Treecko Community Day in March 23, 2019

It’s time for a new community day in Pokémon GO, which will supplement the current grass-type equinox event with another starter-focused event to help you complete your first few Hoenn Pokédex entries. Treecko’s time has come, so if you like lizards, you’re in luck. From the start and finish timings to the special move and the bonus, here’s all you need to know. Hopefully, you’ll receive that gleaming Sceptile.


Treecko Community Day is Here!

When Will It Be: Niantic is attempting something new this time. There were formerly three broad community day time windows: one for Asia/Pacific, one for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and one for the Americas and Greenland. As a result, gamers on the east and west coasts of the United States had their community day at the same exact time.

This time, community day will be conducted on local time, making things a lot easier.

Community Day will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM local time, wherever you are.

Treecko is a good small beginning Pokémon. It resembles its real-world counterpart a bit more than others: it’s really simply a gecko standing up. It matures into Grovyle, then Sceptyle, which is just a Gecko with more sophisticated accoutrements. Sceptile is a powerful grass-type in the game, yet it isn’t necessarily the best type to have in the legendary meta.

You couldn’t do much worse than a handful of these individuals to fill out a squad.

The Move: Any Sceptile developed during the community day will be familiar with Frenzy Plant, a charged move that outperforms even the regular grass-type powerhouse Solar Beam. This increases the potency of a community day Sceptile over its already strong Frenzy Plant-less cousins.

If you want a squad of high-powered grass-type attackers, evolve Sceptiles rather than powering them up. You can always power them up later, but Frenzy Plant is only available tomorrow.


The added bonus: We’re dealing with 4X incubator efficacy this time, which is usually a double-edged sword. Yes, it gives you the ability to hatch more eggs. However, incubators are required to make proper use of this, making any egg-themed bonus necessarily pricey. I finally hatched Bonsly, so my loot box obsession is satisfied for the time being.

Lures, as usual, will last for three hours.


The March Community Day in Pokemon GO is only around two weeks away, so gamers are thinking about Treecko and its evolutions. Pokemon GO users will have three hours on March 23 to capture as many of the Gen 3 Grass-type creatures as possible and extend their collection with shiny spawns, evolutions, and perhaps a few more surprises.

The core concept of Community Day is simple: go out and capture a ton of pokemon for three hours, but things are different this time. For those who want a little more guidance, we’ve put up a detailed handbook with all the information you’ll need to prepare for the big day.


Treecko – Gen 3 Grass-type starter


Saturday, March 23 2019

Start and End Times

  • Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: 10am to 1pm UK (BST), 3pm to 6pm CET
  • North America, South America and Greenland: 11am to 2pm PST, 3pm to 6pm EST
  • Asia Pacific: 3pm to 6pm JST

Note: Starting in February 2019, Community Day events now always take place from 3-6pm local time, no matter where you are playing.

Special Move

Exclusive Move: Not confirmed yet

Make sure to evolve during the active time window (within an hour of the event ending) if you want to secure whatever this special attack ends up being.


  • 1/4 Hatch Distance
  • 3 Hour Lures

Limited Time Field Research

According to recent revisions to the game’s programming, this Community Day, like last month’s, will briefly provide unique Field Research activities that focus on the highlighted Pokemon. If you wish to view these missions, make sure you claim your prizes and clear a spot for them.




Shiny Variant

Niantic seldom confirms the shiny possibility until after the event has begun, so keep a watch out for shiny Treecko while hunting. They’ve appeared at every previous Community Day event, and we fully anticipate to see them again on Saturday the 23rd.

That’s all we know at this moment! More Pokemon GO details will be provided as the event approaches. Until then, trainers, best of luck! I’d want to see them.

Final Recap



The third Pokémon GO Community Day of 2019 is scheduled on March 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time, with an additional hour to completely develop Treecko in several countries throughout the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Americas, Greenland, and the Asia-Pacific region.

It will include increased Treecko spawns, a 1/4 egg hatch distance, three-hour Lures, the special move Frenzy Plant for Sceptile, and other improvements. Grovyle may be evolved up to one hour after Community Day to acquire a Sceptile who learns this special move. Shiny Treecko, Shiny Grovyle, and Shiny Sceptile will also make their Pokémon GO debuts on March 23 based on prior Community Day events.

Pokemon GO is available now in select regions on Android and iOS devices.