Pokemon Go Mudkip Community Day Classic: Start time, exclusive move & Shiny Mudkip - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Mudkip Community Day Classic: Start time, exclusive move & Shiny Mudkip

Published: 28/Mar/2022 20:14

by Meg Bethany Koepp


The second-ever Community Day Classic is coming to Pokemon Go soon and it features Mudkip. The Gen III starter can be Shiny and its final evolution, Swampert, can also learn an exclusive move. Here’s everything you need to know.

Niantic has already confirmed the standard Community Day for April 2022. Starring Stufful, it runs on April 23 and features several bonuses such as 3x Catch XP and 2x Catch Candy.

In an unexpected twist, the developer revealed that there will be a second one in the month. The Community Day Classic focuses on Mudkip and includes Special Research and more.



pokemon go mudkip encounter
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Mudkip is the star of April’s Community Day Classic.

Pokemon Go Community Day Classic Mudkip start time & end time

The event takes place on Sunday, April 10, 2022, and runs from 2 PM to 5 PM local time, giving you just three hours to participate.

In 2020, Community Day length was doubled to six hours but in 2022, Niantic revealed their decision to revert it, claiming that “only five percent of our Trainers tend to participate in the event for more than three hours.”

Because of this, it is highly important that you prepare in advance by ensuring you have enough Poke Balls and items so you don’t find yourself caught short on the day.

Mudkip Community Day Classic exclusive Swampert move

Players that evolve Mudkip’s second evolution, Marshtomp, into Swampert during the event and up to two hours afterward will receive a special exclusive move for the final form: Hydro Cannon.


Hydro Cannon is one of the Water/Ground-type’s best moves for Gyms and Raids, and also in the Go Battle League, meaning you won’t want to miss out on obtaining it.

Pokemon Go Mudkip Community Day Classic bonuses

The following bonuses will be active in Pokemon Go during the Community Day Classic:

  • 3x Catch XP for every Pokemon
  • Incense lasts for 3 hours instead of 30 minutes
  • Lure Modules activated during the event last for three hours
  • Take Snapshots for a surprise
Pokemon Go incense bug
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Incense lasts for three hours.

Mudkip Community Day Classic Special Research

There is an exclusive Special Research that Trainers can complete during the event, provided they pay for it.

The Community Day Special Research Story will be available for purchase in the in-app Pokemon Go shop for $1 (or the equivalent pricing in your local currency) closer to the start date.

Can Mudkip be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

The short answer is yes, Mudkip can be Shiny. There’s a chance you may encounter its adorable fuschia form during the event.


Shiny spawn rates are usually increased during Community Days so you could even find yourself walking away with multiple by the end of it. Good luck, Trainers!

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