Pokémon GO Community Day – Info & Latest Dates


What is a Pokémon GO Community Day?

A Pokémon Community Day is a recurring event in the Pokémon GO mobile game where players come together to catch special featured Pokémon, earn bonuses, and enjoy various in-game activities for the duration of the event. Although Pokémon GO was first launched in July 2016, Community Day events were not introduced until 2018. They typically last for around 3 hours.

Community Days aim to foster a sense of community among players who are encouraged to come together and enjoy the event in a social setting. Many players organize or join local meetups, raids, and gatherings to make the most of the event.

These events are advertised with a special graphic that sees the featured Pokémon in a natural landscape, surrounded by a frame that has the Pokémon GO logo at the top and the words Community Day or Community Day Classic at the bottom.

Pokémon Go Community Day Graphic

Upcoming dates are generally released a couple of months in advance, while more detailed information and unique features of each Pokémon Community Day are released nearer the event.

The next Pokémon GO Community Day dates are:

Saturday, November 25, 2023 (Community Day Classic)
Saturday and Sunday, December 16–17, 2023
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Saturday, January 20, 2024 (Community Day Classic)
Sunday, February 4, 2024

Pokémon GO Community Day Classic events differ from regular events in that they feature classic, much loved Pokémon from the past.


Pokémon GO Community Day – Featured Pokémon

All Pokémon GO Community Days have a Featured Pokémon. This can be any Pokémon character that has not reached its final evolution. Where the event is a Community Day Classic, the Featured Pokémon will be a classic Pokémon character, often a Generation I Pokémon. Where a Pokémon becomes the Featured Pokémon for a second time it is often referred to as an Encore Experience.

For the duration of the event, the Featured Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, giving players a good chance of catching it. Lucky players may even catch a shiny version of the Pokémon as there is a greater chance of Shiny Pokémon appearing on Community Days. Shiny Pokémon can be identified by looking for those with gold stars around them.

Shiny Pikachu

If a player manages to evolve the Featured Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Community Day, then the evolved Pokémon will have an exclusive move. This move is not available under normal circumstances, and players are encouraged to evolve the featured Pokémon during the event to obtain it. These exclusive moves can make the Pokémon more powerful in battles.

Complete List of Pokémon Community Day Featured Pokémon


Pokémon GO Community Day – Bonuses

Pokémon GO Community Day events offer various bonuses designed to enhance the overall gameplay during the event. These include:

Increased experience points (XP) – For the duration of the Community Day event the XP received on catching a Pokémon may be double or even triple the normal value. 

Increased Candy, Rare Candy and Candy XL – In Pokémon GO, Candy is used to power up and evolve Pokémon. Candy can be obtained by catching Pokémon, hatching eggs and trading Pokémon. Rare Candy is received after during Raids, Trainer battles or through research. Candy XL is a special Candy that can be used by Pokémon level 40 and above to go up to level 50. Candy XL can be obtained in the same way as Rare Candy providing the Pokémon is level 40 or above. During a Community Day event the amount of all types of Candy obtained may be increased. 

Extra Stardust Bonuses – Stardust is used to power up Pokémon and also when trading. It can be obtained in a variety of ways including catching Pokémon, hatching eggs, completing research tasks and through battles. The amounts of Stardust obtained are often increased during Community Day events, while the amount needed for trades may be reduced.

Increased Incense and Lure Module durations – Incense and Lure Modules are both means of attracting Pokémon. Players receive 1 free incense per day. Additional Incense and Lure Modules can be purchased in the Pokémon GO shop. Incense is used at any location, while Lure Modules are used at a PokéStop. Incense typically lasts for 15 minutes, while Lure Modules generally last for 30 minutes. During a Community Day event these times are extended, often for the whole duration of the event.

Special Research Tasks – Special research tasks or quests, that yield enhanced rewards are often available during a Pokémon GO Community Day. Sometimes, enhanced research tasks are available for a small fee. Typically, the research tasks are related to the Featured Pokémon. 

Snapshot Rewards – In keeping with the Community Day spirit, there may be special rewards for taking a specified or unspecified number of snapshots.



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