Ninatic is prepping Pokémon Trainers around the world for this year’s Pokémon GO Fest! To get psyched-up for the 48-hour fun-filled event, July’s Community Day will be taking place the Sunday beforehand.

Prepare for a spooky time as Gastly, winner #2 of Niantic’s last Community Day Pokémon poll, will be appearing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. your local time on Sunday, July 19th. Here’s what you can expect during this time frame courtesy of the official Pokémon GO blog:


  • Gastly will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Gastly.
  • Evolve Haunter (the evolved form of Gastly) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Gengar that knows Shadow Punch.
  • Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase July Community Day Box, featuring 30 Ultra Balls, an Elite Fast TM, two Incense, and two Super Incubators.
  • For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Community Day–exclusive Special Research story: The Great Gastly! Follow Professor Willow as he investigates some spooky happenings in his mobile lab!


  • Eggs will require 1/4 Hatch Distance when placed in Incubators during the event period. Please note that this bonus will not stack with other active Hatch Distance bonuses.
  • Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.


Good luck finding the shiny Gastly of your nightmares!


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)