Squirtle Community Day Classic (July 2023)

Squirtle returns for a Community Day Classic, five years after its original feature in July 2018. This is a great opportunity at obtaining a high-level Blastoise, a top Water-Type Pokemon when Mega-Evolved into Mega Blastoise!

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On July 9th, 2023, Squirtle returns to Pokémon GO for a Community Day Classic event, giving players an opportunity to evolve a high-level Blastoise with Hydro Cannon once again. During the event, Squirtle will appear more frequently in the wild, and players will have a chance to encounter a shiny Squirtle.

Blastoise’s exclusive Community Day move, Hydro Cannon, will be available by evolving Wartortle during the event or up to two hours afterward. Squirtle wearing Sunglasses will be available in Field Research, and players can access a Squirtle Community Day Classic-exclusive special research story for $1.

Additionally, Trainers will receive bonuses, including 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance, and incense and lure modules activated during the event will last for three hours. You can learn more about Community Day Blastoise in our Hydro Cannon Blastoise: A Comprehensive Meta Analysis article.

July Community Day Classic Features Squirtle!


On July 9, 2023, Squirtle will appear more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Squirtle! Squirtle is a Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO. It has a max CP of 1069, with the following stats in Pokémon GO: 94 ATK, 121 DEF and 127 STA. It is weather boosted in Rainy weather.

Date & Time 📅

  • Event icon Saturday, July 9th, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Egg icon 1/4 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in incubators during the event period.
  • Incense icon Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 3 hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few Snapshots during Community Day Classic for a surprise!


Squirtle Community Day Classic
Squirtle Community Day Classic

Shiny Squirtle Family

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

Squirtle Wartortle Blastoise

Squirtle evolution line

Pokémon Conditions Evolution
  • 25 Candy
  • 100 Candy

Squirtle Perfect IV CP Chart

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

Squirtle Perfect IV CP Chart
1 13 2 41 3 70 4 99
5 127 6 156 7 184 8 213
9 241 10 270 11 297 12 324
13 351 14 378 15 405 16 432
17 459 18 486 19 513 20 540
21 567 22 594 23 621 24 648
25 675 26 702 27 729 28 756
29 783 30 810 31 824 32 837
33 851 34 865 35 878 36 892
37 905 38 919 39 932 40 946
41 958 42 970 43 982 44 994
45 1006 46 1019 47 1031 48 1044
49 1056 50 1069


Featured attack: Hydro Cannon


Hydro Cannon is Blastoise’s exclusive Community Day move. It’s a Water-type Charged Attack that can be obtained by evolving Wartortle (Squirtle’s evolution) during the event, or up to two hours afterward.

Hydro Cannon Water

  • Trainer Battles: 80 power
  • Gyms and Raids: 90 power

Field Research

Complete Field Research tasks to earn encounters with Squirtle weaing Sunglasses!

Sunglasses Squirtle Family & Shiny

Download Sunglasses Wearing Shiny Wartortle - Shiny Squirtle With Sunglasses - Full Size PNG Image - PNGkit

Squirtle Community Day Classic Special Research Story

Professor Willow

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access a Squirtle Community Day Classic–exclusive Special Research story. You’ll also be able to gift this to friends you have achieved Great Friends or higher with, provided you have already bought the ticket for yourself.

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

Special Research Infographic

Squirtle Community Day Classic (1/4)

Task Reward
Make 5 Nice Throws PokeBall icon 15× PokeBall
Catch 15 Squirtle Squirtle
Power up Pokémon 10 times Candy icon 20× Squirtle Candy

Stage rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (2/4)

Task Reward
Transfer 10 Pokémon Pinap Berry icon 10× Pinap Berry
Catch 15 Squirtle Squirtle
Evolve 3 Squirtle Candy icon 30× Squirtle Candy

Stage rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (3/4)

Task Reward
Make 3 Great Curve Ball Throws Great Ball icon 15× Great Ball
Catch 15 Squirtle Squirtle wearing sunglasses
Evolve 1 Wartortle Candy icon 50× Squirtle Candy

Stage rewards

Squirtle Community Day Classic (4/4)

Task Reward
Claim reward! Ultra Ball icon 15× Ultra Ball
Claim reward! Squirtle
Claim reward! Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry

Stage rewards

Tips and Tricks

Mega/Primal Level Up a Water type now!

Try to get a Water-type Mega/Primal Pokémon to at least high level, or even Max level to enjoy the bonuses that having that Pokémon mega evolved during the event can give you. Be sure to Mega/Primal Evolve for extra Candy from catches.

Base Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy

High Level

  • 1 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 50 Bonus Catch XP * 
  • 10% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

Max Level

  • 2 Bonus Catch Candy *
  • 100 Bonus Catch XP *
  • 25% Boost to XL Candy Chance *

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

Don’t catch Pokémon before the event starts

Pokémon you have not caught before the event start can turn into Squirtle, which means it is best to arrive at your spot early, and wait to catch it until the event starts.

Restart the app before the event

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

Don’t forget to spin PokéStops

Remember PokéStops give out quests that are very beneficial on Community Day, giving you rewards for Stardust, Great and Ultra Balls, and Pinap Berries, all things that can help you if your stocks are low.

Don’t activate lures before the event starts

To ensure that you have Lures up the entire duration, do not set your lures before the start of the event, as those will only last 30 minutes. The Lure has to go up after the event has started to last for three hours. Not to mention it will block the boosted CD spawns from spawning until it has depleted.

Use Incense

Use Incense to attract even more Pokémon to you while you’re out hunting. If you are wondering, yes, Incense can spawn Community Day ‘mons, that can be shiny. There is no reason why you should 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 some new friends!
  • Promote the new Pokémon Go features and events to Trainers who are just starting their adventure or haven’t been playing for a while. People are coming back around due to trading, new Pokémon, PvP, the numerous events, and these community-based events.
  • Most importantly, have fun, get some shinies, and hope for no game-breaking glitches!

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Pokemon GO Content Creator since 2019. I enjoy designing infographics in my free time and writing the occasional article.

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