Pokemon Go's July 2020 Community Day Details Announced

This month's Community Day event takes place on Sunday, July 19 and features the popular Ghost Pokemon Gastly.


Niantic has a ton of events lined up for Pokemon Go this month. Ahead of Pokemon Go Fest 2020, the studio will host another Community Day on Sunday, July 19, and it has now shared some more details about the event.

Much like the last few Community Days, July's event will run for six hours instead of the traditional three, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. As previously revealed, this month's featured Pokemon will be Gastly. Throughout the Community Day, the Ghost Pokemon will appear in the wild much more frequently than usual, and you'll have a chance to catch a Shiny Gastly.

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Niantic also reiterated that this month's Community Day move will be Shadow Punch. If you can evolve Haunter--Gastly's evolved form--into Gengar by 7 PM local time (two hours after the Community Day ends), it'll automatically know Shadow Punch, which it normally cannot learn in Pokemon Go.

On top of that, a few bonuses will be available throughout July's Community Day. First, eggs will hatch at a quarter of their normal distance. Any Incense that you use will also remain active for three hours instead of the usual 30 minutes, and a special Community Day box containing 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense, and two Super Incubators will be available to purchase from the in-game shop.

Finally, Niantic will offer a Community Day-exclusive Special Research questline called The Great Gastly during the event. The questline will require a ticket; those will go on sale in Pokemon Go's in-game shop ahead of the Community Day and cost $1 USD. You can read more details on the game's official website.

In the meantime, the first set of weekly Pokemon Go Fest challenges goes live this week. If enough players on each team complete the challenges, Niantic will unlock additional Pokemon during Go Fest weekend. The Legendary Kyurem is also making its debut in Pokemon Go this month, and there's a new batch of Field Research tasks to complete.

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