Pokemon Go December 2021 Community Day: Everything You Need to Know
You can catch Pokemon that were featured during previous events!
Update (12/16/2021): Niantic, the developer of Pokemon Go, announced that two of this event's bonuses -- the reduced Stardust cost for trades and the ability to make one extra Special Trade per day -- will be available from December 17 at 10 a.m. PT until December 20 at 10 a.m. PT. We've updated our post to reflect this change.
Trainers, the final Pokemon Go Community Day event in 2021 is scheduled to take place on December 18-19, 2021.
As with previous Community Day events that have taken place in December, this event will allow players to catch Pokemon that were featured in previous Community Day events.
December’s Community Day event will take place across two time periods: On December 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time and on December 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
During these two time periods, players will be able to access the following in-game bonuses in Pokemon Go:
- Incense will remain active for three hours if activated during this time
- Lure Modules will remain active for three hours if activated during this time
- Eggs will hatch after walking half of the normal required distance if placed into Incubators during this time
- Players will earn two times the normal number of experience points when catching Pokemon
- Players will receive two times the normal amount of Stardust when catching Pokemon
Two other bonuses will be in effect from December 17 at 10 a.m. PT until December 20 at 10 a.m. PT:
- The Stardust cost for trades will be 25 percent less than normal
- Players will be able to perform two Special Trades per day, rather than one
Different Pokemon will appear more frequently than normal during each day of this event. Here’s the breakdown:
Pokemon that will appear more frequently than normal in the wild on December 18:
Pokemon that will appear more frequently than normal in the wild on December 19:
All of these Pokemon will be attracted to Incense and Lure Modules on both days.
Next, the following Pokemon will have the chance to hatch from 2 km Eggs that are collected during this event:
A variety of Pokemon will appear in Raids during this event:
From December 17 at 10 a.m. PT until December 20 at 10 a.m. PT, when players evolve certain Pokemon, the resulting Pokemon will learn a special move. For instance, when players evolve Charmeleon into Charizard, Charizard will learn a special move (Roselia is the exception, since it will learn two moves instead of one).
Here’s the list of moves that will be available:
- Charizard - Dragon Breath
- Beedrill - Drill Run
- Alakazam - Counter
- Machamp - Payback
- Gengar - Shadow Punch
- Gyarados - Aqua Tail
- Vaporeon - Scald
- Jolteon - Zap Cannon
- Flareon - Superpower
- Espeon - Shadow Ball
- Umbreon - Psychic
- Shiftry - Bullet Seed
- Altaria - Moonblast
- Empoleon - Hydro Cannon
- Luxray - Psychic Fangs
- Roserade - Bullet Seed and Weather Ball
- Garchomp - Earth Power
- Rhyperior - Rock Wrecker
- Electivire - Flamethrower
- Magmortar - Thunderbolt
- Leafeon - Bullet Seed
- Glaceon - Water Pulse
- Porygon-Z - Tri Attack
- Dusknoir - Shadow Ball
- Serperior - Frenzy Plant
- Emboar - Blast Burn
- Samurott - Hydro Cannon
- Talonflame - Incinerate
- Sylveon - Psyshock
Elsewhere, from December 17 at 10 a.m. PT until December 20 at 10 a.m. PT, players will be able to complete a selection of Field Research tasks in order to earn Mega Energy for Charizard, Beedrill, Gengar, Gyarados, and Altaria.
In addition, a series of Timed Research tasks will be available to complete from December 18 at 11 a.m. local time until December 20 at 10 a.m. local time. These tasks will focus on the Pokemon that were featured in Community Day events in 2020 and 2021.
There will be two optional ways to spend real money associated with this event. First, players will be able to spend $1 to unlock a Special Research storyline on Community Day called “December Community Day 2021.”
Players will also have the option to spend 1,280 PokeCoins on a Community Day Box containing 50 Ultra Balls, six Star Pieces, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM.
Finally, beginning on December 16 at 1 p.m. PT, the game’s maximum Pokemon Storage and Item Storage caps will be increased. Specifically, the new cap for Pokemon Storage will be increased to 5,500, while the new cap for Item Storage will be increased to 4,500.
Are you excited about the final Pokemon Go Community Day event in 2021? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.