The Community Day 6 is about to end in Asia-Pacific’s and the following things are observed.

Obviously, The first report confirms Shiny Larvitar, Apart from that many Errors and Few other things were observed:

LAG! LAG! LAG! and Server Errors

At the Start of the Event, it was a totally unplayable condition, different types of errors were encountered, PTC Login Error and slow loading. Although Niantic Acknowledged the issue and Extended the Asia-Pacific’s community day by 2 hours.

Apart from that Few other things were observed:

  • Shiny rates were surprisingly high this time. According to the Report, trainers managed to encounter 1 Shiny out of 25 Larvitars encounters. (Personally Encountered 1 Shiny in 10) but finally, all that depends on luck!
  • Larvitar spawn rate seemingly is much higher than previous Community Days, according to first reports, but in few areas, it was around catching 5-6 Larvitar in 5-10 minutes, while few areas reported only 2-3 in 5-10 minutes, it totally depends on which area you’re playing.
  • Catch rate is pretty good, almost it was easy to get in one throw (With Combination of Razz Berry and Great Ball).
  • All Field Research Catch oriented quests now involve Larvitar.

Few Reports also showed No SmackDown on Evolving Larvitar

It’s an advice to trainers not to evolve you precious community day Pokemon during error conditions, It’s Not a good idea to evolve it while servers aren’t working properly

Personal Views: At the Start of the event it was hard luck for all the Asia-Pacific’s the App wouldn’t even start, it was Literally unplayable conditions, it was like more errors were encountered than Larvitar. Although the start was not good, Niantic as always took a prompt action and solved the issue and extended the community day by 2 hours, Things seem to have gotten better after the 2 hours. Things were back to normal and had fairly high rates of Larvitar Spawn, I almost caught 40 Larvitars in 30 minutes and out of that 2 were shiny. Even the catch rate was good, with the combination of Razz Berry and Great or Nice throw I was able to catch in a single throw.

Community Views: It Looks many were disappointed.


It is exciting to see that Niantic adapted the Field Research tasks according to the community day making it easy and quick opportunity to put their hands on very much needed items throughout Community Day.

Confirmed Rewards are

5x Great Ball2x Ultra Ball2x Pinab berry500 Stardust

Make sure you get a Tyranitar with SmackDown. SmackDown is the special move this month.

Make sure you use this search string to find the Perfect IV Larvitar and evolve it.


For trainers whose Community Day has not yet started, we strongly suggest that you read the following guide

Community Day #6 Lavitar: Quick Guide – XP,IV Chart, Catching Percentage and Few tips

Pokemon GO Discussion? Official Niantic news and Updates, Infographics? – Join Pokemon Go – WorldWide Niantic News Update