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.
Attention, Trainers: if you complete Field Research tasks during Community Day, you may have a chance to encounter Squirtle sporting sunglasses.️ Good luck! pic.twitter.com/hacoIvzOCD— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 2, 2018
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.