Pokémon GO’s long-running monthly event, Community Day, turns 4 years old this month, and Niantic is trying out something new during the Season of Heritage. 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.

For January 2022, Niantic is bringing back a Community Day from 2018 and calling it Community Day Classic. This event is be based on the old Community Day format (hours, previous Community Day Pokémon, and more), with a slight upgrade (namely photobomb encounters).

Will these Community Day Classic events be a new monthly occurrence? We’ll just have to wait and see for Niantic to make an announcement next month. For now, Trainers can enjoy a second Community Day this January 2022. Read on for all the details about the event.

 

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

January 2022’s Community Day Classic will be happening on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.

 

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

The Pokémon featured for this January 2022’s Community Day Classic is Bulbasaur. You’ll find that Bulbasaur 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 2022’s Community Day Classic?

Evolve Bulbasaur into their final evolution (Bulbasaur to Ivysaur to Venusaur) and you’ll have a Venusaur that will know Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack).

Frenzy Plant is the Charged Attack that Venusaur could learn during its original Community Day event in March 2018. Its stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 100 damage
  • Gyms and Raids: 100 damage

 

Note: These attacks can only be learned when Ivysaur is evolved into Venusaur on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.

 

Are there any bonuses for January 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! (Bulbasaur photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)

 

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

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Bulbasaur Community Day Classic. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency). If purchased, here are the tasks and rewards associated with the research:

 

Bulbasaur Community Day Classic
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 Bulbasaur1 Bulbasaur encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws20 Bulbasaur Candies
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, 1 Bulbasaur encounter, 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 Bulbasaur30 Bulbasaur Candies
Transfer 10 Pokémon1 Ivysaur encounter
Evolve 3 Bulbasaur10 Pinap Berries
Completion Reward1,500 XP, 1 Bulbasaur encounter, 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws50 Bulbasaur Candies
Evolve an Ivysaur1 Star Piece
Transfer 10 Pokémon15 Great Balls
Completion Reward2,500 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, 15 Ultra Balls
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!50 Venusaur Mega Energy
Claim Reward!50 Venusaur Mega Energy
Claim Reward!50 Venusaur Mega Energy
Completion Reward3,000 Stardust, 1 Venusaur encounter, 150 Venusaur Mega Energy

 

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

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

  • Community Day Box (1,280 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 50 Ultra Balls, 5 Lucky Eggs, 5 Star Pieces, and an Elite Fast TM.
  • Event Bundle (free, next to your free daily box, limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls

 

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

No – unlikely 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?)