Festival of Lights

Event

Starts:
Friday, November 5, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, November 14, at 8:00 PM Local Time

The time has come for light to overcome the dark with the much-anticipated debut of Dedenne, the Antenna Pokémon. This Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon, originally found in the Kalos region, will help illuminate your Pokédex as Electric-type Pokémon begin to appear more frequently in the wild. As Trainers may be familiar with, the Festival of Lights is a time to rediscover and strengthen bonds with all those around you.




Bonuses

Happiness, friendships, and heartfelt gifts add joy to any celebration. Amid all the happiness and glee of the Festival of Lights, strengthen friendships and spread the joy of giving in Pokémon GO!

Friendship levels will increase twice as fast
You’ll be able to open up to 45 Gifts per day
Gifts will provide increased rewards

Features

The Season of Mischief Story Continues!

Continue to follow the Season of Mischief storyline focused on the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa!

If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

Can you form a better bond with Hoopa and help Professor Willow explore its past? More awaits as you learn about the mischievous Hoopa.


Fireworks

The Festival of Lights deserves a grand display, so you’ll be able to enjoy fireworks in Pokémon GO during the first few days of the event as Trainers around the world celebrate the festival of Diwali.


Dedenne Debuts in Pokémon GO!

Dedenne makes its debut in Pokémon GO!

Originally discovered in the Kalos region, Dedenne will debut in Pokémon GO during the Festival of Lights. The Electric and Fairy type will no doubt be a cute addition to your Pokédex!

  • Dedenne

A Celebration in India

India Only

Trainers in India can enjoy a brighter evening on Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

  • Blitzle and Dedenne will be appearing more frequently in the wild
  • 2× Catch Candy

Spawns

As Trainers light the way for one another, certain Pokémon will appear in the wild to help.

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Appearing in the wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Magnemite
  • Slugma
  • shiny
    Whismur
  • shiny
    Electrike
  • shiny
    Blitzle
  • Cottonee
  • Tynamo
  • Fennekin
  • Dedenne

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • Litwick

Eggs

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Vulpix
  • shiny
    Alolan Geodude
  • shiny
    Chinchou
  • shiny
    Pichu
  • shiny
    Elekid
  • shiny
    Magby
  • shiny
    Budew

Raids

Overcoming the dark takes a lot of strength. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will make their way to raids with the exclusive attack Sacred Sword.

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Vulpix
  • shiny
    Chinchou
  • Litwick
  • Dedenne

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Alolan Raichu
  • shiny
    Electabuzz
  • shiny
    Magmar
  • Bellossom

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion caught during this period will know the attack Sacred Sword.

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Cobalion
  • shiny
    Terrakion
  • shiny
    Virizion

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Manectric

Research

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

In Field Research

  • shiny
    Vulpix
  • shiny
    Magnemite
  • shiny
    Electabuzz
  • shiny
    Magmar
  • shiny
    Electrike
  • shiny
    Blitzle
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • Litleo

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • Dedenne

Sales

New Avatar Items and Stickers

Visit the shop during the event for a free Festival of Lights T-shirt inspired by the celebrations in India. You’ll also be able to light up your Avatar with Dedenne-inspired avatar items.

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Dedenne-inspired Stickers

During the event, you’ll be able to get Dedenne-inspired stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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Shadow

With Light Comes Shadow…

It seems the Festival of Lights event and Professor Willow’s research into Hoopa might have caught Team GO Rocket’s attention.

Reports indicate that Team GO Rocket plans to strike on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Stay tuned, Trainers…

You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
Team GO Rocket members will be appearing significantly more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.

More details here

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