Niantic creates Magikarp appreciation post for Pokémon GO Community Day

The August 2020 edition of Pokémon GO Community Day features the Fish Pokémon Magikarp and is taking place on August 8, 2020. Read on below to learn more about the event:

The featured Pokémon for August Community Day is…

Trainers,

August’s Community Day Pokémon is known for the following.

  • Leaping over mountains after living for many years
  • Surviving in any body of water, no matter how polluted it is
  • Being an easy target for predators

That’s right—it’s Magikarp, the Fish Pokémon! Read on for more details about the upcoming Community Day event featuring what some call an underpowered, pathetic Pokémon.

Date + Time

Saturday, August 8, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Magikarp will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Magikarp. Shiny Gyarados will also be available.
  • Evolve Magikarp during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Gyarados that knows Aqua Tail.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • It takes quite a bit of Candy to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados! Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn additional Magikarp Candies.
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase August Community Day Box, featuring 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM, six Star Pieces, and an Incense!
  • For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you can access the Community Day–exclusive Special Research story Making a Splash! Follow Professor Willow as he learns about Magikarp and its epic Evolution journey!

Stay tuned for when tickets for the Making a Splash Special Research story go live! Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Bonuses

  • Catch Stardust
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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