Pokemon Go Chespin Community Day: Exclusive move, times & bonuses (January 2023)

Published: 2023-01-04T15:07:00

Updated: 2023-01-04T15:07:59

Pokemon Go’s January 2023 Community Day event features Chespin! Here’s everything you need to know including exclusive moves, bonuses, event times, and a list of previous Community Day stars.

The Community Day is a monthly event in Pokemon Go that puts the focus on a specific Pokemon, with boosted wild spawns, increased Shiny chances, exclusive moves when evolved, and bonuses like extended Incense duration.

Community Days now last for three hours and they always take place on the weekend, so most players can get involved. They’re some of the most popular events in the Pokemon Go Calendar alongside Spotlight Hours.

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Below, you’ll find plenty of information to help you make the most of the January 2023 Community Day event, which stars Chespin and its evolution tree: Quilladin and Chesnaught.


A logo for the Pokemon Go Community DayNiantic

Community Days are some of the most popular events in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go January Community Day date & time

Niantic has confirmed that the next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2023, between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm in each trainer’s local time.

Pokemon Go January Community Day headliner

The headliner for the January 2023 Community Day is Chespin, also known as the Spiny Nut Pokemon.

Not only is Chespin’s final evolution Chesnaught a solid choice for the Great League, but if you’re lucky, you might also encounter a Shiny one!

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Pokemon Go Chespin Community Day exclusive move

Players who evolve a Quilladin during event hours (or up to five hours after) will get a Chesnaught that knows the Grass-type Charged Attack: Frenzy Plant.

This move has been a huge asset for other Grass-types like Venusaur and Meganium, so it will be interesting to see how this affects Chesnaught’s performance!

Pokemon Go Chespin Community Day bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during October Community Day event hours:

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when eggs are placed in an incubator during the event
  • 2x Candy when catching Pokemon.
  • 2x Chance to receive XL Candy for trainers level 31 and up.
  • Lure Modules and Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Trades made during and five hours after the event will require 50% less stardust.
  • One additional special trade can be made during the event.

Event-themed Stickers featuring Chespin can also be obtained by spinning PokeStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Quilladin appears in 4-Star Raids after Community Day ends

While the Chespin Community Day ends at 5PM, trainers will be able to enjoy 4-Star Raid Battles with Quilladin until 10PM. Once defeated, wild Chespin will spawn near the Gym for the next 30 minutes.

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Be aware that these bonus 4-Star Raid Battles cannot be accessed with Remote Raid Passes.

Screenshot of Pokeballs in Pokemon GoNiantic / The Pokemon Company

Go players will need a lot of Pokeballs to catch plenty of Chespin.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Chespin Community Day

If you’re going to take part in a Community Day, there are a few things you can do to prepare and get the most out of the event:

  • Purchase an Incense to use on the day as they will last longer than usual.
  • Save any Lure Modules you have as they will last for three hours during the event.
  • Stock up on lots of Ultra Balls so you can catch plenty of the headline Pokemon.
  • Transfer any unwanted Pokemon so you’ll have space for all the catching you’ll do.
  • Check the bonuses that run during the event so you can take advantage of them.

There will also be a ticket for the January Community Day Special Research story, Quality Quills, available to purchase from the in-game Shop closer to the event date.

List of all previous Pokemon Go Community Day headliners

Here are all of the past Pokemon Go Community Day headliners, as well as the exclusive moves they could learn when evolved:

You may notice that every December headliner is missing from this list. That’s because, in December, Niantic traditionally features every Pokemon from the past year as headliners at the same time.

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Alongside all of these Community Days, there have been a few Community Day Classics that bring back old headliners. The next one is scheduled for January 21, although the star hasn’t been announced yet.

That’s everything you need to know about this month’s Community Day event! Check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go type chart | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | Giovanni counters guide | Sierra counters guide | How to catch Ditto | Field research rewards and tasks | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | Pokemon Go current Raid Bosses

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