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July Community Day! Announcement!

Poliwag community day
Need to keep yourself cool?

This July we will have Community Day with a special tadpole….Poliwag!

Event Details

This event will run from Sunday, July 30th from 2PM to 5PM local time. It was also reveal that the special bonus will be 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance and 2x Catch Candy bonus along with three hour Incense and Lure Modules. Full details for the event can be found by clicking here.

There will be also plenty of Poliwag for trainers to catch in the wild. This will give trainers the chance to catch Shiny Poliwag. If you evolve your Poliwhirl into Poliwrath then it will learn the Fast Attack, Counter! Though, if you evolve your Poliwhirl into Politoad then it will learn the Charged Attack, Ice Beam. You will have up to five hours after Community Day to do this.

Event Details

Below are the full details for the event.


  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Poliwag Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Slippery Swirls.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.


  • 1/4 Hatch Distance.
  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • 1 extra special trade can be made during the event and two hours after the event (maximum of 2 for the day).
  • Trades made during the event and five hours after the event will require 50% less Stardust.

Bonus 4-Star Raids!
There will be special 4-Star Raids featuring Poliwhirl appearing after the 3-Hour Community Day from 5PM to 10PM. If you are able to claim victory in one of these Raids then Poliwag will appear around the gym. This will last for 30 minutes and the Poliwag will appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the Raid. If you are lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Poliwag!

A few things to note.

  • Poliwag that appear during these circumstances will have the same chance to appear Shiny as those that appear during the Community Day 3-hour event window.
  • The Event Bonuses and Group Bonuses only apply during the 3-Hour Community Day window. Thus, will not apply to the 4-Star Raids after the event window.
  • ONLY Raid Passes and Premium Battles Passes can be used for 4-Star Raids. Remote Raid Passes CANNOT be used for these raids.

Timed Research

There will be special Timed Research that will award King’s Rock. This research will be available between 2PM to 10PM local time. If you need King’s Rock to evolve your Poliwhirl into Politoad then this will be perfect.

So be happy! And catch some Poliwag!

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