Dive into darkness or let your flame blaze in the new Dark Flames event!
Roaring flames to your left.
An endless tunnel of darkness to your right.
Between Fire- or Dark-type Pokémon, which will you challenge?
Will you fan the fire? Or will the darkness consume you?
Choose your fate during Pokémon GO’s new event, Dark Flames! Fire-type and Dark-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and in raids.
Plus, the Fire- and Dragon-type Pokémon Turtonator, the Blast Turtle Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in raids! You might even encounter a Shiny one—if you’re lucky!
Also emerging from the darkness is the Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon Mega Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon, making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Good luck, Trainers.
Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Turtonator, the Blast Turtle Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in raids!
Mega Sableye debuts
Mega Sableye will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
Heatran encountered in raids will know the Charged Attack Magma Storm.
Trainer Battles: 65 power
Gyms and raids: 75 power
Branching Timed Research
Dark Flames–themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event!
Trainers will be able to choose between paths focused on Fire-type or Dark-type Pokémon. Complete research tasks to earn a Premium Battle Pass, 15,000 XP, and encounters with event-themed Pokémon.
Each path will also affect whether Fire-type or Dark-type Pokémon are attracted to Incense.
Field Research task encounters
Dark Flames–themed Field Research tasks will be available!
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete certain Field Research tasks.
A Dark Flames Collection Challenge is coming soon! The type of Collection Challenge you get will depend on the Timed Research path you choose.
Complete the Collection Challenge by the end of the event to earn 5,000 XP and 100 Houndoom Mega Energy.
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