The Festival of Lights is happening soon in Pokémon GO, and you can look forward to encountering Tadbulb as it makes its Pokémon GO debut! Some Pokémon in the wild will also have a glowing effect at nighttime. Shine brightly with your Pokémon and celebrate!

The Pokémon GO Festival of Lights kicks off Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. and runs until Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. You can get a complete breakdown of the event below.

Tadbulb, the EleTadpole Pokémon, and its Evolution, Bellibolt, will make their Pokémon GO debuts! You can use 50 Tadbulb Candy to evolve Tadbulb into Bellibolt.

Event bonuses

  • 2× Stardust for hatching Pokémon.
  • 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last twice as long.

Event-exclusive Timed Research will be available throughout the event! You’ll be able to complete Timed Research focused on exploring and catching Pokémon! Complete the research tasks to earn an event-exclusive shirt avatar item and encounters with event-themed Pokémon.

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Pikachu
  • Vulpix
  • Ponyta
  • Magnemite
  • Voltorb
  • Chinchou
  • Mareep
  • Slugma
  • Electrike
  • Litwick
  • Morelull
  • Tadbulb

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Morelull—if you’re lucky!

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Also, Morelull hatched from Eggs will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than Morelull found in the wild.

  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull

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

  • Alolan Geodude
  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Slugma
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Blitzle
  • Litwick
  • Litleo
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull
  • Tadbulb

Festival of Light–themed Field Research tasks will be available! The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Darumaka
  • Morelull
  • Tadbulb

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the Festival of Light where you can enter Litwick and Tadbulb!

The following new avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

Trainers located in India can look forward to a special Collection Challenge that awards Stardust, XP, and an encounter with Tadbulb. They can also earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon during the Festival of Lights event!

Also, look forward to a Raid Day on November 11!

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