Pokémon GO Community Day July 2020: What You Need to Know

Pokémon GO Community Day July 20202 will focus on Gastly.
Pokémon GO Community Day July 20202 will focus on Gastly. / Courtesy of Niantic

Pokémon GO Community Day July 2020 kicks off Sunday, giving players the chance to grab a Shiny Gastly, a special Gengar attack, and plenty of other bonuses. Here's what you need to know about the event, from start time to available purchases.

Pokémon GO Community Day July 2020: What You Need to Know

Community Day will begin Sunday at 11 a.m. local time, then continue to 5 p.m. local time. The day will center the Ghost-Type Pokémon Gastly. Gastly will spawn more frequently in the wild throughout the day, and Shiny Gastly will also appear from time to time.

Any Haunters players manage to evolve into Gengar up to two hours after the end of Community Day will automatically learn Shadow Punch, a Ghost-Type Charge attack that Gengar can't normally learn.

Players will be able to make special one-time-purchases of a July Community Day Box, which includes 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense and two Super Incubators. Niantic hasn't announced that bundle's price, but it has revealed players will be able to buy a $1 ticket to access the Community Day-exclusive Special Research questline called The Great Gastly.

During the event, eggs will require 1/4 the Hatch Distance when places in Incubators. Incense placed during the event will last for three hours.