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Halloween Event Infopedia

BOO! ūüĎĽ¬†

Trainers, it’s time for the one, the only Pok√©mon Go Halloween Event! Hope you have a Sweet Tooth, because you will be showered in Candy bonuses this Event. Plus this time, there are a few more Gastly surprises…

HALLOWEEN 2019
EVENT
DATE
& TIME:
Begin: Thu., October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
End: Thu., November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT 
FEATURES:


More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon spawns
Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes
A Spooky Message Special Research Returns
Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids!
BONUSES:
2x Hatch Candy
2x Catch Candy
2x Transfer Candy

Increased Spawns

More Ghost- and Dark-type Pok√©mon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in Raids ‚ÄĒ Gastly, Murkrow, and more will be appearing. Below is a list of some of the expected Pok√©mon that will be showing up. Remember a lot of Dark, and almost all Ghost Pok√©mon can be SHINY!

Yamaskshinyshinyshiny
YamaskShuppetDuskull
shinyshinyshiny
GastlySableyeMisdreavus
GolettLitwickMurkrowshiny
GolettLitwickMurkrow

Making its Halloween debut is the Gen V Ghost РYamask, the Spirit Pokémon! This Pokémon also has the chance to be SHINY!

Yamask Cofagrigus
Yamask Cofagrigus
Yamask Cofagrigus

More Costume Pokémon

To get in the spirit of Halloween, some Pokémon have donned costumes to this year! In Raids Bulbasaur will be sporting Shedinja costumes, Charmander will be wearing Cubone costumes, and Squirtle will don a Yamask. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costumes! Oh, and did we mention all of these can be SHINY!! ✨✨

NORMALSHINY
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Pikachu (Male)
Pikachu (Female)

A Spooky Message Special Research

Niantic told us to check out your Special Research when the Halloween event begins, Trainer, and you might face a Forbidden Pok√©mon…

This sounds like a return of Spirtomb; personally this is the only Pok√©mon I still need both genders of. As of now, Spirtomb has only been available through last year’s Special Research. Many new and returning players are probably still searching for one. This dual Dark Ghost Pok√©mon has some utility in PvE and Great League PvP.

Spiritomb
Spirtomb 

BEWARE: SPOOKY SPOILERS AHEAD!!

TaskReward/Encounter
Catch 10 Ghost-type PokémonLitwick
Make 8 Great Throws1080 XP
Use 108 berries to help catch a Pokémonshiny
Stage Rewards
10 Pok√©Balls ¬†‚ÄĘ ¬†1080 Stardust ¬†‚ÄĘ ¬†8 Silver Pinap
TaskReward/Encounter
Catch 10 Dark-type PokémonLitwickshiny
Spin¬†8 Pok√©stops you haven’t visited before1080 XP
Catch 108 Pokémonshiny
Stage Rewards
10 Pok√©Balls ¬†‚ÄĘ ¬†1080 Stardust ¬†‚ÄĘ ¬†8 Golden Razz

BEWARE: SPOOKY SPOILERS AHEAD!!

TaskReward/Encounter
Already Completed1080 XP
Already Completed1080 XP
Already Completed1080 XP
Stage Rewards
18 Spiritomb Candy ¬†‚ÄĘ ¬†1080 Stardust

Field Research Tasks

Niantic promised Frightful and fun Field Research tasks. It is expected these will include many of the Dark and Ghost Shiny Pokémon, as well as Costumed Pikachu. Come back once the event starts for a full breakdown.
Quest Reward
Catch 5 Gastly or Shuppet
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon 1000X Stardust
Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky
Make 3 Excellent Throws in a row
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt
Take 5 snapshots of Ghost-type Pokémon

Darkrai Raids

Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokémon, will be appearing in five-star raids throughout the event. This pure Dark-type Pokémon is weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy Pokémon. Be careful!

Our Raid Guide featuring the Pitch-Black Pokémon is ready and available for you!

NOTE: Darkrai has been confirmed by Niantic to NOT be tradable. However, during the event, you can get 2x candy for transferring it.

Darkrai
Darkrai 

T1-T4 Raids

This list will be updated as Raids are reported.

4-star
UmbreonAlolan MarowakAbsol
 
Tyranitar Houndoom
3-star
SkuntankGengarAlolan Raichu
  
 Sharpedo 
2-star
 
Yamask Mawile
 
Sneasel Sableye
1-star
Costume
Bulbasaur
Costume
Charmander
Costume
Squirtle
KlinkMisdreavusDrifloon

italics indicate the encounter may be shiny

HALLOWEEN 2019 CANDY CHART ūüć¨

While Candy is rarely in as short of supply as Stardust, there are a lot of new Gen V¬†Pok√©mon that I’m sure we all need Candy for. Plus, Legendary Raid Boss Candy is never a bad thing to have. With that in mind, how about we take a look at the effects of the bonuses? We’ve put together these handy charts to keep track of how much Candy you’ll get while Trick or Treating this year.

2X CATCH CANDY‚Äč
Catches2x Catch CandyWith Pinap
Base Stage Evolution612
Second Stage Evolution1020
Third Stage Evolution2040
2X HATCH CANDY
Egg-type2x Hatch Candy Range
2km Egg10 – 30
5km Egg20 – 42
7km Egg24 – 56
10km Egg32 – 64

Halloween 2019 INFOGRAPHICS ūüéÉ

HALLOWEEN YOUTUBE CONTENT ūüĎĽ

I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOST

In addition to the Halloween event, a new round of Shadow Pokémon are coming out on October 17th. These new Pokémon include Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.

WOW! That’s definitely a lot of excitement. Niantic rarely disappoints with its Halloween Events. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere – get out and enjoy the fall weather, especially before the cold and dark nights set in. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere – get out and enjoy the longer nights and warmer weather. Hopefully, all this fun and excitement means Niantic is brewing up a Christmas Extravaganza.

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