Pokemon GO Festival of Lights arrives with fireworks show

By Steven Rondina


Nov 5, 2021

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Pokemon GO players are being treated to a fireworks display as part of the Festival of Lights event.

Many cultures around the world have a “festival of lights” holiday, with Pokemon GO celebrating Diwali. Diwali is a five-day festival celebrating light’s defeat of shadow. Pokemon GO is joining in on the celebration with a 10-day event based around fire and electric-type Pokemon.

Alongside the fireworks, new raid bosses have arrived alongside a brighter set of Pokemon to replace the dark, ghost, and bug types that were spotlighted throughout October. There’s a lot to go over with the Festival of Lights, so here’s what you need to know.

Fireworks commemorate Dedenne’s arrival in Pokemon GO

Generation six Pokemon have been slowly trickling into Pokemon GO in the last few months, and Dedenne is the newest addition.

Dedenne is an electric-fairy Pokemon that is appearing in the wild during the Festival of Lights event. Shiny versions of Dedenne are not in Pokemon GO yet, but players will have ample opportunity to catch the newest addition to the Pokemon GO roster during the event. Unfortunately, Dedenne does not evolve.

Also appearing in the wild are various fire and electric types, including Fennekin, Tynamo, Litwick, and Darumaka. Lucky trainers will also be able to find shiny Pikachu, Darumaka, Blitzle, Whismur, Electrike, and Magnemite.

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion return for Festival of Lights

After breaking out all the dark and ghost legendaries for raids in October, Pokemon GO’s Festival of Lights will see the Swords of Justice return with Terrakion, Cobalion, and Virizion serving as five-star raid bosses.

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The generation-five legendary trio is set to return. All three will randomly appear in five-star raids throughout the Festival of Lights event, so players looking to collect the trio have a special chance to do so.

Past that, Manectric will be appearing in mega raids and Alolan Raichu, Bellossom, Magmar, and Electabuzz will be available in three-star raids with shinies of all except Bellossom potentially appearing in encounters after.

The Festival of Lights event will run in Pokemon GO from November 5 to 14.


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