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Pokémon Go Sandshrew Community Day guide

The March 2022 Community Day focuses on Sandshrew

a notebook with two sandshrews, one is alolan Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go’s March 2022 Community Day focuses on Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew, the digging rodent Pokémon. Sandshrew Community Day will featured a heavily increased spawn rate for Sandshrew, with increased chances to find it Shiny, as well as a special moves for its evolution Sandslash to learn.

Ou Pokémon Go Sandshrew Community Day guide explains how to find Shiny Sandshrew, Sandslash’s meta relevance, and how to make the most of your Community Day.

The Community Day event takes place on March 13 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time.

How do I find a Shiny Sandshrew?

Community Day events have a heightened Shiny rate for the featured Pokémon, so if you’re playing, you should be able to find several Shiny Sandshrew.

If you don’t have time to play all day, you can find a Shiny Sandshrew by popping an Incense, and tapping each Sandshrew that pops up. The Shiny rate on Community Days is approximately 1 in 25, according to The Silph Road’s research, so you should find a Shiny Sandshrew quickly.

Alolan and regular Sandshrew and Sandslash with their Shiny forms. Shiny regular Sandshrew is green and Sandslash gets red spikes. Shiny Alolan Sandshrew and Sandslash both get darker blue accents. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

What Community Day move does Sandshrew’s evolution learn?

When evolved from Sandshrew into Sandslash on March 13 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. in your local time, Sandslash learns the charged attack Night Slash and Alolan Sandslash learns Shadow Claw.

Based on past years, if you miss the Community Day period, you’ll likely be able to evolve your Sandshrew during the December Community Weekend event to get its move. You can also use an Elite TM to teach legacy Community Day-only moves.

How does Sandslash do in battle?

Neither Sandslash is great for raiding, but these moves do help Sandslash fair a bit better in PvP.

How do I make the most of Sandshrew Community Day?

During the Community Day event period, eggs put into Incubators will hatch in 14 the usual distance. This means you should definitely put any long-distance eggs in Incubators during the event period to take advantage of the lowered hatch distance. Incense and Lures will last for 3 hours as well, so you should use those to increase your Sandshrew spawns even further.

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