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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 March 2022 Community Day take place?

March 2022’s Community Day will be happening on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. your local time.


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

The Pokémon featured for this March 2022’s Community Day are Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew. You’ll find that Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew 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 March 2022’s Community Day?

Evolve Sandshrew into Sandslash and you’ll have a Sandslash that will know Night Slash (Charged Attack).

Night Slash’s attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 50 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 50 power


Evolve Alolan Sandshrew into Alolan Sandslash and you’ll have an Alolan Sandslash that will know Shadow Claw (Fast Attack).

Shadow Claw’s attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 6 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 9 power


Note: These attacks can only be learned when Sandshrew is evolved in Sandslash (Alolan or Kanto forms) on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. your local time.


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

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period
  • 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! (Sandshrew OR Alolan Sandshrew photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)


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

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


Gritty and Glacial
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 Sandshrew1 Sandshrew Encounter
Make 5 Nice Throws20 Sandshrew Candies
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, 1 Alolan Sandshrew Encounter, 1 Incubator
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 Sandshrew30 Sandshrew Candies
Transfer 10 Pokémon1 Alolan Sandshrew Encounter
Evolve 3 Sandshrew10 Pinap Berries
Completion Reward1,500 XP, 1 Sandshrew Encounter, 1 Incense
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws50 Sandshrew Candies
Evolve a Sandshrew1 Star Piece
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!1 Sandslash Encounter
Claim Reward!3,500 XP
Completion Reward3,000 Stardust, 1 Alolan Sandslash Encounter, 2 Rare Candies


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

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

  • Community Day Box (1,280 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Super Incubators, 5 Lucky Eggs, and 1 Elite Charged TM.
  • Event Bundle (free, next to your free daily box, limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls


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

Yes – there is an assortment of Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew-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?)