Pokémon GO January 2021 Community Day Will Feature Machop

Pokémon GO January 2021 Community Day is your chance to get a Shiny Machop.
Pokémon GO January 2021 Community Day is your chance to get a Shiny Machop. | Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO January 2021 Community Day will feature the original Fighting-type Pokémon Machop. January's Community Day will celebrate everything Machop, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch some and even a Shiny if you're lucky.

Pokémon GO January 2021 Community Day Will Feature Machop

On Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your local time, Machop will take over Pokémon GO. You'll find tons of them in the wild, and have a chance to get a Shiny. On Community Day, the Shiny rate for the featured Pokémon is increased dramatically. Normally, you only find a Shiny once every 450 encounters. On Community Day, you can expect one every 25 encounters.

Machoke (Machamp's evolved form) that are evolved into Machamp during the event and for up to two hours will learn the exclusive move Payback. Machamp is one of the game's strongest Fighting-types, so it'll be worth your time to catch a few Machops to get a good Machamp.

There will be a special Community Day Machop Box available in the shop for 1,280 Coins, containing an Elite Charged TM, four Incense, four Star Pieces and 30 Ultra Balls.

A $1 ticketed Research story will also be available, and players who got tickets for Pokémon GO Tour Kanto by January 13 will get it for free.

For non-Machop themed bonuses, all players get tripled Catch Stardust and tripled Incense time.