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Pokemon Go June Community Day Is Today: Times, Featured Pokemon, Event Move, And More

The monthly event is back.

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We're in the midst of Pokemon Go's Adventure Week, but that isn't the only event that's happening in the hit Pokemon mobile game this week. The next Pokemon Go Community Day has also arrived. Niantic is hosting June 2019's event today, Saturday, June 8, giving players another chance to capture a rare Pokemon and earn other in-game bonuses just a few days before E3 2019.

Pokemon Go Community Days typically only run for three hours, although the specifics of each event--such as what the featured Pokemon will be and what time it'll begin--tend to vary month by month. To help you prepare, we've rounded up all of the most important details about June's Community Day below, from its start time to its featured Pokemon and special event-exclusive move.

What Is The Featured Pokemon?

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Each Community Day, Niantic designates one "featured" Pokemon, which will appear in the wild much more frequently than normal throughout the event. This month, the featured Pokemon is Slakoth, the adorable sloth from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire versions. During the Community Day, there will be increased Slakoth spawns, and if you're lucky, you may also even encounter a Shiny Slakoth for the first time.

What Is The Event Move?

On top of appearing more frequently in the wild, each month's featured Pokemon is also capable of learning a special move that it otherwise couldn't obtain in Pokemon Go. In order to learn this move, players will typically need to evolve the featured Pokemon into its final form by the time the Community Day ends. Since evolution requires a lot of Candy, you'll need to catch as many of the featured Pokemon as possible in order to stock up the required amount.

That's also the case with Slakoth. If you're able to evolve it into its final form, Slaking, during this month's Community Day, it'll automatically learn the powerful Normal-type move Body Slam. You'll have up to an hour after the event ends to obtain the special move, and any Slaking you evolve is capable of learning it so long as it evolves during the designated time frame, even if you captured its previous forms outside of the event.

What Time Does It Start?

In the past, Niantic hosted each Community Day during a specific window of time, which varied depending upon what region you lived in; North America's event, for instance, would always run from 11 AM - 2 PM PT, while Europe's Community Day would take place from 10 AM - 1 PM UTC.

Beginning this past March, however, Niantic changed the Community Day schedule. Now, rather than holding the event during a different window of time in each region, the Community Day will take place everywhere from 3-6 PM local time. This should make it much easier to remember when the event is happening in your area, as you no longer need to convert the event hours to your local time zone.

What Other Bonuses Are There?

In addition to increased Pokemon spawns, Niantic offers a few other incentives to participate in Community Day. This month, Pokemon Eggs will hatch at a quarter of their usual distance during the event, allowing you to hatch Pokemon more quickly than normal. On top of that, any Lure Modules you use will last three hours, rather than their usual 30 minutes.

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Kevin Knezevic

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