Pokémon Go event – July research breakthrough, spotlight hours, and more

A list of each upcoming Pokémon Go event to help you take advantage of them

Pokémon Go event is a regular occurrence these days, with something new happening pretty much every week. If you’re a big fan of the location-based monster collector, then there’s very little reason to ever not be playing, whether it’s participating in a raid hour, Community Day, Go Fest, or the smaller events that take place in between.

Now, while this is positive, as you’ve always got something to do to keep you busy, there’s a downside to it as well, as it’s really difficult to keep on top of everything that’s happening to Pokémon Go in any given moment. But that’s where we come in. We want to make your life much easier by providing a nice, chronological list of each upcoming Pokémon Go event you can participate in.

So please find that below. We also keep a list of the most recent Pokémon Go news, every single recent Pokémon Go update, so you can check the latest patch notes at a glance, and we’ve put together a complete Pokémon Go raids guide, which will help when it comes to participating in Raid Hours.

Every upcoming Pokémon Go Event listed

In this section, we’ll detail each current and upcoming Pokémon Go event. We’ll keep this regularly refreshed, and remove events from the previous months that are no longer applicable.

Charmeleon and a cake

July RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

From July 1 at 13:00 PST/21:00 GMT to August 1 at 13:00 PDT/21:00 GMT, you’ll encounter Rufflet in research breakthrough encounters. you will also receive a remote raid pass and twice the XP when you reach a research breakthrough.

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Pokémon spotlight hour will take place every Tuesday from 18:00 to 19:00 local time. Here’s each of the Pokémon you will encounter:

  • July 6: Bulbasaur is in the spotlight, you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon
  • June 13: Charmander is in the spotlight,  you’ll earn twice the candy for catching Pokémon
  • July 20: Squirtle is in the spotlight, you’ll earn twice the candy for transferring Pokémon
  • July 27: Natu is in the spotlight, you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon

The season of discovery

As the Season of Legends comes to an end, Niantic has now revealed The Season of Discovery! This season is set to run from June 1 at 08:00 to September 1 at 10:00 local time. Here’s what you’ll find during the event:

  • In cities, Pokémon such as Alolan Rattata, Magnemite, and Porygon will appear more frequently in the wild
  • In forests, Bellsprout, Doduo, Skorupi, and more will appear more frequently in the wild
  • In mountains, Rhyhorn, Nosepass, Dwebble, and more will appear more frequently
  • Near bodies of water, Magikarp, Marill, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently
  • In the northern hemisphere, Pokémon like Alolan Diglett, Staryu, Barboach, Summer Form Deerling, and Petilil will appea more frequently in the wild. The starter Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip, will also appear in the wild
  • In the southern hemisphere, Pokémon like Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Shellder, Winter Form Deerling, and more will appear more frequently in the wild. The starter Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup, will also appear
  • These Pokémon and more will hatch from eggs:
    • 2 km eggs: Meditite, Buizel, Spritzee, Swirlix, and more
    • 5 km eggs: Togepi, Gligar, Skarmory, Bonsly, and more
    • 10 km eggs: Timburr, Rufflet, Goomy, Noibat, and more
    • 5 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards: Cranidos, Shieldon, Skrelp, Clauncher, and more
    • 10 km Eggs earned from Adventure Sync rewards: Bagon, Beldum, Gible, Riolu, and more

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