Pokémon Go Equinox Event 2019 Guide

Trainers, we have prepared a guide on how to get the most out of the Equinox Event. Remember, this is another week-long event and it starts on Tuesday (March 19th) and ends on Tuesday (March 26th).

Let’s first take a look at the features of the event below:

Event Features

Equinox Event 2019 Features
EventEquinox Event 2019
Date & Timefrom Mar. 19, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT
to Mar. 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
  • Increased Grass-type spawns (Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish mentioned in the announcement)
  • Lunatone and Solrock switch hemispheres permanently
  • Shiny Solrock and Lunatone
  • Grass-type Pokémon in raids and Grass-type themed field research
  • Two new moves will be permanently added to the game
New moves
  • Acid Spray: Arbok, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Muk, Alolan Muk, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Octillery, and Swalot.
  • Leaf Tornado: Victreebel, Shiftry
Pokemon GO Equinox event 2019
Pokemon GO Equinox event 2019

Increased Spawns

You may find these Grass Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild!

Equinox Event 2019 Shiny Solrock and Lunatone

While there was no official announcement to coincide with this release, we have confirmation through various social media platforms that with Solrock and Lunatone switching, their shinies have been released! For the hunters out there, here are the differences:


Equinox Event Research Tasks

Equinox Event 2019 Research Tasks
Catch 3 Bulbasaur or ChikoritaTurtwigTurtwig
Catch 10 Grass Type Pokémon1000 Stardust
Evolve 2 Grass Type PokémonTangelaTangela
Evolve 5 Grass Type PokémonVenusaurVenusaur

New Moves

Two new moves are now permanently available, they are as follows:

Equinox Event Raid Bosses

The official Announcement states that there will be Limited-Time Grass type raid bosses. We will have a full list of raid bosses and guides for any new Tier 3s and 4s as soon as possible after the event drops. Check back here for the updates!

Equinox Event Raid Bosses
EXDeoxys (Defense)Deoxys (Defense)Link
4Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola)Link
3Raichu (Alola)Raichu (Alola)Link
2Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola)Link

Event Focus

The focus of this event should be to have fun. Without a boost to Stardust, XP or candy, it’s hard to prioritize exactly what you should be chasing if you already have a completed Dex for the Pokémon that have a boosted presence in this Event.

Parting Thoughts

This event doesn’t offer too much for dedicated players but, it does give Trainers a chance to catch some of the slightly rarer Grass types that are in the game, as well as possibly catch the new shiny regionals. It also gives newer players a chance to encounter Pokémon that they may not have already caught or evolved.

What are your thoughts, Trainers?

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