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 has started to use the old “2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time” block for Community Day events going forward, starting with April 2022. Yet, a new, five-hour-long “sub-event” continues where Community Day left off that focuses on in-person Raid Battles. These Raid Battles will spawn the Community Day Pokémon for 30 minutes nearby the Gym and Community Day increased Shiny rates apply. This “sub-event” won’t be active during the December Community Day event.

 

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

December 2022’s Community Day will be happening on two different days:

This guide will have information pertaining to all active bonuses and Pokémon appearances happening on Sunday, December 18th, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.

 

What Pokémon are showcased in December 2022‘s Community Day?

The Pokémon featured for this December 2022’s Community Day are Pokémon that were featured in Community Day events from 2021 and 2022 (including Community Day Classic). You’ll find these Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild and, if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny one!

  • For Sunday, December 18th, 2022, the following Pokémon will be featured and appear in the wild: Teddiursa*, Galarian Zigzagoon*, Starly*, Roggenrola*, Litwick*, and Deino*.
    • The following Pokémon will also appear and be available on Days 1 and 2 of the event: Bulbasaur*, Dratini*, and Mudkip*.

 

Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Despite the 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time event duration, any featured Community Day Pokémon can appear in the wild from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. your local time.

 

What is the exclusive attack for December 2022’s Community Day?

All featured attacks from 2022 and 2021 Community Day events will be back during the two-day December 2022 Community Day event.

 

Community Day 2022 Pokémon

  • Walrein: Powder Snow (Fast Attack) and Icicle Spear (Charged Attack)
  • Jumpluff: Acrobatics (Charged Attack)
  • Sandslash: Night Slash (Charged Attack)
  • Alolan Sandslash: Shadow Claw (Fast Attack)
  • Bewear: Drain Punch (Charged Attack)
  • Alolan Golem: Rollout (Fast Attack)
  • Hydreigon: Brutal Swing (Charged Attack)
  • Staraptor: Gust (Fast Attack)
  • Obstagoon: Obstruct (Charged Attack)
  • Gigalith: Meteor Beam (Charged Attack)
  • Chandelure: Poltergeist (Charged Attack)
  • Ursaluna: High Horsepower (Charged Attack)

 

Community Day Classic 2022 Pokémon

  • Venusaur: Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack)
  • Swampert: Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack)
  • Dragonite: Draco Meteor (Charged Attack)

 

Community Day 2021 Pokémon

  • Machamp: Payback (Charged Attack)
  • Roserade: Weather Ball (Charged Attack) and Bullet Seed (Fast Attack)
  • Talonflame: Incinerate (Fast Attack)
  • Serperior: Frenzy Plant (Charged Attack)
  • Altaria: Moonblast (Charged Attack)
  • Garchomp: Earth Power (Charged Attack)
  • Emboar: Blast Burn (Charged Attack)
  • Eevee: Last Resort (Charged Attack)
  • Vaporeon: Scald (Charged Attack)
  • Jolteon: Zap Cannon (Charged Attack)
  • Flareon: Superpower (Charged Attack)
  • Espeon: Shadow Ball (Charged Attack)
  • Umbreon: Psychic (Charged Attack)
  • Leafeon: Bullet Seed (Charged Attack)
  • Glaceon: Water Pulse (Charged Attack)
  • Sylveon: Psyshock (Charged Attack)
  • Samurott: Hydro Cannon (Charged Attack)
  • Dusknoir: Shadow Ball (Charged Attack)
  • Luxray: Psychic Fangs (Charged Attack)

 

Notes:

  • Ursaluna’s exclusive move (High Horsepower) can only be learned when Ursaring is evolved into Ursaluna from Saturday, December 17th, 2022 at 2 p.m. to Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at 6 a.m. AND/OR Sunday, December 18th, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. your local time.
  • For the other Pokémon, their attacks can only be learned when the Pokémon required is evolved on Saturday, December 17th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. your local time AND/OR Sunday, December 18th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Are there any bonuses for December 2022‘s Community Day?

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (active from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. your local time, both days)
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day (active from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. your local time, both days)

 

This Community Day overlaps with the Winter Holiday Part 1 event. The following bonuses might also be in effect:

  • 50% more XP for winning Raid Battles
  • Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event
  • Winter/snowy overlay on overworld screen and during Pokémon catch encounters

 

What is the Special Research Story for December 2022‘s Community Day?

The Community Day Special Research Story is called December Community Day 2022. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency). A complete list of tasks and rewards for this Special Research Story will be added once the event is live.

 

December Community Day 2022 Special Research
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times10 Poké Balls
Catch 10 Pokémon featured during December Community Day 202210 Razz Berries
Make 5 Nice Throws1,500 XP
Completion Rewards1,000 Stardust, 1 Unova Stone, and 1 Sinnoh Stone
Step 2/4Reward
Transfer 10 Pokémon10 Ultra Balls
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day 20221,500 XP
Evolve 3 Pokémon1,500 Stardust
Completion Rewards1,000 Stardust, 1 Poffin, and 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws10 Pinap Berries
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day 20221 Sinnoh Stone
Transfer 15 Pokémon1 Elite Fast TM
Completion Rewards1,000 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, and 1,000 Stardust
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!10 Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!1,500 XP
Claim Reward!1 Elite Charged TM
Completion Rewards1,000 Stardust, 1,500 XP, and 3 Rare Candies

 

Are there any special Raids for December 2022‘s Community Day?

For December 2022’s Community Day, special 1-Star Raids featuring Pokémon from Community Day events in 2021 will be active. So yes, that means there won’t be any Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day.

  • 1-Star Raids: Machop*, Eevee*, Roselia*, Swablu*, Duskull*, Shinx*, Gible*, Snivy*, Tepig*, Oshawott*, and Fletchling*.

 

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

 

Are there any special Eggs for December 2022‘s Community Day?

For December 2022’s Community Day, special 2 km Eggs will feature Pokémon from Community Day events in 2021. You can obtain these Eggs by having a free Egg spot in your Egg Inventory when you spin a PokéStop and/or Gym.

  • 2 km Eggs
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Machop*, Eevee*, Roselia*, Swablu*, Duskull*, Shinx*, Gible*, Snivy*, Tepig*, Oshawott*, and Fletchling*.

 

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

 

Are there any special Timed Research tasks for December 2022‘s Community Day?

Yes, there will be Timed Research tasks where the rewards are encounters with Pokémon featured in 2021 and 2022 Community Day events. A complete list of tasks and the associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

December Community Day 2022 Timed Research
Step 1/6Reward
Power up Pokémon 7 timesHoppip* Encounter
Catch 5 different species of PokémonRoselia* Encounter
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December 2022 Community DayStarly* Encounter
Completion RewardsSandshrew* Encounter
Step 2/6Reward
Transfer 10 PokémonAlolan Sandshrew* Encounter
Catch 5 different species of PokémonStufful* Encounter
Completion RewardsOshawott* Encounter
Step 3/6Reward
Evolve 2 PokémonEevee* Encounter
Catch 5 different species of PokémonMachop* Encounter
Transfer 10 PokémonSpheal* Encounter
Completion RewardsTepig* Encounter
Step 4/6Reward
Power up Pokémon 7 timesSnivy* Encounter
Catch 5 different species of PokémonGible* Encounter
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day 2022Galarian Zigzagoon* Encounter
Completion RewardsLitwick* Encounter
Step 5/6Reward
Catch 5 different species of PokémonRoggenrola* Encounter
Transfer 10 PokémonDuskull* Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 timesSwablu* Encounter
Completion RewardsShinx* Encounter
Step 6/6Reward
Evolve 2 PokémonAlolan Geodude* Encounter
Catch 5 different species of PokémonTeddiursa* Encounter
Transfer 10 PokémonFletchling* Encounter
Completion RewardsDeino* Encounter, 2,022 XP, and 2,022 Stardust

Note: Spheal Encounter is of the Community Day Spheal, not the Costumed Spheal that is active due to the Winter Holiday Part 1 event.

 

Are there any special Field Research tasks for December 2022‘s Community Day?

Yes, there is one Field Research task for the event.

  • Task: Catch 3 Pokémon featured during December Community Day 2022
    • Reward: Sandshrew* OR Alolan Sandshrew* OR Alolan Geodude* OR Hoppip* OR Teddiursa* OR Spheal* OR Starly* OR Roggenrola* OR Litwick* OR Deino* OR Stufful*OR Galarian Zigzagoon* Encounter

 

Are there any Event Bundles for December 2022‘s Community Day?

There are will be some Event Bundles available. A complete list of Event Boxes will be added here once the event is live.

 

Are there any special event-themed stickers for December 2022‘s Community Day?

Yes – all 2022 Community Day stickers will return. 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 December 2022‘s Community Day?

December 2022’s Community Day overlaps with the Winter Holiday Part 1 event. While Community Day spawns take priority, you might see some Pokémon associated with the Winter Holiday Part 1 event available in the wild, via Eggs (7 km, when opening Gifts from friends), Field Research reward encounters, and more. Also, bonuses happening during the Winter Holiday Part 1 event, if active, have been listed in the Event Bonuses section of this guide.

Also, Niantic will have Community Ambassador Activations happening in select cities. For a full list of available locations, you can check out the interactive map on the dedicated Community Day Map page. Interactive maps also include “Community Parks”, but these locations will not have any additional bonuses available.

  • Community Ambassador Activations: Connect with local Community Ambassadors and their communities.
  • Community Parks: This park may be a fun place to play with your local community while enjoying some fresh air.

 

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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?)