Aqua Tail Gyarados Pokemon GO: New Community Day Announced

Magikarp will be the featured Pokemon for August's community day event
Magikarp will be the featured Pokemon for August's community day event | Photo by Niantic

Aqua Tail Gyarados in Pokemon GO, a new community day, has been announced where it can become yours.

Magikarp is the featured Pokemon for this August's Community Day, happening Saturday, Aug. 8 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time. Magikarp evolved into Gyarados during or up to two hours during the event will know the exclusive move Aqua Tail.

Even with the increased spawns it might be a difficult feat for trainers to gather the needed candies to evolve one, given it takes a whopping 400 candies to evolve Magikarp into Gyarados. This will also be a good time for trainers to try and find a shiny Magikarp since the increased spawns will put RNG on their side.

Aqua Tail Gyarados Pokemon GO: New Community Day Announced

Aqua Tail is a solid charge move for Gyarados. It won't hit the top of the leader board in DPS for the Pokemon, that spot is still occupied by Hydro Pump, but Aqua Tail is a close second. Additionally, although Hydro Pump can pull of overwhelming damage in a single hit, it takes a long time to charge. Aqua Tail does significantly less damage in a single hit but it can be used more quickly and more often.

Players will experience increased incense duration, lasting up to three hours, 3 times more stardust upon catching a Pokemon, event exclusive field research tasks, and a $1 event exclusive special research challenge.