The Grass-type Pokémon Turtwig is the star of September‘s Pokémon GO Community Day, and you’ll definitely want to catch as many of these Pokémon as you can during the event! This Community Day event is taking place a bit earlier in the day than in recent months, so make sure you’re ready to go! The event is happening on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Turtwig is appearing much more frequently in the wild during this time, and if you’re lucky, you might even find a Shiny Turtwig, which means Shiny Grotle and Shiny Torterra have also made their Pokémon GO debuts.
If you evolve Grotle (the evolved form of Turtwig) into Torterra during the event or up to one hour afterward, the Torterra will know Frenzy Plant, a move it can’t normally learn. Plus, during the event, Lure Modules last for three hours—and you’ll earn three times the Stardust for catching Pokémon! During Pokémon GO Community Day, spin PokéStops and you may receive 2 km Eggs that will hatch into Turtwig. Turtwig is also available to challenge in raids.
As a reminder, Shadow Pokémon cannot learn event-exclusive moves. Purify Shadow Pokémon featured on Community Day before evolving for them to learn the exclusive move. You do not need use a TM to change Return as a move from Purified Pokémon in order to learn exclusive moves. However, the exclusive move will replace Return, even if you have two Charged Attacks.