Monthly Community Days are the mainstay of the Pokémon GO calendar: Each month, for six hours on a Saturday or Sunday, a featured collectible monster is unleashed in greater numbers than usual. With a selection of great perks – increased shine rates, exclusive moves, and other bonuses – this is a great opportunity to go out in large numbers, meet other players, and work to complete your Pokédex.
In this regularly updated guide, we’ll tell you when to attend the next Community Day, as well as what to expect and how to prepare.
Besides, Niantic announced the following features and bonuses:
- For US $ 1.00 (or the equivalent price point in your local currency), you’ll be able to access Shinx Community Day’s exclusive Special Research Story: Flash, Spark, and Gleam.
- Event bonus
– 1/4 hatch distance when eggs are placed in an incubator during the event period
– Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
– Lure modules activated during the event will last three hours
– Take some snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- To celebrate the last Community Day event of the year before the big annual Community Day event in December, two additional bonuses will be available on Community Day in November:
– 3 × Transfer candies
– 4 times more chance of winning Candy XL when transferring Pokémon
- There will be a special one-time purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, including 50 Ultra Balls, four Incense, four Star Coins, and one Elite ChargedTM.
- 30 Ultra Balls will be available for free in the store. Don’t hesitate to come and pick them up during the event!
Community days are always held on a Saturday or Sunday every month and originally lasted 3 hours (although it was extended to 6 hours recently). They are usually held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in your local time zone (Where 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. recently)
Unfortunately, there is no sure-fire way to predict exactly when the next Pokémon GO Community Day will fall. Looking at the past dates, we can say that the community days are:
- More generally held on a Saturday rather than a Sunday
- More generally held the second or third weekend of the month
However, Niantic appears to be planning the event to both avoid and complement other events on his calendar. Expect Community Days to be announced 2-4 weeks before the event.
A significant increase in spawns for the featured Pokémon
The Pokémon featured are typically some of the most powerful, popular, and rarest in the game – in just one hour of Community Day, you can expect to see spawns of several months for the featured Pokémon. Stick around for the three hours and you should be able to fully evolve several of the Pokémon in question.
Increased chance of encountering a shiny version of the featured Pokémon
Driving fans crazy with anticipation and frustration in equal measure, the featured Pokemon is much more likely to be bright when appearing during Community Day. In the larger context of the Pokémon series, GO actually presents one of the fastest, least time-consuming ways to catch Shiny Pokémon.. Lucky players can get multiple shiny versions during the event – but there’s always the chance you’ll walk away empty-handed.
A key tip for newcomers – Shiny Pokémon do not appear Shiny on the Pokémon GO card. You have to tap on it and enter capture mode to see if they are shiny or not.
Exclusive event moves for featured Pokémon evolutions
During the event (and for an hour after), the Pokémon presented will receive a unique attack if it evolves in its final evolution. Note that the Fast / ChargedTM item will not give you attack. Movements exclusive to the event are usually announced a few days before Community Day.
Increased lure duration
Each community day to date has had an extension of the wait time on decoys for 3 hours. Stick one on a Pokéstop and anyone who passes can benefit from increased Pokémon spawns.
Hatch, XP, or Stardust Boosts
Niantic adds one last advantage (from the following list) in the Community Day package:
- A 3x increase for the XP earned by catching a Pokémon, or
- A 3x increase in Stardust obtained by catching a Pokémon, or
- A 4x increase in egg hatching speed
These perks stack with rate-increasing items – so consider stocking up Lucky Eggs, Star Coins, and Super Incubators, to further increase their respective perks.
Niantic offers a Community Day Box for 480 Pokécoins in the store. This usually contains 30 Ultra Balls and a combination of Lucky Eggs, Star Coins, Lure Mods, and Egg Incubators.
Thematic field research
Pokéstops will dispense field research tasks and rewards on the theme of the featured Pokémon.
Assuming you’re interested in the headlining monster, it’s a good idea to start stocking up useful items a week or two before community day. You should get:
- Quite Pinap Pokéballs and Berries to catch and evolve your Pokémon, (or as many Pokémon as you want):
- At the bare minimum, you need 32 Pokéballs (or 18 Pokéballs and 18 Pinap Berries) to catch and evolve a single Pokémon in three stages from scratch (assuming you never miss and “transfer” all Pokémon except one to Professor Willow)
- Obviously, we recommend entering Community Day with two to three times the numbers above to be on the safe side – and watch out for Featured Pokémon with higher candy requirements / split evolutions.
- Keep some Ultra Balls and Razz Berries (preferably Silver / Gold) in reserve for all difficult to catch Shinies
- Lures – the advantage of 3 hours duration means that community days are a great time to try out the 200 PokéCoin Glacial, mossy and magnetic lures (they attract different Pokémon and will allow you to get Glaceon / Leafeon / Probopass and Magnezone)
- lucky eggs, star coins and super incubators – Their effects stack with the XP, Stardust, and Egg Hatching perks that Niantic has planned for the event
Previous Pokémon GO Community Days – List of Pokémon Exclusive Movements and Previous Community Days Events
- November 2021: Shinx (Psychic Fangs)
- October 2021: Twilight (Shadow Ball)
- September 2021: Oshawott (hydraulic cannon)
- August 2021: Eevee (Last Resort), Vaporeon (Scald), Jolteon (Zap Cannon), Flareon (Superpuissance), Espeon (Shadow Ball), Umbreon (Psychic), Leafeon (Bullet Seed), Glaceon (Water Pulse), Sylveon (Psyshock)
- July 2021: Tepig (Blast Burn)
- June 2021: Gible (Might of Earth)
- May 2021: Swablu (Explosion of the Moon)
- April 2021: Snivy (frenzied plant)
- March 2021: Fletchling (Incinerate)
- February 2021: Roselia (Weather Ball and Bullet Seed)
- January 2021: macho
- December 2020: 12th – Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Seedot, Piplup, 13th – Charmander, Electabuzz, Magmar, Magikarp, Porygon (see below for exclusive attacks)
- November 2020: 15th – Electabuzz (flamethrower), 21st – Magmar (flash)
- October 2020: Charmander (Dragon’s Breath)
- September 2020: Porygon (Tri attack)
- August 2020: Magikarp (Aqua Tail)
- July 2020: Gastly (Shadow Punch)
- June 2020: Weedle (Drill Series)
- May 2020: Seedot (bullet seed)
- April 2020: Abra (Counter)
- February 2020: Rhyhorn (Demolitionist)
- January 2020: Piplup (hydraulic cannon)
- December 2019: Repetition of all previous appearances (see below)
- November 2019: Chimchar (Explosive Burn)
- October 2019: Trapinch (terrestrial energy)
- September 2019: Turtle (frenzied plant)
- August 2019: Ralts (Synchronize)
- July 2019: Mudkip (hydraulic cannon / muddy water)
- June 2019: Slakoth (Body Slam)
- May 2019: Torchic (Blast Burn / Blaze Kick)
- April 2019: Bagon (Indignation)
- March 2019: Treecko (frantic plant)
- February 2019: Swinub (Ancient Power)
- January 2019: Totodile (Hydro cannon)
- December 2018: Repetition of 2018 appearances (see below)
- November 2018: Cyndaquil (Blast Burn)
- October 2018: Beldum (Meteor Mash)
- September 2018: Chikorita (frenzy plant)
- August 2018: Eevee (Last Resort)
- July 2018: Squirtle (Hydro Cannon)
- June 2018: Larvitar (Smack Down)
- May 2018: Charmander (Blast Burn)
- April 2018: Mareep (Dragon Pulse)
- March 2018: Bulbasaur (frenzied plant)
- February 2018: Dratini (Draco Metor)
- January 2018: Pikachu (Surf)