July is just around the corner, and Niantic has now outlined some of the big events it’s holding in Pokemon Go next month. In addition to Pokemon Go Fest 2021, there are a number of activities to look forward to in the game over the next few weeks, including the return of Mewtwo and Deoxys, new Research Breakthrough rewards, and more.
July 2021 Research Breakthrough Encounter: Rufflet
Niantic is rolling out a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards beginning July 1, including a new Research Breakthrough encounter. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in July, you’ll earn a chance to catch the Flying-type Pokemon Rufflet. On top of that, you’ll also receive double XP and a free Remote Raid Pass each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in July.
Immediately after the Bidoof Day event, which will see Bidoof appearing more frequently in the wild and in all Raid tiers, Defense Forme Deoxys will arrive in five-star Raids until July 16. Following its departure, Mewtwo will make its return until July 23. Not only does this mark another rare opportunity to catch Mewtwo outside of EX Raids, but you’ll also have a chance to find a Shiny Mewtwo. An as-yet unannounced Pokemon is scheduled to replace Mewtwo later in the month. You can see July’s full Legendary Raid schedule below.