First Pokémon GO screenshot of successfully-caught Shiny Squirtle wearing sunglasses

As part of its extensive Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018Niantic has confirmed that the seventh Pokémon GO Community Day is now underway in various territories across the globe. The latest in-game event features increased spawns of Squirtle, quarter Egg hatch distance, three-hour Lures and the new exclusive move Hydro Cannon for Blastoise. Shiny Squirtle, Shiny Wartortle and Shiny Blastoise have also made their Pokémon GO debuts. In addition, you have a chance to encounter Squirtle sporting sunglasses if you complete Field Research tasks during Community Day hours. Wartortle and Blastoise will retain their sunglasses if you evolve the special Squirtle. The sunglasses-wearing counterparts of all three can also be Shiny. Check below to find out the event hours in your region of the world.

  • The Americas and Greenland: July 8, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT
  • The Asia-Pacific region: July 8, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST
  • Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa: July 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UTC

Niantic has postponed this particular Community Day in Japan due to extreme weather conditions. A new date has yet to be announced, but stay tuned for any updates. The developer has also released new Aviator Sunglasses in the in-game shop. Niantic recently unveiled a set of new tutorial videos on friends, gifting and trading to help fans get ready for Community Day.


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