Pokemon GO July 2020 Events Guide

There are tons of events for Pokemon GO players to participate in this month. Here's a quick rundown of every in-game event this July.

With a new month underway, there are tons of new events headed to Niantic’s hit mobile game, Pokemon GO. In this guide, we are going to give you a brief overview of all the Pokemon GO July 2020 events, so you don’t miss out on any rewards or rare Pokemon these events have to offer. With all that out of the way, let’s get started!

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All Pokemon GO July 2020 Events

There are a total of five main events coming to Pokemon GO in July 2020. Each event will offer players different objectives, challenges, and rewards for participating and completing challenges. Further, some events will run throughout the whole month, while others will only be available for a limited time. In the list below, you’ll find all of the Pokemon GO July 2020 events. 

  • July Research Breakthrough Encounter
  • Kyurem Raid
  • July 2020 Spotlight Hours (x4)
  • Pokemon GO Fest Weekly Challenges
  • Pokemon GO Fest

As you can see, there is plenty to be excited for in the world of Pokemon this month. To kick things off, the July Research challenges are now live in the game and will be available through August 1. Further, completing these challenges will give players a shot at encountering both Larvitar and Shiny Larvitar! On July 3, the Pokemon GO Fest weekly challenges will begin and will prepare players for the upcoming Pokemon GO Fest celebration, which will take place virtually this year. This year, Pokemon GO Fest 2020 will take place on July 25 and 26 and will give players the chance to catch new mythical Pokemon.

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On July 7, Kyurem will arrive in a five-star raid and will be available for players to battle. Further, Kyurem Raid Hour events will take place every Wednesday at 6 PM local time. Last but not least are the Pokemon GO July 2020 Spotlight hours, which will take place every Tuesday in the game. Each Spotlight Hour will feature different Pokemon and special bonuses. For more details, check out the list below.

  • July 7 – Spotlight: Taillow; Bonus: 2x Candy for transferring Pokemon
  • July 14 – Spotlight: Zubat; Bonus: 2x XP for evolving Pokemon
  • July 21 – Spotlight: Oddish; Bonus: 2x Stardust for catching Pokemon
  • July 28 – Spotlight: Buizel; Bonus: 2x XP for catching Pokemon

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As you can see, there is plenty to look forward to during the month of July in Pokemon GO. If you’ve been away from the game for a while, we have tons of guides on our website that will help you catch up. Further, if you’d like to know more about the game, be sure to check out some of our guides listed below.

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