Chespin Community Day: January 2023

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Chespin Community Day takes place on January 7, 2023, and gives Trainers a chance to snag a Frenzy Plant Chesnaught. Double Catch candy, shiny Chespin and a Special Research story are coming as well.

After 2022 gave us a break from starter Pokémon for Community Day, we’re back in Kalos with Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon!


Date & Time

Event icon Saturday, January, 7, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon


Chespin will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Chespin—if you’re lucky! Chespin is a pure Grass type Pokémon, so Sunny weather will weather boost your spawns.

Featured Attack: Frenzy Plant

Evolve Quilladin (Chespin’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Chesnaught that knows the Grass type Charged Attack Frenzy Plant. Read our Frenzy Plant Chesnaught as a Grass-Type Raid Attacker (Quick Analysis) article for more information on this move on Chesnaught.

  • Trainer Battles: 100 power
  • Gyms and raids: 100 power

Event Bonuses

  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Candy XL icon 2× chance to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon (only for Trainers Level 31 and up)
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for 3 hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during the event for a surprise
  • Incubator icon 1/4 hatch distance for eggs placed in incubators during the event
  • Trade icon One additional special trade can be made, up to a maximum of two on the day(*)
  • Trade icon Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (*)

*While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

How to evolve Chesnaught?

Pokémon Condition Evolution
Chespin 25 Candy Quilladin
Chespin 100 Candy Chesnaught

Shiny Chespin, Quillading and Chesnaught

Regular Shiny

Chespin IVs and CPs

Chespin can be encountered as a weather boosted spawn. Chespin is boosted by Sunny weather. Bold indicates Pokémon level in the wild. Levels up to 30 available in the wild, 30-35 only with weather boost.

Chespin Perfect IV CP Chart
1 15 2 48 3 81 4 114
5 147 6 180 7 214 8 247
9 280 10 313 11 344 12 375
13 407 14 438 15 469 16 501
17 532 18 563 19 595 20 626
21 657 22 689 23 720 24 751
25 783 26 814 27 845 28 877
29 908 30 939 31 955 32 971
33 986 34 1002 35 1018 36 1033
37 1049 38 1065 39 1080 40 1096
41 1110 42 1124 43 1138 44 1152
45 1166 46 1181 47 1195 48 1210
49 1224 50 1239

Kecleon Release in Pokémon GO

How to find Kecleon in Pokémon GO
How to find Kecleon in Pokémon GO

Following the end of Chespin Community Day, Kecleon will start appearing at select PokéStops in your area. Spinning the PokéStop will trigger an encounter with Kecleon! Read our Full Guide To How Kecleon Works in Pokémon GO guide for more information.

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Event icon Saturday, January, 7, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time

After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on special four-star Raid Battles featuring Quilladin. Defeating one of these raids will cause more Chespin to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes! Check out our raid guide for the best way to defeat these raids.

You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Quilladin, Chespin will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! (*)
(*) Chespin that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during January Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Community Day Special Research Story: Quality Quills

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Chespin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Quality Quills. You’ll be able to purchase this for yourself, and send it as a gift to a pal!


You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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