The Pokémon GO April Community Day 2023 takes place on Saturday, April 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., featuring Togetic. Trainers can enjoy bonuses such as 2x Catch Candy, 2x XL Candy chances, 1/4 Hatch distance, and a Special Research story.
Togetic evolved to Togekiss during the event will learn the exclusive move Aura Sphere, and there will be increased chances of encountering shiny Togetic. Additional activities include Timed Research for Sinnoh Stones, bonus Raid Battles, and themed stickers available during the event.
All Togetic evolved to Togekiss during the event will know the exclusive Community Day move – Aura Sphere. Shiny Togetic is already available in Pokémon GO, and an increased chance to encounter one will be live during the event.
Pokémon GO April Community Day 2023 Features and Bonuses
Date and time
- Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
- 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
- 2× chance to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon (only for Trainers Level 31 and up)
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours
- Incense activated during the event will last for 3 hours
- Take a few snapshots during the event for a surprise
- 1/4 Egg hatching distance
- One additional special trade can be made, up to a maximum of two on the day(*)
- Trades made will require 50% less Stardust (*)
*While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.
April Community Day 2023 Pokémon – Togetic
Togetic will appear more frequently in the wild. You’ll be able to encounter a shiny one—if you’re lucky! Togetic is a Fairy and type and is boosted by Cloudy and Windy weather.
Togekiss exclusive move: Aura Sphere
Evolve Togetic during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Togekiss that knows the Fighting type Charged Attack Aura Sphere.
- Trainer Battles: 100 power
- Gyms and raids: 95 power
How to evolve Togetic?
Complete Timed Research to earn Sinnoh Stones!
Don’t have any Sinnoh Stones to evolve Togetic? Don’t worry, complete the event-exclusive Timed Research and earn up to 5 Sinnoh Stones.
Togetic IVs and CPs
Togetic can be encountered as a weather-boosted spawn in Cloudy and Windy weather. Bold indicates Pokémon level in the wild. Levels up to 30 are available in the wild, 30-35 only with a weather boost.
Togepi in 2 km EggsTogepi
Togepi has a chance of hatching from 2 km Eggs obtained during the April Community Day hours. Any Togepi that hatch from these Eggs will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as Togetic that appear during April Community Day’s three-hour event period.
Shiny Togepi, Togetic and, Togekiss
Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day
After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on special four-star Raid Battles featuring Togetic. Defeating one of these raids will cause more Togetic to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes! You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.
Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Togetic, Togetic will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! (*)
(*) Togetic that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during April Community Day’s three-hour event period.
Field Notes: Spreading Cheer – Community Day Special Research Story
For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Togetic Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Spreading Cheer. You’ll be able to purchase this for yourself, and send it as a gift to a pal!
Field Notes: Spreading Cheer (1/4)
|Power up Pokémon 10 times||15× PokeBall|
|Catch 15 Togetic||Togetic|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||20× Togepi Candy|
- 2000× Stardust
- 1× Incense
Field Notes: Spreading Cheer (2/4)
|Catch 15 Togetic||30× Togepi Candy|
|Transfer 10 Pokémon||Togetic|
|Use 3 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokemon||10× Pinap Berry|
- 1500× XP
- 1× Lure
Field Notes: Spreading Cheer (3/4)
|Make 3 Great Curve Ball Throws||50× Togepi Candy|
|Evolve 1 Togetic||1× Lucky Egg|
|Transfer 10 Pokemon||15× Great Ball|
- 2500× XP
- 1× Rocket Radar
- 15× Ultra Ball
Field Notes: Spreading Cheer (4/4)
|Claim reward!||2× Silver Pinap Berry|
|Claim reward!||2× Golden Razz Berry|
|Claim reward!||3500× XP|
- 3000× Stardust
- 3× Rare Candy
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Tips and Tricks
Togetic Community Day is an old-school, grind-friendly, type of event, that features 2x Catch Candy and 2x chance for XL Candy. Stock up with Pinap Berries to collect more Togepi candy along the way, be sure to have Star Piece and Lucky Egg on for the entire duration, and make the most of this bonus.
- 100× Pinap Berry
- 6× Star Piece
- 6× Lucky Egg
Of course, Lure-up as many PokéStops as you can along your play route, and pop an Incense if you are experiencing spawn down time.
Beneficial Mega Evolutions
Try to get a Fairy or -type Mega 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 Evolve for extra Candy from catches.
Evolve one of these for same type Mega bonuses:
- 1 Bonus Catch Candy
- 1 Bonus Catch Candy *
- 50 Bonus Catch XP *
- 10% Boost to XL Candy Chance *
- 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-evolved Pokémon.
Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts
Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Togetic, 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.
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 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!