Pokemon Go August 2020 Events: Research Breakthrough, Ultra Unlocks, And More

August is just around the corner, and Pokemon Go developer Niantic has a few events lined up for the mobile game next month. On top of the Ultra Unlock events, August 2020 will bring a new Research Breakthrough encounter, Pokemon Spotlight Hours, and more. Here’s what’s happening in the game next month.

August Research Breakthrough: Scraggy

A new batch of Field Research tasks will go live once August begins, as will a new Research Breakthrough reward. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in August, you’ll encounter the Dark/Fighting Pokemon Scraggy. To achieve a Research Breakthrough, you’ll need to collect seven stamps. You’ll get one of these for the first Field Research task you complete each day.

August Community Day


Pokemon Go’s August Community Day is set for Saturday, August 8. This month’s featured Pokemon is Magikarp, and it’ll be appearing in the wild much more often than usual throughout the event. You’ll also have a chance to catch a Shiny Magikarp, and if you can evolve the fish Pokemon into Gyarados up to two hours after the Community Day ends, it’ll learn the event-exclusive move Aqua Tail.

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