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Pokémon Go 2020 Solstice event guide: Field Research and rewards

Celebrate the change in seasons with Solrock, Lunatone, and Clefairy

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A Solrock fires off a Shadow Ball Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

To celebrate the Solstice, Pokémon Go is hosting an event from June 19 at 8 a.m. until June 24 at 10 p.m. in your local time.

While no new Shiny Pokémon are releasing with this event, it does provide the opportunity to find a Shiny Clefairy in the wild, rather than having to hatch a Shiny Cleffa from an egg.

A comparison between Shiny and normal Cleffa, Clefairy, and Clefable. The Shiny versions have green ear tips and are a lighter pink color. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

There’s also doubled Stardust from catching Pokémon throughout the duration of the event.

Lunatone and Solrock are the real stars of the Solstice event and they’ll have heavily boosted spawns as they swap around regions during the event. All players should have opportunities to catch both, despite the fact that they are regional migratory Pokémon. At the end of the event, Lunatone will stay in the Western Hemisphere and Solrock will remain in the Eastern Hemisphere, so make sure to grab the one you need.

There’s also a handful of Field Research that you can grab from spinning Poké Stops.

Pokémon Go 2020 Solstice event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 3 dark-type Pokémon Lunatone encounter
Catch 3 fire-type Pokémon Solrock encounter
Earn a candy walking with your buddy Sunkern encounter
Give your buddy a treat Clefairy encounter
Use 4 berries to help catch Pokon 1,000 Stardust

Pokémon Go Plus

The Pokémon Go Plus is a small Bluetooth device that lets you enjoy Pokémon Go while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device notifies you about events in the game, such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby using an LED and vibration.

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