Last February, Rhyhorn was the first Pokemon featured in a Community Day that was voted on by players of the game. This Summer, Pokemon GO fans will get to choose the focus of the June and July Community days. However, this Community Day voting process will be a bit different.
A vote was counted when a player completed a Field Research task that corresponded to a certain Pokemon. This time around, voting will be conducted completely on Twitter. Then, the top two vote-getters will be the June and July Community Day Pokemon.
The voting will take place on the Pokemon GO Twitter account starting May 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and will run for 24 hours. The winners will be announced shortly after the poll closes. The first-place mon will be the June Community Day Pokemon and second place will get July.
The announcement broke down all the candidates and other details about the attacks that they’ll be able to learn. Here are all those details:
- Squirtle: Evolve Wartortle (the evolved form of Squirtle) to get a Blastoise that knows the Fighting-type attack Aura Sphere. Currently an exclusive attack that only Lucario can learn, Aura Sphere will be particularly handy when Blastoise faces off against popular Steel-type Pokémon in the GO Battle League, such as Registeel.
- Weedle: Evolve Kakuna (the evolved form of Weedle) to get a Beedrill that knows the Ground-type attack Drill Run. The unique type combination of Beedrill’s Bug and Poison types with the Ground-type Drill Run will be sure to inspire some innovative battle strategies.
- Sandshrew: Sandshrew as originally discovered in the Kanto region will be appearing in the wild and hatching from Eggs. Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing in Raid Battles. Evolve Sandshrew or Alolan Sandshrew to get a Sandslash or Alolan Sandslash that knows the Ghost-type attack Shadow Claw. Shadow Claw will be a welcome addition for both Sandslash, but it will give Alolan Sandslash a new Fast Attack that both charges Charged Attacks faster and is more powerful than Powder Snow.
- Gastly: Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) to get a Gengar that knows the Ghost-type attack Shadow Punch. Shadow Punch’s ability to charge up quickly will give Gengar a useful attack to trick your opponent into using their Protect Shields. This can leave you with an opening to pull off more powerful attacks later, like Shadow Ball!
Bonuses and other features of the two Community Day events will come in later announcements. You can find the official Community Day Voting announcement here. If you don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself, then check out all the details about the upcoming Seedot Community Day.