'Pokémon Go' Solstice Event: Shiny Clefairy and Everything You Need to Know

The next Pokémon Go event is upon us and this time, the popular mobile game is ready to celebrate the first day of Summer with its Solstice Event.

The 2020 Solstice Event will bring a new and easier way to get Shiny Clefairy, the habitat shift of Solrock and Lunatone, as well as an abundance of in-game bonuses to enjoy for five days.

If you're looking for all the information you need for the upcoming Pokémon Go Solstice Event, continue reading below.

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POKEMON GO SOLSTICE EVENT START TIME

The Pokémon Go Solstice Event will begin Friday, June 19, at 8 a.m. local time and end Wednesday, June 24, at 10 p.m. local time.

EXCLUSIVE FIELD RESEARCH

Like previous events, the Pokémon Go Solstice Event will feature exclusive field research for trainers to complete.

This research can be obtained in PokeStops and will reward trainers with encounters of spotlighted Pokémon. Here are the exclusive research tasks for the Solstice Event:

  • Catch 3 Dark-type Pokémon - Lunatone
  • Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon - Solrock
  • Catch 7 Different Species of Pokémon - Alolan Vulpix
  • Earn a Candy Walking with your Buddy Pokémon - Sunkern
  • Give your Buddy a Treat - Clefairy
  • Use 4 Berries to help catch a Pokémon - Stardust (x1000)

SHINY CLEFAIRY

Previously, Shiny Clefairy could only be obtained in Pokémon Go by hatching a Shiny Cleffa from 7km Eggs and evolving it. During the Solstice Event, Shiny Clefairy can be found in the wild for the first time.

Shiny Clefairy is likely to have a chance to be found in field research rewards and possibly Raids, but we'll update this section once we learn more.

LUNATONE AND SOLROCK SHIFT

Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing in three-star Raids and 5km Eggs during this event regardless of your location.

Here's the schedule for when Lunatone and Solrock will appear in the wild:

  • From Friday, June 19, at 8 a.m. to Saturday, June 20, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Lunatone will appear more frequently in the wild in the eastern hemisphere and Solrock in the western hemisphere.
  • From Sunday, June 21, at 12 a.m. to Monday, June 22, at 11:59 p.m. local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing more frequently in the wild everywhere.
  • From Tuesday, June 23, at 12 a.m. to Wednesday, June 24, at 10 p.m. local time, Lunatone and Solrock will be swapping hemispheres. Lunatone will be appearing more frequently in the wild in the western hemisphere and Solrock in the eastern hemisphere.

After the event, Lunatone will stay in the western hemisphere with Solrock staying in the eastern hemisphere.

IN-GAME BONUSES

Pokémon Go players will enjoy double the stardust for catching Pokémon, but the pool of wild Pokémon will shift.

Pokémon that represent the sun and moon like Clefairy and the Grass-type Sunkern will be appearing in the wild more frequently.

Are you excited for the Solstice Event in Pokémon Go? Which is your favorite Shiny Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section.