Pokémon GO January 2023 Community Day Revealed

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Niantic has revealed the next Pokémon GO Community Day Classic will occur on Saturday, Jan. 21, and will feature Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon, as its featured Pokémon.

Pokémon GO's monthly Community Days put the spotlight on one featured Pokémon, with the Classic Community Day variation highlighting a Pokémon that players may have missed throughout the year.

Pokémon GO January 2023 Community Day Explained

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Community Day, players will be able to encounter Larvitar at an increased rate, get tripled Catch XP, and have three-hour incenses and lures activated, as well as complete other challenges related to the featured Pokémon.

The timed Field Research task for players during this time involves catching multiple Larvitar for these bonuses:

  • Five Great Balls
  • Two Ultra Balls
  • Two Pinap Berries
  • 500 Stardust

The event-exclusive optional Research Story ticket will cost $1, or the equivalent in local currency, and will give players access to the Special Research task.

To accompany the Community Day, players will be able to get a Tyranitar, Larvitar's final evolution, that knows the Fast Attack Smack Down if they evolve their Larvitar during the hours of 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

While shiny Larvitar have been available in Pokémon GO already, players will have a heightened possibility of finding the shiny variation of during the event time.

Players taking a picture in the app up to five times might be surprised to see they've been photobombed by a Larvitar!