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Pokémon GO’s long-running monthly event, Community Day, turned 5 years old in 2023. Five 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 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 April 2018’s Community Day.


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

November 2023’s Community Day Classic will be happening on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


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

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

Evolve Mareep into their final evolution (Mareep to Flaffy to Ampharos) and you’ll have an Ampharos that will know Dragon Pulse (Charged Attack).

Dragon Pulse is the Charged Attack that Ampharos could learn during its original Community Day event in April 2018. Its stats are the following:

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



  • These attacks can only be learned when Flaffy is evolved into Ampharos on Saturday, November 25th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.
  • Evolution Notes:
    • To evolve Mareep into Flaffy, it requires 25 Mareep Candies.
    • To evolve Flaffy into Ampharos, it requires 100 Mareep Candies.
      • Therefore, if you’re evolving Mareep to Ampharos, you’ll need a total of 125 Mareep Candies.


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

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day Classic are:

  • 1/4 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in Incubators during the event period
  • 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! (Mareep photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)


Plus, the Party Up! event will also be happening during the November 2023 Community Day Classic event. The following bonuses will also be active:

  • 2× XP for winning Raid Battles.
  • Two additional Candy for trading Pokémon.
  • Trainers level 31 and up are guaranteed to receive Candy XL for trading Pokémon.
  • Up to five Special Trades can be made a day.


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

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Mareep Community Day Classic. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $0.99 USD or $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.


Community Day Classic: Mareep
Step 1/4Reward
Make 5 Nice Throws15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 MareepMareep* Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 times20 Mareep Candies
Completion Rewards3,000 Stardust, Mareep* Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Transfer 10 Pokémon10 Pinap Berries
Catch 15 MareepMareep* Encounter
Evolve 3 Mareep30 Mareep Candies
Completion Rewards4,500 XP, Mareep* Encounter, and 1 Egg Incubator
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws15 Great Balls
Catch 15 MareepMareep* Encounter
Evolve 1 Flaaffy50 Mareep Candies
Completion Rewards4,500 Stardust, Flaaffy* Encounter, and 1 Rocket Radar
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!15 Ultra Balls
Claim Reward!Mareep* Encounter
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards5,500 XP, Ampharos* Encounter, and 3 Rare Candies


What is/are the Field Research task(s) for November 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Niantic has stated that Mareep-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 Mareep
    • Reward: Mareep* Encounter OR 20 Mega Ampharos Energy OR 5 Great Balls OR 2 Ultra Balls OR 2 Pinap Berries OR 1 Golden Razz Berry 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 November 2023‘s Community Day Classic?

Yes, there will be PokéStop Showcases happening during November 2023’s Community Day Classic. Originally it was announced that the contest theme would be submitting your biggest Mareep and/or Ampharos, but due to an error still present from the last Community Day Classic event, the PokéStop Showcases will feature Squirtle. It is unclear if this will be fixed in time for the event as it rolls out across the globe.


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

According to Niantic, the following bundles will be available via the in-game shop:

  • 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:

  • Ultra Community Day Box ($9.99): 500 Poké Balls, 1 Poffin, 3 Lucky Eggs.


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