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Pokemon GO January 2021 Community Day to feature Machop

Published: 07:58, 15 January 2021
Pokemon GO - January 2021 Community Day featured Pokemon - Machop
Pokemon GO - January 2021 Community Day featured Pokemon - Machop

Machop lost the opportunity to be featured during the last year's February Community Day but now the Superpower Pokemon is ready to take centre-stage.

Pokemon GO January 2021 Community Day date and time

  • Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.


  • Machop will be appearing more frequently in the wild. A Shiny version of the Pokemon will also be available.
  • Evolve Machoke during the event or up to two hours afterwards to get a Machamp that knows Payback.
  • Don't forget to take a couple of quick snapshots. 
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Machop Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokeCoins. The box will contain: 
    • Elite Charged TM
    • 4x Incense
    • 4x Star Pieces
    • 30x Ultra Balls
  • For $1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Machop Community Day - the exclusive Special Research story, Straight to the Top, Machop! 
    • If you already purchased a ticket for the Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto event by Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 7:59 a.m. GMT, you’ll get this Special Research story for free.
    • Stay tuned for when the ticket sale for the Straight to the Top, Machop! Special Research story goes live. Tickets are nonrefundable. Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Niantic Picture of Machop and Mankey about to clash Pokemon GO


  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • The trading range will be temporarily increased to 40 km starting on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. until Monday, January 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. GMT. 
  • Machoke that are traded can be evolved without using Candy.
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