Magikarp Community Day Guide

Your guide to everything Magikarp on Community Day.
Your guide to everything Magikarp on Community Day. / Photo by Niantic Labs

Magikarp Community Day Guide will help you make the most of your Magikarp themed day. Here's what you need to know for Magikarp Community Day.

Magikarp Community Day Guide

Magikarp Community Day will take place August 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your local time. During the event, the Fish Pokémon will appear in the wild more frequently. You'll also have a chance to catch a Shiny Magikarp.

Any Magikarp you evolve into Gyarados during the event or for up to two hours after will learn the event exclusive move Aqua Tail. Magikarp takes a whopping 400 Candy to evolve, so you can do some event-exclusive Field Research to earn extra Candy.

During Community Day, your chances of finding a Shiny version of the featured Pokémon dramatically increase. You can expect to find a Shiny Magikarp roughly every 25 encounters.

Shiny Pokémon don't appear on the map as Shiny, so you'll be looking at every Magikarp you meet until you find the Shiny. A Shiny Magikarp is gold instead of orange. You should just catch every Magikarp you see, as you'll need a lot of Candy anyway.

The event will also feature some limited bundles. A Special Research story is available for $1 that has you and Willow follow Magikarp's evolution. The item bundle this time contains 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Charged TM, six Star Pieces and an Incense.

You'll also get some non-Magikarp specific bonuses like three hour Incense and triple catch Stardust.