Larvitar Community Day Classic (January 2023)

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Pokémon GO’s Community Day Classic returns in January, featuring Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon. January 2023 Community Day Classic takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Larvitar Community Day Classic (January 2023)
Larvitar Community Day Classic (January 2023)

Larvitar Community Day Classic

  • Date and Time 📅
  • Event icon Larvitar Community Day Classic takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.
  • Bonuses ⭐
  • XP icon 3x XP for catching Pokémon
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Research icon For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access a Larvitar Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day Classic for a surprise!

Featured Pokémon

Larvitar

Larvitar will appear more frequently in the wild, and if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Larvitar! Tyranitar evolved during the event, or up to two hours afterward – from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – will know the Fast Attack Smack Down.

Smack Down is a Rock-type Fast Move that has 12 power in Trainer Battles, and 16 power in Gym and raids. Smack Down is an incredible Fast Move, and is without a doubt the best Fast Attack you can have on Tyranitar, so be sure to evolve one during this time.

For more information read our:

How to evolve Tyranitar?

Pokémon Condition Evolution
Larvitar 25 Candy Pupitar
Pupitar 100 Candy Tyranitar

Shiny Larvitar, Pupitar and Tyranitar

Regular Shiny

Larvitar IV Chart

Bold indicates Pokémon level in the wild. Levels up to 30 available in the wild, 30-35 only with weather boost. Larvitar is boosted by Sunny and Partly Cloudy weather.

Larvitar Perfect IV CP Chart
1 14 2 46 3 77 4 108
5 140 6 171 7 203 8 234
9 265 10 297 11 327 12 356
13 386 14 416 15 445 16 475
17 505 18 535 19 564 20 594
21 624 22 653 23 683 24 713
25 743 26 772 27 802 28 832
29 862 30 891 31 906 32 921
33 936 34 951 35 966 36 980
37 995 38 1010 39 1025 40 1040
41 1053 42 1066 43 1080 44 1093
45 1107 46 1120 47 1134 48 1148
49 1162 50 1176

Special Research Story: Larvitar Community Day Classic 

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access a Larvitar Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story. You’ll also be able to gift this to friends you have achieved Great Friends or higher with, provided you have already bought the ticket for yourself.

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.

Larvitar Community Day Classic (1/4)

Task Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times Poké Ball icon 15x Poké Ball
Catch 15 Larvitar Larvitar
Make 5 Nice Throws Candy icon 20x Larvitar Candy

Rewards:

Larvitar Community Day Classic (2/4)

Task Reward
Catch 15 Larvitar Candy icon 30x Larvitar Candy
Transfer 10 Pokémon Pupitar
Evolve 3 Larvitar Pinap Berry icon 10x Pinap Berry

Rewards:

Larvitar Community Day Classic (3/4)

Task Reward
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws Candy icon 50x Larvitar Candy
Evolve a Dragonair Lucky Egg icon 1x Lucky Egg
Transfer 10 Pokémon Great Ball icon 15x Great Ball

Rewards:

  • XP icon 2500x XP
  • Rocket Radar icon 1x Rocket Radar
  • Ultra Ball icon 15x Ultra Ball

Larvitar Community Day Classic (4/4)

Task Reward
Claim Reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 2x Silver Pinap Berry
Claim Reward! Larvitar
Claim Reward! XP icon 3500x XP

Rewards:


Tips and Tricks

Item recommendations

Larvitar Classic Community Day is an old-school, grind-friendly, type of event, that features triple XP for Catching Pokémon. Stock up with Pinap Berries to collect more Larvitar candy along the way, be sure to have Star Piece and Lucky Egg on for the entire duration, and make the most of this bonus.

  • Pinap Berry icon 100x Pinap Berry
  • Star Piece icon 6x Star Piece
  • Lucky Egg icon 6x Lucky Egg

Of course, Lure-up as many PokéStops as you can along your play route, and pop an Incense if you are experiencing spawn down time.

Mega Level Up!

PSA: Larvitar is NOT a Dark type. Use Rock and Ground Megas.

Try to get a Rock or Ground-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.

Your best options for Megas include:

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-evolved Pokémon. 

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Larvitar, 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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