April’s Pokémon Go Community Meeting has been revealed, and Niantic has plenty in store for the upcoming in-person event.
Taking place on April 23 over three hours, the upcoming Pokémon Go Community Day will introduce a new pocket monster to the game, a set of events, and the usual list of bonus buffs.
As the official event blog details, Fighting Pokémon Stufful is making its debut as part of the game’s current Alola content season. You’ll have a higher chance of spotting the bear-like creature during the event, as well as a higher probability of catching a shiny version.
As with previous Community Days, you can earn the exclusive Stufful Special Research story for $1 (around £0.75 / AU$1.33), event bonuses will grant you extra XP and a set of free events will be available in the online game. store.
The three-hour event will run from 2-5 p.m. local time. This pivots from six-hour community days that were introduced in response to the pandemic, which not all fans are happy with.
Find all the details for Pokémon Go’s April Community Day below.
Alola’s Stufful Pokémon is coming to the game for the first time. It will appear more frequently in the wild during the event, and if you transform one into Bewear during this time or up to two hours after the event ends, your new pocket monster will know the Charge Attack Drain Punch ability. You will need 400 Stufful Candy to evolve the creature.
Special Research Story
You can pay $1 (about £0.75 / AU$1.33) to unlock Strong Stuff, a Stufful-themed Special Research Story.
Many buffs and perks will be enabled for players throughout the event. They understand:
- 3× Catch XP
- 2× Catch Candy
- 2x chance to receive Stufful XL Candy when catching Stufful
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
- Decoy Mods activated during the event will last for three hours
- Snap some snaps on Community Day for a surprise
- 1 additional Special Trade can be made during the event and two hours after the event (maximum of 2 for the day)
- Transactions made during the event and two hours after the event will require 50% less stardust
Group play bonus
As with other Community Days, you will be rewarded for working with other Trainers. If enough Pokemon are caught from a Lure, a 4x XP bonus will activate in the surrounding area around that Pokéstop.
You’ll be able to grab a bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls from the in-game store for free. Or, you can splash 850 PokéCoins on 15 Ultra Balls, 15 Pinap Berries, 1 Elite Fast TM, and 1 Remote Raid Pass.
Visit PokéStops or open Pokémon Go Shop gifts to earn event-specific stickers as well.