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Fan Favorites Return For December Community Day

december community day
A weekend long Shiny fest, and you’re invited.

This Weekend, all previous Community Day Pokémon from the past two years will be back, for an event like no other. You will have the chance to catch some familiar Pokémon such as Shinx, Machop, Roselia and more. If you missed their Community Day the first time around, you will finally have that shot at redemption for that coveted shiny. Too help you better prepare for the event, we’ve laid out everything you need to know, so you can make the most out of your weekend.

Event Details

Time and Date
Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Incense activated during this event will last for 3 hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours
  • 1/2 Distance when eggs are placed into Incubators during this event
  • 2x catch XP
  • 2x catch Stardust
  • 25% reduction in Stardust when Trading
  • One extra Special Trade per day
  • Timed Research focused on all the featured Pokémon
  • Event Bundles in the in-game Shop

Wild Encounters

Saturday December 18th:

  • Machop
  • Roselia
  • Swablu
  • Gible
  • Snivy
  • Fletching

Sunday December 19th

  • Eevee
  • Duskull
  • Shinx
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott

Hatching from 2k Eggs

  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Seedot
  • Piplup
  • Budew


  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Seedot
  • Piplup

All wild encounters, hatches, and Raid Bosses have the potential to be shiny during this event.

Exclusive Moves
Evolve your Pokémon, during the above time frames, to give them exclusive moves. Below is a list of which move will be learned and wether it is a Fast or Charged Attack.

  • Charizard: Fast Attack – Dragon Breath
  • Beedrill: Charged Attack – Drill Run
  • Alakazam: Fast Attack – Counter
  • Machamp: Charged Attack – Payback
  • Gengar: Charged Attack – Shadow Punch
  • Gyarados: Charged Attack – Aqua Tail
  • Vaporeon: Charged Attack – Scald
  • Jolteon: Charged Attack – Zap Cannon
  • Flareon: Charged Attack – Superpower
  • Espeon: Charged Attack – Shadow Ball
  • Umbreon: Charged Attack – Psychic
  • Shiftry: Fast Attack – Bullet Seed
  • Altaria: Charged Attack – Moonblast
  • Empoleon: Charged Attack – Hydro Cannon
  • Luxray: Charged Attack – Psychic Fangs
  • Roserade: Fast Attack – Bullet Seed / Charged Attack – Fire-type Weather Ball
  • Garchomp: Charged Attack – Earth Power
  • Rhyperior: Charged Attack – Rock Wrecker
  • Electivire: Charged Attack – Flamethrower
  • Magmortar: Charged Attack – Thunderbolt
  • Leafeon: Fast Attack – Bullet Seed
  • Glaceon: Charged Attack – Water Pulse
  • Porygon-Z: Charged Attack – Tri Attack
  • Dusknoir: Charged Attack – Shadow Ball
  • Serperior: Charged Attack – Frenzy Plant
  • Emboar: Charged Attack – Blast Burn
  • Samurott: Charged Attack – Hydro Cannon
  • Talonflame: Fast Attack – Incinerate
  • Sylveon: Charged Attack – Psyshock

Field Research Task Reward Encounters

  • Charizard
  • Beedrill
  • Gengar
  • Gyarados
  • Altaria

These will also drop Mega Energy so you will be able to Mega Evolve them more often.

Be sure to clear out your storage as much as possible before hand. This way you won’t have to stop during those precious hours of Community Day. If you haven’t already upgraded your storage, there was a recent update to the maximum amount you can hold.
If you do have to stop and transfer a bunch of Pokémon really quick, I like to use the search “age0&!4*&!3*&!shiny” within The Pokémon storage menu. This will bring up all The Pokémon you have caught today, that are not shiny and have two or less stars in their stat appraisal.

Have fun this weekend and good luck hunting down those rare sparkles

See you around, Genesect!

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