‘Pokemon GO’ Halloween brings creepy companions, ghoulish pals, and double the tricks and treats

Spooky shenanigans return during the Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief event! Here are the Halloween updates:

The Season of Mischief Story Continues!
Continue to follow the Season of Mischief storyline focused on the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa! If a player complete this season’s special research story, they will 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! Available till 31 October 2021, at 8:00 pm local time.

Halloween Cup
The Halloween Cup will be available in the GO Battle League! Players’ ranking at the end of this season will be more important than it ever has, so players need to climb early! For Halloween Cup, Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter and only poison-, bug-, ghost-, dark-, and fairy-type Pokémon are permitted.

Special and Timed Research
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 players 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.

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!

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop started on  14 October 2021, at 1:00 pm 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

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles
Players will be able to get Halloween-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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

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

Season of Mischief Special Research Story Unlock

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!

Pokémon GO Halloween Part 2: Ghoulish Pals

Friday, 22 October 2021, at 10:00 am to Sunday, 31 October 2021, at 8:00 pm local time

The second part of Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief is called Ghoulish Pals! Ghost types will be appearing more often everywhere as we get closer and closer to Halloween. The spectacularly spectral Pumpkaboo and Phantump will make their Pokémon GO debuts, alongside their Evolutions, Gourgeist and Trevenant! We’re also getting word that you’ll be able to encounter Pumpkaboo of varying sizes, just like you can in the Kalos region. Gourgeist evolved from Pumpkaboo will also vary in size! During this time, intrepid Trainers can complete a Collection Challenge that’ll encourage them to seek these Ghost-type Pokémon!

Season of Mischief Special Research Story Unlock

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.

Pokémon Debuts

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

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!

Collection Challenge

In celebration of Pumpkaboo’s debut and the mechanic it introduces, a Collection Challenge will be available that requires you to collect Pumpkaboo of various sizes.

There will be numerous raids and encounters of Pokemon 

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Special Raid Weekend

Saturday, 30 October 2021, at 10:00 am to Sunday, 31 October 2021, at 8:00 pm 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!  

Lot of Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event and lot more will be available to encounter when a player complete Field Research tasks

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