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Pokémon Go Seedot Community Day guide: start times and best movesets

Acorns for days

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A Seedot, an acorn-like Pokémon, walks around on a grassy path Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go will have a Seedot Community Day on May 24, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time.

The acorn-like Pokémon will be spawning in abundance during this time period, which has been extended to encourage folks to play from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

How do I get a Shiny Seedot?

Since Seedot will be popping up everywhere, just tap every Seedot you see until you get a Shiny one. You’ll find one sooner or later, as the Shiny rate on Community Days is boosted to about a one in 24 rate.

Shiny Seedot, Nuzleaf, and Shiftry standing next to their Shiny forms. The three Pokémon are usually brown, but their Shiny forms are more orange and red. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Niantic

What move does Shiftry learn?

Shiftry will learn Bullet Seed when evolved from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in your local time on May 24. Bullet Seed is primarily a PvP move for Shiftry, but it doesn’t do as much damage as Snarl.

How do I make the most of Seedot’s Community Day?

Incense will last for three hours and all catch XP will be tripled throughout the event, so you’ll want to pop an Incense and catch what you can to make use of that bonus. You can also use a Lucky Egg to increase your catch XP gains further.

You should also consider evolving a couple Shiftry, even if you don’t use Bullet Seed. Set them up with Snarl as a quick move and Leaf Blade and Foul Play as charge moves. They’re fairly useful in both Great and Ultra League PvP, so if you grab a couple, you can have one for each league.

For those who want to use Shiftry as a gym or raid attacker, set it up with Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade to take down water-, rock-, and ground-type Pokémon. Note that it does outclassed by several other Pokémon, but if you don’t have a Roserade or any of the Community Day grass-type starters, like Venusaur or Sceptile, you should pick up a couple Shiftry.


Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a small Bluetooth device that lets you enjoy Pokémon Go while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device notifies you about events in the game, such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby using an LED and vibration.

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