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July 2020 in Pokémon GO: Kyurem appears, Larvitar in Breakthrough boxes, and more

Hello Trainers, here is a complete guide to July 2020 in Pokémon GO! Larvitar is the Research Breakthrough encounter, and there are Pokémon Spotlight Hours every Tuesday. Also, Kyurem is making its Pokémon GO debut as well.

Kyurem bounds into 5-Star Raids


Kyurem, the Boundary Pokémon, will start appearing in 5-star raids on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7),  There will also be Raid Hours featuring Kyurem every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. local time while it’s in five-star raids.

July Research Breakthrough


From Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon, will be available as a Research Breakthrough encounter.   If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Larvitar!

Upcoming Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In July, different Pokémon will be featured during the Spotlight hours every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in your local time zone.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020: Taillow will be the spotlight Pokémon, with the bonus being double Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Zubat will be the spotlight Pokémon, with the bonus being double XP for evolving Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020: Oddish will be the spotlight Pokémon, with the bonus being double Stardust for catching Pokémon.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020: Buizel will be the spotlight Pokémon, with the bonus being XP for catching Pokémon.


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