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Community Events is where players can get a chance to enjoy an increased drop of a future Pokemon, along with its shiny version. It usually lasts for six hours, giving most players enough time to participate. Niantic confirmed that March features Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew. Previously only available through eggs, Alolan Sandshrew makes his debut with many Gen 7 featured Pokemon.

The date set by Niantic for the March Community day is March 13, 2022, Sunday. It will run from 11 am to 5 pm local time.


There is a good chance for players to encounter the shiny version of Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew. Those who evolve a Sandshrew during the event will also grant it an exclusive move, Night Slash. Evolving Alolan Sandshrew gives it Shadow Claw. You can get these moves as long as you do it within the event hours (or two hours after it).

Some other bonuses will take effect once Community Day is officially underway. They are:

  • The community day exclusive Pokemon appearing in snapshots
  • Lure Modules will last for three hours
  • Incense will last for three hours
  • Eggs will have a ¼ hatch distance when placed in an incubator during the event.
  • Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew stickers will be obtainable through gifts and Pokestops
Image Courtesy of Niantic

Shop Exclusives

There will be a free bundle that will give the players 30 Ultra Balls. Those that want to spend a bit of money can buy the Community Day Box costing 1280 Pokecoins. Aside from 30 Ultra Balls, it also contains the following:

  • Five Lucky Eggs
  • Three Super Incubators
  • 1 Elite Charged TM
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