Why is confetti falling in Pokémon Go?

Something big is going on.

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Updates to Pokémon Go happen reasonably frequently. These updates are big and small, many of them being minor, typically focused on making the experience easier for trainers to manage their Pokémon. The formula for Pokémon Go hasn’t really changed since it was first released in 2016. However, more visual changes cause trainers to wonder what’s happening and if they should be doing something. Notable change players may have picked up on because confetti is now falling from the sky all over the world. Here’s what you need to know about why confetti is falling in Pokémon Go.

Why is there confetti in Pokémon Go?

If you ever see confetti falling in Pokémon Go, chances are there’s a huge event happening at that moment. You typically see it for significant events, such as the Pokémon Go Fest yearly event or larger occasions. We’ll probably see it happening again alongside the end of the year celebrations.

The most recent reason is because of players defeating participating in the Starly Community Day Event. It’s a limited-time event, happening from 11 AM to 2 PM in your local time zone. Starly will be appearing much more often throughout this time, giving you the chance to encounter the Pokémon in the wild, and evolve it into Staraptor. It will then learn the exclusive fast move Gust. There’s also a greater chance of encountering a shiny Starly during this event.

Every so often, confetti appears in Pokémon Go, so expect additional reasons and events to see it dropping from the sky.