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Pokémon Go Community Day list, May 2024 time and date, and all previous Community Day Pokémon and moves

Everything you need to know about the monthly Pokémon Go event.

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The Pokémon Go Community Day is a reoccurring, monthly event highlighting a specific Pokémon that encourages players to get out and play together worldwide.

Each event will see increased spawns of the Pokémon for a limited time, and give them an exclusive Community Day move for their final evolution - and several other bonuses you can take advantage of during the event itself.

This page features not only the next Community Day date and time and highlighted Pokémon, but also a Community Day list of all previous events and their respective exclusive moves in Pokémon Go.

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What is Community Day in Pokémon Go?

Community Day takes place on one weekend day every month and lasts a total of three hours.

As well as increasing spawns of the highlighted Pokémon, there are bonuses during that period of time - such as double XP, Stardust or Lure Modules - as additional incentives to get out there and playing, including the highlighted Pokémon having an increased chance of being shiny, and the ability to reach the highlighted Pokémon's evolution an exclusive move.

It's a great way to get resources and a rare version of the highlighted Pokémon, but it's as the name suggests, is a great way to team up with other players.

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You may find other Pokémon Go players will be out and about with you, which might make it easier to co-ordinate completing Raids or doing Trades, so keep that in mind during the period.

Pokémon Go's next Community Day: May Community Day date and time explained

Here's everything you need to know about the May Community Day:

Highlighted Pokémon: Bounsweet

Date: Sunday 19th May

Time: 2pm to 5pm local time

Bonus 1: Eggs placed in Incubators during event hours will have 1/4 hatch distance

Bonus 2: Double catch candy

Bonus 3: Double chance to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon for players Level 31 or above

Bonus 4: Lure Modules activated during the event will last three hours

Bonus 5: Incense activated during the event will last three hours

Bonus 6: Pokémon photobombing Go Snapshot

Bonus 7: Between 2pm to 10pm (local hours), trades will require 50% less Stardust

Bonus 8: Can conduct one additional Special Trade between 2pm to 10pm (local time), for a total of two Special Trades per day

Bonus 9: Event-themed stickers earned by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts or purchased from the in-game store

Bonus 10: Event-exclusive field research tasks with rewards including Bounsweet encounters, Stardust and Great Balls

Bonus 11: PokéStop Showcases for the Bounsweet

Exclusive move for evolutions: High Jump Kick (Fighting-type Charged Attack) for Tsareena

Bonus Raids: From 5pm to 10pm on the Community Day, you'll be able to battle Steenee in four-star raids. If you defeat one of these Pokémon in a four-star raid, then Bounsweet will appear around the Gym which hosted it for 30 minutes and will have the same increased shiny rate as those which appeared during the Community Day.

These raids can not be joined using a Remote Raid Pass.

How useful is this Community Day?

One of the main reasons why you should partake in this Community Day is the release of shiny Bounsweet, Steenee and Tsareena. Thanks to the increased shiny odds every Community Day has, it will be a lot easier hunting down these new forms during said event than it will out of it. So, if you fancy adding another shiny to your collection, make sure you go outside!

When it comes to how useful Tsareena is as a Pokémon, the answer is - kind of? In a way? While Tsareena does, at the time of writing, sit in the top 20 Grass-type Pokémon, there are certainly better options on offer. The same goes for the Tsareena in the Go Battle League where, while its best suited for the Master League, we wouldn't really recommend using it unless you don't have a better Grass-type counter. Still, if you've just started playing Pokémon Go or fancy messing about with Tsareena's meta, then it's worth spending some time gathering up a load of Bounsweet candy as you hunt down one with perfect IVs. The double catch candy bonus definately helps with this task.

The same bonus will also help you complete all of the Bounsweet-related Pokédex entries if you haven't done so already.

Finally, the 1/4 hatch distance is an incredibly useful bonus if you want to get through some of your egg backlog during this event or plan on farming some 12km eggs from the Team Go Rocket Leaders. Just remember that this bonus only applies to eggs placed in Incubators during the Community Day event hours of 2pm to 5pm (local time). Due to this, it's a good idea to either finish hatching any eggs you currently have in Incubators or ensure they're close to hatching if you want to take full advantage of this bonus.

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How to prepare for Pokémon Go Community Day

First of all, the secret allure of Community Day is the introduction of a shiny version of the highlighted Pokémon, which will have a boosted rate during the event. That, combined with the increased spawns, makes it easy to get a a handful of shinies across the six hours.

Remember, unlike high IV Pokémon, shinies don't appear in the same place for everyone like high-IV Pokémon - there's a random chance of each one you encounter could be a shiny. If you're struggling, try 'shiny checking', by tapping a Pokémon, then backing out without catching, then moving on to the next.

Second, there will be bonus Field Research. Community Days also have their own special Field Research tasks based on the specific Pokémon the day is highlighting. The rewards are usually just consumable items - Berries and the like - but it's an additional thing to complete as you play.

Third, every Community Day offers 3-Hour Lures. This is the perfect day to catch as many Pokémon as physically possible, and with the increased spawn rate, increase your chances of finding a shiny.

The best way to take advantage of these bonuses is to find a set of PokéStops that are in quick walking distance or one another. You can then set up a Lure Module in one (or in multiple) and then walk between the PokéStops; taking advantage of the Lure and ensuring that you don't run out of Poké Balls or Berries.

It's also an ideal time to experiment with either a Glacial Lure, Mossy Lure or Magnetic Lure Modules. These special lures attract a specific type of Pokémon depending on your chosen Lure. If you wanted to catch Water or Ice Pokémon, for example, then you would use a Glacial Lure Module. These specialised Lure Modules cost 200 PokéCoins from the in-game shop..

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There are also specific bonuses for each Community Day, from reduced hatching distance to increased Stardust and XP. Even without the bonuses, remember Community Day is an opportunity to catch a lot of creatures in a short space of time, useful if you want to get through the backlog of Eggs in your roster, or put on a Lucky Egg or Star Piece to increase your gains from catches.

Remember, if there is a deduced hatch rate, you only get bonus on Eggs you put into incubators during Community Day bonus hours. If you have an egg in an incubator before the event starts, it's hatch distance still stay the same. Also, if you don't hatch it before the event ends, it will stay that reduced distance until it does - so worth cramming one last one in before the event finishes!

Also before the event itself, it may also be worth stockpiling Pinap Berries and Great or Ultra Balls. The Pinaps will increase your Candy gains - useful for evolving and powering up after the event ends - and you can really burn through Poké Balls over the course of the event. If you run out, then spin PokéStops or complete the newly added Field Research that appears.

Finally, make sure you evolve the highlighted Pokémon to its third evolution to get an exclusive move. More of this in the following section...

The World of Wonders Season is coming to an end in Pokémon Go. Make a start on the Masterwork Research: Catching Wonders quest for a Master Ball, Glitz and Glam quest for a Diancie and catch up on the World of Wonders quest before it ends! Don't forget to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.

Pokémon Go Community Day list: All exclusive moves list and how they work

Every featured Pokémon during a Community Day weekend will offer an exclusive move when evolved to its final evolution.

Not only are these exclusive to these weekends, but they are more often than not the best move their third evolution can offer, and can propel them up the meta.

You have two hours after the Community Day ends to evolve the Pokémon to get their move, so don't worry about having to sort through your collection during the six hour window.

If you miss out on evolving the Pokémon once Community Day weekend is over to get the exclusive move, don't panic - you can use an Elite TM, or wait until December, where a special weekend will give you another chance to catch and evolve that previous year's Community Day Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Community Day exclusive moves list:

Community Day Pokémon Exclusive Community Day moveDebut
Pikachu Surf
January 2018
Dratini Draco Meteor
February 2018
Bulbasaur Frenzy Plant
March 2018
Mareep Dragon Pulse
April 2018
Charmander Blast Burn
May 2018
Larvitar Smack Down
June 2018
Squirtle Hydro Cannon
July 2018
Eevee Last Resort
August 2018
Chikorita Frenzy Plant
September 2018
Beldum Meteor Mash
October 2018
Cyndaquil Blast Burn
November 2018
TotodileHydro Cannon
January 2019
SwinubAncient Power
February 2019
TreekoFrenzy Plant
March 2019
April 2019
TorchicBlast Burn
May 2019
SlakothBody Slam
June 2019
MudkipHydro Cannon
July 2019
August 2019
TurtwigFrenzy Plant
September 2019
TrapinchEarth Power
October 2019
ChimcharBlast Burn
November 2019
PiplupHydro Cannon
January 2020
RhyhornRock Wrecker
February 2020
AbraCounter (Alakazam only)
April 2020
SeedotBullet Seed (Shiftry only)
May 2020
WeedleDrill Run (Beedrill only)
June 2020
GastlyShadow Punch (Gengar only)
July 2020
MagikarpAqua Tail (Gyarados)
August 2020
PorygonTri Attack (Porygon-Z)
September 2020
CharmanderDragon Beath (Charizard)
October 2020
ElectabuzzFlamethrower (Electivire)
November 2020
MagmarThunderbolt (Magmortar)
November 2020
MachopPayback (Machamp)
January 2021
RoseliaBullet Seed - Fast Attack (Roserade)
Weather Ball - Charged Attack (Roserade)
February 2021
FletchlingIncinerate (Talonflame)
March 2021
SnivyFrenzy Plant (Serperior)
April 2021
SwabluMoonblast (Altaria)
May 2021
GibleEarth Power(Garchomp)
June 2021
TepigBlast Burn (Emboar)
July 2021
EeveeLast Resort (catched or hatched Eevee)
Scald (Vaporeon)
Zap Cannon (Jolteon)
Superpower (Flareon)
Shadow Ball(Espeon)
Psychic (Umbreon)
Bullet Seed (Leafeon)
Water Pulse (Glaceon)
Psyshock (Sylveon)
August 2021
OshawottHydro Cannon and Razor Shell (Samurott)
September 2021
DuskullShadow Ball (Dusknoir)
October 2021
ShinxPsychic Fangs (Luxray)
November 2021
SphealPowder Snow - Fast - and Icicle Spear - Charged (Walrein)
January 2022
HoppipAcrobatics - Charged (Jumpluff)
February 2022
SandshrewGen 1 Sandslash - Night Slash (Charged)
Alolan Sandslash - Shadow Claw (Fast)
March 2022
StuffulDrain Punch (Bewear)
April 2022
Alolan GeodudeRollout (Alolan Golem)
May 2022
DeinoBrutal Swing (Hydreigon)
June 2022
StarlyGust (Staraptor)
July 2022
Galarian ZigzagoonObstruct (Obstagoon)
August 2022
RoggenrolaMeteor Beam (Gigalith)
September 2022
LitwickPoltergeist (Chandelure)
October 2022
TeddiursaHigh Horsepower (Ursaluna)
November 2022
ChespinFrenzy Plant (Chesnaught)
Janaury 2023
NoibatBoomburst (Noivern)
February 2023
SlowpokeSurf (Slowbro, Slowking, Galarian Slowbro and Galarian Slowking)
March 2023
TogeticAura Sphere (Togekiss)
April 2023
FennekinBlast Burn and Mystical Fire (Delphox)
May 2023
AxewBreaking Swipe (Haxourus)
June 2023
PoliwagCounter for Poliwrath (Fast Attack) and Ice Beam (Charged Attack) for Politoed
July 2023
FroakieHydro Cannon (Greninja)
August 2023
GrubbinVolt Switch (Charjabug and Vikavolt)
September 2023
TimburrBrutal Swing (Conkeldurr)
October 2023
Wooper - Johto and PaldeanAqua Tail (Quagsire)
Megahorn (Clodsire)
Paldean Wooper
November 2023
RowletFrenzy Plant (Decidueye)
January 2024
ChanseyWild Charge (Blissey)
February 2024
LittenBlast Burn (Incineroar)
March 2024
BellsproutMagical Leaf (Victreebel)
April 2024
BounsweetHigh Jump Kick (Tsareena)
May 2024

Pokémon Go Community Day Classic list: All exclusive moves list

Community Day Classic events in Pokémon Go highlight a past Community Day Pokémon and, just like the regular event, offers you a chance to get a Pokémon with an exclusive attack.

The rules for earning this exclusive move are exactly the same too - you must reach the final evolution for the chosen Pokémon and said evolution must take place during the event or within the first two hours after it ends.

These moves may not always be the best attack for this Pokémon, but, if want it and miss out on the event, you can always use an Elite TM on the final evolution to teach them the move.

Community Day Pokémon Exclusive Community Day moveDebut
Bulbasaur Frenzy Plant
January 2022
MudkipHydro Cannon
April 2022
DratiniDraco Meteor
November 2022
LarvitarSmack Down
January 2023
SwinubAncient Power (Mamoswine)
April 2023
SquirtleHydro Cannon (Blastoise)
July 2023
CharmanderDragon Breath (Fast Attack, Charizard)
Blast Burn (Charged Attack, Charizard)
September 2023
MareepDragon Pulse (Ampharos)
November 2023
PorygonTri Attack (Porygon-Z)
January 2024
BagonOutrage (Salamence)
April 2024

Hope you enjoy the next Community Day!

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