Yesterday was the first-ever "Shiny Legendary Day." This event featured a three-hour Articuno Raid at every Gym not scheduled to host an EX Raid with the possibility of the bonus encounter being Shiny. The amount of daily free Raid Passes was also increased to five. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Reports
2. COMMUNITY DAY
Today is the seventh-ever Community Day. Squirtle (which can now be Shiny), three-hour Lures, and 1/4 Egg-hatching distance are featured this time around. Any Blastoise caught / evolved to during the event window will learn the exclusive move Hydro Cannon. And, in a new twist, special Squirtle can be obtained from Field Research tasks that sport some stylish sunglasses in honor of the infamous Squirtle Squad from the anime. SOURCE: Niantic, Community Reports
3. SAFARI ZONE IN YOKOSUKA
New details were finally revealed about the upcoming Safari Zone in Yokosuka, Japan. Click here to read them. SOURCE: Niantic
4. SECOND ANNIVERSARY
This week marked the second anniversary of the launch of Pokémon GO. In honor of that, a new costumed Pikachu is now spawning until July 31. Niantic has also confirmed that Special Research for the Mythical Celebi will soon release to the world. SOURCE: Niantic
5. SEVERE WEATHER IN JAPAN
Some severe weather in Japan has postponed this weekend's events. Japan will have their shot at the Articuno and Squirtle Community Days at a later, yet-to-be-revealed date. SOURCE: Official Japanese Pokémon GO Twitter Account
6. WEEKEND TRIVIA
LAST WEEK: When people first discovered this Pokémon, they thought it was a deity. It is covered in ice droplets that it uses to instantly freeze its enemies if angered. Who's that Pokémon: Alolan Ninetales, Jynx, Weavile, or Articuno? Voters were in favor of Jynx, but the correct answer is Alolan Ninetales.
THIS WEEK: This Pokémon makes a ringing sound as it walks around. In the event it feels threatened, it will use high frequencies to deafen its opponents. Who's that Pokémon: Chingling, Whismur, Bronzong, or Pyukumuku? Voters were in favor of Whismur, but the correct answer is Chingling. TRIVIA SOURCE: The Pokémon Company's Official Pokédex
7. PNN UPDATE
As you may have noticed, there was no Weekend Download last week. This was due to the fact that a news roundup published the day before summed up everything Weekend Download would have. There will also be no Weekend Download next week due to Pokémon GO Fest. We'll be covering GO Fest all weekend on Twitter, though.
As for the regular articles, we have an update on them, too. We have articles planned and written for the next week, but news coverage may be a bit delayed. The PNN team is taking a group excursion during that time. We hope you understand.
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