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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).


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

February 2022’s Community Day will be happening on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is showcased in February 2022’s Community Day?

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

Evolve Hoppip into their final evolution (Hoppip to Skiploom to Jumpluff) and you’ll have a Jumpluff that will know Acrobatics (Charged Attack).

Acrobatics’ attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 110 damage
  • Gyms and Raids: 100 damage


Note: These attacks can only be learned when Skiploom is evolved into Jumpluff on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.


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

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • 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! (Hoppip photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)
  • Get up to three free Raid Passes from Gyms during the event and up to two hours after the event.
  • Chance for Skiploom to appear in Parks alongside Hoppip.
  • Bonus Hoppip XL Candy from Skiploom caught in Parks.


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

The Community Day Special Research Story is called A Hop, Skip, and Jump Away! It’s a paid-for quest that costs $1.00 USD (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency). The four-step exclusive Special Research Story has the following tasks and rewards:


A Hop, Skip, and Jump Away
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 HoppipHoppip encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws20 Hoppip Candies
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, Hoppip encounter, 1 Star Piece
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 Hoppip30 Hoppip Candies
Transfer 10 PokémonSkiploom encounter
Evolve 3 Hoppip15 Pinap Berries
Completion Reward1,500 XP, Hoppip encounter, 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws50 Hoppip Candies
Evolve a Skiploom1 Incense
Transfer 10 Pokémon15 Great Balls
Completion Reward2,500 XP, 1 Rocket Radar, 15 Ultra Balls
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Claim Reward!Hoppip encounter
Claim Reward!3,500 XP
Completion Reward3,000 Stardust, Jumpluff encounter, 2 Rare Candies


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

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

  • Community Day Box (1,280 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 50 Ultra Balls, 2 Super Incubators, 6 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 February 2022’s Community Day?

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



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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?)