Pokémon GO’s Solstice event is causing thousands of Fire and Ice-Type Pokémon to spawn around the globe.
Some of these Pokémon are usually quite rare, which means that now is the time to go out and finally catch that Pokémon missing from your PokéDex.
Now that the event has been out for a few days, we’ve compiled a very basic rarity chart to help players out for the weekend. If you’re going to be out hunting for Pokémon, be sure to keep an eye out for these common (and not so common) Pokémon!
Common Pokémon during the event
Cyndaquil, Vulpix, Growlithe, Shellder, Swinub and Ponyta
These six Pokémon are springing up on just about every street corner as a part of Pokémon GO’s new event. Shellder and Swinub are pretty common normal circumstances, at least for those who live close to anything close to a body of water, but the Fire-Type Pokémon are typically a little harder to find in most regions.
The two biggest prizes in this group are Cyndaquil and Growlithe. Cyndaquil is a starter Pokémon, so they’re a bit rarer and harder to catch than other basic Pokémon. You’ll need to catch 32 Cyndaquil in order to get enough Candies to evolve one all the way to Typhlosion… or just 16 Cyndaquil if you use Pinap Berries.
Growlithe is a bit more common than Cyndquil, but players should still stock up on this furry dog Pokémon, as its evolution Arcanine is currently the second strongest Fire-Type Pokémon in the game.
One other note: it’s unclear whether Eevee is part of the Solstice Event or not, since it does evolve into the Fire-Type Pokemon Flareon. Eevee is a relatively common Pokémon under normal circumstances and we’ve continue to see it spawn around town at about the same rate as it did during non-event season.
Uncommon Pokémon during the event
Charmander, Sneasel, Houndoura and Seel
You shouldn’t have any problem finding these four Pokemon during the event, although they’re not popping up at quite rare as the common Pokemon in our tier. For instance, we’ve seen about 15 Houndour in one area during the event compared to around 30 Cyndaquil.
The biggest surprise on this list is Charmander, which is arguably the most popular Pokémon included in the event. Pokémon GO has treated the starter Pokémon strangely during this and other events recently. Squirtle was a lot more common than Totodile during the Water Festival, both Bulbasaur and Chikorita appeared at the same rate in the Grass Event, and now Charmander is spawning less frequently than Cyndaquil. Luckily, a lot of players already had an opportunity to catch plenty of Charmander during the New Year’s event at the start of the year.
Sneasel and Seel were both common in our area, so it’s hard to tell just how much more frequently they’re spawning compared to usual. They’re not popping up at the same rate as the common Pokemon, so we feel comfortable putting them on the middle tier.
Rare Pokémon furing the event
Jynx, Lapras, Magmar
Three Pokémon we haven’t seen very much during the event are Lapras, Jynx, and Magmar. Both Magmar and Lapras is usually rare under normal circumstances, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that these two Pokémon are both still hard to find. We can say that we’ve spotted both these Pokemon in the wild at least once during the event, so they’re both out there,
Jynx is a bit of a surprise as it’s usually a somewhat common Pokémon in many regions. However, Jynx has all but disappeared from many people’s radars since the event started. Maybe it’s because Jynx is technically the second strongest Ice-Type Pokémon available in the game?
Evolved Pokémon in the event
Charmeleon, Charizard, Quilava, Typhlosion, Piloswine, Houndoom, Flareon, Arcanine, Ninetales, Cloyster, Houndoom, Dewgong and Flareon
To be honest, we’ve yet to see any evolved Pokémon appear on our radar during this week’s event. That doesn’t mean that they’re not out there, just that they’re super rare in comparison to the other Pokemon spawning. We’ve seen other Pokémon GO players report seeing at least a few of these Pokémon during their travels through their respective neighborhood.
We can’t definitively say whether any of these Pokemon spawn more frequently than the others, which is why we’re lumping them together on the same list.