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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 2024, it’s six 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 September 2020’s Community Day.

 

When will Pokémon GO’s January 2024 Community Day Classic take place?

January 2024’s Community Day Classic will be happening on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.

 

What Pokémon is showcased in January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

The Pokémon featured for this January 2024’s Community Day Classic is Porygon. You’ll find that Porygon 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 January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

Evolve Porygon into their final evolution (Porygon to Porygon2 to Porygon-Z) and you’ll have a Porygon-Z that will know Tri Attack (Charged Attack).

Tri Attack is the Charged Attack that Porygon-Z could learn during its original Community Day event in September 2020. Its stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 65 power + has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Attack and Defense stats
  • Gyms and Raids: 75 power

 

  • Notes:
    • These attacks can only be learned when Porygon2 is evolved into Porygon-Z on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.
  • Evolution Notes:
    • To evolve Porygon into Porygon2, you’ll need 25 Porygon Candies and 1 Upgrade.
    • To evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z, you’ll need 100 Porygon Candies and 1 Sinnoh Stone.
    • Therefore, to evolve a Porygon all the way to Porygon-Z, you’ll need a total of 125 Porygon Candies, 1 Upgrade, and 1 Sinnoh Stone.

 

Are there any bonuses for January 2024‘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 (Daily Adventure Incense excluded)
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours (excluding Golden Lure Modules)
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! (Porygon photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)

 

Plus the Raging Battles and GO Battle Week: Timeless Travels events will be happening too, so the following bonuses will also be available:

  • Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • Throh and Sawk will both appear in the wild during the event, regardless of your location.
  • 4× Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 4× Stardust bonus in January.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 10 (for a total of 50 battles) from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. your local time.
  • Free battle-themed Timed Research will be available.
    • Rewards include the avatar item Ingo-Style Hat.
      • If Trainers already acquired the item from reaching Rank 20 (Ace Rank), they will not receive another one.
  • Paid battle-themed Timed Research awarding Stardust, Rare Candy, and one Star Piece will be available for US$1.99 OR US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency).
    • Note: The originally stated price (US$0.99 OR US$1.00) was incorrect. Niantic listed different prices for the same Timed Research on the official Pokémon GO blog post for the event and now that the event is live, the information has been corrected.
    • IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research expires. To receive the rewards, the tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and the rewards claimed before Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.

 

What is the Special Research Story for January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Community Day Classic: Porygon. It’s a paid-for quest that costs US$0.99 OR US$1.00 (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.

 

Community Day Classic: Porygon
Step 1/4Reward
Make 5 Nice Throws10 Ultra Balls
Catch 15 PorygonPorygon* Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 times20 Porygon Candies
Completion Rewards2,000 Stardust, Porygon* Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Transfer 10 PokémonPorygon2* Encounter
Catch 15 Porygon1 Upgrade
Evolve 3 Porygon20 Porygon Candies
Completion Rewards2,000 Stardust, 1 Poffin, and 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws20 Porygon Candies
Transfer 10 Pokémon1 Sinnoh Stone
Evolve a Porygon25 Golden Razzberries
Completion Rewards2,000 Stardust, 1 Incense, and 1 Rocket Radar
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!5,000 Stardust
Claim Reward!4,000 XP
Claim Reward!5 Silver Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards2,000 Stardust, Porygon-Z* Encounter, and 3 Rare Candies

 

What is the Timed Research for January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

A free Timed Research will be available during the event and will reward Trainers with 3 Upgrades and 3 Sinnoh Stones, if completed and redeemed within the time limit. This Timed Research will be available on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time. All rewards must be claimed before 7 p.m. your local time. The guide will be updated with the Timed Research’s steps once the event is live.

 

Porygon Limited Research

  • Task: Power up Pokémon 5 times
    • Reward: 1 Upgrade
  • Task: Catch 5 Porygon
    • Reward: 2 Upgrades
  • Task: Make 5 Nice Throws
    • Reward: 2 Sinnoh Stones
  • Completion Rewards: 1 Sinnoh Stone and 1,000 XP

 

What is/are the Field Research task(s) for January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

Niantic has stated that Porygon-themed Field Research will be made available during the event. A complete list of Field Research task(s) and their reward(s) will be updated once the event is live. Based on previous Community Day events, the Field Research task(s) could be the following:

 

  • Task: Catch 3 Porygon
    • Reward: Porygon* Encounter OR 5 Great Balls OR 2 Ultra Balls OR 2 Pinap Berries OR 500 Stardust

 

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

 

Will there be PokéStop Showcases during January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

Yes, there will be PokéStop Showcases happening during January 2024’s Community Day Classic. These contests will start at 2 p.m. your local time and end at 8 p.m. your local time. The contest theme would be submitting your biggest Porygon or Porygon-Z.

 

Are there any Event Bundles for January 2024‘s Community Day Classic?

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

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

 

The following box will be available via the Pokémon GO Web Store during the event:

  • Community Day Classic Box ($9.99): 120 Ultra Balls, 15 Silver Pinap Berries, 6 Incubators, and 1 Incense.

 

Are there any special event-themed stickers for January 2024 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?)