Pokémon GO Invites You to Dark Flames Event Happening Next Week

Make your choice! Niantic

When given a choice, which would you challenge, a Fire-type or a Dark-type Pokémon? You get to make that decision in the upcoming Dark Flames event in Pokémon GO. This event starts June 29 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) and runs until July 2 at 8:00 p.m. (local time), serving as the official debut of Turtonator and Mega Sableye.

For this event, the bonuses are:

  • Additional 25% XP for completing raids.
  • Three additional Candy for completing raids.
  • Trainers level 31 and above receive one additional Candy XL for completing raids.
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts using Fire-type and Dark-type Pokémon appear more frequently at PokéStops and in balloons.
  • Depending on the Timed Research that you choose, you receive one of these:
    • Incense is more likely to attract Fire-type Pokémon (excluding Daily Adventure Incense).
    • Incense is more likely to attract Dark-type Pokémon (excluding Daily Adventure Incense).

Branching Timed Research

Throughout the event, you can access the Dark Flames–themed Timed Research. Here, you can choose from two paths either focused on Fire-type Pokémon or Dark-type Pokémon. Completing research tasks earns you:

  • Premium Battle Pass
  • 15,000 XP
  • encounters with event-themed Pokémon

In addition, each path also affects whether Fire-type or Dark-type Pokémon are attracted to Incense.

Event Activities

  • These Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild:
    • Vulpix
    • Houndour
    • Poochyena
    • Galarian Zigzagoon
    • Carvanha
    • Numel
    • Stunky
    • Litwick
    • Litten
  • There's a chance to encounter these Pokémon:
    • Houndoom
    • Sableye
  • These Pokémon appear in raids:
    • One-star raids
      • Sneasel
      • Darumaka
      • Scraggy
      • Deino
    • Three-star raids
      • Alolan Marowak
      • Gyarados
      • Flareon
      • Umbreon
      • Turtonator
    • Five-star raids
      • Heatran
    • Mega Raids
      • Mega Sableye
  • Dark Flames–themed Field Research tasks. Those who complete certain Field Research tasks can encounter:
    • Alolan Meowth
    • Alolan Grimer
    • Alolan Marowak
    • Magmar
    • Sneasel
    • Litwick
    • Turtonator

Team with Amazon Prime

The Pokémon GO team revealed that there's another collaboration with Prime Gaming. Over the coming months, trainers who are Prime members can claim bundles of bonus items, including Poké Balls and Lucky Eggs. These items should be useful in various events like Solstice Horizons, which ends Sunday.

The first bundle was made on Tuesday, June 20.

Pokémon GO is available on Android and iOS.

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