Pokemon GO holds a Festival of Lights celebration every year, and the 2023 edition is one of the most exciting yet!

This year’s Pokemon GO Festival of Lights has plenty of familiar Pokemon in the spotlight, from Morelull to Litwick, but the headline addition is two new Electric-types from the Paldea region.

In addition to these new Pokemon, there’s a new shiny, an updated selection of wild spawns, a new 7km Egg, and plenty more for players to enjoy in the celebration!

Date & Time

The 2023 Pokemon GO Festival of Lights event starts at 10 AM local time on November 7 and ends at 8 PM local time on November 12.

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New Pokemon

Two new Pokemon and a brand-new shiny Pokemon are coming to Pokemon GO at the start of the 2023 Festival of Lights event. They are:

  • Tadbulb
  • Bellibolt
  • Shiny Morelull

You will be able to get Tadbulb from wild spawns, Incense encounters and Field Research tasks. Then, you can use 50 Tadbulb Candy to evolve it into Bellibolt.

Meanwhile, any Morelull you find in Pokemon GO from now on has a chance of being the shiny version!

Tadbulb and Bellibolt Pokemon GO

Event Bonuses

The 2023 Festival of Lights event will have three in-game bonuses for all Pokemon GO players to enjoy:

  • 2x Stardust for hatching Pokemon
  • 2x Candy for hatching Pokemon
  • Incense activated during the event will last twice as long
    • This does not include Daily Adventure Incense

All of these bonuses are especially helpful as there is a new 7km Egg, and a load of exciting Pokemon will be attracted to Incense more frequently during the Festival of Lights!

Wild Spawns

The following Pokemon will spawn much more frequently during the 2023 Festival of Lights event:

PokemonStandardShiny
PikachuPikachu Pokemon GOShiny Pikachu Pokemon GO
VulpixVulpix Pokemon GOVulpix Shiny Pokemon GO
PonytaPonyta Pokemon GOShiny Ponyta Pokemon GO
MagnemiteMagnemite Pokemon GOShiny Magnemite Pokemon GO
VoltorbVoltorb Pokemon GOShiny Voltorb Pokemon GO
ChinchouChinchou Pokemon GOShiny Chinchou Pokemon GO
MareepMareep Pokemon GOShiny Mareep Pokemon GO
SlugmaSlugma Pokemon GOShiny Slugma Pokemon GO
ElectrikeElectrike Pokemon GOShiny Electrike Pokemon GO
LitwickLitwick Pokemon GOShiny Litwick Pokemon GO
MorelullMorelull Pokemon GOShiny Morelull Pokemon GO
TadbulbTadbulb pokemon GONot Available

Increased Incense Encounters

When you use Incense during the Festival of Lights, the following Pokemon will be attracted to you:

PokemonStandardShiny
Alolan GeodudeAlolan Geodude Pokemon GOShiny Alolan Geodude Pokemon GO
Hisuian VoltorbHisuian Voltorb Pokemon GONot Available
SlugmaSlugma Pokemon GOShiny Slugma Pokemon GO
VolbeatVolbeat Pokemon GOShiny Volbeat Pokemon GO
IllumiseIllumise Pokemon GOShiny Illumise Pokemon GO
BlitzleBlitzle Pokemon GOShiny Blitzle Pokemon GO
LitwickLitwick Pokemon GOShiny Litwick Pokemon GO
LitleoLitleo Pokemon GOLitleo Pokemon GO
DedenneDedenne Pokemon GOShiny Dedenne Pokemon GO
MorelullMorelull Pokemon GONot Available
TadbulbTadbulb pokemon GONot Available

7km Eggs

The following Pokemon will hatch from 7km Eggs picked up during the 2023 Festival of Lights event:

  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull

What’s more, if you are lucky, you could hatch the shiny versions of all of these Pokemon!

PokemonStandardShiny
ElekidElekid Pokemon GOShiny Elekid Pokemon GO
MagbyMagby Pokemon GOShiny Magby Pokemon GO
DedenneDedenne Pokemon GOShiny Dedenne Pokemon GO
MorelullMorelull Pokemon GOShiny Morelull Pokemon GO

Research

The 2023 Festival of Lights event in Pokemon GO is adding the following new Research to the game:

  • Festival of Lights Timed Research
    • The rewards for this include an event-themed avatar shirt and encounters with event-themed Pokemon
  • Festival of Lights Field Research Tasks
    • The rewards for these Tasks include encounters with Darumaka, Morelull, and Tadbulb
Avatar Shirt 2023 Pokemon GO Festival of Lights

Additional New Content

In addition to everything else in the 2023 Festival of Lights, this event is adding the following extras to the game:

  • Litwick and Tadbulb in PokeStop Showcases
  • Flame T-shirt avatar item
    • This is available to purchase in the in-game shop
  • The following exclusive bonuses for Pokemon GO players in India
    • Festival of Lights Collection Challenge
    • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon
Flame Shirt Avatar Item Pokemon GO Festival of Lights
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