Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day

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Article by Brian Tien

The last month of the Season of Go is sneaking up on us, and with it comes a new Community Day. As we sneak ever closer to the big Ultra Unlock of the season, it appears that a hint of the Galar region is making itself known once again, as Galarian Zigzagoon prepares to take center-stage. So what will the summer day featuring this rock-star of a Pokemon bring? Let's take a look.

August 13, 2022
Event Start Event End
11:00 a.m. local time 2:00 p.m. local time
Time Until Start
  • Galarian Zigzagoon will spawn en-masse and with an increased Shiny rate
  • Evolve Galarion Linoone into Obstagoon during event hours and up to five hours after to obtain an Obstaoon that knows Obstruct
  • 3x Catch Stardust
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 3-hour Incense and Lure Modules
  • +1 Special Trade for the day
  • 50% Stardust discount on trades
  • 2x chance for XL Candy for trainers Lv.31+
  • Zigzagoon Photobombs will be available
  • A $1 Special Research line titled "Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon" will be available in the shop

Bonus Raids

A special set of Four-Star raids that can only be attempted in-person will be available featuring Galarian Linoone. Completing one of these raids will allow additional Galarian Zigzagoon to spawn around the gym for 30 minutes, even after the event ends.

Timed Research

A special timed research line will be available to all player from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. During this time, players will be takes with catching a total of 100 Galarian Zigzagoon in order to receive a special set of avatar items*

*: These items will be available in the shop after the event.

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August 2022 Community Day: Galarian Zigzagoon

Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time


We’re excited to announce that Galarian Zigzagoon, the Tiny Raccoon Pokémon, will be featured during August Community Day!

Featured Pokémon

Galarian Zigzagoon will appear more frequently in the wild.


Galarian Zigzagoon

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attack


Evolve Galarian Linoone (Galarian Zigzagoon’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get an Obstagoon that knows the Charged Attack Obstruct.



  • Trainer Battles: 15 power and guaranteed to increase the user’s Defense and lower the opponent’s Defense.

  • Gyms and raids: 20 power

CD Special Research Ticket IconCommunity Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon

Community Day Special Research story – Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Galarian Zigzagoon Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, Field Notes: Galarian Zigzagoon.
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the Special Research story go live.
  • Don’t forget: you’re now able to purchase and gift tickets to any of your friends that you’ve achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.* To gift a ticket, tap the Special Research ticket in the in-game shop, then tap the Gift button instead of the Buy button.

Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

*Certain restrictions apply. Gifting cannot be completed if the recipient has purchased a Special Research ticket or has been gifted one already.

Event Bonuses

Egg Hatch Bonus

3× Catch Stardust.

Candy Bonus - White

2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive XL Candy from catching Pokemon.

Candy Bonus - White

2× Candy for catching Pokémon.

Lure Module Icon - White

Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.

Lure Module Bonus Icon - Black

Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.

Photobomb Bonus Icon - Black

Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!


One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of three for the day.*


Trades made during the event and up to five hours afterward will require 50% less Stardust.*

*While most bonuses are only active during the three hours of the event, these bonuses will be active from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Bonuses for groups

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

Work together with other Trainers between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time to unlock additional bonuses!

If enough Pokémon are caught by Trainers with help from a single Lure Module, wild Galarian Linoone will appear near the Lured PokéStop!

Bonus Raid Battles after Community Day

Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to challenge unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Galarian Zigzagoon to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes!

4_star_raid_eggFour-star Raid Battles

Galarian Linoone will be appearing in four-star raids!

You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these raids.

Galarian Linoone

Galarian Linoone

Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Galarian Linoone, Galarian Zigzagoon will begin to appear in a 300-meter radius around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!*

*Galarian Zigzagoon that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during August Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on Galarian Zigzagoon will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You will need to catch a total of one hundred Galarian Zigzagoon to complete this Timed Research in full. As you progress through and complete the research tasks, you will receive the following:

Obstagoon Hat

Obstagoon Glasses

Obstagoon Gloves

Obstagoon Pose

These items will also be available for purchase in the in-game shop after the event.


You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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