Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day: Exclusive move, Shiny & bonuses (May 2023) – Dexerto

Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day: Exclusive move, Shiny & bonuses (May 2023) – Dexerto

The headliner for Pokemon Go’s May 2023 Community Day is Fennekin! Here’s everything you need to know including event times, exclusive moves, Shiny availability, and a list of previous Community Day stars.

The Community Day is a monthly event in Pokemon Go that puts the focus on a specific Pokemon, with boosted wild spawns, increased Shiny chances, exclusive moves when evolved, and bonuses like extended Incense duration.

Community Days now last for three hours and they always take place on the weekend, so most players can get involved. They’re some of the most popular events in the Pokemon Go Calendar alongside Spotlight Hours.

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Below, you’ll find plenty of information to help you make the most of the May 2023 Community Day event, which stars Fennekin.


  • May Community Day date & time
  • May Community Day headliner
  • Shiny Fennekin details
  • Fennekin Community Day exclusive move
  • Fennekin Community Day bonuses
  • Braixen appears in 4-Star Raids
  • How to prepare for Community Days
  • List of all previous Community Day headliners

A logo for the Pokemon Go Community DayA logo for the Pokemon Go Community DayNiantic

Community Days are some of the most popular events in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go May Community Day date & time

The next Pokemon Go Community Day event will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2023, and will run from 2PM to 5PM in each trainer’s local time.

Pokemon Go May Community Day headliner

The headliner for the May 2023 Community Day is Fennekin.

Boosted Shiny odds for Fennekin

During the May Community Day, you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Fennekin either in the wild or as a reward for Research tasks.

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Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day exclusive move

Players who evolve a Briaxen during event hours (or up to five hours after) will get a Delphox that knows the Fire-Type Charged Attack Blast Burn.

Starting at the beginning of the event, Delphox will also be able to learn Fire Type Charged Attack Mystical Fire.

Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during May Community Day event hours:

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

Fennekin appears in 4-Star Raids after Community Day ends

Although the May Community Day ends at 5 PM, trainers will be able to enjoy special 4-Star Raid Battles with Braixen until 10 PM.

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If you win one of these Raid Battles, additional Fennekin will appear around the Gym that hosted the Raid for the next 30 minutes.

Be aware that these bonus 4-Star Raid Battles cannot be accessed with Remote Raid Passes, so you’ll need to attend them in person.

Screenshot of Pokeballs in Pokemon GoScreenshot of Pokeballs in Pokemon GoNiantic / The Pokemon Company

Pokemon Go players will need a lot of Pokeballs to catch plenty of Fennekin.

How to prepare for Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day

If you’re going to take part in a Community Day, there are a few things you can do to prepare and get the most out of the event:

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  • Purchase an Incense to use on the day as they will last longer than usual.
  • Save any Lure Modules you have as they will last for three hours during the event.
  • Stock up on lots of Ultra Balls so you can catch plenty of the headline Pokemon.
  • Transfer any unwanted Pokemon in advance so you’ll have space for all the catching you’ll do.
  • Check the bonuses that run during the event so you can take advantage of them.

There will also be a ticket for the May Community Day Special Research story, Fur and Flames, available to purchase from the in-game shop closer to the event date.

Pokemon Go Fennekin Community Day Timed Research

Timed Research will be available from 2 PM until 5 PM during the Fennekin Community Day.

There will also be a set of event-exclusive Field Research tasks with rewards including Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more.

List of all previous Pokemon Go Community Day headliners

Here are all of the past Pokemon Go Community Day headliners, as well as the exclusive moves they could learn when evolved:

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Month Headliner Exclusive Move
January 2018 Pikachu Surf
February 2018 Dratini Draco Meteor
March 2018 Bulbasaur Frenzy Plant
May 2018 Mareep Dragon Pulse
May 2018 Charmander Blast Burn
June 2018 Larvitar Smack Down
July 2018 Squirtle Hydro Cannon
August 2018 Eevee Last Resort
September 2018 Chikorita Frenzy Plant
October 2018 Beldum Meteor Mash
November 2018 Cyndaquil Blast Burn
January 2019 Totodile Hydro Cannon
February 2019 Swinub Ancient Power
March 2019 Treeko Frenzy Plant
May 2019 Bagon Outrage
May 2019 Torchic Blast Burn
June 2019 Slakoth Body Slam
July 2019 Mudkip Hydro Cannon
August 2019 Ralts Synchronise
September 2019 Turtwig Frenzy Plant
October 2019 Trapinch Earth Power
November 2019 Chimchar Blast Burn
January 2020 Piplup Hydro Cannon
February 2020 Rhyhorn Rock Wrecker
March 2020 Abra Counter
May 2020 Seedot Bullet Seed
May 2020 Weedle Drill Run
June 2020 Gastly Shadow Punch
July 2020 Magikarp Aqua Tail
August 2020 Porygon Tri Attack
September 2020 Charmander Dragon Breath
October 2020 Electabuzz Flamethrower
November 2020 Magmar Thunderbolt
January 2021 Machop Payback
February 2021 Roselia Bullet Seed
Weather Ball
March 2021 Fletchling Incinerate
May 2021 Snivy Frenzy Plant
May 2021 Swablu Moonblast
June 2021 Gible Earth Power
July 2021 Tepig Blast Burn
August 2021 Eevee Last Resort (Eevee)
Scald (Vaporeon)
Zap Cannon (Jolteon)
Superpower (Flareon)
Shadow Ball (Espeon)
Psychic (Umbreon)
Bullet Seed (Leafeon)
Water Pulse (Glaceon)
Psyshock (Sylveon)
September 2021 Oshawott Hydro Cannon
Razor Shell
October 2021 Duskull Shadow Ball
November 2021 Shinx Psychic Fangs
January 2022 Spheal Powder Snow
Icicle Spear
February 2022 Hoppip Acrobatics
March 2022 Sandshrew & Alolan Sandshrew Night Slash (Sandslash)
Shadow Claw (Alolan Sandslash)
May 2022 Stufful Drain Punch
May 2022 Alolan Geodude Rollout
June 2022 Deino Brutal Swing
July 2022 Starly Gust
August 2022 Galarian Zigzagoon Obstruct
September 2022 Roggenrola Meteor Beam
October 2022 Litwick Poltergeist
November 2022 Teddiursa High Horsepower
January 2023 Chespin Frenzy Plant
February 2023 Noibat Boomburst
March 2023 Slowpoke & Galarian Slowpoke Surf
April 2023 Togetic Aura Sphere

You may notice that every December headliner is missing from this list. That’s because, in December, Niantic traditionally features every Pokemon from the past year as headliners at the same time.

Alongside all of these Community Days, there have been a few Community Day Classics that bring back old headliners. The next one is scheduled for May 29, although the star hasn’t been announced yet.

That’s everything you need to know about this month’s Community Day event! Check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:

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