Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day COUNTDOWN: Shiny Start Time, Evolution news for August 2018
Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day COUNTDOWN: Shiny Start Time, Evolution news for August 2018
Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day COUNTDOWN: Shiny Start Time, Evolution news for August 2018

Community Day is a massive event in the Pokemon GO monthly calendar and Niantic’s next Pokemon Go Community Day is going live early Saturday morning and bringing with it a whole host of reasons to get out at play the game on iPhone and Android smartphones

This is the games eighth Community Day so far having already held special days for Pikachu, Dratini, Bulbasaur, Mareep, Charmander, Lartivar, and Squirtle previously.

Next up, it’s the turn of Eevee and an extra special Community day spanning the entire weekend.

For those who don’t know, the community day events are Niantic’s monthly worldwide event dedicated, Niantic say, to celebrate the games Pokemon GO community playing around the world.

Although Niantic frames the event as the perfect way for trainers to come together and meet up to play the game, it also provides (perhaps more importantly) the chance for trainers to catch some rather unique shiny Pokemon.

Keep reading for everything we know so far about this epic one-off event!

Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day – Overview

Like most Community Day events in Pokemon GO, players this month should find a wealth of Eevee spawning in park areas.

But better still, if you’re lucky enough to evolve an Eevee into the creature’s many forms – Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, Espeon – during the duration of the event, it will learn Last Resort. 

For those curious, Last Resort is two-bar, 90 power, Normal-type charged attack.

You just need to make sure you evolve you Eevee before 1 PM PDT on Monday, August 13. Which is 9 pm BST for anyone playing in the UK?

This isn’t all though because there are additional bonuses in effect during the event, such as increased Stardust, and Lure Modules which last for the events entire three-hour window.

 

Pokemon GO Eevee Community Day – Start & End Times

The community day takes place around the world with various start times based on your region.

Below you’ll find the details of the start time for the Pokemon GO Community Eevee event in your region.

  • Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: 10 am to 1 pm UK (BST), 11 am to 2 pm CET
  • North America, South America, and Greenland: 11 am to 2 pm PST, 2 pm to 5 pm EST
  • Asia Pacific: 12pm to 3pm JST

And since the event is taking place on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, the above times will count for both days.

As mentioned previously, the cut off to earn the Last Resort move for evolving is 9 PM BST on Monday, August 13.

Will there be a shiny Eevee?

Niantic NEVER confirms whether or not an event will include a shiny version of the Pokemon headlining a Community Day.

HOWEVER.

Given that so far every single Pokemon GO Community Day event to date has offered the chance to catch a shiny variant of Pokemon, we think it’s pretty nailed on.

For those who need reminding, a Shiny will not appear as shiny in the game until you enter the catch screen. Equally, the Pokemon which appear are random for each player.

So just because someone finds a shiny, it doesn’t mean it will also be shiny for you or anyone else.

In short, keep catching Eevee until you happen to find a shiny. It’s potluck, but catching as many as possible will increase your chances!

Finally, we also know what the shiny Eevee and evolution forms look like after renowned Pokemon GO Dev Charles revealed them on Twitch and Twitter the other day. You can see these below:

 

Which team ‘won’ last month?

For an extra bit of fun and games, though it is largely meaningless, Niantic tracks how well teams performed during each Community Day.

They then release these stats to the community for all to see.

In July, the winners, once again, were Team Mystic, followed by Team Valor, and then in last, Team Instinct.

You can see the winners of each Community Day event in the gallery below.

 

The Future of Community Day’s

This is an event which Niantic clearly loves.

It was made most evident during a Eurogamer interview with Niantic boss John Hanke, who was quick to praise the events positive effect on the community.

“I think they’re great,” Hanke told Eurogamer, “I think we’ll do them forever. It was an interesting experiment – we’ve done lots of types of events, even going back to Ingress, but to do something worldwide all in the same day was new this year and it worked even better than we thought it would.

“It’s been a really nice discovery and a good way to do something with the community.”

There you have it. Start blocking out those weekend’s now because this event isn’t going to be canned anytime soon!

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