Pokemon Go‘s September Community Day is here. The event takes place today, Sept. 19, and offers players the chance to catch a rare Pokemon, learn an event-exclusive move and take advantage of other special in-game bonuses, including triple catch XP and increased incense duration. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know about Pokemon Go’s September 2021 Community Day event.
When is Pokemon Go’s September Community Day?
Pokemon Go’s September Community Day takes place on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your local time zone.
September featured Pokemon: Oshawott
The star of September’s Community Day is Oshawott, the water-type starter from Pokemon Black/White and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. As the featured Pokemon, wild Oshawott will spawn more frequently than normal throughout the event, and you’ll have a much better chance of encountering a rare Shiny Oshawott.
September Community Day move: Hydro Cannon
If you evolve Oshawott’s evolved form, Dewott, into Samurott during September’s Community Day, the Pokemon will know the move Hydro Cannon, a powerful water-type Charged Attack that it normally can’t learn in Pokemon Go. You’ll have until 7 p.m. local time, two hours after September’s Community Day ends, to evolve Dewott into a Samurott that knows Hydro Cannon.
That isn’t the only special move Samurott will be able to learn during the event. Starting on September’s Community Day, you’ll be able to teach Samurott the Charged Attack Razor Shell. Unlike Hydro Cannon, Samurott will be able to learn Razor Shell even after September’s Community Day ends.
September Community Day bonuses
In addition to increased Oshawott spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during September’s Community Day. Any incense or lure modules you use during the event will remain active for three hours rather than their normal duration. You’ll also earn three times the usual amount of XP for catching Pokemon.
September Community Day bundle and Special Research
Niantic is selling a new item bundle in Pokemon Go’s in-game shop during September’s Community Day. The bundle costs 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following items:
- 50 Ultra Balls
- Five Lucky Eggs
- Five Rainy Lure Modules
- One Elite Fast TM
On top of that, Niantic is offering an event-exclusive Special Research task line called From Scalchops to Seamitars during September’s Community Day. Completing the tasks will net you additional rewards, including a Rainy Lure Module and more chances to catch Oshawott. To access the Special Research, you’ll need to purchase an in-game ticket from Pokemon Go’s item shop for a dollar.