September 2023 Community Day: Grubbin
September 2023 Community Day: Grubbin
Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
We’re excited to announce that Grubbin, the Larva Pokémon, will be featured during September Community Day!
Grubbin will appear more frequently in the wild.
- Trainer Battles: 12 power
- Gyms and raids: 14 power
Community Day Special Research story – Plugging Along
- For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Grubbin Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Plugging Along.
- Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
- Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.
Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.
Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day
Saturday, September 23, 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 Grubbin to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!
Four-star Raid Battles
Charjabug 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 Raid Battles.
Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles
Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Charjabug, additional Grubbin will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Grubbin!*
*Grubbin that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during September Community Day’s three-hour event period.
Timed Research awarding one Magnetic Lure will be available between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time.
September Community Day–themed Field Research will be available! Catch Grubbin to earn rewards such as additional encounters with Grubbin, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and more!
Web store–exclusive Community Day deals
Trainers can purchase the Ultra Community Day Box at an exclusive discount from the Pokémon GO Web Store!
Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during Grubbin Community Day!
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
Looking for other Trainers to join?
If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or join Raid Battles with on Community Day, check out our Community Day map!
By searching for Community Parks, you can find areas in your city that are historically popular places for Community Day—these parks may be a fun place to play with your local community while enjoying some fresh air.* We hope this map will be helpful for those looking to meet other Trainers!
*Popular locations are provided for informational purposes only. Niantic is not hosting or operating official or unofficial events at these locations. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Niantic games.
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—The Pokémon GO team