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Pokémon GO Luminous Legends Y Event Guide

Pokémon GO Luminous Legends Y Event Guide
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So, Xerneas has had enough time in the spotlight to flaunt all its fancy Fairy-type sparklies, now it’s time for something a little more wicked. It’s time to give the Dark-type Pokémon their due (plus a little more Fairy love later on). Here’s a guide to the Luminous Legends Y event in Pokémon GO.

When does Pokémon GO Luminous Legends Y start?

Tomorrow, May 18th, the Luminous Legends X event will come to an end at 10:00 AM local time, at which point Luminous Legends Y will immediately begin. Luminous Legends Y is split up into two parts, with the first part starting tomorrow and the second part starting on May 25th, with the event concluding on May 31st.

Pokémon GO Luminous Legends Y Event Guide

The first part of the event is all about Dark types. The event’s mascot, Yveltal, will be appearing in Five-Star Raids where Xerneas once stood, while Alolan Meowth will be heading up the lower-tier Raids. When part two begins, Three-Star Raids will be headed up by the various Eevee evolutions. Dark and Fairy-type Pokémon will be appearing in greater quantities in the wild and in eggs. Here’s a specific list for your reference:


  • Houndour
  • Carvanha
  • Spritzee
  • Swirlix
  • Goomy
  • Eevee
  • Ralts

7km Eggs

  • Alolan Rattata
  • Alolan Meowth
  • Alolan Grimer
  • Sneasel
  • Poochyena
  • Stunky
  • Purrloin

12km Eggs

  • Absol
  • Dieno
  • Larvitar
  • Pancham
  • Pawniard
  • Qwilfish
  • Sandile
  • Scraffy
  • Skorupi
  • Vullaby

More Pokémon will be added to these pools when the event moves on into part two, including Eevee, Togepi, Spritzee, Swirlix, Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Azurill.

Part two of the event will also finally bring about the arrival of Sylveon to the game, obtained by evolving an Eevee after it’s walked around with you enough to earn hearts.

In addition to all that, a new Global Challenge will begin, this time focused on defeating Team Rocket grunts. If the entire Pokémon GO community can successfully defeat at least 25 million Rocket grunts, everyone will receive a 3x catch XP, as well as the debut of shiny Galarian Zigzagoon and Galarian Zigzagoon Raids.

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