Pokemon Go February Community Day: Hoppip, event move, bonuses and more

Pokemon Go's next Community Day event takes place Feb. 12.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Kevin Knezevic
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Hoppip is the star of Pokemon Go's February Community Day.


Pokemon Go 's February's Community Day is here. The event takes place today and features another rare Pokemon to catch, as well as a new Community Day-exclusive move to learn and a few other in-game bonuses. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

When is February's Community Day?

February's Community Day takes place on Saturday, Feb. 12. As usual, the event will run for six hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

February's featured Pokemon: Hoppip

The star of February's Community Day is the grass/flying Pokemon Hoppip. Throughout the event, Hoppip will appear in the wild much more frequently than usual, and you'll have a better chance of encountering Shiny Hoppip. 

There will also be a paid Special Research story that will offer more chances to catch Hoppip. A ticket to access the research story will cost $1 and will be available to purchase in Pokemon Go's item shop ahead of the event.

Event move: Acrobatics

In addition to increased Hoppip spawns, your Pokemon will be able to learn a new event-exclusive move during February's Community Day. Each Skiploom that you evolve into Jumpluff before 7 p.m. local time will learn the flying-type Charged Attack Acrobatics.

Other event bonuses

Rounding out February's Community Day bonuses, any incense and lure modules that you use during the event will remain active for three hours rather than their usual durations. You'll also earn triple the normal amount of Stardust for catching Pokemon. Finally, a special Community Day bundle will be on sale in the item shop. The bundle costs 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following:

  • 50 Ultra Balls
  • 2 Super Incubators
  • 6 Star Pieces
  • 1 Elite Fast TM

In the meantime, Pokemon Go's Lunar New Year event is underway until Feb. 7, and the legendary Pokemon Regirock has returned to five-star raids for a limited time. You can see everything else going on in Pokemon Go next month in our February events roundup.