Pokemon GO’s October Community Day event is just a few hours away, which means players have the elusive Pokemon Trapinch and its evolutions on the brain. The weekend of October 12, 2019 Pokemon GO players will have three hours to catch as many of the Gen 3 Ground-type as possible and expand their collection with shiny spawns, evolutions, and hopefully a few more surprises.
The basic idea of Pokemon GO Community Day is pretty simple: Go out and catch a ton of pokemon for three hours, but this time around things are different. For players who need a little more direction than that, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide full of all the intel you need for the big day.
Be sure to keep in mind that this day would be a fantastic time to earn that gold Ground-type badge if you haven’t already acquired it. The badge isn’t particular hard to obtain for players who have been around since the beginning, but this is a great opportunity for newer players to catch up.
Trapinch - Gen 3 Ground-type
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Start and End Times
Starting in February 2019, Community Day events now always take place on local time, no matter where you are playing. This time around, the event will run from 11am-2pm local time. This is definitely an earlier in the day Community Day than usual, but it should make for an exciting early afternoon!
Make sure to evolve during the active time window (within an hour of the event ending) if you want to secure it.
Increased Trapinch spawns
3x Catch XP
3-hour Lure Modules
Limited Time Field Research
Recent updates to the game’s code suggest that this Community Day, like last month’s, will temporarily offer special Field Research tasks that put an emphasis on the featured Pokemon. Be sure to claim your rewards and clear out a space for these quests if you want to see them.
Niantic usually doesn’t confirm the shiny chance until after the event has started, but keep an eye out for shiny Trapinch while hunting. They’ve been a part of every other Community Day event, so we fully expect to see them on Saturday the 3rd.
That’s everything we know at this point! Check back for more Pokemon GO updates closer to the event. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.