Pokemon Go January Community Day NEWS – Niantic drops special event hint for 2019

Pokemon Go Community Day Ralts (Image: GETTY)

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has dropped some big hints about the future of Community Day events.

Ahead of the January 2019 Community Day reveal, Niantic posted a new blog thanking fans for their support.

“Wow, what an incredible year of Pokemon GO Community Day meet-ups around the world!” reads a Niantic post.

“In the past twelve months, more than 100 million Trainers have come out to play during these special three-hour events.

“We’ve seen photos of thousands gathering to celebrate their love for Pokemon GO. We’ve been inspired by the countless smiles on the faces of those who caught their first Shiny Pokemon, and the looks of determination on Trainers still searching for their lucky encounter.”

After explaining why community events are so important, Niantic dropped a big hint about extending the reach of Fest and Safari events.

Next Pokemon Go Community Day could star Trapinch (Image: NIANTIC)Could Turtwig star in the next Community Day event? (Image: GETTY)

“Around this time last year, we were faced with a pretty tough challenge,” Niantic continues. “You see, at Niantic we believe that live events are the best way to experience our games; there’s something truly special about exploring the world around you alongside thousands of other passionate people.

“Unfortunately, it’s just not possible to host a Pokemon GO Fest or Pokémon GO Safari Zone in every city around the world (it’s a work in progress!)”

As for the January Community Day event, fans are speculating about which Pocket Monster will be the next headliner.

Slakoth, Ralts and Trapinch were previously tipped to appear in 2018, so expect to see one of them make an appearance soon.

It’s possible that we’ll see a Gen 4 Pokemon take centre stage soon.

The obvious contenders would be the Sinnoh region starter Pokemon, including Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup.

Based on past events, it’s likely the January Community Day will take place on the weekend of January 12/13, or perhaps the weekend of January 19/20.

Check back soon for more information.

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