Pokemon GO Equinox Event Starts March 19th

Pokemon GO Equinox Event Starts March 19th

It looks like we’ll be getting a solar switch in Pokemon GO.

The equinox marks when the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the center of the Sun and the angle of the sunlight changes.

Pokemon GO will be theming their next event around this which will switch the hemispheres where Lunatone and Solrock appear and remain in those new hemispheres after the event.

Grass types will also be appearing more during this event.

Read the full announcement below.


With spring days arriving in the northern hemisphere and autumn quickly approaching in the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the coming equinox with some Grass-type Pokémon.

Date + Time Mar. 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT to Mar. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features Grass-type Pokémon—like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish—will appear more frequently in the wild. Lunatone and Solrock will switch hemispheres at the start of the event in celebration of the equinox! These Pokémon will stay in their new hemispheres after the event.


  • Grass-type Pokémon will be available to challenge in raids.

Field Research

  • Limited-time Grass-type Pokémon Field Research will be available during this event.

New moves will be permanently added to the game.

  • Acid Spray: Arbok, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Muk, Alolan Muk, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Octillery, and Swalot.
  • Leaf Tornado: Victreebel, Shiftry, and Tropius.

New seasons mean new adventures, Trainers! Let’s get out and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team