Trainers, Trapinch will be appearing everywhere from 11am to 2pm in your local timezones on October 12th, during Pokemon GO October community day. As usual for all community days thus far, its shiny form will be released, and it will have an exclusive move. In this guide, we’ll detail what you need to know about the Ant Pit Pokemon leading up to your community day!
Tips and Tricks
Given the early start time, we here at GO Hub recommend a balanced breakfast to start your community day! Perhaps some Lucky Eggs? You’ll need six of them in order to take full advantage of up to 6x Catch XP during the event, one for each half-hour, totaling 600 XP per catch!
Even more necessary is the use of Star Pieces. Catching all Pokemon for XP is one thing, but Stardust is far more of an important resource overall and should be a priority. Kill two birds with one stone, and turn on a Star Piece for 150 Stardust per catch.
This is also a healthy reminder to hatch eggs during the event, use your coins for tons of super incubators and raid passes, and maximize on the use of your items.
Reminder: It is best to set timers on your phone to remember the next Lucky Egg or Star Piece!
Where Can You Encounter Trapinch?
*Not confirmed, but the community day Pokemon has been featured in raids in both August and September’s Ralts and Turtwig Community Days, respectively.
What to Bring?
Flygon in the Meta
At the time of writing, Flygon’s exclusive Community Day move has not been announced, however Flygon makes for a viable Dragon-type attacker in gym battling, especially when on a tight budget of Revives/Potions.
With its current move pool, it has a substantial place in the PvP meta in terms of Great/Ultra League battling as well.
This is all subject to change once there is an official announcement on Flygon’s exclusive move.
Trapinch Community Day will see one of the most common 10km hatches from the Hoenn region get its time in the limelight shortly before the holiday season ramps up, and is potentially the last Hoenn Pokemon to have a community day, being the last 10km egg hatch to receive such an honor. This could be changed however with lines such as Spheal, Nincada, Shroomish, or Seedot, as at the time of writing their shinies have not been released in Pokemon GO.