Pokémon GO Twinkling Fantasy event now underway in the Americas and Greenland until January 16 at 10 p.m. local time, new event-themed Field Research tasks now available

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

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 eventFrom 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.

  • Clefairy
  • Clefable
  • Jigglypuff
  • Dratini
  • Togetic
  • Marill
  • Ralts
  • Vibrava
  • Bagon
  • Deino
  • Dedenne
  • Goomy
  • Noibat

For the full list of Pokémon appearing in raids during the event, visit the official Niantic Pokémon GO blog.

Twinkle on, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

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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