December’s Community Day – Catch Up On Catching ‘Em All!

Hey, Trainers! 2020 is winding down, but we have one last Community Day before we return the year to it’s Pokeball, shove it into PC storage and never let it out again.

Much like in years past, this is going to be a grab-bag style event with the return of all of the Pokemon from this past year and additional options to obtain Pokemon from years past. (2019, anyway.)

Also, as in years past, it’s going to be two, separate days. They are the 12th and 13th of December from 6:00 am Saturday till 9:00 pm on Sunday. Pay special attention during the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm on both days as those are the times when most bonuses will be active.

And what are those bonuses?

General

  • 1280 Pokecoins nets you a Community Day Box featuring 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM and Elite Fast TM, plus 5 Lucky Eggs.
  • Community Day timed Research tasks will be available.
  • For $1 or your local currency equivalent, you’ll get a Ticket for a Special Research quest line.
  • Older Community Day stars will appear in Raids and 2km Eggs – Turtwig, Chimchar, Torchic, Totodile, Swinub, Slakoth, Mudkip, Treecko, Ralts, Trapinch and Bagon.
  • Saturday the 12th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 2x Catch Stardust!
  • Incense launched during event time will last 3 hours.
  • 1⁄2 hatch distance for Eggs placed in incubators during event hours.
  • Mega Gengar Raids will pop up more frequently.
  • Featured Pokemon will spawn more – Piplup, Abra, Seedot, Rhyhorn, Gastly and Weedle.
  • Evolve them all the way during event hours to get their Community Day exclusive Attacks.
  • Any of the above Pokemon will have a higher chance of being Shiny.
  • Sunday the 13th – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 2x Catch Stardust!
  • Incense launched during event time will last 3 hours.
  • 1/2:hatch distance for Eggs placed in incubators during event hours.
  • Mega Charizard X Raids will pop up more frequently.
  • Featured Pokemon will spawn more – Magikarp, Charmander, Magmar, Electabuzz and Porygon.
  • Evolve them all the way during event hours to get their Community Day exclusive Attacks.
  • Any of the above Pokemon will have a higher chance of being Shiny.
  • So, they’ve broken the Pokemon down into more manageable batches day-to-day, which I think is useful.

    As mentioned, these Pokemon will all have the capability of evolving all the way to their final forms and learning their Community Day exclusive moves. Here’s a listing of each ‘Mon and their Community Day Attack along with the article containing their Spotlight, if I’ve done one.

  • Charmander – Charizard with Dragonbreath
  • Weedle – Beedrill with Drill Run
  • Abra – Alakazam with Counter
  • Gastly – Gengar with Shadow Punch
  • Rhyhorn – Rhyperior with Rock Wrecker
  • Electabuzz – Electivire with Flamethrower
  • Magmar – Magmortar with Thunderbolt
  • Magikarp – Gyarados with Aqua Tail
  • Porygon – Porygon Z with Tri Attack
  • Totodile – Feraligatr with Hydro Cannon
  • Swinub – Mamoswine with Ancient Power
  • Treecko – Sceptile with Frenzy Plant
  • Torchic – Blaziken with Blast Burn
  • Mudkip – Marshstomp with Hydro cannon
  • Seedot – Shiftry with Bullet Seed
  • Ralts – Gardevoir and Gallade with Synchronize
  • Slakoth – Slaking with Body Slam
  • Trapinch – Flygon with Earth Power
  • Bagon – Salamence with Outrage
  • Turtwig – Torterra with Frenzy Plant
  • Chimchar – Infernape with Blast Burn
  • Piplup – Empoleon with Hydro Cannon
  • So, let’s backtrack a little bit and focus on one of those Pokemon who’s Community Day landed a little earlier than I started writing for Nerd News Social. Here’s a little info on a fan favorite – Totodile!

    Spotlight on Totodile

    One of the three Pokemon available from Professor Elm in Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, this spunky croc is your Water Type Starter option and is still very well-loved by the community at large.

    The Pokedex is uncharacteristically skimpy on info for this toothy tot. It basically repeats that it has massive, well-developed jaws and a habit of biting anything that moves. Even a playful nip from Totodile could cause massive injury so never, under any circumstances, turn your back when it’s roaming outside of its Pokeball.

    Advice promptly forgotten when playing Heart Gold/Soul Silver.

    It evolves into Feraligatr and becomes a real, pure Water Type powerhouse. It generally moves slowly, but its speed is ridiculous when it’s attacking prey. It grabs foes with those huge jaws and shakes its head until whatever it had a hold of is torn to shreds.

    So. Can it tear stuff up in Pokemon GO?

    With a Max CP of 3230, Attack of 205, Defense of 188, and Stamina of 198, it’s a pretty good middle ground Pokemon. Alright, bulk and good Attack coupled with only two weaknesses in Electric and Grass? You could do worse. It’s resistant to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water.

    In terms of Fast Attacks, you have Bite, Ice Fang, and Waterfall, the latter of which is STAB. Water Gun is a Legacy move and a great option so if you have it, don’t swap it! For Charged Attacks you get Crunch, Ice Beam, and Hydro Pump, the latter of which is STAB. The very best option is Hydro Cannon as is usually the case with Community Day moves.

    Shiny Totodile is a greener shade than the regular color so it’s not too hard to spot.

    Thanks for checking in, Trainers! As always, I wish you a happy, safe Community Day and the best of luck catching the Shinies you need!

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