Pokemon Go's press release for the event emphasizes going to local parks to find a Surfing Pikachu, so we're a bit curious as to whether the game's developers are using OpenStreetsMap to limit where this Pikachu will appear. The objective of the event is to encourage players to meet up at local parks with other trainers and experience the full benefits of being part of the Pokemon Go community. Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out the Pokémon GO Community Day event page each month to learn about that month's featured Pokémon, special bonuses, and event times. "When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move". Not only does it bring together players, but it allows them to catch special Pokemon.
Each month, Pokemon Go will hold a Pokemon Go Community Day event starring a "special" Pokemon that will pop up for a three hour window. In this case, Pikachu will know the exclusive event move Surf. Considering how much of Pokemon as a brand is built upon completion, the bragging rights of having a complete collection, making a specific Pokemon available for a few hours then never again feels like a real misstep. Also, as mentioned earlier, other bonuses will be in effect during the event, including increased XP or Stardust, as well as Lure Modules activated during the event, which will last for three hours.
Pokemon Go is launching a new monthly worldwide event.
What better way to kick off the Pokemon Go Community Day than to feature the beloved mascot Pikachu.