Pokémon Go Bounsweet Community Day guide

Pokémon Go Bounsweet Community Day guide

Pokémon Go is having a Bounsweet Community Day event on Sunday, May 19, from 2-5 p.m. in your local time.

As expected with a Community Day event, Bounsweet will spawn in huge numbers with a high chance for it to appear shiny. There are also several other bonuses and perks, which we’ve list out below.

How do I catch a shiny Bounsweet?

As per old research by the now-defunct website The Silph Road (via Wayback Machine), Shiny rates on Community Days are about 1 in 24, which means that if you keep playing throughout the three-hour window, you should find quite a few shiny Pokémon.

Bounsweet, Steenee, and Tsareena in Pokémon Go with their shiny forms. All three get purple “hair” with yellow bodies. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

If you’re short on time or Poké Balls, you can pop an Incense, then quickly tap each Bounsweet to check for shiny ones, running from any that aren’t shiny. Notably, any Bounsweet you’ve already tapped will face where your player is standing, so that should help you identify which ones you may have already checked.

What Community Day move does Bounsweet’s evolution learn?

If you evolve Steenee into Tsareena between 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. in your local time, it will learn the charged move High Jump Kick.

If you miss out on evolving it during this period, you will likely be able to evolve it during a Community Day weekend event in December to get High Jump Kick. If you don’t want to wait, you can use an Elite TM to get the move.

How does Tsareena do in the meta?

In terms of PvE (raids and gyms), Tsareena is behind the usual powerful attackers like Kartana and most shadow and Mega starters (Mega Sceptile, Mega Venusaur, Shadow Venusaur, Shadow Torterra — you get the gist). However, it sits among Roserade and Chesnaught in terms of power. So if you usually use these two and don’t have the resources to invest into Megas, Legendaries, and Shadows, then Tsareena is worth having with Magical Leaf and Grass Knot.

While High Jump Kick will give Tsareena some range in PvP, it’s still likely not worth using outside of specialized cups and tournaments.

How do I make the most of Bounsweet Community Day?

The following bonuses will be active during Bounsweet Community Day:

  • 14 hatch distance for eggs placed into Incubators during the event
  • Doubled candy for catching Pokémon
  • Doubled chance for level 31+ trainers to get XL candy from catching Pokémon
  • Incense lasts three hours
  • Lure Modules lasts three hours
  • Bounsweet special photobombs when taking snapshots
  • One additional special trade
  • Stardust cost halved for trading

That said, you should definitely put your eggs in Incubators and pop an Incense and try to nab some powerful Bounsweet.

If you can Mega Evolve Venusaur, Sceptile, Groudon, or Abomasnow, you’ll score additional Bounsweet Candy per catch.

In addition to all this, Niantic is still running special four-star raids from 5-10 p.m., where if you clear the Steenee raid, Bounsweet will spawn in a 300-meter radius around the gym for 30 minutes. These raids cannot be done remotely. If the usual 2-5 p.m. spawn increase doesn’t get you the Bounsweet you wanted, you can try raiding for another chance.