Pokemon Go: May 2018 Community Day Takes Place Today, Here Are The Details

The next Community Day is right around the corner.


May's Pokemon Go Community Day is here. This month's event takes place around the world today, May 19, and those who participate will have a chance to get a special Charizard that knows a rare Fire-type attack.

As usual, the Community Day isn't centralized at a particular location, but rather during a specific window of time, meaning players can head anywhere to take part in the event. The Community Day runs for only three hours and begins at different times depending on which region you live in. You can find the scheduled hours for each region below:

North America

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

Europe and Africa

  • 10 AM - 1 PM BST


  • 12 PM - 3 PM JST

During this month's Community Day, players will earn triple the usual amount of Stardust for capturing Pokemon. Any Lure Modules that are activated during the event will also last for three hours, up from their usual 30-minute duration.

The featured Pokemon during this month's Community Day is Charmander. During the event hours, the popular Red and Blue starter will spawn much more frequently than usual. If previous Community Days are any indication, players may also have a chance to encounter a rare Shiny variant.

Any Charmeleon that evolves into Charizard during the event hours will learn the powerful Fire attack Blast Burn, even if the Pokemon was captured prior to the Community Day. However, Charmeleon will need to evolve before the event ends in order to learn the attack, giving you only a brief window of time to get the exclusive move.

In addition to its monthly Community Days, developer Niantic will host another series of real-world events for Pokemon Go throughout the summer. The Summer Tour 2018 kicks off next month with a Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany, and continues in July with the second annual Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago. The tour will be capped off by a special Safari Zone event in Yokosuka later this summer.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go players can still capture the latest Legendary Pokemon, Latios and Latias. The two Eon Pokemon recently traded locations, meaning Latias is now available across North America, South America, and Africa, while Latios can be found in Europe and Asia. The Legendaries will remain in their current locations until they're scheduled to leave the game on June 5.

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