Niantic hosted the final Pokemon Go Fest of the summer in Yokohama, Japan last week, and as it had done for the previous two Go Fests, the studio held a series of global challenges during the event. As a reward for completing these challenges, the developer is making a handful of bonuses available in the game this week, and it’s bringing another Legendary dog back for a special Raid Day on Saturday.
From August 13-20, you’ll be able to earn triple the normal amount of Stardust for each Pokemon you capture or hatch. On top of that, you’ll earn 3,000 Stardust for participating in Raid Battles, and any Star Pieces you use during the week will last for one hour rather than 30 minutes.
As a final reward, Suicune is making another appearance in five-star Raids on Saturday, August 17. The Legendary Water Pokemon will be available from 4-7 PM local time that day only. Not only does this give you another opportunity to add one to your collection if you’ve previously missed it in the game, you’ll also have a chance of encountering its Shiny form during the Raid hours.
Congrats on unlocking all Blanche’s Global Challenge bonuses, Trainers!
Your hard work also earned you the chance to battle the Legendary Pokémon Suicune in raids on August 17 at 4 p.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a Shiny Suicune! pic.twitter.com/TIHQoUuaGH
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 10, 2019
Suicune isn’t the only Legendary making an encore appearance in Pokemon Go; Rayquaza also recently returned to Raid Battles for a limited time. The Legendary monster will be appearing in five-star Raids until September 2, and you’ll have your first chance to catching a Shiny Rayquaza until then. You can read more tips on how to catch the Legendary in our Pokemon Go Rayquaza guide.
Meanwhile, Pokemon Go’s next Community Day is set for September 15. The featured Pokemon this time around will be Turtwig, the Grass-type starter from Diamond and Pearl. Throughout the event, Turtwig will spawn in the wild much more often than it normally does, and you’ll have your first chance to find a Shiny Turtwig. Additionally, you’ll earn triple the normal amount of Stardust for each Pokemon you catch during the event.