Dedenne Debut and More in Pokémon GO's Festival of Lights - Dates and Details

Niantic has released the official details for the 2021 Festival of Lights event in Pokémon GO, which will take place in Spain and throughout the world. Here you'll find information on highlighted Pokémon, incentives, dates, and more.

Dedenne Debut and More in Pokémon GO's Festival of Lights - Dates and Details


Niantic's popular smartphone game, Pokémon GO, announced the plans of its first major event for November 2021 yesterday. This is the Festival of Lights, an event that will feature the debut of the Pokémon Dedenne, a Kalos native, as well as the introduction of many other notable Pokémon in raids and eggs, among other things. Then, if you don't want to miss anything, we'll tell you everything that's coming up next.


Festival of Lights 2021 in Pokémon GO: Event dates and times (November 2021)

The new Festival of Lights event in 2021 for Pokémon GO will run during the following dates and times :

  • The event starts: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10:00 (local time).
  • The event will end: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (local time).

Active event bonuses

While the 2021 Festival of Lights event in Pokémon GO is underway, the following bonuses will be active :

  • Friendship levels will increase twice as fast.
  • Gifts will offer more rewards.
  • You can open up to 45 gifts a day.

The Season of Mischief and Fireworks continues

During the 2021 Festival of Lights in Pokémon GO, players will be able to continue the main story of the Season of Mischief centered on Hoopa and his special research. Remember that at the end of this season, if you have completed the special investigation, you will be able to access a special event that could have something to do with Hoopa.

On the other hand, also in the Festival of Lights during the first days of the event you can enjoy the fireworks in Pokémon GO, while Trainers from all over the world celebrate the Diwali festival.

Dedenne debuts in Pokémon GO

  • Dedenne , discovered in the Kalos region, will debut in Pokémon GO during the Festival of Lights.
  • It is an Electric and Fairy- type Pokémon .
  • It can be achieved in Wild Encounters, Field Research Task Encounters, and 1-Star Raids.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

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

Encounters of the field research tasks

Upon completing the field research tasks, you will be able to find the following Pokémon:

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

Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will appear in raids:

  • 1-star raids : Charmander *, Vulpix *, Chinchou *, Litwick, Dedenne
  • 3-star raids : Alola Raichu *, Electabuzz *, Magmar *, Bellossom.
  • 5-star raids : Cobalion *, Terrakion *, and Virizion *.
  • Mega Raids: Mega Manectric *.

Pokémon that hatch from eggs

  • 7km Eggs: Alola Geodude *, Chinchou *, Pichu *, Vulpix *, Magby *, Elekid *, Budew *.

New items for the avatar and stickers

During this event you will be able to purchase new items for the avatar in the in-game store. These articles are as follows:

  • Free Festival of Lights t-shirt inspired by celebrations in India.
  • Dedenne-inspired objects.

You can also get special Dedenne-inspired stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening gifts or buying them.


Niantic has stated that Team GO Rocket will attack the game again next Tuesday, November 9. More information will be available soon, but we already know that we can use a Charged Attack TM to make Dark Pokémon forget about the Frustration Charged Attack, and that Team GO Rocket members will appear in PokéStops and Balloons much more regularly from then on.

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