March Community Day will see the former voting candidate Sandshrew get it’s chance, similarly to Machop last year! This time, it’s clear that Alolan Sandshrew will also appear in the wild rather than raids, and Kantoian Sandslash gets a different move than it had as a voting candidate; Night Slash!
This will give it the low cost charge move it desperately needed. Alolan Sandslash does still get Shadow Claw, which many PvP analysts said was a strong move for it in the past, and it’s already quite good now!
How do you feel about an ex-candidate getting a Community Day? Let us know in the comments!
Date & Time
- 1/4 Egg Distance
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
Featured PokémonSandshrew Sandshrew (Alola)
Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one of either! 4 different shinies, isn’t that great? Check them out!
|Regular Sprite||Shiny Sprite|
Sandshrew Community Day Exclusive Attack
Evolve Kantoian Sandshrew during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Kantoian Sandslash that knows the Charged Attack Night Slash. Night Slash is a Dark type move.
Night Slash has the following damage and energy costs:
- Trainer Battles: 50 Damage, 35 Energy
- Gyms and raids: 50 Damage, 3 Bars
Evolve Alolan Sandshrew during the event or up to two hours afterward to get an Alolan Sandslash that knows the Fast Attack Shadow Claw. Shadow Claw is a Ghost type move.
Night Slash has the following damage, energy gain and speed:
- Trainer Battles: 6 Damage, 8 Energy, 2 Turns
- Gyms and raids: 9 Damage, 6 Energy, 700ms
Keep your eyes out for our PvP analyses of these Pokémon’s new moves!
Community Day Special Research Story: Gritty and Glacial
For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Sandshrew Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Gritty and Glacial!
Stay tuned for when tickets for the Gritty and Glacial Special Research story go live.
Gritty and Glacial (1/4)
|Power up Pokémon 10 times||15× PokeBall|
|Catch 15 Sandshrew||Sandshrew|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||20× Candy|
- Sandshrew (Alola)
- 2000× Stardust
- 1× Incubator
Gritty and Glacial (2/4)
|Transfer 10 Pokémon||Sandshrew (Alola)|
|Catch 15 Sandshrew||30× Candy|
|Evolve 3 Sandshrew||3× Pinap Berry|
- 1500 XP
- 1× Incense
Gritty and Glacial (3/4)
|Make 3 Great Curveball Throws||50× Candy|
|Evolve a Sandshrew||1× Star Piece|
|Transfer 10 Pokémon||15× Great Ball|
- 15× Ultra Ball
- 2500 XP
- 1× Rocket Radar
Gritty and Glacial (4/4)
|Claim Reward!||2× Silver Pinap Berry|
- 2× Rare Candy
- 3000× Stardust
- Sandslash (Alola)
Sandshrew Community Day Event Bundles
There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring featuring 30 Ultra Balls, three Super Incubators, five Lucky Eggs, 1 Elite Charged TM.
A bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick it up during the event!
|Free Bundle||Community Day Box|
|0 Coin||1,280 Coin|
|30× Ultra Ball||
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
In-person Sandshrew Community Day celebrations
The following cities will feature in-person celebrations:
- Linz, AT: City-Park
- Berlin, DE: Spandau Arcaden
- Bochum, DE: Ruhr Park
- Düsseldorf, DE: Düsseldorf Arcaden
- Laatzen, DE: Leine-Center Laatzen
- Leipzig, DE: Paunsdorf Center
- Munich, DE: Pasing Arcaden
- Oberhausen, DE: Westfield Centro
- Recklinghausen, DE: Palais Vest
- Delhi, IND: Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden
- Monterrey, MX: Parque Fundidora
- Warsaw, PL: Elektrownia Powisle
- Bristol, UK: Broadmead
- Cardiff, UK: Churchill Way
- Edinburgh, UK: Castle Street
- Liverpool, UK: Liverpool ONE
- London, UK: St. Alfege Park
- London, UK: Whitfield Gardens
- Manchester, UK: Piccadilly Gardens
- Indianapolis, IN, US: Canal Elbow at White River State Park
- Oakland, CA, US: TBD
- Washington, DC, US: Top of District pier at The Wharf
Niantic have worked closely with city governments and councils to ensure Trainers’ safety and that each event is COVID-19 compliant.