- The Lightning Habitat was released when the game was released, on September 14, 2011.
- On April 17, 2013, the Lightning Habitat slightly changed in appearance.
- On April 18, 2013, the Lightning Habitat changed back to its original appearance but reverted to the newer appearance on April 22, 2013.
- On April 29, 2013, the Lightning Habitat received its own unique sound upon clicking it.
- The Lightning Habitat is depicted on the "Habitats" icon in the market.
- Initially, the Lightning Habitat was available at level 11, but the level availability was changed on October 9, 2013, to level 12.