Trainers, two years, and 24 successful Community Day events are behind us, and we’re looking forward to the next ‘wave’ of 12 Community Day events in 2020, new Special Pokemon, new shiny forms, cool bonuses, and more.
Once a month, we have a special day called Community Day event. Only on this day, Niantic and Pokemon introduce a Special Pokemon, which appears quite often, but just for a few hours. Also, this Pokemon will know an exclusive move. There is an increased XP, more Stardust, greater Shiny rate, and Lure Modules, which last for three hours.
Niantic and Pokemon Go introduced the very first Community Day event on January 20, 2018, featuring Pikachu as the Special Pokemon. Since then, we have seen/participated in 24 Community Day events – 12 in 2018 and 12 in 2019.
Community Day Events 2020
- January 19 Northern Hemisphere—Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in your local time zone
Southern Hemisphere—Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in your local time zone – According to the pattern, we might get Piplup as the first Special Pokemon in 2020. Piplup January Community Day event confirmed.
- February – This was the first time Niantic and Pokemon Go let the community vote for the Special Pokemon. Not everyone liked the voting system. However, we ended up getting Rhyhorn.
- March 15 – The third CD event of 2020 is going live on March 15, featuring Abra, new shiny forms, cool bonuses, and an exclusive move. POSTPONED!
- April 25 – Niantic and Pokemon Go introduced the first Community Day: Stay at Home Edition, featuring Abra, its shiny forms, and more.
- May –
Voting List: Gastly, Sandshrew, Squirtle, and Weedle-Subject to change due to the global outbreak. Seedot Community Day on May 24.
- June and July – Voting List: Gastly, Sandshrew, Squirtle, and Weedle. Weedle on June 20 and Gastly on July 19.
- August – Magikarp
- September/October – Voting list: Caterpie, Charmander, Grimer, and Porygon. Porygon and Charmander got the most votes, with Porygon in the first place and Charmander second. That being said, the Porygon Community Day event will take place on September 20, and Charmander Community Day will take place on October 17, 2020.
- November – Voting list: Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, and Starly. Subject to change
- December – All previous Community Day Pokemon. Subject to change
2020 will be a great year, and we’ll definitely see a lot of new Pokemon and new shiny forms, or maybe get a second chance to catch already released shiny forms.
That being said, here is a list of possible upcoming Community Day events in 2020.
Possible Community Day events in 2020
- Abra – Confirmed!
- Magikarp – Confirmed!
- Porygon – Confirmed!
- Rhyhorn – Confirmed!
- Seedot – Confirmed!
- Weedle – Confirmed!
Please have in mind that the above mentioned Community Day events are not officially confirmed, and the list is subject to change.