Pokemon Go fans have a new monthly event to look forward to
Pokemon Go trainers have enjoyed an exciting couple of weeks, with the Gen 3 update finally landing and the festive Christmas event taking place.
Fans of the Niantic game have also seen Gen 3 creature Kyogre added to Pokemon Go in the shape of new Legendary raids running until February 14.
And the good news keeps on coming with Pokemon Go trainers getting a new monthly event to look forward to in 2018.
Niantic has revealed this year they will be holding a Pokemon Go Community Day each month.
These new events are meant to encourage trainers from around the world to meet up at their local parks and make new friends.
Trainers will be able to capture special Pokemon with these pocket monsters boasting an exclusive move.
Other bonuses that will be on offer during the Pokemon Go Community Day include increased XP, extra Stardust and Lure Modules.
Trainers taking part in the first Pokemon Go Community Day will be able to capture a special Pikachu.
These special Pokemon are only around for three hours, so you’ll need to make sure you’re primed and ready for when they go live.
The first Pokemon Go Community Day will be taking place on Saturday January 20 2018, an official blog post revealed.
Here are the times it will be going live in different regions around the world:
UK: January 20 2018 from 10am to 1pm GMT
Europe: January 20 2018 from 11am to 2pm CET
America: January 20 2018 from 11am to 2pm PST
Asia-Pacific: January 20 2018 from 12pm to 3pm JST
The news comes after Kyogre was added to Legendary Pokemon Go raids by Niantic on Friday.
Trainers can now try their luck at bringing down the meaty Legendary until February 14.
Something you might not know is that the Pokemon Company like to post official guides on how to counter the strength of the latest Pocket Monsters launched in-game.
For instance, being a Water-type Pokemon, Kyogre is weak only against Electric- and Grass-type attacks.
“Its sole Fast Attack—Waterfall—is a Water-type attack, while its Charged Attack may be an Electric-type Thunder, Ice-type Blizzard, or Water-type Hydro Pump,” the Pokemon Company explain.
“Electric-type Pokémon are reliable choices regardless of Kyogre’s moves. Their Electric-type attacks will deal supereffective damage to Kyogre, while none of Kyogre’s attacks are super effective in return.
“Raikou will be the most effective Electric-type Pokémon by far, with Zapdos and Jolteon trailing afterward.”
It should also be noted that Grass-type Pokémon resist Water-type attacks, so they might be your top performers against a Kyogre that knows Hydro Pump.
And when it comes to countering Kyogre, the Pokemon Company suggests bringing in a Ho-Oh or Gen 3 Groudon for good measure.
“Since Kyogre only has two weaknesses, you may need to find a few more Pokémon to fill out a party with high CP Pokémon. Keep Kyogre’s attacks in mind. A Kyogre that knows Thunder will have a hard time matching up against a Groudon that knows Solar Beam,” they add.
“On the other hand, a Kyogre that knows Blizzard gives you an opening to counter with your own Solar Beam wielder in Ho-Oh.
“Dragonite can be deployed against a Kyogre that knows only Water-type attacks—and don’t forget about Mewtwo for quick bursts of damage, if you’re fortunate enough to have caught one.”