Pokemon Go Alolan Geodude Community Day: Exclusive move, times & bonuses (May 2022) - Dexerto

Pokemon Go Alolan Geodude Community Day: Exclusive move, times & bonuses (May 2022)

Published: 22/Apr/2022 11:22 Updated: 25/Apr/2022 22:06

by Daniel Megarry


Pokemon Go’s May 2022 Community Day event stars Alolan Geodude! Here’s everything you need to know, including exclusive moves, bonuses, and event times.

The Community Day is a monthly event in Pokemon Go that puts the focus on a specific Pokemon, with boosted wild spawns, increased Shiny chances, exclusive moves when evolved, and bonuses like extended Incense duration.

Community Days went back to three hours in April — and they always take place on the weekend, so most players can get involved. It’s one of the most popular events in the Pokemon Go Calendar.

Below, you’ll find plenty of information to help you make the most of the May 2022 Community Day event, which stars Alolan Geodude and its evolution tree, Alolan Graveler, and Alolan Golem.



A logo for the Pokemon Go Community Day
Community Days are some of the most popular events in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go May Community Day date & time

Niantic has confirmed that the next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022. 

Unlike the last few months, the May Community Day will begin at 11 am and run until 2 pm in each trainer’s local time, meaning you’ll only have three hours to make the most of the event.

Pokemon Go May Community Day headliner

The headliner for the May 2022 Community Day is Alolan Geodude, also known as the Rock Pokemon.

Not only is this the first time Alolan Geodude will be available on Pokemon Go, but if you’re lucky, you might also encounter a shiny one!

Pokemon Go Alolan Geodude Community Day exclusive moves

Players who evolve an Alolan Graveler during event hours (or up to two hours after) will get an Alolan Golem that knows the Rock-type Fast Attack, Rollout.


Alolan Geodude in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Alolan Geodude will appear twice as much and will give players a taste of Rollout if they evolve it to an Alolan Golem

Pokemon Go Alolan Geodude Community Day bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during May Community Day event hours:

  • 2x Catch Candy.
  • 2x chance to receive Geodude XL candy from catching the ‘mon.
  • Lure Modules and Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Trades made during and two hours after the event will require 50% less stardust.

There will be a free bundle in the Shop containing 30 Ultra Balls, as well as a Community Day Box for 975 PokeCoins that contains a Super Incubator, Lucky Egg, Elite Fast TM, and Star Piece.

Event-themed Stickers featuring Alolan Geodude can also be obtained by spinning PokeStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Screenshot of Pokeballs in Pokemon Go
Niantic / The Pokemon Company
Go players will need a lot of Pokeballs to catch plenty of Alolan Geodude.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Alolan Geodude Community Day

If you’re going to take part in a Community Day, there are a few things you can do to prepare and get the most out of the event:

  • Purchase an Incense to use on the day as they will last longer than usual.
  • Save any Lure Modules you have as they will last for three hours during the event.
  • Stock up on lots of Ultra Balls so you can catch plenty of the headline Pokemon.
  • Transfer any unwanted Pokemon so you’ll have space for all the catching you’ll do.
  • Check the bonuses that run during the event so you can take advantage of them.

There will also be a ticket for the May Community Day event Rocky Road available to purchase from the in-game Shop closer to the event date.


List of all previous Pokemon Go Community Day headliners

Here are all of the past Pokemon Go Community Day headliners, as well as the exclusive moves they could learn when evolved:

Month Headliner Exclusive Move
January 2018 Pikachu Surf
February 2018 Dratini Draco Meteor
March 2018 Bulbasaur Frenzy Plant
April 2018 Mareep Dragon Pulse
May 2018 Charmander Blast Burn
June 2018 Larvitar Smack Down
July 2018 Squirtle Hydro Cannon
August 2018 Eevee Last Resort
September 2018 Chikorita Frenzy Plant
October 2018 Beldum Meteor Mash
November 2018 Cyndaquil Blast Burn
January 2019 Totodile Hydro Cannon
February 2019 Swinub Ancient Power
March 2019 Treeko Frenzy Plant
April 2019 Bagon Outrage
May 2019 Torchic Blast Burn
June 2019 Slakoth Body Slam
July 2019 Mudkip Hydro Cannon
August 2019 Ralts Synchronise
September 2019 Turtwig Frenzy Plant
October 2019 Trapinch Earth Power
November 2019 Chimchar Blast Burn
January 2020 Piplup Hydro Cannon
February 2020 Rhyhorn Rock Wrecker
March 2020 Abra Counter
April 2020 Seedot Bullet Seed
May 2020 Weedle Drill Run
June 2020 Gastly Shadow Punch
July 2020 Magikarp Aqua Tail
August 2020 Porygon Tri Attack
September 2020 Charmander Dragon Breath
October 2020 Electabuzz Flamethrower
November 2020 Magmar Thunderbolt
January 2021 Machop Payback
February 2021 Roselia Bullet Seed
Weather Ball
March 2021 Fletchling Incinerate
April 2021 Snivy Frenzy Plant
May 2021 Swablu Moonblast
June 2021 Gible Earth Power
July 2021 Tepig Blast Burn
August 2021 Eevee Last Resort (Eevee)
Scald (Vaporeon)
Zap Cannon (Jolteon)
Superpower (Flareon)
Shadow Ball (Espeon)
Psychic (Umbreon)
Bullet Seed (Leafeon)
Water Pulse (Glaceon)
Psyshock (Sylveon)
September 2021 Oshawott Hydro Cannon
Razor Shell
October 2021 Duskull Shadow Ball
November 2021 Shinx Psychic Fangs
January 2022 Spheal Powder Snow
Icicle Spear
February 2022 Hoppip Acrobatics
March 2022 Sandshrew & Alolan Sandshrew Night Slash (Sandslash)
Shadow Claw (Alolan Sandslash)
April 2022 Alolan Geodude Drain Punch (Bewear)

You may notice that every December headliner is missing from this list. That’s because, in December, Niantic usually features every Pokemon from the past year at the same time.

Alongside all of these Community Days, there was a special Community Day Classic in April 2022 which featured Mudkip. It’s unknown if there will be more of these in the future.

That’s everything you need to know about this month’s Community Day event! Check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:


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