Update: Niantic has shared that Japan’s postponed Trapinch Community Day will take place on October 26th 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.


Trainers from Japan won’t be catching shiny Trapinch this weekend after all, as Pokemon GO Japan has tweeted that the October Community Day will be postponed due to an incoming typhoon.

A make-up date has not yet been announced, but GO Japan has confirmed that the event will be held at a different day.

A lot more information about Typhoon Hagibis was shared by Japan Times:

Typhoon Hagibis, which the U.S. military’s forecasting agency has put on par with a Category 5 hurricane, is approaching Japan’s main island of Honshu after a rapid intensification in the Pacific and could make a direct pass over the Kanto region this weekend.

Hagibis has drawn the attention of experts from around the world for its rapid intensification. According to the Meteorological Agency, air pressure at the center of the typhoon had fallen by 77 hectopascals to 915 over the 24-hour period to 6 p.m. Monday. A further dip, to 905 hectopascals, was forecast by Wednesday evening, according to the agency.

If the storm makes landfall, it could have a central pressure of 950 hectopascals and sustained winds of 144 kph, forecasts show.

“Winds of such speed pose a danger to anyone who is outdoors, and it is possible that strong winds may knock down utility poles or street lamps … or blow away trucks or cars that may struggle to maintain stability,” an analyst from the Meteorological Agency warned. “Needless to say, (Hagibis) is likely to bring very dangerous winds.”