The difference is night and day
Take the opportunity to see what Pokémon are active during your favorite times during the Solstice Horizons event, featuring Pokémon associated with day and night! The Pokémon GO Solstice Horizons event runs Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Read on below to see full details on what this event has to offer.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild during the day. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Fomantis—if you’re lucky!
- Hisuian Sneasel
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild at night.
Starry Skies, a new Special Research story starring Cosmog, will be available to Trainers level 5 and up at no cost—just log in between Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time to begin! Plus, for US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you can play through Starry Skies a second time and encounter Cosmog again.
You can purchase a ticket for a second go at this Special Research story during the event and until Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Ticket holders will gain access to the Special Research story during the Solstice Horizons event. To receive the Special Research, you must open Pokémon GO at some point between Friday, June 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. After you’ve received the Special Research, you can complete it at any time.
Need some extra items to make the most of the Solstice Horizons event? Trainers who use the Pokémon GO Web Store will get exclusive early access to a discounted Solstice Box two days before it hits the in-game shop!*
This special bundle includes the following.
- 3 Remote Raid Passes
- 9 Super Incubators
- 9 Golden Razz Berries
Head on over to the Pokémon GO Web Store to grab these great items at a deep discount! The Solstice Box will be available in the in-game shop after the initial exclusivity window. This bundle will not have the same discount in the in-game shop.
- 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon.
- Lunatone and Solrock will both appear in the wild during the event, regardless of your location.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Sneasel Hisuian Sneasel Rockruff Fomantis
Noctowl Espeon Umbreon Staraptor
Solstice Horizons–themed Field Research tasks will be available! Among other rewards, you might encounter the following Pokémon when you complete Field Research tasks!
Solstice Horizons–themed Collection Challenges are coming! Complete the event-themed Collection Challenges to receive Stardust and encounters with the following Pokémon!
Team GO Rocket’s back Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time
You may have a rocky road to victory ahead as you face off against Giovanni and his Shadow Regirock. A new Special Research story will be available at the beginning of this event. Progress through it to receive a Super Rocket Radar and chase down Giovanni!
You can claim this Special Research until the end of Pokémon GO: Hidden Gems on September 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
- Shadow Regirock
- Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
- You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
Team GO Rocket Grunts—as well as their leaders, Sierra, Cliff, and Arlo—are also using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon! If you’re lucky, you may even encounter different Shiny Shadow Pokémon than normal! Additionally, Team GO Rocket has also turned the following Pokémon into Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts to save them! Also, Pokémon that Trainers rescue from Team GO Rocket Grunts may be Shiny Pokémon—if you’re lucky.
- Shadow Alolan Geodude
- Shadow Ledyba
- Shadow Hitmontop
- Shadow Glameow
- Shadow Gible
During this Team GO Rocket Takeover, the following Pokémon will hatch from 12 km Eggs. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Pancham!