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New Pokemon GO Community Day Event Kicks Off with a Special Pikachu

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Niantic has just announced that they’ll be hosting Pokemon GO Community Day, a new monthly event that will happen around the world. The first one is January 20th, and will bring the community together to catch a special Pokemon every single month.

“Once a month, we’ll host a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which will appear frequently around the world for just a few hours,” explained Niantic. “When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses will be in effect during the event, such as increased XP or Stardust, and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.”

Pikachu will, of course, be the first special event Pokemon featured during Pokemon GO Community Day. This special Pikachu will know Surf, a move that has a lot of lore behind it for the character. The first event will begin January 20th at the following times…

The Asia-Pacific region: January 20, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: January 20, 2018, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
The Americas and Greenland: January 20, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)

The announcement mentions parks as a key location for Pokemon GO Community Day events, but it’s not yet clear if these are the only places where the special character will spawn.