Swablu Community Day

After much speculation, we can now confirm that Swablu will appear as the May Community Day Pokémon, and that Mega Altaria will appear afterward!

Coaches,
The featured Pokémon for Community Day in May will be Swablu, the Cotton Bird Pokémon!

Swablu

Date and Time

Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. M. At 5:00 p. M., Local time

Characteristics

  • Swablu will appear more frequently in the wild. If you are lucky, you may come across a brilliant one!
  • Evolve Swablu during the event or up to two hours later to obtain an Altaria that knows the attack. Moonblast.
  • Take some snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There will be a special one-time purchase Community day box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, with 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Incense, and one Elite FastTM.

Special Research Story of the Cotton Winged Bird

For US $ 1 (or the equivalent price level in your local currency), you can access the exclusive Swablu Community Day special investigation story, Cotton-Winged Bird.

Sprites

Normal spritesShiny sprites
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Altana’s mega debut

Mega Altaria will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids at the end of May Community Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm local time. This is your chance to collect Mega Altaria Energy to Mega Evolve any of the Altaria you collected during the event!

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Altana (Mega)

We currently do not have the Mega Altaria stats, but will update them when we can!

Bonuses

  • 1/4 of hatching distance when eggs are placed in an incubator during the event period
  • The incense activated during the event will last for three hours.

Moonblast analysis

Moonblast is a Fairy type Charged Attack. Altaria currently has access to Dazzling Gleam as Fairy type Charged Attack, so let’s compare the two.

MoonblastDazzling shine
PvP Power110110
PvP Energy-60-70
PvP turns66

 

Both moves have the same amount of power as a PvP move, but Moonblast costs less energy. At the moment PVPoke has Dazzling Gleam on the list of his lowest priority for a PvP charged attack for Altaria, which may make you wonder why a different attack Fairy type move is the Community Day choice. The biggest advantage of Moonblast is that it has a 10% chance to decrease your opponent’s attack by one level.

With access to Sky Attack and Dragon Pulse who have access to STAB, Fairy the type moves just feel a bit lackluster, but could be a racy option if you fancy a more unusual option that your opponent won’t expect, especially if you successfully reduce your opponent’s attack.

Altaria is already a popular beast in Great League PvP, PVPoke has it as their 6th best Pokémon for the entire Great League, and with the introduction of Candy XL, it has also risen up the ranks in Ultra League. It’s worth developing your PvP eligible Swablu during Community Day to get this Legacy move as you can always use a normal TM to get rid of it later, but you would need an Elite TM to get it back!

The Swablu Community Day post appeared first on the Pokémon GO Hub.

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