Pokemon Go July 2022 Community Day: Shiny Starly, Event Move and More – CNET

Pokemon Go‘s July Community Day is just around the corner. The event takes place on July 17, and the featured Pokemon this time is Starly. On top of that, there will be various in-game bonuses, including the chance to get a Staraptor with an exclusive move. Here’s everything you need to know about July’s Community Day.

When is July’s Community Day?

Pokemon Go’s July Community Day takes place on Sunday, July 17. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, with bonus Staravia raids continuing afterward from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon: Starly

The star of July’s Community Day is Starly. The tiny bird Pokemon will be appearing in the wild more frequently than usual throughout the event, and you’ll have an increased chance of encountering a shiny Starly.

In addition to the wild spawns, Pokemon Go will also offer a new Starly-focused Special Research story for July’s Community Day. Tickets to access the Special Research will be on sale in the in-game item shop for $1.

Featured attack: Gust

Not only will you have more chances to catch Starly during July’s Community Day, but it’ll also be able to learn a special attack. If you can evolve the bird Pokemon into its final form, Staraptor, before 7 p.m. local time, it will learn the flying-type Fast Attack Gust.

Event bonuses

On top of increased Starly spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during July’s Community Day. Any Lure Modules and Incense you use during the event will last for three hours rather than their usual duration. Additionally, you’ll earn triple XP and double candy for catching any Pokemon, with an increased chance of also getting Candy XL when you catch Starly.

As mentioned, there will also be bonus raids featuring Starly’s first evolved form, Staravia, after July’s Community Day ends. Each time you clear one of these raids, there will be increased Starly spawns around the host gym for 30 minutes, giving you more chances to catch the starling Pokemon.

In the meantime, Pokemon Go’s anniversary event is underway until July 12, while the legendary bird Articuno is appearing in five-star raids until July 7. You can catch up on everything else happening in the game this month in our July events roundup.