Pokemon Go Team Will Allow Players To Vote On The Community Day Pokemon For February

Pokemon Go Team Will Allow Players To Vote On The Community Day Pokemon For February
Credit: Niantic

The January Community Day for mobile gaming sensation Pokemon Go has just recently ended, but Niantic is already gearing up for next month’s event, and they want to hear from you.

The next Community Day is scheduled for February 22, and instead of just announcing what the featured Pokemon will be, as usual, Niantic wants to poll the players and let them choose which Pokemon they will be hunting through a special 12-hour voting period.

This is being done in an attempt to make Community Days more community-driven. Niantic is offering up four Pokemon candidates, all of which will be able to learn a different event move if selected.

First up, we’ve got Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix. Their special move will be Weather Ball.

Also up for voting is Machop, who can learn Payback if selected.

Rhyhorn is the next candidate, and Rock Wrecker is its special event move.

Rounding out our list is Dratini, who can learn Superpower if picked in the Community Day voting.

Niantic will be opening the polls for voting on February 1 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time. However, you don’t just log into a website to cast your vote. You have to complete special Field Research tasks that will be given out at Pokestops for the duration of the voting period.

There will be four different tasks to choose from. Each one corresponds to one of the Pokemon candidates. The winner will be determined by how many events are completed worldwide.

Niantic will be announcing the winner on Monday, February 3. The Community Day will then follow on February 22. It will be following the new trend set by January’s Community Day, where it took place at different times, depending on the hemisphere you live in. Northern Hemisphere players can partake from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, while Southern Hemisphere players can enjoy Community Day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

February’s Community Day will see another bonus, aside from increased Pokemon spawns. For this event, players will be able to get triple the amount of Stardust for every Pokemon that they catch. Niantic goes into detail on this through the official Pokemon Go Website.

Pokemon Go is a highly successful mobile game that places Pokemon in the real world for players to hunt, catch, and battle. The game has held onto its popularity through the years thanks to a focus on special events like the monthly Community Days.

Pokemon Go is free to play but micro-transactions are available throughout the game.