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Solstice and Bug-Out Event Details Revealed

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Article by Brian Tien

The previously mentioned returning events, the Solstice Event and the Bug-Out event. have had their details publicly released!

Solstice Event

The Solstice Event
Event Beginning Event End
June 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time June 24, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • Solrock and Lunatone will be globally available in 3 star raids and 5km eggs
  • Different Pokemon based on the Sun and the Moon will be spawning in greater numbers in the wild, hatching from 5km eggs, appearing in exclusive research, and showing up in raids
  • The release of Shiny Clefairy
  • Solrock and Lunatone will switch hemispheres at the end of the event
  • Solrock and Lunatone will spawn in greater numbers for specific windows
Solrock/Lunatone Boosted Spawns
Window Start Window End Solrock Location Lunatone Location
une 19, at 8:00 a.m. local time June 20, at 11:59 p.m. local time Western Hemisphere Eastern Hemisphere
June 21, at 12:00 a.m. local time June 22, at 11:59 p.m. local time Global Global
June 23, at 12:00 a.m. local time June 24, at 10:00 p.m. local time Eastern Hemisphere Western Hemisphere

Bug-Out Event

Event Beginning Event End
June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time July 1, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • 2x Catch EXP
  • Shiny Dwebble Release
  • Different Bug Type will be spawning in greater numbers in the wild, hatching from 5km eggs, appearing in exclusive research, and showing up in raids
  • Incense will attract specific Bug Type Pokemon for certain windows of time
Bug-Type Incense Windows
Boosted Pokemon Start End
Nincada June 26, at 8:00 a.m. local time June 27, at 11:59 p.m. local time
Wurmple June 28, at 12:00 a.m. local time June 29, at 11:59 p.m. local time
Scyther June 30, at 12:00 a.m. local time July 1, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Pinsir Raid Day, Sunday, June 28, 2020

We also have a special raid day for Pinsir coming up. During this window, it will be available in 3 star raids, though currently no special moves have been confirmed. That said, a 1 Pokecoin bundle for 3 remote raid passes will be released for the event.

Raids Begin Raids End
11:00 a.m. local time 2:00 p.m. local time

Full Announcement

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As previously announced, the solstice-themed event and Bug Out! event will be returning this year. Read on for more details!

Shiny Clefairy arrives and Lunatone and Solrock will be changing regions during the solstice-themed event

To celebrate the days getting longer in the northern hemisphere and the nights doing the same in the southern hemisphere, Pokémon GO’s solstice-themed event will be coming back! Get ready for Shiny Clefairy and more.

Date + Time

Friday, June 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Pokémon associated with the sun and moon—including Clefairy, Sunkern, and more—will be appearing more frequently in the wild, hatching from 5 km Eggs, appearing after completing event-exclusive Field Research tasks, and appearing in raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny 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.
  • Throughout the event, Lunatone and Solrock will both be appearing in three-star raids and hatching from 5 km Eggs, regardless of your location.
  • Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing in the wild in different regions. See the schedule below for details on when Lunatone or Solrock will be appearing in the wild near you.
    • From Friday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, June 20, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Lunatone will appear more frequently in the wild in the eastern hemisphere and Solrock in the western hemisphere.
    • From Sunday, June 21, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, June 22, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing more frequently in the wild everywhere.
    • From Tuesday, June 23, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 24, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be swapping hemispheres. Lunatone will be appearing more frequently 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.

Bonus

  • 2× Catch Stardust

Shiny Dwebble makes its debut and more during the Bug Out! event

Get your Incense ready—the Bug Out! event is coming later this month! This will be the perfect opportunity for you to work on your Bug Catcher medal, and you might even catch a Shiny Dwebble!

Date + Time

Friday, June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Bug-type Pokémon—including Scyther, Venipede, and Dwebble—will be appearing more frequently in the wild, hatching from 5 km Eggs, appearing in event-exclusive Field Research tasks, and appearing in raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Dwebble!
  • More Bug-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense. Certain Bug-type Pokémon will be appearing more often than others depending on the day you use your Incense!
    • From Friday, June 26, at 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, June 27, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Nincada will be attracted more often to Incense.
    • From Sunday, June 28, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, June 29, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Wurmple will be attracted more often to Incense.
    • From Tuesday, June 30, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 1, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Scyther will be attracted more often to Incense.

Bonus

  • 2× Catch XP

Pinsir Raid Day

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, three-star raids featuring Pinsir will be occurring more frequently! Be sure to have your Remote Raid Passes stocked—you can buy them in the shop. There will also be a 1 PokéCoin bundle available featuring three Remote Raid Passes!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidance from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

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