On November 5, Pokemon GO held a Community Day Classic where Dratini returned with a pretty brilliant beat where I now have eight of the Pink Wavy Woods in my collection. But despite being a throwback to a “classic” Community Day event, what happened next was a surprising first for the game.
After the event ended, people who were still playing noticed that the majority of standard Pokestops had turned gold. When you spin an animation, coins rain down from it before returning to normal and you find a strange coin. You also receive some kind of call.
Professor Willow then takes the call and it turns out to be a call from Mr. Jacq, the homeroom teacher featured in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet game.
In his fresh new ̶a̶d̶d̶y̶ outfit, Professor Willow introduced you both before Mr. Jacq went on to explain that he was explaining a new Wigglett form to Professor Willow when they discovered mysterious coins all over the place and, since they both seem to be remarkably still all the time, they lead you to collect as many of these coins as you can.
Collecting them is quite easy as it requires you to spin Pokestops. You can only spin once a day and I’m not sure exactly how it works because last night I made twelve stops and in total came away with two coins even though they were all gold.
The mystery room contained no other information except for some weird cryptic tweets from the official Pokemon Twitter page that lead you to a weird website featuring an image of a treasure chest and clues to a reveal at 9 a.m., Eastern time.
Finally, as time passed, the treasure chest came to life and revealed a video and a new page featuring another new ghost-type Pokemon that was even cuter than their recent ghost reveal. His name is Gimmeghou and he is a small spirit obsessed with gold coins with two forms.
His chest form pops him out of a pile of coins inside the treasure chest, with the chest attacking with him like an adorable Mimic. The Wondering form hasn’t been explained too much yet, but in the first trailer and in the official text, you can find it in weird places. A later video actually showed that this is a Pokemon that can be fully explored by logging into Pokemon GO, which is both good and bad news.
While it’s great to know that Pokemon Home will be used in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, it’s very disappointing that the end of the video shows that it will be available in 2023 – which means that once again we We won’t have access to Pokemon At Home in Scarlet and Violet until the vast majority of us have completely finished the game and become uninterested in it. This is similar to how the addition of “Strange Balls” in Pokemon Legends Arceus failed to bring people back into the game. This, once again, raises the question of whether Pokemon Home is worth the worth keeping if your Pokemon is trapped there until the Pokemon Company decides you’re allowed to have them.
Either way, we’ll see how things go as things progress, but until then, at least the little silver ghost is cute.