Pokémon Go maker Niantic reveals that yet another favorite Pokémon will be taking center stage during the first of the two April Community Days. Yes, you got it right; Pokémon Go will be holding two community days in April — more about this later. Entitled “Memories of Mudkip”, the Mudkip Community Day Classic will increase the chances of catching the Water-type Pokémon in the wild. There will also be exclusive attack as well as event and bundle bonuses available.
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Mudkip Community Day Classic Schedules and Events
Mudkip Community Day Classic will happen on April 10, Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. This is half the usual allotted time for community days. During the three-hour window, Mudkip will appear more frequently in the wild. Players could also catch a Shiny Mudkip if they are lucky.
Those players who previously have Mudkip’s evolution, Marshtomp, can evolve it to Swampert during and up to two hours after the event. During the said period, players can get a Swampert that has a Hydro Cannon-charged offense. The catch experience points will also increase by three times while the Lure Modules will activate during Mudkip’s community day.
Mudkip Community Day Classic will also give players access to a Special Research story for US$1.00. If you need items for your adventures, you can purchase the Community Day Box for 850 PokéCoins. Inside, there will be 15 Ultra Balls, 15 Pinap Berries, 1 Elite Fast TM, and 1 Remote Raid Pass. You may also pick up free 30 Ultra Balls in the shop during the event.
Changes on Pokémon Go Community Day
Pokémon Go’s April Community update gained negative reactions after announcing that its duration will be cut by half, from six to three hours. Niantic is also nerfing the Incense to last only three hours, which disappoints many players even more. In Niantic’s defense, they said that these changes to the Community Day format are just a test. With this move, they want to see if players are ready to go back to the usual routine pre-pandemic.
In March 2020, Pokémon Go doubled the length of its Community Day in an attempt to keep its player base while adapting to the challenges of the pandemic. However, they said that not a significant number of their players actually participate in the event for more than three hours. Now that everything is slowly going back to normal, they hope that cutting back the Community Day length to the original will encourage trainers to play together outside the comforts of their homes.
As part of their attempt to reignite players’ enthusiasm for the game, Pokémon Go might also hold two community days monthly moving forward. The game held a test of Community Day Classic in January, but it seems it’s here to stay this time. After Mudkip Community Day Classic, April Community Day will follow on April 23 featuring Stufful. Follow the Pokémon Go blog for the details.