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Pokemon GO Community Day List

Article by David Teraoka

Community Day Info

Community Day is a special event held on a monthly basis in Pokemon Go. During a Community Day, a specific Pokemon species begins spawning in large numbers with a greatly enhanced Shiny rate, special bonuses are put in place, and evolution of the featured Pokemon during Community Day hours will allow said Pokemon to learn an exclusive move that it can't normally learn.

Historically, Community Day moves are re-run every December for a set period of time, making Community Day moves among the most accessible of all Elite Moves, and it's generally not recommended to use an Elite TM to unlock them.

Community Day History: 2018

Event Date: January 20, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Pikachu

Community Day Move: Surf*

Community Day Bonus: 2x EXP
 

*Surf was only available on Pikachu caught during the event, and not Raichu if evolved during Community Day. This move was Charged TMable during its initial release, but has not been since.

Event Date: February 24, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Dratini

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Dragonite

Community Day Evolution Move: Draco Meteor 

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

Event Date: March 25, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Bulbasaur

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Venusaur

Community Day Evolution Move: Frenzy Plant

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date: April 15, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Mareep

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Ampharos

Community Day Evolution Move: Dragon Pulse

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: May 19, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Charmander

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Dragonite

Community Day Evolution Move: Blast Burn

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

Event Date: June 16, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Larvitar

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Tyranitar

Community Day Evolution Move: Smack Down

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date: July 8, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Squirtle

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Blastoise

Community Day Evolution Move: Hydro Cannon

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: August 11 & 12, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Eevee

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon*: Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon

Community Day Evolution Move: Last Resort

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

*:At a later date, Leafeon and Glaceon were given access to Last Resort as well, despite their not being released at the time of this event

Event Date: September 22, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Chikorita

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Meganium

Community Day Evolution Move: Frenzy Plant

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date: Ocrober 21, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Beldum

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Metagross

Community Day Evolution Move: Meteor Mash

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: November 10, 2018

Featured Pokemon: Cyndaquil

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Typhlosion

Community Day Evolution Move: Blast Burn

Community Day Bonus: 2x Catch EXP

Event Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

Featured Pokemon: All Previously Featured Pokemon

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: All Previously Featured Pokemon

Community Day Evolution Move: All Previously Featured Moves

Community Day Bonus: 2x Catch EXP, 2x Catch Stardust, 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance

Community Day History: 2019

Event Date, Europe/America: January 12, 2019

Event Date, Asia-Pacific: January 13, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Totodile

Community Day Move: Hydro Cannon

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
 

Event Date, Europe/America: February 16, 2019

Event Date, Asia-Pacific: February 17, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Swinub

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Mamoswine

Community Day Evolution Move: Ancient Power

Community Day Bonus: 2x Catch Stardust, 5x Guaranteed Sinnoh Stones from Trainer Battles

Event Date: March 23, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Treecko

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Sceptile

Community Day Evolution Move: Frenzy Plant

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: April 13, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Bagon

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Salamence

Community Day Evolution Move: Outrage

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date: May 19, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Torchic

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Blaziken

Community Day Evolution Move: Blast Burn

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

Event Date: June 8, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Slakoth

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Slaking

Community Day Evolution Move: Body Slam

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: July 21, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Mudkip

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Swampert

Community Day Evolution Move: Hydro Cannon

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

Event Date: August 3, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Ralts

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Gardevoir, Gallade

Community Day Evolution Move: Synchronoise

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: September 15, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Turtwig

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Torterra

Community Day Evolution Move: Frenzy Plant

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

Event Date: Ocrober 12, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Trapinch

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Flygon

Community Day Evolution Move: Earth Power

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date: November 16, 2019

Featured Pokemon: Chimchar

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Infernape

Community Day Evolution Move: Blast Burn

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: December 14-15, 2019

Featured Pokemon: All Previously Featured Pokemon

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: All Previously Featured Pokemon, plus Glaceon and Leafeon learning Last Resort

Community Day Evolution Move: All Previously Featured Moves

Community Day Bonus: 2x Catch EXP, 2x Catch Stardust, 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance

Community Day History: 2020

Event Date: January 19, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Piplup

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Empoleon

Community Day Evolution Move: Hydro Cannon

Community Day Bonus: 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance

Event Date: February 22, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Rhyhorn*

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Rhyperior

Community Day Evolution Move: Rock Wrecker

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

*: This event was the first to feature a special vote event. Other possible Pokemon for this event included Vulpix and Alolan Vulpix featuring Ninetales and Alolan Ninetales with Weather Ball Fire and Weather Ball Ice respectively , Dratini featuring Dragonite with Superpower, and Machop with Machamp featuring Payback

Initial Event Date:  March 15, 2020*

Actual Event Date: April 25, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Abra

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Alakazam

Community Day Evolution Move: Counter

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

*: Initial Community Day rescheduled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, making March 2020 the first month without a Community Day since the event's inception.

Event Date:  May 24, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Seedot

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Shiftry

Community Day Evolution Move: Bullet Seed

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

Event Date:  June 20, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Weedle*

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Beedrill

Community Day Evolution Move: Drill Run

Community Day Bonus: TBA

*: This Community Day was decided via a special poll, with the top two Pokemon voted for gaining their own community days. The other options were Gastly, featuring Gengar with Shadow Punch, Squirtle, with Blastoise featuring Aura Sphere, and Sandshrew/Alolan Sandshrew, with Sandslash/Alolan Sandslash with Shadow Claw.

Weedle was the winner, with Gastly coming in second.

Event Date:  July 19, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Gastly*

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Gengar

Community Day Evolution Move: Shadow Punch

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch EXP

*: This Community Day was decided via a special poll, with the top two Pokemon voted for gaining their own community days. The other options were Weedle, featuring Beedrill with Drill Run, Squirtle, with Blastoise featuring Aura Sphere, and Sandshrew/Alolan Sandshrew, featuring Sandslash/Alolan Sandslash with Shadow Claw.

Weedle was the winner, with Gastly coming in second.

Event Date:  August 8, 2020

Featured Pokemon: Magikarp

Community Day Evolution Move Pokemon: Gyarados

Community Day Evolution Move: Aqua Tail

Community Day Bonus: 3x Catch Stardust

You can find more information about Community Day on Niantic's official announcement page and the Community Day event page.

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David Teraoka is the news editor for GamePress News. He has been a contributor, manager, and editor for GamePress since 2017. Vinyl collector and lover of all games. From HI.