Trainers, get ready for another Community Day, this Sunday the 8th of July. This time we get to catch the Water-type starter Pokémon from the Kanto region, Squirtle. As with the previous Community Days, the event only lasts for three hours so make sure you fully evolve your Squirtle into a Blastoise and teach it the exclusive move Hydro Cannon. And that’s not all, as Niantic has a special surprise for fans who’ve grown up watching the Pokémon anime. By completing field research, trainers may be lucky enough to encounter a Squirtle wearing sunglasses, yes Pokémon fans, the Squirtle Squad has arrived…ummm, will be arriving, come Sunday. During the event eggs put into incubators will hatch four times faster, lures will last up to three hours and special Community Day boxes will be available in the in-game shop.
Once again the local Pokémon GO communities in South Africa have been nothing short of amazing and have arranged Community Day events across the country. So make sure you check the list below to join one near you. With the help of various community members we’ve managed to reach out to multiple regions such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, George, Nelspruit and Cape Town. So if I’ve missed any local communities and you know of an event near you please feel free to post it in the comments down below.
Johannesburg – Emmarentia Botanical Gardens
Pretoria – National Zoo
George – Unity Park (meeting spot)
Nelspruit – PPK Church
The Pokémon GO community in Cape Town hosts the event across the province so be sure to check out their Facebook page here to sign up for the competitions.