Chespin Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, January 7, at 2:00 PM Local Time
Saturday, January 7, at 5:00 PM Local Time

We’re excited to announce that Chespin, the Spiny Nut Pokémon, will be featured during January 2023 Community Day!


Increased Spawns
1/4 Egg Hatch Distance
3-hour Incense
3-hour Lures
2x Catch Candy
2x Chance to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon
One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day*
Trades made will require 50% less Stardust*

* While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.


Evolve Quilladin (Chespin’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Chesnaught that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.

Frenzy Plant (Grass-type)

  • Trainer Battles: 100 power
  • Gyms and raids: 100 power

Photobomb During the event you can snap an AR Photo and get photobombed by Chespin.

Kecleon Appearing After Community Day

It appears that Kecleon will make its debut after Chespin Community Day. Invisible Kecleon will appear rarely at PokeStops and prevent Trainers from spinning it. After the Trainer taps on the Kecleon, it will jump off the disc. The Kecleon will appear on the map and can be encountered and caught.

Additional Information:

  • The invisible Kecleon on the photodisc can be seen at a distance. It doesn’t have to be in spin range.
  • Kecleon is available at the same stops for all Trainers.
  • The PokéStops that have Kecleon are believed to change every two hours.
  • During that 2 hour window, Kecleon can reappear at the same stop when the spin cooldown is up. This is useful if you didn’t catch it during a previous interaction.
  • A PokéStop that has a Grunt can have Kecleon on it but you need to defeat the Grunt first.

Some of this information is subject to change so it may be inaccurate.


The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny


Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Saturday, January, 7, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time

After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on special four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Chespin to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

Four-star Raid Battles

Quilladin 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 raids.

  • Quilladin

Bonus for completing Four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Quilladin, Chespin will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*

* Chespin that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during October’ Community Day’s three-hour event period.


Field Research Tasks

There is expected to be event-exclusive Field Research tasks available similar to previous Community Day events.

  • Catch 3 Chespin
    shiny Chespin
    Max CP
    Min CP
    Great Ball ×5
    Ultra Ball ×2
    Pinap Berry ×2
    Stardust ×500

Quality Quills

Event-exclusive Special Research

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Chespin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Quality Quills

Quality Quills (1/4)
Make 5 Nice Throws
Poké Ball ×15
Catch 15 Chespin Chespin
Power up Pokémon 10 times
Chespin Candy ×20


Quality Quills (2/4)
Transfer 10 Pokémon
Pinap Berry ×10
Catch 15 Chespin Chespin
Evolve 3 Chespin
Chespin Candy ×30


4500 XP
Quality Quills (3/4)
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws
Great Ball ×15
Catch 15 Chespin Chespin
Evolve 1 Quilladin
Chespin Candy ×50


Quality Quills (4/4)
Claim Reward!
Ultra Ball ×15
Claim Reward! Chespin
Claim Reward!
Silver Pinap Berry ×2


5500 XP


These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Chespin
  • Quilladin
  • Chesnaught



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




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