Oct 6th, 2022

As October continues to roll in, the team behind Pokemon GO has given new updates for the game’s upcoming “Festival of Lights” event, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, October 17, 2022, at 8:00 p.m.

As per the game’s official post,

“The Festival of Lights is a time to strengthen bonds with those around you—including your Pokémon! Celebrate with us by exploring and keeping an eye out for illuminating Pokémon, including Morelull as it makes its Pokémon GO debut! What’s more, our research is showing that some Pokémon will glow at night-time during this event, so make sure to encounter them in the wild while you can!”

New Pokémon species will finally make their GO debut, including Morelull and Shiinotic. Additionally, players will have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Chinchou, as well as Pokémon like Pikachu, Vulpix, Magnemite, and Litleo, to name a few. Catch-focused Timed Research will also be available throughout the event, and completion of the research activity will let players obtain the “Sparkler Pose” for their avatars.

In other Pokémon-related news, Nintendo is expected to launch Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – the latest addition to the franchise – in November. With that said, it shouldn’t be too surprising if a tie-in Pokémon GO event is announced alongside the new games.

Source: Pokémon GO Live

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