Trainers! Pokémon GO has just released the October events schedule! Included is the Debut of Douse Drive Genesect, the returns of Altered Forme Giratina and Darkrai (w/ Sludge Bomb), a new Research Breakthrough encounter, the debut of Mega Absol, Spotlight Hours, and new events! Let’s dive in and take a deeper look at the announcement!
Trainers! Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon, will be appearing as your Research Breakthrough this month.
|OCTOBER RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH ENCOUNTER|
|Fri., Oct. 1, 2021 @ 1pm PDT|
Mon., Nov. 1, 2021 @ 1pm PDT
WEEKLY 1-POKÉCOIN BUNDLES
Every Monday in October, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.
5-STAR & MEGA RAIDS
Douse Drive Genesect (shiny not available), making its Pokémon GO debut, will start the month off, then Altered Forme Giratina and later on, Darkrai that will know Sludge Bomb will takeover!
Alongside that lineup of Legendaries, Mega Gengar will be back for the first half of the month, followed by Mega Absol, which will be making its debut in Mega Raids! (full schedule below).
*Note: Only one Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids at a time.
|OCT. 1st @ 10:00AM – OCT. 12th @ 10:00AM (Local)|
|OCT. 12th @ 10:00AM – OCT. 22nd @ 10:00AM (Local)|
|OCT. 22nd @ 10:00AM – NOV. 5th @ 10:00AM (Local)|
MEGA RAID SCHEDULE
|OCT. 1st @ 10:00AM – OCT. 22nd @ 10:00AM (local)|
|OCT. 22nd @ 10:00AM – NOV. 5th @ 10:00AM (local)|
- October 6th – Douse Drive Genesect
- October 13th – Altered Forme Giratina
- October 20th – Altered Forme Giratina
- October 27th – Darkrai w/ Sludge Bomb
OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT HOURS
Join us on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Duskull, the Requiem Pokémon! Duskull will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Evolve Dusclops (Duskull’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.
Movie tie-in event
From October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021, the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, releasing globally on October 8 on Netflix! In celebration, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing a free Special Research story—just be sure you log in during the event to claim the research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Team Rocket members Jessie and James in Pokémon GO.
In celebration of Niantic’s birthday on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, log in to Pokémon GO to obtain a free box between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time on that day!
Pokémon GO Halloween
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!
QUALITY OF LIFE UPDATE
You can now zoom in and out while in the style menu for a better view of your avatar’s outfit!