Swinub Community Day Classic (April 2023)

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Swinub returns for a Community Day Classic, four years after its original feature in February 2019. This is a great opportunity at obtaining a high-level Mamoswine, one of the key Pokémon in the Ice and Ground-type PVE Metas.

You can learn more about Community Day Mamoswine in our A PvP Analysis on Mamoswine in Pokémon GO article.

Swinub Community Day Classic

Swinub Community Day Classic (April 2023)

On April 29, 2023, Swinub returns to Pokémon GO for a Community Day Classic event, giving players an opportunity to evolve a high-level Mamoswine with Ancient Power once again. During the event, Swinub will appear more frequently in the wild, and players will have a chance to encounter a shiny Swinub.

Mamoswine’s exclusive Community Day move, Ancient Power, will be available by evolving Piloswine during the event or up to two hours afterward. Swinub-themed Field Research and Timed Research will also be available, and players can access a Swinub Community Day Classic-exclusive special research story for $1.

Additionally, Trainers will receive bonuses, including 3x Stardust for catching Pokémon, and incense and lure modules activated during the event will last for three hours.

  • Date & Time 📅
  • Event icon Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time
  • Bonuses ⭐
  • Stardust icon 3x Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • Incense icon Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few Snapshots during Community Day Classic for a surprise!

Featured Pokemon

Swinub will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Swinub! 

Swinub is an Ice and Ground type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. It has a max CP of 837, with the following stats in Pokémon GO: 90 ATK, 69 DEF and 137 STA. Swinub is boosted by Snow and Sunny weather.

Featured attack: Ancient Power

Ancient Power Mamoswine
Ancient Power Mamoswine

Ancient Power is Mamoswine’s exclusive Community Day move. It’s a Rock-type Charged Attack that can be obtained by evolving Piloswine (Swinub’s evolution) during the event, or up to two hours afterward.

Ancient Power Rock

  • Trainer Battles: 60 power, and a chance to raise the user’s Attack and Defense
  • Gyms and Raids: 70 power

Shiny Swinub Family

A comparison between regular and Shiny Swinub, Piloswine and Mamoswine.

Swinub Piloswine Mamoswine

Swinub Perfect IV CP Chart

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

Swinub Perfect IV CP Chart
1 10 2 32 3 55 4 77
5 99 6 122 7 144 8 167
9 189 10 211 11 232 12 254
13 275 14 296 15 317 16 338
17 359 18 381 19 402 20 423
21 444 22 465 23 486 24 508
25 529 26 550 27 571 28 592
29 614 30 635 31 645 32 656
33 666 34 677 35 688 36 698
37 709 38 719 39 730 40 741
41 750 42 759 43 769 44 779
45 788 46 798 47 808 48 817
49 827 50 837

Swinub evolution line

How to evolve Mamoswine
How to evolve Mamoswine
Pokémon Conditions Evolution
  • 25 Candy
  • 100 Candy
  • Sinnoh Stone

Field Research

Swinub-themed Field Research will be available! Catch Swinub to earn rewards such as a Sinnoh Stone, Stardust, Ultra Balls and more!

Timed Research

Timed Research will be available! Complete tasks to earn up to 4 Sinnoh Stones.

Task Reward
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon Sinnoh Stone icon 1× Sinnoh Stone
Catch 1 Swinub Sinnoh Stone icon 1× Sinnoh Stone
Make 5 Nice Throws Sinnoh Stone icon 1× Sinnoh Stone

Stage rewards

Swinub Community Day Classic Special Research Story

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access a Swinub 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 non-refundable (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.

Community Day Classic: Swinub (1/4)

Task Reward
Power up Pokémon 10 times Candy icon 20× Swinub Candy
Catch 15 Swinub Swinub
Make 5 Nice Throws Poke Ball icon 15× Poke Ball

Stage rewards

Community Day Classic: Swinub (2/4)

Task Reward
Catch 15 Swinub Swinub
Transfer 10 Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Evolve 3 Swinub Candy icon 30× Swinub Candy

Stage rewards

Community Day Classic: Swinub (3/4)

Task Reward
Make 3 Great Curve Ball Throws Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Evolve 1 Piloswine Candy icon 50× Swinub Candy
Transfer 10 Pokemon Swinub

Stage rewards

Community Day Classic: Swinub (4/4)

Task Reward
Claim reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry
Claim reward! Swinub
Claim reward! Ultra Ball icon 15× Ultra Ball

Stage rewards

Tips and tricks

Mega/Primal Level Up a Ice or Ground type now!

Try to get a Ice or Ground-type Mega/Primal 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/Primal Evolve for extra Candy from catches.

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/Primal-evolved Pokémon. 

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Swinub, 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. Sinnoh Stones will also be available from Field Research, which are required to evolve Mamoswine!

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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Pokemon GO Content Creator since 2019. I enjoy designing infographics in my free time and writing the occasional article.

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