The Pokémon Go Community Day is a regular event in Niantic's augmented reality game - a monthly event encouraging players to play together worldwide.
Each event will see featured Pokémon appear for a limited time - offering an exclusive move - and a resource bonus for the duration.
What is Pokémon Go's Community Day event?
Designed to get people out and playing together at a certain time, each limited-time event will offer featured Pokémon with a unique and exclusive move that will spawn for three hours, alongside a resource bonus - such as double XP, Stardust or Lure Modules - as incentives to get out there and playing.
Developer Niantic hopes the regular event will add to the "excitement of local events and meetups", suggesting it's a good time to get your friends together at this set time, and possibly make a few new ones while out there.
he heightened player activity might make it easier to take on Raids and Gyms, so keep that in mind during the three hour period, as well as making savvy use of the resource multiplier in effect with things like Lucky Eggs and Stardust, too.
Pokémon Go Community Day date, times, featured Pokémon Cyndaquil explained
The tenth Pokémon Go Community Day on Sunday October 21st is as follows:
Featured Pokémon: Cyndaquil
Date: Saturday November 10th
Unique move: TBC
Bonus 1: 2x Catch XP
Bonus 2: 2x Catch Stardust
How useful is Cyndaquil?
Cyndaquil's main value, like so many other featured Community Day Pokémon, comes from its third-stage evolution, Typhlosion, which whilst not quite breaking into the game's best Pokémon tier lists, still remains a fairly decent Fire-type attacker.
Occasionally the addition of a special Community Day move can up a Pokémon's usefulness in battle too, which is worth bearing in mind, but at the same time they can also be more of a collector's item than a meta-changer, so it's a case of wait-and-see. Typhlosion's good-but-not-great stats would suggest that it's unlikely to become a top-tier attacker or defender, even with a great Community Day exclusive move.
In brief then, expect this one to be a case of adding both a passable battler and a neat Shiny (presumably) to your collection, or completing the 'dex if you've found the second-gen Cyndaquil hard to find!
You can expect the special move to work in the same way as it has in the most recent events like Beldum's, where the move can only be acquired by fully evolving Cyndaquil into Typhlosion either during the hours of Community Day itself, or up to one hour after the event ends!
Will there be a shiny?
Though Niantic never confirms the existence of a shiny version of its Community Day Pokémon, there's been a shiny one introduced each and every time so far. (So in short - yes.)
Keep your eyes peeled! And remember that Shinies don't appear in the same place for everyone like high-IV Pokémon; there's a random chance of each one that you start a battle with being shiny for you alone. Keep searching, and you should get a few. We recommend you try and aim for three if you can, so you can have one shiny Beldum, one shiny Metang, and one shiny Metagross in your box at the same time.
How to prepare for Community Day
With Eggs hatching four times as fast, you'll want to try and stock up on some Incubators or Special Incubators if you can - Special Incubators aren't always available, but Niantic will almost certainly include them in a special Community Day box bundle on the day. It's worth noting, though, that mathematically speaking Special Incubators are only worth the additional cost if they're cheaper in a bundle, or if you have all nine on the go at once!
If you plan to chain Beldum catches, you may also want to consider staying near a clustered group of PokéStops with Lures enabled (which increases the creatures that spawn round them for all players), as well as using Incense (increase the spawn rate of creatures around you alone) - Lucky Eggs and Stardust are also worth considering on a busy day of hatching and catching Pokémon.
It may also be worth stockpiling Pinap Berries and Great or Ultra Balls, too. The Pinaps will increase your Candy gains - useful for evolving and powering up after the event ends - and you can really burn through Poké Balls over the course of the event.