Niantic Labs has revealed Bulbasaur will be featured as the first Community Day Classic Pokemon during the Season of Heritage in Pokemon GO.
The Season of Heritage is bringing Pokemon GO back to its roots—literally—with the announcement of grass-type Kanto starter Bulbasaur as the headliner for the new Community Day Classic. Fans should recall this Pokemon as one of the contending answers to the question "which Pokemon came first?"
Also known as the "Seed" Pokemon, Bulbasaur is often seen napping in the sunlight. By absorbing the Sun's rays, it can grow the seed bulb on its back. Its PokeDex number is #001.
Pokemon GO Community Day Classic: Back to Bulbasaur Details
Bulbasaur's Community Day Classic event will take place on Jan. 22 and run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., local time.
During this time, trainers will have the opportunity to encounter Bulbasaur at an increased rate. It also has the chance to appear in its shiny palette. So, if you haven't had the chance to get your very own perfect IV shiny Bulbasaur, this is the best opportunity to do so.
The following bonuses will also be active for the duration of the event:
- Triple Catch XP
- Three-hour Lure Modules
- Three-hour Incense
- Surprises in snapshots
The in-game shop will also feature two bundles:
- 30 Ultra Balls [Free]
- 50 Ultra Balls, five Lucky Eggs, five Star Pieces, and an Elite Charged TM [1280 PokeCoins]
Trainers who evolve their Bulbasaur into Ivysaur and then Venusaur either during the event or up to two hours afterward will be guaranteed to have a Venusaur that knows charged move Frenzy Plant.
Those who want to spend an extra $1 will gain access to the special Bulbasaur Community Day Classic research story. Tickets are set to go live closer to the event date.
More information about Community Day Classic: Back to Bulbasaur can be found on the official Pokemon GO blog.