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Pokémon GO’s long-running monthly event, Community Day, turned 4 years old in 2022, and Niantic is trying out something new. Four years means a plethora of Pokémon have been shown off with special, event-exclusive attacks and increased Shiny rates. Yet, for newer Trainers, chances are they’ve missed out on most of these gatherings.

In January 2022 (during the Season of Heritage), Niantic brought back a Community Day from 2018 (Bulbasaur’s Community Day) and called it Community Day Classic. This event was based on the old Community Day format (hours, previous Community Day Pokémon, and more), with a slight upgrade (namely photobomb encounters).

What was thought to be a one-time event (or a simple test) is now turning into a potential series. Niantic confirmed that a second Community Day Classic would be happening in 2022. For those who missed out on July 2019’s Community Day, rejoice, as it returns in April 2022! Read on for all the details about the event.


When will Pokémon GO’s April 2022 Community Day Classic take place?

April 2022’s Community Day Classic will be happening on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is showcased in April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

The Pokémon featured for this April 2022’s Community Day Classic is Mudkip. You’ll find that Mudkip will be appearing more frequently in the wild and, if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny one!


What is the exclusive attack for April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

Evolve Mudkip into their final evolution (Mudkip to Marshtomp to Swampert) and you’ll have a Swampert that will know Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack).

Hydro Cannon is the Charged Attack that Swampert could learn during its original Community Day event in July 2019. Its stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 80 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 90 power


Note: These attacks can only be learned when Marshtomp is evolved into Swampert on Sunday, April 10th, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.


Are there any bonuses for April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day Classic are:

  • 3× Catch XP
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! (Mudkip photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)


What is the Special Research Story for April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Mudkip Community Day Classic. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency). It’s a four-step long Special Research and consists of the following tasks and rewards:


Mudkip Community Day Classic
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 Mudkip1 Mudkip Encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws20 Mudkip Candies
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, 1 Mudkip Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 Mudkip30 Mudkip Candies
Transfer 10 Pokémon1 Marshtomp Encounter
Evolve 3 Mudkip10 Pinap Berries
Completion Reward1,500 XP, 1 Mudkip Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws50 Mudkip Candies
Evolve a Marshtomp1 Lucky Egg
Transfer 10 Pokémon15 Great Balls
Completion Reward2,500 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, and 15 Ultra Balls
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!1 Mudkip Encounter
Claim Reward!3,500 XP
Completion Reward3,000 Stardust, 1 Swampert Encounter, and 2 Rare Candies


Are there any Event Bundles for April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

There are two Event Bundles – one free and one paid.

  • Community Day Box (850 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 15 Ultra Balls, 15 Pinap Berries, 1 Elite Fast TM, and 1 Remote Raid Pass.
  • Event Bundle (free, next to your free daily box, limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls


Are there any special event-themed stickers for April 2022’s Community Day Classic?

No – unlike the standard Community Day event, there are no special stickers being released for Community Day Classic.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)