December Community Day 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.

Don’t miss out on our expansive Community Day coverage: A PvP Field Guide to December 2021 Community Day WeekendCommunity Day December 2021: A PvE analysis and December Community Day 2021 Tips and Tricks.


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 🎁

Pokemon GO Incense

Incense activated during the event will last for three hours

1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event

Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours

Stardust Pokemon GO

2× Catch XP

Stardust Pokemon GO

2× Catch Stardust

Special trading bonuses

From Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT -8) to Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT -8)., 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).

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.

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

Pokémon Encounters

Boosted 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.

Eevee caught during the event will know Last Resort Normal!

Boosted on Saturday, December 18

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

Boosted on Sunday, December 19

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

Egg Hatches

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

Raid Battles

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

December Community Day 2021 Tasks and Rewards

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.

💡 Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Tasks and Rewards

December Community Day 2021 (1/4)

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times — 10x PokéBall
  • Catch 10 Pokémon featured during 2021 CD’s — 10x Razz Berry
  • Make 5 Nice Throws — 1500 XP
  • Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 10x Pinap Berry, 1x Sinnoh Stone

December Community Day 2021 (2/4)

  • Transfer 10 Pokémon — 10x Ultra Ball
  • Catch 15 Pokémon featured during 2021 CD’s — 1500 XP
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon — 1500 Stardust
  • Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 1x Poffin, 1x Incense

December Community Day 2021 (3/4)

  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws — 10x Pinap Berry
  • Catch 15 Pokémon featured during 2021 CD’s — 10x Razz Berry
  • Transfer 15 Pokémon — 1x Fast TM
  • Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 1000 XP, 1x Rocket Radar

December Community Day 2021 (4/4)

  • Claim reward! — 10x Pinap Berry
  • Claim reward! — 1500 XP
  • Claim reward! — 1x Charged TM
  • Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 1500 XP, 3x Rare Candy

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).


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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