Here we go! September's Community Day has been announced, and it's a fairly interesting one. This time around we can look forward to the pure Rock Type Pokemon Roggenrola and its evolutions, as well as a brand new Rock Type charged move. We've got a number of interesting implications here, so let's get into it.
Roggenrola Community Day
|Event Start||Event End||Featured Bonus|
|2:00 p.m. local time||5:00 p.m.||1/4 Hatch Distance, 2x Catch Candy|
- Roggenrola will spawn en-masse and with an increased Shiny rate.
- any Boldore evolved into Gigalith during event hours or up to 5 hours after will know the brand new Rock Type Charged Move, Meteor Beam.
- A $1 Special Research line titled "Rock'n'Roll" will be available for purchase in the shop
- Four Star Boldore raids will be available during event hours.
- These raids can only be attended locally, and not with Remote Raid passes
- Completing a Four Star Boldore raid will cause Roggenrola to spawn more frequently around the gym to 30 minutes. These spawns can continue post-Community-Day hours and will have boosted Shiny Rates.
- 2x chance for Lv31+ Trainers to receive XL Candy from catches
- 50% Trade Stardust discount, +1 Special Trade
- Taking a snapshot will result in a limited number of Photobombs
- 3 hour Lures and Incense
Meteor Beam Gigalith
A new move brings new viability, so what exactly does this Community Day have in store for Gigalith? For these forecasts, we're going to use the stats that have currently been datamined. Keep in mind that Niantic can make sudden changes pre-release, and has done so in the past, so take all of this with a grain of salt.
Meteor Beam Gigalith in the Raid Meta
Meteor Beam is an objectively good move that gives Gigalith a very real advantage. As it sits, it's right around Shadow Golem but with a superior TDO, which puts it in the upper echelon of Rock Type attackers. However, it does fall behind the titans of the type like Rampardos and Rhyperior. If you don't have a full Rock Type team then it's a great Pokemon, but if you do then it probably isn't going to do much for you.
Meteor Beam Gigalith in the PvP Meta
While Meteor Beam is clearly a fantastic move, with high power and a guaranteed attack boost, it doesn't quite work with Gigalith. Gigalith is frail with disadvantageous typing. Combine this with its low energy generation and you've got a mon that may never even reach Meteor Beam in the first place. While there is some potential for a better fast move in the future, Meteor Beam Gigalith is likely more of a PvE mon than PvP. If you want to, evolve one with Meteor Beam for Great and Ultra League, but there's a pretty fair chance it'll just sit in your box looking pretty like every other Gigalith.
September 2022 Community Day: Roggenrola
Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
We’re excited to announce that Roggenrola, the Mantle Pokémon, will be featured during September Community Day!
Roggenrola will appear more frequently in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Evolve Boldore (Roggenrola’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Gigalith that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
Trainer Battles: 120 power
Gyms and raids: 140 power
Community Day Special Research story: Rock ‘n’ Roll
Community Day Special Research story: Rock ‘n’ Roll
- For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Roggenrola Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Rock ‘n’ Roll.
- Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
- Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.
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.
*Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.
1/4 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period.
2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon.
2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day.*
Trades made will require 50% less Stardust.*
*While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.
Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day
Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time
After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Roggenrola to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!
Four-star Raid Battles
Boldore will be appearing in four-star raids!
You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.
Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles
Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Boldore, Roggenrola will begin to appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*
*Roggenrola that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during September Community Day’s three-hour event period.
Looking for other Trainers to play with?
If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or raid with on Community Day, check out our Community Day map!
By searching for Community Parks, you can find areas in your city that are historically popular places for Community Day—these parks may be a fun place to play with your local community while enjoying some fresh air.* We hope this map will be helpful for those looking to meet other Trainers!
*Popular locations are provided for informational purposes only. Niantic is not hosting or operating official or unofficial events at these locations. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Niantic games.
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
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—The Pokémon GO team