Pokemon GO May 2023 Community Day brings Fennekin as the featured Pokemon along with Bonuses and more

This May, players will be getting another Community Day of 2023 in Pokemon GO where trainers will see Fennekin, the Fox Pokémon, and its appearance in the wild. The Community Day will also have many bonuses and research tasks and, many more running on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Fennekin will appear more frequently in the wild during the May Community Day 2023 running on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Pokemon GO May 2023 Community Day
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  • Evolve Braixen (Fennekin’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Delphox that knows the Charged Attack Blast Burn.
  • While Braixen evolved into Delphox during the event will know Blast Burn, starting at the beginning of the event, Delphox will be able to learn the Charged Attack Mystical Fire. Delphox will still be able to learn Mystical Fire after the conclusion of the event.

Blast Burn

  • Trainer Battles: 110 power
  • Gyms and raids: 110 power

Mystical Fire

  • Trainer Battles: 60 power, and decreases your opponent’s Attack.
  • Gyms and raids: 60 power

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Trainers will be able to engage in distinctive four-star Raid Battles following the conclusion of the three-hour Community Day event. If you succeed in one of these raids, Fennekin will increase in number for 30 minutes surrounding the gym where the raid took place!

Four-star Raid Battles

Braixen will appear in four-star raids! You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these Raid Battles.

Pokemon GO May 2023 Community Day
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Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Braixen, Fennekin will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one! Fennekin that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during May Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Field Research

May Community Day-themed Field Research will be available! Catch Fennekin to earn rewards such as additional Fennekin encounters, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more!


You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Pokemon GO May 2023 Community Day Event Bonuses

  • 3× Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Trades made during the event will require 50% less Stardust.*
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day.*

Community Day Special Research story – Fur and Flames

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Fennekin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Fur and Flames.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.

Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Join Raid Battles within Community Day to find other Trainers for trading

Check out the Community Day map if you’re seeking for other Trainers in your region to trade, battle, or participate in raid battles with! You can identify spots in your city that have historically drawn crowds for Community Day by Googling for “Community Parks”; these parks might be a nice place to play with your neighbours while taking in some fresh air.

Are you excited to be a part of the May 2023 Community Day in Pokemon GO featuring Fennekin? Let us know in the comments section below!

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