Pokemon GO: How To Prepare For Larvitar Community Day


It's almost time for what many Pokemon GO players are calling the most important Community Day event yet. This weekend Pokemon GO players will have three hours to catch as many Larvitar as possible and expand their collection of the most meta-relevant pokemon out there: Tyranitar.

The basic idea of Community Day is pretty simple: Go out and catch a ton of pokemon for three hours. For players who need a little more direction than that, we've put together a comprehensive guide full of all the intel you need for the big day.

Featured Pokemon

Larvitar - Gen 1 Ground/Rock-type


Saturday, June 16th

Start and End Times

Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: 10am to 1pm UK or BST, 11am to 2pm CETNorth America, South America and Greenland: 11am to 2pm PST, 2pm to 5pm ESTAsia Pacific: 12pm to 3pm JST

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Special Move

Tyranitar’s Exclusive Move is the Fast Move Smack Down. Make sure to evolve during the active time window if you want to secure it.


Players will receive 3x Bonus Catch XP during the event.

Limited Time Field Research

Recent updates to the game’s code suggest that this Community Day, like last month’s, will temporarily offer special Field Research tasks that put an emphasis on the featured pokemon. Be sure to claim your rewards and clear out a space for these quests if you want to see them.

Shiny Variant

Niantic usually doesn’t confirm the shiny chance until after the event has started, but keep an eye out for a shiny while hunting. They’ve been a part of every other Community Day event, so we fully expect to see them on Saturday.

That’s everything we know at this point! Check back for updates closer to the event. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.

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