Squirtle Community Day Classic Makeup Day Date Announced

Hello Trainers!

Niantic has just announced the makeup date for the Squirtle Community Day Classic event which has unfortunately been affected by some connection issues with Pokémon Trainer Club.

Trainers, we are currently experiencing connection issues with Pokemon Trainer Club. Please use an alternate sign-in method while we investigate the cause, thank you for your patience.

— Niantic Help (@NianticHelp) July 9, 2023

The catch-up event will take place on Sunday, July 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time and will feature all the same bonuses as the original Squirtle Community Day Classic event. Trainers will receive bonuses including 1/4 egg hatch distance, and Incense and Lure Mods activated during the event will last for three hours. You can read more about Blastoise Community Day in our Hydro Cannon Blastoise: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis article.

If you missed the first event or were affected by the PTC connection issues, or just want to earn more Squirtle, this is the perfect opportunity. Below you will find all the information you will need to get the most out of the face painting event. The Special Research Ticket will also be available for purchase!



July 23, 2023 Squirtle will appear more frequently in nature. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Squirtle! Squirtle is a WaterPokemon GO type Pokemon. He has a Max CP of 1069, with the following stats in Pokémon GO: 94 ATK, 121 DEF, and 127 STA. It’s sunny in Rainy time.

Date and time 📅

  • Event icon

    Saturday, July 23, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time

Bonuses ⭐

Bright squirrel family

A comparison between Regular and Shiny Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise.

Squirtle evolution line

Squirtle Perfect IV CP Chart

Bold indicates the level of Pokémon in the wild. Levels up to 30 available in nature, 30-35 only with weather boost. Squirtle is boosted by Rainy time.

Featured Attack: Hydro Cannon


Hydro Cannon is Blastoise’s exclusive community day move. It’s a Water-Type Charged Attack which can be obtained by evolving Wartortle (Squirtle’s evolution) during the event, or up to two hours after.

Hydraulic cannon Water

  • Trainer battles: 80 power
  • Arenas and Raids: power 90

Field research

Complete Field Research tasks to earn Squirtle encounters wearing sunglasses!

Squirtle Family & Shiny Sunglasses

Download Sunglasses Wearing Shiny Turtle - Shiny Squirtle With Sunglasses - Full Size PNG Picture - PNGkit

Squirtle Community Day Classic Special Research Story

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For $1.00 (or the equivalent price tier in your local currency), you will be able to access a special research story exclusive to Squirtle Community Day Classic. You will also be able to gift it to friends with whom you have reached Great Friends or above, provided you have already purchased the ticket for yourself.

Tickets are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set out in the Terms of Service). Please note that this special research will not include an in-game medal.

Squirtle Community Day Classic (1/4)

Milestone Rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (2/4)

Milestone Rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (3/4)

Milestone Rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (4/4)

Milestone Rewards

Tips and tricks

Mega/Primal Upgrade a water type now!

Try to get a Water-type Mega/Primal Pokémon at least at a high level, if not Max level to take advantage of the bonuses that having this Mega Evolved Pokémon during the event can give you. Be sure to Mega/Primal Evolve for extra candy from catches.

Base level

High level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 50 Capture XP Bonuses *
  • 10% XL candy chance increase *

max level

  • 2 bonus candy catchers *
  • 100 Capture XP Bonuses *
  • 25% increased XL candy chance *

Note: The catch candy and catch XP bonuses only apply to caught Pokémon of the same type as your evolved Mega/Primal Pokémon.

Don’t catch Pokemon before the event starts

Pokemon you haven’t caught before the event starts can turn into Squirtle, which means it’s best to get to your spot early and wait to catch it until the start of the event. the event.

Restart the app before the event

Be patient – there will always be errors and bugs at the start of the event. Restarting the app is best in most, if not all, cases.

Don’t forget to spin the PokéStops

Don’t forget that PokéStops offer very beneficial quests during Community Day, giving you rewards for Stardust, Great and Ultra Balls, and Pinap Berries, all things that can help you if your supplies are low.

Do not activate decoys before the start of the event

To ensure you have decoys in place for the entire duration, do not mount your decoys until the event begins, as these will only last for 30 minutes. The lure must ascend after the start of the event to last for three hours. Not to mention, this will prevent boosted CD spawns from spawning until they’re depleted.

Use incense

Use Incense to attract even more Pokémon to you as you hunt. If you’re wondering, yes, Incense can spawn Community Day Mons, which can be glowing. There is no reason for you to avoid incense if you have it.

  • Don’t forget to enjoy the event
  • Chat with your fellow trainers and grow your local Pokémon GO community. Make good use of the QR code feature to make new friends!
  • Promote new features and events in Pokémon Go to Trainers who are just starting their adventure or haven’t played in a while. People keep coming back because of trading, new Pokemon, PvP, lots of events and these community events.

Most importantly, have fun, get shinies, and hope for no game issues!

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