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!
|June RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER|
|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.
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)|
|FEATURES:||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:
|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 Zigzagoon||Galarian Linoone||Obstagoon|
|Galarian Darumaka||Galarian Darmanitan|
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.
June Pokémon Spotlight Hours
|June 2||No Spotlight Hour|
|June 9||2x Evolving XP|
|June 16||2x Catch Stardust|
|June 23||2x Catch XP |
& Shiny Release
|June 30||2x 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