Pokémon GO September 2023 Community Day Welcomes Grubbin

Come get your grubby hands all over this Pokémon

04 September 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Niantic is excited to announce that Grubbin, the Larva Pokémon, will be featured during Pokémon GO’s September Community Day! September 2023 Community Day: Grubbin takes place on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. You can see the full rundown of what this next Community Day has to offer below.

Featured Pokémon

  • Grubbin will appear more frequently in the wild.

Featured attack

  • Vikavolt

Evolve Charjabug (Grubbin’s Evolution) while near a Magnetic Lure during the event or up to 5 hours afterward to get a Vikavolt that knows the Fast Attack Volt Switch. Grubbin that evolve into Charjabug during that period will also know Volt Switch!

Volt Switch

  • 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.

*Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.

Event Bonuses

  • 3× XP for catching Pokémon.
    • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two for the day.*

Trades will require 50% less Stardust.*

*While most bonuses are only active during the three-hour event period, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

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

Timed Research awarding one Magnetic Lure will be available between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time.

Field Research

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!

PokéStop Showcases

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.

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