With November just a few days away, the next Community Day events have been revealed for Pokemon Go, featuring Magmar and Electabuzz. These community days come after fan-voted Community Day events in the past two months.
October has been a busy month for Pokemon Go trainers, with the Halloween events still in full swing. Not only were a number of Galarian Pokemon introduced to the game, ghostly Pokemon also became easier to come by due to increased spawn rate.
Celebration for The Day of the Dead is also included for the Halloween season with increased spawn rates for Pokemon such as Duskull and Cubone. With the festivities only being held for a few days and will soon be coming to a close, the question now is what can Pokemon Go provide for the next month?
Niantic has revealed that November will witness not just one, but two Community Days. Electabuzz Community Day will be held on Sunday, November 15 from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. Meanwhile, Magmar’s Community Day will happen on Saturday, November 20 at a similar time.
Magmar and Electabuzz’s Community Day moves will be Thunderbolt and Flamethrower, respectively. As usual, there will be an increased chance to encounter the shiny forms of both featured Pokemon. Magmar and Electabuzz will also have paid special research events, which cost $1 each.
The trend of paid special research events began last year with the A Colossal Discovery event. The event gave players the chance to capture Regigigas before it was later introduced in EX Raids, and this trend continued to the next community day events.
The inclusion of these paid events added fuel to criticism that the game is gradually becoming more monetized. This was particularly rampant when Niantic released Mega Evolutions in the game with controversy, though the developers have also attempted to address the game mechanics in response to complaints.
Having two community days for November in Pokemon Go can be a double-edged sword. First, it can get trainers to get more out of the event, but provided that there is still a pandemic plaguing the world, this might not be the best idea.
This is especially crucial provided that Pokemon Go discarded some of its stay-at-home features that were added during the peak of the pandemic back in April. Nonetheless, the two community days for Pokemon Go will still give a great opportunity to get these two Pokemon in shiny form.