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Pokemon Go - vote for February Community Day’s featured Pokemon

Published: 19:53, 23 January 2020
The Pokemon Company
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Pokemon Go's February Community Day will feature a Pokemon that receives the most votes by the Trainers themselves. The candidates have been announced and the Voting day will be on Saturday, 1 February. The winner will be announced on 3 February 2020.

Pokemon Go's Community Day events encourage the Trainers of the world to go out and play the game one day a month. This time around, the players themselves can decide what the next featured Pokemon will be.

Voting Timeline

Here is what you can expect in the coming weeks.

  1. Announcement of the Community Day candidates: On Wednesday, 22 January 2020 Pokemon in the running to be the featured Community Day Pokemon have been announced, along with what their event-exclusive attacks will be, and the Field Research tasks you will need to complete to vote for your Pokemon of choice.
  2. Voting day: Voting day will be on Saturday, 1 February 2020, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone. Votes will be counted via the total number of Field Research tasks completed globally within the allotted time.
  3. Announcement of the winner: On Monday, 3 February 2020, two days after voting day closes, the Pokemon to be featured for February Community Day will be announced
  4. February Community Day: The Community Day featuring the winning Pokemon will take place on Saturday, 22 February 2020. The featured bonus will be 3× Catch Stardust. Per the last update, Community Day for Trainers in the northern hemisphere will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, while in the southern hemisphere, it will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

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February 2020 Community Day Pokemon Candidates

Your candidates for the next Community Day are Vulpix, Machop, Rhyhorn, and Dratini.

  • Vulpix: Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will be appearing in the wild and in Eggs. Alolan Vulpix will be appearing in Field Research and Raid Battles. Evolve Vulpix or Alolan Vulpix into Ninetales or Alolan Ninetales for the Charged Attack Weather Ball. Ninetales will learn Fire-type Weather Ball, and Alolan Ninetales will learn Ice-type Weather Ball—attacks previously exclusive to Castform. Shiny Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will become available for the first time in Pokemon Go.
  • Machop: Evolve Machop into Machamp for the exclusive attack Payback. This Dark-type Charged Attack will give Machamp good coverage to deal with Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon that might otherwise give it trouble.
  • Rhyhorn: Evolve Rhyhorn into Rhyperior for the exclusive attack Rock Wrecker. Known to be Rhyperior’s signature move, this Rock-type Charged Attack will be a powerful addition to Rhyperior’s repertoire. Shiny Rhyhorn will also become available to encounter for the first time in Pokemon Go.
  • Dratini: Evolve Dratini into Dragonite for the Charged Attack Superpower. This powerful Fighting-type attack is a recent addition to Pokemon Go and could be a strategic option for Dragonite. For example, it could help Dragonite against Ice- and Rock-type Pokémon that would normally have an advantage over it. Superpower could also help Dragonite deal with Steel-type Pokémon that are weak to Fighting-type attacks.

Voting-Day Field Research Tasks

In the interest of fairness, all candidates' Field Research tasks will have the same objective that needs to be completed in order to cast a vote for the February 2020 Community Day. The Field Research objective you’ll need to complete will be catching 20 Pokemon to earn 200 Stardust.

The four Field Research tasks you will see on voting day:

  • Vote for Machop Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon
  • Vote for Rhyhorn Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon
  • Vote for Vulpix Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon
  • Vote for Dratini Community Day! Catch 20 Pokemon

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Pokemon Go Legendary Pokemon

The Field Research tasks will be available on voting day, Saturday, 1 February 2020, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone. Every PokeStop that day will have a voting-related research task. 

If the PokeStop you spin does not have a task for the Pokemon you want to vote for, try spinning a different one. 

One research task completed equates to one vote for the Pokemon listed on the completed task. You may complete more than one voting research task, and they will each count as a vote for whichever Pokemon is listed on each task.

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