Charmander Community Day Infopedia

Charmander Community Day 2.0 is taking place this Saturday, October 17th, and we have put together this Infopedia to help you during your time with the Lizard Pokémon!

Note: This is the seventh Play at Home edition. Make sure to follow your local authorities’ guidelines while playing Pokémon GO. Be smart; be healthy!

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Sat. Oct. 17th, 2020,
from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time


Charmander will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Charmander.
Evolve Charmeleon during the event, or up to two hours afterward, to get a Charizard that knows Dragon Breath.
Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
There’ll be a special one-time-purchase October Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 3 Super Incubators, 3 Star Pieces, and 30 Ultra Balls.

3x Catch Stardust
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
For US $1, you’ll be able to access the Community Day – exclusive Special Research story: A Tale of Tails!


In both the Special and Timed Research, rewards will include Charizard Mega Energy. To follow up on that, two exciting new updates have been made to Mega Evolutions, just in time for Charmander CD:

  • The duration that Pokémon stay within their mega-evolved form has doubled from 4 hours to 8 hours.
  • The cap for Mega Energy has doubled from 999, to 2000 Mega Energy.

It’s nice to see that Niantic keeps on listening to Community feedback!

Stage 1
Power up Pokémon 10 timesx10
Catch 15 Charmanderx20
Make 5 Nice ThrowsCharmander

Stage 1 Rewards

Charmander  ° x2,000  °  x1

Stage 2
Catch 15 Charmanderx20
Transfer 10 PokémonCharmeleon
Evolve 3 Charmander1,000 XP

Stage 2 Rewards

x2,000  °  x1  ° x1

Stage 3
Make 3 Great Curveball Throwsx20
Evolve 1 Charmeleonx5
Transfer 10 Pokémon1,500 XP

Stage 3 Rewards

x2,000  °  x1  ° x1

Stage 4
Make 15 Nice Throwsx5
Take a Snapshot of a Fire-type Pokémon1,500 XP
Power up Pokémon 10 timesx5,000

Stage 4 Rewards

Charizard  ° x2,000  °  x3

Stage 5
Claim Reward!Charizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy
Claim Reward!Charizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy
Claim Reward!Charizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy

Stage 4 Rewards

3,000 XP  ° x2,000  ° Charizard Mega Energyx150 Charizard Energy

Power up Pokémon 5 timesCharizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy
Catch 5 CharmanderCharizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy
Make 3 Nice ThrowsCharizard Mega Energyx50 Charizard Energy


Charizard Mega Energyx150 Charizard Energy  °  1,000 XP


Charmander Community Day Bonuses

This months’ bonuses include the sacred 3x Catch Stardust!

On Charmander Community Day, 3x Catch Stardust will be active for the whole 6-hour window! We recommend stocking up on Star Pieces, and be sure to set them, so you don’t forget them! (set the full day’s worth if you plan on playing that much.) 

Below, you can find a handy Catch-Stardust-chart in which you can check the amount of Stardust you can get for catching during CD, as well as some useful tips and tricks. Sit tight, cause your Stardust will skyrocket!


CatchesBase Catch StardustWith Starpiece
Base Stage Evolution300
Second Stage Evolution900
Third Stage Evolution1,500
Daily Catch Bonus1,2001,800
7-Day Catch Bonus9,00013,500

* With Weather Boost

Stardust Tips & Tricks

  • Stack your Field Research encounters and catch them during the CD window.
  • Try to CATCH EVERYTHING, not only Charmander.
  • Run a Star Piece for the full 6 hours.


Instead of Lure Modules, Incense will last for three hours during Charmander Community Day hours.

Make sure to activate your Incense after the event starts, otherwise, it will last for the regular 1 hour instead of 3 hours.


Charmander NormalCharmander Shiny
Charmeleon NormalCharmeleon Shiny
Charizard NormalCharizard Shiny
Mega Charizard NormalMega Charizard Shiny
Mega Charizard X
Charizard NormalCharizard Shiny
Mega Charizard Y

Exclusive Move: Dragon Breath

If you evolve your Charmeleon between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time), Charizard will learn the Community Day Exclusive Move Dragon Breath, a Dragon-type Fast Attack!

Note: You’ll be able to obtain the Exclusive Move up to 2 hours after boosted spawns end

Below, you can find Dragon Breath stats, as well as a brief analysis of how Dragon Breath Charizard performs in both PvE and PvP. 

Dragon Type
Base Power 6
DPS 12.00
Damage Window 0.30s
Cooldown 0.50s
Base Power 4
Duration 0
Energy Delta 3

Dragon Breath PvE Analysis

For regular Charizard, Dragon Breath isn’t an upgrade. It serves as a Fire-type attacker, so a Dragon-type Fast Move is unnecessary.

Mega Charizard X on the other hand can take some benefit though! With Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw, it will deal Super Effective damage to other Dragon-types in Gyms and Raids. While Dragon Breath isn’t the best PvE Fast Move (it lacks the heavy damage that Dragon Tail provides), it’s still an upgrade for Mega Charizard X. 

Side Note: Mega Charizard X still gets outperformed by the top Dragon-types like Dragonite, Rayquaza, …

Dragon Breath PvP Analysis

Please note that this analysis is based on Charizard with both Dragon Breath and Blast Burn. In order to obtain a Charizard with both of these moves, you will have to use at least one Elite TM.

CP: 1500
Attack IVDefense IVStamina IV
Charmander Catch CP Cap for GL

In Great League, Charizard doesn’t gain a lot of significant wins. You pick up Altaria in all Shield scenarios, but you still los the 0 Shield. It could have a niche in a future Silph Cup, but for GBL, Great League isn’t its place to shine.

CP: 2496
Attack IVDefense IVStamina IV
Charmander Catch CP Cap for UL

In Ultra League, Dragon Breath Charizard puts itself in the spotlight. In open UL, its biggest win is of course Giratina (both Shadow Claw and Dragon Breath, but note that some matchups are bait dependent), while maintaining its wins against Registeel and Togekiss.

Looking at Premier, you have to take into account you will lose against Abomasnow, and will have a less decisive win against Venusaur. Overall, Dragon Breath Charizard certainly has play in Ultra League, so make sure you prepare one!

CP: 2496
Attack IVDefense IVStamina IV
Charmander Catch CP Cap for ML

With Charizard maxing at 2889 CP, it’s not the best competitor in Master League and Premier cup. If Mega Evolutions will ever be allowed in GBL, that might change though! We’l have to wait and see. For now, Dragon Breath Charizard can be a fun play in certain teams, but probably won’t provide you many consistent wins.



Community Day Box

There’ll be a special one-time-purchase October Community Day bundle, featuring an Elite Charged TM, 30 Ultra Balls, 3 Star Pieces, and 3 Super Incubators. The announced price for this October Community Day Box is 1280 PokéCoins.

Snapshot Surprises

Make sure to bring your camera, Trainers. On Charmander Community Day, taking Snapshots might reward you with a surprise! If no changes have been made since Porygon CD, you’ll be photobombed by Charmander up to 5 times, and you might encounter a Shiny Charmander!

Charmander CD GIFTS

Charmander Community Day Mug

Charmander Mug Pokemon Custom Ceramic Mug - Pokemon Coffee Mug - Custom Name Mug - Personalized Pokemon Gift

Gift a surprise to that special person on a birthday, Holiday or celebration with this perfect sized 11oz mug.

Charmander Community Day Gift

Pokemon Charmander amigurumi

They are made with top quality thread Katia. Its compossition is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. The eyes are safety and stuffing is hypoallergenic polyester. Charmander measures are approximately 4,33" (11cm) high and pokeball about 4,72" (12cm) in diameter.

Charmander Community Day Patch

Charmander Patch

Pokemon Charmander Patch Embroidered 9,5 cm x 8,5 cm ( 3,74 inch x 3,35 inch ) For Sewing on

Charmander Community Day Face Mask

Charmander Face Mask

Wear it on your own or simply match with your child It is comfortable and easy to breath in. Face Mask comes in: *XL Adult, Adult and Kids Sizes *2 layers *cotton on the inside *polyester spandex on the outside *breathable fabric *adjustable ear loops *nose wire



Shiny Charmander, 3x Catch Stardust, and a pretty good CD Exclusive Move. Charmander Community Day has a lot to offer, so playing one, three, or the full six hours is definitely worth it! Remember to follow local guidelines, and make sure to stay safe while enjoying your Charmander CD!

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