Pokemon GO December Community Day: Next Shiny Bagon, Slakoth or Trapinch coming SOON? (Pic: NIANTIC)
Pokemon GO keeps things exciting for its fans by introducing a Community Day once per month for fans to get out and catch otherwise rare Pokemon.
Community Day is a massive event in the mobile game's monthly calendar that always manages to get a lot of traction on social media and sites dedicated to the massive mobile title, and although the previous Community Day might have only just finished there's plenty of news on the way.
The November event involving Shiny Cyndaquil has only just finished, but information on the next update for the game is, in theory, right around the corner.
In the past, developer Niantic has usually announced their plans for the next Pokemon Community Day just a few days after the conclusion of the last Community Day – so with that in mind, what do we have to look forward to?
Niantic has traditionally announced its new plans for the next Community day about two or three days after the previous one – so that means we can expect to hear more news from the developer today or tomorrow.
As for what Pokemon may be featured, however, we already have a pretty solid idea.
If previous trends continue, the December Community Day event is expected to take place on the weekend of December 15/16, and if it's based on the same timings as past events, it will take place between 10am and 1pm (in the UK).
Now that we've seen Chikorita and Cyndaquil headline Community Day events, we can expect Niantic to move onto Pokemon featured in 10km eggs for the special day.
That means the likes of Bagon, Slakoth, Ralts and Trapinch could be coming to the game next – along with their shiny versions. After that, we'll circle back around to the final starter of Gen 2, Totodile.
Although Pokemon GO Gen 4 has launched, don't expect to see any Sinnoh region starter Pokemon – such as Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup – as the headline pokemon.
It's simply far too early for Niantic to start doing that, especially with so many other previous Gen Pokemon yet to be given their chance to shine in the spotlight.
In the past, the pattern has usually seen Community Day Pokemon consisting of either a starter pokemon or a Pokemon who hatches from 10km Eggs.
We could see Niantic divert from this path, though: especially with the launch of Pokemon Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu launching this month.
We expect to have more official information soon.