Pokémon Go‘s August Community Day has already grabbed fans’ attention with the adorable Pokémon Eevee set to be its star. Trainers will even have two days to hunt for the special Eevee, but if that wasn’t enough, new details have surfaced that should make the event more interesting.
As previously revealed by the developer, the multi-evolution Pokémon Eevee will be spawning more frequently on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As is standard for a Community Day, players were hoping to see Eevee’s shiny variant pop up during the event. However, there’s no need to wonder this time around. According to the official Pokémon site’s recent post, Eevee’s rare color-swapped version will be available.
This also means that the shiny variants for the Eeveelutions currently available in Go—Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Umbreon, and Espeon—will be obtainable. Data miners on The Silph Road subreddit have also discovered the shiny sprites are ready for release. Check out the image below to see how they’ll differ as shinies.
As for the event’s exclusive move, it was announced by developer Niantic that all Eevee caught during the dual Community Days will know the charge move Last Resort. For players hoping to carry over the secondary attack to one of Eevee’s many evolutions, Niantic has them covered. In the same post on the official Pokémon site, it was announced that not only will Last Resort carry over to evolutions, but trainers will also have until Monday, August 13th at 1 p.m. PT to evolve Community Day Eevees and keep the move.
This decision is a first for the Community Day format, as trainers typically only have until the end of the three-hour window to pass on an exclusive move to an evolved form. The time extensions likely stem from Eevee having several evolutions that would take longer to complete than a standard Community Day evolution.
The big question is if Niantic has one more surprise up its sleeve. Perhaps trainers will get the next two Eevee evolutions, and the first Generation IV Pokémon added to the game—Glaceon and Leafeon—at some point over the weekend. If so, it’s advised that players give special attention to Glaceon, as it will be one of the best Ice-type attackers once it arrives in Go.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.