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Pokemon GO Brings Back Community Day Voting But With a Twist

Pokemon GO Community Day voting is one of the features that have been introduced this year and while it was gone for a while, Niantic is bringing it back. But this time, it’s not just normal voting as Pokemon GO seems to prepared a twist to make things more interesting.

According to the announcement, players will be able to vote for their favorite Pokemon that they like to be featured in the next Community Day event. Voting starts from May 23rd until May 24th.

The two Pokemon that received the most votes will be the winner and will be the next featured Pokemon for the month of June and July Community Day. Did I mention earlier that there’s a twist in voting?

Here’s how the Community Day voting works. Unlike before where players’ vote will be counted upon the completion of the Field Research task, this time, it will be done on Twitter. The top Pokemon will be the featured Pokemon in the next two months.

Pokemon GO’s official Twitter account will be posting the poll on May 23rd at exactly 9:00 PM (EDT) which will be open for 24 hours. The first Pokemon who will receive the most vote will be the featured Pokemon for June while the second most-voted will take the spotlight for July 2020.

Before the voting poll goes live, Niantic has already revealed the candidates.

  • Squirtle: Evolve Wartortle (the evolved form of Squirtle) to get a Blastoise that knows the Fighting-type attack Aura Sphere. Currently an exclusive attack that only Lucario can learn, Aura Sphere will be particularly handy when Blastoise faces off against popular Steel-type Pokémon in the GO Battle League, such as Registeel.
  • Weedle: Evolve Kakuna (the evolved form of Weedle) to get a Beedrill that knows the Ground-type attack Drill Run. The unique type combination of Beedrill’s Bug and Poison types with the Ground-type Drill Run will be sure to inspire some innovative battle strategies.
  • Sandshrew: Sandshrew as originally discovered in the Kanto region will be appearing in the wild and hatching from Eggs. Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing in Raid Battles. Evolve Sandshrew or Alolan Sandshrew to get a Sandslash or Alolan Sandslash that knows the Ghost-type attack Shadow Claw. Shadow Claw will be a welcome addition for both Sandslash, but it will give Alolan Sandslash a new Fast Attack that both charges Charged Attacks faster and is more powerful than Powder Snow.
  • Gastly: Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) to get a Gengar that knows the Ghost-type attack Shadow Punch. Shadow Punch’s ability to charge up quickly will give Gengar a useful attack to trick your opponent into using their Protect Shields. This can leave you with an opening to pull off more powerful attacks later, like Shadow Ball!

Similar to the previous Community Event, the June and July Community Day will also feature in-game bonuses.

By Samantha Hubble

An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.