The Solstice Event now underway for Pokémon GO players in the Asia-Pacific region until June 20 at 8 p.m. local time, Shiny Regigigas available now in Pokémon GO for the first time

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

It’s a solstice surprise: Regigigas is coming to five-star raids!

Trainers,

To celebrate the days getting longer in one hemisphere and the nights following suit in the other, Pokémon GO’s solstice-themed event is returning! Depending on which hemisphere you’re playing in, you’ll be able to encounter and catch different Pokémon during this event.

Date + Time

Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features

  • Regigigas is coming to five-star raids! From Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, you can encounter Regigigas in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one! Raid-related Field Research will also be available from PokéStops exclusively during this window.
  • Trainers globally will be able to encounter Lunatone, Solrock, Spheal, and more in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter Snorlax!
  • Trainers in the northern hemisphere will be able to encounter the following Pokémon in the wild: Yanma, Chimchar, Summer Form Deerling, and more. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Yanma!
  • Trainers in the southern hemisphere will be able to encounter the following Pokémon in the wild: Snorunt, Snover, Winter Form Deerling, and more. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Snorunt!
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids in the northern hemisphere: Alolan Marowak, Yanma, Petilil, and more.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids in the southern hemisphere: Lapras, Piloswine, Snorunt, and more.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids worldwide: Lunatone, Solrock, Klink, and more.
  • Complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn rewards like encounters with Yanma in the northern hemisphere, encounters with Snorunt in the southern hemisphere, and even Silver Pinap Berries if you’re lucky!
  • Take a few snapshots for a surprise!

Bonuses

  • Lunatone and Solrock will be appearing in the wild around the world during the event. Afterwards, Lunatone will be appearing exclusively in the eastern hemisphere, and Solrock will be appearing exclusively in the western hemisphere.
  • Your Buddy will be eager to help you on your adventures! During the event, they’ll give you gift items and Poké Balls more frequently.
  • The walking distance required to earn hearts with your buddy will be halved.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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