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Starting in January 2018, Community Day is a monthly event in Pokémon GO that shines the spotlight on a particular Pokémon. For one day each month, a Pokémon selected by Niantic will have its spawn rate increased during a block of hours. Also, the Shiny appearance rate for the starring Pokémon will be boosted. There are also other perks to Community Day – such as the featured Pokémon knowing at least one exclusive attack through evolution, increased duration for Lure Modules, Event Boxes, and more.

While Community Day is only one day a month (typically), Pokémon appearing in Community Days from January to November of the same calendar year will come back in December. The Community Day hosted in December is a two-day event where Community Day Pokémon from the same and previous year will return via Raids, Eggs, and increased spawns. So if you’re unable to partake in a specific Community Day, there’s always another chance to catch that Pokémon again (and its Shiny version)!

In addition to that, Niantic brought back Community Days of old with Community Day Classic! Debuting in January 2022, this spin-off event resembled Community Days from 2018, but with some additional event bonuses (namely photobomb encounters).

Please note that the standard hours for Community Day have changed. Niantic is testing the old  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time block for April 2022’s Community Day.


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

April 2022’s Community Day will be happening on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is showcased in April 2022‘s Community Day?

The Pokémon featured for this April 2022’s Community Day is Stufful. You’ll find that Stufful 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?

Evolve Stufful into Bewear (via 400 Stufful Candies) and you’ll have a Bewear that will know Drain Punch (Charged Attack).

Drain Punch’s attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 20 power and guaranteed to increase the user’s Defense
  • Gyms and Raids: 50 power


Note: This attack can only be learned when Stufful is evolved in Bewear (via 400 Stufful Candies) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.


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

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 3× Catch XP
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× chance to receive Stufful XL Candy from catching Stufful
  • 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! (Stufful photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)
  • 1 extra special trade can be made during the event and two hours after the event (maximum of 2 for the day)
  • Trades made during the event and two hours after the event will require 50% less Stardust


Group Play Bonus

Work together with other trainers to unlock additional bonuses in that location!

  • If enough Pokémon are caught by trainers from a single Lure, the 3× XP bonus for catching Pokémon near the Lured PokéStop will be increased to 4× XP for 30 minutes.
    • Note: This bonus will not stack with the base 3× catch XP bonus and will instead replace it for the duration.


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

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Strong Stuff. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency).


Strong Stuff
Step 1/4Reward
Catch 15 Stufful20 Pinap Berries
Power up Pokémon 10 timesStufful Encounter
Transfer 10 Pokémon50 Stufful Candies
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, Stufful Encounter, and 1 Star Piece
Step 2/4Reward
Use 5 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon50 Stufful Candies
Use 5 Razz Berries to help catch PokémonStufful Encounter
Take 3 snapshots of Stufful in the wild15 Poké Balls
Completion Reward1,500 XP, Stufful Encounter, and 1 Lucky Egg
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball ThrowsStufful Encounter
Catch 15 Stufful1 Incense
Evolve 1 Stufful15 Great Balls
Completion Reward2,500 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, and 15 Ultra Balls
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!2 Golden Razz Berries
Claim Reward!3,500 XP
Completion Reward3,000 Stardust, Bewear Encounter, and 100 Stufful Candies


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

There are three Event Bundles – two free and two 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
  • Retweet Reward Box (free, part of a tweet campaign on Twitter): 1 Lure Module, 1 Lucky Egg, and 1 Raid Pass (green, premium).
  • Special Box (875 PokéCoins, limit 1, activates at 2 p.m. your local time): 1 Star Piece, 1 Incense, 1 Elite Charged TM, and 1 Remote Raid Pass.


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

Yes – there will be an assortment of Stufful-themed stickers. You can get them by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and/or purchasing them from Pokémon GO’s in-game shop during the event.



Are there any other bonuses/tasks for April 2022’s Community Day?

April 2022’s Community Day overlaps with Sustainability Week 2022 event. Due to that, Niantic will have a special Community Day Distance Challenge available during the event. If Trainers complete the 5 tasks (essentially walking 5 km), Niantic will plant a tree. (Note: Niantic specifies that they will be planting up to 100,000 trees) This challenge is a set of Timed Research tasks that will be available from Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. your local time.


  • Task: Walk 1 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Task: Walk 2 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Task: Walk 3 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Task: Walk 4 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Task: Walk 5 km.
    • Reward: Cherubi* Encounter.
  • Overall Reward: Cherubi* Encounter, 1,000 XP, and 1,000 Stardust.


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


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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?)