While many of us are stuck inside, that hasn’t stopped Pokémon Go‘s May Community Day from taking place, and it is just around the corner.

The event will take place this Sunday, May 24th. However, just like last month, developer Niantic will be tweaking the event to make it easier to participate in from home amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’ve rounded up everything you may need to know about May 2020’s Pokémon Go Community Day below.

May’s Featured Pokemon: Seedot

The featured Pokémon during this month’s Community Day is Seedot, a Grass-type first introduced in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Throughout the event, players will see Seedot appear in the wild much more frequently than normal, making this a good chance to stock up on Seedot Candy. Players will also have the chance to encounter a Shiny Seedot during the event with a little persistence and luck.

If players can evolve a Nuzleaf, Seedot’s evolved form, into Shiftry during May’s Community Day, it’ll know the event-exclusive move Bullet Seed, which it normally cannot learn in Pokémon Go. You’ll have up to two hours after the event ends to evolve Nuzleaf and have it learn Bullet Seed.

On top of increased Seedot spawns, there will be a few extra bonuses during May’s Community Day:

  • Players will receive triple XP for catching Pokémon during the event.
  • Any Incenses that you use will last for three hours
  • If you’re Great Buddies with your Buddy Pokemon, it will give you helpful items like Pokéballs throughout the Community Day.

Date and Time

Niantic will be extending May’s Community Day by a few extra hours. The event will run for six hours instead of the usual three, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. That means you’ll have until 7 PM local time to learn May’s Community Day move.

Also, Niantic is holding an exclusive Special Research story quest during May’s Community Day. This month’s questline is called Seeing Double. Completing it will net you rewards such as Incenses, Golden Razz Berries, and more items. However, you’ll need to have a virtual ticket to participate in the Special Research quest. Tickets cost $1 USD and can be purchased through Pokémon Go’s in-game shop.

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John D
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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.