Porygon Community Day Classic: January 2024

Pokémon GO’s January Community Day Classic featured Pokémon is Porygon! Porygon is making a return as a Community Day Pokémon, this time giving Trainers an opportunity to evolve to a Porygon-Z that knows the Normal charged attack Tri Attack. 

Porygon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! Catch Porygon to complete event-themed field research rewarding encounters with Porygon, Pokéballs, Stardust and more.

Porygon Community Day Classic takes place on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Related reading:

Event information

Date & Time 📅

  • Event icon Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Incense icon Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • XP icon 3x XP for catching Pokémon during the event


Featured Pokémon: Porygon


We’re excited to announce that Porygon, the Virtual Pokémon, will be featured during January Community Day Classic! Porygon will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Evolving Porygon

Porygon evolves into Porygon2, and then into Porygon-Z. 125 Candy is needed in total.

Pokémon Condition Evolution
Porygon 25 Candy & Upgrade Porygon2
Porygon2 100 Candy & Sinnoh Stone Porygon-Z

Shiny Pokémon

Use this opportunity to get yourself a shiny Porygon, shiny Porygon2, and shiny Porygon-Z. The Porygon shiny family has a great blue and purple theme, and they should be very easy to find during the Community Day event!

Shiny Porygon family

Porygon IV CP Chart

Porygon Perfect IV CP Chart
1 24 CP 2 76 CP 3 128 CP
4 180 CP 5 232 CP 6 283 CP
7 335 CP 8 387 CP 9 439 CP
10 491 CP 11 540 CP 12 589 CP
13 639 CP 14 688 CP 15 737 CP
16 786 CP 17 835 CP 18 884 CP
19 933 CP 20 982 CP 21 1032 CP
22 1081 CP 23 1130 CP 24 1179 CP
25 1228 CP 26 1277 CP 27 1327 CP
28 1376 CP 29 1425 CP 30 1474 CP
31 1499 CP 32 1523 CP 33 1548 CP
34 1572 CP 35 1597 CP 36 1621 CP
37 1646 CP 38 1671 CP 39 1695 CP
40 1720 CP 41 1742 CP 42 1764 CP
43 1786 CP 44 1808 CP 45 1830 CP
46 1853 CP 47 1875 CP 48 1898 CP
49 1921 CP 50 1944 CP    

Tri Attack

Pokémon GO Tri Attack

Evolve Porygon2 (the evolved form of Porygon) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Porygon-Z that knows Tri Attack as a charged attack!

Tri Attack – Charged Attack

  • Trainer Battles: 65 power and has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokémon’s Attack and Defense
  • Gyms and raids: 75 power

Special Research

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Porygon Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story.
  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.*
  • Togift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.

Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

*Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.

Timed Research

Timed Research awarding three Upgrades and three Sinnoh Stones will be available between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time.

Field Research

Community Day Classic–themed Field Research will be available! Catch Porygon to earn rewards, such as additional encounters with Porygon, Stardust, Great Balls, and more.

Pokéstop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during Porygon Community Day Classic!

Shop Bundles

Pokémon GO Web Store Community Day Classic Box

A Community Day Classic Box featuring 120 Ultra Balls, 15 Silver Pinap Berries, six Basic Incubators, and one Incense will be available on the Pokémon GO Web Store during the event for $9.99.

In-Game Event bundles

Two bundles will be available during this event. For 1,350 PokéCoins, you will get 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, one Elite Charged TM, and five Lucky Eggs. For 480 PokéCoins, you will get 30 Ultra Balls, one Incense, three Super Incubators, and one Lure Module.

Tips and tricks General icon

Mega Level Up an Normal–type now!

Try to get a Normal-type Mega Pokémon to at least high level, or even Max level to enjoy the bonuses that having that Pokémon mega evolved during the event can give you. Be sure to Mega Evolve for extra Candy from catches.

Base Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy

High Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 50 Bonus Catch XP * 
  • 10% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

Max Level

  • 2 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 100 Bonus Catch XP *
  • 25% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

(*) Note: The catch candy and catch XP bonuses only apply to Pokémon caught of the same type as your Mega/Primal-evolved Pokémon. 

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Porygon, which means it is best to arrive at your spot early, and wait to catch it until the event starts.

Restart the app before the event

Be patient – there will always be errors and bugs at the start of the event. It is best to restart the app in most, if not all, cases.

Don’t forget to spin PokéStops

Remember PokéStops give out quests that are very beneficial on Community Day, giving you rewards for Stardust, Great and Ultra Balls, and Pinap Berries, all things that can help you if your stocks are low. 

Don’t activate lures before the event starts

To ensure that you have Lures up the entire duration, do not set your lures before the start of the event, as those will only last 30 minutes. The Lure has to go up after the event has started to last for three hours. Not to mention it will block the boosted CD spawns from spawning until it has depleted.

Use Incense

Use Incense to attract even more Pokémon to you while you’re out hunting. If you are wondering, yes, Incense can spawn Community Day ‘mons, that can be shiny. There is no reason why you should avoid Incense if you have it.

Don’t forget to enjoy the event

  • Chat with your fellow Trainers and grow your local Pokémon GO community. Make good use of the QR code feature to make some new friends!
  • Promote the new Pokémon Go features and events to Trainers who are just starting their adventure or haven’t been playing for a while. People are coming back around due to trading, new Pokémon, PvP, the numerous events, and these community-based events.
  • Most importantly, have fun, get some shinies, and hope for no game-breaking glitches!

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Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub AR Queen

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