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Pokémon GO’s long-running monthly event, Community Day, turned 4 years old in 2022. Four years means a plethora of Pokémon have been shown off with special, event-exclusive attacks and increased Shiny rates. (And now that we’re in 2023, it’s five years’ worth!) 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 held a second Community Day Classic in April 2022 and continues to hold Community Day Classic events. Read on for all the details about this month’s event which will transport you to February 2019’s Community Day.


When will Pokémon GO’s April 2023 Community Day Classic take place?

April 2023‘s Community Day Classic will be happening on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is showcased in April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

The Pokémon featured for this April 2023’s Community Day Classic is Swinub. You’ll find that Swinub 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 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Evolve Swinub into their final evolution (Swinub to Piloswine to Mamoswine) and you’ll have a Mamoswine that will know Ancient Power (Charged Attack).

Ancient Power is the Charged Attack that Mamoswine could learn during its original Community Day event in February 2019. Its stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 60 power, and a chance to raise the user’s Attack and Defense
  • Gyms and Raids: 70 power



  • These attacks can only be learned when Piloswine is evolved into Mamoswine on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.
  • To evolve Swinub into Piloswine, it’ll cost 25 Swinub Candies.
  • To evolve Piloswine into Mamoswine, it’ll cost 100 Swinub Candies and 1 Sinnoh Stone.


Are there any bonuses for April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day Classic are:

  • 3× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours (Daily Adventure Incense excluded)
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! (Swinub photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)


What is the Special Research Story for April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Swinub Community Day Classic. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency). The guide will be updated with the Special Research Story’s steps once the event is live.


Swinub Community Day Classic
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times20 Swinub Candies
Catch 15 SwinubSwinub* Encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws15 Poké Balls
Completion Rewards3,000 Stardust, Swinub* Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 SwinubSwinub* Encounter
Transfer 10 Pokémon10 Pinap Berries
Evolve 3 Swinub30 Swinub Candies
Completion Rewards4,500 XP, Swinub* Encounter, and 1 Lucky Egg
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws15 Great Balls
Evolve 1 Piloswine50 Swinub Candies
Catch 15 SwinubSwinub* Encounter
Completion Rewards4,500 Stardust, Piloswine* Encounter, and 1 Rocket Radar
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!Swinub* Encounter
Claim Reward!15 Ultra Balls
Completion Rewards5,500 XP, Mamoswine* Encounter, and 3 Rare Candies


Are there any Field Research tasks for April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Yes, there will be Field Research available during this Community Day Classic. If following previous Community Day events, chances are this will be the only Field Research task made available during the event:


  • Task: Catch 3 Swinub
    • Reward: Swinub* Encounter OR 5 Great Balls OR 2 Ultra Balls OR 2 Pinap Berries OR 500 Stardust OR 1 Sinnoh Stone


Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”


Is there Timed Research for April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Yes, there will be Timed Research released during the event. So far, we know that tasks will reward Trainers with up to four Sinnoh Stones. A complete list of Timed Research tasks will be added here once the event begins.


  • Task: Power up Pokémon 10 times
    • Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Task: Catch 1 Swinub
    • Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Task: Make 5 Nice Throws
    • Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone
  • Completion Reward: 1 Sinnoh Stone, Swinub* Encounter, and 3,000 XP


Are there any Event Bundles for April 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

If there are any Event Bundles released during the event, they’ll be included here once the event is live.

  • Great Box (480 PokéCoins, limit one): 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Super Incubators, 1 Incense, and 1 Lure Module.
  • Community Day Box (1,350 PokéCoins, limit one): 50 Ultra Balls, 5 Super Incubators, 1 Elite Charged TM, and 5 Lucky Eggs.


Are there any special event-themed stickers for April 2023 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?)