Global Success: May Pokemon GO Community Day

May 2023 Community Day: Fennekin

Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Trainers,

We’re excited to announce that Fennekin, the Fox Pokemon, will be featured during May Community Day!

Featured Pokemon

Fennekin will appear more frequently in the wild.

Fennekin

Featured Attack

Delphox

Evolve Braixen (Fennekin’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Delphox that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.

While Braixen evolved into Delphox during the event will know Blast Burn, starting at the beginning of the event, Delphox will be able to learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire. Delphox will still be able to learn Mystical Fire after the conclusion of the event.

Blast Burn

Trainer Battles: 110 power

Gyms and raids: 110 power

Mystical Fire

Trainer Battles: 60 power, and decreases your opponent’s Attack.

Gyms and raids: 60 power

Community Day Special Research Story – Fur and Flames

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Fennekin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Fur and Flames.

Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.

Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.

*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.

Event Bonuses

  • 3× Stardust for catching Pokemon.
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokemon.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Trades made during the event will require 50% less Stardust.
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day.

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time

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 Fennekin to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

Braixen

Braixen will appear in four-star raids!

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 Braixen, Fennekin will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*

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

Field Research

May Community Day-themed Field Research will be available! Catch Fennekin to earn rewards such as additional Fennekin encounters, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more!

Stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Looking for other Trainers to join?

If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or join Raid Battles with on Community Day, check out our Community Day map!

By searching for Community Parks, you can find areas in your city that are historically popular places for Community Day—these parks may be a fun place to play with your local community while enjoying some fresh air.* We hope this map will be helpful for those looking to meet other Trainers!

*Popular locations are provided for informational purposes only. Niantic is not hosting or operating official or unofficial events at these locations. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Niantic games.

Community Ambassador Activations

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokemon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokemon GO team

FAQs

1. What is a Community Day in Pokemon GO?

A Community Day in Pokemon GO is a special event that takes place for a few hours, featuring a specific Pokemon with increased spawns and exclusive bonuses.

2. How can I evolve Fennekin into Delphox?

To evolve Fennekin into Delphox, you need to catch enough Fennekin Candy and then use it to evolve Fennekin into Braixen. Once you have a Braixen, during the Community Day event or up to five hours afterward, evolve Braixen to obtain a Delphox that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.

3. Can I learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire with Delphox after the Community Day event?

Yes, starting at the beginning of the Community Day event, Delphox will be able to learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire. Even after the event concludes, Delphox will still be capable of learning Mystical Fire.

4. What bonuses are active during the Community Day event?

During the Community Day event, Trainers can enjoy bonuses such as 3× Stardust for catching Pokemon, 2× Candy for catching Pokemon, 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokemon, Lure Modules and Incense that last for three hours, reduced Stardust cost for trades, and the ability to make an additional Special Trade.

5. How can I participate in the Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day?

To participate in the Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day, you will need to join four-star Raid Battles against Braixen from 5:00 p.m. to

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