Cheeky Chespin is the champion of Pokémon GO’s first Community Day of 2023. Chespin will appear more frequently in the wild and Shiny Chespin will make its first appearance in Pokémon GO during the event, which will take place on January 7, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Evolve Quilladin—Chespin’s Evolution—into Chesnaught between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time to get a Chesnaught that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
Don’t go nutty trying to keep up with all the bonuses in place during the event, including the following.
- 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
- 2× chance for Trainers Level 31+ to receive Candy XL for catching Pokémon
- 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period
- 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
- Trades will require 50% less Stardust (from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Community Day)
- One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day (from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Community Day)
Take on a quirky quest with the Community Day Special Research story “Quality Quills” by purchasing a ticket in the in-game shop for US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). Additionally, Trainers can purchase tickets for friends that they’ve reached a friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. To give the gift of research, simply tap the “Gift” button instead of the “Buy” button.
Extend the Community Day fun from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time with four-star Raid Battles featuring Quilladin. After a successful Quilladin Raid Battle, Chespin will appear near the Gym for 30 minutes. Lucky Trainers may even encounter a Shiny one! These four-star Raids are not accessible via Remote Raid Passes—they can only be accessed with Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes.
And there’s even more Community Day fun in store—stay tuned for information about the Pokémon GO January Community Day Classic taking place January 21, 2023!