Pokemon Go Festival of Lights 2022: Date & time, Morelull debut, wild spawns

A poster for the Festival of Lights 2022 event in Pokemon GoNiantic

The Festival of Lights event is returning to Pokemon Go in October 2022, with the debut of Morelull and Shiinotic and plenty more features to enjoy.

Pokemon Go’s Season of Light is well underway, with plenty of events like the Psychic Spectacular and Fashion Week already over – and it’s now been announced that the next addition to the event lineup is the Festival of Lights!

After bringing Dedenne to the Pokedex last year, this year’s Festival of Lights will begin on October 14 and feature the arrival of the Illuminating Pokemon, Morelull, as well as its mushroom-inspired evolution Shiinotic.

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Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Festival of Lights 2022 event including the wild spawns, Raid Bosses, and new Pokemon you can encounter.

A poster for the Pokemon Go Festival of LightsNiantic

Morelull and Shiinotic make their Pokemon Go debuts

The Grass/Fairy-type Pokemon Morelull and its evolution Shiinotic will both be making their Pokemon Go debuts during the Festival of Lights 2022 event.

You can encounter Morelull in the wild, as a 1-Star Raid Boss, or as a Field Research task reward. It can then be evolved into Shiinotic with 50 Candy.

Pokemon Go Festival of Lights wild encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild during the event:

  • Pikachu
  • Vulpix
  • Magnemite
  • Chinchou
  • Litwick
  • Litleo
  • Helioptile
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull

If you’re lucky, you might encounter these Pokemon in the wild:

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  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Togedemaru

Pokemon Go Festival of Lights Incense encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently when using Incense during the event:

  • Alolan Geodude
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka
  • Litwick
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull

If you’re lucky, you might encounter these Pokemon when using Incense:

  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Galarian Darumaka

Pokemon Go Festival of Lights Raid Bosses

Here are the Pokemon that will appear in Raids during the event:

RaidRaid Bosses
1-Star RaidsGalarian Ponyta, Darumaka, Dedenne, and Morelull
3-Star RaidsAlolan Raichu, Galarian Weezing, Mawile, and Hisuian Braviary
5-Star RaidsXerneas
Mega RaidsMega Manectric

Pokemon Go Festival of Lights Timed Research & Field Research

During the event, there will be a Timed Research quest to work through with a Sparkler Pose available to unlock as a reward for players who manage to complete it.

There will also be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that lead to encounters with Galarian Ponyta, Electabuzz, Magmar, Chinchou, Blitzle, Dedenne, and Morelull.

That’s everything you need to know about Festival of Lights 2022! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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