Pokemon Go's next Community Day will focus on Fletchling, developer Niantic has announced. Pokemon Go's March Community Day, which will take place on March 6th and focus on the Gen 6 Pokemon Fletchling, will introduce the Shiny variant of Fletchling, making it one of the first Kalos Pokemon to receive a Shiny form, and will give Talonflame the exclusive Charged Move Incinerate. Players will also benefit from a 3x Catch XP Bonus, increased Incense length, and access to a $1 Special Research story and a special Community Day Box containing 50 Ultra Balls, 5 Lucky Eggs, a poffin, and an Elite Fast TM.
March's Community Day marks a major shift in Pokemon Go's recent Community Day strategy. Not only is this the first time that a Community Day event has introduced a new Shiny Pokemon to the game in six months, it also marks a departure from the game's recent concentration on Pokemon originally found in the Kanto region. The 3x Catch XP bonus also provides players with a chance to get up to 6,000 XP per catch when paired with a Lucky Egg.
From a PvP perspective, a Talonflame with Incinerate should have a lot of usage in both Great League and Ultra League although the speed of Incinerate and the cost of leveling Talonflame up to a 2,500 CP might work against it on a practical standpoint.
Prior to the Community Day event, Pokemon Go players can look forward to this weekend's Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event, a ticketed event that gives players the chance to capture Shiny versions of all 150 original Pokemon. The game also has a Kanto Celebration event in the coming weeks, and is currently celebrating its annual Valentine's Day event.
The March Community Day will take place on March 6th from 11 AM to 5 PM.