Pokémon GO has had a very busy first month of the year. Trainers were kept busy celebrating different regions of the Pokémon universe and catching Machop during the first community day of 2021. More exciting news are in store for the remainder of the month and even more to look forward to in the upcoming month.
Today marks the third-ever Incense Day featuring Mareep. Incense Day was first introduced on April 19, 2020, when different Pokémon types were attracted to the incense during specific time periods. Water-, Fire-, Grass-, Psychic-, Bug-, and Ground-type Pokémon rotated during different times. The event also featured Sentret with boosted shiny rates regardless of which type was attracted.
The second incense day featured Carvanha and Water- and Dark-type Pokémon. The shiny rates for this Pokémon were also slightly boosted during this event.
For the third time ever, you can enjoy the Incense Day with Mareep. In celebration of Mega Ampharos coming to Mega Raids, Electric- and Dragon-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense.
It’s safe to assume that much like the previous Incense Days, Mareep will see an increase in Shiny rates. If you missed the chance to participate in the Mareep’s 2018 community day, you can use this opportunity to evolve Flaaffy (the evolved form of Mareep) during the event and get an Ampharos that knows the Community Day–exclusive attack Dragon Pulse. Three Incense will also be available for 1 PokéCoin in the shop.
While Mareep will be featured throughout the event, at different times, different Pokémon will be attracted to Incense. According to Niantic, during times that feature Electric-type Pokémon, you might encounter Pikachu, Magnemite, Voltorb, Chinchou, Mareep, Plusle, and Minun, as well as Stunfisk. During Dragon-type hours, Trainers will get the chance to encounter Horsea, Dratini, Mareep, Trapinch, Vibrava, Swablu, and Bagon.
The featuring of Plusle, Minun, and Bagon for the Incense Day has been welcomed by the players, as many have struggled to come across these three Pokémon for their Hoenn Collection Challenge.
The timeline for the Mareep Incense day in your local time will be as follows:
· From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Electric-type Pokémon
· From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Dragon-type Pokémon and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon-type Pokémon
· From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Electric-type Pokémon
· From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Dragon-type Pokémon and Pokémon that evolve into Dragon-type Pokémon
For the upcoming February Community Day, the featured Pokémon will be Roselia, the Thorn Pokémon. The Community Day will run on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. your local time.
As always, shiny rates for Roselia will be increased, but what will be different this time around is that after evolving Roselia into Roserade, it will learn not one, but two exclusive attacks, the Fast Attack Bullet Seed and the Charged Attack Fire-type Weather Ball. You can evolve Rosalia during the event or up to two hours after it’s over.
Evolving Roselia requires 100 candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Trainers will be able to obtain the Evolution Items by completing Timed Research tasks which will be available during the Community Day hours. For the duration of the event, Budew will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.
The CD-exclusive Box will be available in the shop for 1,280 PokéCoins and will feature an Elite Fast TM, four Incense, four Super Incubators, and 30 Ultra Balls.
For US $1 or the equivalent in your local currency, you’ll be able to access the Roselia Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, titled Stop and Smell the Roselia. For those who have purchased or will purchase a ticket for the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event by Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8), this Special Research story will be available for free.
The bonuses for February’s Community Day will include 1/4 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into an Incubator during the event period and three-hour Incense time.
Next up on the region celebration list is the Johto region. The event will run from January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to January 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. your local time. As a part of the countdown to the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto, different regions were highlighted at different times throughout the last few weeks.
So far, Kalos, Unova, Sinnoh, and Hoenn regions got their time of celebration, all featuring respective Pokémon from the regions and the appropriate Collection Challenges starting from Unova.
According to Niantic, featured Pokémon for the Johto celebration will include Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Hoppip, Aipom, Sunkern, Yanma, Murkrow, Gligar, Snubbull, Slugma, Miltank, and more. This will also be the first time that Trainers will be able to catch a Shiny Miltank.
Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Wooper, Tyrogue, Smoochum, and Larvitar will all be hatching from 5km eggs acquired during the event.
As for the raids, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Mareep, Marill, and Larvitar will be appearing in one-star raids. While Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Skarmory, and Miltank will be available in three-star raids.
Like the other region celebrations, the Johto-themed Collection Challenge will be available during the event and will require Trainers to collect Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Sudowoodo, Sunkern, Murkrow, Smeargle, Miltank, and Larvitar to receive 15 Poké Balls, 10 Ultra Balls, and an Incense.
If you evolve the following Pokémon during the event, their Evolution will know an exclusive attack from the 2018 Community Day events:
· Evolve Bayleef (the evolved form of Chikorita) to get a Meganium that knows Frenzy Plant.
· Evolve Quilava (the evolved form of Cyndaquil) to get a Typhlosion that knows Blast Burn.
· Evolve Flaaffy (the evolved form of Mareep) to get an Ampharos that knows Dragon Pulse.
· Evolve Pupitar (the evolved form of Larvitar) to get a Tyranitar that knows Smack Down.
Finally, the legendary beasts of Johto will be coming back to the 5-star raids for the Celebration event. Trainers will be able to battle and encounter Raikou, Entei, and Suicune at the following times:
· Entei - January 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
· Raikou - January 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
· Suicune - February 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to February 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Which event are you most excited about? Make sure to tune in for all the events to not miss an opportunity to get your hands on some Shiny Pokémon or get access to CD-exclusive moves for your favorite ‘mons!
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