Pokémon GO Community Day
Pokémon GO Community Day


here’s your quick rundown of tips and tricks observed during the early hours of the Community Day event:

  • Shiny Pikachu rate is increased during the event and it’s very easy to find a good IV shiny Surfachu, early reports indicate 10% of event Pikachu are shiny, but that sounds a bit too high
  • Community Day Pikachu is very common – it’s literary everywhere
  • Community Day spawns vanish immediately at the end of the event
  • Incense and lure will predominantly attract Pikachu
  • Lured spawns seem smaller than wild spawns – don’t miss them
  • All (or at least overwhelming majority) Pikachu spawned during the event have Surf Water 2 bar
  • Raichu evolved from “Surfachu” can not get Surf
  • Pikachu evolved from Pichu can get Surf
  • You can mass select / transfer Surfachu, it is not considered an event Pokémon
  • Charge TMs can produce Surf on an older Pikachu

And that’s more or less it, it’s a small scale event that features Pikachu. If this event is anything to judge by, future Community Days will be a mass evolution / capture festivity — especially if it features a Pokémon relevant to the current metagame.


Our suggestion is to set a camp with the highest density of Gyms and Stops in our local area and do the following:

In game

  • Have lures on during the entire event (lures also last for three hours)
  • Complete any level raids during the event
  • Have Lucky Eggs and Star Pieces on during the event

Off screen

  • Chat with friends we haven’t seen in a while
  • Promote new Pokémon GO features to players who haven’t been playing in a while

Shiny Pikachu with Surf

Posted by /u/Basherballgod