Pokemon GO Adds Squirtle Squad for July Community Day

Pokemon GO Adds Squirtle Squad for July Community Day

Wear those shades or you'll be be part of the Squintle Squad.

Niantic has revealed that a fan favorite is set to arrive in Pokemon GO. The Squirtle Squad will come to the game in July as part of this month's Community Day. Players will get a chance to catch a sunglasses-wearing Squirtle by completing Field Research Tasks.

Community Days are limited-time events which run once a month in Pokemon GO. Each one focuses on a different pokemon, with previous events highlighting Bulbasaur, Charmander and Larvitar. Often, these events give players a chance to catch shiny versions of the headline pokemon, though it seems that Niantic is doing one better for July. It's including the iconic Squirtle Squad, made famous in the first season of the Pokemon anime TV series.

The Pokemon GO July Community Day event will begin on July 8, and will grant participating trainers three-hour lures and reduced distances for hatching Pokemon Eggs. Trainers will naturally come across an increased amount of Squirtle throughout the day, and can encounter the sunglasses variant by completing Field Research Tasks.

The Squirtle Squad's introduction into the game marks the first time a pokemon other than Pikachu has received an outfit variant of any kind, solidifying Squirtle's status as one of the most iconic pokemon out there. As for whether we'll see the Squirtle Squad tagging street corners and causing trouble, only time will tell.

We've got all of the details on July's Community Day event in our Pokemon GO Community Day Guide, so be sure to check it out. For more on Pokemon GO, you can head over to our Pokemon GO Guides hub.

Jake Green

Guides Editor

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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