Pokemon Go August 2021 Community Day: Shiny Eevee, Event Moves, Bonuses, And More
Pokemon Go’s August Community Day has arrived. This month’s event takes place this weekend, from August 14-15, and features Eevee, a Pokemon that has already starred in a previous Community Day. Despite this, there will be some new event moves and other bonuses during the event, including an easier way to get Sylveon. Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go’s August 2021 Community Day weekend.
August 2021 Featured Pokemon: Eevee
Eevee is the star of August’s Community Day. The Evolution Pokemon will appear in the wild more frequently than usual throughout both days of the event, making it easier to stock up on Eevee Candy. On top of that, Niantic will roll out a paid Special Research story revolving around Eevee called What You Choose to Be. The Special Research costs $1 USD to access and offers more chances to catch Eevee and earn other rewards.
Thanks to the increased wild Eevee spawns, you’ll also have a better chance of encountering Shiny Eevee during the event, making this a great opportunity to add some Shiny Eevee evolutions to your collection. Shiny Pokemon are normally fairly rare, but you’ll increase your chances to find a Shiny Eevee by using Incense during August’s Community Day.
August’s Community Day Moves
Eevee can evolve into one of eight possible Pokemon, and each evolution is able to learn a special event-exclusive move during August’s Community Day. Any Eevee that you evolve between August 13-16 will learn the following attacks:
- Vaporeon: Scald
- Jolteon: Zap Cannon
- Flareon: Superpower
- Espeon: Shadow Ball
- Umbreon: Psychic
- Leafeon: Bullet Seed
- Glaceon: Water Pulse
- Sylveon: Psyshock
Not only will each Eevee evolution learn a special attack, but Niantic is also making it easier to get Sylveon during August’s Community Day. Normally, you need to earn 70 hearts while Eevee is set as your buddy Pokemon to evolve it into Sylveon, but that number is being reduced to only seven for August’s Community Day.
August’s Community Day Hours
Like previous Community Day events, August’s Community Day will run for six hours, from 11 AM to 5 PM local time each day. However, you’ll have from 10 AM local time on August 13 to 10 AM local time on August 16 to evolve Eevee and learn the aforementioned Community Day moves.
August Community Day Bonuses
In addition to increased Eevee spawns, a few other in-game bonuses will be available during event hours on August 14-15. First, eggs that are placed in incubators will hatch at a quarter of the distance they normally require. On top of that, any Lure Modules and Incense that you use will last for three hours rather than 60 minutes. Finally, Niantic will be selling a special item bundle in Pokemon Go’s in-game shop during the event. The bundle costs 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following:
- 50 Ultra Balls
- 5 Incense
- 1 Elite Fast TM
- 1 Elite Charged TM
You can read additional details about August’s Community Day on the official Pokemon Go blog. Be sure to also check out Pokemon Go’s August 2021 events schedule for a look at what else is happening in the Pokemon mobile game next month.
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