Bug Out and Solstice Events Return to Pokémon GO

Bug Out and Solstice Events return to Pokémon GO, bringing shiny Clefairy, shiny Dwebble, Solrock and Lunatone rotation, and Pinsir Raid Day this June. Get your Incense and Stardust farming gear ready!

Pokémon GO Solstice Event 2020

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

Pokémon GO Solrock and Lunatone
Pokémon GO Solrock and Lunatone

Solstice Event celebrates the summer solstice, which takes place on June 20. The days are getting longer in the northern hemisphere and the nights are doing the same in the southern hemisphere, and Pokémon GO is throwing in some new shiny Pokémon: shiny Clefairy!

Stardust lovers should be excited for this event in particular, as double Stardust will be rewarded for Pokémon catches.

Date and time

  • Friday, June 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • Bonus throughout the event: 2× Catch Stardust

Features

Increased spawns of Pokémon associated with the sun and moon

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.

Shiny Clefairy in the wild

Pokemon Shiny form
Pokemon GO CleffaCleffa
Pokemon GO ClefairyClefairy
Pokemon GO ClefableClefable

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.

Lunatone and Solrock in raids, 5 km Eggs and 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.

Here’s a handy table that illustrates the Lunatone and Solrock wild spawn schedule:

Hemisphere and Date June 19 – 20 June 21 – 22 June 23 – 24
Eastern hemisphere Pokemon GO LunatoneLunatone Both spawn more frequently everywhere Pokemon GO SolrockSolrock
Western hemisphere Pokemon GO SolrockSolrock Pokemon GO LunatoneLunatone

Lunatone and Solrock rotation

Once the event is over, Lunatone will stay in the western hemisphere and Solrock will stay in the eastern hemisphere!


Pokémon GO Bug Out Event 2020

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

Date and time

  • Friday, June 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • Bonus during the event: 2x Catch XP

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.

Here’s a handy table that illustrates the Incense effects during the Bug Out event:

Date and time Featured Incense Pokémon
June 26 – 27 Pokemon GO NincadaNincada
June 28 – 29 Pokemon GO WurmpleWurmple
June 30 – July 1 Pokemon GO ScytherScyther

Shiny Dwebble and Crustle

Pokemon Shiny form
Pokemon GO DwebbleDwebble
Pokemon GO CrustleCrustle

Pinsir Raid Day

Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir

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!

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