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.


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

June 2023’s Community Day will be happening on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.

The Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day “sub-event” will be happening right after – Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is being showcased for June 2023‘s Community Day?

The Pokémon featured for this June 2023’s Community Day is Axew. You’ll find that Axew 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 June 2023’s Community Day?

Evolve Fraxure into Haxorus (via 100 Axew Candies) and you’ll have a Haxorus that will know Breaking Swipe (Charged Attack).

Breaking Swipe’s attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 50 power and guaranteed to lower the opponent’s Attack
  • Gyms and Raids: 35 power



  • This attack can only be learned when Fraxure is evolved in Haxorus (via 100 Axew Candies) on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time.
  • Evolving Axew into Fraxure costs 25 Axew Candies.
  • Evolving Fraxure into Haxorus costs 100 Axew Candies.
  • If evolving Axew to Haxorus, you’ll need 125 Axew Candies.


Are there any bonuses for June 2023‘s Community Day?

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 3× XP for catching Pokémon
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours (Daily Adventure Incense excluded)
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! (Axew photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)
  • Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (active from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time)
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day (active from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time)


This Community Day overlaps with the Water Festival: Beach Week event. The following bonuses might also be in effect:

  • 4× Rainy Lure Module duration (Two hours instead of 30 minutes)
  • Increased Candy for Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
  • Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws


For attendees at Summer Game Fest’s Play Days, special in-game bonuses will be available as well. Check out the official Pokémon GO blog for more information.


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

The Community Day Special Research Story is called Keeping Sharp. It’s a paid-for quest that costs $0.99 USD OR $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.


Keeping Sharp
Step 1/4Reward
Make 5 Nice Throws15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 AxewAxew* Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 times20 Axew Candies
Completion Rewards3,000 Stardust, Axew* Encounter, and 1 Incense
Step 2/4Reward
Transfer 10 Pokémon10 Pinap Berries
Catch 15 AxewAxew* Encounter
Evolve 3 Axew30 Axew Candies
Completion Rewards4,500 XP, Axew* Encounter, and 1 Star Piece
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws15 Great Balls
Catch 15 AxewAxew* Encounter
Evolve 1 Fraxure50 Axew Candies
Completion Rewards4,500 Stardust, Fraxure* Encounter, and 1 Rocket Radar
Step 4/4Reward
Claim Reward!15 Ultra Balls
Claim Reward!Axew* Encounter
Claim Reward!2 Silver Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards5,500 XP, Haxorus* Encounter, and 3 Rare Candies


Will there be any Field Research tasks for June 2023‘s Community Day?

During previous Community Day events, there have been unannounced tasks that focused on the Community Day featured Pokémon and paid out various rewards. If this tradition continues, you can expect the following Field Research task during the event:

  • Task: Catch 3 Axew
    • Reward: Axew* Encounter OR 5 Great Balls OR 2 Ultra Balls OR 2 Pinap Berries OR 500 Stardust


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


Are there any special Raids for June 2023‘s Community Day?

For June 2023’s Community Day, there will be a special Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day event.

On Saturday, June 10th, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. your local time special Four-Star Raids featuring Fraxure will be appearing at Gyms.


Four-Star Raid Bonuses

  • Defeating a Fraxure Raid during this event will cause Axew to appear in a 300-meter (about 984.252 ft) radius around the Gym (where the Raid took place at) for 30 minutes.
    • Shiny rates for Axew will be the same as June 2023 Community Day’s event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


Four-Star Raid Limitations

  • These Raids can only be accessed with Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes.
    • Remote Raid Passes cannot be used.


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

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

  • Great Box (480 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Super Incubators, 1 Incense, 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.


Are there any special event-themed stickers for June 2023‘s Community Day?

Yes – there will be an assortment of Axew-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 June 2023‘s Community Day?

June 2023’s Community Day overlaps with Water Festival: Beach Week event. Bonuses have been listed in the appropriate section. For more information, you can check out our Water Festival: Beach Week guide.

Also, Niantic will also 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 or on the June 2023 Community Day blog post. 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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