Niantic’s title faces an eventful month of August. We review what awaits us in this hot period, which has several protagonists.
Pokémon GO faces a hot month of August packed with activities. The title of Niantic begins the ninth month of 2020 with a very generous breakdown of events and content, as has been usual since the beginning of the year, where we can highlight the ultra bonuses of the Pokémon GO Fest, the corresponding Community Day, a few hours of featured Pokémon and the ever-present new research achievements. Let’s take a look at everything that awaits us.
New research achievements during August
We start with the rotation on the new August Research Achievements, which begin this Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 p.m. and will be available until Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00 p.m. (CEST), when the next round occurs . In this case, Scraggy is chosen as the Pokémon available for their encounter at the end of the weekly research achievements.
Hours of Featured Pokémon
Although in countries such as Spain we would love for the Featured Pokémon Hour to be a little later in the summer due to the high temperatures, from Niantic they have confirmed that these meetings will be in August from 18:00 to 19:00, an exact time where we can meet to a Pokémon more frequently than usual with double the amount of candy in the first fortnight and double the experience points for evolving or catching, as we will see below:
- Tuesday, August 4, 2020: Horsea with double the amount of Candy for catching Pokémon.
- Tuesday, August 11, 2020: Sableye with double the amount of Candy for transferring Pokémon.
- Tuesday August 18, 2020: Venipede with double XP for evolving Pokémon.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2020: Geodude with double Stardust for catching Pokémon.
Dragon Week in Pokémon GO – Ultrabonus Week 1
When we have finished all eight global challenges for Pokémon GO Fest 2020, we will unlock Dragon Week, where we will have Dragon-like species much more often than normal. This wave of challenges begins on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 22:00 CEST and will end on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 22:00 CEST.
Dragon Week in Pokémon GO
To highlight, we will find wild status of Dragon type species such as Exeggutor of Alola, Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu and Bagon or to Gible with probability of coming out variocolor / shiny. When hatching 7 km Eggs we will find Horsea, Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu and Bagon. In turn, Gible and Deino will also appear when hatching 7 km Eggs in an exceptional way. Later in August we will have Enigma Week from Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00 PM to Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 PM CEST; Finally, the Tesselia Week will take place from Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 PM to Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 PM EDT.
Rayquaza returns to the raids
Rayquaza is back on these same dates, from Friday, July 31, 2020 at 22:00 CEST until Friday, August 7, 2020 at 22:00 CEST, so we can see him in Level 5 Raids In case you have a question about how to end Rayquaza in the raids, we leave you here our guide with the best tips and a list of counters to defeat him.
Community Day with Magikarp as the protagonist
The Community Day in August will feature Magikarp as the main protagonist. Obviously, what interests us about this Community Day is not so much the tent but the result of its evolution, Gyarados. This August 8 from 11:00 to 17:00 local time we will be able to see the creature of Kanto in a wild way with a much higher frequency than normal. Additionally, it has been confirmed that if we evolve Magikarp to Gyarados for or up to two hours after the event ends (7pm local time), it will learn Acua Cola (50 base damage and 26.3 DPS). And yes, the probability of Magikarp shiny coming out exists, making Gyarados red a workable dream.
Community Day with Magikarp