Niantic has been working harder than anyone anticipated them to be in order to ring in the new year in style. The developers at Pokemon Go have been pushing their new monthly Community Day event hard with marketing and now it appears that the results are finally matching the effort put toward the actual promotion. Pokemon Go recently saw their next Community Day Go live on February 24th and fans around the globe were ecstatic with what they got to do.
For those not in the know, Pokemon Go introduced the Community Day event as a way to incentivize people to play the game and get out and try to have more activity. Community Days happen around the globe every single month and the event starts and ends on a specific timeslot depending on where you are at. Niantic releases these specific schedules by way of their social media so you can quickly and easily find where and when you should be out and about. For the February Community Day, the event was all about Dratini — one of the rarer and more satisfying-to-catch Pokemon in the entire game.
Dratini is a Dragon-type Pokemon that is typically farmed in order to evolve a Dragonite, one of the best battling Pokemon in the game. For this Community Day event, Niantic decided to feature Dratini. As a result, Dratini spawned in swarms with increased stardust output and the ability to learn a special, Community Day exclusive, move known as Draco Meteor. This was, hands up, the quickest way to get yourself a Dragonite that the game has ever offered and if you missed out you will likely be kicking yourself over it for awhile. During the event, it was also revealed that shiny Dratini were out and about in the game world which only increased the frenzy of trainers trying to get out and capture the rare Pokemon.
While Community Day was a success, many trainers are still focused on getting their hands on Rayquaza — the Gen 3 Dragon Pokemon that is currently appearing in Gym Battles until mid-March. Rayquaza will have had a very limited run in Raid battles so if you want to stay competitive and complete your dex, you might want to get out and start trying to get him in your Pokedex. Niantic is also releasing the Pokemon Go Legendary Week which brings back Kyogre and Groudon for trainers that missed them the first time around.