I thought I’d start a thread for people to post their ideas for what a good future Community Day would look like. You can suggest a Pokémon you’d like to see, and a move you think it should get—theorycrafted moves are OK too if they are based on moves from the main series that the Pokémon in question can learn.
I’ll start by suggesting Tympole. This family is already in game but the Shiny version hasn’t been released yet, so a Community Day would provide a good opportunity to add it. Seismitoad is an Ultra-tier “mud boi” that has the same typing and similar stats to Swampert, but currently is less competitive due to having a worse moveset, making it a good candidate for a new exclusive move.
Seismitoad already has two good fast moves in Mud Shot and Bubble, so it needs no help there—where it currently lacks is in the Charged Move department (Earth Power is great but the current options for a secondary move are fairly mediocre).
Fortunately there are plenty of candidates to choose from given how many moves Seismitoad can learn in the main series. Perhaps it would even be an opportunity for Niantic to conduct a poll. The options include:
-Bubble Beam or Icy Wind—both are guaranteed ATK debuffs. Icy Wind is significantly better stat-wise despite lacking STAB, so it would be preferred. Currently Seismitoad can learn Muddy Water, but it only has a 30% debuff chance—therefore Icy Wind in particular would be a major upgrade.
-Ice Punch—slightly cheaper than Icy Wind and also gets higher DPS, but lacks the debuff. Whiscash’s Blizzard is a great existing example of how useful Ice-type coverage can be on a mud boi, and either move would give Seismitoad a similar but much cheaper option. Icy Wind is probably still better due to also getting a debuff without sacrificing much stat-wise.
Hydro Pump—great DPS and gets STAB, but probably too expensive. An Earth Power + Hydro Pump moveset would be very slow, even with the energy generation from Mud Shot, and Seismitoad isn’t overly bulky.
Surf—OK stats and gets STAB, but the Mud Shot+Surf+Earth Power moveset wouldn’t give Seismitoad enough of a unique niche and risks just turning it into a slightly worse Swampert.
Earthquake—redundant since it already has Earth Power.
Payback—very strong even without STAB. A Dark-type coverage move would really make Seismitoad stand out from other “mud bois” and be particularly useful against Giratina in UL. This move has already been used for a different Community Day (Machop’s) so it would be interesting to see it get used again. The only drawback is its relatively high cost—with both Earth Power and Payback, Seismitoad would definitely be most useful as a closer, when shields are already down.
Sludge Wave—redundant since it already has Sludge Bomb.
Grass Knot or Power Whip—both have identical stats in GO. Grass-type coverage on a mud boi would certainly be novel, but probably not all that useful as it overlaps with Ground and Water a lot. There wouldn’t be much of a reason to use one of these in place of, say, Sludge Bomb.
And that’s not even getting into all the possible theorycrafting options.
The verdict? If Tympole gets a Community Day, my first choice for its exclusive move would be Icy Wind, with Payback coming in second.
What would your ideas be?