Shinx Confirmed for November 2021 Community Day

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Article by Brian Tein

An Electric Type from Sinnoh, you say? Yes, it's finally time for Shinx to take its spotlight. Shinx has long been a fan-favorite, with many players devoting daily passes towards shiny hunting this adorable kitten of a Pokemon. Well, the time for the ultimate shiny hunt is upon us, so let's get ready for Shinx Community Day

Shinx Community Day

Event Start Event End
November 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. local time November 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Shinx will appear more frequently in the wild, with greatly increased Shiny odds.
  • Any Luxio evolved into Luxray during Community Day hours and up to 2 hours after will learn the Elite Move Psychic Fangs. This is a brand new move, and we don't have all of the stats yet, so expect more information as we get closer to the day of the event!
  • A special $1 research line titled "Flash, Spark, and Gleam" will be available in the shop
  • 1/4 Hatch Distance
  • 3x Transfer Candy
  • 4x odds of receiving XL Candy when transferring a Pokemon.

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We’re excited to announce that Shinx, the Flash Pokémon, will be featured during November’s Community Day event!

November Community Day

Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon

Shinx will be appearing more frequently in the wild!



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

New Featured Attack

Evolve Luxio (Shinx’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Luxray that knows the Charged Attack Psychic Fangs.


Luxray will be able to learn the Charged Attack Psychic Fangs


Psychic Fangs

Making its Pokémon GO debut, this Charged Attack will allow Luxray to lower the Defense of opposing Pokémon and inflict supereffective damage on Fighting- and Poison-type Pokémon.

  • Trainer Battles: 40 Power and guaranteed to lower the opposing Pokémon’s Defense.
  • Gyms and raids: 30 Power

CD Special Research Ticket IconCommunity Day Special Research Story: Flash, Spark, and Gleam

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

Incubator Bonus Icon - Black

1/4 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!

Special bonuses

To celebrate the last Community Day event of the year before the annual big December Community Day event, two additional bonuses will be available during November Community Day.

Candy Bonus Icon - Black

3× Transfer Candy

Candy XL Bonus Icon - Black

4× chance of earning Candy XL when transferring Pokémon

Event Bundles

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

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—The Pokémon GO team

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