Pokemon GO September Community Day Announced

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Niantic is ready to announce its plans for Pokemon GO's September Community Day. Pokemon GO trainers can mark down September 15 as the next Community Day, a shift back to mid-month after an early August Community Day and a late July Community Day. August's Community Day also marks a return to the 11:00 am to 2:00 pm time slot, which had been changed due to the early summer heat. Most importantly, August's Community Day Pokemon will be Turtwig.

Turtwig marks a major step forward for Pokemon GO's Community Days. It will be the first starter Pokemon from the fourth Pokemon generation to be featured in a Community Day. After closing out the previous generation's starter Pokemon with Mudkip in July and then featuring fan-favorite Ralts in August, Niantic's decided it's ready to move on. Turtwig will be Pokemon GO's showcase Community Day Pokemon, with Chimchar and Piplup just a matter of months away.

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As with all Pokemon GO Community Days, some power-ups will be in effect for the duration of the event. Lure Modules will last for 3 hours, no matter whether they're started at the start of the event or the end. And trainers will earn 3x the Stardust as normal when capturing a Pokemon.

Players will need to take advantage of those Community Day power-ups to make the most of the final detail of August's event. As is now routine, the evolved final form of Turtwigs caught during the event will have a special move. Exactly what move the tortoise Pokemon Torterra will have isn't yet announced. But for Pokemon trainers looking to collect them all, it'll be a required pick-up no matter the ability.

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Today brings a couple of other news stories for Pokemon GO beyond the announcement of next month's Community Day. First, there's a patch that will be rolled out on Android later today, then come to iOS at a later date. Patch 0.151.0 adds a new Egg Hatch animation, fits in suggested teams for Team GO Rocket battles, and other unknown fixes. The other announcement today is for a real-life event in Montreal, Canada. A Safari Zone special event will be held from September 20 through September 22 in the city.

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Pokemon GO is available now on iOS and Android devices.

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