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 are in effect during the event, such as increased XP, Stardust, shiny rate and Lure Modules activated during the event last for three hours.[1]

List of Community Days

No Date Pokémon Attack Bonuses
1 January 20th, 2018 Pikachu.pngPikachu shiny.png
Pikachu
Surf XP
3-hour Lures
2 February 24th, 2018 Dratini.pngDratini shiny.png
Dratini
Draco Meteor 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
3 March 25th, 2018 Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur shiny.png
Bulbasaur
Frenzy Plant 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
4 April 15th, 2018 Mareep.pngMareep shiny.png
Mareep
Dragon Pulse 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
5 May 19th, 2018 Charmander.pngCharmander shiny.png
Charmander
Blast Burn 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
6 June 16th, 2018 [2] Larvitar.pngLarvitar shiny.png
Larvitar
Smack Down 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
7 July 8th, 2018 [2] Squirtle.pngSquirtle shiny.png
Squirtle 2
Hydro Cannon 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
8 August 11th–12th, 2018 [2] Eevee.pngEevee shiny.png
Eevee
Last Resort 3 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
9 September 22nd, 2018 Chikorita.pngChikorita shiny.png
Chikorita
Frenzy Plant 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
10 October 21st, 2018 [3] Beldum.pngBeldum shiny.png
Beldum
Meteor Mash 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
11 November 10th, 2018 [3] Cyndaquil.pngCyndaquil shiny.png
Cyndaquil
Blast Burn 1 2× catch XP
2× catch Stardust
12 Nov 30th – Dec 3rd, 2018 Community Day December 2018.png
Pokémon featured in 11 previous Community Days.
Various 2× catch XP
2× catch Stardust
1/2 Egg Distance
3-hour Lures
13 January 12th, 2019 Totodile.pngTotodile shiny.png
Totodile
Hydro Cannon 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
14 February 16th, 2019 Swinub.pngSwinub shiny.png
Swinub
Ancient Power 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
15 March 23rd, 2019 Treecko.pngTreecko shiny.png
Treecko
Frenzy Plant 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
16 April 13th, 2019 Bagon.pngBagon shiny.png
Bagon
Outrage 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
17 May 19th, 2019 [4] Torchic.pngTorchic shiny.png
Torchic
Blast Burn 1

Blaze Kick 4

3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
18 June 8th, 2019 [4] Slakoth.pngSlakoth shiny.png
Slakoth
Body Slam[5] 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
19 July 21st, 2019 [4] Mudkip.pngMudkip shiny.png
Mudkip
Hydro Cannon 1

Muddy Water 4

3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
20 August 3rd, 2019 [4] Ralts.pngRalts shiny.png
Ralts
Synchronoise 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
21 September 15th, 2019 Turtwig.pngTurtwig shiny.png
Turtwig
Frenzy Plant 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
22 October 12th, 2019 Trapinch.pngTrapinch shiny.png
Trapinch
Earth Power 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Lures
23 November 16th, 2019 Chimchar.pngChimchar shiny.png
Chimchar
Blast Burn 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
24 Dec 14th – 15th, 2019 Community Day December 2019.png
Pokémon featured in 11 previous Community Days in wild. More in Eggs and Raids.
Various 2× catch XP
2× catch Stardust
1/2 Egg Distance
3-hour Lures
25 January 19th, 2020 [6] Piplup.pngPiplup shiny.png
Piplup
Hydro Cannon 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Lures
26 February 22nd, 2020 [7] Rhyhorn.pngRhyhorn shiny.png
Rhyhorn
Rock Wrecker 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Lures
27 April 25th, 2020 [8] Abra.pngAbra shiny.png
Abra
Counter 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Incense
Special Research
28 May 24th, 2020 [9] Seedot.pngSeedot shiny.png
Seedot
Bullet Seed 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Incense
Special Research
29 June 20th, 2020 [10] Weedle.pngWeedle shiny.png
Weedle
Drill Run 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Incense
30 July 19th, 2020 [11] Gastly.pngGastly shiny.png
Gastly
Shadow Punch 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Incense
Special Research
31 August 8th, 2020 [12] Magikarp.pngMagikarp shiny.png
Magikarp
Aqua Tail 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Incense
Special Research
32 September 20th, 2020 [13] Porygon.pngPorygon shiny.png
Porygon
Tri Attack 1 3× catch XP
3-hour Incense
Special Research
Time Research
33 October 17th, 2020 [14] Charmander.pngCharmander shiny.png
Charmander
Dragon Breath 1 3× catch Stardust
3-hour Incense
Special Research
Time Research
34 November 15th, 2020 [15] Electabuzz.pngElectabuzz shiny.png
Electabuzz
Flamethrower 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Incense
Special Research
Timed Research
35 November 21st, 2020 Magmar.pngMagmar shiny.png
Magmar
Thunderbolt 1 1/4 Egg distance
3-hour Incense
Special Research
Timed Research

Footnotes:

  1. The featured attack is exclusive to the featured Pokémon's final evolution within its family. In order to obtain the featured Attack, the Pokémon must be evolved fully within the duration of the event. Trainers cannot use TMs to obtain the attack.
  2. By completing Research tasks obtained during the event, there was an encounter of a Squirtle wearing sunglasses as reward. [16]
  3. The featured attack was available for all members in its evolution family until 1:00pm PDT on Monday August 13, 2018.[17]
  4. Beginning on Community Day, Trainers can use TMs to teach this new move to the featured Pokémon's final evolution within its family.

Event hours

Since April 2020 Community Day, the event has been named Community Day: Play at Home Edition, which event hours are from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on local time, with extra two hours to evolve to get the exclusive move.[8]

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the event duration was three hours based on local time, with extra two hours to evolve to get the exclusive move.

Event hour changes

Since the the March 2019 event, the event times have been based on local time.

From Until Start Time
2020, January 2020, February 11:00 A.M. (Northern Hemisphere)
3:00 P.M. (Southern Hemisphere)[18]
2019, September 2019, December 11:00 A.M.
2019, July 2019, August 4:00 P.M.
2019, March 2019, June 3:00 P.M.[19]

Original event hours

Region Start Time End Time Time Zone
Africa 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
Americas 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)
Asia-Pacific 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
India 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
Middle East 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
UK 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. BST (GMT +1) [20]

Vote

September and October 2020

The September and October 2020 Community Day featured Pokémon were voted by players.[21][22] The winner and the first runner-up would be featured in September and October respectively. The candidates and their exclusive moves are:

The vote was available in the official Twitter page on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) until Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

June and July 2020

The June and July 2020 Community Day featured Pokémon were voted by players.[23] The winner and the first runner-up would be featured in June and July respectively. The candidates and their exclusive moves are:

This time, the vote was available in the official Twitter page on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) until Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).

February 2020

The February 2020 Community Day featured Pokémon was voted by players.[7] The candidates and their exclusive moves are:

On February 1st in your local time zone, every PokéStop had a voting-related task. The requirement of the task were the same for each Pokémon. One research task completed equated to one vote for the Pokémon listed on the completed task. Trainers could complete more than one voting task, and they each count as a vote for the Pokémon listed. The winner, Rhyhorn, was announced on February 3rd.[24]

According to dataminers, one more future set will be voted by players: [25]

Special Research

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.

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

  • Not counting December, Community Days happen on either Saturdays or Sundays.
    • Except for August, 2018 event which happens on both Saturday and Sunday of that month.
  • Fast TMs and Charged TMs don't grant exclusive moves during Community Day.
    • However, exclusively, during the first Community Day in January, 2018 Charged TMs could grant any previously captured Pikachu Surf.
  • Unlocking the second Charged Attack does not grant exclusive moves during Community Day.
  • Research done by player community estimates that there was a 1 in 22.7 chance of capturing a shiny Pikachu.[26]
    • 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.[27]
  • The August 2018 Community Day was the first multi-day event and featured split-evolutions.
  • 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.
  • The September 2018 Community Day allowed Trainers to evolve their Bayleef up to 30 minutes after the event had ended.
  • From the October 2018 to August 2019 Community Day, Trainers were allowed to evolve their Pokemon up to an hour after the event had ended.
  • Due to serious issues impacting October 2018 Community Day in the Asia-Pacific region, an additional Community Day was held on October 28th, 2018.[28][29]
  • Due to server issues impacting April 2019 Community Day in GMT +8, +9 and +10 time zones, affected events were extended for two hours.[30][31] However, Niantic forgot to extend the evolution period. Outrage was not available for Salamence until ~8:30 P.M. local time.[32]
  • 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.[33] 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.[34]
  • Due to a serious typhoon in Japan, the October 2019 Community Day in Japan was postponed to October 26th.[35][36]
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March 2020 Community Day had been postponed.[37] This is the first Community Day that was postponed worldwide. The exclusive move for Alakazam was still unknown at this point.
    • Abra Community Day was rescheduled on April 25th. Niantic called it as Community Day: Play at Home Edition.[8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Introducing Pokémon GO Community Day!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-01-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-08.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SerebiiNet. (2018, August 14). Serebii Update: The next Community Day timings beyond September have been announced. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-08-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 You'll Need a Bigger Bottle of Sunscreen for Our Pokémon GO Summer Events 2019! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-04-04.
  5. 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.
  6. Pokémon GO 2019 year in review Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-17.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Make your voices heard—vote for February Community Day’s featured Pokémon Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-01-28.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Abra Community Day rescheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020 Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-16.
  9. Community Day: Play at Home Edition featuring Seedot! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-23.
  10. The featured Pokémon for June Community Day is Weedle! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-06-20.
  11. The featured Pokémon for July Community Day is Gastly! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-03.
  12. The featured Pokémon for August Community Day is... Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-29.
  13. Porygon will be featured during September Community Day! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-09-05.
  14. Charmander will be featured during October Community Day! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-09-30.
  15. Electabuzz and Magmar will be featured during November’s Community Day events! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-10-28.
  16. PokemonGoApp. Attention, Trainers: if you complete Field Research tasks during Community Day, you may have a chance to encounter Squirtle sporting sunglasses.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-03.
  17. 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.
  18. Updated January Community Day times for Northern and Southern Hemispheres Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-18.
  19. NianticHelp. New for March Community Day. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-02-22.
  20. NianticHelp. (2018, March 21). Attn: UK Community Day attendees!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-03-22.
  21. PokemonGoApp. Exciting news, Trainers! September AND October #PokemonGOCommunityDay will be decided by the community!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-08-12.
  22. September and October Community Day voting is coming! Will Charmander, Caterpie, Grimer, or Porygon be the winner? Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-08-17.
  23. Community Day voting is back! Which Pokémon will you choose to be featured during June and July Community Days? Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-05-19.
  24. The featured Pokémon for February Community Day is... Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-02-11.
  25. Voting Quests Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-03-09.
  26. Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.
  27. PokemonGo Blog. Pokémon GO Fun and Festivities at Unibail-Rodamco Shopping Centers in February!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-07-16.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. October Community Day in Japan postponed due to typhoon. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-26.
  36. Postponed Japan Trapinch Community Day will take place on Saturday October 26th. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-10-26.
  37. Updates to events: Abra Community Day. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-13.

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