Shine On with Pokémon GO’s Festival of Lights
Morelull and Shiinotic light up Pokémon GO with their illuminating debuts.
Pokémon GO’s Festival of Lights will burn bright through October 17, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. During this event, the Illuminating Pokémon, Morelull and Shiinotic, will make their brilliant debuts. These Grass- and Fairy-type Pokémon were originally discovered in sunny Alola, where there’s plenty of light.
The event will also be lit up with bonuses—you can look forward to double XP for catching Pokémon, an increased chance of encountering Shiny Chinchou, double Candy for catching Pokémon, and a two-hour duration for Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event. Certain Pokémon—including Blitzle, Litwick, Morelull, and Galarian Ponyta—will appear more often when Trainers use Incense during this event.
Pokémon with a penchant for light generation will also be roaming the wild. Throw on your avatar’s most stylish shades and keep an eye out for Pikachu, Vulpix, Magnemite, Chinchou, Litwick, Litleo, Helioptile, Dedenne, Morelull, and more. Especially lucky Trainers might even encounter Togedemaru and Galarian Ponyta! For a full list of Pokémon available in the wild, in raids, and as Field Research task encounters, visit Niantic’s official Pokémon GO site.
Light up Pokémon GO, Trainers!
Festival of Lights 2022: shine on with new Pokémon debuts and illuminating encounters
The Festival of Lights is a time to strengthen bonds with those around you—including your Pokémon! Celebrate with us by exploring and keeping an eye out for illuminating Pokémon, including Morelull as it makes its Pokémon GO debut!
What’s more, our research is showing that some Pokémon will glow at nighttime during this event, so make sure to encounter them in the wild while you can!
Festival of Lights
Friday, October 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 17, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Morelull and Shiinotic, the Illuminating Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debuts!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Increased Incense encounters
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently when Trainers use Incense.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Catch-focused Timed Research will be available throughout the event!
Complete the research to earn the Sparkler Pose.
You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.
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 in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog