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Community Day is a monthly worldwide event in Pokémon GO dedicated to celebrate players in the Pokémon GO community.[1]

Features

Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community.[1]

Once a month, Niantic hosts a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which appears frequently around the world for just a few hours. When caught or evolved during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses can be in effect during the event, such as increased XP, Stardust, reduced distance to hatch Eggs, increased shiny rate, 3-hours Lure Module or 3-hours Incense.[1]

The December events are a special edition featuring previous Pokémon and Moves, diferent days and time and additional bonuses.

List of Community Days

All these events featured 3-hour Lures bonus:

Community Day 2018 January.jpg

Pikachu
Jan 18th, 2018

Icon Water.png Surf
XP
Community Day 2018 February.jpg

Dratini
Feb 24th, 2018

Icon Dragon.png Draco Meteor
3× catch Stardust
Community Day 2018 March.jpg

Bulbasaur
Mar 25th, 2018

Icon Grass.png Frenzy Plant
3× catch XP
Community Day April 2018.jpg

Mareep
Apr 15th, 2018

Icon Dragon.png Dragon Pulse
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day May 2018.jpg

Charmander
May 19th, 2018

Icon Fire.png Blast Burn
3× catch Stardust
Community Day June 2018.jpg

Larvitar
Jun 16th, 2018

Icon Rock.png Smack Down
3× catch XP
Community Day July 2018.jpg

Squirtle
Jul 8th, 2018

Icon Water.png Hydro Cannon
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day August 2018.jpg

Eevee
Aug 11th - 12th, 2018

Icon Normal.png Last Resort
3× catch XP
Community Day September 2018.jpg

Chikorita
Sep 22nd, 2018

Icon Grass.png Frenzy Plant
3× catch XP
Community Day October 2018.jpg

Beldum
Oct 21st, 2018

Icon Steel.png Meteor Mash
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day November 2018.jpg

Cyndaquil
Nov 10th, 2018

Icon Fire.png Blast Burn
2× catch XP and 2× catch Stardust
Community Day December 2018.jpg

Previous Pokémon and moves
Nov 30th - Dec 3rd, 2018

2× catch XP, 2× catch Stardust, and 1/2 Egg Distance
Community Day January 2019.jpg

Totodile
Jan 12th, 2019

Icon Water.png Hydro Cannon
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day February 2019.jpg

Swinub
Feb 16th, 2019

Icon Rock.png Ancient Power
3× catch Stardust
Community Day March 2019.jpg

Treecko
Mar 23rd, 2019

Icon Grass.png Frenzy Plant
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day April 2019.jpg

Bagon
Apr 13th, 2019

Icon Dragon.png Outrage
3× catch XP
Community Day May 2019.jpg

Torchic
May 19th, 2019

Icon Fire.png Blast Burn
3× catch Stardust[2]
Community Day June 2019.jpg

Slakoth
Jun 8th, 2019

Icon Normal.png Body Slam
1/4 Egg distance[3]
Community Day July 2019.jpg

Mudkip
Jul 21st, 2019

Icon Water.png Hydro Cannon
3× catch XP
Community Day August 2019.jpg

Ralts
Aug 3rd, 2019

Icon Psychic.png Synchronoise
1/4 Egg distance
Community Day September 2019.jpg

Turtwig
Sep 15th, 2019

Icon Grass.png Frenzy Plant
3× catch Stardust
Community Day October 2019.jpg

Trapinch
Oct 12th, 2019

Icon Ground.png Earth Power
3× catch XP
Community Day November 2019.jpg

Chimchar
Nov 16th, 2019

Icon Fire.png Blast Burn
1/4 Egg distance
December_2019_Community_Day

December 2019 Community Day
Nov 30th - Dec 3rd

(Check article for details)
Community Day January 2020.jpg

Piplup
Jan 19th, 2020

Icon Water.png Hydro Cannon
1/4 Egg distance[4]
February 2020 Community Day

Rhyhorn
Feb 22nd, 2020

Icon Rock.png Ancient Power
3× catch Stardust

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, since April 2020, the event has been named Community Day: Play at Home Edition featuring new bonuses, Special researches, event duration and time. For further details check each event individual page.

April 2020 Community Day

Abra
Apr 25th, 2020
May 2020 Community Day

Seedot
May 24th, 2020
June 2020 Community Day

Weedle
Jun 20th, 2020
July 2020 Community Day

Gastly
Jul 19th, 2020
August 2020 Community Day

Magikarp
Aug 8th, 2020
September 2020 Community Day

Porygon
Sep 20th, 2020
October 2020 Community Day

Charmander
Oct 17th, 2020
November 2020 Community Day - Electabuzz

Electabuzz
Nov 15th, 2020
November 2020 Community Day - Magmar

Magmar
Nov 21st, 2020
January 2021 Community Day

Machop
Jan 16th, 2021
February 2021 Community Day

Roselia
Feb 7th, 2021
March 2021 Community Day

Fletchling
Mar 6th, 2021
April 2021 Community Day

Snivy
Apr 11th, 2021
May 2021 Community Day

Swablu
May 15th, 2021
June 2021 Community Day

Gible
Jun 6th, 2021
July 2021 Community Day

Tepig
Jul 3rd, 2021
August 2021 Community Day

Eevee
Aug 14th - 15th, 2021
September 2021 Community Day

Oshawott
Sep 19th, 2021
October 2021 Community Day

Duskull
Oct 9th, 2021
November 2021 Community Day

Shinx
Nov 21st, 2021

Event hours

From January 2018 to February 2019, the Community Day event hours were based on specific timezones and regions. Since the the March 2019 event, the event times have been based on local time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, since April 2020, the event has been named Community Day: Play at Home Edition and the duration of the event was changed from three hours to six hours. Community Days happen on either Saturdays or Sundays.

Events Region Start Time End Time Time Zone
Since March 2020 Wordwide 11:00 A.M 5:00 P.M. Local time
January to February 2020 Northern Hemisphere 11:00 A.M.[5] 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.
September to December 2019 Wordwide 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.
July to August 2019 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M.
March to June 2019 3:00 P.M.[6] 6:00 P.M.
January 2018 to February 2019 Asia-Pacific 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Americas 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)
Africa, Europe, India and Middle East UTC (GMT +0)
UK BST (GMT +1) [7]

The December events and the Eevee Community Days had different event periods. For details access each event individual page.

Events Days
August 2021 - Eevee Friday to Monday
December 2020 Saturday and Sunday
December 2019 Saturday and Sunday
December 2018 Friday to Monday
August 2018 - Eevee1 Saturday and Sunday
  1. The featured attack was available for all members in its evolution family until 1:00pm PDT on August 13th, 2018.[8]

Exclusive Moves

The featured attack is exclusive to the featured Pokémon's final evolution within its family. The exceptions are the January 2018 event, featuring Pikachu, and the two events featuring Eevee where the caught Pokémon had the exclusive Move. Trainers cannot use TMs to obtain the attack with exception of January 2018 event. Unlocking the second Charged Attack does not grant exclusive moves during Community Day.

In order to obtain the featured Attack, the Pokémon must be evolved fully within the duration of the event or during the additional hours.

Events Additional time
Since September 2019 2 hours
October 2018 to August 2019 1 hour
September 2018 30 minutes

Voting

The following Community Days are chosen by Trainer's votes. For details, see each event individual page.

Event Candidates
September and October 2020
June and July 2020
February 2020

According to dataminers, one more future set may be voted by players.[9] It is possible that this set was abandoned though.

Special Research

Main article: List of Special Research tasks#Community Day Researches

Since the Abra Community Day, for US$1 (or the equivalent in local currency), the player can unlock a Community Day–exclusive Special Research series.

Shop special offer

Community Day Box.png

Main article: List of shop special offers and promotions#Community Day

Starting with February 2018 Community Day there were several purchasable item bundle boxes from the shop for the time of each Community Day, except July 2018 and February 2019.

Since March 2018 Community Day they've been officially called "Community Day Box" and since May 2018 Community Day these boxes started to use separate graphic asset that would distinguish them from other special offer boxes in the shop.

Videos

Trivia

  • Research done by player community estimates that there was a 1 in 22.7 chance of capturing a shiny Pikachu.[10]
    • The same 1 in 22.7 chance of catching shiny variant of featured Pokémon applies to the next Community Days.
  • With game update to version 0.101.0, there was graphic asset called "Community Day Box" added to the game files.
  • During the Dratini Community Day until February 26, all 58 Unibail-Rodamco Pokémon GO shopping center locations across Europe activated Lure Modules at the PokéStops in their shopping centers from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. local time.[11]
  • Following the conclusion September 2018 Community Day event, players reported sightings of an undiscovered Pokémon, who was later identified as Meltan, which turned into Ditto once captured.
  • Due to serious issues impacting October 2018 Community Day in the Asia-Pacific region, an additional Community Day was held on October 28th, 2018.[12][13]
  • Due to server issues impacting April 2019 Community Day in GMT +8, +9 and +10 time zones, affected events were extended for two hours.[14][15] However, Niantic forgot to extend the evolution period. Outrage was not available for Salamence until ~8:30 P.M. local time.[16]
    • Niantic has never acknowledged this mistake in public.
  • Due to the weather function was down during June 2019 Community Day on EMEA region, there was no increased spawn of Slakoth during the event hour.[17] Niantic later announced Slakoth Day will return on July 4th to 7th. It was also stated that Slakoth spawn won't affect Pokémon appearance in Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019.[18]
  • Due to a serious typhoon in Japan, the October 2019 Community Day in Japan was postponed to October 26th.[19][20]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Introducing Pokémon GO Community Day!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-01-13.
  2. You'll Need a Bigger Bottle of Sunscreen for Our Pokémon GO Summer Events 2019! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-04.
  3. SerebiiNet. (2019, May 22). Serebii Update: Official Taiwanese Pokémon GO Twitter account states the move Slaking gets in next month's Community Day is Body Slam. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-05-23.
  4. Pokémon GO 2019 year in review Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-17.
  5. Updated January Community Day times for Northern and Southern Hemispheres Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-18.
  6. NianticHelp. New for March Community Day. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-02-22.
  7. NianticHelp. (2018, March 21). Attn: UK Community Day attendees!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-03-22.
  8. PokemonGoApp. (2018, August 8). Our special Community Day weekend has one more surprise for you! You can evolve your Eevee until 1 P.M. PDT on Monday, August 13, and its Evolution will know the exclusive move Last Resort!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  9. Voting Quests Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-03-09.
  10. Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  11. PokemonGo Blog. Pokémon GO Fun and Festivities at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centers in February!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-16.
  12. PokemonGoApp. Attention, Trainers. We apologize for gameplay issues impacting Community Day in the Asian-Pacific region. We will be holding an additional Beldum Community Day for Asia-Pacific Trainers to make up for the inconvenience.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-10-31.
  13. PokemonGoApp. Due to gameplay issues impacting Community Day in the Asian-Pacific region, we will be holding an additional Beldum Community Day for Trainers in the Asia-Pacific region on October 28, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-10-31.
  14. NianticHelp. Trainers, we're still working on resolving the server issues. We have extended Community Day for an extra hour for the affected time zones (GMT+8, GMT+9 and GMT+10).. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-04-13.
  15. NianticHelp. The server issues have been addressed and we have extended Community Day for an additional hour for the affected time zones (GMT+7, GMT+8, GMT+9 and GMT+10).. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-04-13.
  16. Evolution is NOT extended to 9pm (GMT +8), just evolved my Shelgon and got DM instead of Outrage.. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-04-13.
  17. NianticHelp. Trainers, we are aware of gameplay issues that impacted the EMEA region during Community Day. Please stay tuned for a future announcement that includes the return of Slakoth later this summer.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-06-11.
  18. NianticHelp. (2019, June 25). Attention Trainers in EMEA: Starting July 4th at 10am CEST until July 7th at 6pm CEST, Slakoth will be appearing more frequently in your region. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-06-26.
  19. October Community Day in Japan postponed due to typhoon. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-26.
  20. Postponed Japan Trapinch Community Day will take place on Saturday October 26th. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-26.

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