Swablu Community Day and Special weekend badges found in network traffic

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Hello Trainers! It would appear that the next Community Day Pokémon will be none other than the Cotton Bird Pokémon Swablu, as the Pokéminers have discovered the special research tasks in network traffic.  They also discovered badges for the special weekend in Japan.

You know the drill by now, everything in this article is datamined, and therefore subject to be changed or not even being released at all. Credits go to Pokéminers.  Also, there are heavy spoilers ahead… so if you don’t want to ruin it then click away now.

Still here?  Alright, let’s go!

Swablu Community Day

The full Community day treatment has been found by the Pokéminers.  This likely means that the surprise Mega evolution that’s coming will end up being Mega Altaria.  We have no confirmation on that, but it makes the most sense given what’s been discovered.

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Shiny Altaria

The Date

RESOURCE ID: community_day_swablu_event_name 
TEXT: Community Day: Swablu 

RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_swabt_description 
TEXT: A ticket to access the "Cotton-Winged Bird" Special Research from May 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. to May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time, wherever you are. Details can be found in the in-game News. YOU MUST PLAY DURING THE SPECIFIED TIME TO RECEIVE ALL THE SPECIAL EVENT BONUSES.

RESOURCE ID: spawn_swablu 
TEXT: More Swablu are appearing in the wild

May Community Day will be May 15th and will be the standard 11 am to 5 pm local time.

Cotton-Winged Bird Ticket

RESOURCE ID: general1.ticket.2_swabt_title 
TEXT: Cotton-Winged Bird Ticket

The event will feature the standard community day ticket.


RESOURCE ID: photobomb_five_swablu 
TEXT: 5 Photobombs from Swablu in GO Snapshot

As expected, Swablu will appear in 5 photobombs.

Special Field Research Quests

RESOURCE ID: quest_swabt_catch_b 
TEXT: Catch {0} Swablu 

RESOURCE ID: quest_swabt_evolve_b 
TEXT: Evolve {0} Swablu

A couple of special community day field research quests.

The Special Research

Below are the steps for the special research, again… spoilers.

Step 1

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_0_0
TEXT: Hello there, %PLAYERNAME%! It's such a lovely day over here, with some incredibly fluffy clouds floating by in the sky.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_0_1
TEXT: I've noticed something quite peculiar, however, which is what appears to be some sudden movement to and fro the clouds.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_0_2
TEXT: My eyes must be playing tricks on me--I'm certain that clouds do not move about and...flap, like that.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_0_3
TEXT: And it appears to be happening in increasing frequency!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_0_4
TEXT: Mind going on a little jaunt to see what Pokémon might be the cause of this unusual occurrence?

Professor Willow’s eyes are playing tricks on him again…

Step 2

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_0
TEXT: My heavens...a Swablu! What a darling little creature, wouldn't you say?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_1
TEXT: The Cotton Bird Pokémon sure lives up to its name!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_2
TEXT: Its cotton-like wings are so fluffy and white, alongside their sky blue bodies, they can be easily mistaken for clouds.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_3
TEXT: I guess it wasn't my eyes after all!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_4
TEXT: Oh...oh! There it goes! Right on your head.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_5
TEXT: Swablu, I hear, love to sit on people's heads. They look like fluffy hats!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_6
TEXT: However, if their wings get dirt on them, they'll be inclined to leave and clean themselves.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_7
TEXT: What peculiar and particular creatures, aren't they?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_8
TEXT: Evolving a Swablu requires quite a bit of Swablu Candy, but their evolved form is quite a sight to see! How about you go out and collect more Candy?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_1_9
TEXT: Be sure to use Pinap Berries when catching more Swablu to get even more Candy!

Fluffy hats!

Step 3

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_0
TEXT: Incredible work, %PLAYERNAME%! Looks like you've been hard at work catching Swablu and collecting a ton of Swablu Candy.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_1
TEXT: Evolving a Swablu is truly an act of patience, isn't it?

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_2
TEXT: Patience is often called a virtue in a broad sense, but it's an integral part of being a good Trainer.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_3
TEXT: Good things come to those who wait is a cliché term for a reason: it's often true!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_4
TEXT: And I believe all of your hard work will pay off once you lay your eyes on the wonderful Pokémon that your new Swablu friend will evolve into.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_2_5
TEXT: Just one more leg of this journey left to go, %PLAYERNAME%. Let's go!

Patience is a virtue!

Step 4

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_0
TEXT: Do you hear that, %PLAYERNAME%? Your newly evolved Swablu is singing in joy!

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_1
TEXT: This Pokémon is called Altaria, the Humming Pokémon.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_2
TEXT: Oh...oh! Now it's enveloping you in its wings! Altaria do that to people it's bonded with.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_3
TEXT: Do you feel its humming? People say that its humming is so melodic and beautiful it could enrapture an entire audience.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_4
TEXT: It's really quite incredible to see how fast you and your Altaria have become friends.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_5
TEXT: I'm moved and it's not just from its wonderful humming either.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_6
TEXT: Anyway, thanks for another Pokémon research adventure, %PLAYERNAME%. I feel like I learn something new about, and from, Pokémon everytime.

RESOURCE ID: quest_special_dialogue_swabt_3_7
TEXT: Until next time -- let's GO!

Aww, it gave you a hug!

Special Weekend


RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0018 
TEXT: May 2021: Yoshinoya 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0018_title 
TEXT: Special Weekend 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0019 
TEXT: May 2021: Partner 2 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0019_title 
TEXT: Special Weekend 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0020 
TEXT: May 2021: Partner 3 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_0020_title 
TEXT: Special Weekend 

RESOURCE ID: badge_event_yoshinoya 
TEXT: May 2021: Yoshinoya

Text for the badges that have been previously mined.  It looks like Yoshinoya is one of the partners, but there are still two to be named.

Special Quest

RESOURCE ID: quest_title_spwk_yoshinoya 
TEXT: Special Weekend (Yoshinoya)

There also appears to be a quest involved.

That’s it for now trainers, stay safe out there!


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I've been playing Pokemon Go since the game launched way back in 2016, I am a loyal Valor player and also a content creator on YouTube going by the name Professor Glaw.

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