We received an email update today from the Pokemon Go team about an exciting new global event (yes, we still play it).
We’re incredibly excited to announce Pokémon GO Community Day–a monthly worldwide event dedicated to celebrate you, the Trainers in the Pokémon GO community.
What is Pokémon GO Community Day?
Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community.
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. 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.
So as you can see, this is a new global event that will keep players catching Pokemon and might even entice trainers who have stopped playing, to come back. Here’s the information as it relates to Australia:
So it doesn’t seem like there’s any place you need to congregate at, if you can catch Pokemon then there’s a chance you’ll catch this new Pikachu. Seems like a fun event, Japandaman will be definitely part!
It seems that updates are aplenty on mobile app, Pokemon Go and this latest one is a good one. In Japan, players found an awesome surprise when they thought they were catching Pidgey (again!) but instead found themselves with a shapeshifting Ditto!
Here’s a few Twitter posts from Japan Pokemon Go players who found this surprise Pokemon in their Pokedex.
Totomame is an artist responsible for some stunning pieces of art, you can check them out on his Pixiv account. Clearly he’s taken inspiration from the craze that is Pokemon Go as he’s recently done some very striking pieces of Pokemon art. Some of these are really cute, like Meowth, however some look very menacing. Blastoise anyone?
Pokemon Go has well and truly gripped Japan now that it’s been launched over there and it hasn’t take long for the first PoGo influenced cosplay to make an appearance. Seen at the recent 2016 Summer Wonder Festival event in Chiba Prefecture was this cute Pikachu complete with sign above her head which shows the CP (Unknown) along with Pokemon name.
This cosplayer is Sakura Nanase who had the look down with yellow overalls, matching headpiece and hair and black bra because apparently that’s how Pikachu rolls when he’s not being hunted.
You can see more of Sakura on Twitter where she goes by @739ra and the photographer who snapped her, @t_minatsuki.
Now that Pokemon Go has launched and taken off in a huge way over in Japan, it didn’t take long before someone invented an ingenious way to play for hours on end. After all, walking and holding your smart device can take its toll and wear down any Pokemon fan. Here’s a clip showing how they’re doing it over in Japan with the aid of a coat hanger. Check it out and see if you can do it…or at the very least, let’s see how long it takes before you start getting weird looks.
I like Pokémon as much as the next person, in reality I’ve only ever finished one Pokémon game and that was Pokémon Black. But even I’m excited at the news of newly announced Detective Pikachu for the Nintendo 3DS. All I now is that he will be talking and he’ll have a deep voice! Very different from the anime and game series. Here’s the Japanese trailer which looks really cool as well.
This all in part of the 20th anniversary of Pokémon and 2016 being declared as the “Year of Pokémon”. Let’s not forget we still have Pokken Tournament for the Wii U to look forward to and on the mobile front, we have Pokémon Go. The 3DS game is actually named “Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo” but Detective Pikachu sounds loads better!