Building Better Communities With Timburr! October Community Day

Welcome back Trainers! That time is upon us again – Community Day!

Date and time are Sunday, October the 15th from 2:00pm till 5:00pm. Pretty standard.

Some folks are a little less than impressed by Niantic’s pick for this month. Timburr has been available in Shiny for quite some time. Plus… is it really fitting for October? There are many other spooky specimens that could have been the pick for Halloween month. The evolved forms have some clown elements so I guess there’s that for all you Pennywise aficionados out there…

As for me? I tend to roll with the punches on this stuff. Yeah, I already have a few shines of my own for this species but not everyone does. And at least it’s not another repeat Community Day. (Now taking bets on when we’ll get Magikarp or Charmander again.)

Anyway! Bonuses!

  • 3X Stardust for catches!
  • 2X Catch Candy, including the chance for 2X XL Candy if you’re a Trainer level 31 and above.
  • Photobombs!
  • Lure Modules and Incense launched during event times will last for 3 hours.
  • Timburr themed Stickers will be available in all the usual ways you get Stickers.
  • For $1:00 or your local equivalent you’ll gain access to a Special Research quest: Muscle Memory! (You may gift these Tickets to other Trainers with whom you are Good Friends or better.)
  • Trades will cost 50% less Stardust.
  • You may perform an extra Special Trade for a total of two up till 10:00pm.
  • 4 Star Gurdurr raids will launch after 5:00pm – beat one and Timburr will spawn within 300 meters of the gym for a half hour with the same Shiny odds as during the event proper.
  • Timburr will be spawning in massive numbers with the possibility of a Shiny!
  • Evolve your Timburr or Gurdurr into Coneldurr prior to 10:00pm local time to have it learn the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.
  • And now for the star of the show…

    Spotlight on Timburr

    Timburr was introduced in Generation V and was Unova’s Machop analog. A three stage Fighting Type who’s third stage is obtained only with the help of a trade. The Pokedex is a bit sparse in regards to info on these little brutes except to say that the squared off log they carry is replaced as they grow. When they get to a point where the log is three times their size and they can handle it effortlessly? They’re about ready to evolve.

    Most people wish they hadn’t. Clown nosed construction workers covered in ropelike pink veins… I just… why?

    Timburr also love to help on construction sites. If work gets called off for the day due to bad weather, Timburr flail around, causing a ruckus.

    Evolve Timburr into Gurdurr with the usual 25 candies and then you can evolve it into Conkeldurr one of two ways. Either expend 100 candies OR you can trade them with friends. Even if traded while Timburr, your Conkeldurr can be obtained with no Candy cost whatsoever. A pretty great trick for doing those Lucky Egg fueled evolution sessions without expending any candy.

    Conkeldurr’s Pokedex entries inform us that it was responsible for teaching humanity to make concrete. Double edged sword, if you ask me. Without this knowledge, those concrete jungles would have remained just jungles and the world as a whole might be better off. Anyway, they’ve gone from using force to fight, to using the centrifugal force generated by swinging those pillars around. It uses them as walking sticks… maybe carrying aroud big hunks of wood and steel in its youth ruined its back? Would make sense – look at that posture!

    Can it ruin the posture of it’s enemies in Pokemon GO?

    With a Max CP of 3773, Attack of 242, Defense of 158 and Stamina of 233? It’s not bad! It’s better than its closest comparable ‘mon in Machamp (Max CP of 3455.)

    As a pure Fighting Type it’s weak to Flying, Psychic and Fairy while it resists Bug, Dark and Rock.

    In terms of moves, you’ve got Poison Jab (Why??) And Counter for Fast Attacks. Counter is STAB. In terms of Charged Attacks you have Stone Edge, Dynamic Punch and Focus Blast, the latter two of which are STAB. The Community Day move Brual Swing is Dark Type so offers coverage against those psychic type brainiacs! Who ever said brains over brawn must not have known about Dark Type moves on muscular concrete wielding clown construction workers.

    The Shiny for Timburr is a yellow hue so relatively easy to spot!

    And that’s all I’ve got for you this time round Trainers! As always, I wish you the best of luck!

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