The company is no stranger to fostering a community around their AR games, either - their earlier creation Ingress sees regular "XM Anomaly" live competitive events which still attract a lot of interest from players and fans, and there's a series of #NL1331 events happening in Australia and New Zealand this month (head to ingress.com/events to find out more). Beginning January 20, Niantic invites you to join other Pokemon Go players in your area. Not to mention, one could argue that the special Pokemon introduced in some of PoGO's Community Day events could provide a decent amount of variety to Gyms and the overall meta.More news: Arcade Fire's Win Butler Blasts Trump for Alleged Haiti Insult
According to Niantic, a "special" Pokemon will pop up for a three hour window during the course of each Pokemon GO Community Day event.
Other bonuses such as increased XP, Stardust, and Lure Modules may be available during every Community Days event.More news: More Libel Law Bluster
What better way to kick off the Pokemon Go Community Day than to feature the beloved mascot Pikachu.
The first Community Day is scheduled for January 20th and the special Pokémon will be Pikachu, which will boast the exclusive event move Surf. You'll also earn double XP for the effort. If nothing else it's a way to piss off those who have patiently and obediently sunk hours and money in the game, only to realise they're working or on holiday during the THREE HOURS a new type of Pokemon is available.More news: Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli troops