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December 2021 Community Day

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It's that time again! 2021 is fast approaching its final curtain call, and Pokemon Go is taking a bow as well. As has been tradition, we're getting a rehash of our previous Community Days, so let's take a look at the proceedings for the Holiday season!

December 2021 Community Day

Event Part Event Start Event End
Day 1 December 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. December 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Day 2 December 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. December 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Special Moves on Evolution December 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. December 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
  • All of the Pokemon featured in 2020 and 2019 will make a come-back, with their Community Day moves available via evolution during the window outlined in the table above
  •  1/2 Hatch Distance, 2x Catch XP, and 2x Catch Stardust will all be active during event hours
  • 25% Stardust cost reduction on trades and +1 Special Trade per day
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be hatching from eggs
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via raids
  • A timed research event will be available
  • The following Pokemon will be spawning more frequently in the wild on December 18:

The following Pokemon will be spawning more frequently in the wild on December 19:

  • Field Research tasks will yield Mega Energy for the following Pokemon:

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Trainers,

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look back at the Community Day events we shared together.

This year’s final Community Day event will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2021 will be appearing more frequently in the wild, while Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2020 will be hatching from Eggs and appearing 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!

December Community Day

Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

Incense Icon

Incense activated during the event will last for three hours

Lure Module Icon

Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours

Incubator Icon

1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event

XP Icon

2× Catch XP

Stardust Icon

2× Catch Stardust

Special bonuses

From Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. local time to Sunday December 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time

To celebrate the last Community Day event of the year, two additional bonuses will be available all weekend.

Trading Icon

25% reduced stardust cost for trades

Trading Icon

1 extra special trade per day

Pokémon Storage and Item Bag Cap Increase

To help you prepare for the biggest Community Day event of the year, the maximum amount that the Pokémon storage and Item Bag can be expanded to will be increased! Be sure to purchase Item Bag and Pokémon Storage expansions from the shop so you can stock up on Poké Balls and store all the Pokémon you’ll catch during December Community Day!

  • Pokémon Storage Expansion Cap: 5,000 -> 5,500
  • Item Bag Expansion Cap: 4,000 -> 4,500

This change will go into effect on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8).

Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

The following Pokémon featured during Community Day events in 2021 will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

All Pokémon below will also be attracted to incense and lures regardless of what day it is.

Appearing more frequently on Saturday, December 18

Image of Machop - Shiny Icon On

Machop

Image of Roselia - Shiny Icon On

Roselia

Image of Swablu - Shiny Icon On

Swablu

Image of Gible - Shiny Icon On

Gible

Image of Snivy - Shiny Icon On

Snivy

Image of Fletchling - Shiny Icon On

Fletchling

Appearing more frequently on Sunday, December 19

Image of Eevee - Shiny Icon On

Eevee*

Image of Duskull - Shiny Icon On

Duskull

Image of Shinx - Shiny Icon On

Shinx

Image of Tepig - Shiny Icon On

Tepig

Image of Oshawott - Shiny Icon On

Oshawott

* Eevee caught during the event will know Last Resort

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Egg IconEggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.

Image of Charmander - Shiny Icon On

Charmander

Image of Weedle - Shiny Icon On

Weedle

Image of Abra - Shiny Icon On

Abra

Image of Gastly - Shiny Icon On

Gastly

Image of Rhyhorn - Shiny Icon On

Rhyhorn

Image of Magikarp - Shiny Icon On

Magikarp

Image of Porygon - Shiny Icon On

Porygon

Image of Elekid - Shiny Icon On

Elekid

Image of Magby - Shiny Icon On

Magby

Image of Seedot - Shiny Icon On

Seedot

Image of Piplup - Shiny Icon On

Piplup

Image of Budew - Shiny Icon On

Budew

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid IconRaids

The following Pokémon featured in 2020 Community Days will be appearing in raids.

Image of Charmander - Shiny Icon On

Charmander

Image of Weedle - Shiny Icon On

Weedle

Image of Abra - Shiny Icon On

Abra

Image of Gastly - Shiny Icon On

Gastly

Image of Rhyhorn - Shiny Icon On

Rhyhorn

Image of Electabuzz - Shiny Icon On

Electabuzz

Image of Magmar - Shiny Icon On

Magmar

Image of Magikarp - Shiny Icon On

Magikarp

Image of Porygon - Shiny Icon On

Porygon

Image of Seedot - Shiny Icon On

Seedot

Image of Piplup - Shiny Icon On

Piplup

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Exclusive Moves

The following exclusive moves will be available when evolving to the following Pokémon from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

Charizard

Evolve Charmeleon into a Charizard that knows the Fast Attack Dragon Breath.

Beedrill

Evolve Kakuna into a Beedrill that knows the Charged Attack Drill Run.

Alakazam

Evolve Kadabra into an Alakazam that knows the Fast Attack Counter.

Machamp

Evolve Machoke into a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback.

Gengar

Evolve Haunter into a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.

Gyarados

Evolve Magikarp into a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.

Vaporeon

Evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon that knows the Charged Attack Scald.

Jolteon

Evolve Eevee into a Jolteon that knows the Charged Attack Zap Cannon.

Flareon

Evolve Eevee into a Flareon that knows the Charged Attack Superpower.

Espeon

Evolve Eevee into an Espeon that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.

Umbreon

Evolve Eevee into an Umbreon that knows the Charged Attack Psychic.

Shiftry

Evolve Nuzleaf into a Shiftry that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.

Altaria

Evolve Swablu into an Altaria that knows the Charged Attack Moonblast.

Empoleon

Evolve Prinplup into an Empoleon that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.

Luxray

Evolve Luxio into a Luxray that knows the Charged Attack Psychic Fangs.

Roserade

Evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows. the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.

Evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows the Charged Attack Fire-type Weather Ball

Garchomp

Evolve Gabite into a Garchomp that knows the Charged Attack Earth Power.

Rhyperior

Evolve Rhydon into a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.

Electivire

Evolve Electabuzz into an Electivire that knows the Charged Attack Flamethrower.

Magmortar

Evolve Magmar into a Magmortar that knows the Charged Attack Thunderbolt.

Leafeon

Evolve Eevee into a Leafeon that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.

Glaceon

Evolve Eevee into a Glaceon that knows the Charged Attack Water Pulse.

Porygon-Z

Evolve Porygon2 into a Porygon-Z that knows the Charged Attack Tri Attack.

Dusknoir

Evolve Dusclops into a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.

Serperior

Evolve Servine into a Serperior that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.

Emboar

Evolve Pignite into an Emboar that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.

Samurott

Evolve Dewott into a Samurott that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.

Talonflame

Evolve Fletchinder into a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.

Sylveon

Evolve Eevee into a Sylveon that knows the Charged Attack Psyshock.

Community Day Special Research IconSpecial Research Story: December Community Day 2021

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the December Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, December Community Day 2021.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the December Community Day 2021 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.

Research IconTimed Research

From Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Timed Research will be available with tasks focused on all of the Pokémon that have been featured in Community Day events over the past two years!

Research IconField Research Tasks

Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8)

Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

Image of Charizard

Charizard

Image of Beedrill

Beedrill

Image of Gengar

Gengar

Image of Gyarados

Gyarados

Image of Altaria

Altaria

Event Bundles

Available from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8)

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, six Star Pieces, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM.
  • 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during this time!

As 2021 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 on social media with #PokemonGOCommunityDay.

Let’s GO!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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