Trainers, attention! In order to bring Community Day closer to the Pokemon GO community, Niantic is allowing players to vote on which Pokemon will be the February 2020 Community Day Pokemon! Voting day will be on Saturday, February 1st, and players will have to complete Field Research quests to submit their votes.
The new voting process is an experiment, and Niantic hopes to take the lessons from it and make Community Day even better. Here’s how the whole thing works!
Update: voting is now live!
Announcement of the Community Day candidates
Today (Wednesday, January 22), Niantic announced the Pokémon that will be running to be the featured Community Day Pokémon. In addition to the Pokemon, Niantic announced what their event-exclusive attacks will be, and the Field Research tasks you will need to complete to vote for your Pokémon of choice.
February 2020 Community Day Pokémon Candidates and their exclusive moves are:
|Pokemon||Exclusive move when evolved|
|Weather Ball (Fire for Ninetales, Ice for Alolan Ninetales)|
|Payback Dark (Machamp)|
|Rock Wrecker Rock (Rhyperior)|
|Superpower Fighting (Dragonite)|
If chosen, Shiny Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will become available for the first time in Pokémon GO. Same goes for Shiny Rhyhorn, which will also become available to encounter for the first time in Pokémon GO, but only if its chosen by the player base. Shiny Machop and Dratini are already available, but will benefit from regular
In order to vote for a Pokemon, you will need to complete one of the following tasks on Voting Day (Saturday, February 1, 2020):
- Vote for Machop Community Day! Catch 20 Pokémon
- Vote for Rhyhorn Community Day! Catch 20 Pokémon
- Vote for Vulpix Community Day! Catch 20 Pokémon
- Vote for Dratini Community Day! Catch 20 Pokémon
Completing these quests will reward 200 Stardust and record a vote for the mentioned Pokemon.
Voting day and voting rules
Voting day will be on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone. Votes will be counted via the total number of Field Research tasks completed globally within the allotted time.
Every PokéStop that day will have a voting-related research task. If the PokéStop you spin does not have a task for the Pokémon you want to vote for, please spin a different PokéStop.
One research task completed equates to one vote for the Pokémon listed on the completed task. You may complete more than one voting research task, and they will each count as a vote for whichever Pokémon is listed on each task.
Niantic has shared that they will ensure that there is an even distribution of these research tasks among PokéStops, and they’ll account for areas that have fewer PokéStops as well.
GO Hub ran a poll on Twitter asking players which Community Day Pokémon they want. Here are the results:
Which Pokémon are you planning to vote for Community Day?
— Pokémon GO Hub (@PokemonGOHubNet) January 27, 2020
Announcement of the winner
On Monday, February 3, 2020, two days after voting day closes, Niantic will announce which Pokémon will be featured for February Community Day.
February Community Day
The Community Day featuring the winning Pokémon will take place onSaturday, February 22, 2020. The featured bonus will be 3× Catch Stardust.
Community Day for Trainers in the northern hemisphere will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, while in the southern hemisphere, it will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.