Pokemon Go: Watch Out for Shiny Piplup During the First Community Day of 2020

Friday, January 10th, 2020 6:42 am

There's a new time slot for the monthly event, based on where you live.

Trainers, the first Pokemon Go Community Day of the year will happen on January 19, 2020. For three hours on January 19, the adorable Penguin Pokemon, Piplup, will appear more frequently in the wild.

While recent Community Day events took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time for players around the world, January’s event does things differently, with separate time slots for players in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere.

Specifically, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the Community Day event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time on January 19, but if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the event will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

Piplup is a Water-type Pokemon from Generation IV of the Pokemon universe. Along with Turtwig and Chimchar, Piplup is one of the three Pokemon players could choose from when starting Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, which were released on Nintendo DS in 2007 in North America.

The Penguin Pokemon has two evolutions. In Pokemon Go, you can evolve Piplup into Prinplup using 25 Piplup Candy, and then evolve Prinplup into Empoleon using 100 Piplup Candy.

For January’s Pokemon Go Community Day, Lure Modules will remain active for three hours when placed on a PokeStop during the event window, rather than the standard 30 minutes. You’ll also be able to hatch Eggs after walking ¼ of the normal required distance, so long as the Eggs are placed into Incubators during the three-hour Community Day time slot.

Finally, keep in mind that Community Day events give us the chance to capture the Shiny version of the featured Pokemon. Be on the lookout for Shiny Piplup as you play on the 19th!

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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