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Solstice Week was a unique event in Pokémon GO that happened in June, 2017. This event celebrated the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.

Features

During the event, Fire- and Ice-type Pokémon had increased spawns. Pokémon like Charmander, Cyndaquil, Growlithe, Houndour, Ponyta, Swinub, Vulpix, and their evolutions appeared more frequently. Rare Pokémon like Sneasel, Magmar, Cloyster appeared as well.

Additionally, Trainers received XP bonuses for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws, as well as Curveballs and First Throws. Hatching Eggs will also rewarded trainers with triple XP.

Featured Pokémon

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rate in the wild:

Charmander
#004
Charmander
Icon Fire
Charmeleon
#005
Charmeleon
Icon Fire
Charizard
#006
Charizard
Icon Fire
Icon Flying
Vulpix
#037
Vulpix
Icon Fire
Ninetales
#038
Ninetales
Icon Fire
Growlithe
#058
Growlithe
Icon Fire
Arcanine
#059
Arcanine
Icon Fire
Ponyta
#077
Ponyta
Icon Fire
Rapidash
#078
Rapidash
Icon Fire
Dewgong
#087
Dewgong
Icon Water
Icon Ice
Cloyster
#091
Cloyster
Icon Water
Icon Ice
Jynx
#124
Jynx
Icon Ice
Icon Psychic
Magmar
#126
Magmar
Icon Fire
Lapras
#131
Lapras
Icon Water
Icon Ice
Flareon
#136
Flareon
Icon Fire
Cyndaquil
#155
Cyndaquil
Icon Fire
Quilava
#156
Quilava
Icon Fire
Typhlosion
#157
Typhlosion
Icon Fire
Sneasel
#215
Sneasel
Icon Dark
Icon Ice
Slugma
#218
Slugma
Icon Fire
Magcargo
#219
Magcargo
Icon Fire
Icon Rock
Swinub
#220
Swinub
Icon Ice
Icon Ground
Piloswine
#221
Piloswine
Icon Ice
Icon Ground
Houndour
#228
Houndour
Icon Dark
Icon Fire
Houndoom
#229
Houndoom
Icon Dark
Icon Fire

Shop special offer

There was special offer available in the shop. The cost of Lucky Eggs was 50% off during the event. [1][2]

Bundle Cost
Lucky Egg Lucky Egg PokeCoin 40
Lucky Egg Lucky Egg PokeCoin 250
25× Lucky Egg Lucky Egg PokeCoin 625

Trivia

  • This event was leaked ten days early by Twitter user - Team Eeveelution, the same one who confirmed the Water Festival. [3]
  • An Italian and Chinese translation of the event's announcement stated that Gyms will be disabled starting on the 16th of June. [4]
  • Curveballs would reward triple XP.[5]
  • The event was extended an extra day due to issues with the PTC account login.[6]

References

  1. Celebrating the First Anniversary of Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-06-08.
  2. Celebrate the Solstices with Us!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-06-12.
  3. Breaking News Trainers!!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-06-04.
  4. "Gyms will be temporarily disabled from June 16" from the Italian translation of the announcement. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-06-08.
  5. Celebrate Solstice with Pokémon GO. Pokémon. Retrieved on 2017-06-13.
  6. Trainers, the #PokemonGO Solstice Event has been extended 24 hours!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-06-21.
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