Pokémon GO Halloween 2021

Event

Starts:
Friday, October 15, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Sunday, October 31, at 8:00 PM Local Time

From Friday, October 15, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021, costumed Pokémon will return for our annual spooky event! Look forward to costumed Pokémon appearing in the wild and a new Halloween-themed Special Research story. More details to come soon!




Bonuses

2x Hatch Candy
2x Catch Candy
2x Transfer Candy
Guaranteed Candy XL when walking with your buddy

Features

Lavender Town Music

A remix of the iconic Lavender Town music will be playing nightly during the event. Turn up your in-game sound, and enjoy the spooky vibes!


New Avatar Items

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop starting on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Pikachu Pumpkin Head
  • Pumpkaboo Top
  • Pumpkaboo Pants
  • Hoopa Headband
  • Halloween Face Sticker

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Halloween-themed Stickers

You’ll be able to get Halloween-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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Spooky Bundles

Some spooky bundles will also be available for purchase in the shop throughout the event.

  • Creepy Crate (480 PokéCoins): 50 Poké Balls, one Remote Raid Pass, two Super Incubators, four Incense
  • Boo Bundle (1,480 PokéCoins): 16 Premium Raid Passes, eight Super Incubators, four Incense, four Star Pieces
  • Pumpkin Pack (1,480 PokéCoins): 18 Super Incubators, two Incubators, four Incense, four Star Pieces

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Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowpoke will now be able to evolve into Galarian Slowking!

To evolve it, set a Galarian Slowpoke as your buddy, and catch 30 Psychic-type Pokémon. You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking after the event ends.

Galarian Slowking

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Galarian Slowking

Spawns

Part 1: Creepy Companions - Wild

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild from Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Pikachu, Piplup, and Drifblim (Raid and Research only) will be wearing their Halloween Mischief-themed costumes.

In the Wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Zubat
  • shiny
    Gastly
  • shiny
    Drowzee
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Misdreavus
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • shiny
    Piplup
  • Stunky
  • shiny
    Woobat
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • Gothita

Part 2: Ghoulish Pals - Wild

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

In the Wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Gastly
  • Haunter
  • shiny
    Misdreavus
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • shiny
    Piplup
  • Purrloin
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • Litwick
  • Phantump
  • Pumpkaboo

Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo, and Gourgeist make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

Pokémon Debuts

  • Phantump
  • Trevenant
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Gourgeist

New Size Mechanic

With the introduction of Pumpkaboo comes a new mechanic to Pokémon GO: Pumpkaboo that are larger will actually look larger in the game!

Pumpkaboo Sizes

  • Pumpkaboo (Small)
  • Pumpkaboo (Average)
  • Pumpkaboo (Large)
  • Pumpkaboo (Super)

Gourgeist Sizes

  • Gourgeist (Small)
  • Gourgeist (Average)
  • Gourgeist (Large)
  • Gourgeist (Super)

Eggs

Part 1: Creepy Companions - Eggs

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Eggs from Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Misdreavus
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • Chingling
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Litwick
  • Golett

Part 2: Ghoulish Pals - Eggs

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Eggs from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Misdreavus
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Litwick
  • Golett
  • Phantump

Raids

Part 1: Creepy Companions - Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.


Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • Scraggy
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • Espurr

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Alolan Raichu
  • shiny
    Sableye
  • Banette
  • shiny
    Drifblim

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Giratina (Altered)

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Gengar


Part 2: Ghoulish Pals - Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.


Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Phantump
  • Pumpkaboo

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Alolan Marowak
  • Banette
  • shiny
    Drifblim
  • Lampent

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Darkrai

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Absol

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Special Raid Weekend

Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

In celebration of Halloween weekend and the introduction of Mega Absol in Mega Raids, Mega Absol and Darkrai will appear more frequently in raids!

Research

  • Continue to follow the Season of Mischief storyline focused on the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa!

    • If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

    • A new part of the Season-long Special Research will unlock during each part of the Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief event. With more Psychic-, Ghost-, and Dark-type Pokémon appearing in the wild—along with new ones being discovered for the first time ever in Pokémon GO—this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Mischief Pokémon!

  • A Special Research story—What Lies beneath the Mask?—will be available!

    • Ghost-type Pokémon are appearing more often than usual, and Professor Willow has tasked you with learning more about them. Notably, Yamask has started appearing in the wild, prompting his interest in learning more about Ghost-type Pokémon related to masks. What can we learn about these Pokémon—and what can we learn about ourselves in the process?
  • Timed Research will be available with tasks focused on participating in the Halloween Cup in the GO Battle League.


Halloween Mischief Part 1: Creepy Companions

Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock.

If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

Strange Pokémon are appearing in Pokémon GO, including Pokémon originally discovered in the Galar region like Galarian Slowking! Could this be a result of Hoopa’s rings? Let’s tackle this mystery together and learn more about Hoopa!



The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks during Part 1 of this event.

Field Research Task Encounters

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Zubat
  • shiny
    Drowzee
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Drifblim
  • shiny
    Woobat
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Gothita

Halloween Mischief Part 2: Ghoulish Pals

The next part of the Season of Mischief Special Research story, Misunderstood Mischief, will unlock.

If you complete this Season’s Special Research story, you’ll gain access to a special event at the end of the Season that might have something to do with Hoopa!

Professor Willow has a frightening but eye-opening encounter with some Phantump and Trevenant in a forest! This reminds him that Hoopa is also a Ghost-type Pokémon, so perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to do more research on the spooky, spectral Pokémon around us.


The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks during Part 2 of this event.

Field Research Task Encounters

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Gastly
  • shiny
    Spinarak
  • shiny
    Shuppet
  • shiny
    Duskull
  • shiny
    Piplup
  • shiny
    Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask

Shiny

Spinarak family will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Spinarak
  • Ariados

Halloween Mischief Pikachu, Piplup and Drifblim will be available in their shiny variants.

  • Pikachu
  • Piplup
  • Drifblim

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