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Pokémon Go ‘Festival of Lights’ event, Timed Research guide

Morelull makes its Pokémon Go debut in the ‘Festival of Lights’ event

Morelull and Shiinotic glowing by a dark river with lanterns passing through it. Image: Niantic
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Pokémon Go’s Halloween event for 2022, “Festival of Lights,” has started and runs from Oct. 14-17. The glowing mushroom Pokémon Morelull has been added to the game as part of the event, and lots of warm light-bringing Pokémon will spawn more frequently.

During the event, XP and candy obtained from catching Pokémon is doubled and Chinchou has an increased Shiny rate.

Below we list out the Timed Research tasks, event Field Research, spawns, and other event perks.

Festival of Lights 2022 Timed Research and rewards

Festival of Lights 2022 Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 25 Pokémon (25 Poké Balls)
  • Hatch 2 eggs (Morelull encounter)
  • Make 15 nice throws (20 Great Balls)
  • Make 10 great throws (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Make 5 curveball throws (10 Pinap Berries)
  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon (Dedenne encounter)

Rewards: 2,500 XP, Galarian Ponyta encounter

Festival of Lights 2022 Step 2 of 2

  • Catch 25 Pokémon (25 Poké Balls)
  • Walk 5 km (3 Golden Razz Berries)
  • Evolve 3 Pokémon (Chinchou encounter)
  • Make 10 great throws (20 Great Balls)
  • Spin 25 PokéStops or gyms (3 Silver Pinap Berries)
  • Take snapshots of 10 different wild Pokémon (Litwick encounter)

Rewards: 2,500 XP, Sparkler trainer pose cosmetic

Pokémon Go ‘Festival of Lights’ event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon Chinchou encounter
Catch 10 Pokémon Blitzle encounter
Catch 15 Pokémon Morelull encounter
Hatch an egg Ponyta encounter
Power up a Pokémon 5 times Dedenne encounter
Send 5 gifts to friends with a sticker attached Magmar encounter

Increased Pokémon spawns for Festival of Lights 2022

  • Pikachu
  • Vulpix
  • Magnemite
  • Chinchou
  • Litwick
  • Litleo
  • Helioptile
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull
  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Togedemaru

Incense Pokémon spawns for Festival of Lights 2022

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

Festival of Lights 2022 event specific raid targets

  • Galarian Ponyta
  • Darumaka
  • Dedenne
  • Morelull
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Mawile
  • Hisuian Braviary
  • Xerneas
  • Mega Manectric

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