Poliwag Community Day (July 2023)

July Community Day features Poliwag, the Tadpole Pokémon. On July 30, 2023, Poliwag will appear more frequently in the wild, and lucky Trainers may encounter a shiny Poliwag.

Poliwrath evolved during the event will know the Fast Attack Counter Fighting. Politoed evolved during the event will know the Charged Attack Ice Beam Ice. These will have some impact on PvP, especially Poliwrath, so check out our full PvP analysis.

Poliwag Community Day Overview

Event icon July 30, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. local time
Pokemon Encounter icon Poliwag will appear more frequently in the wild.
Egg icon 1/4 Hatch distance for eggs placed in incubators during the event
Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
Candy icon 2× chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL from catching Pokémon.
Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
Incense icon Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for three hours.
Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
Trade icon Trades made during the event will require 50% less Stardust.*
Trade icon One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of three for the day*

*While most bonuses are only active during the three-hour event period, these bonuses will be active from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.


Featured Pokémon


Poliwag will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you may find a Shiny one! Poliwag is a Water type Pokémon with a max CP of 937, 101 ATK, 82 DEF and 120 STA. Poliwag is boosted by Rainy weather.

Evolving Poliwag

Poliwag evolves into Poliwhirl, and then into Poliwrath, or Politoed if a Kings Rock is used. 125 Candy is needed in total.

Pokémon Condition Evolution
Poliwag 25 Candy Poliwhirl
Poliwhirl 100 Candy Poliwrath
Poliwhirl 100 Candy & a King’s Rock Politoed

Shiny Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath and Politoed

Poliwag Poliwhirl Poliwrath Politoed

Poliwag IV CP Chart

Poliwag Perfect IV CP Chart
1 11 2 36 3 61 4 86
5 111 6 136 7 161 8 186
9 211 10 236 11 260 12 284
13 307 14 331 15 355 16 379
17 402 18 426 19 450 20 473
21 497 22 521 23 544 24 568
25 592 26 615 27 639 28 663
29 686 30 710 31 722 32 734
33 746 34 758 35 769 36 781
37 793 38 805 39 817 40 829
41 839 42 850 43 860 44 871
45 882 46 893 47 904 48 915
49 926 50 937

Poliwrath and Politoed exclusive attacks

Both Poliwrath and Politoed can earn new exclusive moves during this event – Counter for Poliwrath, and Ice Punch for Beam. You can learn more about both of these attacks in our A PvP Analysis on July 2023 Community Day, but the key point is… don’t miss out on Poliwrath!

Poliwrath with Counter


Poliwrath Community Day exclusive move


Poliwrath evolved during the event, or up to five hours afterward to get a Poliwrath that knows the Fast Attack Counter.

  • Trainer Battles: 8 power
  • Gyms and raids: 12 power


Ice Beam

Politoed Community Day exclusive move


Evolve Poliwhirl (Poliwag’s Evolution) during the event or up to five hours afterward to get a Politoed that knows the Charged Attack Ice Beam.

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power
  • Gyms and raids: 90 power

Four-Star Raids


Poliwhirl will appear in four-star raids! After the three-hour Community Day event ends, Trainers will be able to take on unique four-star Raid Battles. Claiming victory in one of these raids will cause more Poliwag to appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes! Defeat Poliwhirl using our special tier 4 raid guide.

Event icon July 30, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. local time
Raid icon You can only join these raids using Raid Passes and Premium Battle Passes. Remote Raid Passes cannot be used to join these Raid Battles.

Bonus for completing four-star Raid Battles

Once you successfully complete a four-star Raid Battle against Poliwhirl, Poliwag will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 30 minutes. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one (*)!

*Poliwag that appear under these circumstances will have the same chance of appearing as a Shiny Pokémon as those that appear during May Community Day’s three-hour event period.

Additional Bonuses

Field Research

July Community Day-themed Field Research will be available! Catch Poliwag to earn rewards such as additional Poliwag encounters, King’s Rock, Ultra Balls, and more!

Timed Research

Timed Research awarding King’s Rocks will be available between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time.

PokéStop Showcases

PokéStop Showcases featuring Poliwag will be available at select PokéStops in your area. You will be competing in Biggest Size Poliwag.


You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop. 

Slippery Swirls – Community Day Special Research story

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Poliwag Community Day-exclusive Special Research story, Slippery Swirls.

Tasks and Rewards

Slipper Swirls 1/4


  • Make 5 Nice Throws – 15 PokéBall
  • Catch 15 Poliwag – Poliwag encounter
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 20x Poliwag candy

Rewards: 3000 Stardust, Poliwag, Incense

Slipper Swirls 2/4


  • Transfer 10 Pokémon – 10 Pinap Berry
  • Catch 15 Poliwag – Poliwag encounter
  • Evolve 3 Poliwag – 30x Poliwag candy

Rewards: 4500 XP, Poliwag, Incubator

Slipper Swirls 3/4


  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws – 15 Great Ball
  • Catch 15 Poliwag – Poliwag encounter
  • Evolve 2 Poliwhirl – 50x Poliwag candy

Rewards: 4500 Stardust, Poliwhirl, Rocket Radar

Slipper Swirls 4/4


  • Claim reward – 15 Ultra Ball
  • Claim reward – Politoed encounter
  • Claim reward – 2x Silver Pinap Berry

Rewards: 5500 XP, Poliwrath, Incense

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