Pokemon Go’s August 2022 Community Day event stars Galarian Zigzagoon! Here’s everything you need to know, including exclusive moves, bonuses, and event times.
The Community Day is a monthly event in Pokemon Go that puts the focus on a specific Pokemon, with boosted wild spawns, increased Shiny chances, exclusive moves when evolved, and bonuses like extended Incense duration.
Community Days now last for three hours and they always take place on the weekend, so most players can get involved. They’re some of the most popular events in the Pokemon Go Calendar alongside Spotlight Hours.
Below, you’ll find plenty of information to help you make the most of the August 2022 Community Day event, which stars Galarian Zigzagoon and its evolution tree: Galarian Linoone and Obstagoon.
- August Community Day date & time
- August Community Day headliner
- Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day exclusive move
- Galatian Zigzagoon Community Day bonuses
- Galarian Linoone appears in 4-Star Raids
- How to prepare for Community Days
- List of all previous Community Day headliners
Niantic has confirmed that the next Pokemon Go Community Day will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022, between the hours of 11 AM and 2 PM in each trainer’s local time.
This continues the pattern of reduced event hours, as Community Days used to last for six hours.
The headliner for the August 2022 Community Day is Galarian Zigzagoon, also known as the Tiny Racoon Pokemon.
Not only is Galarian Zigzagoon’s final evolution Obstagoon a very powerful attacker in Raid Battles, but if you’re lucky, you might also encounter a Shiny one!
Players who evolve a Galarian Linoone during event hours (or up to two hours after) will get an Obstagoon that knows the Dark-type Charged Attack: Obstruct!
The following bonuses will be in effect during August Community Day event hours:
- 3x catch Stardust
- 2x Candy when catching Pokemon.
- 2x Chance to receive Zigzagoon XL Candy for trainers level 31 and up.
- Lure Modules and Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
- Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
- Trades made during and five hours after the event will require 50% less stardust.
- One additional special trade can be made during the event.
Event-themed Stickers featuring Galarain Zigzagoon can also be obtained by spinning PokeStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
While the Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day ends at 2 PM, trainers will be able to enjoy 4-Star Raids with Galarian Linoone until 7 PM. Once defeated, Galarian Zigzagoon will spawn within a 300-meter radius of the Gym for 30 minutes.
Be aware that these bonus 4-Star Raid Battles cannot be accessed with Remote Raid Passes.
If you’re going to take part in a Community Day, there are a few things you can do to prepare and get the most out of the event:
- Purchase an Incense to use on the day as they will last longer than usual.
- Save any Lure Modules you have as they will last for three hours during the event.
- Stock up on lots of Ultra Balls so you can catch plenty of the headline Pokemon.
- Transfer any unwanted Pokemon so you’ll have space for all the catching you’ll do.
- Check the bonuses that run during the event so you can take advantage of them.
There will also be a ticket for the August Community Day Special Research story, Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon, available to purchase from the in-game Shop closer to the event date.
List of all previous Pokemon Go Community Day headliners
Here are all of the past Pokemon Go Community Day headliners, as well as the exclusive moves they could learn when evolved:
|February 2018||Dratini||Draco Meteor|
|March 2018||Bulbasaur||Frenzy Plant|
|April 2018||Mareep||Dragon Pulse|
|May 2018||Charmander||Blast Burn|
|July 2018||Larvitar||Smack Down|
|July 2018||Squirtle||Hydro Cannon|
|August 2018||Eevee||Last Resort|
|September 2018||Chikorita||Frenzy Plant|
|October 2018||Beldum||Meteor Mash|
|November 2018||Cyndaquil||Blast Burn|
|January 2019||Totodile||Hydro Cannon|
|February 2019||Swinub||Ancient Power|
|March 2019||Treeko||Frenzy Plant|
|May 2019||Torchic||Blast Burn|
|July 2019||Slakoth||Body Slam|
|July 2019||Mudkip||Hydro Cannon|
|September 2019||Turtwig||Frenzy Plant|
|October 2019||Trapinch||Earth Power|
|November 2019||Chimchar||Blast Burn|
|January 2020||Piplup||Hydro Cannon|
|February 2020||Rhyhorn||Rock Wrecker|
|April 2020||Seedot||Bullet Seed|
|May 2020||Weedle||Drill Run|
|July 2020||Gastly||Shadow Punch|
|July 2020||Magikarp||Aqua Tail|
|August 2020||Porygon||Tri Attack|
|September 2020||Charmander||Dragon Breath|
|February 2021||Roselia||Bullet Seed Weather Ball|
|April 2021||Snivy||Frenzy Plant|
|July 2021||Gible||Earth Power|
|July 2021||Tepig||Blast Burn|
|August 2021||Eevee||Last Resort (Eevee) Scald (Vaporeon) Zap Cannon (Jolteon) Superpower (Flareon) Shadow Ball (Espeon) Psychic (Umbreon) Bullet Seed (Leafeon) Water Pulse (Glaceon) Psyshock (Sylveon)|
|September 2021||Oshawott||Hydro Cannon Razor Shell|
|October 2021||Duskull||Shadow Ball|
|November 2021||Shinx||Psychic Fangs|
|January 2022||Spheal||Powder Snow Icicle Spear|
|March 2022||Sandshrew & Alolan Sandshrew||Night Slash (Sandslash) Shadow Claw (Alolan Sandslash)|
|April 2022||Stufful||Drain Punch (Bewear)|
|May 2022||Alolan Geodude||Rollout (Alolan Golem)|
|June 2022||Deino||Brutal Swing (Zweilous)|
|July 2022||Starly||Gust (Staravia)|
You may notice that every December headliner is missing from this list. That’s because, in December, Niantic usually features every Pokemon from the past year at the same time.
Alongside all of these Community Days, there was a special Community Day Classic in April 2022 which featured Mudkip. It’s unknown if there will be more of these in the future.
That’s everything you need to know about this month’s Community Day event! Check out some of our other Pokemon Go guides below:
Best Pokemon in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go type chart | Arlo counters guide | Cliff counters guide | Giovanni counters guide | Sierra counters guide | How to catch Ditto | Field research rewards and tasks | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | Pokemon Go current Raid Bosses