With Charmander now confirmed to be the star of Pokémon Go‘s next Community Day, the developer has unveiled a few new details about the May event.
Community Day, a global event that lasts for three hours once a month, will next take place on Saturday, May 19th. As seen in Niantic’s tweet below, the Fire-type starter Charmander will appear more frequently during the event’s allotted time, which will be from 11 a.m. PT to 2 p.m. PT.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) April 17, 2018
As with the previous Community Days, a special bonus will be available alongside the three hours of increased Charmander spawns. This time around, trainers will be able to earn three times more Stardust with every capture. Also, lures placed on Gyms, which increase the number of spawns near it, will last for three hours.
Trainers will also have the chance to teach Charmander’s fully evolved form, Charizard, a unique move. As long as a player evolves a Charmander all the way to Charizard during the event’s hours, the Fire/Flying-type Pokémon will know an exclusive move that it can’t learn any other way. It’s unclear what the new move will be, but it will likely give Charizard an advantage in battle.
While not confirmed by Niantic, trainers should also expect to encounter the shiny version of Charmander during the event. Finding the rare color-swapped variants of the featured Community Day Pokémon has become the biggest draw of the monthly events. So far, trainers have been able to find shiny versions of Pikachu, Dratini, Bulbasaur, and Mareep, but Charmander is arguably the most coveted of the current bunch. Once the golden version of Charmander evolves to Charizard, it swaps out its traditional red and white look for a black, red, and white aesthetic.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live