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
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
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.
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!
In addition, the following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.
- 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!
|June 1, 2021||2x XP for catching Pokémon|
|June 8, 2021||2x Candy for catching Pokémon|
|June 15, 2021||2x Candy for transferring Pokémon|
|June 22, 2021||2x XP for evolving Pokémon|
|June 29, 2021||2x Stardust for catching Pokémon|
June Community Day
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.
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!
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!