Pokemon Go December 2021 Community Day: Pokemon, bonuses and more

This month's Community Day event is spread across two days and brings back every featured Pokemon from 2020 and 2021.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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All of the Community Day Pokemon from the past two years are returning for December's Community Day event.


Pokemon Go 's December Community Day is just around the corner. Just like previous years, this month's event spans not one, but two days -- Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 -- and gives players another chance to catch all of the featured Community Day Pokemon from 2020 and 2021. Here's everything you need to know about this weekend's event, including what Pokemon are returning and which special moves they can learn.

Featured Pokemon

Every featured Pokemon from 2021 will return for December's Community Day. You'll have another chance to encounter the monsters in the wild across both days of the event. On top of that, all of the featured Pokemon from 2020's Community Days will be hatching from 2 km eggs and appearing in raid battles. You can see the full list below:

Day 1

  • Machop
  • Roselia
  • Swablu
  • Gible
  • Snivy
  • Fletchling

Day 2

  • Eevee
  • Duskull
  • Shinx
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott

Egg Pokemon

  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Seedot
  • Piplup
  • Budew

Raid Pokemon

  • Charmander
  • Weedle
  • Abra
  • Gastly
  • Rhyhorn
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Magikarp
  • Porygon
  • Seedot
  • Piplup

Community Day moves

In addition to the featured Pokemon, you'll have another chance to get all of the event moves from 2020 and 2021's Community Days. The following Pokemon will be able to learn their respective moves if you can evolve them between Dec. 17 and Dec. 20:

  • Charizard: Dragon Breath
  • Beedrill: Drill Run
  • Alakazam: Counter
  • Machamp: Payback
  • Gengar: Shadow Punch
  • Gyarados: Aqua Tail
  • Vaporeon: Scald
  • Jolteon: Zap Cannon
  • Flareon: Superpower
  • Espeon: Shadow Ball
  • Umbreon: Psychic
  • Shiftry: Bullet Seed
  • Altaria: Moonblast
  • Empoleon: Hydro Cannon
  • Luxray: Psychic Fangs
  • Roserade: Bullet Seed, Weather Ball
  • Garchomp: Earth Power
  • Rhyperior: Rock Wrecker
  • Electivire: Flamethrower
  • Magmortar: Thunderbolt
  • Leafeon: Bullet Seed
  • Glaceon: Water Pulse
  • Porygon-Z: Tri Attack
  • Dusknoir: Shadow Ball
  • Serperior: Frenzy Plant
  • Emboar: Blast Burn
  • Samurott: Hydro Cannon
  • Talonflame: Incinerate
  • Sylveon: Psyshock


On top of the returning Pokemon, the following in-game bonuses will be active throughout December's Community Day event:

  • Three-hour Incense duration
  • Three-hour Lure Module duration
  • Half egg hatch distance
  • 2x catch Stardust
  • 2x catch XP

As an added bonus, Pokemon trades will cost 25% less Stardust during the event, and you'll be able to make one additional special trade per day. There will also be an event-exclusive Special Research story, as well as free Timed and Field Research tasks to complete. You can read more details on the official Pokemon Go blog.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go's annual winter holiday event kicks off on Dec. 16. This year's event introduces two new ice-type Pokemon to the game: Bergmite and its evolved form, Avalugg. You can catch up on everything else happening in the game this month in our Pokemon Go December events roundup.