June 2021 Events in Pokémon GO

Event Box Summer

Trainers, we hope you’re prepared for a month of exciting Pokémon encounters and bonuses. With a huge array of events in June, get hyped!

Save Shadow Zapdos from Giovanni

Zapdos (Shadow)

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Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos in his grasp from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. until Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. local time. If you haven’t already, complete the latest Team GO Rocket Special Research, The Higher They Fly…, to earn a Super Rocket Radar. This will help you track down the Team GO Rocket Boss and save Shadow Zapdos! For help on how to defeat Giovanni with Shadow Zapdos, check out our guide.

We’re hearing reports that Giovanni will have a different Shadow Pokémon in his grasp starting on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Keep a look out for further details in the coming weeks, Trainers!

June Research Breakthrough Encounters

Clamperl

From Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Clamperl in Research Breakthrough encounters. As an extra bonus throughout this month, you will also receive a free Remote Raid Pass and twice the XP when you achieve a Research Breakthrough. Double XP for Research Breakthroughs will continue throughout the upcoming season.

Raids in June 2021

Five Star Raids

Regirock, Regice, and Registeel will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Check out our comprehensive raid guide counters for Regirock, Regice, and Registeel to prepare your team.

From Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, a surprise Legendary Pokémon will be appearing in raids!

Mega Raids

In addition, the following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.

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  • Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Mega Slowbro will be making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids from Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Mega Gyarados will appear in Mega Raids from Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, July 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • From June 1, 2021, only one Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids at a time.

Weekly Raid Hour

Every Wednesday in June, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021: Regirock
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Registeel
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Regice
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021: To be announced
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021: To be announced

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of June, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each of these hours will spotlight a different Pokémon and special bonus!

Date Pokémon Bonus
June 1, 2021 Dwebble 2x XP for catching Pokémon
June 8, 2021 Abra 2x Candy for catching Pokémon
June 15, 2021 Slowpoke 2x Candy for transferring Pokémon
June 22, 2021 Swinub 2x XP for evolving Pokémon
June 29, 2021 Aipom 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon

June Community Day

Gible

Join us on Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Gible, the Land Shark Pokémon! For more details, check out our full Gible Community Day guide for full information.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.

A Very Slow Discovery

From Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time, Galarian Slowpoke, Galarian Slowbro, and Mega Slowbro will make their Pokémon GO debuts! This event will be themed around lazy and active Pokémon and will include a Collection Challenge featuring Slowpoke and others!

Solstice Event

From Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time, the solstice-themed event is back. Trainers in the northern hemisphere will encounter summer-themed Pokémon, while Trainers in the southern hemisphere will encounter winter-themed Pokémon. More details will be released by Niantic on June 16, 2021.

**???**

Trainers will be able to sink their two front teeth into an unexpected event from Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time. This event is a complete mystery currently, with no title, only the ‘two front teeth’ comment as a teaser, any guesses? We can think of one particularly meme worthy and well loved Pokémon who famously has two rather large, wood chopping front teeth…

Additional Weekend Events

Keep an eye out for more details on additional weekend events occurring throughout June, and get ready for a new season starting in June as well!

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