Pokemon GO Harvest Festival 2023: All Pokemon Debuts, Event Research, Regional Flabebe Encounters, and More

That Fall feeling has begun in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Harvest Festival
Image via Pokemon GO Live

With Fall officially here, Niantic has announced the upcoming Harvest Festival event. Trainers will be able to encounter a variety of bug and grass Pokemon – including a new, debut evolution line. With the milder weather and festivities in abundance, there’s no reason not to get out here and participate in Pokemon GO’s latest event, the Harvest Festival.

All Pokemon GO Harvest Festival Event Details

Event Date and Time

The Pokemon GO Harvest Festival event will occur from Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Debut Pokemon

The following three Pokemon will make their official Pokemon GO debut during the Harvest Festival event.

Debut PokemonHow to Obtain
SmolivWild encounters.
DollivEvolve from Smoliv with 25 Smoliv Candy.
ArbolivaEvolve from Dolliv with 100 Smoliv Candy.

Wild Pokemon Encounters

The following Pokemon will be able to be encountered in the wild for the duration of the Harvest Festival event.

Wild PokemonShiny
Red Flower Flabébé (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa only)
Blue Flower Flabébé (Asia-Pacific region only)
Yellow Flower Flabébé (Americas only)

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokemon will be obtained via Field Research Tasks for the duration of the Harvest Festival event.

Field Task Reward PokemonShiny
Plant Cloak Burmy
Sand Cloak Burmy
Trash Cloak Burmy

Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active for the duration of the Harvest Festival event.

  • When catching a Pumpkaboo, trainers will receive additional Pumpkaboo candy.
  • When activated during the event, Mossy Lure Modules will have a duration of two hours.
  • When activated during the event, Mossy Lure Modules will be more likely to attract wild Pumpkaboo.

Ticket of Treats Paid Time Research

During the month of October, Pokemon GO will have Ticket of Treats Paid Time Research on offer. This research unlocks weekly and allows trainers to participate in a range of tasks that are specifically linked to the weeks event. During the Harvest Festival, trainers will participate in tasks that will reward a Mossy Lure Module, and chances to encounter Pumpkaboo.

The Paid Time Research costs $5 USD or the equivalent in your local currency. The research will need to be completed by Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time before it disappears forever.

Event Collection Challenge and PokeStop Showcase

A Pokemon GO event wouldn’t be complete without a Collection Challenge and PokeStop Showcase.

There will be multiple Collection Challenges that will be able to be participated in for the duration of the event. Expect to have to catch a plethora of bug and grass Pokemon.

The rewards for completing the Harvest Festival’s Collection Challenges are as follows:

  • Mossy Lure Modules
  • XP
  • Stardust

The PokeStop Showcase will allow you to enter the following three Pokemon.

  • Smoliv
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Gourgeist

Make sure that you do because you might have just been born to be a winner.

That’s all there is to the event. Keep your eyes peeled on the debut Pokemon Smoliv, as well as Flabébé from your region. You never know when it might come in handy to have a spare sitting in your Box. Three of Flabébé’s color variations are regional exclusives, and it pays to keep an eye on a possible way to catch them outside their respective areas.

About the Author

Priscilla Wells

Priscilla is both the weekend editor and a freelance writer at Prima Games. She began working at Prima Games in early 2023. Prior to this, she spent nine years writing for both her own personal gaming blog, and other related websites. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. You can find her playing Final Fantasy XIV, RuneScape, Pokemon GO, or lost in the latest RPG to release. She is an Australian living in the United States with her American husband, three children, and her Basset Hound. Before moving to the United States, Priscilla obtained a Bachelors of Secondary Education majoring in English and Japanese Language. This allowed her to teach English and Japanese in a high school setting. You can follow her on Twitter/X at @Cilllah