Pokémon Go‘s upcoming Community Day will officially have a level of style trainers have never seen before.
Developer Niantic has revealed special Squirtle wearing sunglasses will be available to catch during the July 8th event. According to a recent tweet, players will find unique Research Tasks during the three-hour Community Day that will reward an encounter with the shady Water-type Pokémon. Check out the teaser image in the tweet below.
Attention, Trainers: if you complete Field Research tasks during Community Day, you may have a chance to encounter Squirtle sporting sunglasses. 🕶 Good luck! pic.twitter.com/hacoIvzOCD
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 2, 2018
While giving Squirtle sunglasses might seem like a random bonus for a Community Day, Niantic has honored fans of the Pokémon anime with the stylish addition. In the first season of the cartoon series, Ash came across a group of radical Squirtles that spray painted walls and wore shades to up their cool factor. After some antics with Team Rocket, the squad eventually used their abilities for good to help fight fires throughout town, while the leader threw away his sunglasses to join Ash on his journey to the Pokémon League.
Until now, Pokémon Go has only featured Pikachu with different accessories, including a party hat, Santa hat, and even a witch hat to celebrate Halloween. To make it even more exciting, since Squirtle will be the star of the Community Day, trainers will also have the chance to find its shiny variant during the event. This means lucky players might come across a Squirtle that is both shiny and wearing sunglasses.
Niantic previously revealed that the unique move for the Community Day will be Hydro Cannon, which will be earned by evolving a Wartortle into Blastoise between 11 a.m. PT and 2 p.m. PT. Players will also experience shorter waits for egg hatches and lure modules that last longer. Until then, a new batch of Kanto-themed Research Tasks are now available in the game to give trainers a chance to catch the classic Pokémon in a new way.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go on Twitter