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Pokémon GO: Solstice Event 2020

The charmingly galactic Solstice event is making a comeback to Pokémon GO in 2020. It has been a few years since we have had this event, which was quite a different sight back then than what we are in for in 2020. Let’s get down to the details, shall we?

Official Pokémon GO Announcement

Solstice Event 2020

The last time we saw the Pokémon GO Summer Solstice Event was in 2017. During that event, we saw numerous Fire- and Ice-types all around the world. Let’s see what we have to look forward to this year!

EVENT
DATE/
TIME:
Fri., June 19, 2020, @ 8:00am (local time)
to
Wed., June 24, 2020, @ 10:00pm (local time)

 
FEATURES:
WILD: Clefairy, Sunkern, Lunatone*, Solrock* (see schedule below for the Solrock and Lunatone) and other Pokémon associated with the sun and moon, will be appearing more frequently in the wild.
5KM EGGS: Clefairy, Sunkern, and more! Solrock and Lunatone will hatch from 5km Eggs regardless of your location.
RAIDS: Clefairy, Sunkern, and more! Solrock and Lunatone will be appearing in 3-Star Raids regardless of your location.
FIELD RESEARCH: Clefairy, Sunkern, and other Pokémon associated with the sun and moon.
SHINY DEBUT: Clefairy! Previously, you could get a Shiny Clefairy only by hatching a Shiny Cleffa and evolving it, so this will be the first time you’ll have a chance to encounter Shiny Clefairy in the wild.
BONUS:2x Catch Stardust
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Solstice Event Increased Spawns

Niantic specifically mentioned a couple of unique Solstice-themed Pokémon as having increased spawns during this event. Here is a list of the Pokémon that were mentioned, as well as some we would expect to see.

As additional spawns are reported, we will be sure to update this list accordingly.

SunkernClefairyLunatone
Sunkern*Clefairy*Lunatone*
ClefairyClefairySolrock
Castform
Sunny
Teddiursa*Solrock*
Clefairy  
Houndour*  

Solstice Raids & Eggs

Although only a couple have been officially announced by Niantic, below are a few Raid Bosses we are GUESSING will be around. Be sure to check out our Homepage Dropdown for a full list once they are released!
4-Star
Alolan MarowakAbsolHoundoom
Alolan Marowak*Absol*Houndoom
 Tyranitar 
 Tyranitar
3-Star
LunatoneSolrockArcanine
Lunatone*Solrock*Arcanine
  Alolan Raichu 
Alolan Raichu*
2-Star
SneaselSunfloraMagmar
Sneasel*SunfloraMagmar
Mawile Alolan Exeggutor
Mawile* Alolan Exeggutor*
1-Star
VulpixGothitaKlink
VulpixAlolan Vulpix*Klink*
 Timburr 
 Timburr* 

Niantic has mentioned the following Pokémon as being in 5km eggs during the event. If/when we get reports of any additional Pokémon in these eggs, we will update accordingly.

ClefairySunkernLunatone
Clefairy*Sunkern*Lunatone*
SolrockClefairyClefairy
Solrock*Cleffa*Magby*

Solstice Event Bonuses

2X CATCH STARDUST​
Catches2x Catch StardustWith Starpiece
Base Stage Evolution200 (250*)300 (375*)
Second Stage Evolution600 (750*)900 (1,125*)
Third Stage Evolution1000 (1,250*)1,500 (1,875*)
Daily Catch Bonus1,2001,800
7-Day Catch Bonus6,0009,000
* With Weather Boost

Solstice Field Research

Research TaskReward
Catch 3 Fire-type PokémonSolrocksmall shiny sparkles
Catch 3 Dark-typeLunatonesmall shiny sparkles
Give your buddy a treatClefairysmall shiny sparkles
Earn a candy walking with your buddySunkernsmall shiny sparkles
Catch 7 different types of PokémonAlolan Vulpixsmall shiny sparkles
Use 4 berries to help catch Pokémonx1000Stardust

Infographics

Solrock/Lunatone Wild Schedule

  • Fri., Jun. 19, @8am – Sat., Jun. 20, @11:59pm local time, Lunatone in the wild in the eastern hemisphere and Solrock in the western hemisphere.
  • Sun. Jun. 21, @12am – Monday, Jun. 22, @11:59pm local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing more frequently in the wild everywhere.
  • Tue. Jun. 23, @12am – Wed., Jun. 24, @10pm local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be swapping hemispheres. Lunatone in the wild in the western hemisphere and Solrock in the eastern hemisphere.
  • Once the event is over, Lunatone will stay in the western hemisphere, and Solrock will stay in the eastern hemisphere.

Shiny Clefairy Family

NormalShiny
Cleffa
Clefairy
Clefable

Day & Night

Oh Solstice event, how we have missed thee. This event has a little bit of everything for everyone. Missed out on shiny Lunatone and/or Solrock in previous events? You will have another chance now. Need to fill out your shiny Clefairy family? You get that chance as well. Miss shiny Sunkern or Teddiursa? You can check that box during this event as well. All that, and we haven’t even mentioned all the other increased spawns, Raid Bosses, and Egg Pool hatches. Oh, and there’s Exclusive Field Research tasks too! So whether your a champion of the light or a creature of the dark, the Solstice Event 2020 event is definitely something to look forward to.

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