Abra Community Day faced cancellation due to the health threats of the COVID-19. It was a disappointment to Pokemon Go players as it marked the start of the isolation period. People could not go out and play as they once did due to this. However, in recent updates, Niantic allowed remote play and much more that allows the Community Day to viably happen once again, with a certain twist that is.
The Abra Community Day for Pokemon Go will feature the Psychic Type Pokemon returning this month with many rewards and bonuses to enjoy.
Trainers, we’ve made some temporary changes to Community Day to make it easier for you to participate from anywhere you play, including at home. We’d like to introduce you to Community Day: Play at Home Edition.
The Abra Day will hold on 25th April 2020 on Saturday. It will be a remote version as people shall be able to play it from their homes as well. Running for 6 hours, this time it will be more than the usual 3 hour Community Day. It shall run from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Standard Time. Furthermore, this shall come with many more changes and extras added to the previous Community Day features.
Remember our previous Abra Community Day announcement? From that, the following will still be happening.
- Abra will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
- If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Abra.
- Evolve Abra during the event or up to two hours afterward to obtain an Alakazam that knows an exclusive attack. We’d like to announce here that that exclusive attack will be the Fighting-type Fast Attack Counter!
- For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to unlock a Community Day–exclusive Special Research story—Investigating Illusions! Complete it for 13,000 Stardust, a Poffin, a Rocket Radar, and other rewards. Stay tuned for when tickets go live! The ticket to this Special Research story event is nonrefundable. Subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service.
The normal exclusive attack sets to be the Fighting Type Attack Counter. In addition to the normal active bonuses, players also have the choice to spend $1 US to get the special research story with its own rewards. All the bonuses and additions to the game will become active on Saturday 25th April. Players are encouraged to play the game as Community Days are the monthly events that all players looked forward to before the pandemic circumstances. This is why Niantic optioned to hold the Abra Day now when remote play from home is safe and viable. This will allow all players to enjoy the game the same way they did before the COVID-18 crisis.
We’re continuing to prioritize Pokémon GO experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings. Here are some things we’re temporarily changing for Community Day: Play at Home Edition.
Changes and Additions:
- As mentioned above, Community Day will now run for six hours instead of the regular three.
- The bonus will now be 3× Catch Stardust. This will be the perfect time to collect Stardust and power up your Pokémon for the GO Battle League!
- Instead of Lure Modules, Incense will last for three hours for the duration of the event.
- Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher will bring you helpful items, such as Poké Balls, throughout the event. To take full advantage of this bonus, check out this help center article to learn how to get to Great Buddy with your buddy.
- There’ll be a special one-time purchase April Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, three Super Incubators, and three Incense for 1,280 PokéCoins.
- Take a snapshot during Community Day for a surprise!
Just because the community is physically apart doesn’t mean we can’t spend Community Day together! Join us on Twitter for 24 hours of Abra-themed coverage, and use the #PokemonGOCommunityDay hashtag to connect with other Trainers while you play!
Niantic also comes forward to advise all players to keep themselves safe. Community Day is a day that features all players to gather and have fun together on a normal basis. However, in recent times, it is dangerous to hold public gatherings for any reason. Thus, Niantic sets to encourage remote play for all Pokemon Go players on the Abra Community Day without putting themselves in danger.
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