“To kick things off, we will be hosting the Solstice Event starting on June 13, 2017. This in-game event will feature Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon, huge XP bonuses for throwing Poké Balls accurately, and discounted Lucky Eggs in the in-game shop.”
This event will reportedly help “Pokémon GO” players celebrate the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the South Hemisphere.
During this affair, trainers can expect increased spawn rates in “Pokémon GO” for the Pokemon under these categories. Among these Pokémon are Charmander, Vulpix, Ponyta, Magmar, Cyndaquil, Growlithe, Swinub, Houndour, Sneasel and Cloyster.
“Pokémon GO” gamers will also reportedly enjoy increased experience points (XP) when they use throw bonuses and hatch eggs while playing.
The Fire and Ice event will also allegedly give gamers the chance to snag a Lucky Egg for half the price, which is quite the steal considering what these items can offer.
One of the big prizes of the Solstice event will likely be the chance for players to get another Charizard on their team. Charizard isn’t the strongest Fire-Type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, but it’s definitely in the upper echelon.
The other Starter Pokemon appearing during Pokemon Go’s Solstice event is the Johto Starter Pokemon Cyndaquil and its evolved forms Quilava and Typhlosion. Typhlosion has identical stats to Charizard, so these two Pokemon will pack the same punch in battle.
For some players, the Solstice Event marks the best chance for players to get a Houndoom. Houndour can’t be obtained via hatching eggs, so the only way you can get a Houndour is by catching it in the wild. Of course, Houndour is an uncommon Pokemon, so there’s still a devil dog-sized hole in the PokeDex of many Pokemon Go players.
Vulpix and Ninetales are also confirmed to appear in the Solstice event, as Vulpix appeared in the promotional image for the event. Vulpix and Ninetales are surprisingly weak for a Fire-Type Pokemon, although a lot of fans still like them because they’re so cute.
We were a bit surprised to see Flareon on the promotional picture for Pokemon Go’s Solstice event, due to how it evolves. While Flareon is the strongest Fire-Type Pokemon in the game, it’s one of Eevee’s divergent evolutions. That means there’s only a 20% chance to evolve Flareon under normal circumstances.
There’s not an abundance of Ice-Type Pokemon in Pokemon Go, so we’re expecting just about every Ice-Type Pokemon to be part of the event. We know that Dewgong will be part of the Solstice Event as it appeared in the promotional picture, and it’s likely that Seel will also be one of the Pokemon spawning during the event.
For a lot of Pokemon Go players, the Solstice Event marks only their second opportunity to find a Lapras. Lapras was a featured Pokemon during the Water Festival event, although many players complained it never spawned in their area.