The Pokémon GO Festival of Lights event features the arrival of Dedenne, fireworks, Season of Mischief Special Research, bonuses to boost your friendship and much more

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Dedenne Arrives in Pokémon GO during the Festival of Lights Event

Join the festivities and enjoy fireworks, Season of Mischief Special Research, bonuses to boost your friendship, and so much more.

It’s time to celebrate the power of light overcoming darkness with Pokémon GO‘s Festival of Lights. This special event will take place from Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, and feature the Pokémon GO debut of Dedenne—plus tons more fun!

Dedenne, Mischief, and Bonuses

Dedenne, an Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut during the Festival of Lights. This adorable little Pokémon was originally discovered in the Kalos region—and now you can add it to your Pokémon GO Pokédex!

The Season of Mischief will continue alongside the Festival of Lights event. If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, you’ll gain access to an exclusive Special Research story about Hoopa. Forge a strong bond with Hoopa, and help Professor Willow explore the many mysteries of this mischievous Mythical Pokémon.

The Festival of Lights will also bring bonuses that can help strengthen your friendships and spread joy. Throughout the event, Friendship levels will increase twice as fast, Gifts will provide increased rewards, and you’ll be able to open up to 45 Gifts each day.

Wild Encounters and Field Research

The Festival of Lights will also see the following Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild: Pikachu, Magnemite, Slugma, Whismur, Electrike, Blitzle, Cottonee, Tynamo, Fennekin, and Dedenne. You might even encounter a Darumaka or a Litwick. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Pikachu, Magnemite, Whismur, Electrike, Blitzle, or Darumaka.

By completing Field Research tasks, you can earn an encounter with Pokémon such as Vulpix, Magnemite, Electabuzz, Magmar, Electrike, Blitzle, Darumaka, Litleo, and Dedenne. Lucky Trainers might even encounter a Shiny Vulpix, Magnemite, Electabuzz, Magmar, Electrike, Blitzle, or Darumaka.

Raids and Eggs

There will be plenty of opportunities to take part in Raid Battles during the Festival of Lights. Look for the following Pokémon in raids:

  • One-star raids – Charmander, Vulpix, Chinchou, Litwick, and Dedenne
  • Three-star raids – Alolan Raichu, Electabuzz, Magmar, and Bellossom
  • Five-star raids – Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion
  • Mega Raids – Mega Manectric

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion caught during this period will know Sacred Sword. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Charmander, Vulpix, Alolan Raichu, Electabuzz, Magmar, Chinchou, Mega Manectric, Cobalion, Terrakion, or Virizion.

For those who feel a bit Egg-citable, Vulpix, Alolan Geodude, Chinchou, Pichu, Elekid, Magby, and Budew will be hatching from 7 km Eggs throughout the event. You might even hatch a Shiny Vulpix, Alolan Geodude, Chinchou, Pichu, Elekid, Magby, or Budew.

Celebrate in Style

But that’s not all! Visit the shop during the event for a Festival of Lights T-shirt avatar item available at no cost. You’ll also be able to light up your avatar with Dedenne-inspired avatar items. Snag Dedenne-inspired stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

And don’t miss out on the Festival of Lights’ in-game fireworks display. You can enjoy this colorful show during the first few days of the event.

There’s an incredible array of things to see and do during Pokémon GO’s Festival of Lights, so don’t wait! Go celebrate the light, and rediscover the beautiful bonds between you, your friends, and your Pokémon pals!

Source: Pokemon.com

Dedenne makes an illuminating debut during the Festival of Lights, but with light comes shadow…

Dedenne makes an illuminating debut during the Festival of Lights, but with light comes shadow...
 
Festival of Lights
Nov. 5 – Nov. 14
With Light Comes Shadow…
Nov. 9 – ???

Trainers,

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.

Festival of Lights

From Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted.

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

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.

Pokémon Debut

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
Dedenne

Wild Encounters

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.

Pikachu
Pikachu
Magnemite
Magnemite
Slugma
Slugma
Whismur
Whismur
Electrike
Electrike
Blitzle
Blitzle
Cottonee
Cottonee
Tynamo
Tynamo
Fennekin
Fennekin
Dedenne
Dedenne
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Darumaka
Darumaka
Litwick
Litwick
: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Research IconField Research Task Encounters

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

Vulpix
Vulpix
Magnemite
Magnemite
Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Magmar
Magmar
Electrike
Electrike
Blitzle
Blitzle
Darumaka
Darumaka
Litleo
Litleo
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Dedenne
Dedenne
: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

One Star EggOne-star raids
Charmander
Charmander
Vulpix
Vulpix
Chinchou
Chinchou
Litwick
Litwick
Dedenne
Dedenne
Three Star EggThree-star raids
Alolan Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Magmar
Magmar
Bellossom
Bellossom
Five-star raidsFive-star raids
Cobalion*
Cobalion*
Terrakion*
Terrakion*
Virizion*
Virizion*
Mega Raid EggMega Raids
Mega Manectric
Mega Manectric
: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
* Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion caught during this period will know the attack Sacred Sword.

Eggs

7km Eggs

Egg
Alolan Geodude
Alolan Geodude
Chinchou
Chinchou
Pichu
Pichu
EggEgg
Vulpix
Vulpix
EggEggEgg
Magby
Magby
Elekid
Elekid
EggEggEggEggEgg
Budew
Budew
: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
:This list is organized by rarity, with one Egg icon being most common and five Egg icons being most rare.

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
 

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.

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.

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 to Come…

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt to receive push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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