Pokemon GO December Community Day 2023: Event Date and Time, All Featured Pokemon, Special Research, and More

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It’s December and you know what that means? A Community Day filled to the brim with Pokemon featured in Community Days in both 2023 and 2022. If you had missed out on any Community Day events, now is your chance to make up for it in this once-a-year extravaganza.

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Pokemon GO December Community Day 2023 All Event Details

It’s here! The biggest Community Day of the year is the reason I don’t feel too bad if I have to miss a Community Day here and there. This December Community Day will see all of 2023’s Pokemon return through wild encounters and Timed Research. The 2023 Pokemon will be in the Egg pool, Raids, and Timed Research. It will be a big one, and you best be prepared to make the most of everything the event has to offer.

Event Date and Time

Because this event is larger than the average Community Day. The December Community Day will be held over a two-day period. From Saturday, December 16, 2023, and Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM local time.

Any Featured Pokemon will appear from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. on both event days. But, for an increased chance at finding their shiny form, participate in the event from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Trainers will have an increased chance of encountering a shiny version of the below Pokemon during their specific time.

PokemonShiny
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Togetic
Chespin
Fennekin
Noibat
Information via Niantic
PokemonShiny
Poliwag
Wooper
Paldean Wooper
Timburr
Axew
Froakie
Grubbin
Information via Niantic

Rare Event Spawns

For all three hours of the event, the last ten minutes of every hour (X:50 to X:00) will provide trainers with the opportunity to encounter the following Pokemon.

PokemonShiny
Charmander
Squirtle
Mareep
Swinub
Larvitar
Information via Niantic

Raid Pokemon

The following Pokemon will appear in Raids for the whole duration of the December 2023 Pokemon GO Community Day

PokemonRaid TypeShiny
SandshrewOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Alolan SandshrewOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Alolan GeodudeOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
HoppipOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
TeddiursaOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Galarian ZigzagoonOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
SphealOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
StarlyOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
RoggenrolaOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
LitwickOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
DeinoOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
StuffulOne Star Raid Pokemon GO One-Star Raid
Information via Niantic

Event Egg Pool

The following Pokemon will be able to be hatched from Eggs obtained during the event duration.

PokemonEgg TypeShiny
Sandshrew2KM
Alolan Sandshrew2KM
Alolan Geodude2KM
Hoppip2KM
Teddiursa2KM
Galarian Zigzagoon2KM
Spheal2KM
Starly2KM
Roggenrola2KM
Litwick2KM
Deino2KM
Stufful2KM
Information via Niantic

Just like regular Community Days, evolving the Event Pokemon will result in it learning a Featured Attack. From Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 9:00 AM local time to Sunday, December 17, 2023, 9:00 Pm local time, evolving any Event Pokemon will provide you with the following Featured Attacks.

PokemonFeatured Attack
CharizardEvolving Charmeleon into Charizard will result in a Charizard with the Fast Attack Dragon Breath and the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
BlastoiseEvolving Wartortle into Blastoise will result in a Blastoise with the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
SandslashEvolving Sandshew into Sandslash will result in a Sandslash with the Charged Attack Night Slash.
Alolan SandslashEvolving Alolan Sandshew into Alolan Sandslash will result in an Alolan Sandslash with the Fast Attack Shadow Claw.
Alolan GolemEvolving Alolan Graveler into Alolan Golem will result in an Alolan Golem with the Fast Attack Rollout.
PoliwrathEvolving Poliwhirl into Poliwrath will result in a Poliwrath with the Fast Attack Counter.
SlowbroEvolving Slowpoke into Slowbro will result in a Slowbro with the Charged Attack Surf.
Galarian SlowbroEvolving Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowbro will result in a Galarian Slowbro with the Charged Attack Surf.
SlowkingEvolving Slowpoke into Slowking will result in a Slowking with the Charged Attack Surf.
Galarian SlowkingEvolving Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking will result in a Galarian Slowking with the Charged Attack Surf.
AmpharosEvolving Flaaffy into Ampharos will result in an Ampharos with the Charged Attack Dragon Pulse.
PolitoedEvolving Poliwhirl into Politoed will result in a Politoed with the Charged Attack Ice Beam.
JumpluffEvolving Skiploom into Jumpluff will result in a Jumpluff with the Charged Attack Acrobatics.
QuagsireEvolving Wooper into Quagsire will result in a Quagsire with the Charged Attack Aqua Tail.
TyranitarEvolving Pupitar into Tyranitar will result in a Tyranitar with the Fast Attack Smack Down.
WalreinEvolving Sealeo into Walrein will result in a Walrein with the Fast Attack Powder Snow and the Charged Attack Icicle Spear.
StaraptorEvolving Staravia into Staraptor will result in a Staraptor with the Fast Attack Gust.
TogekissEvolving Togetic into Togekiss will result in a Togekiss with the Charged Attack Aura Sphere.
MamoswineEvolving Piloswine into Mamoswine will result in a Mamoswine with the Charged Attack Ancient Power.
GigalithEvolving Boldore into Gigalith will result in a Gigilith with the Charged Attack Meteor Beam.
ConkeldurrEvolving Gurdurr into Conkeldurr will result in a Conkeldurr with the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.
ChandelureEvolving Lampent into Chandelure will result in a Chandelure with the Charged Attack Poltergeist.
HaxorusEvolving Fraxure into Haxorus will result in a Haxorus with the Charged Attack Breaking Swipe.
HydreigonEvolving Zweilous into Hydreigon will result in a Hydreigon with the Charged Attack Brutal Swing.
ChesnaughtEvolving Quilladin into Chesnaught will result in a Chesnaught with the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
DelphoxEvolving Braixen into Delphox will result in Delphox with the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
GreninjaEvolving Frogadier into Greninja will result in a Greninja with the Charged Attack Hydro Cannon.
NoivernEvolving Noibat into Noivern will result in a Noivern with the Charged Attack Boomburst.
VikavoltEvolving Charjabug into Vikavolt will result in a Vikavolt with the Fast Attack Volt Switch.
BewearEvolving Stufful into Bewear will result in a Bewear with the Charged Attack Drain Punch.
ObstagoonEvolving Garlarian Linoone will result in an Obstagoon with the Charged Attack Obstruct.
UrsalunaEvolving Ursaring will result in a Ursaluna with the Charged Attack High Horsepower.
ClodsireEvolving Paldean Wooper will result in a Clodsire with the Charged Attack Megahorn.
Information via Niantic
Tip:

You will need evolve Ursaring into Ursaluna during a full moon. This will take place 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2023, to 6:00 AM on Sunday, December 17, 2023, and from 2:00 PM. on Sunday, December 17, 2023, to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2023.

Community Day Special Research

For $1 USD or the equivalent in your local currency, you will be able to purchase Community Day Special Research story: December Community Day 2023. Which will reward you with a December Community Day themed story, rewards, and encounters with the Community Day Pokemon of 2023.

Timed Research

During the December Community Day 2023 event, you will be able to complete Timed Research and earn the following rewards.

  • King’s Rock
  • Magnetic Lure
  • 2023 and 2022 Community Day Pokemon encounters

Field Research

When you obtain Field Research during the event period, you will be rewarded with encounters with Pokemon that were featured in any of the 2023 Community Days.

Stickers

All of the stickers from 2023 Community Days will be obtainable. You will be able to obtain them via the following methods.

  • PokeStops
  • Gifts
  • Purchasing them from the Shop

PokeStop Showcases

During the event period, trainers will be able to locate PokeStop Showcases at certain PokeStops, which will be hosting Showcases that feature various Pokemon featured in 2023 Community Days.

A lot of Pokemon is on offer during December’s Community Day in 2023. With it spanning over a two-day period, there is plenty of time to catch ’em all.

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