Pokemon Go June Community Day: Deino, Event Move, Bonuses and More

Pokemon Go's next Community Day takes place June 25.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Deino is the star of Pokemon Go's June Community Day.


Pokemon Go's  June Community Day is here. The event takes place today, June 25, and will give players more chances to catch the rare dragon Pokemon Deino. On top of that, there will be a new Special Research story along with other in-game bonuses, including extra four-star Zweilous raids after the event ends.

Here's everything you need to know about June's Community Day.

When is June's Community Day?

June's Community Day takes place Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

June's featured Pokemon: Deino

The star of June's Community Day is Deino, a dark/dragon Pokemon first introduced in the Pokemon Black and White games. Deino will be appearing in the wild much more frequently throughout the event, and you'll have an increased chance of finding a shiny Deino.

Event move: Brutal Swing

If you're able to evolve Deino all the way into its final form, Hydreigon, before 7 p.m. local time on June 25, it'll learn a special move: the dark-type Charged Attack Brutal Swing. 

Hydreigon typically can't learn this move in Pokemon Go outside of special events like June's Community Day, so you'll need to evolve it within that time frame if you're hoping to get it.


In addition to increased Deino spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be active during June's Community Day. Any Pokemon eggs you place in incubators during the event will hatch at a quarter of their usual distance. In addition, you'll earn twice the regular amount of candy for catching Pokemon, and any Lure Modules and Incense you use will last for three hours rather than their usual duration.

Zweilous raids

Although June's Community Day officially ends at 2 p.m. local time, there will still be more to do in the game afterward -- namely bonus raids. From 2 to 7 p.m. local time, Deino's first evolved form, Zweilous, will be appearing in special four-star raids. If you're able to defeat the raid boss, additional Deino will spawn around that gym for 30 minutes. 

However, these raids are only available in-person. As specified on the Pokemon Go website, you will not be able to use a Remote Raid Pass to join these Zweilous raids, so you'll need to be physically present at a gym to participate in one.

Community Day is just one of the events Pokemon Go still has lined up for this month. The game is hosting a Pokemon TCG crossover until June 30, and Mewtwo is back in five-star raids. You can see everything going on in the game this month in our June events roundup.