Pokémon GO players must complete the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research by the end of the Season of Mischief on Dec 1 at 9:59 a.m. local time to receive the exclusive end-of-Season Special Research story for free

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DEVELOPER UPDATE: Trainers, we want to clarify that to receive the exclusive end-of-Season Special Research story for free, you must complete the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research by the end of the Season of Mischief on Dec 1 at 9:59AM local time. If you are working on the “Catch 30 Dark-Type Pokémon” Special Research Task: Dark-Type Pokémon will appear more frequently from Nov 16 10AM – Nov 21 8PM local time.

If you are working on the “Catch 30 Ghost-Type Pokémon” Special Research Task: Misdreavus will appear as part of the Pokémon Shining Pearl Event, from Nov 18 10AM – Nov 21 8PM local time. If you don’t anticipate completing the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research by Dec 1, you will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the Mischief Unbound Special Research in the Shop for USD $4.99 from Nov 26 until the end of the Season of Mischief on Dec 1.

Team GO Rocket Brings Shadow Lugia to Pokémon GropeO’s Festival of Lights

Battle Giovanni’s and his team’s Shadow Pokémon to save the celebration, and keep an eye out for Shiny Vullaby.

It would seem that Pokémon GO‘s Festival of Lights celebration and Professor Willow’s research on the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa have attracted some unwanted attention. Starting Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Team GO Rocket will arrive to take over the event in an attempt to capture Hoopa. The villains are led by Giovanni, who’s ready to battle alongside his newest Shadow Pokémon, Shadow Lugia.

When Team GO Rocket’s takeover begins, you’ll find their members more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons. The Team GO Rocket Grunts and their leaders—Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo—might even be using different Shadow Pokémon than their usual to disrupt the festivities. During this event, you can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration. And if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Shadow Pokémon.

As you take on Team GO Rocket, you can use the Super Rocket Radar from Special Research to encounter Giovanni himself. Defeat him, and you can rescue Shadow Lugia.

When you’re not dealing with Team GO Rocket trouble, be sure to check your Field Research Tasks, in which you’ll be able to encounter Vullaby. Plus, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to find a Shiny Vullaby, if you’re lucky.

Will light defeat the shadow of Team GO Rocket? You can help see that it does by continuing to enjoy Pokémon GO’s Festival of Lights celebration, which concludes on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

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
A Looming Shadow Returns!
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.

A Looming Shadow Returns!

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!

With Light Comes Shadow: Team GO Rocket has decided to take over the Festival of Lights event in an attempt to take away Hoopa! Giovanni has also returned to lead this mission. It seems likely that he was watching from the shadows this entire time, studying Hoopa as we learned about it, too. There’s also rumors of another Legendary Pokémon that he’s turned into a Shadow Pokémon! Let’s stop Team GO Rocket, Trainers!

Use the Super Rocket Radar from this part of the Special Research to encounter Giovanni!

Giovanni Returns

Giovanni has emerged from the shadows once again! He and his Shadow Pokémon might try to capture Hoopa. Defeat Giovanni to rescue Shadow Lugia!

Team GO Rocket Has Created More Shadow Pokémon

Team GO Rocket has been busy in the shadows. Team GO Rocket Grunts as well as their leaders—Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo—are using different Shadow Pokémon. Help Spark, Blanche, and Candela overcome their adversaries and rescue the Shadow Pokémon.

Team GO Rocket will begin using these Pokémon at 12:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during the Festival of Lights event.

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

Field Research Task Encounters

In addition to the event-themed Pokémon already available to encounter in Field Research Tasks, you’ll also be able to encounter Vullaby! For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Vullaby, if you’re lucky!

Vullaby
Vullaby

Will Light Defeat Shadow?

Stay tuned…

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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