Niantic has announced the dates for the Pokemon Go Festival of Lights alongside some additional details as to what players can expect from the event. Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go Festival of Lights. 

Everything You Need To Know About Pokemon Go Festival of Lights

Starting on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10 am your local time and running through Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8 pm your local time. 

The event will feature a handful of bonuses focused on strengthening your bonds with friends. Here are all of the bonuses during the event

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

Festival of Lights will continue the Season of Mischief’s storyline and provide new special research stories to follow. Continue completing these to unlock a special event with the legendary Pokemon Hoopa at the end of the season. 

You’ll also be able to enjoy a fireworks show inside of Pokemon Go for the first few days of the event for the celebration of Diwali.

The biggest addition during the Festival of Lights is the addition of the electric/fairy-type Pokemon Dedenne. This Pokemon will now be found in the wild for players to catch and power up. 

Increased wild Pokemon spawns for certain pokemon will also happen. Here’s the list below.

  • Pikachu (Potential Shiny)
  • Magnemite (Potential Shiny)
  • Slugma
  • Whismur (Potential Shiny
  • Electrike (Potential Shiny
  • Blitzle
  • Cottonee
  • Tynamo
  • Fennekin
  • Dedenne
  • Darumaka (Potential Shiny)
  • Litwick

If you complete Field Research Tasks you might find these Pokemon as well

  • Vulpix (Potential Shiny)
  • Magnemite (Potential Shiny)
  • Electabuzz (Potential Shiny)
  • Magmar (Potential Shiny)
  • Electrike (Potential Shiny)
  • Blitzle (Potential Shiny)
  • Darumaka (Potential Shiny)
  • Litleo
  • Dedenne

Of course, all new Pokemon will also be featured in Raids during the Festival of Lights, here are all of the Pokemon appearing in different Raids.

  • One Star: Charmander, Vulpix, Chinchou, Litwick, Dedenne
  • Three Star: Alolan Raichu, Electabuzz, Magmar, Bellossom
  • Five Star Raids: Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion (All potential Shiny)
  • Mega Raids: Mega Manectric

It wouldn’t be an event if there weren’t new egg offerings for folks as well. Here is the breakdown for the new egg hatch Pokemon during the Festival of Lights. All of these become can be found as shiny versions as well if you’re lucky.

7km Eggs: Alolan Geodude,Chinchou, Pichu, Vulpix, Magby, Elekid, Budew  

If you’re a Pokemon Go player in India you’ll get some exclusive rewards on Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 4 pm to 7 pm your local time. 

  • Bliztle and Dedenne will be appearing more frequently in the wild
  • 2x catch candy

The Festival of Lights event will also bring Team Go Rocket to the forefront and will have increased spawns at pokeStops and balloons. 

You’ll also be able to use a Charged ™ to help a Shadow Pokemon forget the Charged Attack Frustration. 

Well, that’s everything you need to know about the Festival of Lights in Pokemon Go. For more tips, tricks, and guide bs rue to check out Prima Games as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages.