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.