Announced as a part of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge
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Zapdos Day has been announced for July 21st and is a part of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge in Pokémon GO. Starting July 14th through July 15th, challenge requirements are to be met globally during the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, USA. If each area of the world achieves the requirements, Candy, Pokémon catching, egg hatching distance and Raid Battle participation bonuses will unlock starting on July 16th.
If all goals are achieved, players worldwide will be able to receive up to five free Raid passes when players spin a Photo Disc at a Gym during Zapdos Day, featuring the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos. On July 21, Zapdos will be available in Raid Battles around the world for a three-hour period. During that time, all Zapdos caught will know Thundershock. Its Shiny form is also available.