Twinkling Fantasy event announcement in Pokemon GO. Everything you need to know

The developers of Pokemon GO have revealed details of an upcoming event for the game.

The year 2023 has started, so it’s time to announce a new event that will hit the game in a few days. This time it will be an event focused on creatures of the dragon and fairy types.

A new Mega Evolution will come to Pokemon GO. Of course, that’s not all. Players will have access to interesting attractions and bonuses.

Twinkling Fantasy in Pokemon GO

The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, and run through Monday, January 16, 2023.


You can surround yourself in a circle of Fairy-type Dedenne, battle with the Dragon Pokémon Mega Salamence, and more during the upcoming Twinkling Fantasy event!

What fantastic tales will you create with this trove of Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon?

On the occasion of the event, the following attractions are planned:

  • Mega Salamence will make its debut in Pokemon GO in Mega Raids. Anyone who is lucky will get the shiny version.
  • The following creatures will appear in the wild: Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Dratini, Togetic, Marill, Ralts, Vibrava, Bagon, Deino, and Dedenne.
    • Anyone who is lucky will get to see Goomy and Noibat.
  • There will be surprises (encounters with dragon and fairy-type Pokemon) after the photo is taken.
  • Field Research-type event tasks will be available.
    • After completing the tasks, it will be possible to get Clefairy, Dratini, Bagon, and Dedenne. Anyone who is lucky will get Goomy.
  • Event opponents will be available during the raids:
    • 1-star raids: Jigglypuff, Marill, Axew, Deino,
    • 3-star raids: Mawile, Druddigon, Dedenne,
    • 5-star raid: Zekrom,
    • Mega Raid: Mega Salamence.

The following bonuses will be available during the event:

  • Double XP for catching Pokémon doing Nice, Great and Excellent type throws.
  • Additional Candy for catching Pokémon doing Nice, Great and Excellent type throws.
  • Increased chance for trainers at level 31 and above to receive Candy XL for catching Pokémon using throws like Nice, Great and Excellent.