Pokémon GO July Content Update: Community Day; Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres return to raids; Anniversary Event; and more!
The birds are back!
Pokémon GO is going as strong as ever as Summer begins, and there are plenty of new events to look forward to in the warmer weather. Of course, Pokémon GO Fest 2022 is the headline item here, but there’s also details about July’s Community Day, Pokémon returning to raids, and lots more. See below for a complete run-through of what to expect next month.
Pokémon GO Fest 2022!
- Keep the Pokémon GO Fest fun going with an in-person event in Berlin! You can get your tickets now to celebrate this event from Friday, July 1, 2022, to Sunday, July 3, 2022.
- From Friday, July 22, 2022, to Sunday, July 24, 2022, Pokémon GO Fest is bringing an in-person event to Seattle for the very first time! Get your tickets, grab some friends, and enjoy Pokémon GO Fest in this amazing location!
- Be sure to check out the blog to learn more about all that’s in store as we continue this summerlong Pokémon GO fest celebration!
July Community Day
- Join us for July Community Day on Sunday, July 17, 2022! Starly, the Starling Pokémon, will appear in the wild!
- For more details, check out the July Community Day blog.
- Pokémon GO Anniversary Event: Get ready to celebrate Pokémon GO during the annual Anniversary Event, running from Wednesday, July 6, 2022, to Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
- ??? Event: A special event featuring Pokémon debuts and new adventures? You bet! Get ready for a to-be-revealed event that will take place from Wednesday, July 27, 2022, to Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
- Don’t forget! Because there are multiple Pokémon GO Fest celebrations happening this year, Trainers all over the world will have multiple chances to earn specific Ultra Unlock bonuses for both events. Learn more on the blog!
- Head over to the Season of GO website to keep up to date on all that’s happening in July!
Featured Pokémon in raids
Five-Star Raids: The Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Dialga will return to five-star raids this July! Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.
Friday, July 1, 2022, to Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Articuno
Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Zapdos
Thursday, July 14, 2022, to Friday, July 22, 2022 - Moltres
Friday, July 22, 2022, to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Dialga
Mega Raids: Mega Charizard, Mega Pidgeot, and Mega Gengar will appear in Mega Raids! Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
Friday, July 1, 2022, to Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Mega Charizard X
Thursday, July 7, 2022, to Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Mega Charizard Y
Thursday, July 14, 2022, to Friday, July 22, 2022 - Mega Pidgeot
Friday, July 22, 2022, to Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Mega Gengar
Raid Hours: Every Wednesday in July, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.
July 6: Articuno July 13: Zapdos July 20: Moltres July 27: Dialga
July Research Breakthrough encounters
Friday, July 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). - Lickitung
Pokémon Spotlight Hours: In the month of July, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!
July 5: Ledyba ǀ 2× XP for catching Pokémon
July 12: Machop ǀ 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
July 19: Staryu ǀ 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
July 26: Meditite ǀ 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
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