Pokémon Go Community Day date and Pokémon for May 2021

The March 2021 Community Day event.

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Each month, the Community Day event celebrates a particular Pokémon in Pokémon Go. There’s a six-hour event where the Pokémon spawns throughout the world, and players can easily catch it with an increased chance of it being a shiny version. If players evolve it into its final form, the Pokémon learns an exclusive move it otherwise could not. These moves are typically better than the original moveset it could acquire, giving it more variety for battling in raids and against other players.

This is what we know about the Pokémon Go Community Day for May 2021. Swablu has been confirmed to be May 2021’s Community Day Pokémon. The information had previously been datamined by well-trusted dataminers, Pokéminers, and it turns out their information was correct.

What is the Pokémon for May 2021 Community Day?

Swablu will be appearing everyone during the May 2021 Community Day. This flying Pokémon’s evolved form, Altaria, is one of the better Pokémon, being a dual Dragon and Flying-type. It’s considered to be one of the stronger Great and Ultra League fighters.

The quest for the event will be called Cotton-Winged Bird. When you evolve your Swablu into an Altaria during the event, it will learn the Fairy-type move, moonblast. Moonblast is an attack that does 110 damage and requires 60 energy. Whenever you use it, it has a 10% chance to lower the opponent’s attack by one rank.

What is the May 2021 Community Day date?

The date for the May 2021 Community Day has been posted. It will be happening on May 15 from 11 AM to 5 PM in your local time zone. This information was detailed in the monthly blog post breaking down the many events happening in Pokémon Go. With Swablu being May 2021’s Community Day Pokémon, you’ll need all six hours because it takes 400 Swablu candy to evolve it into Altaria.