The water Pokémon Oshawott will be featured at Niantic’s next Pokémon GO Community Day in September. During this special event, the sea otter-themed Pokémon will be available for a limited time, offering players additional chances to capture it. Each year, Pokémon GO offers a number of these in-game special events, the most recent of which is the Ultra Unlock 2021 event.
Pokémon GO has been a mainstay in the AR gaming scene, with frequent upgrades and limited-time playtime incentives helping sustain its appeal. The latter frequently offers the opportunity to catch rare or popular Pokémon that might otherwise be unavailable or difficult to find.
Niantic also offers unique benefits on a regular basis, such as increased XP opportunities and discounts on products in the game’s marketplace. Specific Pokémon will emerge more regularly during the game’s once-a-month Community Days. During these events, the featured Pokémon might have access to unique abilities and exclusive capabilities.
Following Eevee’s time as the featured Community Day Pokémon, Niantic has announced that Oshawott will take over for the month of September. On September 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., water-type Pokémon will be easier to capture.
In addition, Shiny variants of Oshawott will be accessible, and during this period, players will be able to teach Samurott (the evolved form of Oshawott) the Charged Attack Razor Shell and Charged Attack Hydro Cannon skills. Other unique advantages and incentives, such as extra XP earning chances and Easter eggs, will be available during the event.
This should be exciting news for Oshawott fans, but some gamers may still be worried about the AR experience’s current controversy. Pokémon GO users began boycotting the game earlier this month in protest of the recent removal of incentives, which were originally designed to promote social distance and reduce COVID-19 propagation.
Taking this into account, continuing to arrange special events that might potentially draw gamers into close contact may not be a good idea. Niantic is conducting an internal review into methods to make the game secure in response to the boycott.
Despite the public health concerns surrounding Pokémon GO, Niantic is not backing down from its popular game. Even in the midst of a pandemic, these monthly Community Day activities serve as reminders that the game has had a devoted and active following since its 2016 introduction. However, on September Community Day and beyond, Pokémon GO should consider health rules to protect the safety of its participants.