Twinkling Fantasy (Pokémon GO Event)

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A brand new event is coming to Pokémon GO, the Twinkling Fantasy event! Surround yourself in a Fairy circle, battle with Dragon types, and more during this first of its kind event.

Mega Salamence and shiny Dedenne debut in this event, with extra XP, Candy and XL Candy available for catching Pokémon with nice, great and excellent throws. Add to it themed Field and Wild Encounters, and you’ve got yourselves an exciting event in the making.

You may be interested in our A PvP Analysis on Fusion Bolt ZekromMega Salamence in Pokémon GOMega Salamence Raid Guide and Zekrom Raid Guide articles.

Twinkling Fantasy Event Guide

Date, Time and Bonuses

  • Event icon From Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8:00am, to Monday January 16, 2023 at 10:00pm local time.
  • XP icon 2x XP for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event
  • Candy icon Additional candy for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event
  • Candy XL icon Increased chance for trainers level 31 and above of XL Candy for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event

Event overview

  • Bonuses
    • Extra XP, Candy and XL Candy chance from nice, great and excellent throws
    • Mega Salamence and shiny Dedenne debuts
    • Photobomb by Dragon and Fairy Pokémon
    • Collection Challenge featuring Mega Salamence energy and TMs
  • Field Research
    • Clefairy, Dratini, Bagon, Dedenne and Goomy
  • Spawns
    • Regular – Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Dratini, Togetic, Marill, Ralts, Vibrava, Bagon, Deino, Dedenne.
    • Rare – Noibat and Goomy
  • Raids
    • T1 – Jigglypuff, Axew, Marill, Deino
    • T3 – Druddigon, Mawile, Dedenne
    • T5 – Zekrom (with Fusion Bolt)
    • Mega – Mega Salamence

Pokémon Debuts

Mega Salamence will make their debut in Pokémon GO in Mega Raids! Shiny Dedenne, the Antenna Pokémon, will also make their debut during this event. It changes to a chocolatey brown colour, with bright yellow accents, a fantastic shiny!

Dedenne Sprite Shiny Dedenne
Mega Salamence Shiny Mega Salamence

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

If you are lucky, you may also encounter the following:

Snapshot Surprises

GO Snapshot Camera

Say Cheese! Take a snapshot during the event to be surprised with photobombs by Fairy and Dragon type Pokémon. Two snapshot encounters can happen per day, and it can be Dratini or Jigglypuff.

Collection Challenge

A special Twinkling Fantasy Collection Challenge will be available during the event. Complete the Challenge for Salamence Mega Energy, Charge TM and Fast TM.

Rewards

  • Mega Energy icon 50x Salamence Mega Energy
  • Charge TM icon 1x Charge TM
  • Fast TM icon 1x Fast TM

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available as rewards for completing special event themed field research tasks:

Task Text Reward
Make 3 Great throws Clefairy
Make 3 Nice throws Dratini
Catch 5 Fairy-type Pokemon Bagon
Catch 5 Pokemon Dedenne
Catch 30 Pokemon Goomy
Win 3 raids Goomy

Raids

Themed Fairy and Dragon-type Pokémon will appear during the Twinkling Fantasy event. Be on the lookout for valuable Deino, Axew, Marill and Zekrom raids.

One-Star Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in one-star raids:

Related raid guides: Jigglypuff, Marill, Axew and Deino.

Three-Star Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in three-star raids:

Related raid guides: Druddigon, Mawile and Dedenne.

Five-Star Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in five-star raids:

Related raid guides: Zekrom.

Zekrom caught during the Twinkling Fantasy event will know the special Electric type attack Fusion Bolt.

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power.
  • Gyms and raids: 140 power

We go in depth about this Fusion Bolt Zekrom here: A PvP Analysis on Fusion Bolt Zekrom and Fusion Flare Reshiram and Fusion Bolt Zekrom as Raid Attackers: Which one to raid?.

Mega Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in five-star raids:

Related raid guides: Mega Salamence. 

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