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Festival of Lights Event Overview

📅 Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. → Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)


Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Pokémon GO with an electrifying new event! The adorable Electric- and Fairy-type Dedenne will be making its first appearance in Pokémon GO as a part of this exciting event. The Antenna Pokémon, along with its Electric-type friends, will be lighting up the darkness with fun bonuses and exciting encounters during the Festival of Lights.

The sky will light up well, with dazzling fireworks in-game to celebrate the festival of Diwali during the early days of the event. The Festival of Lights event will also unlock the next stage of the Season of Mischief's Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief.


While celebrating the Festival of Lights, Trainers will enjoy the following bonuses:

  • Friendship levels will grow twice as fast as usual 🤝

  • Increased rewards from gifts 🎁

  • Open more gifts: increased to 45 per day 🎁


The following Pokémon will be featured during the Festival of Lights event

(✨Note: May be shiny!)

Wild Spawns

  • Pikachu ✨, Magnemite ✨, Slugma, Whismur ✨, Electrike ✨, Blitzle ✨, Cottonee, Tynamo, Fennekin, Dedenne

  • Rare: Darumaka ✨, Litwick

Field Research Encounters

  • Vulpix ✨, Magnemite ✨, Electabuzz ✨, Magmar ✨, Electrike ✨, Blitzle ✨, Darumaka ✨, Litleo

  • Rare: Dedenne

Raid Bosses

  • 1-⭐Raids: Charmander ✨, Vulpix ✨, Chinchou ✨, Litwick, Dedenne

  • 3-⭐Raids: Alolan Raichu ✨, Electabuzz ✨, Magmar ✨, Bellossom

  • 5-⭐Raids: Cobalion ✨⚔️, Terrakion ✨⚔️, Virizio ✨⚔️

  • Mega Raids: Mega Manectric ✨

⚔️Note: Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion caught during this event will know the exclusive charged move Sacred Sword.


7km Eggs (Note: Eggs are ordered by rarity, from one 🥚 being most common to five 🥚 being the rarest.)

  • 🥚 - Alolan Geodude ✨, Chinchou ✨, Pichu ✨

  • 🥚🥚 - Vulpix ✨

  • 🥚🥚🥚 - Magby ✨, Elekid ✨

  • 🥚🥚🥚🥚🥚 - Budew ✨

Team GO Rocket Takeover?

Team GO Rocket isn't planning to let the Festival of Lights celebrations carry on without them! On Tuesday, November 9, 2021:

  • Trainers can use Charged TM to allow Shadow Pokémon forget the move Frustration

  • Team GO Rocket members will be appearing much more frequently, both at PokéStops and in their signature balloons

  • More details should be available soon!

India-only Celebration

Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. → 7:00 p.m. local time.

An exclusive evening celebration will be available for Trainers in India, featuring the following:

  • Increased Blitzle and Dedenne spawns in the wild

  • Double Catch Candy

  • Event-exclusive Avatar Items in the in-game shop, including a free Festival of Lights T-shirt

  • Dedenne-inspired stickers from spinning PokéStops, opening gifts, or available for purchase in the in-game shop



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