Litwick Community Day

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Article by Brian Tein

The days are shorter, the air has a chill, and the green is slowly leaving the trees. Do you know what that means? It means that you probably live in the northern hemisphere, but it also means that Fall is here. And what's the crown-jewel of Fall? Halloween! And today, we have our first taste of the haunting to come, as Litwick, a Ghost Type Pokemon from Unova/Generation 5, is finally lighting the way to its very own Community Day.  This could be a fun one!

October 15, 2022
Event Start Event End
2:00 p.m. local time 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Litwick will spawn en-masse and with an enhanced Shiny rate
  • Any Lampent evolved into Chandelure during event hours and up to five hours after will learn the new Ghost Type Charged Move, Poltergeist.
    • At 140 base power for Trainer Battles and Raids alike, this will likely be a high energy cost move. Expect more information as we learn more about what it can do!
  • 3x XP, 2x Candy,  and 2x Chance for XL Candy for all Catches during event hours
  • Lures and Incense will last for 3 hours
  • +1 Special Trade, and trades will cost 50% less Stardust to make during event hours
  • Snapshots will result in Litwick photobombs
  • A special $1 Paid Research line titled "Trick of the Light" will be available in the shop
  • Special in-person Four Star raids will be available from 5:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m. local time. Completing one of these raids will cause Litwick to spawn at a greater number around the gym that held the raid for 30 minutes. Spawns resulting from this bonus will have an increased Shiny rate.

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October 2022 Community Day: Litwick

October 2022 Community Day: Litwick

October 2022 Community Day: Litwick

Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time


We’re excited to announce that Litwick, the Candle Pokémon, will be featured during October Community Day!

Featured Pokémon

Litwick will appear more frequently in the wild.



If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attack


Evolve Lampent (Litwick’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Chandelure that knows the Charged Attack Poltergeist.



  • Trainer Battles: 140 power

  • Gyms and raids: 140 power

CD Special Research Ticket IconCommunity Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Trick of the Light

Community Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Trick of the Light

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Litwick Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Trick of the Light.
  • 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

Egg Hatch Bonus

3× XP for catching Pokémon.

Candy Bonus - White

2× Candy for catching Pokémon.

Candy Bonus - White

2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon.

Lure Module Icon - White

Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.

Lure Module Bonus Icon - Black

Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.

Photobomb Bonus Icon - Black

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 made will require 50% less Stardust.*

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

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 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 four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Litwick to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

4_star_raid_eggFour-star Raid Battles

Lampent 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 raids.

Galarian Linoone


Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Lampent, Litwick will begin to appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*

*Litwick that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during October’ Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Looking for other Trainers to play with?

If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or join Raid Battlesraid 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.


You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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