Niantic Announces Pokemon Go Community Day Event Featuring Surfing Pikachu

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What better way to kick off the Pokemon Go Community Day than to feature the beloved mascot Pikachu. The objective of the event is to encourage players to meet up at local parks with other trainers and experience the full benefits of being part of the Pokemon Go community.

Community Day is created to engage the massive worldwide Pokemon Go community and keep them involved in the game by offering special Pokemon for a short period of time. Also, as mentioned earlier, other bonuses will be in effect during the event, including increased XP or Stardust, as well as Lure Modules activated during the event, which will last for three hours.

For January's event, Niantic has already confirmed the special Pokemon will be Surfing Pikachu.

Starting this month, Pokémon Go players will be able to participate in monthly events that will bring out special Pokémon with exclusive moves.

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Once a month, Pokemon Go players are encouraged to meet up in local parks. This Pikachu first appeared in Pokemon Yellow as part of a minigame call Pikachu's Beach-it remains in the games today as a Pikachu with the move Surf. During the event, players will earn double XP.

Asia-Pacific Region: 12:00 PM - 3 PM JST.

Please note that each region gets only one window for the Community Day event, so be sure to pay attention to how these times line up with your local timezone. We'll see how this first event goes in just over a week!

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