October 5, 2022

Festival of Lights 2022: shine on with new Pokémon debuts and illuminating encounters

Festival of Lights 2022: shine on with new Pokémon debuts and illuminating encounters

Trainers,

The Festival of Lights is a time to strengthen bonds with those around you—including your Pokémon! Celebrate with us by exploring and keeping an eye out for illuminating Pokémon, including Morelull as it makes its Pokémon GO debut!

What’s more, our research is showing that some Pokémon will glow at nighttime during this event, so make sure to encounter them in the wild while you can!

Festival of Lights

Friday, October 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 17, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Morelull and Shiinotic, the Illuminating Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

Morelull
Morelull
Shiinotic
Shiinotic*
*You can use 50 Morelull Candy to evolve Morelull into Shiinotic.

Event bonuses


You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Chinchou!
You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Chinchou!
2× XP for catching Pokémon.
2× XP for catching Pokémon.
2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
Incense activated during the event will last for two hours.
Incense activated during the event will last for two hours.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Pikachu
Pikachu
Vulpix
Vulpix
Magnemite
Magnemite
Chinchou
Chinchou
Litwick
Litwick
Litleo
Litleo
Helioptile
Helioptile
Dedenne
Dedenne
Morelull
Morelull
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Togedemaru
Togedemaru
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Increased Incense encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently when Trainers use Incense.

Alolan Geodude
Alolan Geodude
Blitzle
Blitzle
Darumaka
Darumaka
Litwick
Litwick
Dedenne
Dedenne
Morelull
Morelull
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star egg One-Star Raids
Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Darumaka
Darumaka
Dedenne
Dedenne
Morelull
Morelull
Three-Star Raids
Alolan Raichu
Alolan Raichu
Galarian Weezing
Galarian Weezing
Mawile
Mawile
Hisuian Braviary
Hisuian Braviary
Five-Star Raids
Xerneas
Xerneas
Mega Raids
Mega Manectric
Mega Manectric
*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

For full season Raid schedule head over to the Season of Light landing page.

Field Research task encounters

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

Galarian Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
Electabuzz
Electabuzz
Magmar
Magmar
Chinchou
Chinchou
Blitzle
Blitzle
Dedenne
Dedenne
Morelull
Morelull

Timed Research

Catch-focused Timed Research will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research to earn the Sparkler Pose.

Stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team