The August Research Breakthrough Pokemon in GO is still a mystery, but as July comes to a close, it's time to say goodbye to Larvitar. Larvitar was awarded as a research breakthrough encounter during the month of July but that will end on Saturday the 31 after which, the to-be-announced August Pokemon will take its place.
August Breakthrough Pokemon GO Guide
Fans speculate that the next Pokemon will likely be another Pseudo-Legendary, likely one with the capability to mega evolve since Mega Evolution will be added to the game soon. Likely replacements for Larvitar would be Beldum, Bagon, Gible, or maybe Ralts. Ralts would be particularly interesting since both of it's evolved forms are capable of Mega evolution. Swablu would also be a welcome pick, considering the massive amount of candies it takes to evolve one into Altaria. Whatever pokemon is eventually chosen, the new research breakthrough pokemon will be available starting Sunday, Aug. 1.