Pokémon Go announces the schedule for July 2020

While most of Pokémon Go will focus on the birthday challenge and Pokémon GO Fest 2020 in the coming month, today Niantic announced the calendar of events for July 2020. The July 2020 research awards meeting will be the Pokémon Rock Skin, Larvitar. Larvitar is the Rock and Ground Gen II type Pokémon which evolves into pseudo-legendary Tyranitar, which remains one of the best Dark type Pokémon in the game, just behind the Mythical Pokémon, Darkrai.

As Zekrom ends, it’s time for the legendary raid boss, on July 1, 2020, there is a week left before Kyurem takes his place. Kyurem will support five-star raids from July 7 at 1:00 p.m. PST and will be shown in a raid hour each Wednesday when it is available. Keep an eye out for our Kyurem Raid guide to come later this week.

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Each Tuesday, a Spotlight hour will also be offered with a special Pokémon and a bonus at 6 p.m. local time. The Pokémon and bonuses presented will be:

  • July 7: Taillow and 2x Candy transfer
  • July 14: Zubat and 2x evolve XP
  • July 21: Oddish and 2x Stardust catch
  • July 28: Buizel and 2x catch XP

While that’s all that was announced today, don’t forget that the Anniversary Challenge event will include three weeks of timed research that will unlock bonus Pokémon for Pokémon GO Fest 2020! Keep an eye out for our guides who break down each week’s timed research ahead. In the meantime, be sure to check out our full Pokédex so you can catch them all!


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