Axew Community Day (June 2023)


On June 10th, 2023, Axew returns to Pokémon GO for a Community Day event. During the event, Axew will appear more frequently in the wild, and players will have a chance to encounter a shiny Axew.

Haxorus’s new exclusive Community Day move, Breaking Swipe, will be available by evolving Fraxure during the event or up to two hours afterward. Axew-themed Field Research and Timed Research will also be available, and players can access an Axew Community Day Classic-exclusive special research story for $1.

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

Axew is June Community Day featured Pokémon


On Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time,  Axew will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Axew! Haxorus evolved during the event will know Breaking Swipe, Dragon-type charged move.

Axew is a Dragon type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. It is vulnerable to Ice, Dragon and Fairy type moves.

  • Date & Time 📅

  • Event icon Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time
  • Bonuses ⭐

  • XP icon 3x XP 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!


Shiny Axew Family

A comparison between regular and Shiny Axew, Fraxure and Haxorus.

Pokémon Regular Shiny

Axew Evolution Line

Pokémon Conditions Evolution
  • 25 Candy
  • 100 Candy

Axew 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. Axew is boosted by Windy weather.

Axew Perfect IV CP Chart
1 19 2 60 3 102 4 143
5 184 6 225 7 267 8 308
9 349 10 391 11 430 12 469
13 508 14 547 15 586 16 625
17 664 18 704 19 743 20 782
21 821 22 860 23 899 24 938
25 977 26 1016 27 1056 28 1095
29 1134 30 1173 31 1193 32 1212
33 1232 34 1251 35 1271 36 1290
37 1310 38 1329 39 1349 40 1368
41 1386 42 1403 43 1421 44 1439
45 1456 46 1474 47 1492 48 1511
49 1529 50 1547

Evolve Haxorus to learn Breaking Swipe

Breaking Swipe is Haxorus’s exclusive Community Day move. It’s a Dragon-type Charged Attack that can be obtained by evolving Fraxure (Axew’s evolution) during the event, or up to two hours afterward.


Breaking Swipe Dragon

  • Trainer Battles: 35 power, and guaranteed to lower the opponent’s Attack stat
  • Gyms and Raids: 50 power

A lot has been said recently on the move, especially in our Breaking Swipe Haxorus for Master League and Haxorus with Breaking Swipe for Raids articles, which we recommend you read ahead of the event.

Fraxure in Four-Star Raids

Fraxure will appear in four-star raids! After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Axew to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!


Defeat Fraxure with help from our Fraxure Raid Guide.


  • Event icon June 10th, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. local time
  • Raid icon You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these Raid Battles.

Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Fraxure, Axew will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one (*)!

*Axew that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during June Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Community Day Special Research Story – Keeping Sharp

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access a Axew Community Day–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.

Tips and tricks

Mega/Primal Level Up a Dragon type now!

Try to get a Dragon-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 Axew, 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

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

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