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Pokémon GO June Events Announced

Trainers! In continuing their past trend from January, February, and March, Niantic has just released a full schedule of June events! Including the June Research Encounter and 4 Spotlight Hours, there will be some exciting events during the month! Let’s take a closer look at what all is entailed!

The Official Announcement can be found here.


June Research Breakthrough

Trapinch, the Ant Pit Pokémon, will be the Research Breakthrough Encounter during June! Trainers will have the opportunity to fill out their shiny Trapinch family if they happened to miss some or all of Trapinch Community Day. Trying to stay positive here lol!

Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 1pm PDT

Zekrom Makes its Debut!

Zekrom, the Deep Black Pokémon, will be electrifying Trainers around the world by making its debut in Pokémon GO. Upon its release, Zekrom will become the #1 Electric-type Pokémon in the game. As a Dragon-type, Zekrom is no slouch either, ranking #6 in terms of DPS and #4 in TDO. Putting it bluntly, Zekrom is a BEAST.

Start: Tues., June 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
End: No Date/Time Announced

TC: Champion 2020 Special Research

All of your hard work over the last four weeks comes to a grand finale! However, if you weren’t able to complete one of the regions’ timed researches, your opportunity to purchase the ticket will become available very soon! Heck, even if you did complete them all and get your free ticket, you can still purchase one too!

Start: Wed., June 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (local time)
End: Mon., June 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (local time)
If you purchase a ticket the in the shop, you can access it by opening Pokémon GO

If you earned a ticket AND purchase a ticket, you’ll receive a version of the Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020 Special Research with the following changes:

  • Encounters with a Pokémon, will give 10 Candies for that specific Pokémon rather than the Pokémon itself
  • Instead of Willow’s Glasses, you’ll earn Stardust.
If you don’t participate in the Special Research at all, you can still enjoy the event taking place during the same time period.

WILD: Galarian Stunfisk
7KM EGGS: Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, Galarian Darumaka, and Galarian Stunfisk
EVOLVING: Galarian Meowth, Galarian Zigzagoon, and Galarian Darumaka!
Galarian Pokémon
Galarian Stunfisk
Galarian Meowth Perrserker
Galarian Zigzagoon Galarian Linoone Obstagoon
Galarian Darumaka Galarian Darmanitan
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Solstice Event 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020, @8am local time
Wednesday, June 24, 2020, @10pm local time

The last time we saw the Pokémon GO Summer Solstice Event was in 2017. During that event, we saw numerous Fire- and Ice-types all around the world. So what can we expect for this year, since nothing has been officially confirmed, we’ll just have to wait and see!


Bug Out Event 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020, @8am local time
Wednesday, July 1, 2020, @10pm local time

We were first introduced to the Bug Out Event in April of 2019. During that time, we saw a ton more bugs, longer incense duration, and special Bug-type Research. We’re definitely curious what bugs we’ll be squashing this year.

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Shiny Shinx

June Pokémon Spotlight Hours

DateFeatured PokémonBonus
June 2No Spotlight Hour
June 9Patrat2x Evolving XP
June 16Patrat2x Catch Stardust
June 23Patrat2x Catch XP
& Shiny Release
June 30Patrat2x Catch Candy

TL;DR June Events

  • June Research Breakthrough: Trapinch
  • June Spotlight Hours: 2nd (no hour); 9th Patrat; 16th Numel; 23rd Clefairy Shiny Release; 30th Kricketot
  • Wednesday, June 3rd: Throwback Challenge Champion Special Research
  • Tuesday, June 16th: Zekrom in 5-Star Raids 
  • Friday, June 19th: Solstice Event 2020
  • Friday, June 26th: Bug Out Event 2020
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