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Pokemon Go Community Day December | Starting Time and Details

Published: 21/Nov/2018 6:03 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 5:13

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go Community Day for December starts today! This is your chance to catch up on missed Pokemon from previous community days. Here are all the details including date, time and the Pokemon available – it’s a big one!

Pokemon Go Community Day December Event

Update 30/11: The massive December Community Day starts later today. All the Pokemon from all the community days in 2018 will be available. They will also come with their special moves, which are listed below.

Putting the community day over a weekend as opposed to the usual day is an interesting tactic. On one hand it does allow Pokemon trainers to catch up on the action from earlier in the year. However, it does lose the Pokemon Go community day feel. Feedback suggests Pokemon fans are more than happy with the end of year surprise though!

Update 21/11: The below prediction was almost right! The official Pokemon Go Twitter account confirmed that Pokemon from all of this year’s community days will appear in the wild again. As eluded to above, these Pokemon will be available for the entire weekend!

On top of this all the featured moves from the previous community days will also be available! Furthermore, there will be special bonuses available for a three hour allotted time slot in each region.

This special end of year celebration gives trainers the opportunity to go back and find missed Pokemon from previous community days. It also gives the chance of finding those elusive shiny Pokemon. That’s right Charmander, we all want a shiny Charizard.

Community Day Wild Pokemon

The list of Pokemon available for this huge Community Day (or weekend) is substantial. These Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild. Here is the list of featured Pokemon along with their special community day moves.

  • Bulbasaur – Frenzy Plant
  • Charmander – Blast Burn
  • Squirtle – Hydro Cannon
  • Pikachu – Surf
  • Eevee – Last Resort
  • Dratini – Draco Meteor
  • Chikorita – Frenzy Plant
  • Cyndaquil – Blast Burn
  • Mareep – Dragon Pulse
  • Larvitar – Smack Down
  • Bledum – Meteor Mash

These special moves will be available when these Pokemon are evolved into their final forms. The exception to this is Pikachu who will already know the surf attack.


The delayed announcement has resulted in some Pokemon trainers predicting a rather big event for the December Community Day.

This big event would be the previous 11 Community Days being repeated over 11 days in December. There are issues with this however as these 11 consecutive days would exclude some Pokemon Go players.

Pokemon Go Community Day December Date

Usually Pokemon Go Community Day’s are announced just a few days after the previous one ended. The November Community Day finished on November 10.

It has been long overdue but we now know the date of the next Pokemon Go Community Day which is November 30 to December 2. Moreover, the event will last the duration of the three days!

Pokemon Go Community Day December Time

The December Community Day will run from November 30, 1pm PST to December 2, 11pm PST. The times and dates for the special bonus in each region are as follows:

  • Europe, Middle East, Africa and India regions will run from December 1, 10am UTC to 1pm UTC
  • The Americas and Greenland will run from December 1, 11am PST to 2pm PST
  • The Asia-Pacific region will run from December 2, 12pm JST to 3pm JST

The bonuses include double catch XP, double catch stardust and double incubator effectiveness!

Pokemon Go News

We will update this page as and when announcements are made about the latest Pokemon Go Community Day. In the meantime follow our Pokemon Twitter page for more information.

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Pokemon GO to celebrate series’ 25th anniversary with special Kanto event

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:13

by Brent Koepp

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According to reports, Pokemon GO is gearing up to celebrate the series’ upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to the Kanto region. The special event will be centered around the 1996 Japanese Game Boy games Red & Green.

Pokemon initially made its debut in 1996, and quickly became a worldwide phenomena. Decades later, the beloved Nintendo property has grown into an absolute juggernaut and has even become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time.

According to reports, the hit mobile title GO will honor the series upcoming 25th anniversary by going back to very first region, Kanto. The special event will have players choose between the groundbreaking Japanese RPGs Red & Green.

Photograph of Pokemon Red & Green's Game Boy box art from 1996.
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Pokemon GO will celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary with a special themed event based on the 1996 RPGs.

Pokemon GO’s 25th anniversary celebration

While most of the world first played Pokemon in 1998, the series originally launched in Japan two years prior with the Game Boy titles Red and Green (instead of Blue). In 2021, the the franchise will officially reach its 25th anniversary.

So far, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about how it will celebrate the epic milestone, however reports have surfaced about how GO will honor its legacy. According to popular outlet Serebii, the mobile game will be launching a special themed event based around the Kanto region.

While there aren’t a lot of details known yet, the Pokemon site further revealed it will feature an interesting in-game mechanic. “In a single day, players pick either Pokemon Red or Green and get unique spawns  and Special Research based on on what they have picked and can interact to get all Pokemon,” they wrote.

Perhaps the most interesting part is that Trainers will reportedly be able to work with friends to catch all 151 original Pokemon in a single day – which sounds absolutely wild. According to Serebii’s Joe Merrick, there is currently no date for the Gen I celebration. “This event is likely the one Niantic teased for release in February. We don’t have the date for this one yet,” he tweeted.

Serebii's Joe Merrick tweets about Pokemon GO Kanto event.

At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation as to when Trainers can expect the event to go live. However, since it’s tied to the 25th anniversary, February 2021 is probably a safe bet.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, players still can’t get enough of Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design – proof that the franchise has never been more popular.