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
- 3× Catch Stardust
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- One additional Special Trade during the Community Day hours.
- Trades will require 50% less Stardust during the Community Day Hours.
- 2x Catch Candy.
- 2x chance to get Geodude XL Candy from catching Alolan Geodude.
Alolan Geodude is the featured Pokémon in May Community DayGeodude (Alola)
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|
Alolan Golem exclusive move: 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. Readers are advised to read our A Quick PvP Analysis on Community Day Alolan Golem article for more information on the new move and A-Golem’s performance with it.
Rollout will have the following details in Pokémon GO:
|Trainer Battles||Gyms and Raids|
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!
A Rocky Road Special Research Tasks and Rewards
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! This Special Research Story is avaialble throughout the entire day.
A Rocky Road (1/4) Tasks and Rewards
|Power up Pokémon 10 times||15× Poké Ball|
|Catch 15 Geodude||Alolan Geodude encounter|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||Geodude encounter|
Rewards: 2000 Stardust, 15× Geodude Candy, 1× Lure module
A Rocky Road (2/4) Tasks and Rewards
|Catch 15 Geodude||30× Geodude Candy|
|Transfer 10 Pokémon||Alolan Geodude encounter|
|Evolve 3 Geodude||15× Pinap Berries|
Rewards: 1500 XP, Geodude Encounter, 1× Poffin
A Rocky Road (3/4) Tasks and Rewards
|Make 3 Great Curveball Throws||50× Geodude Candy|
|Evolve 1 Graveler||1× Incense|
|Transfer 10 Pokémon||15× Great Ball|
Rewards: 2500 XP, 1× Rocket Radar, 15× Ultra Ball
A Rocky Road (4/4) Tasks and Rewards
|Claim Reward!||2× Silver Pinap Berry|
|Claim Reward!||2× Golden Razz Berry|
|Claim Reward!||3500 XP|
Rewards: 3000 Stardust, Alolan Golem Encounter, 2× Rare Candy
- 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|
|0 Coin||975 Coin|
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!
Essential items for the event
- 6× Star Piece
- 1× Incense
- 3× Lure
Nice to have items
- 150× Pinap Berry
- 250× PokeBall
- 150× Great Ball
Important reminder: this event features 3x Stardust from catching Pokémon. You want to maximise that by keeping Star Piece active at all times, and Incense on top of that. This will provide you with a strong influx of spawns while moving, and with 6× Stardust gains from catching.
Incense will help the spawns going on during the event, and it makes sense to spend one Incense at the start of the event – it lasts for three hours anyway. Stock up on enough PokéBalls and Pinap Berries to collect Geodude Candy.
Tips and tricks
Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts
Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Stufful, which means it is best to arrive at your spot early, and wait to catch 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 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 not a 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!