Not long after January 2023 begins, Niantic will hold the first Pokemon GO Community Day of the new year. This time, it is kicking things off with a starter. Between 2pm-5pm local time on January 7, 2023, people will see Chespin more often in Pokemon GO. Also, as usual, there will be a higher than normal chance of finding one that is “shiny.”
The announcement also explained what will happen with Chespin’s evolved forms of Quilladin and Chesnaught in Pokemon GO. People will see Quilladin in four-star raids from 5pm-10pm local time on January 7, 2022. (You can’t use a Remote Raid Pass to fight in this raid.) There is a chance the Quilladin could be shiny. Once the fight is beaten, Chespin will spawn around the gym for 30 minutes. As for Chasnaught, if you evolve a Quilladin into one during that day, it will know the Frenzy Plant Charged Attack. It takes 25 candies to evolve Chespin to Quilladin, then another 100 to evolve Quilladin to its final form.
Other staples will appear during the event too. There will be a $1 Special Research story called Quality Quills. You’ll get twice as much candy as usual. Incense and Lures activated during the Community Day period will last for three hours. People will also get to make two Special Trades that day, rather than one, and all trades cost 50% less Stardust to make. You can also hatch eggs faster, as the distance will be 1/4th if one is placed during the event.
As a reminder, the December 2022 Community Day event was a mash-up. It ran over two days and featured past featured Pokemon from throughout the year.
Pokemon GO is available on Android and Apple iOS devices, and the next Community Day will be held on January 7, 2023.