As promised earlier this month, Niantic has published more details for the next upcoming Solstice and Bug Out events on Pokémon Go. These two events will last six days each and will offer many bonuses.
The Solstice event will start on Friday June 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. local time and will end on Wednesday June 24 at 10 p.m. During the event, Solrock and Lunatone will swap regions and Shiny Clefairy will debut. In addition, the event will include the following features:
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- Pokemon on the theme of the sun and the moon, such as Clefairy, Sunkern, Lunatone, Solrock, etc. will appear more frequently.
- Sun and moon themed Pokémon hatch from 5 km eggs.
- The event’s exclusive field research will reward encounters with Pokémon on the theme of the sun and the moon.
- Sun and moon themed Pokémon will appear in the raids.
- Lunatone and Solrock will exchange the hemispheres several times before ending with Lunatone in the western hemisphere and Solrock in the eastern hemisphere.
- Catch Stardust will be doubled.
The Bug Out event will begin on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8 a.m. local time and will end on the following Wednesday, July 1, at 10 p.m. The event will feature Shiny Dwebble and will include the following bonuses:
- Bug-type Pokémon like Scyther, Venipede and Dwebble will appear more frequently.
- Insect-type Pokémon hatch from 5 km eggs.
- Field research exclusive to the event will reward encounters with Bug-type Pokémon.
- The raids will include Bug-type Pokémon.
- Other Bug-type Pokémon will be attracted to incense.
- Nincada will be more often attracted to frankincense on Friday and Saturday.
- Wurmple will be more often attracted to incense on Sunday and Monday.
- The scyther will be more often attracted to frankincense Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Catch XP will be doubled.
- Pinsir Raid Day Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
Are you excited about the Solstice and Bug Out events? Which Sun or Moon themed Pokémon or Bug Pokémon are you most excited to catch? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so that you too can become a Pokémon master!