Pokémon GO Announces December 2022 Recap Community Day

It's not a surprise, but you have to love that it's happening. Niantic has announced the full details for this month's two-day annual recap Community Day. December 2022 Community Day will feature all of the Pokémon who had their own Community Days this year, back in the wild for a big, Shiny-boosted party. Let's get into the details.

Pokémon GO December 2022 Recap Community Day. Credit: Niantic
Pokémon GO December 2022 Recap Community Day. Credit: Niantic

Here are the full details for Pokémon GO December 2022 Community Day Weekend, which recaps the full year and beyond:

  • Date and time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM local time on Saturday, December 17, 2022, to Sunday, December 18, 2022.
  • Event Bonuses: Active Saturday, December 17, 2022, and Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time:
    • 2× XP for catching Pokémon
    • 2× Candy for catching
    • 2× Stardust for catching
    • 1/2 Hatch Distance
    • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokémon
    • 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.
    • One additional Special Trade can be made, for a maximum of two per day.
    • Trades made during the event will require 50% less Stardust.
    • Stickers from spinning Stops, opening Gifts, or purchasing from the in-game Shop.
  • Community Day wild spawns: This is fun, because we are also getting Community Day Classic spawns, which enriches the pool of wild Pokémon in a major way. Note, though, that Bulbasaur, Dratini, and Mudkip are listed as "If you're lucky…" spawns.
    • December 17: Sandshrew, Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Geodude, Hoppip, Spheal, Stufful, Bulbasaur, Dratini, Mudkip.
    • December 18: Teddiursa, Galarian Zigzagoon, Starly, Roggenrola, Litwick, Deino, Bulbasaur, Dratini, Mudkip
  • Raids:
    • Tier One includes: Machop, Eevee, Roselia, Swablu, Duskull, Shinx, Gible, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Fletchling
    • The other tiers are not listed, which means they either will not be impacted or will simply not be featured.
  • Eggs: The follow Community Day Pokémon can be found in 2KM Eggs: Machop, Eevee, Swablu, Duskull, Shinx, Budew, Gible, Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Fletchling
  • Featured Attacks: The following Pokémon can obtain their Community Day Attacks through evolution during the event:
    • Venusaur
    • Sandslash
    • Alolan Sandslash
    • Alolan Golem
    • Dragonite
    • Jumpluff
    • Swampert
    • Walrein
    • Staraptor
    • Gigalith
    • Chandelure
    • Hydreigon
    • Bewear
    • Obstagoon
    • Ursaluna
  • Community Day Special Research – Available for $1 USD in the shop.
  • Timed Research: Free! Trainers can earn encounters with Pokémon featured in previous Community Days in 2021 and 2022. Very cool to see Niantic offering so many chances at the 2021 spawns.

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