Community Day is a monthly worldwide event in Pokémon GO dedicated to celebrate players in the Pokémon GO community.[1]


Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community.[1]

Once a month, Niantic hosts a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which appears frequently around the world for just a few hours. When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses are in effect during the event, such as increased XP or Stardust, and Lure Modules activated during the event last for three hours.[1]

List of Community Days

No Date Pokémon Attack Bonuses
1 January 20th, 2018 PikachuPikachu shiny
Surf XP,
3-hour Lures
2 February 24th, 2018 DratiniDratini shiny
Draco Meteor 1 3× catch Stardust,
3-hour Lures
3 March 25th, 2018 BulbasaurBulbasaur shiny
Frenzy Plant 1 3× catch XP,
3-hour Lures
4 April 15th, 2018 MareepMareep shiny
Dragon Pulse 1 1/4 Egg distance,
3-hour Lures
5 May 19th, 2018 CharmanderCharmander shiny
Blast Burn 1 3× catch Stardust,
3-hour Lures
6 June 16th, 2018 [2] LarvitarLarvitar shiny
Smack Down 1 3× catch XP,
3-hour Lures
7 July 8th, 2018 [2] SquirtleSquirtle shiny
Hydro Cannon 1 1/4 Egg distance,
3-hour Lures
8 August 11th–12th, 2018 [2] Eevee
TBD 3× catch Stardust,
3-hour Lures


  1. The featured attack is exclusive to the featured Pokémon's final evolution within its family. In order to obtain the featured Attack, the Pokémon must be evolved fully within the duration of the event. Trainers cannot use TMs to obtain the attack.
  2. By completing Research tasks obtained during the event, there was an encounter of a Squirtle wearing sunglasses as reward. [3]
  3. First multi-day Community Day featuring split-evolutions.

Event hours

As the Community Day event lasts only for three hours, it doesn't occur at the same time globally, but during the afternoon in the respective time zones.

Region Start Time End Time Time Zone
Africa 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
Americas 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8)
Asia-Pacific 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
Europe 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
India 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
Middle East 11:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
UK 10:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. BST (GMT +1) [4]



Community Day Box
  • Community Days happen on either Saturdays or Sundays.
  • Fast TMs and Charged TMs don't grant exclusive moves during Community Day.
    • However, exclusively, during the first Community Day in January, 2018 Charged TMs could grant any previously captured Pikachu Surf.
  • Research done by player community estimates that there was a 1 in 22.7 chance of capturing a shiny Pikachu.[5]
    • The same 1 in 22.7 chance of catching shiny variant of featured Pokémon applies to the next Community Days.
  • To learn the exclusive move, the featured Pokémon must be captured or evolved during the event.
  • During each Community Day, there is increased chance of encountering shiny form of featured Pokémon.
  • With game update to version 0.101.0, there was graphic asset called "Community Day Box" added to the game files.
    • It hints that the next item bundle from special shop offer related with Community Day might have its own box design.
  • Currently, there were no Pokémon from Hoenn region featured in any Community Day.
  • There is noticeable pattern for featured Pokémon for each Community Day, as in every next event there is alternately Starter Pokémon or 3-stage-evolution Pokémon that hatches from 10-km Eggs.
    • Presumably then, August Community Day might feature Slakoth and September Community Day might feature Chikorita.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Introducing Pokémon GO Community Day!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-01-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018! Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-05-08.
  3. PokemonGoApp. Attention, Trainers: if you complete Field Research tasks during Community Day, you may have a chance to encounter Squirtle sporting sunglasses.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-07-03.
  4. NianticHelp. (2018, March 21). Attn: UK Community Day attendees!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-03-22.
  5. Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.

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