Pokémon GO continues its busy summer with exciting new events, long-awaited Pokémon in the research breakthrough, and much more.
July will mark the fifth Pokémon GO Fest, set to take place on 17-18th of this month. Like last year, the celebration can be attended by everyone around the world.
The Research Breakthrough encounters for this month are none other than Rufflet. Many players have been waiting to get their hands on this rare Pokémon, which previously was only available in 10km Eggs and rarely in the wild.
You can get Rufflet in your Research Breakthrough encounters starting from Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
In addition to Double XP for Research Breakthroughs, throughout July, players will
Starting from July 1, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. to Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, a Defense Forme Mythical Pokémon Deoxys will be appearing in five-star raids.
Starting from July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids.
Shiny Mewtwo will also be available for those who’re lucky enough to encounter one.
Different Mythical and Legendary Pokémon will also be appearing in five-star raids on the second day of Pokémon GO Fest 2021. Also during the second day, only Mewtwo will appear as a GO Battle League encounter for Trainers rank 20 and up.
As for the Mega Raids, the following Pokémon will be appearing in them throughout the month:
· Mega Houndoom will appear in Mega Raids from Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. to Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
· Mega Gengar will appear in Mega Raids from Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
· Mega Charizard X will appear in Mega Raids from Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, August 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The usual Raid Hour will take place every Wednesday in July, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured:
· Wednesday, July 7, 2021: Defense Forme Deoxys
· Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Defense Forme Deoxys
· Wednesday, July 21, 2021: Mewtwo
· Wednesday, July 28, 2021: To be announced
Throughout July, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place. Each of the mini-events highlighting different Pokémon and a unique bonus:
· Tuesday, July 6, 2021: Bulbasaur will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
· Tuesday, July 13, 2021: Charmander will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
· Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Squirtle will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.
· Tuesday, July 27, 2021: Natu will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
There are several events planned for July, including the long-awaited GO Fest, as well as the anniversary celebration of the game.
From Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon GO will be celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special event. More details on the event will be announced closer to the date.
The second GO Battle Night of the season will take place on Sunday, July 11, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. local time. Trainers can complete up to 100 battles and earn three times the Stardust for winning battles, completing battle sets, and rising through the ranks of the GO Battle League.
The most anticipated, largest event of the year is just around the corner, and tickets are available in the shop for USD 5 or equivalent in your local currency. The Pokémon GO Fest 2021 is set to take place on July 17 and 18, with each day offering a different experience. Read our blog post for more information on GO Fest 2021.
While because of the pandemic, the GO Fest 2021 will be held worldwide for all Trainers to enjoy, Niantic has announced that there will be in-person events happening in over 20 cities this year.
The gatherings will be on a lower scale than the previous GO Fest celebrations and will be conducted with adherence to the local health guidelines, in a socially distanced manner.
The in-person celebration will only take place on the first day of the GO Fest on Saturday. Trainers who want to join the celebrations must register in advance through the Events section in the app. Niantic notes that while registration is free, spots will be limited and you have to hurry to get them.
The following cities will feature in-person celebrations.
· Linz, AT
· Dresden, DE
· Essen, DE
· Hamburg, DE
· Sevilla, ES
· Paris, FR
· Warsaw, PL
· Bristol, UK
· Edinburgh, UK
· Liverpool, UK
· London, UK
· San Francisco, CA
· Denver, CO
· Atlanta, GA
· Chicago, IL
· Indianapolis, IN
· New York City, NY
· Nashville, TN
· Austin, TX
· Seattle, WA
· Washington, D.C.
· Auckland, NZ
For those who don’t live near these cities, the Pokémon GO Fest experience will be conducted as previously announced. Trainers can catch featured Pokémon and get all the perks of the event from the comfort of their hometowns.
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