Fans will soon have another reason to head out and catch new Pokemon, following Niantic's latest announcement.
And while it won't be a new wave of Generation 3 Pocket Monsters to catch, it's bound to prove popular with fans.
It’s now been confirmed that the Pokemon Go Kyogre Raids launch will be followed by another special Pokemon update.
Revealed by Niantic this week, Trainers will soon get the chance to try their skills at new mini events being held.
Dubbing them “Community Days,” fans will get the chance to catch Special Pokemon and use bonuses to help level up, or improve their existing team.
Much like we see with existing weekly events, the new Community Days will add a bit of excitement to Pokemon Go.
And with them being planned for every month in 2018, it appears there’ll be plenty more to look forward to this year.
“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,” a message from Niantic explains.
“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 while the new Pokemon Go Kyogre Raids are set to end on February 14, these new Community Days will keep going for the rest of 2018.
The first Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on January 20, 2018, and will feature Pikachu as the Pocket Monster boasting the special move, Surf.
Niantic have confirmed that double XP will be available during event hours, with different times confirmed for each game region.
There will also be three-hour lures activated, which will likely boost the chances of catching a special Pikachu.
Event hours for each region includes: