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September Community Day Is BUGGY!

And it isn’t involving anything programming wise! That is because it will be Grubbin who is the Pokemon for Community Day this September!

Event Details

This event will run from Saturday, September 23rd from 2PM to 5PM local time. It was also reveal that the special bonus will be 3x Catch Experience and 2x Catch Candy bonus along with three hour Incense and Lure Modules. Full details for the event can be found by clicking here.

There will be also plenty of Grubbin for trainers to catch in the wild. This will give trainers the chance to catch Shiny Grubbin. If you evolve your Chargabug into Vikavolt when near a Magnetic Lure then it will learn the Fast Attack, Volt Switch! You will have up to five hours after Community Day to do this.

Event Details

Below are the full details for the event.


  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Grubbin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Plugging Along.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.


  • 3x Catch Experience.
  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • 1 extra special trade can be made during the event and two hours after the event (maximum of 2 for the day).
  • Trades made during the event and five hours after the event will require 50% less Stardust.

Bonus 4-Star Raids!
There will be special 4-Star Raids featuring Chargabug appearing after the 3-Hour Community Day from 5PM to 10PM. If you are able to claim victory in one of these Raids then Grubbin will appear around the gym. This will last for 30 minutes and the Grubbin will appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the Raid. If you are lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Grubbin!

A few things to note.

  • Grubbin that appear during these circumstances will have the same chance to appear Shiny as those that appear during the Community Day 3-hour event window.
  • The Event Bonuses and Group Bonuses only apply during the 3-Hour Community Day window. Thus, will not apply to the 4-Star Raids after the event window.
  • ONLY Raid Passes and Premium Battles Passes can be used for 4-Star Raids. Remote Raid Passes CANNOT be used for these raids.

Additional Notes

There will be a Timed Research where you will be given one Magnetic Lure between 2PM and 10PM.

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