December 2021 Community Days!

Hey, Trainers!

Another year, another December Community Day event spanning multiple days.

2021 sure has been an odd year. Not as odd as 2020… I think a lot of facets of our lives have returned to normal in some ways and whether or not that’s a good thing, I don’t know. What I can say is that I definitely enjoyed Community Days more this year than last and as such, I’m looking forward to this event more-so than last year’s.

So! What can we expect?

Date and time: December 18th and 19th – 11:00am till 5:00pm local time,. Both days.

Bonuses:

  • 2X Catch XP! Pop a Lucky Egg for 4X!
  • 2X Catch Stardust! Pop a Star Piece for 3X!
  • Lure Modules and Incense dropped during event hours will last for 3 hours.
  • 1⁄2 walking distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during event hours.
  • For $1.00 or your local equivalent, you can buy a Ticket for a Special Research task.
  • Timed Research will also be available.
  • Wild Encounters for the 18th: Machop, Roselia, Gible, Swablu, Snivy and Fletchling.
  • Wild Encounters for the 19th: Eevee (Which will know Last Resort) Duskull, Shinx, Tepig and Oshawott.
  • Of course, any of the above-listed encounters has a boosted chance for finding them in Shiny.
  • • 2Km Eggs obtained during event hours will hatch into the stars of 2020 Community Days: Charmander, Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Magikarp, Porygon, Elekid, Magby, Seedot, Piplup and Budew. All will have increased Shiny odds.
  • 2020 Community Day Stars will also be appearing in Raids: Charmander, Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Magikarp, Porygon, Electabuzz, Magmar, Seedot, Piplup.
  • An event bundle will be available for 1280 Pokecoins in the shop. It will contain 50 Ultra Balls, 6 Star Pieces and two Elite TMs, 1 Charged and 1 Fast.
  • Bonuses across a wider event period:

      1) Friday the 17th from 1:00pm until Sunday the 19th 11:59pm, cost for Trades will be reduced by 25% and you can perform an additional Special Trade per day.
      2) Friday the 17th from 10:00am till Monday the 20th at 10:00am, you can obtain special moves by evolving the following:
  • Charizard, Dragon Breath – Fast Attack
  • Beedrill, Drill Run – Charged Attack
  • Alakazam, Counter – Fast Attack
  • Gengar, Shadow Punch – Charged Attack
  • Machamp, Payback – Charged Attack
  • Gyarados, Aqua Tail – Charged Attack
  • Vaporeon, Scald – Charged Attack
  • Jolteon, Zap Cannon – Charged Attack
  • Flareon, Superpower – Charged Attack
  • Espeon, Shadow Ball – Charged Attack
  • Umbreon, Psychic – Charged Attack
  • Leafeon, Bullet Seed – Fast Attack
  • Glaceon, Water Pulse – Charged Attack
  • Sylveon, Psyshock – Charged Attack
  • Shiftry, Bullet Seed – Fast Attack
  • Altaria, Moonblast – Charged Attack
  • Empoleon, Hydro Cannon – Charged Attack
  • Roserade, Bullet Seed – Fast Attack & Weather Ball (Fire) – Charged Attack
  • Garchomp, Earth Power – Charged Attack
  • Rhyperior, Rock Wrecker – Charged Attack
  • Electivire, Flamethrower – Charged Attack
  • Magmortar, Thunderbolt – Charged Attack
  • Porygon Z, Tri Attack – Charged Attack
  • Dusknoir, Shadow Ball – Charged Attack
  • Serperior, Frenzy Plant – Charged Attack
  • Emboar, Blast Burn – Charged Attack
  • Samurott, Hydro Cannon – Charged Attack
  • Talonflame, Incinerate – Charged Attack
  • So, hopefully, you’ve been hoarding those Candies!

      3) Friday the 17th 10:00am till Monday the 20th 10:00am, you can receive Mega Energy for Charizard, Beedrill, Gengar, Gyarados and Altaria by completing field research tasks.
      4) From Thursday the 16th at 1:00pm you’ll be able to further increase Storage for both Pokemon and Items. They’ll go up to 5500 and 4500 respectively.

    Whew! That’s a lot of info to cover!

    Speaking of coverage, you can see information about all of these event Pokemon right here on the site! Check out our ever updating and always evolving (Pun intended) Pokedex, right Here! Hopefully, this helps you prepare for new Team members so you know what to save those Pokeballs for!

    So, in terms of Community Day Stars, I’ve covered all of the above-mentioned ‘mons so no need to Spotlight one of those. However, we do have one other new addition to the ‘dex that debuted as part of the Dragon event that I haven’t covered, so, let’s get the deets on Druddigon!

    Spotlight on Druddigon

    So, I’ll be entirely honest with you, Trainers: Upon its debut, I didn’t really much care for Druddigon. I liked the colors of the body and head but that yellow accordion stomach just made it look a little too goofy. Its sprite was wonky-looking like so many sprites in Generation V (I’ll go on record as saying I adore most of the Unova Pokedex but Black and White/Black and White 2 were not my jam.) and so I never really bothered with it.

    It was one of the few Pokemon who grew on me immensely AFTER the jump to 3D. Something about seeing it at a better angle with a non-pixellated motion made it all click for me. The weird accordion stomach morphed into the bellows it was supposed to be. Those arm spikes started to look more utilitarian than tacked on. The facial expression looked a bit more fierce, a little less like someone’s pet lizard doing a Granbull impression. And it’s kind of fitting for the season because intentional or not, those wings look like holly leaves and the red parts make me think of holly berries so…

    Anyway. The Pokedex states that it likes to sunbathe and absorbs heat through its spread wings (Furthering my holly leaf theory.) but mostly lives in caves and tunnels created by other Pokemon like Excadrill. It has sharp claws and a face covered in skin harder than a rock. It hunts prey with its wits and claws, but if it gets too cold it can’t move freely.

    So, does it hunt prey in Pokemon GO? Or is it left out in the cold?

    With a Max CP of 3088, Attack of 213, Defense of 170 and Stamina of 184, this Pokemon is looking a little chilly. It’s a pure Dragon-Type and so is weak to Ice, Fairy and Dragon while resisting Electric, Fire, Grass and Water-Type moves. There are just so many better options for Dragon Type attackers and defenders and while it doesn’t have the added Rock weakness and extra Ice Type weaknesses offered by the ever-abundant Dragon/Flying Type combo, it’s not going to be dethroning Rayquaza any time soon.

    In terms of Fast Attacks, you have Bite and Dragon Tail (STAB). For Charged Attacks you get Night Slash, Hyper Beam and Dragon Claw (STAB) and of course, your best bet is to have both of the STAB moves on there.

    It debuted with the possibility of being Shiny and its Shiny colors are very bright green and orange. Easy to spot.

    Well, Trainers – that’s all I have for you for now. Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, I wish you the absolute best of luck. Stay healthy, stay happy and have an awesome Community weekend and holiday season!

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