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Pokemon Go Community Day November 2019: Shiny Chimchar, date and time confirmed

Pokemon Go Community Day

The November Pokemon Go Community Day has been revealed, and it's going to be a fiery one. Next month, Chimchar will invade the autumnal Pokemon Go map, with many Shiny Chimchar among them. To help you plan for the big event, we've rounded up everything we know about the Pokemon Go November Community Day. 

What is the Pokemon Go Community Day?

If you're new to the world of Pokemon Go, the Pokemon Go Community Day happens once a month. Community Day, which usually takes place on a Saturday, has one featured Pokemon that appears everywhere for a three-hour period. This month, Shiny Chimchar, the starter Fire monkey Pokemon, is the star of the show.

Don't forget the other bonuses too; double XP, stardust, and egg hatching distance are all common passive effects for the duration of the Community Day. This month, you'll also get 3-Hour lures and 4x Egg progress for the duration of Community Day.

Pokemon Go Community Day is a great time to walk around your local parks and towns, joining other Pokemon Go players out for some fun. Plenty of raids will go down and there's a real sense of community about the place. If you've never taken part in one before, give it a shot!

Pokemon Go November Community Day date and time 

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The Pokemon Go Community Day for November 2019 will be held on Saturday, November 16 for every region. Here's the full breakdown:  

  • Date: Saturday, November 16
  • Time: 11am to 2pm local time
  • Bonus: 3-hour lures, 4x Egg progress 

Pokemon Go November Community Day - Shiny Chimchar and an exclusive move 

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You'll earn bonus XP for every Chimchar you catch during the November Pokemon Go Community Day, and you'll have a much higher chance of encountering a Shiny Chimchar. If you evolve Monferno, Chimchar's second evolution, into Infernape during the event or within two hours after it ends (so by 4pm local time), it will learn a move that it normally can't use. The exact move will be revealed soon. With all the Chimchar you'll be catching, you should get plenty of candy to evolve your best Chimchar into Monferno and then Infernape before the event ends.  

How to prepare for the Pokemon Go Community Day

Chimchar will appear all over the shop for the three hour duration of Community Day. And of course, you'll still be able to catch the odd Pokemon of a different species. So you're going to want a lot of balls. Poke Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls - stock up as much as you can.

Don't forget about the bonuses! If there's an area you know that has a number of Pokestops in a small vicinity, stock up on a few Lures and throw them down, along with Incense and Lucky Eggs. Finally, make sure your incubators are free and you've got enough available to hatch a bunch of eggs as you walk from Pokestop to Pokestop.

Don't forget to pray to the PokeGods for a 100% IV Shiny Chimchar, and good luck!

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