‘Pokémon Go’ Community Day: Shiny Mareep, Start Time and Everything You Need to Know

Pokémon Go ’s next Community Day is around the corner and this time, the Electric-type Mareep is the focus of the upcoming event.

Like previous Community Day events, Pokémon Go players will have a few hours to catch as many of the spotlighted Pokémon as they can, and take advantage of some exclusive  perks. There is also special incentive for players to get involved in this Community Day event so we’ll go through all the details players need to know.


The Mareep Pokémon Go Community Event happens on Sunday, April 15 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. EDT.


Niantic has not confirmed Shiny Mareep will be added to Pokémon Go, but The Silph Road subreddit combed through the data to find Shiny Mareep, Flaffy and Ampharos in the coding. In the past, Shiny Pikachu, Dratini and Bulbasaur were available during their respective Community Day events so trainers can expect to find a Shiny Mareep or two.

Unlike Shiny Bulbasaur from the last Community Day, Shiny Mareep looks noticeably different from its normal form. Normal Mareep is blue with yellow wool, but its coat changes into a bright pink, so players will know when they’ve found the Shiny version.


Pokémon Go players who participate in the Mareep Community Day will have access to an exclusive move. During the Community Day hours, trainers who evolve Flaffy into Ampharos will learn the move Dragon Pulse.

Dragon Pulse isn’t available anywhere else in the game, so players looking to give their Ampharos a way to take down Dragons will want to evolve it on Sunday. The Dragon-type attack has 90 base power and requires two energy bars.

Mareep caught during the Community Day event aren’t the only ones who can evolve and learn Dragon Pulse. If you have a Mareep in your storage from before the event, it can also learn the exclusive move, but only during the 2-5 p.m. hours.


Other perks for participating in the Pokémon Go Mareep Community Day event are three-hour Lures for catching more Pokémon faster and egg hatching distances getting cut by a quarter.

What are your plans for the upcoming Pokémon Go Community Day? Let us know in the comments section below.