The December Community Day Event Features 2021 and 2022 Community Day Pokémon
Familiar Pokémon, featured attacks, and event bonuses make for an eventful Community Day 2022 finale.
Pokémon GO Community Days offer opportunities for Trainers to catch exciting Pokémon, earn lots of Candy, teach their Pokémon featured attacks without having to use an Elite TM, and benefit from incredible event bonuses. Pokémon GO’s December Community Day event on December 17 and 18 is taking all of those incredible benefits to the next level by featuring Pokémon from Community Days throughout 2021 and 2022. This means that Trainers who may have missed a Community Day over the last two years get another chance at catching some favorites.
From 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time on December 17 and 18, 2022, the following event bonuses will be in effect.
- 2× XP for catching Pokémon
- 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
- 1/2 Hatch Distance for Eggs placed in Incubators during the event period
- 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
- 2× chance for Trainers Level 31 and above to receive Candy XL for catching Pokémon
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
- Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours
- One additional Special Trade for a maximum of two per day
- Trades made during the event will require 50% less Stardust
Different Pokémon will appear each day, so we hope you’ll join us both days! On December 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Trainers can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild.
- Alolan Sandshrew
- Alolan Geodude
The following day, December 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Trainers can encounter the following wild Pokémon.
- Galarian Zigzagoon
Lucky Trainers might encounter Bulbasaur, Dratini, and/or Mudkip on either day.
Pokémon featured in 2021 Community Days will hatch from 2 km Eggs. Get hatching to add the following Pokémon to your collection!
Of course, one of the best parts of any Community Day is the opportunity to teach your Pokémon featured attacks that might otherwise require an Elite TM. The December Community Day event will feature not one, not two, but 15 featured attacks! Evolve these Pokémon on December 17 or 18 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. local time to learn the following featured attacks.
- Evolve Ivysaur to get a Venusaur that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant
- Evolve Sandshrew to get a Sandslash that knows the Charged Attack Night Slash
- Evolve Alolan Sandshrew to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw
- Evolve Alolan Graveler to get an Alolan Golem that knows the Fast Attack Rollout
- Evolve Dragonair to get a Dragonite that knows the Charged Attack Draco Meteor
- Evolve Skiploom to get a Jumpluff that knows the Charged Attack Acrobatics
- Evolve Marshtomp to get a Swampert that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon
- Evolve Sealeo to get a Walrein that knows the Fast Attack Powder Snow and the Charged Attack Icicle Spear
- Evolve Staravia to get a Staraptor that knows the Fast Attack Gust
- Evolve Boldore to get a Gigalith that knows the Charged Attack Meteor Beam
- Evolve Lampent to get a Chandelure that knows the Charged Attack Poltergeist
- Evolve Zweilous to get a Hydreigon that knows the Charged Attack Brutal Swing
- Evolve Stufful to get a Bewear that knows the Charged Attack Drain Punch
- Evolve Galarian Linoone to get an Obstagoon that knows the Charged Attack Obstruct
To get an Ursaluna that knows the Charged Attack High Horsepower, evolve Ursaring during a special full moon. The full moon will be in the sky from December 17 at 2:00 p.m. to December 18 at 6:00 a.m., and again on December 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For Trainers who participate in the GO Battle League, it’s worth noting that Draco Meteor, Frenzy Plant, Hydro Cannon, Icicle Spear, and Obstruct are all extremely popular moves. It’s well worth catching and evolving Pokémon with these moves to climb the ranks.
And if all that wasn’t enough to keep you busy, the Community Day Special Research story December Community Day 2022 is available for US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). You can complete the Special Research story yourself, purchase a ticket for a friend that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with, or both! To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.
Enjoy the Community Day fun, Trainers!
December 2022 Community Day: Previously featured Pokémon from 2022 and 2021 Community Days return!
The year is nearly behind us, which means it’s time to reflect on all the fun everyone had during this year’s Community Days! The last Community Day of 2022 will take place over two days—Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022.
Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day events in 2022 will appear more frequently in the wild and in Timed Research. Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2021 will hatch from Eggs and appear in raids and Timed Research. There’s no better way to wrap up the year than by catching Pokémon from Community Day events you may have missed!
December 2022 Community Day
Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.
A different set of Pokémon will be featured on each event day—Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022—from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. The Pokémon that appear during this time will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appeared during their original Community Days. Outside of these times, any of the featured Pokémon may appear from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time on either Saturday or Sunday!
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
The following Pokémon featured during Community Day events in 2021 will hatch from 2 km Eggs.
The following featured attacks will be available when evolving to the following Pokémon except Ursaluna on Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time.
Community Day Special Research story: December Community Day 2022
- 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 2022.
- 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.
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.
Timed Research leading to encounters with Pokémon featured in previous Community Days in 2021 and 2022 will be available.
You’ll be able to get 2022 Community Day stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team
Get ready for the final #PokemonGOCommunityDay of 2022!
Here comes the cast of the final #PokemonGOCommunityDay of 2022! 🎉
Get ready for a unique chance to encounter all the Community Day Pokémon from 2021 and 2022 on Saturday, December 17, and Sunday, December 18, from 2 to 5 p.m.! Are you in?
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog