Community Day

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Pokémon GO Community Day (Japanese: コミュニティ・デイ Community Day) is a monthly in-game event in Pokémon GO that features specific Pokémon through limited-time increased spawn rates and obtainable exclusive moves for six hours (from 11 A.M to 5 P.M local time). Recent Community Day events have allowed players to obtain these exclusive moves up to two hours after the regular time window.

During these events, different resource bonuses occur, such as increased XP gain or decreased Egg distances. Field Research tasks specific to the Community Day event are also available during the three hour period.

During the Community Day event, the featured Pokémon is much more likely to be Shiny than usual (at about a 1/25 chance[1]); additionally, the Community Day event is usually the first time the Pokémon's Shiny coloration is available.

On January 4, 2022, Niantic announced Community Day Classic (Japanese: コミュニティ・デイ(復刻)), which will bring back previous Community Day in the same month as original event, but at different date. Unlike the former, Community Day Classic will last only three hours (from 2 P.M to 5 P.M local time).

Event time

As of April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Day times are 11 A.M until 5 P.M. local time. Incenses activated during the event also last three hours.

Since the October 2018 Community Day, exclusive moves learned by an evolution of a featured Pokémon are obtainable up to one hour after the end of the event; and on the September 2019 Community Day, this time window was increased to two hours.

Past event times

January 2018 to February 2019

The event ran at one of three GMT times, depending on the player's location. The three different regions were as follows.

  • Asia-Pacific, from 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
  • The Americas and Greenland, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)

March 2019 to June 2019

Community Day times were changed to 3 P.M. until 6 P.M. local time.

July 2019 to August 2019

Community Day times were changed to 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. local time, due to the northern hemisphere summer.

September 2019 to November 2019

Community Day times were changed to 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. local time.

January 2020 to February 2020

Community Days times were changed to:

  • 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. local time in the northern hemisphere
  • 3 P.M. until 6 P.M. local time in the southern hemisphere

List of Community Day events

2022

Community Day

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Spheal Spheal January 16, 2022 Icicle Spear
Powder Snow
Walrein Walrein
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Spheal
Hoppip Hoppip February 12, 2022 Acrobatics Jumpluff Jumpluff
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 3x free Raid Passes from Gyms
  • Skiploom spawning in parks with bonus Hoppip XL Candy
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Hoppip

Community Day Classic

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur January 22, 2022 Frenzy Plant Venusaur Venusaur
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Bulbasaur

2021

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Machop Machop January 16, 2021 Payback Machamp Machamp
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Machop Candy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Machop
  • Timed Research ticket free if the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticket was purchased before January 15, 2021.
Roselia Roselia February 7, 2021 Bullet Seed
Weather Ball (Fire)
Roserade Roserade
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Budew in 2 km eggs
  • Field Research with Roselia Candy rewards
  • Timed Research for some Sinnoh Stones
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Roselia
  • Timed Research ticket free if the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticket was purchased before February 6, 2021.
  • First Community Day to feature two exclusive moves.
Fletchling Fletchling March 6, 2021 Incinerate Talonflame Talonflame
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Fletchling
Snivy Snivy April 11, 2021 Frenzy Plant Serperior Serperior
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Snivy
Swablu Swablu May 15, 2021 Moonblast Altaria Altaria
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Altaria Mega Energy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Swablu
Mega Altaria debuts in Mega Raid at the conclusion of the community day on May 15, 2021, 5 p.m. local time.
Gible Gible June 6, 2021 Earth Power Garchomp Garchomp
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Gible
Tepig Tepig July 3, 2021 Blast Burn Emboar Emboar
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Tepig
Eevee Eevee August 14 and 15, 2021 Last Resort Eevee Eevee
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Timed Research for Mossy and Glacial Lure Module
  • Due to an issue [2], Eevee's walking requirement for evolving into Espeon/Umbreon was set to 0 km.
  • Eevee required only 7 hearts as a Buddy instead of 70 to evolve into Sylveon
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Eevee
Second repeat of an earlier Community Day.

Eeveelutions caught/evolved between August 13 and August 16 would also know own exclusive move after evolving.

Scald Vaporeon Vaporeon
Zap Cannon Jolteon Jolteon
Superpower Flareon Flareon
Shadow Ball Espeon Espeon
Psychic Umbreon Umbreon
Bullet Seed Leafeon Leafeon
Water Pulse Glaceon Glaceon
Psyshock Sylveon Sylveon
Oshawott Oshawott September 19, 2021 Hydro Cannon Samurott Samurott
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Oshawott spawning from Rainy Lure Module
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Oshawott
  • Oshawott Stickers from Pokéstops, Gifts, and Shop

Razor Shell permanently added to Samurott's move pool.

Duskull Duskull October 9, 2021 Shadow Ball Dusknoir Dusknoir
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Timed Research for some Sinnoh Stones
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Duskull
Shinx Shinx November 21, 2021 Psychic Fangs Luxray Luxray
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 3× Transfer Candy
  • 4× chance for Candy XL via transferring
  • 3x free Raid Passes from Gyms
  • 25% reduced stardust cost for trades
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Shinx
First Community Day to feature a Pokémon not normally available in the wild
Community Day Celebration:
All featured Pokémon in 2020 and 2021
December 18-19, 2021 All featured moves in 2020 and 2021 Anything with community days
between Piplup and Shinx
  • 2x Catch XP
  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • 1/2 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 25% reduced stardust cost for trades
  • 1 extra special trade per day
  • Field Research with Charizard, Beedrill, Gengar, Gyarados and Altaria Mega Energy rewards
  • Pokémon from 2020 Community Days will be available in Raids and Eggs.
  • Pokémon from 2021 Community Days will be available in the wild.

2020

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Piplup Piplup January 19, 2020 Hydro Cannon Empoleon Empoleon
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Starting time differs by region
    • 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. in Northern Hemisphere
    • 3 P.M. - 6 P.M. in Southern Hemisphere
Rhyhorn Rhyhorn February 22, 2020 Rock Wrecker Rhyperior Rhyperior
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Starting time differs by region
    • 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. in Northern Hemisphere
    • 3 P.M. - 6 P.M. in Southern Hemisphere
Abra Abra April 25, 2020 Counter Alakazam Alakazam
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Great Buddy will find at least 50 Poké Balls every 30 minutes.
  • Flee rate has been temporarily altered
  • Field Research with Abra Candy rewards
Postponed worldwide from March 15, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bonuses were also changed. [3]
  • 11 A.M. - 5 P.M. local time
Seedot Seedot May 24, 2020 Bullet Seed Shiftry Shiftry
  • 3x Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Great Buddy will find at least 50 Poké Balls every 30 minutes.
  • Field Research with Seedot Candy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Seedot
Weedle Weedle June 20, 2020 Drill Run Beedrill Beedrill
  • 3x Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Great Buddy will find at least 50 Poké Balls every 30 minutes.
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Weedle
Gastly Gastly July 19, 2020 Shadow Punch Gengar Gengar
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Gastly Candy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Gastly
Magikarp Magikarp August 8, 2020 Aqua Tail Gyarados Gyarados
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Magikarp Candy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Magikarp
Porygon Porygon September 20, 2020 Tri Attack Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Charmander Charmander October 17, 2020 Dragon Breath Charizard Charizard
  • 3x Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Charmander Candy and Charizard Mega Energy rewards
  • Timed Research with Charizard Mega Energy rewards
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Charmander
First repeat of an earlier Community Day
Electabuzz Electabuzz November 15, 2020 Flamethrower Electivire Electivire
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Electabuzz Candy rewards
  • Timed Research for some Sinnoh Stones
  • Elekid in 2km eggs
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Electabuzz
Magmar Magmar November 21, 2020 Thunderbolt Magmortar Magmortar
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Field Research with Magmar Candy rewards
  • Timed Research for some Sinnoh Stones
  • Magby in 2km eggs
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Magmar
Community Day Celebration:
All featured Pokémon in 2019 and 2020
December 12-13, 2020 All featured moves in 2019 and 2020
Anything with community days
between Totodile and Magmar
  • 2× Catch Stardust
  • 1/2 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • Timed Research for an Elite Charged TM
  • 3-hour Incense
  • Flee rate has been temporarily altered for Abra.
  • More frequent Mega Gengar and Mega Charizard X raids on December 12 and 13 respectively
  • Pokémon from 2019 Community Days were available in Raids and Eggs.
  • Pokémon from 2020 Community Days were available in the wild.

2019

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Totodile Totodile January 12, 2019 (Europe and America)
January 13, 2019 (Asia-Pacific)
Hydro Cannon Feraligatr Feraligatr
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Swinub Swinub February 16, 2019 (Europe and America)
February 17, 2019 (Asia-Pacific)
Ancient Power Mamoswine Mamoswine Coinciding with the Valentine's Day event, the following bonuses are also applied:
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 6-hour Lure Modules
Treecko Treecko March 23, 2019 Frenzy Plant Sceptile Sceptile
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Bagon Bagon April 13, 2019 Outrage Salamence Salamence
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Torchic Torchic May 19, 2019 Blast Burn Blaziken Blaziken
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Blaze Kick permanently added to Blaziken's move pool
Slakoth Slakoth June 8, 2019 Body Slam Slaking Slaking
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Community Day repeated in some locations from July 4 - 7.
Mudkip Mudkip July 21, 2019 Hydro Cannon Swampert Swampert
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Muddy Water permanently added to Swampert's move pool
Ralts Ralts August 3, 2019 Synchronoise Gardevoir Gardevoir
Gallade Gallade
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • All Eggs obtained during the event are 10 km containing Ralts
  • Level 1 Raid Battles featuring Ralts were available
Turtwig Turtwig September 15, 2019 Frenzy Plant Torterra Torterra
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Level 1 Raid Battles featuring Turtwig were available
  • Increased PokéStop invasions by Team GO Rocket Grunts using Turtwig
Trapinch Trapinch October 12, 2019 Earth Power Flygon Flygon
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Postponed to October 26, 2019 in Japan because of Typhoon Hagibis[4]
Chimchar Chimchar November 16, 2019 Blast Burn Infernape Infernape
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Community Day Celebration:
All previous featured Pokémon
December 14-15, 2019 All previous featured moves
Same as above
  • 1/2 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 2× Catch Experience
  • 2× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • Pokémon from 2018 Community Days were available in Raids and Eggs.
  • Pokémon from 2019 Community Days were available in the wild.
Last Resort Leafeon Leafeon[note 1]
Glaceon Glaceon[note 1]

2018

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
Pikachu Pikachu January 20, 2018 Surf Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu could also learn Surf via Charged TM during this event
Dratini Dratini February 24, 2018 Draco Meteor Dragonite Dragonite
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur March 25, 2018 Frenzy Plant Venusaur Venusaur
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Mareep Mareep April 15, 2018 Dragon Pulse Ampharos Ampharos
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Charmander Charmander May 19, 2018 Blast Burn Charizard Charizard
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Larvitar Larvitar June 16, 2018 Smack Down Tyranitar Tyranitar
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Squirtle Squirtle July 8, 2018 Hydro Cannon Blastoise Blastoise
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Sunglasses Squirtle could be obtained from event Field Research by catching 5 normal Squirtle.
Eevee Eevee August 11 and 12, 2018 Last Resort Eevee Eevee
Vaporeon Vaporeon
Jolteon Jolteon
Flareon Flareon
Espeon Espeon
Umbreon Umbreon
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Eevee evolved between the end of the Community Day on August 11 and the start of the Community Day on August 12 would also know Last Resort after evolving
Chikorita Chikorita September 22, 2018 Frenzy Plant Meganium Meganium
  • 3× Catch XP
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
For 30 minutes after the event ended, Ditto disguised as Meltan appeared.
Beldum Beldum October 21, 2018 Meteor Mash Metagross Metagross
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
Community Day repeated in some locations on October 28, 2018.
Cyndaquil Cyndaquil November 10, 2018 Blast Burn Typhlosion Typhlosion
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Catch Stardust
Community Day Celebration:
All previous featured Pokémon
November 30 - December 2, 2018 All previous exclusive moves Same as above

On December 1*:

  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Catch Stardust
  • 1/2 Egg distance hatching requirement
Shiny rates estimated to be 1/100[5]


Voting

February 2020

For the February 2020 Community Day, players were given the option to vote between four different possible Pokémon. On February 1, 2020, from 12 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. (local time), players voted for their choice by completing four different research tasks (one for each candidate); other than their name and voting mechanic, the tasks were otherwise identical, requiring the player to catch 20 Pokémon and rewarding them 200 Stardust upon completion. The winner was announced as Rhyhorn on February 3, 2020. The candidate Pokémon and their corresponding exclusive moves for their fully-evolved forms were:[6]

June and July 2020

A second voting was held on May 23-24 to decide for the June and July Community Days, conducted through Twitter.[7] The winner was announced as Weedle and the runner-up as Gastly soon after the voting closed on May 24.

September and October 2020

A third voting was held on August 22-23 to decide for the September and October Community Days, conducted through Twitter.[8] The winner was announced as Porygon and the runner-up as Charmander soon after the voting closed on August 23.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 社群日 Séhkwàhn Yaht
Mandarin 社群日 Shèqún Rì
France Flag.png French Journée Communauté
Germany Flag.png German Community Day
Italy Flag.png Italian Community Day
South Korea Flag.png Korean 커뮤니티 데이 Community Day
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Dia Comunitário
Spain Flag.png Spanish Día de la Comunidad
Thailand Flag.png Thai คอมมิวนิตี้เดย์ Community Day


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 This Pokémon was introduced in game in 2019 and gained access to Last Resort when evolved from Eevee during this Community Day.

References


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