As with last year, we had a double-day bonanza featuring all of the previous Community Day Pokemon in one form or another – whether that be raids or eggs or in the wild.
A week before, Niantic came out and announced that it would be Pichu that would be hatching in eggs, not Pikachu. A small oversight considering the Community Day Pokemon, but an oversight you would have thought would not have happened (says the person who needs to proof-read her work before pressing the pink Publish button on the top-right corner).
Saturday’s Community Day summed up the way every event went this year – unforecast rain made its way over and soaked us to the bone.
We’d checked the weather forecast earlier, and it wasn’t supposed to rain until 9pm. But as we walked around Central Park and ventured into town, the weather turned worse, and we got a bit wet on the way down. It was nigh-on impossible to play, especially with the cold weather. I wasn’t focusing on hatching eggs either, because I didn’t have any paid incubators, only my free one.
I managed to get my first shiny of the day while I just missed a Rocket stop – and the shiny was a Larvitar. It counts as a random shiny, as it wasn’t a boosted spawn or a raid. My total shinies were:
- Treecko x2
- Torchic x3
- Swinub x3
All in all, the Tier 1 raids that were advertised were practically non-existent. There were very few raids going on in general, from Central Park to the town centre. And I can’t speak for myself with the eggs, but I heard that they were a disappointment. Instead of having the eggs exclusively be Community Day Pokemon, they were prominent within a whole bunch of tripe. Pidove in eggs, really? Sure I complained about the egg pools before…
Sunday’s Community Day summed up the way a lot of the events went this year – me leaving early for one reason or another.
I’d been feeling awful after Saturday afternoon’s jaunt, so I woke up with what started as a niggling headache, but I persevered. I also realised that Niantic had fixed the Tier 1 raid issue from the previous day so that more raids would be popping up. Like the previous day, it took a little while for the shinies to come out of the woodwork, and my migraine really hampered my enjoyment, despite the lovely weather.
My total shinies were:
- Chimchar x3
- Trapinch x2
The Tier 1 raids had massively improved – raid eggs were appearing on Gyms in the same fashion as the Regigigas day – a quick hatch time, and a normal duration on the raid timer. Honestly, I just wanted one lap around the park before leaving.
Overall, there weren’t a lot of variety to the shinies I obtained. I think the weekend as a whole was improved, though. It didn’t have the usual pazazz of the Community Days of last December.