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First Pokemon Go 2019 Community Day Event Announced

The first Community Day of the new year takes place on January 12.


January is just around the corner, which means Pokemon Go players will soon have another Community Day to look forward. Developer Niantic has announced the first details on the game's next event, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 12, and will feature the last Gen 2 starter Pokemon: Totodile.

Throughout the event, Totodile will spawn much more frequently in the wild than it normally does. Based on previous Community Days, players will also presumably have a chance of finding a Shiny Totodile during the event, although Niantic has yet to confirm this.

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Moreover, if players manage to evolve Totodile into its final form, Feraligatr, up to an hour after the Community Day ends, the Pokemon will know a special event-exclusive move that it wouldn't typically be able to learn. Niantic has yet to reveal what this move is, but it will be announced closer to the Community Day.

In addition to increased Totodile spawns, Niantic will offer a couple of bonuses during January's Community Day. First, Incubators will be four times as effective as normal, allowing you to hatch Eggs at a quarter of the distance they would typically require. On top of that, Lure modules will remain active for three hours, rather than their standard 30-minute duration.

As usual, January's Community Day will only run for three hours, and it kicks off at different times depending on what part of the world you live in. You can find the full event schedule for each region below.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go's third annual holiday event is now underway, bringing a handful of new Gen 4 Pokemon like Bronzor, Snover, and Skorupi to the game. Niantic is also offering different bonuses during the event every few days until it ends on January 2. On top of that, a new Gen 4 Legendary Pokemon, Heatran, has begun appearing in Raid Battles around the world.

Pokemon Go January 2019 Community Day Hours

The Americas and Greenland

  • 11 AM - 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM - 5 PM ET

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • 10 AM - 1 PM UTC


  • 12 PM - 3 PM JST

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