Pokemon Go's September 2019 Community Day Announced, Features Turtwig And An Exclusive Move
The next monthly event is set for September 15.
August's Pokemon Go Community Day may have ended, but players eager for the game's next monthly event won't have to wait too long. Niantic has now announced the first details for September's Community Day, which is scheduled to take place in a couple of weeks, on Sunday, September 15, and will feature one of Gen 4's starter Pokemon. [Update: The Community Day has now passed, and the next big thing coming to Pokemon Go is the addition of Gen 5 Pokemon.]
The featured monster for September's event will be Turtwig, the Grass-type starter from the series' Gen 4 games, Diamond and Pearl. Throughout the Community Day, the turtle Pokemon will appear in the wild much more frequently than it normally does, making for a good opportunity to catch as many as you can and stock up on Turtwig Candy. Not only that, you'll also have your first chance to catch a Shiny Turtwig.
On top of increased spawns, any Turtwig that you evolve all the way into Torterra up to an hour after the Community Day ends will also know a special event-exclusive move that it couldn't otherwise learn in the game. Niantic hasn't announced what this move will be just yet, but the developer will share more details closer to the event.
Get ready, Trainers! This September’s #PokemonGOCommunityDay features the Tiny Leaf Pokémon, Turtwig! ? Set your alarms, as this Community Day will start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. local time! https://t.co/d9NW6x5gaF pic.twitter.com/zVssYLQaTA— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 7, 2019
Beyond that, Niantic will offer a couple of other bonuses during September's Community Day. This time, you'll earn triple the normal amount of Stardust for each Pokemon you catch. Any Lure Modules you use during the event will also remain active for three hours rather than 30 minutes.
As usual, September's Community Day will run for three hours. Whereas the past two monthly events took place from 4-7 PM local time to account for the hot summer weather, September's Community Day will take place much earlier than usual, from 11 AM-2 PM local time. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon website.
In the meantime, there's still some time to catch the Legendary Rayquaza, which has returned to Raid Battles until September 2. The Sky High Pokemon has appeared in Raids before, but this time, you'll have a chance to encounter its Shiny version. You can read tips on how to catch Rayquaza in our guide. Team Rocket is also still appearing at various PokeStops with their Shadow Pokemon, and it looks like the evil team's boss, Giovanni, could be coming to the game soon too.
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