Pokemon Go July Community Day Guide: Shiny Starly, Event Move and More

Pokemon Go's Starly Community Day event takes place today; here's what you need to know.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Starly will be appearing more frequently during Pokemon Go's July Community Day.


Pokemon Go 's July Community Day has arrived. The event takes place around the world today, July 17, and gives Pokemon Go players everywhere a chance to take advantage of various in-game bonuses, including increased Starly spawns, extra candy and XP, and even bonus Staravia raids after the event ends.

Here's everything you need to know to prepare for July's Starly Community Day.

When is July's Community Day?

Pokemon Go's July Community Day takes place on Sunday, July 17. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, with bonus Staravia raids continuing afterward from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokemon: Starly

The star of July's Community Day is Starly. The tiny bird Pokemon will be appearing in the wild more frequently than usual throughout the event, and you'll have an increased chance of encountering a shiny Starly.

In addition to the wild spawns, Pokemon Go will also offer a new Starly-focused Special Research story for July's Community Day. Tickets to access the Special Research will be on sale in the in-game item shop for $1.

Featured attack: Gust

Not only will you have more chances to catch Starly during July's Community Day, but it'll also be able to learn a special attack. If you can evolve the bird Pokemon into its final form, Staraptor, before 7 p.m. local time, it will learn the flying-type Fast Attack Gust.

Event bonuses

On top of increased Starly spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during July's Community Day. Any Lure Modules and Incense you use during the event will last for three hours rather than their usual duration. Additionally, you'll earn triple XP and double candy for catching any Pokemon, with an increased chance of also getting Candy XL when you catch Starly.

As mentioned, there will also be bonus raids featuring Starly's first evolved form, Staravia, after July's Community Day ends. Each time you clear one of these raids, there will be increased Starly spawns around the host gym for 30 minutes, giving you more chances to catch the starling Pokemon.

That's not all that's happening in Pokemon Go right now. The legendary bird Moltres is appearing in five-star raids again until July 22, and more Pokemon are set to make their debut soon as part of a mystery event starting July 27. You can catch up on everything else going on in the game this month in our July events roundup.