Pokemon Go: May 2018 Community Day Exclusive Charizard Move Announced

Get a Charizard before the event ends and it'll learn Blast Burn.

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Pokemon Go's next real-world event is right around the corner. Niantic is hosting May's Community Day this weekend, and ahead of the event, the developer has finally revealed which exclusive move players will be able to get this time.

May's Community Day takes place this Saturday, May 19, and features the popular Red and Blue starter Pokemon Charmander. For the duration of the event, Charmander will spawn much more frequently than usual, and if players manage to evolve it into its final form, Charizard, it will learn the powerful Fire-type attack Blast Burn.

As was the case with previous Community Days, players will need to evolve or catch a Charizard before the event ends to learn Blast Burn. Any Charmander or Charmeleon captured prior to the Community Day will also know the attack if they evolve during the event hours, but the Pokemon will no longer be able to learn Blast Burn once the event concludes.

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On top of increased Charmander spawns, any Lure Modules that are activated during the Community Day will last for three hours, as opposed to their usual 30 minutes. Niantic is also offering an additional bonus to players who participate in the event. This time, everyone will receive triple the normal amount of Stardust for capturing Pokemon.

As usual, this month's Community Day only runs for a three-hour window of time, and the event begins at different times depending on the part of the world you live in. You can see the event schedule for each region below:

North America

  • 11 AM - 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM - 5 PM ET

Europe and Africa

  • 10 AM - 1 PM BST

Asia-Pacific

  • 12 PM - 3 PM JST

Beyond this month's Community Day, Niantic will soon kick off the Pokemon Go Summer Tour 2018, a series of real-world events taking place throughout the summer. The tour begins next month with a Safari Zone event in Germany, with the second annual Pokemon Go Fest taking place in Chicago on July 14-15. A special Safari Zone event will also be held in Yokosuka, Japan later this summer; details on that will be shared later.

In the meantime, players can still capture the Legendary Eon Pokemon Latios and Latias in Pokemon Go. After swapping regions earlier this month, Latios is now appearing across Europe and Asia, while Latias can be found in North America, South America, and Africa. The Legendaries will remain in those regions until June 5. Players can also capture the Legendary bird Zapdos by completing the newest batch of Field Research quests.

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