Pokemon Go: Tips for July Community Day hunting


The next Pokemon Go Community Day is fast approaching and trainers should take some steps to prepare for their next hunt.

This month’s Pokemon Go Community Day event is July 21 and will feature Mudkip as the featured Pokemon.

Trainers can expect the same features for this month’s Community Day event – Mudkip will appear more frequently for three hours and folks will get a chance to earn in-game bonuses. One of the changes for this month is the time frame from 4-7 p.m. a drastic change from Go Community Day events, which were usually in the late morning and early afternoon.

July is the hottest month of the year and some people can’t be outside in very hot temperatures, so the later time is a way to let trainers enjoy the full three hours without potentially impacting their health.

Although the July Community Day event will have a later start time, there are other steps trainers can take to accommodate for the temperatures or other factors that may hinder their Pokemon hunting. Here are a few tips for folks for the July Pokemon Go Community Day event.

Check the weather and calendar

Trainers should check their local weather forecast before they venture out for Pokemon. Some areas have unpredictable weather – one minute it’s sunny and the next its pouring rain – and folks should be aware of conditions and temperatures in their area. If conditions are too dicey because the weather is too hot or there are thunderstorms, it’s best to stay indoors.

It also might help to check for any events in your neighborhood. Summer is a popular time for community events that bring out people in droves. Your favorite Pokemon hunting spot may be packed with people. On the other hand, trainers can attend an event and hunt for Pokemon at the same time.

Dress appropriately for conditions

This should go without saying, but trainers should wear clothes appropriate with the weather. Folks might only need a T-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes for sunny weather, but they should bring a jacket if the forecast calls for showers and cold winds.
Trainers should also wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses to help keep the sun out of their face.

Stay hydrated and full

It’s always good to stay hydrated and trainers should bring their water bottles with them while they are hunting for Pokemon. Folks could also plan their Pokemon hunting routes close to parks and water fountains.

If trainers don’t have reusable containers at home, they can stop at the market and purchase a couple of bottled waters – or go back and forth between water fountains on their route.
It is also a good idea to have some snacks on hand, nothing big since Community Day is only three hours. Folks can bring some fruit, string cheese, sunflowers or nuts.

Always use sunscreen

As a wise sage once said, always use sunscreen, especially when you are outdoors. Sunscreen can absorb some of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

Folks should also pack a towel to wipe away any sweat or clean up spills from water.

Take a break if needed, or finish early

Although Community Day is only three hours, trainers shouldn’t feel bad if they need to take a break from Pokemon hunting, especially if they are tired after a long day outside.

Perhaps a trainer has spent two hours catching Pokemon and they already have enough Mudkip candies to evolve their Pokemon, or maybe they just wanted to hunt for Mudkip on a walk to their friend’s house. Those are valid reasons to end Community Day a little early.

If a trainer is sick, they shouldn’t even leave the house.

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Pokemon Go Community Day is a fun time for trainers to catch special Pokemon, yet that doesn’t mean they should risk their health for a few hours.

Trainers who can’t, or don’t want to participate in Community Day shouldn’t feel pressured to do. Sure, it will be a time to catch more Mudkip, but there will be plenty of other opportunities to catch it, and other special Pokemon throughout the summer.