Gastly Community Day in July 2020

This month, Niantic has a slew of Pokemon Go activities planned. The studio will hold another Community Day on Sunday, July 19, ahead of Pokemon Go Fest 2020, and it has now given some further information about the event.

Gastly Community Day is Here!

Like the previous Community Days, the July event will span six hours instead of three, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. Gastly, as previously announced, will be this month’s featured Pokemon. The Ghost Pokemon will emerge in the wild considerably more often than normal during Community Day, and you’ll get a chance to capture a Shiny Gastly.


Niantic also confirmed that the Community Day move for this month will be Shadow Punch. If you develop Haunter—evolved Gastly’s form—into Gengar by 7 PM local time (two hours after the Community Day finishes), it will learn Shadow Punch, which it usually cannot learn in Pokemon Go.

A few extras will also be available during July’s Community Day. To begin, eggs will hatch at one-quarter the typical distance. Any Incense you use will also last three hours rather than the normal 30 minutes, and a special Community Day package containing 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense, and two Super Incubators will be available to buy from the in-game store.

Finally, during the event, Niantic will give a Community Day-exclusive Special Research questline dubbed The Great Gastly. The questline will need the purchase of a ticket, which will be available in Pokemon Go’s in-game store ahead of the Community Day for $1 USD. More information is available on the game’s official website.

Meanwhile, the first round of weekly Pokemon Go Fest challenges will be available this week. Niantic will release more Pokemon over the Go Fest weekend if enough players on each team complete the tasks. This month also sees the arrival of the Legendary Kyurem in Pokemon Go, as well as a fresh batch of Field Research missions to accomplish.


The May Community Day in Pokemon GO was a unique event since it enabled users to vote on the featured Pokemon in July.

During July’s Community Day, the popular Augmented Reality game brought back choice by enabling players to vote for the featured Pokemon.

Trainers may pick among four Pokemon to showcase, and the top two will be chosen as the featured Pokemon for both June and July.

Here are the details for the Pokemon GO Community Day in July.


Niantic has sent a tweet warning players that their friend would not be bringing them Poke Balls on Community Day.

However, there will be a free bundle of 30 Ultra Balls in the store, as well as presents with more goods than normal.


Tickets for the Pokemon GO Community Day Exclusive Special Research story ‘The Great Gastly’ are now available in the in-game shop.

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July Community Day 2020 Dates And Times

The July community event will take place Sunday, July 19th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon Voting

The featured Pokemon for July is Gastly.

Gastly: Evolve Haunter (Gastly’s evolved form) to get a Gengar that understands the Ghost-type attack Shadow Punch. The ability of Shadow Punch to charge up rapidly provides Gengar with a great strike for tricking your opponent into activating their Protect Shields. This may allow you to perform more powerful strikes later, such as Shadow Ball!

July Community Day 2020 Features And Content

  • Gastly will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Gastly.
  • Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Gengar that knows Shadow Punch.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase July Community Day Box, featuring 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense, and two Super Incubators.
  • For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Community Day–exclusive Special Research story: The Great Gastly! Follow Professor Willow as he investigates some spooky happenings in his mobile lab

July Community Day Bonuses

  • 3 x Catch XP
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Buddy Pokemon with a Buddy level of “Great Buddy” or higher will bring you helpful items, such as Poke Balls, through the event.
  • Eggs will require 1/4 Hatch Distance when placed in Incubators during the event period.