Pokémon Go Community Day, August 8 is a massive Magikarp outbreak

Aim for the Aqua Tail Learning Gyarados.

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2020年07月29日, 午後 08:01 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.

Pokémon Go's monthly event Community Day, August will feature the Fish Pokémon, Magikarp.

The bonus is 3× Catch Stardust. The event will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

As has become a tradition recently, the Community Day–exclusive Special Research will also be available for US$1 (or 120 yen).

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Magikarp is a beloved Pokémon that has been called "the most weak and pathetic Pokémon in the world", "a miserable Pokémon that does nothing but prance" and "a miserable Pokémon that just goes with the flow" in the official illustration book description. It's classified as a real-life Fish Pokémon.

It's also overwhelmingly weak in Pokémon Go, but can evolve into a giant-and-violent Gyarados if it endures. By evolving into a Gyarados up to two hours after the end of the Community Day mass outbreak (by 7pm), it will learn a special move, Aqua Tail.

Because it takes 400 candy to evolve into Gyarados, limited field research for candy rewards will also be available from Pokestop on the day of Community Day.

Pokémon Go 'Magikarp' Community Day Overview (August 2020)

Date and time

  • August 8, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Magikarp will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

  • Limited field research for Magikarp's candy.

  • Special "Magikarp" research stories are available for purchase.

  • Surprise photo in the GO snapshot.

  • 3× Catch Stardust.

  • Extended three hour Incense.

  • By evolving into Gyarados within 2 hours of the end of the game (by 19:00), learn the special move "Aqua tail".

The Magikarp has been available in different colors of gold from the very beginning. After evolving, it went to a bright red Gyarados.

When you capture a Pokémon in the wild in Pokémon Go, the odds of it being a different color are usually as low as a few hundredth of a percent, but in the past, that's been boosted to about one in 25 during Community Day.

It remains to be seen what will actually happen during Magikarp's Community Day, but it's a good opportunity to earn triple Stardust while also getting a gold Magikarp or bright red Gyarados, which are still a good attacker.

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