It’s raining Community Days here in November for Pokemon GO: we’ve got not one but two, starting this weekend with Electabuzz and continuing next weekend with Magmar. The two are a sort of pair, starting off as non-evolving creatures in Red and Blue before slowly expanding their evolution lines over subsequent games. They also both make powerful single-type attackers in their final forms, so it’s a good time to round out your crew with some reliable standbys. We’ll start out with Electabuzz, so here’s what you need to know about the event.
Start/End Times: Sunday, November 15, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.
The Pokemon: While we frequently get Pokemon for community day that have three-tiered evolution, usually the catchable creature is the first tier. Not so, this time: Electabuzz is the second Pokemon in its chain, which goes: Elekid, Electabuzz, and then Electivire. That’s because these were added one at a time: Electabuzz was a standalone creature in the original games, then it got a baby form, and then it got its final form later.
Research: The exclusive event story this time around is “Electric for Electabuzz”, currently available in the shop. We’ll know more about the steps and rewards once Community Day goes live in New Zealand and people have a chance to check it out.
There will also be timed research and field research available for those that don’t buy the special research. These will award Sinnoh Stones, which you’ll need to get your Electivires.
The Move: Any Electivire evolved during or up to an hour after the event will know Flamethrower, which cross the streams a little bit with the Fire-type Magmar/Magmortar.
Shiny: You’re looking for a distinctive orange hue: a little bit garish, if you ask me, but not one of the uglier shinies. Note that Elekid won’t be spawning, so the rare shiny baby will likely remain a hot ticket despite being part of a featured family on Community Day.
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