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Pokemon Go Community Day For July Announced, Featured Pokemon Revealed

Niantic heard you like Mudkips.


Now that June is practically behind us and July is right around the corner, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has shared the first details for the game's next Community Day. The monthly event will return on Sunday, July 21, and this time around, the featured Pokemon will be another starter originally from Ruby and Sapphire: Mudkip.

Throughout July's Community Day, Mudkip will appear in the wild much more frequently than it normally does, making this a good opportunity to stock up on Mudkip Candy. You'll also have your first opportunity to catch a Shiny Mudkip during the event, and any Mudkip you evolve all the way into its final form, Swampert, up to an hour after the Community Day ends will know an event-exclusive move it couldn't otherwise learn in the game, although Niantic hasn't announced what that is yet.

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On top of increased Mudkip spawns, Niantic is offering a couple of bonuses during July's Community Day as well. As usual, any Lure Module you use during the event will remain active for three hours rather than their usual 30 minutes. Additionally, you'll earn triple the usual amount of XP for capturing Pokemon. You can read more details about the event on the official Pokemon website.

Like previous events, July's Community Day will run for three hours. However, this time around, the event will take place a little later in the day, from 4-7 PM local time, when the weather is a little cooler. As Niantic explained, "As part of our continuing effort to make events accessible to as many people as possible, we hope this new time creates an even better Community Day experience overall." The developer says it'll revert back to the traditional Community Day hours when summer ends.

July's Community Day is still a few weeks away, but there's a lot happening in Pokemon Go in the meantime. The Legendary Kyogre is leaving Raid Battles on June 27, when Groudon is set to return. Both Legendaries will also be available through July's new Field Research tasks, as will Shiny Spinda. Speed Forme Deoxys has also begun appearing in EX Raids, and Niantic is bringing Raikou back for a special Raid Day on June 29.

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