Roaring flames to your left.
An endless tunnel of darkness to your right.
Between Fire- or Dark-type Pokémon, which will you challenge?
Will you fan the fire? Or will the darkness consume you?
Choose your fate during Pokémon GO’s new event, Dark Flames! Fire-type and Dark-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and in raids.
Plus, the Fire- and Dragon-type Pokémon Turtonator, the Blast Turtle Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in raids! You might even encounter a Shiny one—if you’re lucky!
Also emerging from the darkness is the Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon Mega Sableye, the Darkness Pokémon, making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Depending upon your Timed Research choice, you will receive one of the following bonuses.
Turtonator, the Blast Turtle Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut in raids!
Mega Sableye Debuts
Mega Sableye will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
- Mega Sableye
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
- Galarian Zigzagoon
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
- Alolan Marowak
Appearing in 5- Star Raid
Heatran encountered in raids will know the Fire-type Charged Attack Magma Storm.
Magma Storm (Fire-type)
- Trainer Battles: 65 power
- Gyms and raids: 75 power
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Sableye
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Catch 5 Fire‑type Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSMagmarMax CP1026Min CP973LitwickMax CP431Min CP398
Catch 5 Dark‑type Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSAlolan MeowthMax CP341Min CP312Alolan GrimerMax CP589Min CP548
Win a raid in under 60 seconds
POSSIBLE REWARDSAlolan MarowakMax CP786Min CP741SneaselMax CP879Min CP831
Win 3 raids
REWARDTurtonatorMax CP952Min CP902
Event-exclusive Branching Timed Research
Dark Flames–themed Timed Research will be available throughout the event!
Trainers will be able to choose between paths focused on Fire-type or Dark-type Pokémon. Complete research tasks to earn a Premium Battle Pass, 15,000 XP, and encounters with event-themed Pokémon.
Each path will also affect whether Fire-type or Dark-type Pokémon are attracted to Incense.
If you select this option, your Timed Research rewards will include encounters with Dark-type Pokémon.
You’ll also attract more Dark-type Pokémon from Incense for the duration of this event.
If you select this option, your Timed Research rewards will include encounters with Fire-type Pokémon.
You’ll also attract more Fire-type Pokémon from Incense for the duration of this event.
A Dark Flames Collection Challenge is coming soon! The type of Collection Challenge you get will depend on the Timed Research path you choose.
Complete the Collection Challenge by the end of the event to earn 5,000 XP and 100 Houndoom Mega Energy.
These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.