Every month, Pokémon GO holds Community Day event where players can encounter special Pokémon with exclusive abilities. The Pokémon GO Community Day for July will include the fan-favorite water starter, Mudkip. Similarly to past Community Days, the event will allow players to encounter a shiny Mudkip. The shiny Mudkip and its evolutions, Marshtomp and Swampert, are all pink instead of their normal color, blue.
Niantic posted a disclaimer about Mudkip’s exclusive ability stating that “Fast TMs and Charged TMs will not grant exclusive moves during Community Day. To learn the exclusive move, you must catch or evolve the featured Pokémon during Community Day hours”. Additionally, the event will also include triple Catch XP and 3-hour lures. Unfortunately, there won’t be another event running at the same time, so players won’t be able to gain more XP outside of the XP they will earn from that day.
Past Community Days this year have included Totodile, Swinub, Treecko, Bagon, Torchic, and Slakoth. With the inclusion of Mudkip, some may notice that all of the starters from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire are present this year. Will the rest of 2019 have Community Days that includes all the starters from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl? Only time will tell.
With that being said, the Pokémon GO Community Day will last from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT on July 21st.