Solstice Week 2017 Event

Although most of the gaming industry is gathering in Los Angeles this week to be assaulted with E3 trailers, the rest of the globe remains occupied with Pokémon, as it always has. Pokémon GO is kicking off its one-year anniversary celebration with a Solstice Week 2017: This is a fire and ice-themed “Solstice Event,” which begins tomorrow, June 13 at 1 PM PDT. The event boosts the spawn rate of both Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon and provides discounts on Lucky Eggs, as well as XP bonuses for precise Pokéball tosses and some sort of blanket XP benefit for other activities. The event concludes on June 20, one day before the summer solstice. According to the blog post:

With summer quickly approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and winter approaching in the Southern Hemisphere, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the upcoming solstices than with a Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon GO event. From 1:00 P.M. PDT on June 13 to 1:00 P.M. PDT on June 20, 2017, Trainers around the world will discover more Charmander, Cyndaquil, Growlithe, Houndour, Ponyta, Swinub, Vulpix, and their Evolutions. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for Sneasel, Magmar, Cloyster, and other Fire types and Ice types!

Overall, it’s not a really harrowing occurrence. I typically like events that change up spawn rates, but there isn’t much else going on here. I enjoy how it seems to drive you to aim for precise Pokéball tosses in a manner that the game doesn’t previously, adding a little of excitement to the actual capture experience. Other from that, there aren’t a lot of incentives available to make this one of the more valued events, which is strange given that it’s designed to launch the game into high gear.

Solstice Week 2017

What happens following the event will very certainly be much more intriguing.

Niantic is promising a mystery “collaborative” gameplay upgrade that will alter gyms but isn’t necessarily related to the long-awaited PvP and legendary releases. Not only are kids getting out of school with nothing to do except go about and capture Pokémon, but the game’s one-year anniversary offers a handy punctuation point that Niantic seems to want to utilize to bring some new gameplay elements to bear. We’ll see: there have been large events in the past for this game that didn’t really go anywhere, so let’s hope the developer can pull things together this time.

With all of the excitement surrounding E3 2017 this week, we almost forgot about the Solstice Event that is now running in Pokemon Go. The Solstice Event will enhance the spawn rates of Fire-type and Ice-type Pokemon from June 13th at 1:00 PM PT to June 20th at 1:00 PM PT, as developer Niantic revealed last week (shortly after the event was leaked online).

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According to the Pokemon Go team, Charmander, Cyndaquil, Growlithe, Houndour, Ponyta, Swinub, Vulpix, Sneasel, Magmar, and Cloyster will all appear more often during the event, as will their evolutions. The word cyborg refers to the fact that a cyborg is a kind of cyborg that may be used to make a cyborg. Capturing a Pokemon, as well as Good, Great, and Excellent throws, Curveballs, and catches on First Throws, will earn three times the normal amount of XP.

But that’s not all. During the Solstice Event, players will additionally gain 5x the standard amount of XP for hatching eggs. Also, Lucky Eggs (which double all XP gained) are 50% off in the in-game shop. This week, if you have the time, you can obtain a lot of XP.


The solstice is coming, with lengthy, frigid nights in the Southern Hemisphere and hours of bright sunshine in the Northern Hemisphere. Celebrate the cosmic occasion with Solstice Week in Pokémon GO, no matter where you are in the globe! From June 13 to 20, hot Fire-type Pokémon like Charmander, Typhlosion, Houndour, and Charizard will come more often, while cold Ice-type Pokémon like Sneasel and Lapras will appear less frequently. Also, when you complete particular acts in your game, you will get large XP bonuses. Catching a Pokémon with a Curveball throw, for example, will give you 30 XP instead of the regular 10 XP! Lastly, Lucky Eggs will be 50% off in-game for the whole week.

Solstice Week is an excellent time to locate Pokémon and gain extra XP, whether you’re staying up late with the sun or wandering in the lengthy dusk. Get ready for Pokémon GO Solstice Week, June 13-20!

The specifics of the next event are as follows. Niantic had indicated that “a new update concentrating on collaborative group gameplay features” will be released immediately after the Solstice Event concluded, and Legendary Pokemon would also be available.


My PRO TIPS For The Solstice Week 2017 Event:


  • DO NOT EVOLVE TO CHARIZARD, TYPHLOSION, OR ARCANINE RIGHT AWAY. The term “virtual reality” refers to the process of creatinga virtual reality environment. Wait until the event is over before selecting your evolutions.
  • Take use of the throw bonuses. They’ll get XP at a higher rate than normal.
  • Walk as far as you can to hatch as many eggs as possible – big XP bonuses await!
  • Catch Arcanine or Growlithe to develop into Arcanine and finish your Gen 1 Pokédex.
  • Catch Charizard or Charmander or Charmeleon to develop into Charizard and finish your Gen 1 Pokédex
  • To complete your Gen 1 Pokédex, capture Lapras.
  • Catch Typhlosion or Cyndaquil or Quilava to develop into Typhlosion and finish your Gen 2 Pokédex.
  • To complete your Gen 2 Pokédex, capture Houndoom or Houndour and develop into Houndoom.
  • Capture and develop as many Fire kinds as you need to get gold in the Kindler medal and a 1.3x boost on all future fire types.
  • Capture and develop as many Ice-types as you need to gain gold in the Skier medal and a 1.3x boost on any subsequent fire kinds.
  • Collect Sneasel and Swinhub sweets to develop Weavile and Mamoswine in Gen 4.
  • Finally, and most importantly, go out there, enjoy yourself, bring your family and friends, and HAVE FUN!