Fans are now looking to the next big news, having enjoyed a mix of July Pokemon Go Community Day bonuses, which included catching Shiny Squirtles.
As confirmed by Niantic earlier in 2018, each month this year will feature a Community Day, which will be focused around one single Pokemon.
Trainers have also seen a pattern emerge when it comes to which Pokemon is selected for the big day.
The prevailing theory is that Niantic has switched between Kanto Starter pokemon and those that can be found in 10k eggs.
These Pokemon have been limited to Gen 1 and 2 in succession, although July did see the last Kanto starter – Squirtle – make its appearance.
There are a couple of theories on what could be the next Pokemon for Community Day, with Ralts picked out as a contender.
However, there’s also the chance that Niantic will decide to change things up now that we’re past the Kanto selections.
And while we don’t know which Pokemon will be chosen for the Community Day in August, we shouldn’t be waiting long to find out.
Developers Niantic has gotten into a routine of releasing new information about an upcoming community event just days after the earlier one has finished.
The information that’s shared is usually limited but gives fans a good idea of what will be on offer next.
This includes finding out which Pokemon will be the focus of the new Community Day, which could be announced by Wednesday, July 11.
There’s a chance that Niantic may hold back on the announcement today, and wait for after Pokemon Go Fest this weekend.
But it’s unlikely that the new August Community Day announcement would distract fans from the big upcoming event, so news this week still seems guaranteed.
This doesn’t usually extend to finding out what the special move will be, which is something confirmed closer to launch day.
Likewise, fans are also hoping to find out the date for the next Community Day event, which is yet to be revealed.
The weekend of August 11/12 seems like the obvious choice, but July’s Community event took place slightly earlier.
Recent months have also seen the special moves leaked early, way ahead of the official announcement that usually comes weeks later.
However, We will probably have to wait on what bonuses and rewards will be included with the next Community Day in August.
But fans can be guaranteed that whatever Pokemon is the focus, there will also be the chance of catching a shiny variant of it too.
July had an unusual inclusion, with players able to unlock Squirtles that were wearing sunglasses.
This was done by completing a unique quest during the three-hour event.
It’s unclear if Niantic will continue to drop things like this into future events, or if the summer-ready Squirtles were just a special exception.
Regarding Community Day contenders, a Silph Road thread claims to have figured out the next year’s worth of Pokemon.
One fan argues that Ralts will be next for Community Day, followed by Chikorita in September, Slakoth in October and Cyndaquil in November.
The year would end with an appearance by Trapinch, while January would see Totodile take centre stage.
Switching to a new set of starter Pokemon would make sense based on how Niantic have done things in the past.
However, fans will need to keep an eye out for the big news, to find out just what new pattern could emerge.