Pokemon Go Roselia February Community Day: Shiny Roselia, Event Moves, Start Time, And More

This month's Community Day takes place today, February 7; here's everything you need to know about the event.

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Pokemon Go's February Community Day has arrived. The event takes place around the world today, February 7, and it features the Thorn Pokemon Roselia. To get you up to speed on the event, we've rounded up everything you need to know about February 2021's Community Day below, from its start time and special Community Day moves to all the other bonuses that will be available.

February 2021 Featured Pokemon: Roselia

The featured Pokemon for February's Community Day is Roselia, a Grass/Poison Pokemon first introduced in Ruby and Sapphire. Roselia will be appearing in the wild much more frequently than usual throughout the event, while its pre-evolved form, Budew, will be hatching from 2 km eggs.

Roselia
Roselia

You'll also have an increased chance of encountering a Shiny Roselia during February's Community Day. This variant will still be rare, but you should be able to catch one with a little patience and persistence. You'll increase your chances of finding a Shiny Roselia by using an Incense during the event.

February's Community Day Moves: Bullet Seed And Weather Ball

If you're able to evolve Roselia into Roserade up to two hours after February's Community Day ends, it'll learn not one, but two special event moves: the Fast Attack Bullet Seed and the Charged Attack Weather Ball. The latter move's typing typically varies, but Roserade's Weather Ball will deal Fire-type damage, making it effective against other Grass Pokemon.

February's Community Day Hours

February's Community Day will run for six hours. The event begins at 11 AM local time and ends at 5 PM local time. That means you'll have until 7 PM local time to evolve Roselia into a Roserade that knows Bullet Seed and Weather Ball.

Community Day Special Research

As part of February's Community Day, Niantic is offering an event-exclusive Special Research story called Stop and Smell the Roselia. To access this story, you'll need to purchase a virtual ticket for $1. However, if you purchase a ticket for the Kanto Tour event by February 3, you'll also receive a February Special Research ticket as a free bonus.

In addition to the paid Research Story, event-exclusive Timed Research tasks will also be available during February's Community Day. Completing these tasks will net you various rewards, including Sinnoh Stones, which are required to evolve Roselia into Roserade.

Other Community Day Bonuses

In addition to increased Roselia spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during February's Community Day. First, eggs that are placed in an Incubator during the event will hatch at a quarter of their usual distance. Second, any Incense that you use during the event will remain active for three hours rather than the usual 60 minutes.

Additionally, Niantic will be selling a special Roselia Community Day bundle in Pokemon Go's in-game shop. The bundle will cost 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following items:

  • 1 Elite Fast TM
  • 4 Incense
  • 4 Super Incubators
  • 30 Ultra Balls

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