Pokemon Go Equinox Event: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, March 18th, 2019 7:39 am

Celebrate the changing seasons by catching Grass-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go’s latest in-game event celebrates the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere and fall in the southern hemisphere.

From March 19 at 4 p.m. ET to March 26 at 4 p.m. ET, the equinox event will give players a chance to encounter more Grass-type Pokemon than normal in the wild. Specifically, Grass-type Pokemon like Oddish, Exeggcute, Sunkern, and Shroomish will appear more frequently as users play.

During this event, Grass-type Pokemon will appear in Raids, and special Grass-type Field Research tasks will also be available to complete. Field Research tasks can be collected by spinning nearby PokeStops, which are attached to real world locations like statues and historical buildings, as examples. Check out our Pokemon Go Research Tasks guide for a refresher on how these tasks work.

At the beginning of this event, Lunatone and Solrock (Pokemon shaped like the moon and sun, respectively) will switch hemispheres, and they’ll stay in their new locations even after the event ends.

Finally, when this event begins, two new battle moves will be permanently added to the game, but only certain Pokemon will be able to learn them. Here’s the full break down:

Acid Spray – Can be learned by Arbok, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Muk, Alolan Muk, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Octillery, and Swalot
Leaf Tornado – Can be learned by Victreebel and Shiftry

There’s one final thing to note about this event. March’s Pokemon Go Community Day event will take place on March 23 (starring the Grass-type Pokemon Treecko), so the two events will overlap. That means you can take advantage of the extra bonuses available on Community Day, including Lure Modules that last for three hours (rather than 30 minutes) and Eggs that hatch after walking a fourth of the normally required distance, while searching for the equinox event’s Grass-type Pokemon.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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