By Gieson Cacho | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group
To no one's surprise, Niantic confirmed that Frenzy Plant would be the exclusive move for Turtwig Community Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time Sept. 15.
An evolution of the grass-type Pokemon will be able to learn the powerful move, but unfortunately, it won't do much for the creature's place in the meta, according to Pokemon Go Hub. It still falls behind comparable Pokemon such as Venusaur. Nevertheless, Frenzy Plant Torterra is still a nice piece to add to a collection. If you're paranoid like me, you never know if Niantic may adjust stats and change the power levels of Pokemon again. To get the special move, players will have toevolve a Grotle within two hours of the event ending. That longer time period is a big benefit for players who spend the day catching as many Turtwigs as they can and spend the next two hours sifting through for ideal pocket monsters for battling and raids.
As with other community days, players will have a chance to catch a shiny Turtwig. It's not the most flamboyant-looking Pokemon, but it does stand out in a gym. Along with shinies, players should expect the following bonuses:
- Players get three times as much stardust per catch. Instead of the normal 100, expect 300.
- Players will also have three-hour lures. Normal lures last 30 minutes. Players should be aware that using special lures such glacial or magnetic could mess up the Pokemon spawns around an area.
- Players will also be able to hatch Turtwig from 2km eggs from Pokestops. Turtwig will also be in raids, according to a Pokemon Go tweet.
That perk stacks with the Ultra week 2 bonuses of a speedy incubators. The time to incubate an egg is cut down to half. It's a great bonus for those trying to catch shiny regional Pokemon in eggs from friends.
For those planning to head out for Community Day in the East Bay, I'd recommend the UC Berkeley campus around the Campanile as a great spot. The community in Berkeley lures up the area and you'll see plenty of people catching. The other notable spot is along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The area from the Ferry Building to Cupid's Span is crawling with Pokemon, and perhaps, players may be able to find the rare Alolan Vulpix, Alolan Sandshrew, Mawile and Absol that have been showing up lately.
The next Pokemon Go Community Day is Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. If there are any other Community Day spots I should know about, please email me at email@example.com.