Due to the coronavirus lockdown, Pokémon Go’s next community event has been reworked to be playable at home.
Not being able to go outside at the moment means games such as Pokémon Go, that encouraged players to walk about, have had to come up with workarounds (though that hasn’t stopped some people).
Its Community Day event, for example, was originally planned for March but had to be delayed until developer Niantic reworked it to suit the current climate.
Now, Niantic have confirmed that it will be held on Saturday 25th April and has been designed in such a way that players can enjoy the full benefits, and then some, from the comfort of their own homes.
For starters, the event will be running from 11am – 5pm local time. Regular players will notice that that is three hours longer than usual. Aside from that, there will be other bonuses, including Incense lasting three hours during the event and a 3x Catch Stardust, which can be used to further power up your pokémon for the Go Battle League. The event will primarily focus on the psychic pokémon Abra, a creature infamous for teleporting away the moment you encounter it in the wild.
Fortunately, it will be appearing more frequently and if you manage to catch one and evolve it into an Alakazam during the event, or up to two hours afterward (in case you catch one right towards the end of the event), it will learn an exclusive fighting-type attack called Fast Attack Counter, perfect for dealing with other psychic types and dark types.
Lastly, you will be able to purchase an exclusive Special Research story called Investigating Illusions, which will further reward you with the likes of a Poffin, a Rocket Radar, and 13,000 Stardust.