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Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event, Collection Challenge guide

Now’s your chance to hatch a shiny Cutiefly

Cutiefly, Spritzee, and Cottonee in Pokémon Go Image; Niantic
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Pokémon Go is hosting a fairy-type event from Jan. 13-16 called “Dazzling Dream.”

Throughout the event, you’ll get doubled Stardust for catching and hatching Pokémon. Cutiefly is also making its shiny debut, so you may find one if you’re lucky.

Shiny Cutiefly and Ribombee in Pokémon Go. Both become pink from yellow. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Niantic

Below we list out all the perks and bonuses from the Pokémon Go “Dazzling Dream” event, including the Timed Research and Collection Challenges.


Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event Collection Challenges

Hatching, catching, and evolving the featured event Pokémon will net you special rewards.

‘Dazzling Dream’ Collection Challenge

  • Catch a Jigglypuff
  • Evolve a Jigglypuff
  • Catch a Clefairy
  • Evolve a Clefairy
  • Catch a Cottonee
  • Catch a Swirlix
  • Catch a Spritzee
  • Catch a Cutiefly

Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 2,000 XP, Carbink encounter

‘Dazzling Dream’ Hatch Challenge

  • Hatch a Togepi
  • Hatch a Spritzee
  • Hatch a Swirlix
  • Hatch a Cutiefly

Rewards: 10,000 Stardust, 30,000 XP, Carbink encounter


Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event Timed Research

Note that this Timed Research is locked behind a $2 ticket that you can buy in the shop. You have to finish the research by the time the event ends (Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. in your local time) to get all the rewards.

‘Dazzling Dream: Fairy Tale’ Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 20 fairy-type Pokémon (Cutiefly encounter)
  • Spin 20 PokéStops or gyms (Swirlix encounter)
  • Earn 3,000 Stardust (Spritzee encounter)
  • Hatch an egg (Carbink encounter)

Rewards: 2 Premium Battle Passes, 1 Star Piece, 3,000 XP

‘Dazzling Dream: Fairy Tale’ Step 2 of 2

  • Earn 2,000 Stardust (Cutiefly encounter)
  • Earn 3,000 Stardust (Swirlix encounter)
  • Earn 4,000 Stardust (Spritzee encounter)
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust (Cutiefly encounter)
  • Earn 6,000 Stardust (Swirlix encounter)
  • Earn 7,000 Stardust (Spritzee encounter)
  • Earn 8,000 Stardust (Cutiefly encounter)
  • Earn 9,000 Stardust (Swirlix encounter)
  • Earn 10,000 Stardust (Spritzee encounter)

Rewards: Carbink encounter, 1 Star Piece, 6,000 XP


Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event Field Research and rewards

Spinning PokéStops during the event period may yield one of these event-themed Field Research Tasks:

  • Evolve 3 fairy-type Pokémon (Carbink encounter)
  • Hatch an egg (Alolan Vulpix encounter)
  • Hatch 2 eggs (Mawile encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 10 times (Spritzee, Swirlix, or Cutiefly encounter)
  • Evolve a fairy-type Pokémon (20 Gardevoir or Altaria Mega Energy)
  • Catch 5 Pokémon (5 Revives or 500 Stardust)

Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event boosted spawns

These Pokémon will spawn more frequently during the event:

  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Togetic
  • Marill
  • Snubbull
  • Cottonee
  • Flabébé
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix
  • Dedenne
  • Cutiefly
  • Morelull

Pokémon Go ‘Dazzling Dream’ event 7 km eggs

Opening gifts from friends during the event period will yield 7 km eggs that can hatch the following:

  • Togepi
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix
  • Cutiefly

Notably, Cutiefly obtained from hatching these eggs will have a higher chance of being shiny than Cutiefly found in the wild, according to Niantic’s own blog post.

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