Pokemon Go May Community Day Guide: Alolan Geodude, Bonuses and More

Here's everything you need to know about this month's Community Day event.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Kevin Knezevic
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Alolan Geodude is the star of Pokemon Go's next Community Day event.


Pokemon Go's  Season of Alola is coming to an end soon, but before it does, the game is holding another Community Day. This month's event takes place today, May 21, and features another Alola Pokemon to catch, along with a slew of other in-game bonuses to earn. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

When is May's Community Day?

May's Community Day takes place Saturday, May 21. This time, the event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon: Alolan Geodude

The star of May's Community Day is Alolan Geodude. Throughout the event, the rock/electric Pokemon will appear in the wild much more frequently than usual, and you'll have an increased chance of encountering a shiny Alolan Geodude.

Event move: Rollout

If you're able to evolve Alolan Geodude into its final form, Alolan Golem, on the day of the event, it'll learn a special Fast Attack: Rollout. You'll have until 4 p.m. local time--two hours after May's Community Day officially ends--to evolve your Pokemon and learn the special attack.

Other event bonuses

In addition to increased Geodude spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during May's Community Day. 

First, you'll have double the chance of getting a Geodude Candy XL when catching Alolan Geodude. You'll also earn triple Stardust and double candy for catching any Pokemon during the event, and any lure modules or incense you use will last for three hours rather than their usual duration.

On top of that, Pokemon Go will be offering 30 free Ultra Balls in its shop, along with a special item bundle. The latter costs 975 PokeCoins to purchase and includes the following items:

  • 1 Super Incubator
  • 1 Lucky Egg
  • 1 Elite Fast TM
  • 1 Star Piece

In addition to today's Community Day, the island guardian Tapu Fini is appearing in five-star raids through the end of the month, and there will be an "Alola to Alola" finale event from May 25-31. You can see everything else happening in Pokemon Go right now in our May events roundup.