Pokemon Go August Community Day: Galarian Zigzagoon, Event Move and More

Pokemon Go’s August Community Day is here. The event takes place today and gives players more chances to catch Galarian Zigzagoon, one of the few Gen 8 Pokemon available in Pokemon Go. On top of that, various in-game bonuses will be active throughout the event, including increased candy and Stardust.

Here’s everything you need to know about August’s Community Day.

When is August’s Community Day?

August’s Community Day takes place Saturday, Aug. 13. The event proper runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, with bonus Galarian Linoone raids continuing afterward from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

August’s featured Pokemon: Galarian Zigzagoon

The star of August’s Community Day is Galarian Zigzagoon, a dark/normal variant of Zigzagoon first introduced in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Throughout the event, Galarian Zigzagoon will be appearing in the wild more frequently than usual, and you’ll have more chances to encounter a shiny one.

Additionally, Pokemon Go will offer a new paid Special Research story revolving around Galarian Zigzagoon during August’s Community Day. A ticket to access the research story will cost $1, and completing the tasks will net you various rewards, including more chances to catch the featured Pokemon.

Community Day move: Obstruct

On top of increased Zigzagoon spawns, you’ll have a chance to get a special event-exclusive move during August’s Community Day. Any Galarian Linoone that you evolve into Obstagoon before 7 p.m. local time will learn the dark-type Charged Attack Obstruct.

Other bonuses

As usual, a handful of in-game bonuses will be active during August’s Community Day. Until 2 p.m. local time, you’ll earn triple Stardust and double candy for catching Pokemon, and players who are level 31 or above will also have an increased chance of getting candy XL.

On top of that, any incense and lure modules that you use during the event will last for three hours rather than their usual duration. As mentioned, there will also be bonus Galarian Linoone raids after Community Day ends. Defeat the raid boss and Galarian Zigzagoon will appear more frequently around the host gym for 30 minutes.

That’s not all that’s happening in Pokemon Go this month. The mobile game has a variety of events lined up for the next few weeks, including a World Championships celebration and new Spotlight Hours. You can see everything happening this month in our August events roundup.

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