June 2022 Community Day: Deino

Deino Community Day brings shiny Deino, Hydreigon with Brutal Swing, bonus Tier 4 raids, 2x Candy and Candy XL bonuses, 1/4 Hatch Distance and more

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June 2022 Community Day: Deino takes place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Deino will appear more frequently in the wild, if you’re lucky you might encounter a Shiny one!

Hydreigon evolved during the event will know Brutal Swing, an excellent new Dark move exclusive to Hydreigon. Brutal Swing is a viable move in Gyms, Raids and Trainer Battles, so be ready to evolve.

For the first time ever, June Community Day will have a post-event that takes place after the three-hour Community Day event ends. Trainers will be able to challenge special four-star Raids featuring Zweilous, and unlock additional spawns around the Gym.

Date and Time

Event icon June 2022 Community Day: Deino takes place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokémon

Featured Pokémon


Shiny Deino, Zweilous and Hydreigon

Deino Combat Power Chart

A guide to Deino Combat Power values in Pokémon GO, depending on how it was obtained: 

  • Field & Special Research: 420 CP → 455 CP
  • Egg hatch: 560 CP → 606 CP
  • Raid catch: 560 CP → 606 CP
  • Raid catch: Fog Windy 701 CP 758 CP
  • Wild encounter: 711 CP → 910 CP
  • Wild encounter: Fog Windy 787 CP → 986 CP


  • Attack icon Evolve Zweilous (Deino's Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterwards to get a Hydreigon that knows the Charged Attack Brutal Swing
  • Incubator icon 1/4 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
  • Candy icon 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Candy XL icon 2x chance to receive Deino Candy XL from catching Deino
  • 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 can be made during the event and up to five hours afterward for a maximum of three for the day
  • Trade icon Trades made during the event and up to five hours afterward will require 50% less Stardust

Group-play bonuses: Zweilous raids


Work together with other Trainers to unlock additional bonuses. If enough Pokémon are caught with the help from a single Lure Module, wild Zweilous will appear near the Lured PokéStop. Zweilous in these raids will have 15000 HP (26100 raid CP), and you get 180 seconds to defeat it. You will need at least 2-4 Trainers to beat the timer, and it’s a very very difficult duo (near impossible without perfect counters).

Brutal Swing

Evolve Zweilous (Deino’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterwards to get a Hydreigon that knows the Charged Attack Brutal Swing Dark. Brutal Swing is a Dark-type move with the following stats:

Gym and Raid Battles Trainer Battles
  • 65 damage
  • 3-bar move)
  • 1.90s animation duration
  • DPS: 34.21
  • DPE: 1.97
  • DPS*DPE: 67.38
  • 65 damage
  • 40 energy

A lot has been said about Hydreigon with Brutal Swing, namely in our Hydreigon with Brutal Swing Meta Analysis and Brutal Swing Hydreigon (and friends!) in PvP articles.

Here’s a quick recap of the new move, we suggest reading the full articles for more information:

  • Brutal Swings turns Hydregon into the monster it was always meant to be. With a fast and high damaging charged move, Hydregon is the undisputed best Dark type Pokémon in the game barring mega evolutions and Shadow Mewtwo.
  • Brutal Swing vastly improves Hydreigon’s fortunes across the board in PvE, arriving as its fastest and most cost efficient charge move… just the kind of thing you want to see for a Community Day move!
  • That said, it remains more curiosity than meta in Great and Ultra Leagues. Its best shot for PvP greatness will likely be in Master League, where it can flex its very high CP.
  • Master League is where Hydreigon looks like it can spread its wings now, especially when shields need to be busted down, and especially especially in Premier Classic, should that ever return. (PLEASE, Niantic! 🥺)

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

  • Event icon Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

We’re excited to announce that Trainers can look forward to even more fun during June Community Day! After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to challenge unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Deino to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

Please note that the Community Day bonuses listed above in the “Event bonuses” and “Bonuses for groups” sections only apply to the three-hour Community Day event period.

Four-star Raid Battles

  • Zweilous will be appearing in four-star raids! Band together with your fellow Trainers to emerge victorious!
  • These Raids can only be accessed with Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used.

Bonus for completing Four-star Raid Battles

  • Once you defeat Zweilous in a four-star Raid Battle, Deino will begin to appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
  • Deino that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during June Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Field Notes: Deino Special Research

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Deino Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Deino! This Special Research Story is avaialble throughout the entire day.

  • Field Notes: Deino is a Community Day-exclusive Special Research story
  • Tickets cost US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency)
  • You can give a ticket to a friend so they can experience this Community Day’s Special Research story

Field Notes: Deino (1/4) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy Poké Ball icon 15× Poké Ball
Catch 3 Deino Hyper Potion icon 3× Hyper Potion
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row Nanab Berry icon 10× Nanab Berry


  • 2000 Stardust,
  • Deino Encounter,
  • 1× Lucky Egg

Field Notes: Deino (2/4) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Transfer 3 Pokémon Great Ball icon 10× Great Ball
Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Use 3 Pinap Berries to catch Pokémon Candy icon 20× Candy


  • 1500 XP,
  • Deino Encounter,
  • 1× Lure Module

Field Notes: Deino (3/4) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row Candy icon 20× Candy
Power up Dragon-type Pokémon 3 times Incense icon 1× Incense
Evolve 3 Deino Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball


  • 2500 XP,
  • 1× Deino Encounter,
  • 15× Ultra Ball

Field Notes: Deino (4/4) Tasks and Rewards

Task Reward
Claim Reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 3× Silver Pinap Berry
Claim Reward! Golden Razz Berry icon 3× Golden Razz Berry
Claim Reward! 3000 XP


  • 3000 Stardust,
  • Hydreigon Encounter,
  • 3× Max Revive


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

Deino stickers

Featured avatar item: Deino Hat

Deino Hat can be purchased from the in-game shop for 150 PokéCoins.

Deino hat

Essential items for the event

Key items

  • Pinap Berry icon 200× Pinap Berry
  • PokeBall icon 250× PokeBall
  • Great Ball icon 150× Great Ball

Nice to have items

  • Star Piece icon 6× Star Piece
  • Incense icon 1× Incense
  • Lure icon 3× Lure

Important reminder: this event features 2x Candy for catching Pokémon. You want to maximise that by using Pinap Berries on every catch.

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 Deino Candy.

Tips and tricks

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

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

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!

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