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!
Dedenne makes an illuminating debut during the Festival of Lights, but with light comes shadow…
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
Field Research Task Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
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.
A Celebration in India
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…
More to Come…
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—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog