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Pokemon Go‘s September Community Day may have only recently ended, but developer Niantic has already announced the first details for next month’s event. October’s Community Day is set for Saturday, October 12, and this time, players will have more chances to catch another Pokemon originally from Ruby and Sapphire: Trapinch.
Throughout the event, Trapinch will appear in the wild much more often than normal, and you’ll also have a chance of encountering a Shiny Trapinch in Go for the first time. On top of that, the Ant Pit Pokemon will be able to learn a special event-exclusive move if you evolve it all the way into its final form, Flygon, by the end of the Community Day, although Niantic hasn’t revealed what that attack will be yet.
In addition to increased Trapinch spawns, Niantic will offer a couple of other bonuses during October’s Community Day. This time, you’ll earn three times the usual amount of XP when you capture a Pokemon during the event. As usual, any Lure Modules you use during the Community Day will also last for three hours rather than 30 minutes.
Much like September’s Community Day, October’s event will take place earlier than usual, from 11 AM to 2 PM local time. You can find more details about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.
In the meantime, the first Gen 5 Pokemon have made their debut in Pokemon Go. The new monsters arrived as part of the mobile game’s final set of Ultra Bonuses, which also includes the return of Mewtwo to five-star Raids. Alongside the new Pokemon, Niantic has added a new evolutionary item called the Unova Stone, which is used to evolve certain Gen 5 monsters. You can read how to get the Unova Stone in our guide. For more Pokemon Go news, be sure to check out the links below.