After Pokémon Go’s September Community Day this past weekend, Niantic has announced some initial details for next month’s Community Day. The in-game event will occur on Saturday, October 12, and focus on the Gen 3 Pokémon Trapinch. Trapinch, a Ground-Type, first appeared in Ruby and Sapphire and evolves into Vibrava, which evolves into the Flying and Ground dual-Type Flygon.
During October’s Community Day, Trapinch will spawn in the wild more often than usual, allowing players to catch as many as they can in the three-hour duration of the event and collect enough Trapinch candy to evolve and power up their Trapinch. Players will also have a chance at encountering Shiny Trapinch for the first time ever in the game. Just like past Community Days, any Trapinch evolved all the way into Flygon during Community Day hours will learn a special move exclusive to the event; Niantic has yet to reveal what the move is.
Increased Trapinch spawns aren’t the only perk of October’s Community Day. Several other bonuses will be available, including tripled XP when players catch any Pokémon during the event and Lure Modules lasting three hours instead of 30 minutes.
Rather than take place in the late afternoon or evening like other Community Days, October’s Community Day will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM local time, just like September’s event.
Until then, Pokémon Go players can focus on catching the newly added Gen 5 Pokémon, which made their official debut in the AR game earlier this week. Not all Gen 5 Pokémon are available yet, but there are several that can only be encountered through raids or hatching Eggs. Additionally, Niantic has added the Unova Stone, a new evolutionary item for specific Gen 5 Pokémon, such as Lampent. Some of the new Pokémon are also region-exclusive, with Pansage being available in the Asia-Pacific region, Pansear in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and Panpour in the Americas and Greenland.