'Pokémon GO' Trapinch/Flygon Community Day: Start/End Times, Special Move, Shiny And Bonus

Credit: Niantic

This is officially the first Community Day in months when things haven't been boiling hot for me. But it's time to load up and catch some Pokémon in Pokémon GO: Gen 5 may be out, but today is all about the funny little Trapinch, a chompy little bug that evolves into the fan-favorite Flygon. We're still here on our earlier fall schedule rather than the later times we saw during the summer, so it's a good day to feel that crisp air, so long as you live somewhere with crisp air: I was just talking to my in-laws that say it's snowing in Minnesota, which is madness. Read on for everything you need to know, from start/end times to special move, shiny and bonus.

When Is It? Pokémon GO’s Trapinch Community Day will be on Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM local time.

The Pokémon: Trapinch is one of those creatures that I spent months looking for: it was one of the rarest creatures in the game when it first launched, and I felt a true sense of accomplishment when I was finally able to evolve it all the way to Flygon. Now? Not quite so much. We've had ample events in which to catch it, and now everyone that cares too can grab themselves a souped-up Flygon or two. Such is Pokémon GO: it's still a fun creature, and I've had some success with it in PvP.

The Move: Any Flygon evolved up to one hour after Community Day ends will know Earth Power, a ground-type move. Early analysis suggests that this will definitely make Flygon viable in certain circumstances. It won't make it the best Pokémon in the game all of a sudden, but you might be able to get some more use out of a charming little Pokémon. 

Shiny: The normal Trapinch is orange, but it turns to a sort of teal when shiny. Which is basically the same teal that characterized shiny Turtwig last community day, interestingly enough. As it evolves it turns to orange for Vibrava, reversing the color swap. Flygon looks pretty similar in both forms, but the accent colors on the wings, eyes and antennae turn to orange and teal rather than the red that we see with the standard form. It's not the most remarkable shiny, but hey: gotta catch 'em all. 

Extra bonuses: In addition to the standard 3-hour lures, we’re getting triple experience for catches. So pop open those lucky eggs and go to town, because you can make some serious progress with that bonus.

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Credit: Niantic

This is officially the first Community Day in months when things haven't been boiling hot for me. But it's time to load up and catch some Pokémon in Pokémon GO: Gen 5 may be out, but today is all about the funny little Trapinch, a chompy little bug that evolves into the fan-favorite Flygon. We're still here on our earlier fall schedule rather than the later times we saw during the summer, so it's a good day to feel that crisp air, so long as you live somewhere with crisp air: I was just talking to my in-laws that say it's snowing in Minnesota, which is madness. Read on for everything you need to know, from start/end times to special move, shiny and bonus.

When Is It? Pokémon GO’s Trapinch Community Day will be on Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM local time.

The Pokémon: Trapinch is one of those creatures that I spent months looking for: it was one of the rarest creatures in the game when it first launched, and I felt a true sense of accomplishment when I was finally able to evolve it all the way to Flygon. Now? Not quite so much. We've had ample events in which to catch it, and now everyone that cares too can grab themselves a souped-up Flygon or two. Such is Pokémon GO: it's still a fun creature, and I've had some success with it in PvP.

The Move: Any Flygon evolved up to one hour after Community Day ends will know Earth Power, a ground-type move. Early analysis suggests that this will definitely make Flygon viable in certain circumstances. It won't make it the best Pokémon in the game all of a sudden, but you might be able to get some more use out of a charming little Pokémon. 

Shiny: The normal Trapinch is orange, but it turns to a sort of teal when shiny. Which is basically the same teal that characterized shiny Turtwig last community day, interestingly enough. As it evolves it turns to orange for Vibrava, reversing the color swap. Flygon looks pretty similar in both forms, but the accent colors on the wings, eyes and antennae turn to orange and teal rather than the red that we see with the standard form. It's not the most remarkable shiny, but hey: gotta catch 'em all. 

Extra bonuses: In addition to the standard 3-hour lures, we’re getting triple experience for catches. So pop open those lucky eggs and go to town, because you can make some serious progress with that bonus.

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