It looks like Pokemon GO players will soon be able to experience a blast from the past!
Niantic and The Pokemon Company have announced a “Community Day Classic” event for the mobile game that will take place on 22 January 2022 (2pm to 5pm local time). Making its return will be the featured Pokemon Bulbasaur from the Kanto region – and if players evolve Ivysaur (the evolved form of Bulbasaur) into Venusaur during the event or up to two hours afterwards, it will learn the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
Bonus buffs during the event will include 3 times Catch XP, 3-hour incense, 3-hour lure modules. Additionally, a Special Research story titled “Bulbasaur Community Day Classic” will also be available for $1 USD.
Here are more details from Niantic below:
Community Day Classic: Back to Bulbasaur
Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
Return to the roots of Community Day during the Season of Heritage! As a special treat, we’ll be holding Community Day Classic and bringing back a favorite: Bulbasaur!
Bulbasaur will be appearing more frequently in the wild!
- If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Evolve Ivysaur (Bulbasaur’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Venusaur that knows the Charged Attack Frenzy Plant.
- Trainer Battles: 100 Power
- Gyms and raids: 100 Power
Community Day Special Research Story: Bulbasaur Community Day Classic
- For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Bulbasaur Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story: Bulbasaur Community Day Classic.
- Stay tuned for when tickets for the Bulbasaur Community Day Classic Special Research story go live!
- 3× Catch XP
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, five Lucky Eggs, five Star Pieces, and an Elite Charged TM.
- 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during the event!