Pokémon Go Goomy Community Day guide

Pokémon Go Goomy Community Day Event Details

Pokémon Go enthusiasts are in for a treat with the upcoming Goomy Community Day event scheduled for Sunday, June 9, from 2-5 p.m. local time. As expected, Goomy will be spawning in abundance during this three-hour window, with an increased chance of encountering shiny versions. Additionally, players can look forward to various bonuses and perks that will enhance their gameplay experience.

Tips for Finding Shiny Goomy in Pokémon Go

Research conducted by The Silph Road indicates that the shiny rates for Community Days are approximately 1 in 24. To maximize your chances of encountering shiny Goomy, make sure to actively play the game throughout the event. Keep an eye out for any Goomy that appear different, as these could be the shiny ones you’re seeking.

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If you’re short on time or Poké Balls, consider using an Incense to attract Goomy and quickly identify any shiny ones. Remember that Goomy you’ve already checked will face your player’s direction, making it easier for you to keep track of your progress in finding shiny Pokémon.

Goomy’s Evolutionary Move During Community Day

During the event, evolving Sliggoo into Goodra between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time will allow Goodra to learn the charged move Thunder Punch. Players who miss out on evolving during this timeframe can look forward to a Community Day weekend event in December to obtain Thunder Punch. Alternatively, using an Elite TM can also grant Goodra the desired move.

Goodra’s Performance in Pokémon Go Meta

In raid battles and gym settings, Goodra falls short compared to other pseudo-legendary dragon-type Pokémon. While Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor can be utilized, it is recommended to opt for stronger alternatives like Salamence, Dragonite, or Garchomp. However, Goodra shines in PvP battles, especially when equipped with Dragon Breath, Power Whip, and Aqua Tail for versatile move coverage.

Tips for Maximizing Goomy Community Day Bonuses

Make the most of Goomy Community Day by taking advantage of the following bonuses:

  • Tripled Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Doubled candy for catching Pokémon
  • Doubled chance for level 31+ trainers to receive XL candy
  • Extended duration for Incense and Lure Modules
  • Special Goomy photobombs during snapshots
  • Additional special trades and reduced Stardust cost for trading

To further enhance your experience, activate a Star Piece and an Incense while aiming to capture powerful Goomy specimens.

A Timed Research quest will reward players with a Rainy Lure Module, essential for evolving Sliggoo into Goodra. If rainy weather is not prevalent in your location, consider visiting popular Pokémon Go areas where other players may use Rainy Lure Modules. Additionally, players who can Mega Evolve Charizard X, Ampharos, Sceptile, Altaria, Salamence, Latias, Latios, Rayquaza, or Garchomp will earn more Goomy Candy per catch.

Don’t miss out on special four-star raids from 5-10 p.m., offering players the opportunity to encounter Goomy in the vicinity after clearing the Sliggoo raid within a 300-meter radius for 30 minutes. These raids must be completed in-person, providing another avenue to secure the Goomy you desire.