Pokemon Go March Community Day: Alolan Sandshrew, Bonuses and More

Pokemon Go's next Community Day takes place Mar. 13.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew are the stars of Pokemon Go's March Community Day.


Pokemon Go 's March Community Day is just around the corner. The event takes place this Sunday and features both regional forms of Sandshrew, along with a few other special in-game bonuses, including increased incubator effectiveness and a couple of exclusive moves to learn. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

When is March's Community Day?

Pokemon Go's March Community Day takes place on Sunday, Mar. 13. As usual, the event will run for six hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon: Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew

Two Pokemon are the stars of March's Community Day: Sandshrew and its ice-type regional variant, Alolan Sandshrew. Both forms will be appearing more frequently in the wild throughout the event, and you'll have an increased chance of encountering shiny versions.

Event moves

Both Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew can learn an exclusive move if they evolve during March's Community Day. The former will learn the dark-type Charged Attack Night Slash, while the latter will learn the ghost-type Fast Attack Shadow Claw. You'll have until 7 p.m. local time, two hours after March's Community Day officially ends, to evolve the Pokemon and learn the special moves.

Other event bonuses

In addition to increased Sandshrew spawns, a few in-game bonuses will be active during March's Community Day. First, any lure modules and incenses you use during the event will last for three hours rather than their usual durations. On top of that, Pokemon eggs will hatch at a quarter of the distance they typically require.

March is shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. In addition to March's Community Day, players have a Welcome to Alola event and other activities to look forward to this month. You can catch up on everything that's going on in the game in our Pokemon Go March events roundup.