We're getting fired up
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!
The Dark Flames event runs from Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, and you can get the complete details below.
Turtonator, the Blast Turtle Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in raids! Mega Sableye will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
- Galarian Zigzagoon
The following Pokémon will appear in raids.
- Alolan Marowak
Heatran encountered in raids will know the Charged Attack Magma Storm.
- Trainer Battles: 65 power
- Gyms and raids: 75 power
- Mega Sableye
- Additional 25% XP for completing raids.
- Three additional Candy for completing raids.
- Trainers level 31 and above will receive one additional Candy XL for completing raids.
- Team GO Rocket Grunts using Fire-type and Dark-type Pokémon will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
Depending upon your Timed Research choice, you will receive one of the following bonuses.
- Incense is more likely to attract Fire-type Pokémon (excluding Daily Adventure Incense).
- Incense is more likely to attract Dark-type Pokémon (excluding Daily Adventure Incense).
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.
Dark Flames–themed Field Research tasks will be available! The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete certain Field Research tasks.
-Alolan Meowth - Alolan Grimer - Alolan Marowak - Magmar - Sneasel - Litwick - Turtonator
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.