December Community Day 2021 Special Research story, Timed Research, Field Research tasks and more announced for December Pokémon GO Community Day

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December Community Day features some familiar faces from 2020 and 2021!

December Community Day features some familiar faces from 2020 and 2021!

Trainers,

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look back at the Community Day events we shared together.

This year’s final Community Day event will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2021 will be appearing more frequently in the wild, while Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2020 will be hatching from Eggs and appearing in raids, so this event will be a great time for you to catch Pokémon featured in any Community Day events you may have missed!

December Community Day

Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

Incense Icon
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
Lure Module Icon
Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
Incubator Icon
1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event
XP Icon
2× Catch XP
Stardust Icon
2× Catch Stardust

Special bonuses

From Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. local time to Sunday December 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time

To celebrate the last Community Day event of the year, two additional bonuses will be available all weekend.

Trading Icon
25% reduced stardust cost for trades
Trading Icon
1 extra special trade per day

Pokémon Storage and Item Bag Cap Increase

To help you prepare for the biggest Community Day event of the year, the maximum amount that the Pokémon storage and Item Bag can be expanded to will be increased! Be sure to purchase Item Bag and Pokémon Storage expansions from the shop so you can stock up on Poké Balls and store all the Pokémon you’ll catch during December Community Day!

  • Pokémon Storage Expansion Cap: 5,000 -> 5,500
  • Item Bag Expansion Cap: 4,000 -> 4,500

This change will go into effect on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8).

Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

The following Pokémon featured during Community Day events in 2021 will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

All Pokémon below will also be attracted to incense and lures regardless of what day it is.

Appearing more frequently on Saturday, December 18
Image of Machop - Shiny Icon On
Machop
Image of Roselia - Shiny Icon On
Roselia
Image of Swablu - Shiny Icon On
Swablu
Image of Gible - Shiny Icon On
Gible
Image of Snivy - Shiny Icon On
Snivy
Image of Fletchling - Shiny Icon On
Fletchling
Appearing more frequently on Sunday, December 19
Image of Eevee - Shiny Icon On
Eevee*
Image of Duskull - Shiny Icon On
Duskull
Image of Shinx - Shiny Icon On
Shinx
Image of Tepig - Shiny Icon On
Tepig
Image of Oshawott - Shiny Icon On
Oshawott
* Eevee caught during the event will know Last Resort
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Egg IconEggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 2 km Eggs.

Image of Charmander - Shiny Icon On
Charmander
Image of Weedle - Shiny Icon On
Weedle
Image of Abra - Shiny Icon On
Abra
Image of Gastly - Shiny Icon On
Gastly
Image of Rhyhorn - Shiny Icon On
Rhyhorn
Image of Magikarp - Shiny Icon On
Magikarp
Image of Porygon - Shiny Icon On
Porygon
Image of Elekid - Shiny Icon On
Elekid
Image of Magby - Shiny Icon On
Magby
Image of Seedot - Shiny Icon On
Seedot
Image of Piplup - Shiny Icon On
Piplup
Image of Budew - Shiny Icon On
Budew
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid IconRaids

The following Pokémon featured in 2020 Community Days will be appearing in raids.

Image of Charmander - Shiny Icon On
Charmander
Image of Weedle - Shiny Icon On
Weedle
Image of Abra - Shiny Icon On
Abra
Image of Gastly - Shiny Icon On
Gastly
Image of Rhyhorn - Shiny Icon On
Rhyhorn
Image of Electabuzz - Shiny Icon On
Electabuzz
Image of Magmar - Shiny Icon On
Magmar
Image of Magikarp - Shiny Icon On
Magikarp
Image of Porygon - Shiny Icon On
Porygon
Image of Seedot - Shiny Icon On
Seedot
Image of Piplup - Shiny Icon On
Piplup
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Exclusive Moves

The following exclusive moves will be available when evolving to the following Pokémon from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

Charizard
Evolve Charmeleon into a Charizard that knows the Fast Attack Dragon Breath.
Beedrill
Evolve Kakuna into a Beedrill that knows the Charged Attack Drill Run.
Alakazam
Evolve Kadabra into an Alakazam that knows the Fast Attack Counter.
Machamp
Evolve Machoke into a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback.
Gengar
Evolve Haunter into a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.
Gyarados
Evolve Magikarp into a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.
Vaporeon
Evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon that knows the Charged Attack Scald.
Jolteon
Evolve Eevee into a Jolteon that knows the Charged Attack Zap Cannon.
Flareon
Evolve Eevee into a Flareon that knows the Charged Attack Superpower.
Espeon
Evolve Eevee into an Espeon that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
Umbreon
Evolve Eevee into an Umbreon that knows the Charged Attack Psychic.
Shiftry
Evolve Nuzleaf into a Shiftry that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
Altaria
Evolve Swablu into an Altaria that knows the Charged Attack Moonblast.
Empoleon
Evolve Prinplup into an Empoleon that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
Luxray
Evolve Luxio into a Luxray that knows the Charged Attack Psychic Fangs.
Roserade
Evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows. the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
Evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows the Charged Attack Fire-type Weather Ball
Garchomp
Evolve Gabite into a Garchomp that knows the Charged Attack Earth Power.
Rhyperior
Evolve Rhydon into a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.
Electivire
Evolve Electabuzz into an Electivire that knows the Charged Attack Flamethrower.
Magmortar
Evolve Magmar into a Magmortar that knows the Charged Attack Thunderbolt.
Leafeon
Evolve Eevee into a Leafeon that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
Glaceon
Evolve Eevee into a Glaceon that knows the Charged Attack Water Pulse.
Porygon-Z
Evolve Porygon2 into a Porygon-Z that knows the Charged Attack Tri Attack.
Dusknoir
Evolve Dusclops into a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
Serperior
Evolve Servine into a Serperior that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
Emboar
Evolve Pignite into an Emboar that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
Samurott
Evolve Dewott into a Samurott that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
Talonflame
Evolve Fletchinder into a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.
Sylveon
Evolve Eevee into a Sylveon that knows the Charged Attack Psyshock.

Community Day Special Research IconSpecial Research Story: December Community Day 2021

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the December Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, December Community Day 2021.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the December Community Day 2021 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.

Research IconTimed Research

From Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Timed Research will be available with tasks focused on all of the Pokémon that have been featured in Community Day events over the past two years!

Research IconField Research Tasks

Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8)

Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

Image of Charizard
Charizard
Image of Beedrill
Beedrill
Image of Gengar
Gengar
Image of Gyarados
Gyarados
Image of Altaria
Altaria

Event Bundles

Available from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8)

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, six Star Pieces, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM.
  • 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during this time!

As 2021 comes to an end, let’s look back on the memories we made during all the Community Day events this year. Don’t forget to share your experiences from this weekend on social media with #PokemonGOCommunityDay.

Let’s GO!

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—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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