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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 has started to use the old “11 a.m. to 2 p.m. OR 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. your local time” block for Community Day events going forward, starting with April 2022.


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

May 2022’s Community Day will be happening on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. your local time.


What Pokémon is showcased on May 2022‘s Community Day?

The Pokémon featured for this May 2022’s Community Day is Alolan Geodude. Unlike March 2022’s Community Day which featured both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew, this month’s Community Day will only feature Alolan Geodude. You’ll find that Alolan Geodude 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 May 2022’s Community Day?

Evolve Alolan Geodude into Alolan Graveler into Alolan Golem (via 125 Geodude Candies OR 25 Geodude Candies + trading with a fellow Trainer) and you’ll have an Alolan Golem that will know Rollout (Fast Attack).

Rollout’s attack stats are the following:

  • Trainer Battles: 4 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 14 power


Note: This attack can only be learned when Alolan Graveler is evolved in Alolan Golem on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. your local time.


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

Yes, the bonuses for Community Day are:

  • 3× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • 2× chance to receive Geodude XL Candy from catching Alolan Geodude
  • Incense activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise! (Alolan Geodude photobomb spawn. Can be repeated up to 5 times.)
  • One additional special trade can be made during the event and up to 2 hours afterward for a maximum of 2 for the day.
  • Trades made during the event and up to 2 hours afterward 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 with help from a single Lure Module, the 3× Catch Stardust bonus for Trainers near the Lured PokéStop will become a 4× bonus for 30 minutes.
    • Note: This bonus will not stack with the 3× Catch Stardust bonus and will instead replace it.


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

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


A Rocky Road
Step 1/4Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times15 Poké Balls
Catch 15 GeodudeAlolan Geodude Encounter
Make 5 Nice ThrowsKanto Geodude Encounter
Completion Reward2,000 Stardust, 15 Geodude Candies, and 1 Lure Module
Step 2/4Reward
Catch 15 Geodude30 Geodude Candies
Transfer 10 PokémonAlolan Geodude Encounter
Evolve 3 Geodude15 Pinap Berries
Completion Reward1,500 XP, Kanto Geodude Encounter, and 1 Poffin
Step 3/4Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws50 Geodude Candies
Evolve 1 Graveler1 Incense
Transfer 10 Pokémon15 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, Alolan Golem Encounter, and 2 Rare Candies


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

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

  • Community Day Box (975 PokéCoins, purchase limit 1): 1 Super Incubator, 1 Lucky Egg, 1 Elite Fast TM, and 1 Star Piece.
  • Event Bundle (free, next to your free daily box, limit 1): 30 Ultra Balls


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

Yes – there will be an assortment of Alolan Geodude, Alolan Graveler, and Alolan Golem-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.




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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?)