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December 2020 Community Day Details Announced

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It's finally time to see 2020 out the door, and Niantic is giving us our Community Day recap as has been tradition. It's a big one, and it does not include 2018 Community Days. 

Community Day: December 2020

Community Day Start Community Day End
December 12, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. local time December 13, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. local time

Pokemon Appearing in the Wild

If this event is anything like the 2019 Community Day recap, all of these Pokemon will have a somewhat raised shiny rate, even if not featured in a bonus time.

Pokemon Featured in Raids

Pokemon Hatching from 2k Eggs

Community Day Moves

During this 2-day span, all Pokemon from 2019 and 2020 Community Days will be able to learn their Elite Moves on evolution. In order to reference this, please take a look at our community day list:

Community Day Purchasable Items

Community Day Box

A special Community Day box will be available for 1,280 coins in the shop. This box will contain:

  • 30 Ultra Balls
  • 5 Lucky Eggs
  • 1 Elite Fast TM
  • 1 Elite Charged TM

Exclusive Research

As has been tradition for a while now, a timed research line will be available via the shop for $1. Niantic has not announced what the rewards will be, which is especially interesting given the fact that we have 22 Pokemon featured for this community day. 

December 12 Bonus Time

Start Time End Time
11:00 a.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses Active

  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • 1/2 Egg Incubation distance
  • 3 hour Incense
  • Increased frequency of Mega Gengar raids
  • Increased spawn rate/shiny rate for the following Pokemon

December 13 Bonus Time

Start Time End Time
11:00 a.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses Active

  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • 1/2 Egg Incubation distance
  • 3 hour Incense
  • Increased frequency of Mega Charizard X raids
  • Increased spawn rate/shiny rate for the following Pokemon

Full Announcement

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Trainers,

As we say goodbye to 2020, let’s take a look back on the Community Day events we shared together.

This year, our final Community Day event will be held on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020. Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2019 and 2020 will be appearing more frequently in the wild and in raids, so this event will be a great time for you to catch Pokémon featured in any Community Day events you may have missed! For a limited time each day, you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon, you’ll benefit from bonuses, and different Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in Mega Raids! Read on for details on what you can expect from each day of the December Community Day weekend.

December Community Day Weekend

Date + Time Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. local time

  • Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild: Charmander, Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Electabuzz, Magmar, Magikarp, Porygon, Seedot, and Piplup.
  • Pokémon appearing in raids: Totodile, Swinub, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Slakoth, Trapinch, Bagon, Turtwig, and Chimchar.
  • Pokémon hatching from 2 km Eggs: Totodile, Swinub, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Ralts, Slakoth, Trapinch, Bagon, Turtwig, and Chimchar.
  • Get Pokémon that know exclusive attacks from 2019 and 2020 Community Day events: If you evolve the following Pokémon during the event, their Evolution will know an exclusive attack. Don’t worry, Trainers—exclusive attacks featured in 2018 will be available in the future.
    • Evolve Charmeleon to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath.
    • Evolve Kakuna to get a Beedrill that knows Drill Run.
    • Evolve Kadabra to get an Alakazam that knows Counter.
    • Evolve Haunter to get a Gengar that knows Shadow Punch.
    • Evolve Rhydon to get a Rhyperior that knows Rock Wrecker.
    • Evolve Electabuzz to get an Electivire that knows Flamethrower.
    • Evolve Magmar to get a Magmortar that knows Thunderbolt.
    • Evolve Magikarp to get a Gyarados that knows Aqua Tail.
    • Evolve Porygon2 to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack.
    • Evolve Croconaw to get a Feraligatr that knows Hydro Cannon.
    • Evolve Piloswine to get a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power.
    • Evolve Grovyle to get a Sceptile that knows Frenzy Plant.
    • Evolve Combusken to get a Blaziken that knows Blast Burn.
    • Evolve Nuzleaf to get a Shiftry that knows Bullet Seed.
    • Evolve Kirlia to get a Gardevoir or Gallade that knows Synchronoise.
    • Evolve Vigoroth to get a Slaking that knows Body Slam.
    • Evolve Marshtomp to get a Swampert that knows Hydro Cannon.
    • Evolve Vibrava to get a Flygon that knows Earth Power.
    • Evolve Shelgon to get a Salamence that knows Outrage
    • Evolve Grotle to get a Torterra that knows Frenzy Plant.
    • Evolve Monferno to get an Infernape that knows Blast Burn.
    • Evolve Prinplup to get an Empoleon that knows Hydro Cannon.
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase December Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins featuring 30 Ultra Balls, five Lucky Eggs, one Elite Fast TM, and one Elite Charged TM.
  • Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available! By completing Timed Research tasks, you’ll be able to earn an Elite Charged TM and other rewards.
  • For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the December Community Day–exclusive Special Research story.

Stay tuned for when tickets for the December Community Day 2020 Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, you can experience the following.

  • Pokémon appearing even more frequently in the wild and more likely to be Shiny: Weedle, Abra, Gastly, Rhyhorn, Seedot, and Piplup.
  • Bonuses:
    • 2× Catch Stardust
    • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during these hours
    • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Mega Raids: Mega Gengar raids will be happening more frequently.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, you can experience the following.

  • Pokémon appearing even more frequently in the wild and more likely to be Shiny: Charmander, Electabuzz, Magmar, Magikarp, and Porygon.
  • Bonuses:
    • 2× Catch Stardust
    • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during these hours
    • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Mega Raids: Mega Charizard X raids will be happening more frequently.

As 2020 comes to an end, let’s look back on the memories we made during all the Community Day events this year. Don’t forget to share your experiences from this weekend with us on social media with #PokemonGOCommunityDay. Let’s GO!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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