Community Day

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 three hours. Recent Community Day events have allowed players to also obtain these exclusive moves during the two to five 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 are returns of previous Community Days in the same month as the original events, but on a different date. Community Day Classics last for three hours.

Event time

Community Day times are normally held for three hours, which was temporarily doubled to six hours from April 2020 to March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Incenses and Lure modules activated during the event also last for 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; starting 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 Day 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

April 2020 to March 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Day times were doubled, from 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. local time. Incenses and lure modules activated during the event lasted three hours. The Community Day duration was returned to three hours starting in April 2022.

April 2022

Community Day times were changed to 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. local time.

May 2022

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

September 2022

Community Day times were changed to 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. local time.

List of Community Day events

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

Community Day

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
  Rowlet January 6, 2024 Frenzy Plant   Decidueye
  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense)
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Rowlet
  • Shiny Rowlet, Dartrix and Decidueye debut
  • The featured Pokémon for the Timeless Travels were accidently revealed on December 1, 2023 through the main Pokémon website.[10]
  • Spirit Shackle permanently added to Decidueye's move pool
  Chansey February 4, 2024 Wild Charge   Blissey
  • 1/4 Egg distance hatching requirement
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense)
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Chansey
  • Happiny in 2km eggs
  Litten March 16, 2024 Blast Burn   Incineroar
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Litten
  • Shiny Litten, Torracat and Incineroar debut
  • Darkest Lariat permanently added to Incineroar's move pool
  Bellsprout April 20, 2024 Magical Leaf   Victreebel
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Bellsprout
  Bounsweet May 19, 2024 High Jump Kick   Tsareena
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Bounsweet
  • Shiny Bounsweet, Steenee and Tsareena debut
TBA June 9, 2024 TBA TBA
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
TBA July 21, 2024 TBA TBA
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event
TBA August 31, 2024 TBA TBA
  • 2× chance of receiving Candy XL from catching Pokémon (for Trainers level 31 and up)
  • 3-hour Incense
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • 50% reduced Stardust cost for trades, up to five hours after the event
  • 1 extra special trade per day, up to five hours after the event

Community Day Classic

Featured Pokémon Date Exclusive move Pokémon eligible for exclusive move Resource bonus Notes
  Porygon January 20, 2024 Tri Attack   Porygon-Z
  • 3x Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense)
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • PokéStop Showcases focusing on Porygon
  • Timed Research for some Upgrades and Sinnoh Stones
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Porygon
 Bagon April 7, 2024 Outrage  Salamence
  • 3x Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense)
  • 3-hour Lure Modules
  • PokéStop Showcases focusing on Bagon
  • Up to 5 photobombs by Bagon
TBA June 22, 2024 TBA TBA
  • 3x Catch XP
  • 3-hour Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense)
  • 3-hour Lure Modules

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:[11]

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.[12] The winner was announced as Weedle and the runner-up as Gastly soon after the voting closed on May 24.[13]

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.[14] The winner was announced as Porygon and the runner-up as Charmander soon after the voting closed on August 23.[15]

In other languages

Community Day

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 社群日 Séhkwàhn Yaht
Mandarin 社群日 Shèqún Rì
  French Journée Communauté
  German Community Day
  Indonesian Hari Komunitas
  Italian Community Day
  Korean 커뮤니티 데이 Community Day
  Portuguese Dia Comunitário
  Spanish Día de la Comunidad
  Thai คอมมิวนิตี้เดย์ Community Day
  Turkish Topluluk Günü

Community Day Classic

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 經典社群日
Mandarin 經典社群日
  French Journée Communauté Classique
  German Community Day Classic
  Indonesian Hari Komunitas Klasik
  Italian Community Day classico
  Korean 커뮤니티 데이(복각)
  Portuguese Dia Comunitário Clássico
  Spanish Día de la Comunidad Clásico
  Thai คอมมิวนิตี้เดย์ (รีเทิร์น) Community Day (Return)
  Turkish Klasik Topluluk Günü


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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