Machop Community Day takes place on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Machoke evolved during the event will know the exclusive move Payback.
Machop Community Day Bonuses
- Machop will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
- Evolve Machoke during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Machamp that knows Payback.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Machop Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring the following items:
- an Elite Charged TM,
- four Incense,
- four Star Pieces,
- and 30 Ultra Balls.
Special Research Story
For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Machop Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Straight to the Top, Machop!
If you purchase a ticket for the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event by Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8), you’ll get this Special Research story for free!
Bonuses during the event
- 3× Catch Stardust
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
Shiny Machop, Machoke and Machamp
Payback is a damage dealing Dark-type move first introduced in Generation IV of main series games (Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum versions). Curiously, main series Machamp can’t learn Payback through regular leveling — you need to use TMs to learn Payback. In the main series, Payback has an interesting mechanic:
If the user can use this attack after the foe attacks, its power is doubled. The user stores power, then attacks. If the user can use this attack after the foe, its power is doubled.
We have no information whether or not this mechanic will make its way into Pokémon GO.
Straight to the Top Special Research Story Tasks and Rewards
We have no information on the Tasks and Rewards for the Machop Community Day Special Research. Please come back later for more information.
- Straight to the Top tickets cost US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency).
- The ticket is also bundled in the cost of the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event ticket if bouhgt by Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST (GMT −8).