Pokemon GO Machop Community Day: Everything You Need to Know

Pokemon GO will be featuring the fighting-type Machop in its January Community Day event.
Pokemon GO will be featuring the fighting-type Machop in its January Community Day event. | Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO will be featuring the fighting-type Machop in its January Community Day event.

Niantic Labs announced their intention to start off 2021 with "a Pokemon that’s sure to be a knockout" via the Pokemon GO official Twitter page on Monday, Dec, 21. Machop with be the very first Pokemon featured in the game's longstanding Community Day event this coming January. As always, trainers can expect all the usual event mechanics, including an increase in spawn frequency and a unique move.

Pokemon GO Machop Community Day

Machop is the chosen Pokemon for Pokemon GO's next Community Day on Jan. 16, 2021. Trainers will be able to enjoy a 3-hour Incense duration, triple the Stardust on capture, and the exclusive move Payback on any Machamp [PAYBACK HOOK] evolved during or immediately following the event.

Veteran trainers will remember Machop as one of the primary first-generation fighting-types. It hails from the Kanto region as part of the original 151, sporting a PokeDex number of 66. As such, it was released with the base version of Pokemon GO on July, 6 2016. Its shiny form debuted in association with the Battle Showdown event on Mar. 5, 2019 while its Shadow form, like many others, saw a release alongside the Team GO Rocket event on July 10, 2020.

It is part of a three-stage evolution family containing Machoke and the popular offensive fighting-type, Machamp. Trainers can evolve their Machop into these forms with 25 and then 100 candies, respectively.

According to its PokeDex description, Machop is best known for its unique muscular endurance—"they never get sore no matter how much they are used in exercise." It has the strength to throw at least 100 adult human beings with ease.