December Community Day features some familiar faces from 2020 and 2021!

Pokémon GO December Community Day 2021 is another bumper weekend of Pokémon from the 2021 Community Days spawning in the wild, and 2020 Community Pokémon in Eggs! Check out the spawns, exclusive moves, egg hatches and raids taking place during this event below.

The event takes place on December 18th and 19th, 2021, 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.

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Date & Time 📆

  • Saturday, December 18, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Event Bonuses 🎁

  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event
  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× Catch Stardust

Special bonuses

From Friday, December 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. local time to Sunday December 19, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. local time, to celebrate the last Community Day event of the year, two additional bonuses will be available all weekend.

  • 25% reduced stardust cost for trades
  • 1 extra special trade per day

December Community Day 2021 Exclusive Moves

The following exclusive moves will be available when evolving to the following Pokémon from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8).

Unless otherwise stated, the moves below are Charged Attacks, usually only available by Elite TM. 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!

Exclusive Move Pokémon List
Pokémon Exclusive move
Charizard Dragon Breath (fast attack)
Beedrill Drill Run
Alakazam Counter (fast attack)
Machamp Payback
Gengar Shadow Punch
Gyarados Aqua Tail
Vaporeon Scald
Jolteon Zap Cannon
Flareon Superpower
Espeon Shadow Ball
Umbreon Psychic
Leafeon Bullet Seed (fast attack)
Glaceon Water Pulse
Sylveon Psyshock
Shiftry Bullet Seed (fast attack)
Altaria Moonblast
Empoleon Hydro Cannon
Luxray Psychic Fangs
Roserade Bullet Seed (fast attack) and Fire type Weather Ball
Garchomp Earth Power
Rhyperior Rock Wrecker
Porygon-Z Tri Attack
Dusknoir Shadow Ball
Electivire Flamethrower
Magmortar Thunderbolt
Serperior Frenzy Plant
Emboar Blast Burn
Samurott Hydro Cannon
Talonflame Incinerate (fast attack)

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon featured during Community Day events in 2021 will be appearing more frequently in the wild, all Pokémon below will also be attracted to Incense and Lures regardless of what day it is.

Saturday, December 18

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

Sunday, December 19

The following Pokémon will be appearing More Frequently on December 19th:

Eevee caught during the event will know Last Resort!

Egg Hatches

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 2km Eggs collected during the event:

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Raid Battles

The following Pokémon featured in 2020 Community Days will be appearing in Raids during the event:

December Community Day Research

Special Research Story: December Community Day 2021

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 2021. Stay tuned for when tickets for the December Community Day 2021 Special Research story go live! 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.

Timed Research

From Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. local time to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST local time Timed Research will be available with tasks focused on all of the Pokémon that have been featured in Community Day events over the past two years!

Field Research Tasks

From Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8) complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon:

Mega Energy can be hard to come by, so it will be well worth grinding out some tasks if you are able to safely!

December Community Day 2021 Event Bundles

Available from Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT −8) there will be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, six Star Pieces, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM.

30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during this time!

Pokémon Storage and Item Bag Cap Increase

Pokémon storage

To help you prepare for the biggest Community Day event of the year, the maximum amount of Pokémon and Item will be increased. You will be able to purchase Item Bag and Pokémon Storage expansions from the shop so you can stock up on PokéBalls, and store all the Pokémon you’ll catch during December Community Day!

  • Pokémon Storage Expansion Cap: 5000 -> 5500
  • Item Bag Expansion Cap: 4000 -> 4500

This change will go into effect on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8).

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 Rhyperior with Rock Wrecker for PvE, and the starter Pokémon are always improved by their Community Day moves. Plus, there are plenty of Pokemon 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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