Alolan Geodude Community Day

Pokémon GO May Community Day 2022 features Alolan Geodude, the iconic Rock / Electric Pokémon from the Alola Region. With the Season of Alola in full swing, it honestly isn’t too surprising to see this electrical rocky dude take the stage!

Alola Geodude Community Day features the long awaited triple Stardust bonus from catching Pokémon, Alolan Golem with Rollout, a new high-energy generation Rock-type move.

Key locations around the globe will feature IRL meetups with Niantic brand ambassadors, and even more locations will receive a virtual activation boost.


Date & Time

Event icon Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses

  • Stardust icon 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Trade icon One additional Special Trade during the Community Day hours.
  • Trade icon Trades will require 50% less Stardust during the Community Day Hours.
  • Candy icon 2x Catch Candy.
  • Candy XL icon 2x chance to get Geodude XL Candy from catching Alolan Geodude.

Featured Pokémon

Alolan Geodude will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

The Alolan Geodude family has very striking shinies, with moderate to deep hues of orange and brown. Alolan Geodude is, umm, just Cheetos balls.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

Exclusive Attack: Rollout

Evolve Alolan Graveler during the event or up to two hours afterwards to get an Alolan Golem that knows the Fast Attack Rollout. Rollout is a Rock type move. Take a look at our Speculative) Peek at Rollout in PvP for a speculative, yet in-depth, analysis of this move.

Rollout will have the following details in Pokémon GO:

Trainer Battles Gyms and Raids
  • Deals 4 damage
  • Provides high Energy generation (amount not disclosed yet)
  • Deals 14 damage

We’ll have a real, non-speculative, PvP analysis of this move available soon. With Rollout being a move with high energy generation, things are bound to get electrifying for the bearded Golem from Alola!

Community Day Special Research Story: A Rocky Road

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Alolan Geodude Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, A Rocky Road!

Stay tuned for when tickets for the A Rocky Road Special Research story go live.

Event Bundles

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 975 PokéCoins, featuring 1 Lucky Egg, one Super Incubator, one Star Piece, and an Elite Fast TM.
  • A bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick it up during the event!

A tabular comparison of Alola Geodude bundles is available below:

Free Bundle Community Day Box
Coin icon 0 Coin Coin icon 975 Coin
Candy icon 30x Candy
  • Lucky Egg icon 1x Lucky Egg
  • Super Incubator icon 1x Super Incubator
  • Star Piece icon 1x Star Piece
  • Elite Fast TM icon 1x Elite Fast TM

Group Bonus

If enough Pokémon are caught with help from a single Lure Module, the 3x catch Stardust bonus for trainers near the Lure Module will turn into a 4x Stardust bonus for 30 minutes! All the best, Trainers!

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.