Niantic is excited to announce that Poliwag, the Tadpole Pokémon, will be featured during July Community Day! This July 2023 Community Day takes place Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. You can get full details on this event below.

Poliwag will appear more frequently in the wild. Evolve Poliwhirl (Poliwag’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Poliwrath that knows the Fast Attack Counter.

  • Trainer Battles: 8 power
  • Gyms and raids: 12 power

Evolve Poliwhirl (Poliwag’s Evolution) with a King’s Rock during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Politoed that knows the Charged Attack Ice Beam.

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power
  • Gyms and raids: 90 power

Community Day Special Research story – Slippery Swirls

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Poliwag Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Slippery Swirls. 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

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event.
  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon.
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of three for the day.*
  • Trades will require 50% less Stardust.

While most bonuses are only active during the three-hour event period, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day: Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time

After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on special four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Poliwag to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

Four-star Raid Battles

Poliwhirl will appear 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 Raid Battles.

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Poliwhirl, additional Poliwag will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Poliwag!

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

Timed Research awarding King’s Rocks will be available between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time.

July Community Day–themed Field Research will be available! Catch Poliwag to earn rewards such as additional encounters with Poliwag, King’s Rocks, Ultra Balls, and more!

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

If you’re looking for other Trainers in your area to trade, battle, or join Raid Battles with on Community Day, check out our Community Day map!

By searching for Community Parks, you can find areas near you that were popular in previous Community Days—these parks may be a fun place to play with your local community while enjoying some fresh air. We hope this map is helpful for those looking to meet other Trainers!

Popular locations are provided for informational purposes only. Niantic is not hosting or operating official or unofficial events at these locations. Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Niantic games.

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