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Pokémon Go’s next community day will be a play-at-home event

Abra Community Day arrives April 25

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An Abra floats in the woods, only visible on somebody’s phone through AR, with Pokémon Go Community Day branding Image: Niantic
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Pokémon Go’s postponed Abra Community Day returns to the mobile game on April 25. In tandem with recent efforts to make Pokémon Go playable from home during self-isolation, this month’s Community Day event can be enjoyed without having to venture outside.

Abra Community Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time — double the length of similar Pokémon Go events — on Saturday, April 25. Abra will be spawning in the wild during the six-hour window, with a chance of Shiny Abra appearing. Players who evolve an Alakazam during the event can learn the exclusive Fighting-type move Fast Attack Counter.

Developer Niantic will sell a Community Day-exclusive special research story for $1, which will give players 13,000 Stardust, a Poffin, a Rocket Radar, and other rewards if they complete it.

Other Community Day bonuses include:

  • 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense will last for three hours for the duration of the event
  • Buddy Pokémon with a Buddy Level of Great Buddy or higher will bring you helpful items, such as Poké Balls, throughout the event
  • A special one-time purchase April Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, three Super Incubators, and three Incense for 1,280 PokéCoins
  • Take a snapshot during Community Day for a surprise

This weekend, on Sunday, April 19, Niantic will also hold a separate play-at-home event, Incense Day.

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