Pokemon Go Summer Solstice event to see shiny Regigigas in 5-star raids: How to catch them
The Pokemon Go Summer Solstice event is all set to kick off on June 17 (tomorrow) and will be on till June 20. Over this time, you will be able to encounter the legendary Regigigas in five-star raids. And if you are lucky, you might even encounter shiny Regigigas, Sonrunts, or a Yanma. Regigigas, Lunatone, and Solrock, along with a host of other hemisphere-themed spawns will be popping up in the wild and also in raids. The Summer Solstice Event starts at 10 AM on June 17 and will be on till 8 PM on June 20, local time.
Make the best of your buddy
Over the Pokemon Go Summer Solstice event, your buddy Pokemon will be bringing you more gift items and Poke Balls more frequently than usual. The walking distance to earn hearts with your buddy Pokemon is also going to be halved, so if you were looking to evolve a Pokemon and didn't have enough candy or special candy, now is a good time to make that your buddy. Also, make sure you take a few snapshots over the event, there is a new Pokemon that's going to be around for photobombs.
How to win Regigigas raids
Regigigas, or shiny Regigigas if you are lucky, will be turning up in five-star raids from June 17. Now, Regigigas are legendary Pokemon that you can transfer to other players but you cannot place them in gyms. To fight Regigigas, beat them, and then catch them, you need to use fighting-type Pokemon from your collection. Do not use ghost-type Pokemon to fight the Regigigas, they are least susceptible to those types. Since these are five-star raids, get your other Pokemon Go player buddies to join in. Remote raids are still available on the app so get the team moving.
Pokemon Go Summer Solstice event field research
There is going to be new raid-related field research available from Pokestops between June 17 and June 20. Make sure you spin some Pokestops to get some items and some new tasks to complete for more rewards. Complete these event-exclusive field researches to encounter a Yanma in the Northern Hemisphere and a Snorunt in the Southern Hemisphere. These ones may also be shiny. You can also get silver Pinap berries off these friend research tasks.
Globally, trainers will be able to encounter Lunatone, Solrock, Spheal more frequently in the wild and you might even be able to spot a Snorlax. More specifically, in the Northern Hemisphere (that includes India), trainers will be able to encounter Yanma, Chimchar, and the summer-form Deerling more often in the wild. If you're lucky, you might find a shiny Yanma.
In the Southern Hemisphere, trainers will be able to spot Snorunt, Snover, the winter-form Deerling more often in the wild. You might be able to encounter a shiny Snorunt too.
Globally, Lunatone, Solrock, Klink, and other Pokemon will be turning up as raid bosses.
In the Northern Hemisphere, you will be able to encounter the Alolan Marowak, Yanma, and Petilil. While in the Southern Hemisphere, you will get the Lapras, Piloswine, Snorunt, and other Pokemon as raid bosses.