Pokémon Go: Magikarp Is The Featured Pokémon For August Community Day

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Pokémon Go revealed that for the August Community Day, the featured Pokémon is going to be none other than Magikarp. There are those who claim that this Fish Pokémon is underpowered, and even pathetic, considering that it’s usually an easy target for predators. However, Magikarp can leap over mountains and is able to survive in any body of water, even if the same body of water is polluted.

The August Community Day is scheduled for August 8 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, local time.

During this Community Day, Magikarp is set to appear more frequently in the wild and Trainers lucky enough may get to encounter a Shiny Magikarp. In addition, Trainers that evolve Magikarp during the event can get a Gyarados that knows Aqua Tail. Take note that it’s going to need some amount of Candy in order to evolve. Not to worry though, since there is an event-exclusive Field Research task that lets everyone earn extra Magikarp Candies.

Trainers can also take some snapshots during the event to receive a surprise.

There is also the August Community Day Box that is available for a one-time purchase. It’s going to have 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM, six Star Pieces, and an Incense.

For the event itself, Trainers have the chance to follow Professor Willow as he learns more about Magikarp. This is going to be made possible through the exclusive Special Research story known as Making a Splash. Tickets are available for $1 and are non-refundable.

Go Battle League

Season 3 has started in the Go Battle League and according to the Pokémon Go team, one billion battles have been completed. Now that’s truly impressive. Just in case you’ve forgotten, here are the schedules:

  • Great League
    • July 27 at 4:00 PM to August 10 at 4:00 PM EDT
  • Ultra League and its Premier Cup
    • August 10 at 4:00 PM to August 24 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • Premier Cup has a 2500 CP limit.
  • Master League and its Premier Cup
    • August 24 at 4:00 PM to September 7 at 4:00 PM EDT
    • Premier Cup has no CP limit.
  • All three leagues and the Premier Cup (no CP limit)
    • September 7 at 4:00 PM to September 14 at 4:00 PM EDT
Pokémon Go
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  • As Close To Living Pokémon Fantasy As It Gets
  • Active And Engaging Experience
  • Lots Of Mon And Events
  • Battles Aren't What Fans Expect
  • Very Grindy
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