Starly Soars during Pokémon GO’s July Community Day
Fly high with event bonuses, Special Research, four-star raids, and more.
Starly might be small, but that doesn’t stop it from singing loudly or flapping its wings with great power. This Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region is bringing that small-but-mighty swagger to Pokémon GO’s July Community Day event on Sunday, July 17, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Throughout the day, Starly will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might even find a Shiny one! Plus, if you evolve Staravia (Starly’s Evolution) into Staraptor during the event or up to five hours afterward, that Staraptor will know the Fast Attack Gust.
July Community Day will also feature additional bonuses. Incense and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours, you’ll earn three times the XP and twice as much Candy for catching Pokémon, and you’ll have double the chance of getting Starly Candy XL when you catch Starly. Pokémon trades made between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time will require only half the regular amount of Stardust, and you’ll be able to make an additional Special Trade during that timeframe. You can also work with other Trainers to unlock an additional bonus throughout the event. Catching enough Pokémon attracted to a single Lure Module will allow you to earn four times the XP for catching Pokémon—replacing the existing bonus—for 30 minutes.
Tickets for a Starly Community Day–exclusive Special Research story titled Field Notes: Starly will be available for US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). Remember that you can treat a friend to a Special Research ticket by tapping the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tapping the Gift button. Certain restrictions apply.
You’ll also be able to extend your July Community Day experience by participating in four-star raids. On July 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, look for blue-colored Eggs appearing on top of Gyms to take on Staravia. Defeating Staravia in a Raid Battle will cause Starly to appear in the wild in a 300-meter radius of the Gym for the next 30 minutes. These four-star raids are not accessible via Remote Raid Passes and can only be accessed with Raid Passes or Premium Battle Passes.
Fly ferociously like a sky-high Starly this Pokémon GO Community Day, Trainers!
July 2022 Community Day: Starly
July 2022 Community Day: Starly
Sunday, July 17, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time
Starly will appear more frequently in the wild.
- Trainer Battles: 16 power
- Gyms and raids: 25 power
Community Day Special Research story: Field Notes: Starly
- For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Starly Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Starly.
- Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
- Remember, you can give a ticket to a friend so they can experience this Community Day’s Special Research too!* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.
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 for groups
Work together with other trainers to unlock additional bonuses!
If enough Pokémon are caught by Trainers with help from a single Lure Module, the 3× XP bonus for catching Pokémon near the Lured PokéStop will be increased to a 4× bonus XP for 30 minutes.*
Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day
Sunday, July 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to challenge unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Starly to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!
Please note that the Community Day bonuses listed above in the “Event bonuses” and “Bonuses for groups” sections only apply to the three-hour Community Day event period.
Four-star Raid Battles
Staravia will be appearing in four-star raids!
These Raids can only be accessed with Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used.
Bonus for completing Four-star Raid Battles
Once you defeat Staravia in a four-star Raid Battle, Starly will begin to appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog