Charmander Confirmed for Next Pokémon GO Community Day

The Fire-type Kanto starter will take center stage during the May event.

by Dylan Siegler
Pokémon Go Charmander Community Day

Yesterday, a rumor started that claimed that Charmander will be the featured Pokémon during the next Pokémon GO Community Day event. Today (April 17), that rumor was confirmed to be true.

It was recently announced that the Fire-type Kanto starter Charmander will in fact be the star of the May Pokémon GO Community Day. It seems that developer Niantic is making a pattern of having every other Community Day feature a starter Pokémon, as the first Community Day back in January featured Pikachu (the mandatory starter in Pokémon: Yellow Version and series mascot), the March Community Day featured Kanto starter Bulbasaur and now Charmander will take the spotlight during the May Community Day. It’s probably safe to assume that the July Community Day will feature Squirtle before moving on to Johto starters.

Like all Community Days, Pokémon GO‘s May event will contain various perks, such as Lures lasting three hours and players earning three times as much Stardust as usual. There will also be an increased chance to catch shiny Charmanders, and Charmeleons that evolve into Charizard during the event will learn an exclusive move, though this move has yet to be revealed. The Pokémon GO May Community Day will take place on May 19 from 11:00am-2:00pm PST/2:00pm-5:00pm EST.

About The Author

Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).