March Community Day – Sandshrew Rolls Into View!

Hey, Trainers! This month’s Community Day focuses on one of the original 151 and its Island cousin: Sandshrew!

Sandshrew is the first Pokemon I ever caught in a Pokeball back in the late 90s while borrowing my friend’s Blue Version Cartridge. You never forget your first capture and the excitement of snagging this roly-poly little chonk sent my life down a very particular path. As such, I’m pretty excited to snag some shrews!

The date is Sunday, the 13th of March, 11:00am till 5:00pm.

Bonuses we can expect are:

  • 1⁄4 Walking distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during event hours.
  • Incense and Lure Modules launched during Event times will last 3 hours.
  • Photobombs! My guess is 5.
  • For $1 or your local equivalent, you’ll get access to a Special Research story – Gritty and Glacial.
  • 30 Ultra Balls will be yours for free in the Shop.
  • For $1280 Pokecoins you can grab an Event Bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Super Incubators, 5 Lucky Eggs and 1 Elite Charged TM.
  • You can get Sandshrew based Stickers by spinning Stops, opening Gifts and you can buy them in the Shop, too.
  • Sandshrew, both Kantonian and Alolan, will be running wild all over the map.
  • If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to snag a few Shiny ones of both breeds.
  • Evolve them into Sandslash between 11:00am and 7:00pm and you’ll get the Community Day Attacks – Night Slash for your Kantonian ‘Slash and Shadow Claw for the Alolan ones.
  • Now, if you’re thinking to yourself “I vaguely thought we’d already had some kind of Sandshrew Community Day?” you’d be almost right! Back in the before-times of 2018, before the pandemic, Niantic actually gave us Sandshrew as a potential option for one of their Choose Your Own Adventure-style Community Days. The options were Squirtle, Weedle, Sandshew, Gastly and as such, Sandshew is the only one of these to not have gotten their time in the spotlight.

    As such, you can find my Spotlight on them Here!

    The only new information on offer is that the Stats have changed since 2018 because of the addition of Level 50. New Stats are as follows:

      Kantonian Sandslash Max CP: 2684, Attack 182, Defense 175, Stamina 181
      Type: Ground
      Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Mud Shot
      Charge Attacks: Rock Tomb, Earthquake, Bulldoze (Night Slash)

      Alolan Sandslash Max CP: 2750, Attack 177, Defense 195, Stamina 181
      Type: Ice/Steel
      Fast Attacks: Powder Snow, Metal Claw
      Charge Attacks: Bulldoze, Gyro Ball, Ice Punch, Blizzard (Shadow Claw)

    And there you have it, Trainers! As always, I wish you all the best of luck.

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