Squirtle Community Day in Pokemon GO

July 2023 Community Day Classic: Squirtle Makeup Event

Trainers, get ready for an exciting Pokemon GO event! Niantic has announced the July 2023 Community Day Classic featuring Squirtle, the Tiny Turtle Pokemon. Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 9, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time as this event promises to bring lots of fun and exclusive content for all Trainers.

Log-in Issues and Makeup Event

During the previous Community Day Classic: Squirtle event, there were unfortunate log-in issues specifically for Trainers using Pokemon Trainer Club accounts. To make it up to all Trainers impacted by this inconvenience, Niantic has organized a special global makeup event on Sunday, July 23, 2023. This makeup event aims to ensure that everyone has a chance to fully experience the Community Day festivities and enjoy all the exciting features.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and continued enthusiasm for Pokemon GO!

Exciting Features and Pokemon

The July 2023 Community Day Classic brings a host of exciting features that will surely keep Trainers engaged and thrilled. Let’s take a closer look at what this event has in store:

Featured Pokemon: Squirtle

Squirtle, the beloved Tiny Turtle Pokemon, will be appearing more frequently in the wild during the event. This means you will have increased opportunities to encounter and catch this adorable Water-type starter Pokemon throughout your gameplay during the event period.

Featured Attack: Blastoise with Hydro Cannon

Trainers, here’s your chance to obtain a powerful Blastoise with the exclusive Charged Attack called Hydro Cannon. Evolve your Wartortle (the evolution of Squirtle) either during the event or within two hours afterward—from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time—to obtain a Blastoise that knows this incredibly potent Water-type Charged Attack.

Hydro Cannon is a fearsome move that can be utilized in various battles:

  • In Trainer Battles, Hydro Cannon packs a punch with 80 power.
  • In Gyms and raids, this move becomes even more formidable with 90 power.

So make sure to evolve your Wartortle and add this powered-up Blastoise to your battle roster!

Field Research and Special Encounters

Squirtle-Themed Field Research

During the July 2023 Community Day Classic, Trainers will have access to Squirtle-themed Field Research tasks. Completing these tasks will not only reward you with valuable items but also give you a chance to encounter a special version of Squirtle wearing sunglasses. Keep an eye out for these Field Research tasks and embark on an exciting journey to catch them all!

Community Day Special Research Story: Squirtle Community Day Classic

For just US$1.00 (or the equivalent in your local currency), Trainers can enjoy the exclusive Squirtle Community Day Classic Special Research story. This special research story offers an immersive experience with unique challenges and rewards that are exclusive to this event.

If you already purchased the Squirtle Community Day Classic Special Research story earlier this month, you will have the opportunity to acquire a second, identical version of the story by purchasing an additional ticket.

Stay tuned for the release of tickets for the Special Research story and make sure not to miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Additionally, starting now, Trainers can purchase and gift event tickets to their friends who have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher. To gift a ticket, simply visit the in-game shop, navigate to the Special Research ticket, and tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button. Spread the joy of Pokemon GO and share the adventure with your friends!

It’s important to note that tickets are nonrefundable, subject to applicable law, and exceptions as defined in the Terms of Service. Furthermore, this Special Research will not award any in-game medals upon completion. Please keep these details in mind while participating in this event and making ticket purchases or gifts.

Event Bonuses and Extra Fun

Like every Pokemon GO event, the July 2023 Community Day Classic comes with exciting bonuses and surprises to enhance your gameplay experience. Here are some of the bonuses you can look forward to:

  • 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance: When you place eggs in an Incubator during the event period, their hatch distance will be reduced to one-fourth of the normal requirement. Use this opportunity to hatch more Pokemon in less time and expand your collection!
  • Lure Modules: The effects of Lure Modules will be extended during the event, lasting for a duration of three hours instead of the usual 30 minutes. Take advantage of these longer-lasting modules to attract and catch a wider variety of Pokemon at PokéStops!
  • Incense Duration: Using Incense, excluding Daily Adventure Incense, will increase its duration to three hours. Activate your Incense and enjoy an extended period of increased Pokemon encounters from the comfort of your own location.
  • Snapshot Surprise: During Community Day Classic, capturing snapshots of your Pokemon can lead to a delightful surprise. Capture memorable moments and keep an eye out for special effects or encounters that might be triggered—adding a touch of magic to your gameplay!

Remember, as always, to stay aware of your surroundings and follow the guidelines provided by local health authorities while playing Pokemon GO. Keep in mind that upcoming events are subject to change, and to stay updated on all the latest news and announcements, be sure to follow Niantic on social media, opt in to push notifications, and subscribe to their emails.

Get ready for an epic Community Day Classic featuring Squirtle, and let the adventure begin!


The July 2023 Community Day Classic in Pokemon GO brings Trainers an exciting opportunity to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the game while enjoying exclusive features and encounters with Squirtle. From increased appearances of Squirtle in the wild to the chance to evolve Wartortle into a Hydro Cannon-powered Blastoise, this event offers a range of activities that will keep Trainers captivated throughout the three-hour period.

Engage in Squirtle-themed Field Research tasks to earn exclusive rewards and have the chance to encounter Squirtle wearing sunglasses—a unique sight to behold. Additionally, the Special Research story for this event provides a deep dive into Squirtle Community Day Classic, allowing Trainers to fully immerse themselves in the storyline and unlock special rewards.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the event bonuses, including reduced Egg Hatch Distance, extended duration for Lure Modules and Incense, and the surprise elements hidden within snapshots. These bonuses add an extra layer of excitement and entertainment to this already action-packed event.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does the July 2023 Community Day Classic event last?

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 9, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Make sure to set aside these three hours to fully participate in all the event activities and make the most of the exclusive content.

2. How can I evolve Wartortle into a Blastoise with Hydro Cannon?

To obtain a Blastoise with the

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