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Pokemon GO's December 2021 Community day - everything you need to know

Published: 09:42, 19 November 2021
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Pokemon GO - December 2021 Community Day
Pokemon GO - December 2021 Community Day

Trainers of Pokemon GO will have a chance to encounter all Pokemon that appeared in 2021's Community Days. The major event will take place on a weekend.

Pokemon GO is saying goodbye to 2021 with an epic Community Day that will feature all Pokemon that appeared in the event throughout the year. The Pokemon will appear more frequently, hatching from Eggs as well as appearing in raids.

December Community Day

Date and time

Pokemon GO's December Community day will happen on Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time and Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Event Bonuses
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Catch Stardust
Special bonuses

Enjoy the following bonuses from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. local time until Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

  • 25 per cent reduced Stardust cost for trades
  • 1 extra special trade per day
Pokemon Storage and Item Bag Cap Increase

The biggest Community Day of the year creates the need for a special Pokemon storage and Item Bag increase. Expansions for Item Bag and Pokemon Storage will be available for purchase at the in-game shop.

  • Pokemon Storage Expansion Cap: 5,000 -> 5,500
  • Item Bag Expansion Cap: 4,000 -> 4,500

The change will take effect on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST).

Niantic Pokemon GO - Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos region Pokemon GO - Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos region

Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon featured in Community Day in 2021 will start appearing more frequently in the wild on the designated days. They will also be attracted to Incense and Lures no matter what day it is.

Appearing more frequently on Saturday, December 18:

  • Machop*
  • Roselia*
  • Swablu*
  • Gible*
  • Snivy*
  • Fletchling*

Appearing more frequently on Sunday, December 19:

  • Eevee* - caught during the event will know Last Resort.
  • Duskull*
  • Shinx*
  • Tepig*
  • Oshawott*

*Keep an eye out for a Shiny one.

Eggs

The following Pokemon will be hatching from 2 km Eggs. Each will also have a Shiny version running around.

  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Seedot
  • Piplup
  • Budew

Niantic In-game screenshot of the Shiny Pokemon Magikarp in Pokemon GO Pokemon Go - The shiny Magikarp

Raids

Raids will feature the following Pokemon from the past year. Shiny versions available for each Pokemon:

  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Seedot
  • Piplup
Exclusive Moves

 Wouldn't be a major celebration without some special moves in the mix. The exclusive moves will be available when evolving Pokemon listed blow between Friday, December 17, 2021, at 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST) and Monday, December 20, 2021, at 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST).

  • Charizard - Evolve Charmeleon into a Charizard that knows the Fast Attack Dragon Breath.
  • Beedrill - Evolve Kakuna into a Beedrill that knows the Charged Attack Drill Run.
  • Alakazam - Evolve Kadabra into an Alakazam that knows the Fast Attack Counter.
  • Machamp - Evolve Machoke into a Machamp that knows the Charged Attack Payback.
  • Gengar - Evolve Haunter into a Gengar that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Punch.
  • Gyarados - Evolve Magikarp into a Gyarados that knows the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.
  • Vaporeon - Evolve Eevee into a Vaporeon that knows the Charged Attack Scald.
  • Jolteon - Evolve Eevee into a Jolteon that knows the Charged Attack Zap Cannon.
  • Flareon - Evolve Eevee into a Flareon that knows the Charged Attack Superpower.
  • Espeon - Evolve Eevee into an Espeon that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
  • Umbreon - Evolve Eevee into an Umbreon that knows the Charged Attack Psychic.
  • Shiftry - Evolve Nuzleaf into a Shiftry that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
  • Altaria - Evolve Swablu into an Altaria that knows the Charged Attack Moonblast.
  • Empoleon - Evolve Prinplup into an Empoleon that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
  • Luxray - Evolve Luxio into a Luxray that knows the Charged Attack Psychic Fangs.
  • Roserade - Evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows. the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
  • Evolve - Roselia into a Roserade that knows the Charged Attack Fire-type Weather Ball
  • Garchomp - Evolve Gabite into a Garchomp that knows the Charged Attack Earth Power.
  • Rhyperior - Evolve Rhydon into a Rhyperior that knows the Charged Attack Rock Wrecker.
  • Electivire - Evolve Electabuzz into an Electivire that knows the Charged Attack Flamethrower.
  • Magmortar - Evolve Magmar into a Magmortar that knows the Charged Attack Thunderbolt.
  • Leafeon - Evolve Eevee into a Leafeon that knows the Fast Attack Bullet Seed.
  • Glaceon - Evolve Eevee into a Glaceon that knows the Charged Attack Water Pulse.
  • Porygon-Z - Evolve Porygon2 into a Porygon-Z that knows the Charged Attack Tri Attack.
  • Dusknoir - Evolve Dusclops into a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
  • Serperior - Evolve Servine into a Serperior that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
  • Emboar - Evolve Pignite into an Emboar that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
  • Samurott - Evolve Dewott into a Samurott that knows the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
  • Talonflame - Evolve Fletchinder into a Talonflame that knows the Fast Attack Incinerate.
  • Sylveon - Evolve Eevee into a Sylveon that knows the Charged Attack Psyshock.

Niantic Pokemon GO - August 2021 Community Day featured Pokemon: Eevee Pokemon GO - August 2021 Community Day featured Pokemon: Eevee

Community Day Special Research

Tickets for the December Community Day exclusive Special Research story will go on sale closer to the event. The tickets will cost US$1.00 (or equivalent in your local currency). As always, tickets are nonrefundable and the Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Timed Research

Timed Research tasks with a focus on all of the Pokemon that have been featured in Community Day events over the past two years will be available from Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Field Research Tasks

Complete Field Research tasks and earn Mega Energy for Pokemon. The Field Research tasks will be available starting on Friday, December 17, 2021, from 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST) until Monday, December 20, 2021, at 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST).

Earn Mega Energy for the following Pokemon:

  • Charizard
  • Beedrill
  • Gengar
  • Gyarados
  • Altaria
Event Bundles

The bundles will be available from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST) until Monday, December 20, 2021, at 18:00 GMT (10:00 a.m. PST).

  • A special one-time-purchase Community Day Box will be available for 1,280 PokeCoins (includes 50 Ultra Balls, six Star Pieces, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM).
  • 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop for free. The Ultra Balls will only be available during the event.
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