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How To Get A Rocky Road Special Research In Pokémon GO

Purchase a Ticket to access the A Rocky Road Special Research in the Alolan Geodude Community Day.
How To Get A Rocky Road Special Research In Pokémon GO

Community Day for the month of May in Pokémon GO is right around the corner and that means everyone can start purchasing their tickets for the A Rocky Road Special Research story. These are commonplace for every Community Day, and the cost is always the same.

One of the only major differences between tickets in this event and past events is a new purchase feature. For the first time in Pokémon GO, you will be able to gift a ticket to someone else, which is perfect for that stubborn friend you want to play with or as a weekend gift.

Pokémon GO - How to get the A Rocky Road Special Research ticket

Alolan Geodude Pokemon GO
Alolan Geodude is the focus of the May Community Day. (Picture: Niantic)

In order to purchase A Rocky Road in Pokémon GO, the first step is to head over to the shop tab in your game. To do this, tap on the main Poké Ball logo at the bottom centre of your screen which will bring up many of the menus within the game.

As soon as you select the shop, the first page that will appear will be geared towards global events. Look just below the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 information and you'll find A Rocky Road. This can then be purchased for $1.00. Anyone who doesn't buy the ticket can still catch all the Alolan Geodudes that they want to, but they won't get the Special Research.

If you feel that you want to gift the ticket to someone else, that is certainly possible now as well. In the same steps from above, head back to the ticket page and select the option to gift A Rocky Road. Choosing the gift option will bring up your list of friends and will be sent to them directly after.

Alolan Geodude Community Day itself will take place on Saturday, the 21st of May. This time around, the event will run for three hours from 11 am to 2 pm local time. Many select cities will also have special bonuses active as the Community Day rages on.

Alolan Geodude Community Day bonuses in Pokémon GO

Pokemon GO 2022 Community Day
Alolan Geodude Community Day brings bonuses for three hours. (Picture: Niantic)

One of the biggest draws to a Community Day is always the ability to evolve a missing Pokémon or have a much higher chance of catching a shiny. With the incredible spawn rates and higher odds, you're likely to end the afternoon with another shiny in your inventory and an Alolan Golem.

Anyone who manages to evolve their Alolan Geodude during the Community Day hours will also get a debut fast attack move. Upon evolution, Alolan Golem will be given Rollout, which is a Rock-type move based on charging attacks faster.

Aside from those, the usual bonuses will make an appearance. You can expect double the normal catch candy, longer durations on Lure Modules, and triple the normal catch Stardust. These can increase depending on challenges or group events within select locations.


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Featured image courtesy of Niantic.