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Weedle Community Day Infopedia

Weedle Community Day is this Saturday, June 20th, so we’ve put together this Infopedia to help you on your six-hour adventure with the Hairy Bug Pokémon!

Note: This is the third Play at Home edition. Make sure to follow your local authorities’ guidelines while playing Pokémon GO. Be smart; be healthy!

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EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Sat. Jun. 20th, 2020
from 11am – 5pm local time
 
FEATURES:

Weedle will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Weedle.
Evolve Kakuna (the evolved form of Weedle) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Beedrill that knows Drill Run.
Community Day will again run for 6-hours instead of the regular three.
The bonus will now be 3x Catch Stardust.
3-Hour Incense
Buddy Gifts!
June Community Day Bundle Box
Snapshot Surprise!
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Weedle CD INFOGRAPHICS

Weedle Community Day Bonuses

This months’ bonuses include the coveted Stardust bonus!

On Weedle Community Day, 3x Catch Stardust will be active for the whole 6-hour window! We recommend stocking up on Star Pieces and be sure to set them, so you don’t forget them! (set the full day’s worth if you plan on playing that much. 

Below, you can find a handy Stardust-chart in which you can check the amount of Stardust catches will award during CD, as well has some useful tips and tricks. Sit tight, cause your dust will skyrocket!

3x CATCH Stardust

CatchesBase Catch StardustWith Starpiece
Base Stage Evolution300 (375*)450 (562*)
Second Stage Evolution900 (1,125*)1,350 (1,687*)
Third Stage Evolution1,500 (1,875*)2,250 (2,812*)
Daily Catch Bonus5,4008,100
7-Day Catch Bonus27,00040,500

* With Weather Boost

Stardust Tips & Tricks

  • Stack your Field Research encounters and catch them during the CD window.
  • Try to CATCH EVERYTHING, not only Weedle.
  • Run a Star Piece for the full 6 hours.
  • Use your Incense to maximize spawns.

3-HOUR INCENSE

Instead of Lure Modules, Incense will last for three hours during Weedle Community Day hours, .

Make sure to activate your Incense after the event starts, otherwise, it will last for the regular 1 hour instead of 3 hours.

SHINY Weedle FAMILY

NORMALSHINY
Normal Weedle SpriteShiny Weedle Sprite
Weedle
Shiny Kakuna Sprite
Kakuna
Beedrill

Exclusive Move: Drill Run

If you evolve your Kakuna between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time), Beedrill will learn the Community Day Exclusive Move Drill Run, a Ground-type Charge Attack!

Note: You’ll be able to obtain the Exclusive Move up to 2 hours after boosted spawns end

Below, you can find Drill Run stats, as well as a brief analysis of how Drill Run Beedrill performs in both PvE and PvP. 

Ground Type
PvE STATS
Base Power80
DPS28.57
Damage Window1.70 s
Cooldown2.80 s
PvP STATS
Base Power80
DPE1.78
Energy Delta-45
*STATS COURTESY OF GAMEPRESS*

Drill Run PvE Analysis

In PvE, It’s perhaps better to talk about what Beedrill with Drill Run won’t do. It won’t out damage Excadrill, Groudon, Garchomp, Landorus, and several others with access to Ground-type Charge Moves. However, being the Trainer who drops a Shiny Drill Run Beedrill into a Raid where you need Ground-type counters? Bee that person!

Drill Run  PvP Analysis

RANK #1 BEEDRILL GREAT LEAGUE
CP: 1499
Attack IVDefense IVStamina IV
01314
Weedle Catch CP Cap for GL
322

Drill Run won’t make Beedrill the best there is, was, and ever will be, according to PvPoke, it brings it up to just outside the top 100 overall for Great League. However, what Drill Run does do for Beedrill is to provide you with winning matchups against some of the tankier, harder to defeat foes in Great League. Azumarill, Registeel, Defense Deoxys, and Cresselia can all be taken down by BDB with Drill Run, so while it’s not the best of the best, it can certainly find its way onto some teams and is worth giving a try.

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OTHER IMPORTANT CD INFO

Buddy Pokémon

Buddy Pokémon, with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher, will bring you helpful items, such as Poké Balls, throughout the event. Want to learn how to get become Great Buddies with your Buddy? Check out this Help Center article

Community Day Box

There’ll be a special one-time-purchase June Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Star Pieces, and 3 Incense. If following previous CD boxes, we are looking at approximately 1280 Poké Coins.

Snapshot Surprises

Make sure to bring your camera, Trainers. On Weedle Community Day, taking Snapshots might reward you with a surprise! If no changes are made since Abra CD, you’ll be photobombed by Weedle up to 5 times, and you might encounter a Shiny Weedle!

Weedle CD GIFTS

Baby Weedle Enamel Pin

Weedle Pin

Pokemon Baby Weedle Hard Enamel Pin

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Acrylic Charms from Etsy

Weedle Acrylic Charm

Sweet little handmade poke-buggie acrylic charms.

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PARTING THOUGHT

It was recently announced that Mega Evolutions will being coming to Pokémon GO. Guess who has a Mega Evolution? That’s right, Beedrill! So maybe evolve a few extra high-level ones for when that feature drops.

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