Solstice Horizons event in Pokemon GO

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Thinking about getting stuck in and joining the Pokemon GO Solstice Horizons event? You should! It’s set to deliver opportunities to capture rare Pokemon, partake in unique challenges, and earn exclusive rewards. This full event guide breaks down everything you need to know.

Like other Pokemon GO, Solstice Horizons also come with bonuses such as increased XP, Stardust, and Candy for catching Pokemon, as well as access to captivating research stories.

Pokemon GO Solstice Horizons Start Time

The Solstice Horizons event is a time-limited occurrence in Pokemon GO, starting on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and concluding on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m.

During this event, players can engage in Special Research by simply opening the game between June 16 and June 25. The event focuses on Pokemon associated with both day and night, allowing players to discover which Pokemon are active during their preferred time of day.

All-Day & All-Night Wild Encounters

During the Solstice Horizons event in Pokemon GO, players will encounter different Pokemon based on whether it is day or night. However, certain Pokemon like Lunatone and Solrock will appear in the wild regardless of the time of day.

The following Pokemon will spawn more frequently during the day:

  • Chikorita
  • Hoothoot
  • Ledyba
  • Sunkern
  • Wooper

The following Pokemon will spawn more frequently during the night:

  • Oddish
  • Spinarak
  • Misdreavus
  • Lunatone
  • Stunky
  • Venipede
  • Foongus
  • Phantump

Pokemon GO Solstice Bonuses

The event offers several bonuses for players to enjoy. These bonuses include:

  • Double Stardust for catching Pokemon
  • Double XP for catching Pokemon
  • Double Candy for catching Pokemon
  • Double XP for evolving Pokemon
  • Double XP for hatching Eggs

Shiny Fomantis & Lurantis in Solstice Event

The Solstice Horizons event in Pokemon Go introduces several shinies for players to encounter. Fomantis and Lurantis will be available in their shiny variants at the beginning of the event.

All Solstice Horizons Raids

The Solstice Horizons event in Pokemon Go also features a range of raid battles with varying difficulty levels. Here are the Pokemon available in each raid tier:

  • One-Star Raid: Sneasel, Sneasel (Hisuian), Rockruff, Fomantis
  • Three-Star Raid: Noctowl, Espeon, Umbreon, Staraptor
  • Five-Star Raid: Nihilego
  • Mega Raid: Sceptile (Mega)

Field Research & Rewards

The Solstice Horizons event offers rare Pokemon spawns, raid bosses, and specific Field Research tasks for players to complete. By finishing these tasks, players can earn rewards and encounter various Pokemon. During the event, there will be Solstice Horizons-themed Field Research tasks available. Completing these tasks will grant players various items, with the highlight being the chance to obtain Cosmog.

Is the Solstice Horizons Bundle Worth It?

In addition to the event itself, there’s a special bundle that players can purchase from the Pokemon GO Web Store. The bundle comprises the following items:

  • 1 Ultra Box
  • 3 Incense
  • 3 Lucky Eggs
  • 3 Star Pieces

This bundle is available at a discounted price for a limited time. Additionally, players have the option to purchase an event ticket that provides access to a Special Research story.

Pokemon GO is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.