Sandshrew, Alolan Sandshrew Community Day

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March is here at last, and it's time for yet another Community Day. With Hoppip done with the spotlight, and Bulbasaur done with its encore, it's time for Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew to take center-stage. This is an interesting one, as it calls back to the June/July 2020 votes.

So let's take a look at what March has in store, as the breeze of Alola blows a little drier, and a little cooler.

Sandshrew/Alolan Sandshrew Community Day

Event Date Event Bonus
March 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
  • Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew will spawn en-masse and with a heightened Shiny Rate
  • Any Sandshrew evolved into Sandslash during the event will know the exclusive move Night Slash
  • Any Alolan Sandshrew evolved into Alolan Sandslash during the event will know the exclusive move Shadow Claw
  • A paid research line titled "Gritty and Glacial" will be available in the shop for $1.00, or equivalent local currency. 
  • A special box will be available in the shop that contains an Elite Charged TM, among other items.

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March Community Day

Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Trainers, We’re excited to announce that Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew, the Mouse Pokémon, will be featured during March’s Community Day!

Featured Pokémon

Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Sandshrew - Shiny On


Alolan Sandshrew - Shiny On

Alolan Sandshrew

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

Exclusive Attack


Evolve Sandshrew during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Sandslash that knows the Charged Attack Night Slash.


Night Slash

  • Trainer Battles: 50 power
  • Gyms and raids: 50 power

Alolan Sandslash

Evolve Alolan Sandshrew during the event or up to two hours afterward to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw.


Shadow Claw

  • Trainer Battles: 6 power
  • Gyms and raids: 9 power

CD Special Research Ticket IconCommunity Day Special Research Story: Gritty and Glacial

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

Event Bonuses

1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period.

Incense Bonus Icon - Black

Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.

Lure Module Bonus Icon - Black

Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.

Photobomb Bonus Icon - Black

Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!

Event Bundles

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 30 Ultra Balls, three Super Incubators, five Lucky Eggs, 1 Elite Charged TM.
  • A bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick it up during the event!


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

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