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Niantic Labs Announces Pokemon GO April Community Day Classic Event Featuring Mudkip

Niantic Labs has announced the next Pokemon to be featured in its new twist on Community Day, Community Day Classic, will be Mudkip.
Niantic Labs has announced the next Pokemon to be featured in its new twist on Community Day, Community Day Classic, will be Mudkip. / Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs has announced the next Pokemon to be featured in its new twist on Community Day, Community Day Classic, will be Mudkip.

Pokemon GO's Community Day Classic has returned featuring another starter⁠—this time from the Hoenn region. In addition to the traditional April Community Day featuring Stufful, Mudkip will be headlining a second similar event earlier that month. This is the second-ever Community Day Classic following a kickoff by the literal one (#001) and only, Bulbasaur.

Here's everything the developers have revealed so far about April's Community Day Classic.

Pokemon GO April Community Day Classic to Feature Mudkip

April Community Day Classic will take place on Sunday, Apr. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., local time.

For this three-hour stint, Mudkip will be appearing more frequently in the wild with a chance to be shiny. This is Mudkip's second Community Day feature with its first taking place in July 2019⁠—coinciding with the release of its shiny variant.

Trainers who evolve their event Mudkip all the way into Swampert will be guaranteed their Swampert will have the exclusive water-type charged move Hydro Cannon. It does 80 points of damage in Trainer Battles and 90 in Gym/Raid conquests.

During this event, trainers will experience the following bonuses:

  • 3x Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Module Duration
  • 3-hour Incense Duration
  • Surprise Snapshots

Additionally, those interested in an additional layer to their Community Day Classic experience can purchase a special research ticket. The date on which these will be sold has yet to be announced at the time of writing.

A special one-time-purchase Community Day Box will also be available in the in-game Shop for 850 PokéCoins. It contains 15 Ultra Balls, 15 Pinap Berries, one (1) Elite Fast TM, and one (1) Remote Raid Pass. A free 30 Ultra Ball bundle will be available in the Shop, as well.

More information can be found on Niantic's official Pokemon GO blog.