We review everything that is to come in the Niantic game for iOS and Android this July: Community Day, Kyurem, Pokémon GO Fest …
One of the most content-hardened months of July that we remember in the history of Pokémon GO is coming. The seventh month of 2020 begins this Wednesday and it does so with a calendar of events, challenges and hours of entertainment so as not to stop playing the Niantic phenomenon on iOS and Android, which is also celebrating its fourth anniversary. Let’s review here everything that awaits us in this hot summer period.
The July Research: Larvitar
The month starts from this July 1 with the research achievements of July, where the opportunity to get Larvitar with the weekly achievements stands out. Every time we make the streak of seven consecutive days fulfilling at least one mission, if we are lucky we will even find a Larvitar Variocolor.
GO Fest Weekly Challenge (Week 1)
As we review in this article, from July 3 to 8 (08:00 local time) we will have Week 1 of 3 for the prior preparation of the Pokémon GO Fest. There will be three lines of temporary research that, when we finish them, will result in the unlocking of more species during said GO Fest. During this period, we will have special Pokémon in the wild, on raids and when hatching Eggs, including a flying Pikachu that we can even find in various colors. Also, Ho-Oh stands out in the five-star forays. Its debut will take place on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 08:00 and will run until July 6 at 22:00. Remote raid passes are still available to everyone.
Kyurem debuts in Pokémon GO Raids
After Reshiram (guide to defeat him) and Zekrom (corresponding guide), it’s time to welcome the other component of the main trio of legendary Pokémon from the region of Thessaly (Generation V), who is none other than Kyurem, protagonist of cover in the editions of Pokémon White 2 and Black 2. Take note of the confirmed dates, which are a few.
Kyurem, on the five-star forays, will begin sighting this July 7, but on July 8, 15 and 22 we will have it with a legendary time of 18:00 to 19:00 (local time) around the world. It will be then when we can find it more easily in the raids.
Community Day: Gastly
July Community Day will feature Gastly, the beloved first generation Ghost Pokémon; and it can be shiny / variocolor. When we evolve the Haunters to Gengar (100 candies or exchange), he will learn Shadow Fist (40 power), now a really interesting option for those who want to add their team to these options. The date of the event is not yet confirmed.
Weedle and Gastly won the Community Day voting in June and July
GO Fest Weekly Challenge (Weeks 2 and 3)
The next two weeks of the GO Fest Challenge after holding the Pokémon GO Fest itself will be from July 10 to 15 and July 17 to 22. In Week 2 we will have the Combat Challenge from Friday, July 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 22:00 (local time) with a temporary Combat Investigation to achieve a meeting with Hitmonlee, an encounter with Absol, a Rocket super radar and more. Week 3 will be a friendship-based challenge, with summertime Pikachu in the wild and Eggs as well as Petilil, the Bulb Pokémon, which debuts in Pokémon GO. It will run from Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM to Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 PM (local time).
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: July 25 and 26
The first Pokémon GO Fest in history will be on July 25 and 26 worldwide; only for those who have purchased a paid pass. After knowing the dates, the possibility of buying tickets has opened, as we tell you here. These are the exact dates of the celebration:
- Day 1 of Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CEST, local time in Spain).
- Day 2 of Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Sunday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CEST, local time in Spain).
The first day we will have Pokémon from “five habitats that will change (with themes of fire, water, plants, combat and friendship) and a special featured Pokémon that will correspond to the theme of each habitat in question.” In total, 75 wild Pokémon species accompanied by the Global Challenges in the Stadium that will rotate every hour. For Day 2 at the moment it is a complete mystery. The ticket price is $ 14.99; valid for both days.
Next hours of the Featured Pokémon
The Featured Pokémon of the month of July will have four dates, which are the following.
- July 7: Taillow with double the amount of candy per transfer
- July 14: Zubat with double experience for evolution
- July 21: Oddish with double stardust per capture
- July 28: Buizel with double the capture experience.