Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event - Part I
Get ready for a massive Halloween celebration this year—with none other than Mega Banette making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Just like last year, Pokémon GO’s Halloween event will have two parts. Plenty of tricks and treats are in store, including a remix of the Lavender Town music and Halloween-themed Special Research. Of course, plenty of Ghost-type Pokémon will also be out in the wild!
Bonuses for $5 Event Ticket
Trainers who purchase the $5 Event Ticket for the Halloween Timed Research have these bonuses instead.
Update: There is no 2 Guaranteed Candy XL from walking with your Buddy bonus from the $5 Ticket. The misunderstanding came from how the Guaranteed Candy XL works and how you can still gain a Candy XL by chance from walking with your Buddy. The bonus is 1 Guaranteed Candy XL from walking with your Buddy regardless of the ticket.
Mega Banette Zips Over!
Mega Banette will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
- Mega Banette
Explore with Decor
During both parts of the Halloween Event, PokéStops and Gyms will be decorated for the holiday. We hope you enjoy the colorful decor!
Lavender Town Music
A remix of the Lavender Town music will be playing nightly during this year’s Halloween event. Turn up your in-game sound to feel like you’re taking a stroll through Lavender town!
You can also listen to the music by checking out this video.
Giratina caught from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the following featured attack.
Shadow Force (Ghost-type)
- Trainer Battles: 120 power
- Gyms and raids: 140 power
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
In 7 km Eggs
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Noibat—if you’re lucky! Noibat hatched from these Eggs will also have a greater chance of being Shiny than Noibat found in the wild.
- Galarian Yamask
Appearing in 1- Star Raids
- Galarian Yamask
Appearing in 3- Star Raids
Appearing in 5- Star Raids
- Giratina (Altered)
Appearing in Mega Raids
- Mega Banette
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks. You can also earn Mega Energy from certain Field Research Tasks.
Catch 5 Ghost‑type Pokémon
POSSIBLE REWARDSShuppetMax CP436Min CP401DuskullMax CP302Min CP273
Catch 10 Ghost‑type Pokémon
REWARDYamaskMax CP420Min CP387
Catch 25 Ghost‑type Pokémon
REWARDGalarian YamaskMax CP420Min CP387
Walk 5 km
REWARDPhantumpMax CP481Min CP446
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
REWARD×20Gengar Mega Energy ×20
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms
REWARD×20Absol Mega Energy ×20
Event-exclusive Special Research
You can assist Professor Willow and Rhi in Halloween-themed Special Research! Along the way, you’ll learn more about Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Special Research will be available to claim from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
In addition to the Special Research available to all Trainers, paid tickets for Timed Research will also be available during the event.
Yamask Timed Research
Event-exclusive Timed Research - $1 Ticket
Ticket 1: For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees), you can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Halloween Timed Research
Event-exclusive Timed Research - $5 Ticket
Ticket 2: For US$5 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees), you can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring increased Candy bonuses, additional Halloween-themed tasks, and an avatar pose.
Thanks MikeTheKnight for the details.
Trainers who purchase the $5 Event Ticket for the Halloween Timed Research have these increased bonuses.
Trainers can purchase either one of these tickets, or both. Each ticket features unique Timed Research tasks.
IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research will expire. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.*
Lantern Pose from $5 Timed Research
Shiny Galarian Yamask Family
For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Galarian Yamask—if you’re lucky!
- Galarian Yamask
Shiny Noibat Family
Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Noibat—if you’re lucky! Noibat hatched from 7 km Eggs will also have a greater chance of being Shiny than Noibat found in the wild.
During the event, the Spooky Pose found in the in-game shop will be updated to include movement–it will shamble forward! This update will apply to all future and past purchases of the Spooky Pose.
New Avatar Items
New Halloween-themed avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop!
- Dusclops Costume
- Dusclops Headwrap
- Zubat Headband