Pokemon Go's January 2020 Community Day Featured Pokemon Revealed

Piplup will be the star of this month's Community Day.


Pokemon Go's first Community Day of 2020 is set for Sunday, January 19, and now we know what Pokemon you'll be able to catch during the event. Niantic has announced that Piplup, the Water-type penguin from Diamond and Pearl, will be the featured Pokemon for January's Community Day.

Throughout the event, Piplup will appear in the wild much more often than normal, making this a good opportunity to stock up on Piplup Candy. You'll also have your first chance to catch a Shiny Piplup in Pokemon Go, and the Pokemon will learn a special event-exclusive move if you can evolve it into its final form, Empoleon, up to two hours after the Community Day ends. This month's event move has not yet been revealed, but previous starter Pokemon were able to learn Hydro Cannon during their respective Community Days.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: 20-Minute Pokemon Nintendo Direct Airs Soon - GS News Update

On top of increased Piplup spawns, a few other bonuses will be available during January's Community Day. As usual, any Lure Modules you use during the event will remain active for three hours, rather than the usual 30 minutes. Pokemon eggs will also hatch at a quarter of the distance they normally take. You can read more details about January's Community Day on the official Pokemon website.

Like previous Community Days, January's event will run for three hours, but it will take place at different times depending on which hemisphere you live in. For players in the Northern Hemisphere, the event will run from 11 AM-2 PM local time; in the Southern Hemisphere, the Community Day takes place from 3-6 PM local time.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go's Hatchathon event is still underway until January 16. The Legendary Pokemon Heatran has also returned to Raids for a limited time, and there's a new batch of Field Research quests. You can catch up on more Pokemon Go news below.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story