Niantic is still aiming high for its AR-centric title - Pokémon GO. The company is now adding a new series of events called Community Day. It's not odd to see the company introducing such an aspect to the game as the platform has always focused on the community. It is considering its players to go out in the real world in order to catch digital Pokémon. The events of the Community Day will be scheduled once a month around the globe and aims to bring bridge the gap between Pokémon GO players and Trainers with some specific benefits. So let's dive in to see some more details on the new addition.
Niantic Introducing Community Day To Bring Pokémon GO Player And Trainers Together
The best part of the Community Day addition for Pokémon GO players and Trainers is that it does not necessarily rely on one location. This will save a lot of troublesome failures that we experience in the Pokémon GO Fest last year in Chicago.
Once a month, we’ll host a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which will appear frequently around the world for just a few hours. When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses will be in effect during the event, such as increased XP or Stardust, and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
Trainers are directed to play Pokémon GO at a specific time and date in order to unlock special Pokémon and much more. The company does not suggest that Trainers should meet at the local park in order to meet other players or participate on the Community Day. It only says that a special Pokémon will be available for a few hours on that specific day. So even if you're not going to the park, you would still have a chance of catching it. The first Pokémon GO Community Day is scheduled to take off in a week. Here are the time details:
Mark your calendars, Trainers. The first Pokémon GO Community Day will take place on January 20, 2018, and it features Pikachu! Explore your local parks with family and friends to catch Pikachu that know the exclusive event move Surf. While you’re out exploring your local parks and making new friends, you’ll also earn double XP during event hours.
See below for event hours in your region: The Asia-Pacific region: January 20, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9) Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: January 20, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0) The Americas and Greenland: January 20, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)
If you haven't downloaded the Pokémon GO game just yet, you can get it for free from the App Store and the Play Store. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Niantic introducing a Community Day for Pokémon GO players and trainers around the world? Share your views in the comments.