Pokémon GO’s May Community Day Features Swablu
Catch Swablu, complete an event-exclusive Special Research Story, and challenge Mega Altaria on May 15.
This May’s Pokémon GO Community Day will star a Pokémon with wings like cottony clouds—Swablu! On Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Swablu will be appearing more often in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Naturally, Swablu’s Evolution, the Dragon- and Flying-type Pokémon Altaria, will also play an important role in the festivities. If you evolve Swablu during the event or up to two hours afterward, you’ll get an Altaria that knows the powerful Fairy-type Charged Attack Moonblast!
On top of that, Mega Altaria will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids on May 15 from 5:00 p.m. local time. Defeat Mega Altaria to collect Altaria Mega Energy and Mega Evolve the Altaria you collected during Community Day!
There will be additional bonuses in effect throughout the event, including Incense that lasts for three hours and 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance. Don’t forget to take some snapshots, too—you might be surprised by what you find!
Tickets to access a Community Day–exclusive Special Research story—Cotton-Winged Bird—will be available in the shop for US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). There will also be a Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins that includes 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Incense, and an Elite Fast TM.
Stay fluffy, Trainers!
Swablu features during May Community Day—and Mega Altaria will be appearing afterward!
Date + Time
Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
- Swablu will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
- Evolve Swablu during the event or up to two hours afterward to get an Altaria that knows the attack Moonblast.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Incense, and an Elite Fast TM.
- For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Swablu Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Cotton-Winged Bird.
- Stay tuned for when tickets for the Cotton-Winged Bird 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.
- Mega Altaria will be making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids at the conclusion of May Community Day on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. local time. This is your chance to collect Mega Altaria Energy to Mega-Evolve any of the Altaria you’ve collected during the event!
- 1/4 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog