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] EeveeEevee shiny
Last Resort3 3× catch Stardust,
3-hour Lures
9 September 22nd, 2018 ChikoritaChikorita shiny
Frenzy Plant 1 3× catch XP,
3-hour Lures
10 October 21st, 2018[3] BeldumBeldum shiny
TBD Presumably:
1/4 Egg distance,
3-hour Lures
11 November 10th, 2018[3] TBD TBD TBD


  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. [5]
  3. The featured attack will be available for all members in its evolution family until 1:00pm PDT on Monday August 13, 2018.[6]

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) [7]

Shop special offer

Community Day Box
Main article: List of shop special offers and promotions

Starting with February 2018 Community Day there were several purchasable item bundle boxes from the shop for the time of each Community Day.

Since March 2018 Community Day they've been officially called "Community Day Box" and since May 2018 Community Day these boxes started to use separate graphic asset that would distinguish them from other special offer boxes in the shop.

Such Community Day boxes were reported on Community Days in February 2018, March 2018, April 2018, May 2018, June 2018 and August 2018.



  • Community Days happen on either Saturdays or Sundays.
    • Except for August, 2018 event which happens on both Saturday and Sunday of that month.
  • 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.[8]
    • 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.
  • Currently, there were no Pokémon from Hoenn region featured in any Community Day.
  • Eevee Community Day is the first to be multi-day event and feature split-evolutions.


  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. 3.0 3.1 SerebiiNet. (2018, August 14). Serebii Update: The next Community Day timings beyond September have been announced. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-08-15.
  4. Next Community Day Pokémon found on Niantic's site?. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-09-19.
  5. 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.
  6. PokemonGoApp. (2018, August 8). Our special Community Day weekend has one more surprise for you! You can evolve your Eevee until 1 P.M. PDT on Monday, August 13, and its Evolution will know the exclusive move Last Resort!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-08-10.
  7. NianticHelp. (2018, March 21). Attn: UK Community Day attendees!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-03-22.
  8. Estimating Community Day's Boosted Shiny Rate. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-01-31.

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