November 5th brings the Festival of Lights, a Pokemon Go event dedicated to electric and fire type Pokemon. The festival runs until November 14th and features the debut of Dedenne along with a slough of event spawns, special egg Pokemon, raids, bonuses and more!

Dedenne’s Debut

Dedenne, a mouse-like electric/fairy type Pokemon will be available for the first time in Pokemon Go during the Festival of Lights! While it isn’t quite powerful enough to be of much use in raids or as a gym defender, Dedenne’s rare typing will make it a welcome addition to Great League teams in PVP.

Event Spawns

The following Pokemon will appear at increased spawn rates during the Festival of Lights:

  • Pikachu
  • Magnemite
  • Slugma
  • Whismur
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Cottonee
  • Tynamo
  • Fennekin
  • Dedenne
  • Darumaka
  • Litwick

Research Task Encounters

These Pokemon will be available as rewards from field research tasks during the Festival of Lights:

  • Vulpix
  • Magnemite
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Electrike
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka
  • Litleo
  • Dedenne

Event Raid Bosses

These Pokemon will be appearing as raid bosses during the Festival of Lights:

One-star Raids

  • Charmander
  • Vulpix
  • Chinchou
  • Litwick
  • Dedenne

Three-star Raids

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Bellossom

Five-star Raids

  • Cobalion
  • Terrakion
  • Virizion

Mega Raids

  • Mega Manectric

Eggs

These Pokemon will be available from 7km eggs obtained from gifts during the Festival of Lights:

  • Alolan Geodude
  • Chinchou
  • Pichu
  • Vulpix
  • Magby
  • Elekid
  • Budew

Other Bonuses

In addition to the aforementioned changes to spawns, eggs and raids, friendship levels between players will also increase at double their normal rate during the Festival of Lights. Furthermore, you will get more items than usual from gifts that friends send you. These friendship-related bonuses will be especially useful since during the Festival of Lights, you will be able to open 45 gifts per day!

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