The Pokémon Go Community Day is a reoccurring, monthly event highlighting a specific Pokémon that encourages players to get out and play together worldwide.
Each event will see increased spawns of the Pokémon for a limited time, and give them an exclusive Community Day move for their final evolution - and several other bonuses you can take advantage of during the event itself.
This page features not only the next Community Day date and time and highlighted Pokémon, but also a Community Day list of all previous events and their respective exclusive moves.
On this page:
- What is Community Day in Pokémon Go?
- Pokémon Go's next Community Day: November Community Day date and time explained
- Pokémon Go's next Community Day Classic: November Community Day Classic date and time explained
- How to prepare for Pokémon Go Community Day
- Pokémon Go Community Day list: All exclusive moves list and how they work
- Pokémon Go Community Day Classic list: All exclusive moves list
What is Community Day in Pokémon Go?
Community Day takes place on one weekend day every month and lasts a total of three hours.
As well as increasing spawns of the highlighted Pokémon, there are bonuses during that period of time - such as double XP, Stardust or Lure Modules - as additional incentives to get out there and playing, including the highlighted Pokémon having an increased chance of being shiny, and the ability to reach the highlighted Pokémon's evolution an exclusive move.
It's a great way to get resources and a rare version of the highlighted Pokémon, but it's as the name suggests, is a great way to team up with other players.
Pokémon Go's next Community Day: November Community Day date and time explained
Here's everything you need to know about the November Community Day:
Highlighted Pokémon: Wooper and Paldean Wooper
Date: Sunday 5th November
Time: 2pm to 5pm local time
Bonus 1: 1/4 Hatch Distance for any Egg placed in an Incubator during event hours
Bonus 2: Double catch candy
Bonus 3: Double chance to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon for players Level 31 or above
Bonus 4: Lure Modules activated during the event will last three hours
Bonus 5: Incense activated during the event will last three hours
Bonus 6: Between 2pm to 10pm (local hours), trades will require 50% less Stardust
Bonus 7: Can conduct one additional Special Trade can be conducted between 2pm to 10pm (local time), for a total of two Special Trades on that day
Bonus 8: A number of snapshots will have a photobomb
Bonus 9: Event-themed stickers earned by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts or purchased from the in-game store
Bonus 10: Event-exclusive field research tasks rewarding with Wooper and Paldean Wooper encounters, Stardust, Ultra Balls and more
Exclusive move for evolutions: Aqua Tail (Water-type Charged Attack) for Quagsire and Megahorn (Bug-type Charged Attack) for Clodsire
Bonus Raids: From 5pm to 10pm on the Community Day, you'll be able to battle Wooper or Paldean Wooper in four-star raids. If you defeat one of these Pokémon in a four-star raid, then Wooper or Paldean Wooper will appear around the Gym which hosted it for 30 minutes and will have the same increased shiny rate as those which appeared during the Community Day.
These raids can not be joined using a Remote Raid Pass.
How useful is this Community Day?
Personally, I believe that November's Community Day is a great event. (An opinion which is definately not based on my love for Clodsire. Not at all...) This is due to it seeing both the release of a new Gen 9 Pokémon and the first Paldean regional variant in Pokémon Go - Paldean Wooper and Clodsire. Thanks to the double catch candy bonus, you'll quickly be able to add Clodsire to your Paldea Pokédex.
What makes this Community Day even better is that it also includes the release of shiny Paldean Wooper and Clodsire. Thanks to the increased shiny rates that come with every Community Day, you should easily find these new shiny Pokémon if you just keep catching Paldean Woopers.
Don't forget to spend some time catching original flavour Wooper though as it also benefits from those increased shiny rates. This makes November's Community Day the perfect time to add a shiny Wooper and Quagsire to your collection if you haven't done so already!
Finally, the bonuses for this Community Day are quite good too - namely the reduced hatch distance for eggs. Keep in mind that this will only effect eggs placed in Incubators during event hours (2pm to 5pm local time), but it will still help you clear some of that backlog. You could even combine this event with battling the Team Rocket Leaders for some 12km eggs. Who knows, maybe you'll finally get that female Salandit...
Pokémon Go's next Community Day Classic: November Community Day Classic date and time explained
The Community Day Classic events in Pokémon Go highlight past Community Day Pokémon and, alongside a host of bonuses, offers you the chance to get Pokémon with exclusive attacks you might have missed.
Here's everything you need to know about November’s Community Day Classic:
Highlighted Pokémon: Mareep
Date: Saturday 25th November
Time: 2pm to 5pm (local time)
Bonus 1: Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
Bonus 2: Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
Bonus 3: Eggs placed in Incubators during event hours will have 1/4 hatch distance
Bonus 4: Pokémon photobombing Go Snapshot
Bonus 5: Field research tasks with rewards including Mareep encounters, Stardust and Great Balls
Bonus 6: PokéStop Showcases
Exclusive moves for evolution (Ampharos): Dragon Pulse (Charged Dragon-type attack)
How useful is this Community Day Classic?
Once upon a time, back when Gen 2 had been recently released, Mareep was quite the rarity in Pokémon Go. I remember leaving my friends at a cafe, so I could run up the street to catch my first electric sheep. Years later, and after its original Community Day, Mareep is quite the common sight - often popping up randomly as I explore the world with Pokémon Go.
Not only does the increased number of spawning Mareep make collecting the Candy for its evolution far easier, but the increased shiny rates mean you’ve got a good chance of encountering multiple purple sheep.
Outside of the Pokédex, however, the usefulness of Mareep and its evolutions is quite low. While Ampharos is a good Electric-type Pokémon, it has long since been eclipsed by far stronger contenders and, if you were going to use it, we recommend focusing on its Shadow form instead.
Mega Ampharos is a different story though thanks to it being the second best Electric-type Mega Evolution sitting behind Mega Manectric. Due to this, it’s still worth hunting down a Mareep with perfect IVs during this event purely to Mega Evolve Ampharos. Just remember that you’ll need to collect the correct Mega Energy separately to the event if you don’t have enough already.
How to prepare for Pokémon Go Community Day
First of all, the secret allure of Community Day is the introduction of a shiny version of the highlighted Pokémon, which will have a boosted rate during the event. That, combined with the increased spawns, makes it easy to get a a handful of shinies across the six hours.
Remember, unlike high IV Pokémon, shinies don't appear in the same place for everyone like high-IV Pokémon - there's a random chance of each one you encounter could be a shiny. If you're struggling, try 'shiny checking', by tapping a Pokémon, then backing out without catching, then moving on to the next.
Second, there will be bonus Field Research. Community Days also have their own special Field Research tasks based on the specific Pokémon the day is highlighting. The rewards are usually just consumable items - Berries and the like - but it's an additional thing to complete as you play.
Third, every Community Day offers 3-Hour Lures. This is the perfect day to catch as many Pokémon as physically possible, and with the increased spawn rate, increase your chances of finding a shiny.
The best way to take advantage of these bonuses is to find a set of PokéStops that are in quick walking distance or one another. You can then set up a Lure Module in one (or in multiple) and then walk between the PokéStops; taking advantage of the Lure and ensuring that you don't run out of Poké Balls or Berries.
It's also an ideal time to experiment with either a Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure or Magnetic Lure Modules. These special lures attract a specific type of Pokémon depending on your chosen Lure. If you wanted to catch Water or Ice Pokémon, for example, then you would use a Glacial Lure Module. These specialised Lure Modules cost 200 PokéCoins from the in-game shop..
There are also specific bonuses for each Community Day, from reduced hatching distance to increased Stardust and XP. Even without the bonuses, remember Community Day is an opportunity to catch a lot of creatures in a short space of time, useful if you want to get through the backlog of Eggs in your roster, or put on a Lucky Egg or Star Piece to increase your gains from catches.
Remember, if there is a deduced hatch rate, you only get bonus on Eggs you put into incubators during Community Day bonus hours. If you have an egg in an incubator before the event starts, it's hatch distance still stay the same. Also, if you don't hatch it before the event ends, it will stay that reduced distance until it does - so worth cramming one last one in before the event finishes!
Also before the event itself, it may also be worth stockpiling Pinap Berries and Great or Ultra Balls. The Pinaps will increase your Candy gains - useful for evolving and powering up after the event ends - and you can really burn through Poké Balls over the course of the event. If you run out, then spin PokéStops or complete the newly added Field Research that appears.
Finally, make sure you evolve the highlighted Pokémon to its third evolution to get an exclusive move. More of this in the following section...
The Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Party Up! event is currently running and players who didn't earn a Master Ball via Timed Investigation: Master Ball can purchase the Special Research: Master Ball quest. Party Play - Pokémon Go's multiplayer feature - is here, along with the Welcome Party quest. Be sure to fight in the Go Battle League, compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go Community Day list: All exclusive moves list and how they work
Every featured Pokémon during a Community Day weekend will offer an exclusive move when evolved to its final evolution.
Not only are these exclusive to these weekends, but they are more often than not the best move their third evolution can offer, and can propel them up the meta.
You have two hours after the Community Day ends to evolve the Pokémon to get their move, so don't worry about having to sort through your collection during the six hour window.
If you miss out on evolving the Pokémon once Community Day weekend is over to get the exclusive move, don't panic - you can use an Elite TM, or wait until December, where a special weekend will give you another chance to catch and evolve that previous year's Community Day Pokémon.
Pokémon Go Community Day exclusive moves list:
|Community Day Pokémon||Exclusive Community Day move||Debut|
|Dratini||Draco Meteor||February 2018|
|Bulbasaur||Frenzy Plant||March 2018|
|Mareep||Dragon Pulse||April 2018|
|Charmander||Blast Burn||May 2018|
|Larvitar||Smack Down||June 2018|
|Squirtle||Hydro Cannon||July 2018|
|Eevee||Last Resort||August 2018|
|Chikorita||Frenzy Plant||September 2018|
|Beldum||Meteor Mash||October 2018|
|Cyndaquil||Blast Burn||November 2018|
|Totodile||Hydro Cannon||January 2019|
|Swinub||Ancient Power||February 2019|
|Treeko||Frenzy Plant||March 2019|
|Torchic||Blast Burn||May 2019|
|Slakoth||Body Slam||June 2019|
|Mudkip||Hydro Cannon||July 2019|
|Turtwig||Frenzy Plant||September 2019|
|Trapinch||Earth Power||October 2019|
|Chimchar||Blast Burn||November 2019|
|Piplup||Hydro Cannon||January 2020|
|Rhyhorn||Rock Wrecker||February 2020|
|Abra||Counter (Alakazam only)||April 2020|
|Seedot||Bullet Seed (Shiftry only)||May 2020|
|Weedle||Drill Run (Beedrill only)||June 2020|
|Gastly||Shadow Punch (Gengar only)||July 2020|
|Magikarp||Aqua Tail (Gyarados)||August 2020|
|Porygon||Tri Attack (Porygon-Z)||September 2020|
|Charmander||Dragon Beath (Charizard)||October 2020|
|Electabuzz||Flamethrower (Electivire)||November 2020|
|Magmar||Thunderbolt (Magmortar)||November 2020|
|Machop||Payback (Machamp)||January 2021|
|Roselia||Bullet Seed - Fast Attack (Roserade)|
Weather Ball - Charged Attack (Roserade)
|Fletchling||Incinerate (Talonflame)||March 2021|
|Snivy||Frenzy Plant (Serperior)||April 2021|
|Swablu||Moonblast (Altaria)||May 2021|
|Gible||Earth Power(Garchomp)||June 2021|
|Tepig||Blast Burn (Emboar)||July 2021|
|Eevee||Last Resort (catched or hatched Eevee)|
Zap Cannon (Jolteon)
Bullet Seed (Leafeon)
Water Pulse (Glaceon)
|Oshawott||Hydro Cannon and Razor Shell (Samurott)||September 2021|
|Duskull||Shadow Ball (Dusknoir)||October 2021|
|Shinx||Psychic Fangs (Luxray)||November 2021|
|Spheal||Powder Snow - Fast - and Icicle Spear - Charged (Walrein)||January 2022|
|Hoppip||Acrobatics - Charged (Jumpluff)||February 2022|
|Sandshrew||Gen 1 Sandslash - Night Slash (Charged)|
Alolan Sandslash - Shadow Claw (Fast)
|Stufful||Drain Punch (Bewear)||April 2022|
|Alolan Geodude||Rollout (Alolan Golem)||May 2022|
|Deino||Brutal Swing (Hydreigon)||June 2022|
|Starly||Gust (Staraptor)||July 2022|
|Galarian Zigzagoon||Obstruct (Obstagoon)||August 2022|
|Roggenrola||Meteor Beam (Gigalith)||September 2022|
|Litwick||Poltergeist (Chandelure)||October 2022|
|Teddiursa||High Horsepower (Ursaluna)||November 2022|
|Chespin||Frenzy Plant (Chesnaught)||Janaury 2023|
|Noibat||Boomburst (Noivern)||February 2023|
|Slowpoke||Surf (Slowbro, Slowking, Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking)||March 2023|
|Togetic||Aura Sphere (Togekiss)||April 2023|
|Fennekin||Blast Burn and Mystical Fire (Delphox)||May 2023|
|Axew||Breaking Swipe (Haxourus)||June 2023|
|Poliwag||Counter for Poliwrath (Fast Attack) and Ice Beam (Charged Attack) for Politoed||July 2023|
|Froakie||Hydro Cannon (Greninja)||August 2023|
|Grubbin||Volt Switch (Charjabug and Vikavolt)||September 2023|
|Timburr||Brutal Swing (Conkeldurr)||October 2023|
Pokémon Go Community Day Classic list: All exclusive moves list
Community Day Classic events in Pokémon Go highlight a past Community Day Pokémon and, just like the regular event, offers you a chance to get a Pokémon with an exclusive attack.
The rules for earning this exclusive move are exactly the same too - you must reach the final evolution for the chosen Pokémon and said evolution must take place during the event or within the first two hours after it ends.
These moves may not always be the best attack for this Pokémon, but, if want it and miss out on the event, you can always use an Elite TM on the final evolution to teach them the move.
|Community Day Pokémon||Exclusive Community Day move||Debut|
|Bulbasaur||Frenzy Plant||January 2022|
|Mudkip||Hydro Cannon||April 2022|
|Dratini||Draco Meteor||November 2022|
|Larvitar||Smack Down||January 2023|
|Swinub||Ancient Power (Mamoswine)||April 2023|
|Squirtle||Hydro Cannon (Blastoise)||July 2023|
|Charmander||Dragon Breath (Fast Attack, Charizard)|
Blast Burn (Charged Attack, Charizard)
|Mareep||Dragon Pulse (Ampharos)||November 2023|
Hope you enjoy the next Community Day!