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Pokémon GO July Events Announced

Trainers! Niantic has just released the July schedule! Included are the July Research Breakthrough encounter, four July Spotlight Hours, and last but definitely not least, Kyurem making its debut! Let’s take a closer look at what all was announced!

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Pop Punk Pokémon

July Research Breakthrough

Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon, will be the Research Breakthrough Encounter during July! Trainers will have the opportunity to fill out their shiny Larvitar family if they happened to miss some or all of Larvitar Community Day. That was a long time ago, newer players might have missed it. Did we mention that you get 5,000 Stardust too? 🥳

JULY RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
until
Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
LARVITAR
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Kyurem Makes its Debut!

Kyurem, the Boundary Pokémon, will be giving Trainers around the world a deep chill by making its debut in Pokémon GO. Because Kyurem lacks an Ice-type Fast Attack move, it comes below the top tier Ice-type Pokémon in the game. As a Dragon-type, Kyurem is pretty good, although it won’t challenge the top Dragons. But, it’s a new Legendary, and a new Dragon, two things that are always very exciting!

KYUREM IN 5-STAR RAIDS
EVENT
DATE/TIME:
Start: Tues., July 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
End: No Date/Time Announced
RAID HOURS:Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. local time
KYUREM RAID GUIDE

July Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Date Featured Pokémon Bonus
July 7 Patrat 2x Transfer Candy
July 14 Zubat 2x Evolution XP
July 21 Oddish 2x Catch Stardust
July 28 Buizel 2x Catch XP
 
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GASTLY COMMUNITY DAY

Although Gastly Community Day is not specifically mentioned in the official July events blog post, it is scheduled to happen at some point during July. Here is all the info that is known so far.

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
July, 2020
 
FEATURES:

Gastly will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Gastly.
Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Gengar that knows Shadow Punch.
The bonus has yet to be announced.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

TL;DR July Events

  • July Research Breakthrough: Larvitar
  • July Spotlight Hours: 7th Taillow; 14th Zubat; 21st Oddish; 28th Buizel
  • Tuesday, July 7th: Kyurem in 5-Star Raids 
  • July 2020: Gastly Community Day
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