Pokemon Go October Community Day: Shiny Charmander, Special Research, and More
Charmander is the first Pokemon to be featured in two separate Community Day events.
Earlier this year, trainers had the chance to vote for the Pokemon they most wanted to see featured in an upcoming Pokemon Go Community Day event. The four choices were Porygon, Weedle, Charmander, and Grimer.
Porygon won the vote, causing it to be the featured Pokemon in September’s Community Day event. Charmander came in second place, and it will have its turn in the spotlight in October.
October’s Pokemon Go Community Day event will take place on October 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. During that time, Charmander will appear more frequently than normal in the wild, and you’ll have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny version of this Fire-type pocket monster.
Charmander has two evolutions. In Pokemon Go, you can evolve Charmander into Charmeleon using 25 Charmander Candy, and then evolve Charmeleon into Charizard using 100 Charmander Candy.
When you evolve Charmeleon into Charizard during this Community Day event, or during the two hours immediately following it, Charizard will learn the special move Dragon Breath. This is not the same move that was available during Charmander's first Community Day event a few years ago. The first time this Pokemon was featured, Charizard could learn the move Blast Burn.
During October's Community Day event, you’ll receive three times the normal amount of Stardust when capturing Pokemon. In addition, a single Incense will remain active for three hours during the event, rather than 60 minutes.
In a news post, Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, encouraged players to take some Snapshots during October’s Community Day event “for a surprise.” Plus, the developer said players will be able to complete event-themed Timed and Field Research tasks on October 17 to receive Charizard Mega Energy.
You’ll be able to spend money in two different ways during Charmander Community Day. First, you’ll have the option to purchase the October Community Day box for 1,280 PokeCoins. It will contain an Elite Charged TM, three Super Incubators, three Star Pieces, and 30 Ultra Balls.
You’ll also have the option to spend $1 on a ticket that will give you access to a Special Research storyline called A Tale of Tails. While we don’t know all of the rewards that will be given away as part of this Special Research, Niantic did say that the rewards “will include Charizard Mega Energy.”
Remember, trainers, you don’t have to spend money on the Community Box or Special Research ticket if you’re not interested in these features. You can still participate in the Community Day event even if you don't purchase them.
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