Niantic Labs announced that Eevee will be the featured Pokemon for Pokemon GO's August 2021 Community—with a twist!
The announcement was made on the official Pokemon GO Twitter account via a tweet published Thursday, July 22. According to the accompanying post on the Pokemon GO news blog, this event will last the entire weekend of Aug. 13 and host a massive amount of exciting bonuses for Eevee and Eevee-lution fans, alike.
This is the first time a Community Day has lasted over a day—and with good reason. There's always a ton of possibilities when working with Eevee.
Pokemon GO Community Day August 2021 Explained
The August 2021 Community Day event will last from 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on Friday, Aug. 13 to Monday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. ET).
As always, Eevee will be completely taking over the wild overland map for the duration of the event. Any caught or hatched will automatically know the special charged move "Last Resort." Now is the best time to find that shiny perfect IV Eevee for your favorite Eevee-lution partner. Additionally, Eevees evolved during the event are guaranteed to learn the following unique moves:
- Vaporeon: Scald
- Jolteon: Zap Cannon
- Flareon: Superpower
- Espeon: Shadow Ball
- Umbreon: Psychic
- Leafeon: Bullet Seed
- Glaceon: Water Pulse
- Sylveon: Psyshock
On top of that, Sylveon will only require seven buddy hearts to prompt evolution instead of the usual 70. Trainers can also enjoy Time Research that rewards a Mossy and Glacial Lure to guarantee a Leafeon and Glaceon, respectively.
This event's Community Day box will cost 1,280 PokéCoins in the in-game shop and include 50 Ultra Balls, five Incense, an Elite Fast TM, and an Elite Charged TM.
Those with the funds and interest can spend $1 to take part in the Eevee Community Day-exclusive Special Research story, "What You Choose to Be." It will not include an in-game medal. At the time of writing, tickets for this have not been released, but will likely be available through the "Ticket" tab in the app.
If that wasn't enough, Niantic is also activating the following rewards on Aug. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time:
- Eggs will require one quarter their usual Hatch Distance.
- Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Taking Snapshots will prompt a "surprise."
- Eevee appears with a potentially increased shiny chance.
Niantic has certainly taken advantage of Eevee's massive potential.