Boobers On Show! – Magmar Community Day Round-Up

Hey guys! After the disaster that was the Electabuzz Community Day, we have another shot to make sure that November isn’t entirely a lost cause! So I took a break from horrible life stuff in order to get this day done!


The night before, our upstairs neighbour had an unfortunate plumbing incident that came through our ceiling and got into our electronics, like the thermostat and the bathroom lights and shower cord. So we weren’t too happy, and so I started my Community Day on Dynamax Adventures because that was all I could do while waiting for the electrician to come at the same time as doing this event.

It did take a while to get the first shiny, they seemed to be coming in slowly from the Incense. Honestly today wasn’t entirely exciting, although after an hour and a half, we ended up going out because it was clear that the electrician wasn’t turning up. So we were just a bit miffed, but we just wanted to spend time outside. It was actually Connor’s first time seeing a Community Day since April (he doesn’t actually play anymore, but that’s fine by me).

The immediate thing I noticed was that the catch rate was far superior to that of Electabuzz – the issue was that while the circle colour was made more in our favour, the catch rate wasn’t improved, so we had to struggle and waste all of our balls or just exclusively shiny check before leaving them. With Magmar, for the most part I elected to catch them because it was nice to have that increased catch rate. I didn’t even need to bother with berries or adjusting my balls unless I grabbed a Golden Razz for the shinies.

One huge thing I noticed today was the new infotags on the Pokemon – such as what kind of method you obtained the Pokemon, as well as the event that it was a part of – so my shiny photobomb encounter says ‘Caught after a surprise encounter’ which is pretty neat, along with the event tag.

The weather got a bit bad, but while we were in Central Park (sadly not the New York variant), the shiny luck did get better, so I ended the day with 18, one of which was on my second account (that got one on the first encounter). It was pretty nice just to get out and not have to worry about too much.

I’m definitely getting bored of the lack of good IV shinies, or even good IV Pokemon in general on Community Days, so that’s a bit of a bum note.

As of writing this, we still don’t have an electrician.


What next? They’ll all go into Let’s Go and into Home, of course!


Next month’s Community Day will most likely be a combination of Piplup, Rhyhorn, Abra, Seedot, Weedle, Gastly, Magikarp, Porygon, Charmander, Electabuzz and Magmar. Some of the other year’s Community Day Pokemon could possibly be available in Eggs or Raids.

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