Part I of the Halloween fun!
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!
You can get full details on Pokémon GO’s Halloween 2022 Event: Part I below.
Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event Part I: Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Mega Banette will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids! If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
In addition to the Special Research available to all Trainers, paid tickets for Timed Research will also be available during the event.
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.
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.
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.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Galarian Yamask—if you’re lucky!
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.
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
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 Halloween-themed avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop!
- Dusclops Costume
- Dusclops Headwrap
- Zubat Headband
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.
- 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
- 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
- 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
Trainers level 31 receive a guaranteed 1 XL Candy when walking with your Buddy. Trainers level 31 and above will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with their buddy.
Featured attacks: Altered Forme Giratina
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.
- Trainer Battles: 120 power
- Gyms and raids: 140 power
Raids: The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- Galarian Yamask
- Altered Forme Giratina
- Mega Banette
Field Research task encounters: The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
- Galarian Yamask
Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.
- Gengar Mega Energy
- Absol Mega Energy