Here’s a full rundown of everything to expect in the new Pokemon GO event, Twinkling Fantasy. This includes a brand-new Mega Pokemon and more!
Every Pokemon GO event brings new content to the game, and Twinkling Fantasy has a particularly exciting addition – a new Mega Pokemon.
Of course, there is plenty more new content in addition to this. There’s a new shiny Pokemon, event bonuses, an exclusive attack for Zekrom, and everything else you expect from a Pokemon GO event too!
Pokemon GO Twinkling Fantasy Event Date & Time
The Pokemon GO Twinkling Fantasy event starts on January 10, 2023, at 8 AM local time and will end on January 16 at 10 PM local time.
This gives players seven whole days to experience everything this new event has to offer – and there’s a lot to do!
Also during this event, there will be a Swirlix Spotlight Hour as well as a Zekrom Raid Hour!
New Pokemon & Shiny in Twinkling Fantasy
The new Pokemon making its debut during the Twinkling Fantasy event is Mega Salamence! Players will be able to battle Mega Salamence in Raids to earn Mega Energy.
Additionally, the shiny form of Dedenne will be available to catch in Pokemon GO for the first time.
Check out the Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact odds of encountering shinies!
Twinkling Fantasy Event Bonuses
The following bonuses will be active throughout the whole Twinkling Fantasy event:
- 2x XP for catching Pokemon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
- Extra Candy for catching Pokemon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
- Increased chance to receive XL Candy for catching Pokemon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
New Zekrom Featured Attack – Fusion Bolt
A new exclusive attack for Legendary Pokemon Zekrom – Fusion Bolt – is also coming to Pokemon GO during the Twinkling Fantasy event.
This is an Electric-type charged attack that has 90 power in trainer battles in 140 power in Gym and Raid battles.
Any Zekrom caught during the event will know this charged attack. Otherwise, you’ll need to use an Elite Charged TM to teach it to Zekrom.
Check out our Pokemon GO Zekrom Raid guide to find out the best Pokemon to counter this powerful Legendary!
Refreshed Wild Pokemon, Raids & Research
The Pokemon GO Twinkling Fantasy event will also include lots of updated content for trainers to experience. This includes:
- Updated Wild Pokemon Spawns
- New Raid boss rotation
- New Field Research Tasks & reward encounters
- Twinkling Fantasy Collection Challenge
Of course, there’s plenty more coming to the game later in the month too. Here’s the January 2023 Pokemon GO event schedule, so you won’t miss anything!