Pokemon Go fans have been given the opportunity to vote for the subject of the February 2020 Community Day event, developer Niantic has confirmed.
The event itself will be held on 22 February 2020, but ahead of that time, players will be using the app to vote for their favourite featured Pokemon.
On 1 February, players will complete Research Tasks related to each of the potential candidates listed below. One completed task — collecting 20 Pokemon — will equal one vote. You’ll be able to vote for the following:
- Vulpix: Alolan Vulpix will be appearing in Field Research and Raid Battles. Evolve Vulpix or Alolan Vulpix into Ninetales or Alolan Ninetales for the Charged Attack Weather Ball. Ninetales will learn Fire-type Weather Ball, and Alolan Ninetales will learn Ice-type Weather Ball—attacks previously exclusive to Castform. Shiny Vulpix as originally discovered in the Kanto region will become available for the first time.
- Machop: Evolve Machop into Machamp for the exclusive attack Payback. This Dark-type Charged Attack will give Machamp good coverage to deal with Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon that might otherwise give it trouble.
- Rhyhorn: Evolve Rhyhorn into Rhyperior for the exclusive attack Rock Wrecker. Known to be Rhyperior’s signature move, this Rock-type Charged Attack will be a powerful addition to Rhyperior’s repertoire. Shiny Rhyhorn will also become available to encounter for the first time.
- Dratini: Evolve Dratini into Dragonite for the Charged Attack Superpower. This powerful Fighting-type attack is a recent addition and could be a strategic option for Dragonite. For example, it could help Dragonite against Ice- and Rock-type Pokemon that would normally have an advantage over it. Superpower could also help Dragonite deal with Steel-type Pokemon that are weak to Fighting-type attacks.
The winning Pokemon will be announced on 3 February. For more, head here.
Pokemon Go is available on iOS and Android devices.