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Pokemon Go: Content Update for July, 2022

Congratulations! If you're reading this, then you've officially gotten through the first half of the year 2022! July is typically a great month in Pokemon Go, being the anniversary month for the game. We typically have fairly nice events to look forward to, so let's dive in and see what Niantic has in store this time around.

July 2022 Research Breakthrough

Research Start Research End
July 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST August 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Luckitung has some genuine utility in the Great league and its evolution, Lickilicky, is great in the Ultra League. that said, the 10-IV floor does it no favors. The main utility here is for trades and/or candy.

Five Star and Mega Raid Bosses

Raids Start:  July 1, 2022

Raids End: July 14, 2022

Raids Start: July 7, 2022

Raids End: July 14, 2022

Raids Start: July 14, 2022

Raids End: July 22, 2022

Raids Start: July 22, 2022

Raids End: July 31, 2022

Mega Raids

Raids Start: July 1, 2022

Raids End: July 7, 2022

Raids Start: July 7, 2022

Raids End: July 14, 2022

Raids Start: July 14, 2022

Raids End: July 22, 2022

Raids Start: July 22, 2022

Raids End: July 31, 2022

Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, July 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch XP
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, July 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Candy
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, July 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Transfer Candy
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, July 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Evolution XP

July Events

While it's likely that this is not a complete list, Niantic has given us information on at least a few upcoming events:

Pokemon Go Anniversary Event
Event Start Event End
July 6, 2022 July 12, 2022

Happy Anniversary! Who remembers where they were back in 2016 when the game launched? We don't have much info to go by yet, so keep an eye out for future announcements.

Starly Community Day
Event Date
July 17, 2022

Starly has its chance to shine in its very own Community Day, so check out our news post for more information:

??? Event
Event Start Event End
July 27, 2022 August 2, 2022

An event that will feature "Pokemon debuts and new adventures". We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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