Pokemon Go May 2024 Community Day: Shiny Bounsweet, Bonuses, And More

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Pokemon Go‘s next Community Day event is just around the corner. This month’s festivities will revolve around the grass-type Pokemon Bounsweet, which will appear in the wild much more frequently than usual throughout the event. On top of that, a few other in-game bonuses will also be available, including extra Candy for catching Pokemon.

To help you prepare for the event, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Pokemon Go’s May 2024 Community Day below.

May 2024 Community Day Start Time

Pokemon Go’s May Community Day takes place Sunday, May 19. The event proper runs from 2 to 5 PM local time, with additional four-star raids occurring afterward from 5 to 10 PM local time.

May’s Featured Pokemon: Bounsweet

The star of this month’s Community Day is Bounsweet, an adorable grass-type Pokemon originally introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon. During the event hours, Bounsweet will spawn in the wild more frequently, giving you more opportunities to catch them and earn Bounsweet Candy.

On top of that, you’ll have a higher chance of encountering a Shiny Bounsweet during the event. This special variant has a purple stem and yellow bottom. You’ll increase your chances of finding a Shiny Bounsweet by using Incense and placing Lure Modules in PokeStops.

May’s Featured Attack: High Jump Kick

Bounsweet’s final form, Tsareena, will be able to learn a special attack during May’s Community Day. Each Steenee you evolve between 2 and 10 PM local time on the day of the event will learn High Jump Kick when they turn into Tsareena.

High Jump Kick is a high-risk, high-reward fighting-type charged attack. In PvP battles, it boasts 110 power, but has a chance of greatly lowering your own defense stat. The move has 90 power in Gym and Raid Battles.

Bonuses

In addition to increased Bounsweet spawns, numerous other in-game bonuses will be active throughout May’s Community Day. You’ll earn double the usual amount of Candy each time you catch a Pokemon during the event, and players who are level 31 or higher will be twice as likely to receive Candy XL.

Additionally, any Pokemon eggs placed inside an incubator during the event will hatch at a quarter of the walking distance they typically require. Lure Modules and Incense will also last for three hours, while trades will cost half as much Stardust as usual.

Extra Raids

As mentioned, Pokemon Go will continue hosting special bonus raids immediately following May’s Community Day. From 5 to 10 PM local time, Bounsweet’s evolved form Steenee will appear in Gyms as a four-star raid boss. You can only participate in these Raids in-person using regular or Premium Raid Passes. You can read more about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic recently rolled out a big update for the mobile game, overhauling the visuals and expanding avatar customization. Later this month, Pokemon Go will also be hosting a Catching Wonders event, which includes a free Masterwork Research that will reward you with a Master Ball and other prizes upon completion.