Niantic has finally revealed the Pokemon Go Community Day for July 2019, and the star of the show this time is Mudkip! The Gen 3 Water-type starter will invade the world of Pokemon Go for a three hour period later on in the month for the Pokemon Go July Community Day, which means you'll also be able to pick up a shiny Mudkip if you look hard enough. Here are all the details on the latest Pokemon Go Community Day date, time, and everything else you need to know!
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What is the Pokemon Go Community Day?
If you're new to the world of Pokemon Go, the Pokemon Go Community Day happens once a month. Usually taking place on a Saturday, Community Day has one featured Pokemon that appears everywhere for a three-hour period. This month, Mudkip, the mud fish Pokemon is the star of the show.
Alongside Mudkip as the featured Pokemon, there's also a unique move to be obtained if you evolve Marshtomp - the second stage evolution - to Swampert. Don't forget the other bonuses too; double XP, stardust, and egg hatching distance are all common passive effects for the duration of the Community Day.
Pokemon Go Community Day is essentially a great time to walk around your local parks and towns, joining other Pokemon Go players out for some fun. Plenty of raids will go down and there's a real sense of community about the place. If you've never taken part in one before, give it a shot!
Pokemon Go July Community Day date & time
The Pokemon Go Community Day for July 2019 will be taking place on Sunday, July 21 for every region. Here are the full details:
- Date: Sunday, July 21
- Time: 4pm-7pm local time
- Bonus: 3x catch XP
- Bonus: 3 hour lures
Pokemon Go July Community Day - Shiny Mudkip & exclusive move
Compared to the usual 450/1 odds of finding a shiny, during the Pokemon Go Community day in May 2019, Shiny Mudkip will increase to 25/1 odds. Thanks to the above image posted to Reddit, we can see what Shiny Mudkip and its evolutionary family will look like in-game. Look at Marshtomp's lil yellow cheeks!
If you evolve Mudkip to Marshtomp and then to Swampert during the three hour event (plus an hour afterwards!), your Swampert will learn an exclusive move that can only be obtained during this period. It won't be available for Swampert at any other point, so if you're keen to obtain all the movesets, make sure you evolve Marshtomp during the event! Unfortunately, Niantic hasn't revealed what the exclusive move is yet but we'll update this as soon as we know.
How to prepare for the Pokemon Go July Community Day
As we said before, Mudkip will appear all over the shop for the three hour duration of Community Day. You'll still be able to catch the odd Pokemon of a different species but the overwhelming majority of your catches will be Mudkip. So of course, you're going to want a lot of balls. Poke Balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls - stock up as much as you can.
We'd recommend having a lot of Razz Berries available too for use on those Shiny Mudkip, and if you want to get as much candy as possible, Pinap Berries are your best bet.
Don't forget about the bonuses! If there's an area you know that has a number of Pokestops in a small vicinity, stock up on a few Lures and throw them down, along with Incense and Lucky Eggs. Finally, make sure your incubators are free and you've got enough available to hatch a bunch of eggs as you walk from Pokestop to Pokestop.
Don't forget to pray to the PokeGods for a 100% IV Shiny Mudkip, and good luck!
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