From Friday October 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. PDT to Tuesday November 3 at 6 p.m. PDT, you can celebrate Halloween on Pokémon GO.
Galarian Yamask is coming!
The Galarian form of Yamask is making its first in-game appearance during this event. It's then possible to obtain it via a special Halloween-themed Research. Likewise, while carrying out some Field Research, you might encounter Spiritomb (then available in shiny)!
Pokémon appearing more often and costumed Pokémon
Throughout the event, Ghost-type Pokémon will spawn more often in the Wild, in Raids, and in Eggs.
In addition, some Pokémon will be costumed:
- Costumed Gengar in Raids
- Costumed Sableye in wild and in eggs
- Trainers who have completed the Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research will be able to participate in an exclusive Timed Research that will grant you Gengar Mega Energy.
- Darkrai will be available in Five Star Raids,
- Halloween-themed Field Research will be available,
- New avatar items will be available in the Style Shop: Pikachu Mask, Gengar Onesie, Sableye Goggles, Sableye Mask, or Banette Mask,
- Transfer candies x2
- Catch Candy x2
Other special events during Halloween
- Alolan Marowak Raid Day — On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Alolan Marowak will be appearing more often in raids.
- Catch Mastery: Ghost Day — On Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, Ghost-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild and there will be event-exclusive Timed Research available to complete. More details here.
- GO Battle League: Halloween Cup — From Monday, October 26, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the Halloween Cup will be live in the GO Battle League. In this format, only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon with 1500 CP or less will be allowed to participate. You can also earn encounters with costumed Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle!!