Pokemon Go players have had a variety of activities to enjoy in the game this month, from the ongoing Mega Evolution-themed Mega September event to the return of Articuno, and now September’s Community Day has arrived. This month’s event takes place today, Sunday, September 20, and to help you prepare for it, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about September’s Community Day–from its start time to the special event-exclusive move you can learn this month and more–below.

September’s Featured Pokemon: Porygon


The Virtual Pokemon Porygon is the featured Pokemon for September’s Community Day. Throughout the event, Porygon will spawn in the wild much more frequently than normal, making this a good opportunity to stock up on Porygon Candy. On top of that, you’ll be able to catch a Shiny Porygon in the game for the first time during the event.

September’s Community Day Move: Tri Attack

If you can evolve Porygon2 (Porygon’s evolved form) into Porygon-Z up to two hours after September’s Community Day ends, it’ll learn the event-exclusive move Tri Attack. This marks the first time this attack will be available in Pokemon Go, and it’s a useful one; in addition to dealing damage, Tri Attack has a chance of lowering the opposing Pokemon’s Attack and Defense stats.

September Community Day Hours

Like the past few Community Days, this month’s event will run for six hours instead of the traditional three, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. That gives you until 7 PM local time to evolve Porygon2 into Porygon-Z and learn Tri Attack.

Community Day Special Research

Niantic is offering an event-exclusive Special Research story called “Decoding Porygon” during September’s Community Day. Tickets to access the Research story will go on sale soon in Pokemon Go’s in-game shop for $1 USD.

Other Bonuses

In addition to increased Porygon spawns, a few other bonuses will be available during September’s Community Day. First, any Incense that you use will remain active for three hours instead of the usual 30 minutes. You’ll also receive triple the normal amount of XP for catching Pokemon during the event. Finally, Niantic will be selling a Community Day bundle that costs 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following items:

  • 1 Elite Fast TM
  • 3 Incense
  • 6 Lucky Eggs
  • 30 Ultra Balls

How To Evolve Porygon

In addition to Porygon Candy, both Porygon and Porygon2 require certain items to evolve. You’ll need to have an Upgrade to evolve Porygon into Porygon2, while Porygon2 requires a Sinnoh Stone to evolve into Porygon-Z. These are typically scarce, but you’ll have multiple chances to obtain them ahead of September’s Community Day.

During Week 2 of the Mega September event, you’ll be able to earn an Upgrade and a Sinnoh Stone by completing that week’s Timed Research. You’ll also be able to get up to three Upgrades and Sinnoh Stones by completing Timed Research during the Community Day, with additional ones available through the Decoding Porygon Research story.

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