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Pokémon Go’s August Community Day will feature Ralts

This will likely be the best time to grab a Gardevoir and Gallade

Photo: Russ Frushtick/Polygon

The next Pokémon to be featured in Pokémon Go’s Community Day will be Ralts, the versatile psychic-type.

The Community Day will take place on Aug. 3 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in your local time. Note that this one is on a Saturday. Ralts will be spawning in abundance, with a high chance to nab a Shiny.

Shniy Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, and Gallade, standing with their regular forms. Image: Niantic via Polygon

The exclusive move for both Gallade and Gardevoir is the psychic-type move, Synchronoise. Though this is a move in the Pokémon games, no statistical data has been added to Pokémon Go as of now. That being said, it’s unknown how good the move will be on the two evolutions.

Gardevoir is one of the best fairy-type attackers in the game, thanks to the newly-added Charm fast move. Gallade is pretty mediocre, as it doesn’t really learn any moves to flaunt its psychic and fighting typing. This Community Day could change that, however, and both Pokémon are worth collecting to complete your Pokédex.

Note that Gallade does need a Sinnoh Stone to evolve, in addition to the 125 total Ralts candy, so make sure you have one or two on deck before the Community Day. The Community Day for Swinub, which also needs a Sinnoh Stone to evolve to its final form, handed out five guaranteed Sinnoh Stones from doing PvP battles, so there could be a similar perk coming on this Community Day.

As with most other Community Days, there will be Lures that last for three hours and a special bonus where eggs will hatch four times as fast as usual (assuming you start incubating after the event starts). We’ll have more details about the Ralts Community Day, including the exclusive attacks, as we get closer to the Aug. 3 start date.

Update (July 31): The Ralts Community Day event move has been announced as Synchronoise. The article above has been updated to reflect this.