Ardent followers of our Pokémon Go calendar already know that the Summer Solstice event starts tomorrow. Niantic had already promised this to be a fun event and with what they’ve planned, it’s definitely going to be a lot of fun.
To celebrate the days growing longer in one hemisphere and the nights following suit in the other, Pokémon GO’s solstice-themed event is returning! ☀️🌙 https://t.co/gX3DtvnYtT pic.twitter.com/wREx3PaKi5— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 15, 2021
This event celebrates the days getting longer in one hemisphere, while the nights getting shorter in another. It begins tomorrow the 17th June, at 10:00 am and will go on till Sunday the 20th June, at 8:00 am local time.
Raids in the Pokémon Go Solstice Event
Till tomorrow, Regirock, Registeel and Regice will be appearing in raid battles. But once the Solstice event starts, a new regi Pokémon is making its way to Pokémon Go.
Regigigas is coming to five-star raids! This Pokémon will be available in raids not only during the duration of the event, but will be available to catch in five-star raids till July 1, 10:00 am local time. There will be specific researches related to this raid and if you are lucky enough, you may even catch a shiny Regigigas!
I’d suggest using a strong fighting type Pokémon like Lucario or Machamp when going to fight Regigigas.
Other Pokémon apprearing in raids in the northern hemisphere include: Alolan Marowak, Yanma, Petilil, and more.
Southern dwellers will see Lapras, Piloswine, Snorunt, and more in raids.
Lunatone, Solrock, Klink, and more will be available in raids worldwide during the Pokémon Go Solstice Event
New Encounters in the Pokémon Go Solstice Event
This event will let you encounter Pokémon you probably haven’t encountered before. Trainers will be given the opportunity to encounter and catch Pokémon like Lunastone, Solrock, Spheal and perhaps a Snorlax sleeping somewhere in the wild.
Niantic had mentioned earlier that they would swap the Pokémon available in the northern and southern hemisphere for this event. This will allow you trainers in the northern hemisphere to find Yanma (the shiny form will be present, but it will be rare), Chimchar, Summer Form Deerling, and more. Southern hemispheric trainers get the opportunity to catch Snorunt (you may find a shiny one as well), Snover, Winter Form Deerling, and more.
Bonuses in the Pokémon Go Solstice Event
Besides already offering players so much during this event, there are also some bonuses you can get. If you finish event-exclusive field research tasks, then you stand a chance to be rewarded with encounters like Yanma in the northern hemisphere, Snorunt in the southern hemisphere, and Silver Pinap Berries if you’re lucky!
Taking a few snapshots may give you a surprise.
Your buddy Pokémon will give you more gift items and Poké balls frequently. Also, the walking distance to earn hearts with your buddy are halved for the duration of this event.
Please note that once the event is over, Lunatone will be appear exclusively in the eastern hemisphere, and Solrock will be appear exclusively in the western hemisphere. So make sure that you catch these Pokémon in the next three days.
That’s all for the Solstice Event in Pokémon Go! We’re only halfway through June and there’s many more events lined up for you. Check them out here.
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