Community Day For May 2024 Brings A Shiny Bounsweet!

Hey, Trainers! Welcome to another Community Day Spotlight. This month the event is focusing on Bounsweet from the Alola region!

Sunday the 19th of May is the date, 2:00 pm till 5:00 pm is the time.

Bonuses are:

  • 2X Catch Candy.
  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during the event.
  • 2X chance for Candy XL to be awarded during catches so long as you’re Level 31 or Higher.
  • Incense and Lure Modules launched during event hours will last for 3 hours.
  • Photobombs.
  • 1 additional Special Trade may be performed. (2:00pm till 10:00pm)
  • Trades will cost 50% less Stardust. (2:00pm till 10:00pm)
  • Stickers available in all the usual ways will be Bounsweet themed.
  • For $1 or your local equivalent, you can take part in a Special Research story. (You can gift these passes to Great Friends for the same price.)
  • 4 Star Raids will appear after Community Day ends featuring Steenee – beat these to have Bounsweet spawn within 300 meters of the Gym for 30 minutes. (Sunday, September 19, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time)
  • Spotlight on Bounsweet

    Bounsweet is kind of the Oddish of Alola – a three stage grass type that’s just a cute little round critter to start with and gets more humanoid as it grows. Though, Tsareena is definitely a different kind of humanoid compared to Vileplume or Bellossom. More… human-ey.

    The Pokedex tells us that Bounsweet’s not exactly bright. It smells sweet enough to bring all kinds of hungry monsters to it’s location. Its predators include Toucannon and Greedent who will happily snack on this fruity little friend. It’s actually entirely too sweet for human consumption though, so if you want to know what it tastes like, you need to water down it’s sweat.

    I like to imagine it tastes like fruit punch.

    It evolves into Steenee and then into Tsareena. In the games this requires that Steenie learn the move Stomp. Because it’s gotta earn those boots, I guess! In Pokemon GO, you just need 100 candies.

    Spotlight on Tsareena

    The Pokedex tells us that Tsareena has a cruel heart. It kicks and stomps it’s enemies into submission, laughing the entire time! It’s often used in advertising for beauty salons! Seems fitting. Even though Tsareena are mean-sprited, it will calm down if you touch it’s crown.

    So, can it stomp it’s enemies into submission in Pokemon GO?

    With a Max CP of 2,964, 222 Attack, Defense of 195 and a Stamina of 176… unfortunately? No. It’s not going to be doing a lot of domination. It’s outclassed by several other prominent Grass Types like Tangrowth, Roserade and of course Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur, especially. Tsareena has great Attack, good Defense, but that Stamina brings the whole thing down.

    It’s a Grass Type so it’s weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Bug-type moves, and offers Resistance to Electric, Ground, Water, and Grass-type moves.

    In terms of Fast Attacks, you have Charm, Razor Leaf, and Magic Leaf, the last two being Stab. For Charged Attacks you get Draining Kiss, Stomp, Grass Knot, and Energy Ball, the last of two being Stab. The Community Day option of High Jump Kick is also available if you evolve your Bounsweet to Tsareena within five hours of the event’s end.

    Shiny Bounsweet is pretty easy to spot! Its leaves are purple rather than the yellow-green they usually are.

    As always, Trainers, I’m over here wishing you the absolute best of luck! Have fun, stay hydrated and catch’em all!

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