Today’s Pokémon GO news: details about next Community Day, but also…
- Special Raid Challenge
- Adventure Sync
- Unown Letters
Pokémon GO – Community Day
Earlier this week, Niantic announced that the new Community Day will take place on November 10th, and will feature Cyndaquil. The bonuses for this event are as follows: 2× Catch XP and 2× Catch Stardust.
The Community Day will take place at the following times:
- Asia-Pacific: 12PM to 3PM JST
- Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India: 10AM to 1PM GMT / 11AM to 2PM CET
- The Americas and Greenland: 11AM to 2AM PT / 2PM to 5PM ET
Pokémon GO – Special Raid Challenge
Another event was announced yesterday: the Special Raid Challenge. It will take place on November 3rd, and will feature Gengar.
Here’s the features of this event, which lasts 3 hours:
- Gengar will be featured in Raid Battles!
- Gengar caught during this event will know the moves Psychic and Lick
- Receive up to five Raid Passes from nearby Gyms at no cost.
- If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Gengar!
It will take place at the following time:
- Asia-Pacific: 12.00PM. to 3PM JST
- Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India: 9AM to 12PM GMT / 10AM to 1PM CET
- The Americas and Greenland: 11AM to 2AM PT / 2PM to 5PM ET.
Source: Niantic (Twitter)
Pokémon GO – Adventure Sync
A brand new feature is coming soon to Pokémon GO: Adventure Sync. It will allow you to record your walking distances even when the game isn’t running. Thanks to that feature, the distance is tallied in the background, allowing you to earn Candy and hatch Eggs without having to open the game.
But that’s not all! Adventure Sync will also deliver a weekly summary, with Incubator and Candy progress, as well as various important activity stats. You will be able to check the number of kilometers recorded for the week from your Trainer Profile, but also earn rewards each week for each milestone you cross. Finally, this feature will send push notifications when your Buddy Pokémon has found a Candy or when an Egg is about to hatch.
The best part? You can opt into Adventure Sync at any time (not activated by default, it seems), and you can connect it to Apple Health or Google Fit!
Pokémon GO – Unown Letters
A couple of events are taking place this week-end, which means one thing for Pokémon GO players… Unown letters spawn! Here’s the two events and the letters spawning:
- Paris Games Week (Paris, France – October 26th to October 30th): P, G, W letters spawning near the convention center;
- MCM London Comic Con (London, United Kingdom – October 26th to October 28th): M, C, L, O, N, and D spawning in London. There’s also special Poké Stops and Gyms, and even increased spawns of Pikachu and Eevee around the convention center;
- PAX AUS (Melbourne, Australia – October 26th to October 28th): P, A, X letters spawning near the convention center.