The Pokemon GO Fire And Ice Event Has Been Officially Announced, Set To Begin Next Week!

Pokemon GO Fire And Ice Event

We were hoping that TeamEeveeultion were right this time, and it looks like they were! As we speculated yesterday, the Pokemon GO fire and ice event, being referred to as the “Solstice Event” by Niantic, has been officially announced, and is set to begin early next week.

The event kicks off on Tuesday the 13th of June, and is more or less exactly the same as what was predicted by TeamEeveelution a few days ago. Increased spawn rates for Fire and Ice type Pokemon, additional XP for certain actions, and discounted Lucky Eggs, amongst other things.

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The official post on the Pokemon GO blog reads: “We’re celebrating two amazing milestones. Pokémon GO’s one-year anniversary, and 750 million global downloads. You’re invited to join in on the fun!

Over the next few months, we’re hosting real-world and in-game events planned alongside some very exciting new features that will get you outside exploring the world with family and friends. Get ready for an action-packed couple of months!

Pokemon GO Fire And Ice Event
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It continues with this: “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.

Soon thereafter, you can look forward to a new update focused on collaborative group gameplay features that will get you playing Pokémon GO in fun new ways. In preparation for these exciting features, we’ll be temporarily disabling Gyms for a short period of time.

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This last part of the announcement is huge, as it more or less confirms that the gym rework is only weeks away. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’m getting quite excited to see where Pokemon GO is headed over the next few weeks and months!

But what do you think about all of this? Are you excited for the Pokemon GO fire and ice event, or are you more excited for the impending gym overhaul? Also, what do you think about Niantic disabling gyms? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. I really like the extra catch bonuses during the fire and ice event. Gyms definitely need an overhaul. Not fun for new people to the game.

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  3. My 7-year old is VERY excited about the solstice event. Charmander and his evolutions are a favorite at my house.

    As for gyms being overhauled, bring it on. We live in an area surrounded by gyms that seem unbeatable.

    I am most excited about the update. Encouraging group play will add a new twist to Pokemon Go. My son loves to Pokemon with his friends but right now that doesn’t amount to much more than playing side by side.

    We live near Charlotte, the first city to host a real-world event. Sending players to specific landmarks adds a geochaching-type dimension to the game. It helps open players eyes to things around them that otherwise get lost in our day-to-day. And, most important, it gets us all off the couch and out walking!

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