking place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, this event will feature the adorable Slowpoke and its Galarian variant, Galarian Slowpoke. What’s even more exciting is that Trainers will have the chance to encounter the elusive Shiny Galarian Slowpoke for the first time ever! Read on to learn more about what this event has in store.
Featured Pokemon: Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke
During the March Community Day event, both Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke will appear more frequently in the wild. This means you’ll have an increased chance of encountering these two Pokemon as you explore your surroundings. Slowpoke is known for its relaxed and easygoing nature, while Galarian Slowpoke has a unique appearance with its yellow coloring and twisted tail.
Featured Attack and Evolutions
If you manage to evolve your Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke during the event or up to five hours afterward, you’ll have the opportunity to obtain powerful variants. Evolving Slowpoke will give you Slowbro or Galarian Slowbro, while evolving Galarian Slowpoke will result in Slowking or Galarian Slowking. What’s special about these evolved forms is that they will know the Charged Attack Surf, which has a total power of 65. This makes them formidable opponents in Trainer Battles, gyms, and raids.
Community Day Special Research: Field Notes: Slow and Slower
If you’re looking for even more excitement during the event, you’ll have the option to access the Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke Community Dayâ€“exclusive Special Research story called “Field Notes: Slow and Slower.” Simply purchase the Special Research ticket for US$1.00 (or the equivalent in your local currency) and enjoy a unique storyline crafted specifically for this event. Stay tuned for when the tickets become available.
During the March Community Day event, Trainers can expect a range of exciting bonuses and rewards. Here are the highlights:
3Ã— XP and 2Ã— Candy for Catching Pokemon
Catching Pokemon will be extra fruitful during the event with a tripled amount of XP and double the amount of Candy. This presents a fantastic opportunity to level up faster and power up your Pokemon.
Increased Chance of Receiving Candy XL
Trainers who have reached level 31 or higher will have double the chance of receiving Candy XL when catching Pokemon. This valuable resource is essential for powering up your Pokemon to their maximum potential.
Extended Duration for Lure Modules and Incense
Any Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours instead of the usual 30 minutes. Likewise, Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) will also last for three hours. This extended duration gives you more time to attract Pokemon to your location and catch them.
Surprises with Snapshots and Special Trades
Taking snapshots during Community Day can yield a surprise, so make sure to capture some memorable moments with your favorite Pokemon. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to make one additional Special Trade during the event. This means you can trade with a friend for a maximum of two Special Trades in a day. What a great chance to expand your Pokemon collection!
Reduced Stardust Requirement for Trades
During Community Day, all trades will require 50% less Stardust than usual. This makes it more affordable to trade Pokemon with your friends and potentially obtain rare or high-IV Pokemon.
A Brain-Teasing Evolution Challenge
Normally, evolving Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro requires catching 30 Poison-type Pokemon while Galarian Slowpoke is your buddy. However, during the event, the challenge shifts. From 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, Trainers will need to catch 30 Psychic-type Pokemon instead. Keep an eye on the clock, as this brain-bending evolution challenge will only be in effect until 10:00 p.m.
Bonus Raid Battles
As the Community Day event winds down, Trainers will have the opportunity to participate in special four-star Raid Battles. These battles will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, giving you a chance to claim victory and earn additional rewards.
Claim Victory for More Pokemon Encounters
Upon successfully completing a four-star Raid Battle against Slowpoke or Galarian Slowpoke, more of these Pokemon will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for the next 30 minutes. This gives you a chance to encounter and catch even more of these Pokemon, with the possibility of encountering a Shiny variant if you’re lucky.
Timed Research and Field Research Tasks
During the event, Trainers will have the opportunity to complete timed research tasks focused specifically on Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke. These tasks will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., allowing you to earn up to four King’s Rocks as rewards. Additionally, themed Field Research tasks will be available, offering rewards such as King’s Rocks, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more when you catch Slowpoke.
Show Your Style with Slowpoke-Themed Avatar Items and Stickers
Want to showcase your love for Slowpoke? During the event, you’ll find Slowpoke-themed avatar items in the in-game shop. These items, including the Slowpoke Hat and Slowpoke Tail Shirt, will allow you to express your fandom long after the event ends. Furthermore, you can collect event-themed stickers by spinning PokÃ©Stops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Stay Safe and Stay Updated
As always, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings and follow the guidelines set by local health authorities when playing Pokemon GO. Please note that upcoming events are subject to change, so it’s crucial to stay connected and informed. Make sure to follow the official Pokemon GO social media channels, enable push notifications, and subscribe to their emails to stay updated with the latest news and events.
The March Community Day event in Pokemon GO is gearing up to be an exciting and action-packed experience for Trainers worldwide. With the spotlight on Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke, the event offers increased encounters, special research, bonuses, exciting raid battles, evolution challenges, timed research, field research tasks, avatar items, and much more. Mark your calendars and get ready to embark on this incredible adventure! Don’t miss out on the chance to catch rare Pokemon, evolve powerful forms, and enjoy the perks of Community Day.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Community Day in Pokemon GO?
Community Day in Pokemon GO is a special event that typically takes place once a month. During this event, a specific Pokemon is featured, and Trainers have increased opportunities to encounter, catch, evolve, and earn rewards related to that Pokemon. It’s a fantastic chance for the Pokemon GO community to come together, enjoy gameplay, and celebrate their love for Pokemon.
2. How can I encounter a Shiny Pokemon during the March Community Day event?
If you’re looking to catch a Shiny Pokemon during the event, the key is to keep exploring and encountering as many Pokemon as possible. The chance of encountering a Shiny Pokemon is random, but during Community Day, the featured Pokemon, such as Shiny Galarian Slowpoke, will have an increased appearance rate. Persist in your adventures, and with a bit of luck, you may stumble upon the Shiny variant you’ve been hoping for.
3. Can I participate in Raid Battles during the March Community Day event?
Absolutely! While the primary focus of Community Day is on encounters, catching, and evolving Pokemon, there will also be special four-star Raid Battles available. These Raid Battles will feature Slowpoke and Galarian Slowpoke, offering you the chance to earn additional rewards and encounter more of these Pokemon. Keep in mind that you’ll need Raid Passes or Premium Battle Passes to participate in these battles.
4. Are the Slowpoke-themed avatar items and stickers available for a limited time?
The Slowpoke-themed avatar items and stickers will be available in the in-game shop during the event. These items will continue to be available for purchase even after the event ends, allowing you to show off your Slowpoke spirit whenever you desire. Just head to the shop and browse through the options to find the perfect items to enhance your Trainer’s style.
5. Are there any safety precautions I should keep in mind during the event?
Yes! Your safety is of utmost importance. Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and follow the guidelines provided by local health authorities. If you’re playing Pokemon GO outdoors, make sure to stay alert, stay hydrated, and avoid dangerous or restricted areas. It’s always better to play in groups and let someone know about your plans. Put your safety first and have a blast during the March Community Day event!