Niantic confirms that the Pokémon GO Twinkling Fantasy event will start on January 10 at 8 a.m. local time but the Zekrom and Mega Salamence raids will be starting at 10 a.m. local time on the same day

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Live your own whimsical adventure in the Twinkling Fantasy event!

Live your own whimsical adventure in the Twinkling Fantasy event!

Trainers,

You can surround yourself in a circle of Fairy-type Dedenne, battle with the Dragon Pokémon Mega Salamence, and more during the upcoming Twinkling Fantasy event!

What fantastic tales will you create with this trove of Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon?

Twinkling Fantasy

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, January 16, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Mega Salamence makes its debut!

Mega Salamence will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

Mega Salamence
Mega Salamence
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event Bonuses

2× XP for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Dedenne—if you’re lucky!

Clefairy
Clefairy
Clefable
Clefable
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Dratini
Dratini
Togetic
Togetic
Marill
Marill
Ralts
Ralts
Vibrava
Vibrava
Bagon
Bagon
Deino
Deino
Dedenne
Dedenne
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Goomy
Goomy
Noibat
Noibat
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Say cheese!

Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Dragon- or Fairy-type Pokémon when you take a snapshot during the Twinkling Fantasy event!

Collection Challenge

An event-themed Collection Challenge is coming!

Complete the Twinkling Fantasy Collection Challenge to receive 50 Salamence Mega Energy, a Charged TM, and a Fast TM.

Field Research task encounters

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

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

Clefairy
Clefairy
Dratini
Dratini
Bagon
Bagon
Dedenne
Dedenne
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Goomy
Goomy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff
Marill
Marill
Axew
Axew
Deino
Deino
Three-Star Raids
Mawile
Mawile
Druddigon
Druddigon
Dedenne
Dedenne
Five-Star Raids
Zekrom
Zekrom
Mega Raids
Mega Salamence
Mega Salamence
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attacks

Zekrom
Zekrom caught from Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the following featured attack.

Fusion Bolt

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power
  • Gyms and raids: 140 power

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

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