Pokémon GO Community Days started in January 2018. During 3 hours, on one Saturday or Sunday in a month, trainers can chase a featured Pokémon, which gets a special move, only attainable through evolving during the event. Several bonuses, such as triple XP or stardust and triple duration of lures further wet the appetite of trainers.
Usually this coincides with the release of the shiny form of the Pokémon, with boosted rates; according to shiny research by the Silphroad, you have a 1 in 24.5 chance for a shiny when you catch a featured Pokémon. Otherwise, shiny chances are only 1 in 450!
Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day; to learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours. Starting from October 2018, the time to evolve the Pokémon is extended by one hour.
Here in Singapore you will see a large crowd of trainers walking around in parks or gathering at locations with multiple Pokéstops. A great way to get to know your fellow trainers and boast about the amount of shiny Pokémon caught.
Timing of Community Days
Community days are announced several weeks before the event. Depending on which part of the world you are in, start and end times vary:
- Asia-Pacific: 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM JST (GMT + 9)
- Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM UTC (GMT + 0)
- The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 AM to 02.00 PM PDT (GMT – 7)
In Singapore, community days start at 11:00 AM SGT and last till 02:00 PM.
Latest Community Day News
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 15, 2018
History of Community Days
The table below gives a quick overview of all past and future community days.
|2018-11-10||Cyndaquil||?||3-hour lures, 2x catch XP, 2x Catch Stardust, evolve Quilava up to one hour after the event to obtain a Typhlosion with a special move.|
|2018-10-21||Beldum||Meteor Match||Evolve Metang to Metagross with Meteor Mash up to one hour after the event to get the special move. Eggs hatch 4 times faster for the duration of the event. 3-hour lures.|
|2018-09-22||Chikorita||Frenzy Plant||3 times Catch XP.|
|2018-08||Eevee||Last Resort||3 times Catch Stardust.|
|2018-07||Squirtle||Hydro Cannon||3-hour lures.|
|2018-06||Larvitar||Smack Down||3-Hour lures, 3 times Catch XP|
|2018-05||Charmander||Blast Burn||3 times Bonus Stardust|
|2018-04||Mareep||Dragon Pulse||1/4th Egg distance bonus.|
|2018-03||Bulbasaur||Frenzy Plant||3 times XP bonus.|
|2018-02||Dratini||Draco Meteor||3 times Stardust bonus.|
|2018-01||Pikachu||Surf||2x XP bonus.|
Official announcements can be found on the Pokémon GO life page. Don’t forget to check our new events page, with countdown counters for each event!