A Community Day Weekend – The Pros and Cons of Catching Up

Every month of 2018 has had a Community Day in Pokemon Go. One day, for three hours, one specific Pokemon will spawn with higher chances of being shiny and their final evolutions having unique moves only available during the event. December’s Community Day though was different. December got a Community Day Weekend. Which technically started on November 30th. Every Pokemon available from all the other Community Days returned for us to catch up on.

Sounds cool, but there’s always some pros and cons about these things.

Pokemon Go Community Day Weekend

Pro: It’s over a weekend

Three days of spawns on top of the three-hour Community Day period is awesome. Even if you can’t make it for the main event, you’ve got time to catch up on the Pokemon you may have missed because they’ll spawn alongside your normal Pokemon spawns. Sure you don’t get the double XP/Stardust/etc. but you’re not missing out completely.

Con: It’s only 3 days if you’re in the US because of time zones.

I’m not a big enough a nerd to go out Pokemon hunting at 11pm, which was when the event started for me in local time. I could be playing Warframe or sleeping at 11pm.

Pro: There’s a lot of nice Pokemon to catch!

Larvitar, Mareep, Eevee, Pikachu, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Dratini and Beldum were all the Pokemon you could catch during the Community event. That’s a lot of incredibly valuable Pokemon, especially since Pokemon like Beldum and Charmander can be evolved with the powerful, exclusive moves Meteor Mash and Blast Burn.

Con: That’s a lot of Pokemon to catch…

Because there’s so many Pokemon, your attention is incredibly split up. It’s very hard to focus on exactly what you want because heck, we all want everything!

Pro: That’s still a lot of nice Pokemon to catch!

I mean, you can’t go wrong with the final evolutions of any of these Pokemon. Except maybe Pikachu, because Alolan Raichu is generally a bit better due to being electric/psychic type.

Con: You’re going to need a fuckton of them.

All the Pokemon that appeared on the Community Day Weekend aside from Eevee and Pikachu need 125 candy to get to their final evolutions. Which means you need to have lots of space free and aggressively delete things.



Con: We’re kinda exhausted from Pikachu and Eevee from the Let’s Go, Meltan event.

I mean, there were Pikachus and Eevees everywhere because Let’s Go: Pikachu and Eevee came out and all that.

Pro: People can get shinies they missed out on too!

Con: So many Pokemon means that you get sad when you get a duplicate.

At least I did when I saw another shiny Cyndaquil. I caught like 11 of them not too long ago! Even with the Community Day Weekend I still missed out on shiny Mareep, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Larvitar.

Pro: At least we get to catch up on everything, right?

Con: There’s now Dragonites, Tyranitars and Metagrosses in every single gym.

Pro: At least it’s a chance to meet people and be social, right?

Con: Oh definitely. As long as it’s between noon and 3pm. After that, everywhere emptied out!

Pro: But, but, but, there’s people out there, Medic! People good! Staying inside bad!

Con: But, but, but Medic’s a lonely person with no real friends and all the nice people Medic liked already have boy/girlfriends!

Pro: That’s on you, Medic. Everyone else had a great time.

Con: Yeah, probably. I’m just being moody.

Pro: You got a shiny Charizard though, right?

Another pro: I sure did!

Pokemon Go Community Weekend Shiny Charizard

Con: Medic kinda lost it while writing this article.

Pro: But it was fun to right and the community weekend was fun too, that’s what really matters!

Another pro: I also got a bunch of shinies.

Pokemon Go Community Day Weekend Shiny Haul
I did trade a shiny Dratini to my brother because he didn’t get one and got another shiny Beldum in return.


Medic, also known as Phovos (or occasionally Dr Retvik Von Scribblesalot), writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF since she doesn't have anything better to do. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Phovos has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

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