What’s On This Week: 14th June 2021 to 20th June 2021

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 14th June, we have a variety of different and exciting events!

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.

Shadow Zapdos

Zapdos (Shadow)

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.

Shadow Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh (Shadow)

Starting 17th June 12am local time, a new GO Rocket Special Research called “A Seven-Colored Shadow” will be released. Trainers will be able to get a Super Rocket Radar and free Ho-Oh from Giovanni’s grasp.

Season of Discovery

The Season of Discovery kicks off from June 1, 2021, and lasts until September 1, 2021.

  • New Pokémon will be available from Wild encounters, Eggs and Raids, and new Field Research tasks will be available from PokéStops
  • Different biomes in GO will feature more appropriately themed Pokémon (cities, forests, mountains and water bodies)
  • Summer and Winter Form Deerling in Northern and Southern Hemisphere
  • Mega Raids will feature only one Mega-Evolved Pokémon at a time during this season
  • Throughout the entire Season, you’ll earn twice the XP from Research Breakthroughs

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 15th June 6pm till 7pm local time we have Slowpoke as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy bonus for transferring Pokémon.

Raid Hour


On Wednesday 16th June 6pm till 7pm local time we have Regice Raid Hour. For more information on the best counters for Regice check out our raid guide!

June Research Breakthrough Encounter


Clamperl will continue to be the research breakthrough encounter till the end of June and is available in its shiny form. You will also receive a free Remote Raid Pass and twice the XP when you achieve a Research Breakthrough

Mega Raids

From June 1, 2021, only one Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids at a time.

Slowbro (Mega)

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.

Gyarados (Mega)

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.

Five Star Raids

The following Pokémon 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 –

All of the Legendary Titans are available in their shiny form.

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!

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