So we’ve had a new way of deciding a Community Day Pokemon, and it was by voting. I highlighted this before in a previous post, and I wanted to capitalise on this, by thinking of different ways that the Community Days can be livened up.
From votes to varied spawns, it’ll spice things up a bit, and give me more motivation to write about them instead of ‘the spawns were great. Today was good. I got x amount of shinies. How was yours?‘, and instead delve into perhaps spawn zones and frequency of each Pokemon spawn, as well as the outcome of any votes that may take place. Not only that, I could delve a bit into the impact the voting has had on the community, where there are opportunities to vote.
We will envision the scenario as if each of the Pokemon featured will have already had its exclusive move disclosed. Any votes will be a two-way vote, as it would make the options better quality.
Vote to bring a past Community Day Pokemon back
The inclusion of Dratini in the February vote inspired this, honestly, and I was thinking that instead of having a stand-off between a Pokemon not featured before and a Pokemon that was featured in the second-ever Community Day, we could have a vote to bring a previous Community Day Pokemon back. This will not include the starters, as they will be talked about later. So far, we would have a choice between the following:
Dratini, Mareep, Larvitar, Beldum, Swinub, Bagon, Slakoth, Ralts, Trapinch and Rhyhorn (and any other future non-starter Pokemon featured).
Vote to bring back a past Starter Community Day Pokemon back
As with the previous idea, we do a separate one for the starters. I included Pikachu and Eevee, as they have been starter Pokemon at some point in the franchise (not to mention, the first-ever Community Day featured Pikachu). There would be a choice of the following:
Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup.
Vote to release a Galarian form
This is a choice that excites me the most. Galarian Weezing has been out for quite some time in Raids, and I feel it was about time we got some fresh, new blood in. While I don’t think the entire Galarian form roster will be available for quite some time, it’ll be nice to introduce a new family to the current roster of Pokemon that we have in Go at the moment. At this point, we are not taking into account any new unannounced Galarian forms that we may get through the expansion passes.
We won’t be counting the Galarian forms of those that already are regional exclusives – so Mr. Mime, Farfetch’d and Corsola will not be making the cut here. Yamask is the least likely of the remaining bunch, as it remains a Halloween exclusive in both spawn and eggs, so we will likely see its appearance during a Halloween event. Due to some of these Pokemon evolving into new Pokemon, the only choices are that of the following:
Ponyta, Stunfisk, Darumaka and Slowpoke.
With these Community Day releases, Stunfisk, Darumaka and Slowpoke will also see their original forms get their shiny forms released. Ponyta is the only one to already have its original shiny form released.
This is where we start veering away from votes and start heading into spawns themselves. Instead of just one Pokemon spawning for Community Day, we would see a common theme. So as of now, we would see an increase of spawns for the following:
Dratini, Larvitar, Beldum, Bagon, Gible and Deino.
This would see the shiny release of Deino, and all of them would be spawning together, at the same time. If the timing is right, it could also see an introduction to Goomy, with its shiny form released.
I already discussed voting to bring back a starter Pokemon for Community Day, but what if we said ‘fuck it’ and brought them all out at the same time? The previous Sinnoh event inspired this, as my good friend Tim stated that it was more like a Sinnoh starter event. We could also bring in the Unova starters, and give them their exclusive moves. As usual, the Grass-types will receive Frenzy Plant, the Fire-types will receive Blast Burn and the Water-types will receive Hydro Cannon. Pikachu will receive Surf and Eevee and its Eeveelutions will receive Last Resort. The spawns will consist of the following:
Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott.
Community Raid Day
This is different from a Community Day, in that it won’t necessarily count. It will act like a Raid Day normally does but will feature all past Community Day Pokemon in Raid Battles. Yes, you heard right! Five free Battle Passes will be distributed from Gyms on the day, and a special Community Raid Day box will be available for purchase. All of the Pokemon featured in raids will be able to be shiny, and to make things easier, all raids will be 1* due to the simplicity of each Pokemon.
During the 3-hour window, and 2 hours after, you will be able to evolve a Pokemon to gain its exclusive move (with the obvious exception of Pikachu). To ensure players will take the time to raid, all Raid Battles will be guaranteed to drop a new exclusive item – the Community TM. This exclusive TM will allow you to change a Pokemon’s move into the Community Day exclusive move at any time. For example, if you have a 100% Tyranitar with Bite (that you probably got before Community Days existed), you can change it so it has Smack Down instead.
So, do you have any other ideas for a fun Community Day? Let us know in the comments below!