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Equinox in 2019 was the second Equinox event in Pokémon GO. Unlike the last event, it mainly revolved Grass-type Pokémon.

Features

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Grass-type Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Raid Grass-type Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Lunatone and Solrock release
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Lunatone and Solrock switched hemispheres at the start of the event in celebration of the equinox. These Pokémon stayed in their new hemispheres after the event.[1]

Two new moves had been permanently added to the game.

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild

The following Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild:

Bulbasaur
#001
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Ivysaur
#002
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Oddish
#043
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Gloom
#044
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Paras
#046
Icon Bug   Icon Grass
Bellsprout
#069
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Weepinbell
#070
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Exeggcute
#102
Icon Grass   Icon Psychic
Exeggutor
#103
Icon Grass   Icon Psychic
Exeggutor alolan
#103
Icon Grass   Icon Dragon
Tangela
#114
Icon Grass
Bayleef
#153
Icon Grass
Hoppip
#187
Icon Grass   Icon Flying
Skiploom
#188
Icon Grass   Icon Flying
Sunkern
#191
Icon Grass
Treecko
#252
Icon Grass
Grovyle
#253
Icon Grass
Lotad
#270
Icon Water   Icon Grass
Seedot
#273
Icon Grass
Breloom
#286
Icon Grass   Icon Fighting
Roselia
#315
Icon Grass   Icon Poison
Cacnea
#331
Icon Grass
Lunatone
#337
Icon Rock   Icon Psychic
Solrock
#338
Icon Rock   Icon Psychic
Turtwig
#387
Icon Grass
Grotle
#388
Icon Grass
Snover
#459
Icon Grass   Icon Ice

These Shiny Pokémon would be released with the start of the event:

Lunatone shiny
#337
Icon Rock   Icon Psychic
Solrock shiny
#338
Icon Rock   Icon Psychic

The following Raid Bosses were available during this event.

Pokémon Raid Boss's CP Max. Capture CP
Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Chikorita
#152
Chikorita ( ? )
3,067 CP 534 CP
668 CP
Sunkern
#191
Sunkern ( ? )
1,434 CP 226 CP
282 CP
Lotad
#270
Lotad
2,020 CP 342 CP
427 CP
Cacnea
#331
Cacnea
3,951 CP 709 CP
887 CP
Shinx
#403
Shinx ( ? )
2,873 CP 500 CP
625 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Exeggutor
#103
Exeggutor
13,474 CP 1,722 CP
2,153 CP
Exeggutor alolan
#103
Alolan Exeggutor
13,472 CP 1,722 CP
2,153 CP
Grovyle
#253
Grovyle
9,218 CP 956 CP
1,195 CP
Mawile
#303
Mawile ( ? )
9,008 CP 934 CP
1,167 CP
Roselia
#315
Roselia ( ? )
10,304 CP 1,068 CP
1,335 CP
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Raichu alolan
#026
Alolan Raichu ( ? )
16,848 CP 1,306 CP
1,633 CP
Machamp
#068
Machamp
19,707 CP 1,746 CP
2,183 CP
Tangela
#114
Tangela
16,114 CP 1,278 CP
1,598 CP
Breloom
#286
Breloom
13,695 CP 1,502 CP
1,877 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Victreebel
#071
Victreebel
25,794 CP 1,389 CP
1,736 CP
Marowak alolan
#105
Alolan Marowak ( ? )
21,385 CP 1,048 CP
1,311 CP
Tyranitar
#248
Tyranitar
37,599 CP 2,191 CP
2,739 CP
Shiftry
#275
Shiftry
23,786 CP 1,333 CP
1,666 CP
Absol
#359
Absol ( ? )
28,769 CP 1,443 CP
1,805 CP

Field Research event tasks

There were several Field Research tasks available exclusively during the event.

Task Possible Rewards
Evolve 2 Grass-type Pokémon
Evolve 5 Grass-type Pokémon
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon
Catch 3 Bulbasaur or Chikorita

Shop special offer

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.[2]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480
Ultra Box
Adventure Box
PokeCoin 1,480

Trivia

  • This event was confirmed by dataminers monitoring network traffic almost two weeks prior to the announcement.[3]

References

  1. Celebrate the equinox with Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-18.
  2. New boxes available - Equinox Event. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-03-21.
  3. Chrales. (2019, March 2). new "Equinox 2019" quests. Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-03-04.


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