The Obstagoon avatar items and Obstagoon pose that were first made available during August Pokémon GO Community Day as Timed Research rewards will also be available for purchase in the in-game shop

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Galarian Zigzagoon Tackles Pokémon GO’s August Community Day

Wreak havoc with event bonuses, Special Research, four-star raids, and Obstruct.

Galarian Zigzagoon may be adorable, but the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon is known for constantly running around—especially into fights with other Pokémon. This Dark- and Normal-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region is bringing that restless energy to Pokémon GO’s August Community Day event on August 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Throughout the day, Galarian Zigzagoon will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might even find a Shiny one! Plus, if you evolve Galarian Linoone (Galarian Zigzagoon’s Evolution) into Obstagoon during the event or up to five hours afterward, that Obstagoon will know Obstruct—a Dark-type Charged Attack making its Pokémon GO debut!

August Community Day will also feature additional bonuses, offering plenty of incentives to power up Obstagoon—a popular choice in the GO Battle League’s Great League and Ultra League—and see for yourself how well the Blocking Pokémon obstructs its opponents. Incense and Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours, and you’ll earn three times the Stardust and twice as much XP and Candy for catching Pokémon. You’ll also receive twice as much Candy for transferring Pokémon. Plus, you’ll have double the chance of getting Zigzagoon Candy XL when you catch Galarian Zigzagoon.

Find a buddy to trade with before the event ends to take advantage of special event trade bonuses. Trainers can make two additional Special Trades during the event for a maximum of four Special Trades per day. Better still, any trades made during the event cost 75% less Stardust, making it the perfect time to coordinate Special Trades with a high Stardust cost.

Tickets for a Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day–exclusive Special Research story titled Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon 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.

 

Bonus Raids

You’ll also be able to extend your August Community Day experience by participating in four-star raids. On August 13, 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 Galarian Linoone. Defeating Galarian Linoone in a Raid Battle will cause Galarian Zigzagoon 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.

Zig, zag, and zoom with Zigzagoon this Pokémon GO Community Day, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

August 2022 Community Day: Galarian Zigzagoon

 

August 2022 Community Day: Galarian Zigzagoon

Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Trainers,

We’re excited to announce that Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon, will be featured during August Community Day!

UPDATE: Congratulations, Trainers! Your hard work during Pokémon GO Fest: Sapporo has earned Ultra Unlock bonuses for August Community Day!

Play during Community Day to make the most of these extra bonuses!

Featured Pokémon

Galarian Zigzagoon will appear more frequently in the wild.

PGO_Icon_289_Slaking
Galarian Zigzagoon
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

CD Special Research Ticket IconCommunity Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon

Community Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon.
  • 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.

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.

*Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.

 

Event Bonuses

 
Egg Hatch Bonus
3× Catch Stardust.
Candy Bonus - White
2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon.
Candy Bonus - White
2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
Lure Module Icon - White
Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
Lure Module Bonus Icon - Black
Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
Photobomb Bonus Icon - Black
Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
Trading
One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of three for the day.*
Trading
Trades made during the event and up to five hours afterward will require 50% less Stardust.*
*While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Bonuses for groups

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Work together with other Trainers between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time to unlock additional bonuses!

If enough Pokémon are caught by Trainers with help from a single Lure Module, the 3× Stardust bonus for catching Pokémon near the Lured PokéStop will be increased to a 4× bonus Stardust for 30 minutes.*

  • This bonus will not stack with the base 3× Catch Stardust bonus and will instead replace it for the duration.
 

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Saturday, August 13, 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 Galarian Zigzagoon to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

4_star_raid_eggFour-star Raid Battles

Galarian Linoone will be appearing in four-star raids!

You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.

Galarian Linoone
Galarian Linoone

Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Galarian Linoone, Galarian Zigzagoon 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!*

*Galarian Zigzagoon that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during August Community Day’s three-hour event period.

 

Ultra Unlock event bonuses

The following bonuses will be active from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Rocket - Black
2× XP for catching Pokémon
Stadust - Black
2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Raid Pass - Black
Two additional Special Trades can be made during the event. This bonus stacks with the additional Special Trade bonus for the Season of GO, for a maximum of four Special Trades for the day.
XP - Black
Trades made during the event will require 75% less Stardust.*
*This bonus replaces the previous bonus that halves Stardust for trades. These bonuses will not stack.

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on Galarian Zigzagoon will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You will need to catch a total of one hundred Galarian Zigzagoon to complete this Timed Research in full. As you progress through and complete the research tasks, you will receive the following:

Obstagoon Hat

Obstagoon Glasses

Obstagoon Gloves

Obstagoon Pose

These items will also be available for purchase in the in-game shop after the event.

Stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

Get ready for Galarian Zigzagoon at #PokemonGOCommunityDay

Run, Galarian Zigzagoon, run…

🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️

…for #PokemonGOCommunityDay on Saturday, August 13 from 11am to 2pm. Are you also on the way, Trainers?

#PokemonGOCommunityDay #MeetYouOutThere

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