Trainers, The time has come for light to overcome the dark with the much-anticipated debut of Dedenne, the Antenna Pokémon.
This Electric- and Fairy-type Pokémon, originally found in the Kalos region, will help illuminate your Pokédex as Electric-type Pokémon begin to appear more frequently in the wild.
As Trainers may be familiar with, the Festival of Lights is a time to rediscover and strengthen bonds with all those around you.
Date & Time
From Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time unless otherwise noted.
Happiness, friendships, and heartfelt gifts add joy to any celebration. Amid all the happiness and glee of the Festival of Lights, strengthen friendships and spread the joy of giving in Pokémon GO!
- Friendship levels will increase twice as fast
- Gifts will provide increased rewards
- You’ll be able to open up to 45 Gifts per day
Misunderstood Mischief Story Continues
The Festival of Lights deserves a grand display, so you’ll be able to enjoy fireworks in Pokémon GO during the first few days of the event as Trainers around the world celebrate the festival of Diwali.
Originally discovered in the Kalos region, Dedenne will debut in Pokémon GO during the Festival of Lights. The Electric and Fairy type will no doubt be a cute addition to your Pokédex!
The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Field Research Task Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
|Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon||Magnemite (s), Electrike (s)|
|Catch 5 Different species of Electric-type Pokémon||Blitzle (s)|
|Defeat 2 Team GO Rocket Grunts||Blitzle (s)|
|Send 5 Gifts to Friends||Darumaka (s)|
|Catch 5 Fire-type Pokémon||Vulpix (s), Litleo|
|Walk 1km||10x Pokeballs, 5x Great Balls|
|Send 5 Gifts to Friends||Electazbuzz (s), Magmar (s)|
|Power up a Pokémon 10 times||Dedenne|
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
A Celebration in India
Trainers in India will enjoy the following additional bonuses on Sunday, November 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
New Avatar Items and Stickers
Visit the shop during the event for a free Festival of Lights T-shirt inspired by the celebrations in India. You’ll also be able to light up your Avatar with 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.
With Light Comes Shadow…
It seems the Festival of Lights event and Professor Willow’s research into Hoopa might have caught Team GO Rocket’s attention.
Reports indicate that Team GO Rocket plans to strike on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
- You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget the Charged Attack Frustration.
- Team GO Rocket members will be appearing significantly more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
Being able to TM Frustration away from your Shadow Pokémon is a rare event, so plan in advance for this and prioritise your best Shadow Pokémon if you are low on Charge TMs! With Shadow Pokémon being so powerful, be sure to TM any Legendary Shadow Pokémon to optimise them, even if their IVs aren’t the best.