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Pokemon GO Reveals Festival of Lights Event

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Pokémon GO has revealed the Festival of Lights event, featuring the debut of the much anticipated Dedenne.

Pokémon GO's Festival of Lights is a Diwali-inspired event where players are encouraged to rediscover and strengthen bonds with all those around them. The event also brings with it the debut of the electric and fairy-type Pokémon, Dedenne. To help keep the celebrations illuminated, electric-type Pokémon will be found more frequently in the wild.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Festival of Lights.

Pokémon GO Festival of Lights Event: What You Need to Know

Bonuses

During the Festival of Lights event, players will be able to strengthen the bonds they share with their Pokémon through event bonuses.

  • Friendship levels will increase twice as fast
  • Gifts will provide increased rewards
  • You’ll be able to open up to 45 Gifts per day

Additionally, players will be able to enjoy an in-game fireworks display during the first few days of the event.

India

Players in India will be treated to a few extra bonuses on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

  • Blitzle and Dedenne will be appearing more frequently in the wild
  • 2× Catch Candy

Wild Pokémon Encounters

Certain Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Pikachu
  • Magnemite
  • Slugma
  • Whismur
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Cottonee
  • Tynamo
  • Fennekin
  • Dedenne
  • Darumaka
  • Litwik

Of these Pokémon, some of them have a chance to be shiny:

  • Pikachu
  • Magnemite
  • Whismur
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka

Field Research Task Encounters

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

  • Vulpix
  • Magnemite
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka
  • Litleo
  • Dedenne

Again, some of these will have a chance to be shiny:

  • Magnemite
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka

Pokémon GO Festival of Lights Raids

Numerous Pokémon will be appearing in One-star, Three-star, Five-star, and Mega Raids. Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion will make their way to raids with the exclusive attack Sacred Sword. If you catch one of these three during the event, they'll come with Sacred Sword.

One-Star Raids

  • Charmander
  • Vulpix
  • Chinchou
  • Litwick
  • Dedenne

Three-Star Raids

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Bellossom

Five-Star Raids

  • Cobalion
  • Terrakion
  • Virizion

Mega Raids

  • Mega Manectric

Pokémon GO Fesitval of Lights Avatar Items and Stickers

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Visit the shop during the event for a free Festival of Lights T-shirt. You’ll also be purchase some Dedenne-inspired avatar items. During the event, you’ll be able to get Dedenne-inspired stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

The Pokémon GO Festival of Lights will run from Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.