Surprise! Niantic is running another Pokemon Go Community Day in February 2019. It follows the same pattern as previous Community Day events, in that it shines a spotlight on a particular pokemon, and offers players a chance to enjoy exclusive bonuses. To help get you up to speed, we’ve collected all of the key info you need to know about Pokemon Go February Community Day. We’ll highlight the schedule for the event, and then go over some of the exclusive bonuses that will be available. As usual, there will be an exclusive move available on the day, so we’ll include details on what it is and how to get your hand on it.
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Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day
As in previous months, Niantic is running a Pokemon Go Community Day this month. It focuses on a specific pokemon, that will be appearing more frequently in the wild. The Community Day is a great opportunity for trainers to get out there and earn exclusive rewards, so be sure to study up below in preparation.
- Pokemon Go February Community Day Start Date and Time
- Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day Shiny Swinub
- Pokemon Go Community Day Swinub Exclusive Move
- Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day Bonuses
- How to Make the Most of the Pokemon Go Community Day
- Previous Pokemon Go Community Day Pokemon
You won’t have to wait long to jump into the Pokemon Go February Community Day event, as it’s happening very soon indeed. It begins on February 16, 2019, and only runs for 3 hours. We’ve included some exact timings below:
- GMT: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- PST: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- JST: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
As has been the case for previous Pokemon Go Community Day events, there will be a focus on a particular pokemon in February. This time it is Swinub, the gen 2 ice-type pokemon. During the event, Swinub will appear much more frequently, which means that shinies will also be more common. This will be a great chance to get yourself a shiny Swinub, so get out there and get exploring. To read more about shiny pokemon in Pokemon Go, head on over to our Pokemon Go Shiny Pokemon Guide.
Each month, Niantic puts an exclusive move into Pokemon Go. It’s always related to the headline pokemon, so in this case it will be Swinub. It's just been revealed that the exclusive move is in fact the rock-type move Ancient Power. To get it you'll need to evolve Piloswine with a Sinnoh Stone during or up to one hour after Community Day to obtain a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power. This is the first time that Pokemon Go players have been given the opportunity to get the exclusive move after the event has ended, albeit an hour later.
One of the best reasons to get involved with the Pokemon Go Community Day events is because of the exclusive bonuses that go live. The ones that you can take on in February are pretty worthwhile, and are no doubt intended to get players trying out the new PvP mechanics in Pokemon Go. We’ve listed the bonuses for the Pokemon Go February Community Day below:
- 3x Catch Stardust
- 3 hour lures
- 5 rewards for Trainer Battles
- Exclusive Move
Given the associated bonuses that will be live during Pokemon Go Community Day, you'll want to ensure you're making the most of your time. Make sure you hang around PokeStops with lures active, and equip a Star Piece if you've got one. This will lead to huge Stardust increases, and Pinap Berries will make sure you get more Candy with each catch. You'll also want to have as many Totodile Candies as possible going into the event, so that you can evolve as many Totodiles as you can.
The Pokemon Go Community Day is the latest in a long line of event days. Each one has focused on a specific pokemon, increasing spawn rates on the day. We've listed all of the Pokemon featured in Community Day events previously.
- February - Dratini
- March - Bulbasaur
- April - Mareep
- May - Charmander
- June - Larvitar
- July - Squirtle
- August - Eevee
- September - Chikorita
- October - Beldum
- November - Cyndaquil
- Jan 2019 - Totodile
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