Pokémon GO December 2022 Community Day

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Pokémon GO December Community Day 2022 is a bumper weekend of Pokémon from the 2022 Community Days spawning in the wild, and 2021 Community Pokémon in eggs, timed research and raids! Check out the spawns, exclusive moves, egg hatches and raids taking place during this event below.

December Community Day 2022 takes place on December 17th and 18th, 2022, and features all of the previous Community Day Pokémon in various encounters. This is a great opportunity to collect Pokémon with exclusive moves and improve your PvP and PvE roster.

You can read our:

articles for a comprehensive overview of which Pokémon and move combinations are worth having.

December Community Day 2022

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Date & Time 📆

  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses 🎁

  • Battle icon Community Day Pokémon from 2021 and 2022 will be available with exclusive moves
  • XP icon 2x XP for catching Pokémon
  • Egg icon Half hatch distance when eggs are placed into incubators during the event
  • Candy XL icon 2x chance for trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon
  • Incense icon Incense (excluding daily adventure incense) will last for three hours during the event
  • Trade icon Trades during the event will cost 50% less stardust*
  • Trade icon One additional special trade can be made, for a maximum of two per day*
  • Stardust icon 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Candy icon 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours

Most bonuses will only be active during the 2:00pm to 5:00pm event times, but these will be active from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

December Community Day 2022 Exclusive Moves

The following exclusive moves will be available when evolving to the following Pokémon from Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PST local time.

ℹ️ This does not include Ursaluna who has special rules.

We would suggest checking your storage for any Pokémon you want to evolve during the weekend and renaming them to make them easy to find! Unless otherwise stated, the moves below are Charged Attacks, usually only available by Elite TM.

December Community Day 2022 Exclusive Moves list

Exclusive Move Pokémon List
Pokémon Exclusive move
Venusaur Frenzy Plant Grass
Sandslash Night Slash Dark
Sandslash (Alola) Shadow Claw (fast attack) Ghost
Golem (Alola) Rollout (fast attack) Rock
Dragonite Draco Meteor Dragon
Jumpluff Acrobatics Flying
Swampert Hydro Cannon Water
Walrein Powder Snow (fast attack) Ice and Icicle Speak (charged attack) Ice
Staraptor Gust (fast attack) Flying
Gigalith Meteor Beam Rock
Chandelure Poltergeist Ghost
Hydreigon Brutal Swing Dark
Bewear Drain Punch Normal
Obstagoon Obstruct Dark
Ursaluna High Horsepower Ground (needs Full Moon)

🌕 The full moon will be in the sky from 2:00pm on Saturday 17th December to 6:00am on Sunday December 18th, and from 2:00pm on Sunday December 18th, to 9:00pm Sunday December 18th. Evolve Ursaring to Ursaluna during these special full moons to get the special move.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon featured during Community Day events in 2022 will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

December 17 (Saturday) boosted spawns

The following Pokémon will be appearing more Frequently on December 17th:

December 18 (Sunday) boosted spawns

The following Pokémon will be appearing more Frequently on December 18th:

Rare spawns on both days

Lucky Trainers on either day may encounter the following from the Community Day Classics:

Egg Hatches

The following Pokémon from 2021 Community Days will be hatching from 2km Eggs collected during the event.

Raid Battles

The following Pokémon featured in 2021 Community Days will be appearing in Raids during the event.

December Community Day 2022 Special Research

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the December Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, December Community Day 2022.

You can now gift these event tickets to any friends on your list that are Great Friends or above.

Step 1

Tasks

Task Encounter
Power up Pokémon 10 times PokeBall icon 10x PokeBall
Catch 10 Pokémon featured during December Community Day Razz Berry icon 10x Razz Berry
Make 5 Nice Throws XP icon 1500x XP

Rewards

  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust
  • Sinnoh Stone icon 1x Sinnoh Stone
  • Unova Stone icon 1x Unova Stone

Step 2

Tasks

Task Encounter
Transfer 10 Pokémon Ultra Ball icon 10x Ultra Ball
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day XP icon 1500x XP
Evolve 3 Pokémon Stardust icon 1500x Stardust

Rewards

  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust
  • Poffin icon 1x Poffin
  • Incense icon 1x Incense

Step 3

Tasks

Task Encounter
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws Pinap Berry icon 10x Pinap Berry
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day Sinnoh Stone icon 1x Sinnoh Stone
Transfer 15 Pokémon Elite Fast TM icon 1x Elite Fast TM

Rewards

  • XP icon 1000x XP
  • Rocket Radar icon 1x Rocket Radar
  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust

Step 4

Tasks

Task Encounter
Claim Reward Pinap Berry icon 10x Pinap Berry
Claim Reward XP icon 1500x XP
Claim Reward Elite Charge TM icon 1x Elite Charge TM

Rewards

  • XP icon 1500x XP
  • Rare Candy icon 3x Rare Candy
  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust

 

December Community Day 2022 Timed Research

Timed Research leading to encounters with Pokémon featured in 2021 and 2022 Community Days will be available between Saturday, December 17, at 9:00 AM until Sunday, December 18, 2022. at 5:00 PM local time.

Step 1

Tasks

Task Encounter
Power up Pokémon 7 times Hoppip
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Roselia
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day Starly

Rewards

Step 2

Tasks

Task Encounter
Transfer 10 Pokémon Sandshrew (Alola)
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Stufful

Rewards

Step 3

Tasks

Task Encounter
Evolve 2 Pokémon Eevee
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Machop
Transfer 10 Pokémon Spheal

Rewards

Step 4

Tasks

Task Encounter
Power up Pokémon 7 times Snivy
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Gible
Catch 15 Pokémon featured during December Community Day Zigzagoon (Galarian)

Rewards

Step 5

Tasks

Task Encounter
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Roggenrola
Transfer 10 Pokémon Duskull
Power up Pokémon 7 times Swablu

Rewards

Step 6

Tasks

Task Encounter
Evolve 2 Pokémon Geodude (Alola)
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Teddiursa
Transfer 10 Pokémon Fletchling

Rewards

Stickers

Special 2022 Community Day stickers will be available via the in-game shop, from opening gifts, and spinning Pokéstops.

Conclusion

Prep is key when it comes to December Community Day Weekend events! Go through your storage and check if you have any good IV Pokémon you need to evolve, or PvP IV Pokémon that the move will help. Rename them and get them evolved on Friday if possible, so your weekend can be left for shiny hunting and only needing to check and evolve newly caught Pokémon.

There are some great moves here, like Swampert with Hydro Cannon for PvE, and the starter Pokémon are always improved by their Community Day moves. Plus, there are plenty of Pokémon here with Mega Evolutions!

With Community Day moves remember you can always TM them away, but to get them back you need an Elite TM, so if you aren’t sure, go for the evolution and look into it afterwards.

We’ve published articles on most of the Community Day Pokémon and their exclusive move, so if you aren’t sure which are worthwhile, check out the reviews below!

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