Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event - Part I

Event

Starts:
Thursday, October 20, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Thursday, October 27, at 10:00 AM Local Time

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

2× Candy for catching Pokémon
2× Candy for hatching Pokémon
2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
Trainers level 31 and above will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with their buddy.

Bonuses for $5 Event Ticket

Trainers who purchase the $5 Event Ticket for the Halloween Timed Research have these bonuses instead.

3× Candy for catching Pokémon
3× Candy for hatching Pokémon
3× Candy for transferring Pokémon

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.

Features

Mega Banette Zips Over!

Mega Banette will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

  • shiny
    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

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Zubat
  • shiny
    Gastly
  • Haunter
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • shiny
    Misdreavus
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • Dusclops
  • shiny
    Absol
  • shiny
    Drifloon
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • shiny
    Golett
  • shiny
    Phantump
  • shiny
    Pumpkaboo

Eggs

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.

  • shiny
    Yamask
  • shiny
    Galarian Yamask
  • shiny
    Golett
  • shiny
    Phantump
  • shiny
    Noibat

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Sableye
  • shiny
    Purrloin
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • shiny
    Galarian Yamask
  • shiny
    Phantump

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Gengar
  • Umbreon
  • Drifblim
  • Drapion

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Giratina (Altered)

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Banette

Research

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 REWARDS
    shiny Shuppet
    Max CP
    436
    Min CP
    401
    shiny Duskull
    Max CP
    302
    Min CP
    273
  • Catch 10 Ghost‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Yamask
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
  • Catch 25 Ghost‑type Pokémon
    REWARD
    shiny Galarian Yamask
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
  • Walk 5 km
    REWARD
    shiny Phantump
    Max CP
    481
    Min CP
    446
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    REWARD
    ×20
    Gengar Mega Energy ×20
  • Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms
    REWARD
    ×20
    Absol Mega Energy ×20

Mysterious Masks

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.

STEP
1
Mysterious Masks (1/4)
Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon
×1313
Stardust ×1313
Make 9 Curveball Throws Yamask
Make 49 Nice Throws
×9
Ultra Ball ×9

REWARDS

Galarian Yamask
4900 XP
×490
STEP
2
Mysterious Masks (2/4)
Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon
×1313
Stardust ×1313
Earn 9 hearts with your buddy Yamask
Send 13 Gifts to friends
×40
Great Ball ×40

REWARDS

Galarian Yamask
4900 XP
×490
STEP
3
Mysterious Masks (3/4)
Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon
×1313
Stardust ×1313
Catch 9 different species of Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Use 49 Berries to help catch Pokémon
×49
Poké Ball ×49

REWARDS

Galarian Yamask
4900 XP
×490
STEP
4
Mysterious Masks (4/4)
Claim Reward!
×49
49 XP
Claim Reward!
×490
490 XP
Claim Reward!
×4900
4900 XP

REWARDS

Galarian Yamask
×49
×490

Timed Research

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.

STEP
1
Yamask Timed Research (1/2)
Catch 1 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 15 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 20 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 25 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask
Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokémon Yamask

REWARDS

Yamask
STEP
2
Yamask Timed Research (2/2)
Catch 1 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 15 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 20 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 25 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask
Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask

REWARDS

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.

STEP
1
Halloween Timed Research (1/4)
Walk 2 km Spinarak
Catch 10 Pokémon Joltik
Catch 7 Ghost-type Pokémon Dewpider

REWARDS

Ariados
×1
STEP
2
Halloween Timed Research (2/4)
Walk 2 km Zubat
Transfer 10 Pokémon Woobat
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Gligar

REWARDS

Golbat
×1
STEP
3
Halloween Timed Research (3/4)
Walk 2 km Purrloin
Send 7 Gifts to friends Litten
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon Sneasel

REWARDS

Umbreon
×1
STEP
4
Halloween Timed Research (4/4)
Hatch an Egg Yamask
Make 9 Curveball Throws Duskull
Catch 15 Ghost-type Pokémon Galarian Yamask

REWARDS

Spiritomb
Lantern Pose
Lantern Pose

Trainers who purchase the $5 Event Ticket for the Halloween Timed Research have these increased bonuses.

3× Candy for catching Pokémon
3× Candy for hatching Pokémon
3× Candy for transferring Pokémon

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

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
  • Runerigus

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.

  • Noibat
  • Noivern

Sales

Avatar Updates

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

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