Pokémon GO Introduces Monthly Community Day But Maybe Not For Everyone

Pokémon GO Introduces Monthly Community Day But Maybe Not For Everyone

Pokémon GO Community Day could be the perfect way to fill those gaps in your Pokédex kicking off on January 20th with Pikachu.

January 20th marks the first Pokémon GO Community Day, a monthly event intended to inspire players to get out and about meeting other ‘trainers’ using the augmented reality game.

For just three hours each month one chosen Pokémon will be easier to find in local parks and community spaces with special, previously unavailable moves, as the game’s creators, Niantic, continue to maintain long-term interest for players.

From pokemongolive.com: Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there’s a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!

Kicking off the first Community Day is Pokémon’s mascot and Ash Ketchum’s loyal sidekick, Pikachu. But fans will need to be ready as the event will run for just a short time between 10am and 1pm on Saturday January 20th. Gotta get up and out if you wanna ‘Catch ’em all!’.

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Niantic ends support for certain Apple devices.

In other less thrilling news for many, Pokémon GO players with older Apple devices will find that Niantic is suspending support for mobiles and tablets incapable of upgrading to iOS 11. This includes iPad (1st to 4th Generation), iPad 2, iPad Mini (1st Generation) as well as the iPhone 5 and 5c.

From February 28th, players with these devices will no longer be able to access their Pokémon GO account or use Pokécoins and other items in their inventory. For more information visit the Pokémon GO help centre.

Will Harrison

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