Bounsweet Community Day Guide (May 2024)

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Pokémon GO’s Community Day May 2024 features Bounsweet, the Fruit Pokémon! Players have the chance to encounter Shiny Bounsweet in the wild. Bounsweet Community Day takes place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Evolving Steenee, during the event will result in Tsareena knowing the exclusive charge attack High Jump Kick Fighting. Read on to find Bounsweet’s CP chart, shiny comparison, exclusive moves, best items to use during the May Community Day, and more.

Trainers can learn more about Tsareena in our Tsareena PvP Analysis and Tsareena PvE Analysis.

Featured Pokémon: Bounsweet Pokemon Encounter icon


On Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm local time, Bounsweet will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Bounsweet! Bounsweet is a Grass type Pokémon in Pokémon GO which is boosted by Sunny weather.

Steenee evolved into Tsareena during the event will know High Jump Kick, a Fighting-type fast move exclusively available for this Community Day.

Bounsweet Community Day Pokemon Encounter icon

The fifth 2024 Community Day features Bounsweet, the Fruit Pokémon! Bounsweet Community Day takes place Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Bounsweet will appear more frequently in the wild, with community day shiny odds.

Date & Time 📅

  • Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Egg icon 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Candy XL icon 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from 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 for a surprise!
  • Photobomb icon One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day.*
  • Photobomb icon Trades will require 50% less Stardust.*
  • General icon Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during Bounsweet Community Day!

(*) While most bonuses are only active during the three-hour event period, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

How to get and Evolve shiny Bounsweet

How to evolve Bounsweet into Steenee, and Tsareena

Pokémon Conditions Evolution
Bounsweet 25 Candy Steenee
Steenee 100 Candy Tsareena

Shiny Bounsweet, Steenee, and Tsareena

Here is a quick comparison between regular and Shiny Bounsweet, Steenee and Tsareena.

Pokémon Regular Shiny
Bounsweet Pokémon GO Bounsweet sprite Pokémon GO Shiny Bounsweet sprite
Steenee Pokémon GO Steenee sprite Pokémon GO Shiny Steenee sprite
Tsareena Pokémon GO Tsareena sprite Pokémon GO Shiny Tsareena sprite

Exclusive Move: High Jump Kick Attack icon

Evolve Steenee to get a Tsareena with High Jump Kick


Tsareena gains access to the exclusive Fighting type Charge Attack High Jump Kick, which will be available during the event hours and up to five hours afterward. Evolve Steenee, into Tsareena to get the exclusive move.

High Jump Kick Fighting

  • Trainer Battles: 110 power and a chance to greatly decrease the user’s Defense.
  • Gyms and raids: 90 power

Steenee in Four-Star Raids Raid icon


Steenee will appear in four-star raids! After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on unique 4-Star Raid Battles. Check out our raid guide to defeat this special raid. Spoiler alert, you won’t be able to solo it!

Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Bounsweet to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes! Steenee cannot be shiny from raids.

  • Event icon April 20th, 2024, 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 Steenee, Bounsweet will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one (*)!

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

Field Research Research icon

Community Day–themed Field Research will be available during the event. Catch Bounsweet to earn rewards such as additional encounters with Bounsweet, Stardust, Great Balls, and more!

Task Rewards
Catch 3 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Catch 3 Bounsweet Great Ball icon 5× Great Ball
Catch 3 Bounsweet Ultra Ball icon 2× Ultra Ball
Catch 3 Bounsweet Pinap Berry icon 2× Pinap Berry
Catch 3 Bounsweet Golden Razz Berry icon 2× Golden Razz Berry
Catch 3 Bounsweet Stardust icon 500× Stardust

Special Research story Research icon

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the May Community Day–exclusive Special Research story called A Sweet Surprise.

A Sweet Surprise (1/4)

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


A Sweet Surprise (2/4)

Task Rewards
Transfer 10 Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Catch 15 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Evolve 3 Bounsweet Candy icon 30× Bounsweet Candy


A Sweet Surprise (3/4)

Task Rewards
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Catch 15 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Evolve 1 Steenee Candy icon 50× Bounsweet Candy


A Sweet Surprise (4/4)

Task Rewards
Claim Reward! Ultra Ball icon 15× Ultra Ball
Claim Reward! Bounsweet
Claim Reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry


Shop Offers and Stickers Shop icon

Web Store Community Day Bundle

An Ultra Community Day Box featuring ten Ultra Balls, one Elite Charged TM, and one Special Research Story ticket will be available on the Pokémon GO Web Store during the event for US$4.99.

In-Game Community Day Bundles

Two Community Day bundles will be available during this event:

  • For 1,350 PokéCoins, you will get 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, one Elite Charged TM, and five Lucky Eggs.
  • For 480 PokéCoins, you will get 30 Ultra Balls, one Incense, three Super Incubators, and one Lure Module.

Check out the in-game shop to snag one of these bundles!


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 General icon

Mega Level Up a Grass type now!

Try to get a Grass Mega Pokémon to at least a 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.

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 starts can turn into Bounsweet, 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 complete any field research from Pokéstops that are in the area where you are playing your community day.

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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