Pokémon GO: Fire and Ice Event coming this June with extra XP bonus

Pokémon GO players might want to prepare themselves as another BIG event could be set to arrive in just a matter of days.

TeamEevolution, a well-known source of Pokémon GO leaks who correctly predicted the recent Water Festival event has taken to Twitter this morning to announce that a new Fire and Ice event is coming to the game this June.

Obviously, as this isn’t official yet, we have to take it with a pinch of salt, but given how accurate TeamEevolution have been previously, we think it’s safe to say you can get a bit excited by the below information.

Based on the information provided this event should start June 13 1:00 P.M. PDT and June 20 1:00 P.M. PDT, 2017, which is intended to celebrate the beginning of summer in Northern Hemisphere and the start of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

Primarily players will see increased spawns for Fire and Ice Pokémon (which you can see detailed in the gallery below) but as with most events in the game, there will be additional bonuses on top.

For instance, it’s reported that Trainers will receive more XP for all throw bonuses (‘Nice’, ‘Great’, and ‘Excellent’ Throws) in addition to extra XP for Curveballs and First Throw captures.

On top of this, there’s also more XP rewarded for hatching Eggs, with a 50% Lucky Egg discount also rumoured for the shop. Which makes sense, as this is how Niantic primarily make their money through the in-game shop.

Should this information be correct it means that fans will start to see an increase in the following Pokemon:

FIRE: Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Vulpix, Ninetails, Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Magmar, Flareon, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Slugma, Magcargo, Houndoor and Houndoom.

ICE: Seel, Dewgong, Shelder, Cloyster, Jynx, Lapras, Sneasel, Swinub and Piloswine.