Pokémon GO’s January Community Day Features Machop and Payback
Catch loads of Machop, evolve Machoke into a Machamp that knows a special move, and enjoy other superpowered bonuses.
You’d better toughen up for Pokémon GO‘s January Community Day, because Machop is going to be flexing its muscles on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. During the event, Machop will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Machop! And if you evolve Machoke (Machop’s first Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward, you’ll get a Machamp that knows a move it can’t normally learn: Payback!
Additional bonuses will be available on Machop Community Day to help you flex your skills even further. Incense activated during the event will last for three hours, and you’ll earn three times as much Stardust for catching Pokémon. While you’re at it, make sure to take a few snapshots during Community Day hours—you just might discover a surprise!
A Special Research story—Straight to the Top, Machop!—will be available in the in-app shop for US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). However, if you purchase a ticket to the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event before 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8) on January 13, 2021, you’ll receive a free ticket for January’s Special Research story—as well as for next month’s Community Day Special Research story too, coming February 7, 2021. There will also be a Machop Community Day Box available in the in-app shop to help you make the most of the Superpower Pokémon’s special day.
Have fun searching for Machop on Community Day, Trainers!
Rising to the challenge of January Community Day is none other than Machop!
When you get knocked down, you just have to get back up. Despite losing out on the chance to be featured in last February’s Community Day, Machop, the Superpower Pokémon, never gave up. That resilience has paid off, because Machop will star in the upcoming January Community Day—and you can be sure it’ll make the most of it!
Date + Time
Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
- Machop will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! Shiny Machoke and Shiny Machamp will also be available.
- Evolve Machoke during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Machamp that knows Payback.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Machop Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring an Elite Charged TM, four Incense, four Star Pieces, and 30 Ultra Balls.
- For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Machop Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Straight to the Top, Machop! Remember, Trainers—if you purchase a ticket for the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event by Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8), you’ll get this Special Research story for free!
Stay tuned for when tickets for the Straight to the Top, Machop! Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.
- 3× Catch Stardust
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog