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Pokemon Go November 2018 Community Day Is Today: Start Time, Bonuses, And More

Catch Cyndaquil and stock up on Stardust during this month's event.

Like clockwork, the next Pokemon Go Community Day is almost here. The monthly event returns once again this Saturday, November 10, giving players around the world a limited time to catch rare Pokemon, earn generous bonuses, and even snag a monster with a special move it normally wouldn't be able to learn.

Each Community Day typically only runs for three hours, but the particulars of these events vary month by month. To help you prepare, we've rounded up the most important details about November 2018's Community Day below, including the time it takes place in each region, what bonuses are available, and which Pokemon you'll be able to catch this time around.

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What Is The Featured Pokemon?

Niantic designates a featured Pokemon for each Community Day, which spawns much more frequently in the wild than normal for the duration of the event. This time, that Pokemon will be Cyndaquil, one of the three starters introduced in the series' Gen 2 games, Pokemon Gold and Silver. That means you'll have a much easier time of finding and catching Cyndaquil during the Community Day, and if you're lucky, you'll even be able to come across a Shiny Cyndaquil or two before the event ends.

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You'll want to capture as many Cyndaquil as you can during this month's Community Day so you can stock up on Cyndaquil Candy, which you'll need in order to evolve it into Quilava and Typhlosion. If you manage to do that up to an hour after the event ends, your Typhlosion will know Blast Burn, a powerful Fire-type attack it can't typically learn in Pokemon Go. This applies to any Quilava that you evolve during the Community Day, even those you've obtained before the event began.

What Time Does It Start?

Barring a small handful of exceptions, each Community Day only takes place for three hours. Unlike other real-world events such as Pokemon Go Fest, it also isn't held at a particular location, meaning you can take part in the Community Day from anywhere so long as you play during the designated times.

The Community Day will be held around the world, although its exact schedule will vary by region. These hours are typically consistent each month, however, so if you've participated in previous Community Days, you'll already know when it'll be available. If you're participating in the event for the first time or simply need a refresher on its schedule, you can find the hours for each region below.

North America

  • 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

What Other Bonuses Are There?

In addition to increased spawns of a particular Pokemon, Niantic typically offers two bonuses for players during each Community Day. This time around, you'll receive twice the normal amount of Stardust for capturing Pokemon and hatching Eggs. That applies to any Pokemon you catch during the event, not just Cyndaquil. What's more, these bonuses stack on top of the ones available through the ongoing Stardust Blast event, which means you'll be able to earn quadruple the amount of Stardust you typically would.

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Kevin Knezevic

Kevin Knezevic is an associate news editor who has been writing for GameSpot since 2017. Star Fox Adventures is good and he will die on that hill.

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