May’s Community Day will feature Swablu, a Pokémon that’s shiny variant has been out for a long time, a very long time. Yes, that is a sense of disappointment in my tone, but we do get a new Mega Evolution specifically tied into Community Day. Let’s take a look at the details.
|Sat. May 15th, 2021,|
from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time
|Swablu will be appearing more frequently in the wild.|
|If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Swablu.|
|Evolve Swablu during the event, or up to two hours afterward, to get an Altaria that knows Moonblast.|
|Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!|
|There’ll be a special one-time-purchase May Community Day bundle, featuring an 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Incense, and an Elite Fast TM.|
|BONUSES:||1/4 Hatch Distance|
|Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.|
|For US $1, you’ll be able to access the Community Day – exclusive Special Research story: Cotton-Winged Bird!|
|Mega Altaria will be making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids at the conclusion of May Community Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time.|
SHINY SWABLU FAMILY
Just like during past Community Day, you will be able to enjoy:
6-Hours of Community Day Fun
Instead of Lure Modules, Incense will last for three hours for the duration of the event.
Cotton-Winged Bird! – Special Research
For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Swablu Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Cotton-Winged Bird.
Community Day Bundle Box!
There’ll be a special one-time purchase April Community Day bundle, featuring an 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Incense, and an Elite Fast TM for 1280 PokéCoins.
Make sure to bring your camera with that new Reality Blending, Trainers. On Swablu Community Day, taking Snapshots might reward you with a surprise! If no changes are made, you’ll be photobombed by Swablu up to 5 times, and you might encounter a shiny one!
HYPE? NOT REALLY
I want to preface this by saying. This Community Day is not all bad. The introduction of Mega Altaria is very nice indeed. However, aside from that, I personally think that this is going to be one of the least attended Community Days since their inception. Why you ask? It’s really quite simple. Shiny Swablu has been around for a while, and when I say a while I mean that it has been around for 3 years, 2 months, 21 days. Featuring a Pokémon that’s shiny has been around that long, is well, kind of a slap in the face if I’m being honest, and continues the trend of Community Day’s featured Pokémon and its Exclusive Move being geared towards PvP. Here’s hoping next month we get something new or something we can build a team of because you can actually use them outside PvP.
Always remember to obey your local health and safety mandates, and stay socially distanced! Stay safe, Fam!