Pokémon Go Community Day Guide for June 2018

Pokémon Go Community Days are exactly what the name implies — a way to get trainers out catching and raiding together. As an incentive, Pokémon Go is throwing in bonuses like extra XP, Stardust, faster egg hatching, lure modules that last three hours, and a special Pokémon with an exclusive move. All once a month, for three hours. Here's how it works!

When are the upcoming Pokémon Go Community Days?

Pokémon Go has released the following schedule for future Community Day dates:

  • June 16, 2018
  • July 8, 2018

What's the June 16, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day?

Larvitar, the Gen 2 baby-zilla that evolves into Tyranitar, one of the most powerful and meta-defining Pokémon in the game!

The bonuses are the usual 3-hour Lures, as well as 3x XP for catches. And the special move...? According to the Chinese version of the in-game notification, it will be Smack Down.

Giddy up.

What is Pokémon Go Community Day?

It's all part of Pokémon Go's ongoing efforts to encourage players to get out, discover new places, and meet new people.

From Pokémon Go:

Pokémon GO Community Day is an opportunity for Trainers around the world to meet up at their local parks to make new friends and experience what it means to be a part of this special community.

Once a month, we'll host a Pokémon GO Community Day event starring a special Pokémon, which will appear frequently around the world for just a few hours. When caught during the event, this special Pokémon will know an exclusive move. Other bonuses will be in effect during the event, such as increased XP or Stardust, and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.

We're constantly blown away by the passion of Pokémon GO players around the world, and we hope that each Pokémon GO Community Day will help add to the excitement of local events and meetups. Remember always to be alert and stay safe while playing and to be respectful of public spaces when exploring your community. Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out the Pokémon GO Community Day event page each month to learn about that month's featured Pokémon, special bonuses, and event times.

What were the previous Pokémon Go Community Days?

Starting with the most recent one and working our way back, here's what Pokémon Go has offered for the previous Community Days.

  • May 19, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day featured the Gen 1 starter, Charmander, which you could evolve into Charizard with Blast Burn, the Shiny Larvitar family, and 3x XP for catches.

  • April 15, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day featured Gen 2's Mareep, which you could evolve into Ampharos with Dragon Pulse, the Shiny Mareep family, 1/4 walking distance for Eggs.

  • March 15, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day featured the Gen 1 starter, Bulbasaur. It also offered 3x XP bonuses for catches, 3-hour lures, the Shiny Bulbasaur family, and the ability to evolve a Venusaur with Frenzy Plant.

  • February 24, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day featured everyone's favorite — and only! — base-level Gen 1 dragon-type: Dratini. It'll also offered 3x Stardust on any Pokémon you caught in the wild, 3-hour lures, Shiny Dratini family, and the ability to evolve a Dragonite with Draco Meteor.

  • January 20, 2018, Pokémon Go Community Day featured Pikachu with the unique Surf move. It also offered double XP on anything and everything, three hour lures, and increased odds to catch Shiny Pikachu.

What time does Pokémon Go Community Day start and end?

While the servers might start up or shut down a few minutes early or late, here are the official start times for the major geographies. You'll need to adjust for your local time accordingly.

  • Asia-Pacific: 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. JST (GMT +9)
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. UTC (GMT +0)
  • Americas and Greenland: 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. PST (GMT -8) / 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST (GMT -5)

Are Shiny Pokémon Go part of Community Day?

The first Pokémon Go Community Day had Shiny Pikachu. The second Pokémon Go Community Day had Shiny Dratini. The third, Shiny Bulbasaur. The fourth, Shiny Mareep. The fifth, Shiny Charmander. So, while anything can change, it's a pretty safe bet right now.

And the odds of catching a Shiny Pokémon on Community Day is higher?

It was for Shiny Pikachu during the first Community Day — some think as high as 1/25! We'll have to see how it works out for subsequent Community Day Shiny, when and if available.

What will be the 3x XP awards work out to?

Like so!

  • Curve Ball bonus: 30 XP
  • Nice Throw bonus: 30 XP
  • Pokémon Flees: 75 XP
  • First Throw bonus: 150 XP
  • Great Throw bonus: 150 XP
  • Excellent Throw bonus: 300 XP
  • Catch a Pokémon: 300 XP
  • Catch 100th Pokémon of a species: 300 XP
  • Add a Pokémon to your Pokédex: 1500 XP
  • Daily Catch Streak (Days 1-6): 1500 XP
  • Daily Catch Streak (Day 7): 6000 XP

Can you double dip with a Lucky Egg?

So far, both Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces have done their usual magic even during Community Day bonus windows, so the odds are good!

Any Pokémon Go Community Day questions?

If you have any comments, questions, or tips to share about Pokémon Go Community Day, drop them below!

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