Pokemon GO’s final event of June 2023, Dark Flames, is a celebration of Dark and Fire-type Pokemon and has plenty for players to do.

Featuring everything from new creatures to catch to Timed Research and a Collection Challenge, Dark Flames also promises to be the most exciting event of the month too!

Pokemon GO Dark Flames Event Date & Time

The Dark Flames event begins at 10 AM local time on June 29 and ends at 8 PM local time on July 2.

This is shorter than most Pokemon GO events, meaning you’ll have to act fast so you don’t miss out on all of the new content.

New Pokemon in the Dark Flames Event

Two new Pokemon will be coming to Pokemon GO during the Dark Flames event. They are:

  • Turtonator
  • Mega Sableye

Turtonator will only be available to catch after defeating it in a Tier 3 Raid. Meanwhile, you can battle Mega Sableye in Tier 4 Raids and earn Sableye Mega Energy.

Turtonator and Mega Sableye Pokemon GO

Dark Flames Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active during the Dark Flames event:

  • 25% additional XP for completing Raids
  • 3 additional Candy for completing Raids
  • 1 additional Candy XL for completing Raids (trainers level 31 and above)
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts with Dark and Fire-type Pokemon will appear more often
  • One of the following bonuses (depending on the Timed Research path you choose):
    • Incense is more likely to attract Dark-type Pokemon
    • Incense is more likely to attract Fire-type Pokemon

Wild Spawns in Pokemon GO Dark Flames

The following Pokemon will be spawning in the wild during the Dark Flames event:

PokemonCan it Be Shiny?
Vulpix
Vulpix Pokemon GO
Yes
Houndour
Houndour Pokemon GO
Yes
Poochyena
Poochyena Pokemon GO
Yes
Galarian Zigzagoon
Pokemon GO Galarian Zigzagoon
Yes
Carvanha
Carvanha Pokemon GO
Yes
Numel
Numel Pokemon GO
Yes
Stunky
Stunky Pokemon GO
No
Litwick
Litwick Pokemon GO
Yes
Litten
Litten Pokemon GO
No
Houndoom
Yes
Sableye
Pokemon GO Sableye
Yes

Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO Dark Flames

The following Raid bosses will be available to battle throughout the Dark Flames event:

PokemonRaid TierCan it Be Shiny?
Sneasel
Sneasel Pokemon GO
1Yes
Darumaka
Darumaka Pokemon GO
1Yes
Scraggy
Scraggy Pokemon GO
1No
Deino
Deino Pokemon GO
1Yes
Alolan Marowak
Alolan Marowak Pokemon GO
3Yes
Flareon
Flareon Pokemon GO
3No
Umbreon
Umbreon Pokemon GO
3No
Turtonator
Turtonator Pokemon GO
3Yes
Mega Sableye
Mega Sableye Pokemon Go
4Yes
Heatran
(With Magma Storm charged attack)
Heatran Pokemon GO
5Yes

Research & Challenge

The Dark Flames event is adding the following new activities for players to take part in and complete:

  • Branching Timed Research Story
  • New Field Research Tasks
  • Dark Flames Collection Challenge

With so much to do, the Dark Flames event should keep Pokemon GO players pretty busy at the end of June and the start of July!

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