Mega Salamence and Shiny Dedenne Debut in Pokémon GO’s Twinkling Fantasy
Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon reign supreme in this twinkling fantasy of an event.
The magic and wonder of Pokémon are in full force in Pokémon GO’s Twinkling Fantasy event. From January 10, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. to January 16, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. local time, embrace the fantastical by catching Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon, completing a Collection Challenge, and making the most of bonuses by tossing Poké Balls like the hero you are. Harness some serious dragon power with Mega Salamence, a heavy hitter making its Pokémon GO debut, and electrify your collection with Shiny Dedenne—if you’re lucky! Kick-start your Mega Salamence energy hoard by completing the event Collection Challenge to receive 50 Salamence Mega Energy—you can also add a Charged TM and a Fast TM to your pile of treasures!
Sharpen your throwing skills to take advantage of the following event bonuses.
- 2× XP for catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
- Extra Candy for catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
- Increased chance for Trainers level 31+ to receive Candy XL for catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
Use those artful throws to catch the following Pokémon, which will appear more frequently in the wild throughout the event.
For the full list of Pokémon appearing in raids during the event, visit the official Niantic Pokémon GO blog.
Twinkle on, Trainers!
Live your own whimsical adventure in the Twinkling Fantasy event!
What fantastic tales will you create with this trove of Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon?
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!
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!
Smile! You might have a surprise encounter with a Dragon- or Fairy-type Pokémon when you take a snapshot during the Twinkling Fantasy event!
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!
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- 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