Pokémon GO Community Day August 2022 - Pokemon, Move, Date, and Buffs

Galarian Zigzagoon.
July 27, 2022: With the Pokémon of the month finally revealed, it's time to look at what it'll bring to the table.

Mark your calendars, because the Pokémon GO Community Day August 2022 date is on the horizon. This entry in the monthly event will add a new Pokémon to the spotlight, with further research tasks and rewards on offer. As such, we've got all the key details you'll need to know.

In this Pokémon GO guide, we'll tell you exactly when the August 2022 community day is, as well as what it's set to include for players. They're always very popular with players, so it's another thing to look forward to as summer arrives in Pokémon GO.

While you wait though, feel free to check out some of our other guides. We've got a Pokémon GO Great League tier list for those ready to dive into the PVP mode. That's on top of the current Ditto disguises for July 2022 and the best Pokémon GO Giovanni counters for this month.

When Is the Pokémon GO Community Day August 2022 Start Time?

Pokémon GO Community Day August 2022 will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

The event won't last for the entire day, instead taking place in a two-hour period dependent on your time zone.

As with all the other Community Days in Pokémon GO, it'll consist of a limited-time spotlight for a specific Pokémon. That's in addition to boosted chances of catching a shiny, as well as some limited research to complete for even more rewards.

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What Is The Pokémon GO Community Day August 2022 Spotlight Pokémon?

Revealed on July 19 shortly after that month's Community Day event, we now know that Galarian Zigzagoon is the Pokémon you'll be seeing a whole lot of on the day.

It might sound a tad boring being another early critter like Starly from last month, Galarian Zigzagoon can turn into the surprisingly powerful Obstagoon in the right hands. This Dark-type menace packs a punch, and with any evolved Galarian Zigzagoon automatically learning the Charged Attack 'Obstruct', it's worth having.

What Does Obstruct Do in Pokémon GO?

Here's why the Community Day August 2022 move is so good. In a trainer battle (so PVP or a Rocket boss like Arlo), Obstruct hits with 15 power but increases Obstagoon's Defense and lowers the same stat for its target. That's a big deal.

In areas where stat differences don't really apply (like gyms and raids) Obstruct becomes a 20 power move.

What Are the Pokemon GO Community Day August 2022 Bonuses?

Active Buffs

  • 3x Catch Stardust
  • 2x chance for XL Candy from catching (Level 31+)
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • Three-hour lures
  • Three-hour incense
  • Snapshot surprises
  • One extra Special Trade
  • 50% Stardust discount for trades

The buffs above apply during the three-hour Community Day window.

Community Day Raids

  • Galarian Linoone (4*)
    • Spawn after the three-hour window and cause Galarian Zigzagoon to spawn around the area if victrious

Community Day Bonus Spawn

  • Galarian Linoone
    • During Community Day hours, catching enough Pokémon around a lured stop will cause a Galarian Linoone to spawn.

That's it for our preliminary look at the Pokémon GO Community Day for August 2022! While it's still quite a way off, there's no better time than now to start getting excited for it. In the meantime, feel free to check out the Prime Gaming Pokémon GO rewards for July 2022, for a few additional freebies.

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